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Fun Activities for Families
Children's Week in South Australia is Friday 23rd October to Sunday 1st November. Why not mark this celebration by having fun with the small people in your life? Show them how much they are valued by their family and connect them to the big picture of how children are valued by their community and country.
2015 is the 25th Anniversary of Australia signing the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. This year's theme is: 'Children's Rights are Human Rights'.
Throughout this nearly two weeks of activity, thousands of children will have the chance to celebrate their own achievements, display their talents and just have good fun. Here is a selection of public events for children and families:
Friday 23rd October Playgroup at the Zoo African Soul Drumming Workshop and more, for children 0-6 years.
Friday 23 October – 30 November "What makes me Happy"
Photo Exhibition from children on the West Coast
Venue: Adelaide Airport Gates 12 & 13
Contact: 84268507 (Glenys Perri)
Sunday 25 October Children's Sunday
Children play an important role in our communities and in our Churches. Churches throughout the State will observe Children's Week with prayers for children of the world.
Girl Guides SA Mini Amazing Race
Travel on Popeye to the Botanic Gardens for an Amazing Race.
Venue: Meet at Elder Park
Time: 1.00pm to 4.00pm
Contact: Girl Guides SA, 8418 0900
Wednesday 28 October Kindy in the Park
Kindergartens and Child Care Centres will set up activities in Civic Park to promote preschool and early childhood education, concluding with entertainment.
Venue: Civic Park Modbury
Time: 9.30am to 12.30 pm
Save the Children Musical Extravaganza
Performances from various schools.
Venue: Highgate Primary School, Highgate
Saturday 31 October Ethnic Schools' Children's Day
Parade followed by a concert.
Venues: Hindmarsh Square and Victoria Square
Time: Parade 10:30am; Concert 11.30am
View the full city and country program for Children's Week. SA Children's Week have even more suggestions for fun family activities.
His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd) sums up the importance of valuing our children in his Children's Week Message. 'Children are so precious to all of us. They represent our future and they have the enthusiasm and potential to change our world and make it a better place. Our great responsibility is to celebrate them for who they are and appreciate them for what they can be. We must do everything we can to ensure children in our society are safe and happy and have every opportunity to fulfill their own dreams and aspirations, this can only happen if we protect and promote their human rights.'