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Dress Up Day Events

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Dress Up Day

Play Matters Australia holds Dress Up Day events during Children's Week in October each year. Groups and organisations register their events on the Play Matters Australia website.

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About Dress Up Day

Children love dressing up, and it’s good for them! Dressing up is a type of play early childhood experts refer to as pretend play. It is an important learning experience for role playing, building confidence, and nurturing imagination.

Each year Play Matters Australia celebrates Dress Up Day. Groups across the country are encouraged to hold a celebration and invite local community members and families to dress up and attend their event. Dress Up Day is held during Children’s Week each year.

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What is Children's Week?

Children’s Week is an annual event celebrated in Australia. A diverse range of events and activities are organised at national, state and local levels to celebrate children's rights and to rejoice in their talents, skills, and abilities.

The Children's Week Council of Australia supports the delivery of Children's Week in states and territories across Australia.

To learn more click on the link below.

More information and events for 2022 coming soon!

“Playing Dress Up begins at the age of five, and never truly ends.”

Kate Spade