Asking based on the TV show, information from the books welcome as part of any answer:

In the episode "The Door" (S6E5), we see a few of the Children of the Forest defend the outgoing Three-Eyed-Raven. None of the Children present survive that defense.

Are there any other Children in Westeros or were those the only ones?

One aspect of this is whether...

The Others/White Walkers could be created again by any remaining Children, assuming the White Walkers were all killed in GoT S8E3.


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We Do Not Know

The only Children of the Forest we see in the series are those at the Cave of the Three Eyed Raven and they get wiped out. I would imagine though that these are supposed to be the last Children of the Forest as they were being slaughtered by men.

LEAF: We were at war. We were being slaughtered. Our sacred trees cut down. We needed to defend ourselves.

BRAN: From whom?

LEAF: From you. From men.

Game of Thrones, Season 6 Episode 5, "The Door"

In the books the cave is said to be filled with thousands of bones but only 3 living Singers (another name for the Children of the Forest) so we can assume that they are dwindling and are almost wiped out.

The caves were timeless, vast, silent. They were home to more than three score living singers and the bones of thousands dead, and extended far below the hollow hill. "Men should not go wandering in this place," Leaf warned them. "The river you hear is swift and black, and flows down and down to a sunless sea. And there are passages that go even deeper, bottomless pits and sudden shafts, forgotten ways that lead to the very center of the earth. Even my people have not explored them all, and we have lived here for a thousand thousand of your man-years."

A Dance with Dragons, Bran III

Of course we only know of those we see so there could be other groups of Children out there somewhere but until mentioned I doubt it.

Note that in the books Leaf "walked the world of men" and so there could be some Children still living amongst men in hiding.

Meera said, "You speak the Common Tongue now."

"For him. The Bran boy. I was born in the time of the dragon, and for two hundred years I walked the world of men, to watch and listen and learn. I might be walking still, but my legs were sore and my heart was weary, so I turned my feet for home."

A Dance with Dragons, Bran II

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    You quote seems to say "three score" living singers, though it is in the past tense. Is there another section focusing on there being three currently surviving (as of that exchange)? May 2, 2019 at 15:37
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    @Kepotx, in which case "thousands of bones but only 3 living Singers" should read 3 score. Sorry, I didn't quite make my point clear originally. May 2, 2019 at 15:46
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    Still not sure these comments are being clear enough: A "score" is 20. If the book said there were "three score" of them, that's a fancy way of saying roughly 60, not three. Pretty big difference there.
    – T.E.D.
    May 2, 2019 at 21:50
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    "Score" is a count of 20. "three score" is 60 individuals.
    – Nomenator
    May 2, 2019 at 21:50
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    awoiaf.westeros.org/index.php/Ghost_of_High_Heart this is the one I meant, aparently she was claimed to be a child of the forest but probably isn't
    – Pallie
    May 3, 2019 at 9:21

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