Welcome to 2021 Geelong Children's Week Have Your Say page

Geelong Children’s Week - Saturday 23 October to Sunday 31 October 2021.

Did you attend a 2021 Children's Week event? If so, we'd love to hear from you!

The 2021 Children's Week program had more than 25 events and activities for children and families to connect in our community.

The program represented a positive collaboration between many local community organisations, groups and Council services.

The City, through the Family Services unit, has proudly brought you Children’s Week in Geelong since 2005 and we invite you to take part in our survey, which should only take a few minutes to complete.

We hope you and your children enjoyed the range of activities on offer this year.

Your feedback

Your feedback is a vital part of our planning for the future, and helps us to make decisions to ensure Geelong's Children's Week is an inviting event that meets the needs of the local community.

We'd love you to hear from you and your children.

You can provide feedback by taking our survey below, and we would love to hear from your children, see the "your children's voices' box below.

Nature self-portrait competition - Voting has closed

Children under eight years of age were encouraged to head outdoors with their families to connect with nature and make a self-portrait from fallen leaves, branches and feathers.

The children were invited to submit a photo of their nature self-portrait along with a brief description.

Vote now for your favourite entry based on the individuality, authenticity and connection with nature.

Voting has closed.

Congratulations to our winner Owen

Your feedback

Tell us more

We would love to hear from you and your child/children

We would love to hear from your children

Tell us what you enjoyed about Geelong Children’s Week.

We respectfully ask that parents or caregivers be mindful to the voice of the child or in Wadawurrung traditional language Babab Nyayl which means children speaking up, and please ensure that the answers provided are the child’s responses, and not influenced by your opinions (older children can type their own responses). Nyatne ‘Thankyou’- Wadawurrung language. Please note your username and response will be shown publicly.

8 November, 2021

Harper says:

l saw the fish, butterflies, big big trees they were ginormous. There was a toilet, a stage area and l liked the water fountains.

8 November, 2021

Evie-Willow says:

l liked the flowers, water fountains too

8 November, 2021

Harper says:

I liked the Narana park and seeing the baby Emu chick and feeding the wallabies and emus

5 November, 2021

Piper says:

I made new friends and the girl liked my dress.

3 November, 2021

Ollie says:

I love the Mik Maks. My nature face looked really funny. Ollie 3-years-old

31 October, 2021

M.Tank says:

I liked making my face with the sticks - Oliver 3yrs old

31 October, 2021

M.Tank says:

I enjoyed collecting every single thing to make my face Hamish - 5yrs

31 October, 2021

Megan Tank says:

I enjoyed collecting every single thing to make my face Hamish - 5yrs

28 October, 2021

Noor Noor says:

I liked to grow the plant and do some painting on the rock. Very enjoyed

28 October, 2021

Mohid says:

I liked to plant the tree and paint a stone minion

28 October, 2021

Magary says:

Planting strawberries

28 October, 2021

Athena says:

Digging and counting kangaroos. Painting rocks


  • Timeline item 1 - complete

    Community engagement commences

    on Saturday 23 October, 2021

    Take our survey to leave your feedback and have your children participate in our Nature Faces Self-Portrait Competition.

  • Timeline item 2 - complete

    Nature Faces Self-Portrait Competition

    Closed 31 October, 2021.

  • Timeline item 3 - complete

    Nature Faces Self-Portrait Competition voting opens

    8 November.

    Top 20 photos will be posted to this page for the community to vote on their favourite.

  • Timeline item 4 - complete

    Community survey closes

    Children's Week participation survey closes at 5.00pm 19 November, 2021.

  • Timeline item 5 - complete

    Nature Faces Self-Portrait Competition voting closes

    5.00pm 25 November, 2021

  • Timeline item 6 - active

    Survey data collated and analysed


  • Timeline item 7 - incomplete

    Winner notified

    Photo with the most community votes notified by 3 December 2021

  • Timeline item 8 - incomplete

    Project finalised

    31 December 2021