Children’s Week World Event Guide (May 2-9)

The Children's Week World Event is a 1-week holiday in World of Warcraft. It is themed around taking care of orphaned children in different cities, showing them new sights and experiences all over Azeroth, and making their dreams come true.

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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.

Overview

When: May 2–May 9
Levels: Available to characters level 10+
Where:

  • 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.

2019 Children's Week Holiday Updates

This year there are four new pets available to collect from Zandalar and Kul Tiras. To start the new quests in Zandalar and Kul Tiras, speak with Caretaker Padae at 54.6 84.7 in Dazar'alor (Horde) or speak with Orphan Matron Westerson at 48.1 40.3 in Boralus (Alliance). For more info about these quests, check the Quests section!


Quests

To get started on the Children's Week, you will have to make your way to an orphanage in the corresponding city. You can go to Orgrimmar/Stormwind, Shattrath, Northrend Dalaran and Dazar'alor/Boralus.

Faction: Horde only
Zone: Orgrimmar

To start the questline, speak with Orphan Matron Battlewail in the Orgrimmar Orphanage, and take the Children's Week quest. You will receive an Orcish Orphan Whistle which you can use to summon Grunth.

Grunth will give you a series of quests:

After completing these quests, you can pick up two new quests:

After that, you will receive one last quest to return the orphan.

Turn in the quest and you will be able to choose one of the following rewards:

Faction: Alliance only
Zone: Stormwind

To start the questline, speak with Orphan Matron Nightingale in the Stormwind Orphanage, and take the Children's Week quest. You will receive a Human Orphan Whistle which you can use to summon Randis.

Randis will give you a series of quests:

After completing these quests, you can pick up two new quests:

After that, you will receive one last quest to return the orphan.

Turn in the quest and you will be able to choose one of the following rewards:

Faction: Horde only
Zone: Shattrath

To start the questline, speak with Orphan Matron Mercy in the Shattrath Orphanage, and take the Children's Week quest. You will receive a Blood Elf Orphan Whistle which you can use to summon Salandria.

Salandria will give you a series of quests:

After completing these quests, you can pick up two new quests:

After that, you will receive one last quest to return the orphan.

Turn in the quest and you will be able to choose one of the following rewards:

Faction: Alliance only
Zone: Shattrath

To start the questline, speak with Orphan Matron Mercy in the Shattrath Orphanage, and take the Children's Week quest. You will receive a Draenei Orphan Whistle which you can use to summon Dornaa.

Dornaa will give you a series of quests:

After completing these quests, you can pick up two new quests:

After that, you will receive one last quest to return the orphan.

Turn in the quest and you will be able to choose one of the following rewards:

Faction: Both
Zone: Northrend Dalaran
You will only be able to choose one of the two orphans from Northrend for the same character. Go to Kekek's tab if you prefer that one instead.

To start the questline, speak with Orphan Matron Aria in Northrend Dalaran, and take the Little Orphan Roo Of The Oracles quest. You will receive an Oracle Orphan Whistle which you can use to summon Roo.

Roo will give you a series of quests:

  • The Biggest Tree Ever! - Take Roo to visit the Grizzlemaw city in the fallen great tree Vordrassil, in Grizzly Hills.
  • The Bronze Dragonshrine - Take Roo to the Bronze Dragonshrine in Dragonblight.
  • Playmates! - Take Roo to visit the murloc hatchlings in the Winterfin Retreat, in Borean Tundra.
  • Meeting a Great One - Take Roo to visit Etymidian in Un'Goro Crater. You can use a gateway located in Sholazar Basin that will take you right to him.
  • The Dragon Queen - Take Roo to visit Alexstrasza the Life-Binder atop the Wyrmrest Temple in Dragonblight.
  • A Trip To The Wonderworks - Go back to Dalaran, purchase a Small Paper Zeppelin at the Wonderworks and throw it to Roo.

After that, you will receive one last quest to return the orphan.

After completing the quest, the Curious Oracle Hatchling pet will be mailed to you after some time.

If you completed the quest on a previous year on the same character, you will receive a different version of the Back To The Orphanage quest that will let you choose between a Pet Care Package or Curmudgeon's Payoff as a reward.

Faction: Both
Zone: Northrend Dalaran
You will only be able to choose one of the two orphans from Northrend for the same character. Go to Roo's tab if you prefer that one instead.

To start the questline, speak with Orphan Matron Aria in Northrend Dalaran, and take the Little Orphan Kekek Of The Wolvar quest. You will receive an Wolvar Orphan Whistle which you can use to summon Kekek.

Kekek will give you a series of quests:

After that, you will receive one last quest to return the orphan.

After completing the quest, the Curious Oracle Hatchling pet will be mailed to you after some time.

If you completed the quest on a previous year on the same character, you will receive a different version of the Back To The Orphanage quest that will let you choose between a Pet Care Package or Curmudgeon's Payoff as a reward.

Faction: Horde only
Zone: Dazar'alor

To start the questline, speak with Caretaker Padae at 54.6 84.7 in Dazar'alor, and take the Children's Week quest. You will receive a Casteless Zandalari Whistle which you can use to summon Azala.

Azala will give you a series of quests:

  • 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.

After completing these quests, you can pick up two new quests:

After that, you will receive one last quest to return the orphan.

Turn in the quest and you will be able to choose one of the following rewards:

Faction: Alliance only
Zone: Boralus

To start the questline, speak with Orphan Matron Westerson at 48.1 40.3 in Boralus, and take the Children's Week quest. You will receive a Kul Tiran Orphan Whistle which you can use to summon Liam.

