Celebrate Universal Children's Day with Barnardos

On Monday the 20th November 2017 Ireland will mark Universal Children's Day. We want you, your organisation, your workplace, your family and your friends to take part in this global celebration of children.

Posted on Wednesday 15 November 2017 in Press Releases, Advocacy, Events

On Monday 20th November 2017 Ireland will mark Universal Children's Day. Join us in this global celebration of children.  

Join the conversation on social media:

What: #ChildsDayIRL #ShareAMoment. Each and everyone one of us have childhood memories that we always remember or reflect back on. These memories can be happy, funny, sad, thought-provoking, or indeed life changing. #ShareAMoment and tell us about your favourite childhood memories on #ChildsDayIRL

When: Monday 20th November 2017


  • Share or change your profile picture to one of your favourite childhood memories and / or share the story  of a childhood memory in a post using the hashtags #ShareAMoment #ChildsDayIRL
  • You can do this on any social media platform; Twitter, Instagram or Facebook.
  • Nominate three friends or colleagues to get involved and to do the same

Free Family Event

Barnardos are co-hosting a free family event on this Saturday 18th November, the OCO Universal Children's Day Event, with the National Children's Choir to celebrate Universal Children's Day. We will have some fun and exciting activities on the day for all the family to enjoy. This includes; FACE PAINTERS / DRUMMERS / DJ/ and of course the NATIONAL CHILDREN'S CHOIR. We would love to see you and your family there to help celebrate children, their rights and their ability. Please do help spread the word!

Organise your own activity or event:

Organise an activity or event in your home, workplace or club. See www.childrensday.ie for activity suggestions.

LW CYPSC Participation Video

Barnardos midlands was delighted to have been a part of this very important project gathering children and young people's perspectives on services in their local area.