WoW: Children’s Week Achievement Guide

Children’s Week Achievement Guide for World of Warcraft

by Breanni

In the World of Warcraft, Children’s Week comes every spring. During this time, forces of the Horde and the Alliance are encouraged to give a little back to their respective communities by temporarily adopting an orphan. This babysitting is well worth the time, as it allows players to collect a few of several Children’s Week companions!

Note by Spitt – VIP members can use the attached in-game guide at the bottom of the page, to get the achievements.  It’s been mapped to provide the fastest route to getting this achievement and rewards.

About Children’s Week


A blood elf orphan

What is Children’s Week?

Children’s Week is an in-game World of Warcraft event that occurs annually for one week of the year during the month of May. Blizzard describes the event as follows:

All orphans wish they had someone to show them the wonders of the world. Throughout the year, they 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 venture out into the world alone and see the sights their parents would have shown them. During Children’s Week, though, brave adventurers for the Horde and the Alliance can make these kids’ dreams come true!

The reward for helping the orphans of various cities is access to several rare companion pets. These pets can only be obtained during this annual event, so don’t miss out!

Children’s Week minipet rewards

There are eight Children’s Week minipets available as quest rewards. Players can choose one of three companions for completing each series of quests in Azeroth and Outland, and one of two companions at the start of the Northrend quest line.

Azeroth rewards:
Mr. Wiggles
uncommon — binds when picked up
Speedy
uncommon — binds when picked up
Whiskers the Rat
uncommon — binds when picked up


Outland rewards:
Egbert
Quest reward: [65]Back to the Orphanage
rare — binds when picked up
Peanut
Quest reward: [65]Back to the Orphanage
rare — binds when picked up
Willy
Quest reward: [65]Back to the Orphanage
rare — binds when picked up


Northrend rewards:
Curious Oracle Hatchling
Quest reward (via mail): [75]Back to the Orphanage
rare — binds when picked up
Curious Wolvar Pup
Quest reward (via mail): [75]Back to the Orphanage
rare — binds when picked up


Children’s Week FAQ

Q: When is Children’s Week?

A: Children’s Week in World of Warcraft occurs at the beginning of May (usually May 1st to May 8th).


Q: What quests are available during Children’s Week?

A: There’s a series of quests in Azeroth (Stormwind for the Alliance and Orgrimmar for the Horde) available to characters level 10 and up. For those with the Burning Crusade expansion, there is also a series of quests available for both factions in Shattrath City (which is found in northwestern Terokkar Forest). These quests are available to characters who are level 60 and up. Finally, there are two quest chains available in Northrend for players with the Wrath of the Lich King expansion. These Northrend chains are avialable to horde and alliance, although only one chain may be completed per year.

All of these quests involve taking an orphan to various points of interest. No combat is necessary, except when making your way each location.


Q: How do orphans work?

A: When you accept the first quest of each chain, you’ll receive an [Orphan Whistle]. Use this whistle to summon your orphan. Note that an orphan acts just like a companion pet. An orphan will take the place of any currently summoned companion. They cannot be attacked or killed. Additionally, orphans will follow their caregivers on foot, regardless of speed. However, if you should mount a taxi, use a portal, or hearth, you will need to resummon your orphan.


Q: If I did the Children’s Week quests last year, will I be able to do them again this year?

A: Yes.

Every event has always offered repeatable content. Therefore, you will be able to do the chain again this year, allowing you to collect a different pet than you chose last year. You can also repeat the quests again next year, giving you access to yet another pet at that time.


Q: Can I complete the Azeroth quests, the Outland quests, and the Northrend quests?

A: Yes.


Q: What level should I be to safely complete the Outland quests?

A: The initial quest becomes available at 60. Those who are 60-62 may have an easier time traveling in a group. Characters that are 63+ should have little trouble soloing the quests.


Q: What level should I be to safely complete the Northrend quests?

A: The initial quest becomes available at 70. Those who are below 73 may have an easier time traveling in a group. Characters that are 74+ should have little trouble soloing the quests.


Q: Can I do the Wolvar quests if I’m currently allied with the Oracles, and vice-versa?

A: Yes. Your current standing with The Oracles and The Frenzyheart Tribe has no bearing on these quests.


Q: How long will the quests take to complete?

A: Each series of quests typically take about 1-2 hours to complete (even less time using portals).


Q: Can I keep my orphan as a pet?

A: In the past, some players intentionally did not turn in the final quest in order to keep the whistle to summon their orphan year-round. But this was unintended by the developers. In 2006, they added a 7-day duration to the original whistles (2-day for blood elf and draenei children whistles) so they could no longer be kept long-term.

