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Greater Dandenong Children's Fest 2021

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Two weeks of fun FREE online events, workshops & activities

Greater Dandenong Children's Festival is back for its tenth year in 2021, and it's bigger and better and more online than ever!

Held over two big weeks (18 September to 3 October), the jam-packed festival program features exciting structured online programs, workshops and performances to keep your children engaged and entertained over the spring school holidays.

This year's theme is 'Little World Explorers' and all live sessions will include lots of interaction and shout outs for children at home, so don't miss out on the fun!

Enjoy a diverse variety of FREE events, workshops and activities, including K-Pop and Jamaican Dance Hall dance workshops, Kitiya Palaskas Art Workchop, Native Wildlife Display, Pizza Making workshop, Circus School and much more for children of all ages! Please note activities are FREE, but all require bookings. See all the individual events and make a booking here.

This year's Greater Dandenong Children's Fest also has some great competitions, including the Little World Explorers Story Competition!

Primary school students living or studying in Greater Dandenong are invited to send in an original short story they have written about exploration, adventure or new ways of seeing the world.

The winning story will be announced during Children's Week (23 October - 31 October) and be brought to life by the magic of animation in time for next year's Greater Dandenong Children's Festival. Find out more here.

There is also an Explorers Feedback Raffle for grown-ups and carers. To go into the draw to win some great prizes, simply complete an online feedback survey following your Little Explorer's online session.

The more surveys you complete, the more chances to win! Find out more here.

The highlight of this year's festival will the Little Night in on Sunday 26 September from 4-6 pm. Set up your camp out in the backyard or build an epic fort inside the comfort of your own living room. The evening will include live-streamed performances and activities for big and little kids alike. Whether you're inside or outside, in a fort, or just on the couch, you can still have lots of fun dancing and engaging with the presenters. The more enthusiastic you are, the more likely you'll be to get a spotlight! Find out more here.

Start planning the ultimate Greater Dandenong Children's Fest 2021 experience today by heading to

Early registrations are encouraged.

For all the latest on what's on, please follow the City of Greater Dandenong on Facebook and Instagram.

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