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Children’s Week Has Arrived!

Children’s Week Has Arrived!

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.

Also, you can earn even more Trader's Tender while completing select activities with your little protégé.

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: 1 May 1–8 May
Levels: Available to characters level 10 or above

  • Kul Tiran and Zandalari: Orphan Matron Westerson in Boralus to start the Kul Tiran orphan quest line; Padae in Zuldazar to start the 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 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; 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’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.

WoW Classic

The WoW Classic version of Children's Week is also available for the giving souls of the Horde and the Alliance to help make orphan dreams true. Talk to an Orphan Matron to pick up a pal you can guide around Azeroth and Outland.

When: 1 May 1–8 May

Levels: Available to characters level 10 and above


  • Human and Orc: Orphan Matron Nightingale in Stormwind (Alliance); Orphan Matron Battlewail in Orgrimmar (Horde)
  • Draenei and Blood Elf: Orphan Matron Mercy in Shattrath


Have fun traveling around the world with your little buddy by your side!

For more information on this holiday, you can visit Wowhead's Holiday Guide or Wowhead's Classic Holiday Guide.

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