Also, keeping an orphan whistle is counterproductive, as it uses up a quest slot and prevents you from receiving your companion pet reward.

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Azeroth Children’s Week Quests

Alliance walkthrough (Azeroth)

Before you embark upon this quest chain, you may wish to toggle your hearthstone to the Stormwind City inn. Doing so will allow you to quickly return to Stormwind to complete the final quests in the series.

TIP TIP: Mages are encouraged to use portal spells and shamans to use Astral Recall (with their hearthstone set to Shattrath City or Dalaran). Additionally, anyone with a few Scrolls of Recall can pull this off too. All of these spells enable characters to cover distances more quickly allowing them to complete the quests in roughly half the time.
  1. To begin this series, go to Stormwind City and accept the quest Children’s Week (level 10+) offered by Orphan Matron Nightingale (map below). You will receive a [Human Orphan Whistle].
Orphan Matron Nightingale

Orphan Matron Nightingale

  1. Use the [Human Orphan Whistle] to summon your orphan. Talk to the orphan to complete the quest. Completing this quest will unlock the next three quests in the series. Accept all three.
  2. First, take the boat from Stormwind City to Auberdine in Darkshore. From there, fly (or take the boat) to Teldrassil and go through the portal into Darnassus. Head to the Darnassus Bank (map below). Summon your orphan to complete the quest The Bough of the Eternals. Be sure you receive credit before you leave the area.
Darnassus Bank

Darnassus Bank

  1. When finished in Darnasus, return to Auberdine and take the boat back to Stormwind City.
  2. From Stormwind, head to Westfall and go to the Westfall Lighthouse (map below). Summon your orphan to complete the quest Spooky Lighthouse. Be sure you receive credit before you leave the area.
Westfall Lighthouse

Westfall Lighthouse

  1. Next, go to Loch Modan and head to the Stonewrought Dam (map below). Summon your orphan to complete the quest The Stonewrought Dam. Be sure you receive credit before you leave the area.
Stonewrought Dam

Stonewrought Dam

  1. After completing these three quests, your orphan will offer you a fourth quest: Jaina’s Autograph. Accept it.
  2. Go to Menethil Harbor in the Wetlands. From there, take the boat to Theramore Isle. Seek out Jaina Proudmoore (map below) at the top of the tower—not the barracks (the tower is taller and narrower). Speak to Jaina to receive her autograph. Summon your orphan to complete the quest.
Jaina Proudmoore

Jaina Proudmoore

  1. Your orphan will offer you a fifth quest: You Scream, I Scream… Accept it and return to Stormwind City. Seek out Emmithue Smails (a gnomish vendor) between the mailbox and the inn and purchase some [Tigule and Foror’s Strawberry Ice Cream]. Summon your orphan to complete the quest.
  2. Your orphan will offer you a sixth and final quest: A Warden of the Alliance. Simply return to Orphan Matron Nightingale, who will collect your orphan whistle and reward you with your choice of [Piglet’s Collar], [Turtle Box], [Rat Cage], or a [Curmudgeon’s Payoff] (a bag of 5 gold — for those who like telling children there’s no Greatfather Winter).

Horde walkthrough (Azeroth)

Before you embark upon this quest chain, you may wish to toggle your hearthstone to the Orgrimmar inn. Doing so will allow you to quickly return to Orgrimmar to complete the final quests in the series.

TIP TIP: Mages are encouraged to use portal spells and shamans to use Astral Recall (with their hearthstone set to Shattrath City or Dalaran). Additionally, anyone with a few Scrolls of Recall can pull this off too. All of these spells enable characters to cover distances more quickly allowing them to complete the quests in roughly half the time.
  1. To begin this series, go to Orgrimmar and accept the quest Children’s Week (level 10+) offered by Orphan Matron Battlewail (map below). You will receive an [Orcish Orphan Whistle].
Orphan Matron Battlewail

Orphan Matron Battlewail

  1. Use the [Orcish Orphan Whistle] to summon your orphan. Talk to the orphan to complete the quest. Completing this quest will unlock the next three quests in the series. Accept all three.
  2. First, go to The Barrens and head to the Mor’shan Rampart (map below). Summon your orphan to complete the quest Gateway to the Frontier. Be sure you receive credit before you leave the area.
Mor’shan Rampart

Mor'shan Rampart

  1. Next, remaining in The Barrens, head to the docks in Ratchet (map below). Summon your orphan to complete the quest Down at the Docks. Be sure you receive credit before you leave the area.
Docks in Ratchet

