Children’s Week Has Arrived! May 1–8

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 various sights and experiences of Azeroth.

Overview

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

  • Alliance: Orphan Matron Nightingale in Stormwind
  • Horde: Orphan Matron Battlewail in Orgrimmar
  • All Factions: Orphan Matron Mercy in Shattrath City (requires level 60); Orphan Matron Aria in Dalaran (Northrend; requires level 70)

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.

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:

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 will be rewarded with the Pet Care Package instead which provides a variety of items including pug costumes, Magical Pet Biscuit, and a Flawless Battle-Stone.

Learn more about this in-game holiday on Wowpedia and Wowhead.

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