Children's Day

Save the date!

Children's Day is Sunday 3 March 2024.
Will you join us to celebrate tamariki?

Registrations for 2024 events will be open in January!

Organise an event

Remind everyone why we care about children, and what it means to put them first by hosting an event in your community. Your event can be anything, big or small.

Register your event

childrens day organisers

See what's on

Join the fun in your community, take your whānau along to one of the exciting Children's Day events happening this March. There are hundreds of events all around the country.

kids making a sandcastle

Spread the word

Let's get all of New Zealand celebrating children! You can help by sharing on social media, in your community or at your workplace. We have resources to help you promote Children's Day and events.

Download resources

child on the beach

We can all help tamariki thrive

  • OT Whanau Kainga 198 1


    You can never spoil a child with too much aroha. Showing warmth and affection builds trust and positive self-esteem.



    Safe, loving, supportive whānau and communities surrounding tamariki will help them to grow and flourish.

  • OT Whanau Kainga 139


    Talking with tamariki and really listening to what they say makes them feel heard and builds their confidence.