Tuesday 15th November 2022 · Mike Smith
Source: Ajuntament de Xàbia
The children of Xàbia have a great day to look forward to this Saturday when, for the second year, the town hall marks the International Day of Children’s Rights with a large open-air celebration offering the most varied activities.
The councillor responsible for Children and Citizen Participation, Montse Villaverde, explained that, after the great reception for last year’s event, a party themed around Harry Potter, the 2022 event aims to continue to mark this special day from a playful point of view with a central theme that is very popular amongst children: superheroes.
The event will take place this Saturday 19th November from 10.00am on the Plaza de la Constitución and is aimed at children aged between 4 and 12. There will be workshops, games of skill and dexterity, a treasure hunt, and a family activity called the “mystery box”. There will also be a zip-line area and a climbing wall, a recycling workshop and a visit from Kosmo and Khalan, from the local police dog unit. Children are encouraged to come along dressed as they favourite superhero.
At the same time, there will be an artistic workshop at the Centre d’Arts Lambert in Carrer Mayor during which the children will be able to learn how to make ceramics. Three sessions are planned – 10.00am, 11.00am and 12.00pm – and it is aimed at children aged 8 and above. Those interested should pre-register at the venue or telephone 96 579 18 62.
The Department of Culture has also organised a fun children’s theatre performance entitled ‘La Xef Pipa’ at the Casa de Culture in Plaça de Baix at 5.30pm.
Xàbia has been designated as a Child Friendly City since 2018, a distinction by the Spanish Committee of UNICEF to towns and cities that show commitment and effort to including children and teenagers in their political agenda. The municipality has had a Children’s Council for more than a decade and has drawn up documents such as a strategic plan for children and teenagers.