Play at National Children’s Week events

Published on Wednesday 5 September, 2018

Get set for a week of fun to celebrate National Children’s Week in the City of Gosnells, between 23 and 26 October.

The week of child’s play begins on Tuesday 23 October with a Read, Sing and Play in the Park event at Mills Park Nature Play.

This fun event includes storytellers, Australian animals, community stalls and activities, bouncy castles and more.

For the past few months, children in the cities of Gosnells, Armadale and Canning have been reading, rhyming and singing to the new Paint the Highway REaD Mascot, an egg that has travelled around community centres, schools and child care centres. The egg has grown and is now due to hatch at Read, Sing and Play in the Park.

Special National Children’s Week Park Play events will also take place at Walter Padbury Playground in Thornlie on Wednesday 24 October, and at Centennial Pioneer Park in Gosnells on Friday 26 October.

Mayor Glenn Dewhurst said while National Children’s Week was an opportunity to celebrate the fun and joy of childhood, there was a serious side to the events.

“All children in our community deserve a positive, safe childhood, with opportunities to succeed and grow into valued community members,” Mayor Dewhurst said.

“As adults, it’s our job to make sure this happens. Spending time with our children and fostering a sense of fun and adventure at events like the Read, Sing and Play in the Park is a great place to start.”

National Children’s Week is dedicated to celebrating children, promoting children’s rights and reminding Australians of our responsibility to advocate for children.

National Children’s Week events in the City of Gosnells are supported by the Department of Communities, Lotterywest, Healthway and Meerilinga.