Children's Week

Children's Week is an annual event celebrated in Australia between 21-29 October.

Stonnington Council would like to inform the community about the diverse range of events and activities running by the services across the municipality. Please see table below.


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Toorak Uniting Community Open Day


29 October 2017

603 Toorak Rd. Toorak 3142

9.30am - 1.00pm


The Toorak Uniting Church campus which includes John Mackenzie Kindergarten, Manse Gallery and Kinross house will be open to the community.


More information here:

Dianne Cookesley 9827 1855


Lancaster and Frank Hartley House Open Day


28 October 2017

698 Malvern Rd. Prahran 3182

10.00am - 2.00pm


Open Day /Family Fun Day the centre will be open for potential new families as well as existing families to come and celebrate a day full of entertainment and more.

More information here:

Julie Gillard 9510 7385


Babytime Rhymes


Mondays at Malvern Library

Tuesdays at Phoenix Park Library

Wednesdays at Prahran Library

Fridays at Toorak/South Yarra Library

Sessions start at 10.30am

Duration: 30 min


No bookings required



Develop young children’s language and literacy skills with songs, rhymes and finger play.

You and your child will have lots of fun bouncing, rocking, swaying, rhyming and singing out loud.

Suitable for parents and children up to 2 years old.


More information here:



Preschool Storytime


Mondays at Prahran Library

Tuesdays at Malvern Library

Wednesdays at Toorak/South Yarra Library

Thursdays at Phoenix Park Library

Sessions start at 11.00am

Duration: 45 min


No bookings required



Build early literacy skills in children with a wide selection of picture books and stories in our fun, interactive storytelling sessions.

A simple craft activity designed for little fingers allows children to further develop motor skills.

Stories are suitable for children 3 to 5 years old. Younger children are welcome to attend.


More information here:



Saturday Storytime


Saturday 28 October 2017

2.00 - 2.30pm

Malvern Library


No bookings required



Share stories and foster a lifelong love of books and reading in young children.

Stories are suitable for children 3 to 5 years old. Younger children are welcome to attend.


More information here:



Read and Grow


Tuesday 24 and 31 October 2017

Prahran Library

Sessions start at 10.30am

Duration: 45 min


Bookings are required



Discover techniques to help you and your baby enjoy books together.

Over two consecutive sessions, we’ll show you how to select the best baby books, share our reading recommendations and read-aloud techniques with you. We’ll also explore digital storytelling.

Meet other parents from the local area and watch your baby take curious delight in the other little people and books in the room.

Suitable for parents and children 4 to 18 months old.


More information here:

Book online at

or by phone on 8290 3344



Lego® Builders


Every Tuesday, 4.00 - 5.00pm

Phoenix Park Library & Toorak/South Yarra Library

No bookings required


Calling all Lego® fans!

Bring your imagination and join other Lego® Builders to create, build and play with the Library’s collection of Lego®.


Suitable for children aged 5 – 12 years who attend primary school. Children under 12 years of age must be supervised by an adult.


More information here: