National Children’s Day UK 
Sunday May 14th, 2017

First launched by the movement in 2013, the aim of National Children’s Day UK is to get as many people as possible to create events and activities that highlight and celebrate the Rights and Freedoms of Children. screenshot-2015-09-02-15-42-39screenshot-2016-10-17-15-24-07

This is a day that is all about the importance of children and how they have special rights and freedoms that help them to grow into happy, healthy adults. Children’s Day was established by the UN General Assembly in 1954 as a day of worldwide fraternity and understanding between children.The Assembly suggested to governments that the day be observed on the date and in the way which each considers appropriate. 

Many other countries celebrate the rights of children on the 20th of November  – the United Nations nominated day. However, we felt that it was really important that children in the UK should be able to get outside on Children’s Day, into their neighbourhoods and nature, so instead we chose to hold it at the beginning of the summer.

International Festival of Childhood
29th June – 2nd July, 2017
The Festival consists of a 4 day seminar, bringing together some of the leading thinkers to share their thoughts , concerns and ideas about modern childhood, surrounded by an extravaganza of playful events and activities. As part of their commitment to becoming a UNICEF Child Friendly City,  the City of Bath is hosting  the event and (although the seminar tickets will be limited)  everyone is invited to join in the fun.

The Festival is the result of a collaboration between The Save Childhood Movement and the Bath-based cultural organisation 5x5x5=creativity. Event partners include Bath Festivals, The National Trust and the Royal Society of Arts (RSA).