Docks in Ratchet

  1. Third, return to Orgrimmar and take the zepplin to Undercity in Tirisfal Glades. Head to the Lordaeron Throne Room (map below). Summon your orphan to complete the quest Lordaeron Throne Room. Be sure you receive credit before you leave the area.
Lordaeron Throne Room

Lordaeron Throne Room

  1. After completing these three quests, your orphan will offer you a fourth quest: Cairne’s Hoofprint. Accept it.
  2. Return to the Undercity zepplin ride it back to Orgrimmar. From there, hop a flight to Thunder Bluff. Seek out Cairne Bloodhoof (map below) on the eastern central rise. Speak to Cairne to receive his hoofprint. Summon your orphan to complete the quest.
Cairne Bloodhoof

Cairne Bloodhoof

  1. Your orphan will offer you a fifth quest: You Scream, I Scream… Accept it and return to Orgrimmar. Seek out Alowicious Czervik (a goblin vendor) between the mailbox and the auction house and purchase some [Tigule and Foror’s Strawberry Ice Cream]. Summon your orphan to complete the quest.
  2. Your orphan will offer you a sixth and final quest: A Warden of the Horde. Simply return to Orphan Matron Battlewail, who will collect your orphan whistle and reward you with your choice of [Piglet’s Collar], [Turtle Box], [Rat Cage], or a [Curmudgeon’s Payoff] (a bag of 5 gold — for those who like telling children there’s no Greatfather Winter).

Outland Children’s Week Quests

Alliance walkthrough (Outland)

Before you embark upon this quest chain, you may wish to toggle your hearthstone to an inn in Shattrath City. Doing so will allow you to quickly return to Shattrath to complete the final quest in the series.

TIP TIP: Mages are encouraged to use portal spells and shamans to use Astral Recall (with their hearthstone set to Shattrath City or Dalaran). Additionally, anyone with a few Scrolls of Recall can pull this off too. All of these spells enable characters to cover distances more quickly allowing them to complete the quests in roughly half the time.
  1. To begin this series, go to Shattrath City and accept the quest Children’s Week (level 60+) offered by Orphan Matron Mercy (map below). You will receive a [Draenei Orphan Whistle].
Orphan Matron Mercy

Orphan Matron Mercy

  1. Use the [Draenei Orphan Whistle] to summon your orphan. Talk to the orphan to complete the quest. Completing this quest will unlock the next three quests in the series. Accept all three.
  2. First, leave Shattrath City and head south to the center of Auchindoun (map below). Summon your orphan to complete the quest Auchindoun and the Ring of Observance. Be sure you receive credit before you leave the area.
Center of Auchindoun

Center of Auchindoun

  1. Next, go to Hellfire Penninsula and head to the Dark Portal (map below). Summon your orphan to complete the quest A Trip to the Dark Portal. Be sure you receive credit before you leave the area.
Dark Portal

Dark Portal

  1. Third, go to Nagrand and head to Aeris Landing (map below). Summon your orphan and speak to Jheel to complete the quest Jheel is at Aeris Landing! Be sure you receive credit before you leave the area.
Aeris Landing (Jheel)

Aeris Landing (Jheel)

  1. After completing these three quests, your orphan will offer you a fourth quest, Time to Visit the Caverns, and a fifth quest, The Seat of the Naaru. Accept them both.
  2. Return to Shattrath City. From there, use the portal to The Exodar. Once you’ve arrived, head downward within the central gallery to the bottom of the Seat of the Naru – O’ros (map below). Summon your orphan and speak to O’ros to complete the quest The Seat of the Naaru.
O’ros & Farseer Nobundo

O'ros & Farseer Nobundo

  1. Oro’s will grant you then next quest in the series, Call on the Farseer. Remaining within the Exodar, travel west to the Crystal Hall – Farseer Nobundo (map above). Head due south of the center of the Crystal Hall, then move a bit west and northward. Nobundo is found on the second level. Speak to him to complete the quest.
  2. Next, if you are revered with The Keepers of Time, you can transport directly to The Caverns of Time in Tanaris (map below). If not, take the boat to Auberdine. From Auberdine, fly to Gadgetzan, and then head southeast to the entrance.
The Caverns of Time

The Caverns of Time

  1. Seek out Alurmi (a female blood elf) who’s stationed along the cave pathway, fairly close to the central cavern. Purchase a [Toy Dragon]. Then head into the center of the central cavern. Summon your orphan in front of Zaladormu (a large bronze dragon) to complete the quest Time to Visit the Caverns.
  2. Your orphan will offer you a seventh and final quest: Back to the Orphanage. Return to Shattrath City (hearth if possible) and Orphan Matron Mercy, who will collect your orphan whistle and reward you with your choice of [Egbert’s Egg], [Sleepy Willy], or an [Elekk Training Collar].

