- Author: Astrael
- Date: May 1, 2023
- Updated: May 2, 2023
- Expansion: World of Warcraft
Every year, citizens of Azeroth are encouraged to ‘adopt’ one of the many children who have been orphaned as a result of the faction war. Players who are up to the challenge can speak to a matron in their capital cities in order to be paired up with an orphan, then set off on their adventure. Pet collectors, rejoice! At the end of your nostalgic journey, you’ll be rewarded one of many unique pets, including Sleepy Willy, Peanut, Legs, and more!
When: May 1-8, 2023
Where: Orgrimmar, Stormwind, Shattrath, Dalaran
Children’s Week is unique compared to other holidays in that it is not cosmetics heavy – it is more focused on the adventure you’ll have (plus the pets you’ll collect!). Instead of dedicated holiday merchants for quest supplies, players will need to travel across Azeroth to purchase items from vendors or even craft the items themselves. Check out the “Quests” section for more details on those!
Children’s Week is a great holiday for pet lovers and collectors! There are a total of 14 battle pets that can be acquired by completing quests during the week:
Orphan Matron Aria in Dalaran
Orphan Matron Aria in Dalaran
Children’s Week rewards two toys; the Green Balloon and Yellow Balloon, which can only be used when Children’s Week is active.
- Yellow Balloon
In addition to the neutral orphans, there are three more orphans for Alliance players to care for during Children’s Week. Players can adopt all three orphans and complete the quests at the same time, on the same character.
Dornaa, the Draenei Orphan
- Speak with Orphan Matron Mercy in Shattrath City to adopt a Dranei orphan and accept the quest Children’s Week. Completion will open Dornaa’s quest chain:
- Completing Dornaa’s quest chain will allow players to choose between one of the following rewards:
Liam, the Kul Tiran Orphan
- Speak with Orphan Matron Westerson in Boralus to adopt a Kul Tiran orphan and accept the quest Children’s Week. Completion will open Liam’s quest chain:
- Completing Liam’s quest chain will allow players to choose between one of the following rewards:
Randis, the Human Orphan
- Speak with Orphan Matron Nightingale in Stormwind City to adopt a Human orphan and accept her quest, Children’s Week. Completion will open Randis’ quest chain:
In addition to the neutral orphans, there are three more orphans for Horde players to care for during Children’s Week. Players can adopt all three orphans and complete the quests at the same time, on the same character.
Salandria, the Blood Elf Orphan
- Speak with Orphan Matron Mercy in Shattrath City to adopt a Blood Elf orphan and accept the quest Children’s Week. Completion will open Salandria’s quest chain:
Grunth, the Orcish Orphan
- Speak with Orphan Matron Battlewail in Orgrimmar to adopt an Orcish orphan and accept her quest, Children’s Week. Completion will open Grunth’s quest chain:
Azala, the Zandalari Troll Orphan
- Speak with Caretaker Padae at the Grand Bazaar in Dazar’alor to adopt a Zandalari Troll orphan and accept the quest Children’s Week. Completion will open Azala’s quest chain:
The faction-neutral quests for Children’s Week begin with Orphan Matron Aria in Dalaran. Players will choose which orphan to adopt for the week, then receive the quest Little Orphan Roo Of The Oracles or Little Orphan Kekek Of The Wolvar, depending on choice. Use the Oracle or Wolvar Orphan Whistle from your inventory to call Roo or Kekek to your side and complete the quest.
- Upon completion of Little Orphan Roo Of The Oracles, the following questline will become available to accept from your orphan:
- Upon completion of Little Orphan Kekek Of The Wolvar, the following questline will become available to accept from your orphan:
- Look for Aimee in Dalaran (in a bakery stall near the Bank of Dalaran) to purchase the following:
- These must be crafted or obtained from the AH/another player:
- Delicious Chocolate Cake
- Tasty Cupcake
- Recipe: Tasty Cupcake is commonly dropped from most mobs in Northrend.
- Tigule’s Strawberry Ice Cream is sold for 5 by several vendors in different zones:
After all that hard work and caring for your orphan, the meta achievement for Children’s Week is For the Children. Completion awards one of two titles (depending on character’s gender): Patron or Matron <name>. As an added bonus, it also knocks out a requirement of What a Long, Strange Trip It’s Been, which awards the Reins of the Violet Proto-Drake.
- Aw, Isn’t It Cute?: Obtain one of the Children’s Week reward pets through questing.
- Complete the event’s orphan questlines to receive one of the available pets.
- Tip: No need to wait until next year if you can’t decide between the reward choices! You can complete the questline on more than one character during the event, and the pets are account-wide!
- Bad Example: Eat the sweets listed below while your orphan is watching.
- Simply acquire the listed items, and consume them while your orphan is summoned.
- Tip: Check out the “Quests” section above to find the locations for each sweet treat.
- Daily Chores: Complete five daily quests with your orphan out.
- Any daily quest is eligible to give credit.
- Tip: You don’t actually need to have your orphan out while you work, but be sure they are summoned prior to turning a quest in.
- Hail To The King, Baby: Defeat King Ymiron in Utgarde Pinnacle with your orphan out.
- Head to Utgarde Pinnacle, summon your orphan, and defeat King Ymiron on either Normal or Heroic difficulty.
- Home Alone: Use your Hearthstone while your orphan is with you.
- Pretty simple: summon orphan, use your Hearthstone or Hearthstone toy.
- School of Hard Knocks: Take your orphan into the battlegrounds and complete the feats listed below.
- Players must complete each objective while their orphan is summoned.
- Tip: As of 2022, this achievement is no longer required for the Children’s Week meta.
- Veteran Nanny: Acquire Egbert’s Egg, Sleepy Willy, and Elekk Training Collar.
- Complete the quests to receive each pet. Purchasing or trading the pet cage will not give credit toward the achievement.