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. It is now recognised on various days in many places around the world. The UK had never established a Children's Day though so we thought it about time that this happened!
Many other countries celebrate the rights of children on the 20th of November - the United Nations nominated day. However, we think that it is really important that British children should be able to get outside on Children's Day, into their neighbourhoods and nature, so we have chosen to hold it at the beginning of the summer.