Horde walkthrough (Outland)

Before you embark upon this quest chain, you may wish to toggle your hearthstone to an inn in Shattrath City. Doing so will allow you to quickly return to Shattrath to complete the final quest in the series.

TIP TIP: Mages are encouraged to use portal spells and shamans to use Astral Recall (with their hearthstone set to Shattrath City or Dalaran). Additionally, anyone with a few Scrolls of Recall can pull this off too. All of these spells enable characters to cover distances more quickly allowing them to complete the quests in roughly half the time.
  1. To begin this series, go to Shattrath City and accept the quest Children’s Week (level 60+) offered by Orphan Matron Mercy (map below). You will receive a [Blood Elf Orphan Whistle].
Orphan Matron Mercy

Orphan Matron Mercy

  1. Use the [Blood Elf Orphan Whistle] to summon your orphan. Talk to the orphan to complete the quest. Completing this quest will unlock the next three quests in the series. Accept all three.
  2. First, go to Hellfire Penninsula and head to the Dark Portal (map below). Summon your orphan to complete the quest A Trip to the Dark Portal. Be sure you receive credit before you leave the area.
Dark Portal

Dark Portal

  1. Next, go to western Zangarmarsh and head to Sporeggar (map below). Summon your orphan and speak to Hch’uu to complete the quest Hch’uu and the Mushroom People. Be sure you receive credit before you leave the area.
Sporeggar (Hch’uu)

Sporeggar (Hch'uu)

  1. Third, go to Nagrand and head to the Throne of Elements (map below). Summon your orphan and speak to Elementalist Sharvak (a female orc) to complete the quest Visit the Throne of the Elements Be sure you receive credit before you leave the area.
Throne of Elements

Throne of Elements

  1. After completing these three quests, your orphan will offer you a fourth quest, Time to Visit the Caverns, and a fifth quest, Now, When I Grow Up…. Accept them both.
  2. Return to Shattrath City. From there, use the portal to Silvermoon City. Once you’ve arrived, head south to the Walk of Elders (map below). Summon your orphan and to complete the quest Now, When I Grow Up…
Walk of Elders

Walk of Elders

  1. Next, if you are revered with The Keepers of Time, you can transport directly to The Caverns of Time in Tanaris (map below). If not, take the portal in Silvermoon to Undercity. From there, take the zepplin to Orgrimmar, fly to Gadgetzan, and then head southeast to the Caverns of Time.
The Caverns of Time

The Caverns of Time

  1. Seek out Alurmi (a female blood elf) who’s stationed along the cave pathway, fairly close to the central cavern. Purchase a [Toy Dragon]. Then head into the center of the central cavern. Summon your orphan in front of Zaladormu (a large bronze dragon) to complete the quest Time to Visit the Caverns.
  2. Your orphan will offer you a sixth and final quest: Back to the Orphanage. Return to Shattrath City (hearth if possible) and Orphan Matron Mercy, who will collect your orphan whistle and reward you with your choice of [Egbert’s Egg], [Sleepy Willy], or an [Elekk Training Collar].

Northrend Children’s Week Quests

Oracle walkthrough (Northrend)

Before you embark upon this quest chain, you may wish to toggle your hearthstone to an inn in Dalaran. Doing so will allow you to quickly return to Dalaran to complete the final quests in the series.

TIP TIP: Unlike other Children’s Week quests, the pet rewarded by the Northrend series is determined before you begin the quests. Choose the Oracles orphan to receive the Oracle Hatchling or the Wolvar orphan to receive the Wolvar Pup. Your existing allegiance to either The Oracles or The Frenzyheart Tribe does not limit your choice.
  1. To begin this series, go to Dalaran and accept the quest Little Orphan Roo of the Oracles offered by Orphan Matron Aria (map below). You will receive an [Oracle Orphan Whistle].
Orphan Matron Aria

Orphan Matron Aria

  1. Use your orphan whistle to summon your orphan. Talk to the orphan to complete the quest. Completing this quest will unlock the next three quests in the series. Accept all three.
  2. First, go to Grizzly Hills and head to Grizzlemaw (map below). Summon your orphan to complete the quest The Biggest Tree Ever! Be sure you receive credit before you leave the area.
Grizzlemaw

Grizzlemaw

  1. Next, go to Dragonblight and head to the Bronze Dragonshrine (map below). Summon your orphan to complete the quest The Bronze Dragonshrine. Be sure you receive credit before you leave the area.
Bronze Dragonshrine

