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.
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 think that it is really important that children in the UK 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.