Family Activities and Resources

Whitehorse City Council is committed to supporting children and their families to achieve the best start to life.

We provide access to opportunities that will help children grow, learn, develop and thrive over the course of their childhood.

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Play at Home Activities

Are you looking for play activities to support your child’s development at home? Try these fun ideas suitable for ages 0-12 by using everyday materials found in the home.

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Parenting Information Sessions

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Whitehorse City Council has decided to cancel the remaining of 2020 Parenting Information Forum program.


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Parentzone Newsletter

Receive information on parenting programs, parenting activities and support services that are available in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne.

Parentline supporting parents and carers


A free service offering telephone counselling, information and referrals to parents of children aged between 0-18 years.


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Family Resource Guide

The Family Resource Guide ( PDF 895.64KB)provides parents, carers and grandparents with information about services for children up to the age of 12 years.

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Toy Libraries

Borrow from a wide range of toys, books and puzzles that support skill development and imagination in children.

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Local playgroups are a great way for parents and children to meet other families going through similar experiences or to take a break from your normal routine.

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Supported Playgroup

Council facilitates free Supported Playgroups, primarily for families that hold a Concession Card from various sites across the municipality. Email us to find out more information and eligibility requirements.


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Library Story Time

Whitehorse Manningham Libraries offer a range of story times and activities for all ages. 

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Cyber Safety & Gaming

Technology can be an important and exciting part of a young person's life, but it is also an increasing concern for families as they try to keep their children safe online.

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Transition from Primary to Secondary School

The transition from Primary to Secondary School is a significant change in a young person's life. Further support and information is available to help your young person and family as they make that transition.

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Grandparent Support & Resources

Further information and range of supports, programs and information aimed at grandparents.