Liam will give you a series of quests:

  • 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.

After completing these quests, you can pick up two new quests:

  • 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.

After that, you will receive one last quest to return the orphan.

  • Return to the Orphanage - Bring Liam back to the orphanage in Boralus.

Turn in the quest and you will be able to choose one of the following rewards:

Pets

All the pets for Children's Week can be obtained as a reward for finishing the questlines on each of the cities and regions. You can obtain one pet per character per zone each year. Refer to the Quests section of this guide for detailed info.

Orgrimmar and Stormwind Pets

Outland Pets

Northrend Pets

Northrend pets will be sent to your mail within a day after completing the quests, as opposed to getting them as a quest rewards.

Zandalar and Kul Tiras Pets

Toys

These NPC appear all year long, but only sell these two toys during Children's Week.

Achievements

For the Children

For the Children is the meta achievement for this event, and will reward you with the Patron or Matron title. These are the achievements you have to complete to obtain it:

This achievement requires you to use your Hearthstone while you have an orphan with you.

Ever since this achievement was added to the game, there have been new types of Hearthstones such as the Garrison Hearthstone the Dalaran Hearthstone and the Hearthstone toys, added to the game. It is yet unclear which of those will trigger the achievement, as there are reports of some of them doing so, but some others not. Just to be on the safe side, use your normal Hearthstone, which you can obtain by speaking with an Innkeeper anywhere if you don't have one.

To complete this achievement you need to complete 5 daily quests (blue exclamation marks) while your orphan is with you.

You only need your orphan to be summoned when you turn in the quests, and not while you're completing them. Other activities that qualify as daily quests such as looting a treasure chest in Legion or later areas, or defeating a rare you can only loot once a day (i.e. Argus rares), will count towards this achievement.

This one is arguably the hardest achievement for this event. It requires you to complete certain activities in different battlegrounds while your orphan is out.

Keep in mind that it's a PvP battle, and you will probably get killed multiple times. Your orphan will despawn every time you die, and will have to be re-summoned each time.

Return a fallen flag in Warsong Gulch

In Warsong Gulch, each team has a flag on their base, which the opposing team can steal. The player who steals the flag has to run all the way to their own base to turn it in, but if they die, the flag will be dropped on the spot, becoming clickable. If a member of the same team clicks on the flag, they will take over and become the flag carrier, but if a member of the opposing team clicks on the flag, it will instantly be returned safely to their base.

Your goal is to be the one clicking the enemy team's flag when it drops on the spot, therefore your main focus during the battle will be to slay the enemy flag carrier, and spam click nearby so you're the first one to click on the dropped flag.

Assault a flag in Arathi Basin

In Arathi Basin, there are 5 bases that can be controlled by either team. Players can capture this flag by clicking on it and casting for 10 seconds uninterrupted.

Bases and their flags can have different states:

  • Neutral: At the start before anyone captured them. You'll see them in grey colour in the map.
  • Assaulted: When a player has captured it, and it's becoming Controlled. You'll see them half in the faction's colour (red or blue), and half in grey in the map.
  • Controlled: When it's been Assaulted for a short time, it becomes Controlled and will give points to the controlling team. You'll see them in the faction's colour (red or blue) in the map.

Capturing a flag when its Neutral or Controlled by the enemy team will turn it into Assaulted for your team. Capturing a flag when it's Assaulted by the enemy team will either turn it back to Controlled for your team (this is known as defending a flag), or Assault it for yours if it has never been Controlled in the first place.

Your goal for the achievement is to capture a flag to Assault it. Defending one doesn't count. There is also mixed reports of Neutral flags not giving credit for the achievement when you capture them.

Assault a tower in Alterac Valley

In Alterac Valley, each faction starts off with several towers under their control, spread throughout the map. Each tower has some NPC and a flag inside at the top. Players from the opposing team can capture this flag by clicking on it and casting for 10 seconds uninterrupted. This will start destroying the tower, and after a few minutes, it will be completely destroyed. Players can also choose to defend their own towers by re-capturing a tower that has been assaulted, and stop the destruction.

Your goal for this achievement is to be the one to assault an enemy tower, but you don't have to wait for it to be destroyed.

Capture the flag in Eye of the Storm

In Eye of the Storm, there's a flag in the middle of the battleground, and 4 bases spread evenly around the battleground. Players can capture the bases for their faction by standing near them for a short time. As for the flag, players can click on it, and after 10 seconds of uninterrupted casting, they will become the flag carrier. If the flag carrier reaches a base controlled by their faction, the flag will be turned in automatically, and the faction will gain score. The flag will then be reset at the middle after a few seconds. If the flag carrier dies, the flag is dropped and any player from both teams can retrieve it and become the flag carrier.

Your goal for the achievement is to become the flag carrier, and turn it in on one of your faction's bases.

For this achievement you will need to obtain and eat the sweets listed on the achievement. There are multiple vendors for some of the items, however we'll be listing only the most relevant and easy to find.

This achievement is obtained after choosing one of the pets as a reward for the Childern's Week quest chain. Refer to the Quests section of this guide for detailed information.

For this achievement you simply need to make your way through the Utgarde Pinnacle dungeon in Howling Fjord, Northrend on any difficulty, and slay the final boss, King Ymiron while your orphan is present.

Other Achievements

This achievement requires you to obtain Peanut, Willy and Egbert on the same character. You can find how to obtain them in the Pets section of this guide.

Unfortunately, the achievement wasn't made account-wide with the addition of account-wide pets, so you will have to participate in the Children's Week event on 3 different years and obtain a different pet every year.