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HOT: Children’s Week Picnic, Werribee Park, Werribee

When I was small and asked my parents why there was Mothers' Day and Fathers' Day but no Children's Day, their reply (which they must teach at Parenting 101) was ‘Every day is Children's Day.'

So as a new parent I am surprised to discover that there was such a thing as Children's Week. In fact, it's a national program running every year in October and is based on the articles expressed in the United Nations Convention on the Right of the Child, highlighting play, wellbeing and protection.

The Victoria Government works with local councils to run various activities during Children's Week. One of the biggest and most popular events is the annual Children's Picnic at Werribee Park organised by Wyndham City Council.

On the day the estate of Werribee Mansion is taken over by the kids! There is music, dancing, mini-golf, mini bungee, fairies, craft activities, giant board games, an obstacle course, African drumming – it is pretty spectacular. Most of the activities are aimed at preschoolers rather than toddlers and babies but I think NKOTB still enjoys the singing and dancing acts, plus of course mega-Lego!

The picnic is held annually and we'll definitely return when NKOTB is a bit older.

Werribee Park is well worth a visit in its own right as it's home to:

To check out other activities being held in Victoria during Children's Week, click here.

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Joyce Watts is a former intellectual property, IT and media lawyer turned serial entrepreneur.

As well as being the founder of TOT: HOT OR NOT she helps businesses with their SEO, email marketing & social media as BrightSmart.com.au; she owns an online bike store CycleStyle.com.au and develops and produces creative experiences for families via WheelieGoodFun.com. She used to publish another popular lifestyle and food blog called MEL: HOT OR NOT The decisive guide to Melbourne.

She lives in inner-city Melbourne with her husband, two children and seven bikes.

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