Children's Day

Save the date!

Children's Day is Sunday 7 March 2021.
Will you join us to celebrate tamariki?

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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.

Find events near you

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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

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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

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Celebrate at home

Discover simple and fun activities to help you celebrate at home with your family whānau | family.

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We can all help tamariki thrive

  • keymessage aroha

    Aroha

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

  • keymessage whanau

    Whānau

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

  • keymessage korero

    Kōrero

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