Children's Week 2021
Children's Week is back again from May 3rd to May 10th. This year there's nothing new, however check out the four pets and the Kul Tiran and Zandalari Orphans quest chains added last year!

Added in 2019

  • New Quests
    • Alliance - Orphan Matron Westerson in Kul Tiras
      • The Mountain Folk: Take Liam to meet the Roughnecks at the Roughneck Camp in Tiragarde Sound.
      • Yo Ho, Yo Ho!: Take Liam to meet a pirate outside of Freehold in Tiragarde Sound.
      • The Squid Shrine: Take Liam to see Shrine of the Storms from the beach near Mariner's Strand in Stormsong Valley.
      • Bird Friends: Take Liam to see the statue of Arom Waycrest at Arom's Stand in Drustvar.
      • Shapeshifters!: Take Liam to meet a druid at Ulfar's Den in Drustvar.
    • Horde - Caretaker Padae in Dazar'alor
      • Loa of Winds: Take Azala to Pterror Rise in Zuldazar.
      • The Shifting Pack: Take Azala to the Lair of Gonk at the Garden of the Loa in Zuldazar.
      • The Frogmarsh: Take Azala to Krag'wa's Burrow in the Frogmarsh in Nazmir.
      • The Sethrak Queen: Take Azala to the Terrace of the Devoted in Vol'dun.
      • Hunting for Gold: Take Azala to The Golden Isle in Vol'dun.

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Children’s Week Has Arrived! May 3-May 10
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
It’s time to give back to the children of Azeroth during Children’s Week! Take an orphan under your wing and show them the wonders of the world.

Throughout the year, the orphans of Azeroth spend much of their time wandering their home cities, dreaming of the day they’ll be old enough (and big enough) to go out into the world to experience the adventures and marvels they’ve missed as children. During Children’s Week, the giving souls of the Horde and the Alliance can help make those dreams come true.

Traveling with orphans is now easier than ever! All orphans (except Wolvar and Oracle) now have their own mounts, making it all that much easier to show them the wonders of Azeroth.


When: May 3–May 10
Levels: Available to characters level 10 or above
  • Kul Tiran and Zandalari: Orphan Matron Westerson in Boralus to start the new Kul Tiran orphan quest line; Padae in Zuldazar to start the new Zandalari orphan quest line
  • Human and Orc: Orphan Matron Nightingale in Stormwind; Orphan Matron Battlewail in Orgrimmar
  • Draenei and Blood Elf: Orphan Matron Mercy in Shattrath
  • Wolvar and Oracle: Orphan Matron Aria in Dalaran.


Showing your orphaned child around can be beneficial to you and the child. Once you’ve completed the various quests associated with this event, you’ll have a choice of several pets to add to your Battle Pet collection:

Boralus and Zuldazar: Mr. Crabs, Beakbert, Froglet, and Scaley
Orgrimmar and Stormwind: Whiskers the Rat, Speedy, Scooter the Snail, Mr. Wiggles
Shattrath: Egbert, Peanut, Willy, Legs
Dalaran (Northrend): Curious Oracle Hatchling, Curious Wolvar Pup

If you’ve collected all these pets through the years—including the four new ones from this year—you’ll be rewarded with the Pet Care Package which provides a variety of items, including pug costumes, Magical Pet Biscuit, and a Flawless Battle-Stone.


Meta-Achievement: For the Children
Complete the following Children’s Week achievements listed below, and you’ll earn the title reward of Matron or Patron: Home Alone; Daily Chores; School of Hard Knocks; Bad Example; Aw, Isn’t It Cute?; and Hail to the King, Baby.

Home Alone (Part of the Meta-Achievement)
Use your Hearthstone while your orphan is with you.

Daily Chores (Part of the Meta-Achievement)
Complete five daily quests with your orphan out.

School of Hard Knocks (Part of the Meta-Achievement)
Take your orphan into the Battlegrounds and complete the feats listed below:
  • Capture the flag in Eye of the Storm, assault a tower in Alterac Valley, assault a flag in Arathi Basin, return a fallen flag in Warsong Gulch

Bad Example (Part of the Meta-Achievement)
Eat the sweets listed below while your orphan is watching.
  • Tigule and Foror’s Strawberry Ice Cream, Tasty Cupcake, Red Velvet Cupcake, Delicious Chocolate Cake, Lovely Cake Slice, Dalaran Brownie, Dalaran Doughnut

Aw, Isn’t It Cute? (Part of the Meta-Achievement)
Obtain one of the Children’s Week reward pets through questing.

Hail to the King, Baby (Part of the Meta-Achievement)
Defeat King Ymiron in Utgarde Pinnacle with your orphan out.

Veteran Nanny
Acquire Egbert’s Egg, Sleepy Willy, and Elekk Training Collar on one character.
  • These are the items that unlock the battle pets Egbert, Willy, and Peanut.

Many orphans wish they had someone special to show them the wonders of the world. Throughout the year, they often spend their time wandering around their home cities of Stormwind or Orgrimmar, dreaming of the day they’ll be old enough (and big enough) to go out into the world to seek the adventures and sights they’ve missed as a child. During Children’s Week, the giving souls of the Horde and the Alliance can help make those dreams true.

Visit Famous Landmarks: Talk to either Orphan Matron Nightingale in Stormwind (Alliance) or Orphan Matron Battlewail in Orgrimmar (Horde) to pick up a new little buddy you can guide around Azeroth and Outland.

Achievements! Earn many fun achievements while traveling around the world with your orphan by your side.
This article was originally published in forum thread: Children's Week 2021 - May 3rd to May 10th started by Stoy View original post
Comments 9 Comments
  1. SinR's Avatar
    PVP still part of the Meta Achievement.

    People gonna scream
  1. GreenJesus's Avatar
    Anal [For the Children] spam incoming!
  1. Kiwijello's Avatar
    As if WoW players care about children...
  1. vilememory's Avatar
    Gonk should have showed up at the end of the Horde orphan quest in Zuldazar, turned that brat into a saurid. If you wish to act like a saurid, then you can be one for the day. Of course saurid are tasty little things... Then Jaina tells the kid you have to know when to run, grabs them and runs off with Gonk giving them a little head start before chasing after them.
  1. Chriisto's Avatar
    It has been children's week for a long time at Blizzard! Also, please do not ban me again for speaking ill of Blizzard, they are perfect in every way. Thank you.
  1. Mazzic518's Avatar
    Nothing new, what a surprise.
  1. Alayea's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by SinR View Post
    PVP still part of the Meta Achievement.

    People gonna scream
    Forget the children and pets, my mind always immediately flashes back to the School of Hard Knocks achievement whenever Children's Week comes up. Been twelve years since I got it and I still get triggered... It was that bad, lol.
  1. oldgeezer's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Mazzic518 View Post
    Nothing new, what a surprise.
    I guess it would be somewhat macabre to collect a child, alive or dead, in Oribos and tour the Shadowlands with them (although there are ghosts of children in the game elsewhere).
  1. Falkeshall's Avatar
    MMOC: Nothing new, so lame, Blizzard don't do anything for us!!

    Also MMOC: Why are the devs wasting their time on this rubbish when my spell does 1% less damage than my guildie's?!

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