National Families Week | 13-19 May 2024

Each year, over a hundred thousand people and hundreds of organisations celebrate National Families Week in May – Australia’s annual celebration of families.

The aim of National Families Week is to celebrate the vital role that families play in Australian society. National Families Week is a time to celebrate with your family, make contact with your extended family and friends, and share in the enjoyment of family activities within the wider community. It is a time to celebrate the meaning of family and to make the most of family life – no matter what form your family takes.

This year National Families Week will run from 13 May to 19 May 2024.

The theme of the National Families Week 2024 is Celebrating Family Diversity & Connections.

For families and individuals here are some ideas to get involved:

  • Give kids lots of hugs and smiles
  • Take time just to be with children
  • Remember to look after adult relationships
  • Ask for help if you need it
  • Have an all of family cooking night
  • Have a family movie marathon
  • Have a family sports carnival
  • Hold a family talent quest night
  • Have a family games night
  • Catch up with extended family and friends
  • ‘Adopt’ a granny or grandpa at the local nursing home or hostel
  • Encourage your family to write a documentary or make short movies on issues important to them – and then hold a “Premiere Night”
  • Be active and eat healthy foods together
  • Have a special family breakfast before work and/or school
  • Let the children make dinner for the adults – and choose the entertainment!
  • Paint each other’s portraits
  • Take some family photos or create a family album or book
  • Organise a family bushwalk or walkathon
  • Organise a street party
  • Celebrate what makes your family great!

The types of events are only limited by your imagination! FIND MORE IDEAS HERE

There are National Families Week events being held all around South Australia:


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For more information and all enquiries please visit the National Families Week website or follow their Facebook page.

What:   National Families Week

When:    13 – 19 May 2024

Where:   Australia-wide

Who:   Everyone

At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change.

Image Source: National Families Week 


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