Are your children aged over 12 and looking for an adventure during the school holidays? Why not visit Fremantle Prison for a Tunnels Tour. Participants will be provided with a hardhat, overalls and boots before charging their headlamps and locking into the ladder system for a 20 metre descent into the depths below. They will trek through sections of the labyrinth of tunnels on foot, board a replica convict punt to explore the submerged passageways accessible only by boat and discover original blast holes, bores, oil lamp recesses and artefacts from the days when working in the tunnels was hard labour for prisoners. Children must be accompanied by an adult aged 18+. Fremantle Prison will be offering discounted family passes for the Tunnels Tour during the school holiday period (8 April – 23 April, inclusive)
Have you ever loved an animal? Have you ever wondered why they are so loyal? Based on a true story from Japan, Hachikō is a theatrical celebration of the remarkable joy and companionship that an animal can bring to our lives and a perfect family outing. Simplicity, beauty and gentle poetic storytelling in this carefully crafted Spare Parts production ensures both children and adults alike will be drawn into the true story of a dog that waited at a Tokyo train station every day for nine years for his master to return. Time: 10am & 1pm Daily plus 6.30pm performance 12 AprilNo shows on public holidays, Easter Public holidays or Sundays Suitable age range: Suitable for children aged 5 and aboveDuration: 50 min + 10 min Q&A Image Jarrad Seng
During school holidays children age 6 -14 can join their parents or grandparents in a class for free. The aim of the class is to improve postural and movement awareness to enhance overall health and wellbeing. bookings please contact Christiane at 0416 469 071
With our brewery based on the water’s edge we’ve always had a strong connection to the ocean. That’s why we’ve teamed up with Coastcare to help keep WA’s coastline pristine. Join us at Little Creatures on Saturday the 8th of April as we begin potting over 3000 native seedlings that will be planted across Fremantle beaches and bushland later in 2017. This unique social community event is open to everyone in the community and will be guided by experts from APACE Nursery with the aim of teaching all involved about local species and how to germinate them. There will be activities for kids and adults, a BBQ and a chance to try Elsie- our new WA Ale afterwards. All seedlings propagated on the day will be taken back to APACE Nursery until they have matured. Later in 2017 these seedlings will distributed amongst Friends of Freo (a collective of local Landcare and Coastcare Groups) and planted across numerous revegetation sites across Fremantle. These seedlings will provide important food sources and habitat for local fauna and also work towards increasing biodiversity and tree canopy cover in Freo. It’s a fun event with seriously positive outcomes. This event is primarily a social event for all of those volunteers who work hard to make Freo the great place it is, put it’s also any opportunity for Little Creatures to give something back to this great town.
Make marvellous muddy art! Paint, sculpt and create using clay, paints and natural objects. For students aged 3 to 5 (adults stay and join in the class). This is a 90 minute class
Junior Marine Biologists wanted! Discover the new WA Down Under gallery this school holidays. Meet our Megamouth Shark, explore coral reefs and interact with our digital animals in our Blue Room experience. Kids can even dive deeper into marine biology with a range of other school holiday activities.Proudly supported by Woodside. Visit www.museum.wa.gov.au for more information. WA Maritime Museum entry fees apply for accompanying adult.
Make a fabulous fish mobile or decorate your own sea creature puppet! Colour in your own sea creature and bring it to life on our amazing digital animation screen! Visit our website for more information, WA Maritime Museum entry fees apply for accompanying adult. Ages 4+ Bookings required for groups 10+ by calling 1300 134 081
The Revealed Exhibition features works by more than 75 of the best new and emerging Aboriginal artists from all over WA, showcasing the diverse and vibrant state of contemporary Aboriginal art. Featuring paintings, prints, wood carvings, photography, textiles, video, weaving and more, this enticing and sometimes surprising exhibition presents the work of artists from extremely remote areas alongside those from regional towns and metropolitan Perth. All works in the exhibition are for sale. Opening Fri 7 Apr | 6:30pm | Free | Exhibition Runs Sat 8 Apr – Sun 21 May
Revealed returns to FAC in 2017. On Saturday 8 April, Aboriginal art centres from across the state will be selling original, affordable works at the Revealed WA Aboriginal Art Market. Don’t miss this once-a-year opportunity to buy works directly from emerging and established Aboriginal artists. With works starting at $50 and 100% of profits from sales returning to the makers and art centres, this is a great chance to acquire a range of quality new works. Revealed brings together artists from the Kimberley, Pilbara, Mid-West, Goldfields, Western Desert, Great Southern and metropolitan areas to showcase the vibrant diversity of WA Aboriginal art. Browse a variety of works in FAC’s leafy Front Garden including paintings, textiles, woven items, artefacts, ceramics, jewellery and more. Revealed is funded by the Western Australian Government through the Department of Culture and the Arts; and the Australian Government through the Indigenous Visual Arts Industry Support program. Sat 8 Apr | 10am–5pm | Front Garden | Free Entry
Search for a little bit of marine magic as you explore our galleries on a hunt for fairy doors. Meet our local sea fairy for stories, craft and face painting. Sea fairies Sea fairies have come and hidden in the Museum! Search the WA Shipwrecks Museum high and low to find their secret doors. Join sea fairy’s amazing storytelling sessions. Ages 3+ Bookings required for groups 10+ by calling 1300 134 081
Why not become part of marine life? Join us for face painting and explore our amazing undersea world. Visit our website for more information. WA Maritime Museum entry fees apply for accompanying adult. Ages 4+ Bookings required for groups 10+ by calling 1300 134 081
Colour your own fairy or goblin crown and create your own fabulous fairy door to take home! Ages 4+ Cost: $3 fairy crown $5 fairy door Bookings required for groups 10+ by calling 1300 134 081