Bronze Dragonshrine

  1. Third, go to Borean Tundra and head to Winterfin Retreat (map below). Summon your orphan to complete the quest Playmates! Be sure you receive credit before you leave the area.
Winterfin Retreat

Winterfin Retreat

  1. After completing these three quests, your orphan will offer you a fourth quest, The Dragon Queen, and a fifth quest, Meeting a Great One. Accept them both.
  2. Now go to Sholazar Basin and head through the Waygate (map below) to the Shaper’s Terrace. Summon your orphan near the Etymidian to complete the quest Meeting a Great One. Be sure you receive credit before you leave the area.
Waygate (leads to Shaper’s Terrace)

Waygate

  1. Next, return to Dragonblight and head to the top of Wyrmrest Temple (map below). Summon your orphan near Alexstrasza to complete the quest The Dragon Queen.
Wyrmrest Temple (Alexstrasza)

Wyrmrest Temple

  1. At this point, use your hearthstone and return to Dalaran. When you arrive, head to The Wonderworks (map below). Purchase a [Small Paper Zeppelin] from Jepetto Joybuzz. Throw it to your orphan to complete the quest A Trip To The Wonderworks.
The Wonderworks

The Wonderworks

  1. Your orphan will offer you a seventh and final quest: Back to the Orphanage. Return to Orphan Matron Aria, who will collect your orphan whistle. After a few minutes, you will receive a letter from your orphan with a [Curious Oracle Hatchling] attached.

Wolvar walkthrough (Northrend)

Before you embark upon this quest chain, you may wish to toggle your hearthstone to an inn in Dalaran. Doing so will allow you to quickly return to Dalaran to complete the final quests in the series.

TIP TIP: Unlike other Children’s Week quests, the pet rewarded by the Northrend series is determined before you begin the quests. Choose the Oracles orphan to receive the Oracle Hatchling or the Wolvar orphan to receive the Wolvar Pup. Your existing allegiance to either The Oracles or The Frenzyheart Tribe does not limit your choice.
  1. To begin this series, go to Dalaran and accept the quest Little Orphan Kekek of the Wolvar offered by Orphan Matron Aria (map below). You will receive a [Wolvar Orphan Whistle].
Orphan Matron Aria

Orphan Matron Aria

  1. Use your orphan whistle to summon your orphan. Talk to the orphan to complete the quest. Completing this quest will unlock the next three quests in the series. Accept all three.
  2. First, go to Grizzly Hills and head to Grizzlemaw (map below). Summon your orphan to complete the quest Home of the Bear-Men. Be sure you receive credit before you leave the area.
Grizzlemaw

Grizzlemaw

  1. Next, go to Dragonblight and head to the Bronze Dragonshrine (map below). Summon your orphan to complete the quest The Bronze Dragonshrine. Be sure you receive credit before you leave the area.
Bronze Dragonshrine

Bronze Dragonshrine

  1. Third, head southwest to the Snowfall Glade (map below). Summon your orphan to complete the quest Playmates! Be sure you receive credit before you leave the area.
Snowfall Glade

Snowfall Glade

  1. After completing these three quests, your orphan will offer you a fourth quest, The Dragon Queen, and a fifth quest, The Mighty Hemet Nesingwary. Accept them both.
  2. Head northeast to the top of Wyrmrest Temple (map below). Summon your orphan near Alexstrasza to complete the quest The Dragon Queen.
Wyrmrest Temple (Alexstrasza)

Wyrmrest Temple

  1. Now go to Sholazar Basin and head to the Nessingwary Base Camp (map below). Summon your orphan near Hemet Nessingwary to complete the quest The Mighty Hemet Nesingwary. Be sure you receive credit before you leave the area.
Nessingwary Base Camp

Nessingwary Base Camp

  1. Next, use your hearthstone and return to Dalaran. When you arrive, head to The Wonderworks (map below). Purchase a [Small Paper Zeppelin] from Jepetto Joybuzz. Throw it to your orphan to complete the quest A Trip To The Wonderworks.
The Wonderworks

The Wonderworks

  1. Your orphan will offer you a seventh and final quest: Back to the Orphanage. Return to Orphan Matron Aria, who will collect your orphan whistle. After a few minutes, you will receive a letter from your orphan with a [Curious Wolvar Pup] attached.

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Saying Goodbye to Your Orphan

Until next year…

Saying goodbye is never easy. So instead say, “Until next year!” You can count on Children’s Week returning next May, giving you another opportunity to sightsee with the orphans of Warcraft and, more importantly, giving you another chance to collect even more of your favorite Children’s Week pets!




For those wanting an in game guide to the quests and achievements, please see below.  Zygor has now added the Children’s Week achievements into his leveling guide.

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