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Art Play: Paint With Nature

In this unstructured class you are free to explore your own art ideas and try painting with feathers, leaves, flowers and other natural objects at your own pace. ABOUT THIS CLASS Date: Tuesday July 10th Time: 2pm   Class Length: 1 hour For: Students in Year 1 to Year 6 Cost: $20

Art Heroes: Catrabbit

Be inspired by the soft sculptures of this contemporary Australian artist. Explore friendship and cute animals to create adorable masterpieces.  ABOUT THIS CLASS  Date: Wednesday July 11th   Time: 9.30am   Class Length: 3 hours For: Students in Year 1 to Year 6 Cost: $60

Art Play: Family Draw With Nature

Create amazing art with your child. In this unstructured class you are free to explore your own art ideas and try drawing with natural objects at your own pace. Use charcoal, sticks dipped in ink and more! ABOUT THIS CLASS  Date: Wednesday July 11th Time: 2pm Class Length: 1 hour For: Students in Year 1 to Year 6 AND an Adult Cost: $35 (1 adult & 1 child) $20 per additional child Max. 3 children per adult.

Art Heroes: Eric Carle

Explore the collages and picture books of one of our favourite illustrators. Be inspired by colour, texture, and animals to create your own masterpieces. ABOUT THIS CLASS Date: Thursday July 112h Time: 9.30am   Class Length: 3 hours For: Students in Year 1 to Year 6 Cost: $60

Art Play: Print With Foam

In this unstructured class you are free to explore your own art ideas and pressing and inking your own stencil and printing plate creations!  ABOUT THIS CLASS  Date: Thursday July 12th Time: 2pm   Class Length: 1 hour For: Students in Year 1 to Year 6 Cost: $20

Eco Studio: Edible Art

Learn about the tasty, and not so tasty, things in nature. Create art inspired by your learning – paint, sculpt, draw and make art with plants.   ABOUT THIS CLASS Date: Friday July 13th   Time: 9.30am   Class Length: 3 hours For: Students in Year 1 to Year 6 Cost: $60

Circus WA

Come down to the Big Top at 92 Adelaide Street and discover the thrill and joy of Circus! And get fit! Take on the challenge of walking the tight-wire, mastering juggling, diablo or devil-sticks, hanging from the trapeze or ascending the silks. Whether you are 2 or 82, CircusWA has something for you - Term classes, workshops for schools, community groups and businesses, Circus birthday parties and Tiny Tumblers for 2-4 year olds. Book a trial class or visit our website www.circuswa.com for more information.    

Creative Kids Art Club

Creative Kids Art Club runs art and craft activities for 4 to 14 yr olds. Our classes are run by experienced art teachers, for 8 weeks during the school term, with all materials provided. We cover a range of new projects every term including activities from: painting on canvas, mask making, drawing, decoupage, sewing, sculpture, clay work, papier mache, print making and more. Our classes are suitable for new and continuing students. We also run a holiday workshop program and art birthday parties.

Fremantle's top 10 free school holiday activities

Sharpen the kids’ word sleuth skills with the #Freo_Babble hunt, visit the museums, hire a bike - here's our top ten free things to do with the kids. 1. Transportation Exhibition at Fremantle Prison In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the arrival of the Hougoumont, the last convict ship to arrive in Australia, Fremantle Prison’s new exhibition Transportation examines the forced migration of convicts from Britain to Australia in the 18th and 19th centuries. 2. #Freo_Babble letter sleuth game Pick up a #Freo_Babble map from Fremantle Visitor Centre, WA Shipwrecks Museum or Oxfam or download and collect the letters from Freo businesses to make out the mystery song title. You could win fabulous prizes including a $500 shopping spree. 3. Visit the shipwrecks at WA Shipwrecks Museum Recognised as the foremost maritime archaeology museum in the southern hemisphere and housed in a 1850s-era Commissariat building the galleries house hundreds of relics from ships wrecked along WA's treacherous coastline, including the original timbers from the Batavia (wrecked in 1629), the de Vlamingh plate, and also countless artefacts from the Dutch shipwrecks Zuytdorp, Zeewijk and Vergulde Draeck. 4. Free bike hire from Fremantle Visitor Centre This free bike hire service with bikes for adults and kids (8+ years) operates from the Fremantle Visitor Centre in Kings Square. Bikes can be used anywhere in the Fremantle area. There are a limited number of bikes available for hire so arrive early to avoid disappointment. Read our South Beach to Leighton cycling blog for bike ride ideas. 5. Take a spin at the Esplanade Youth Plaza Pack up the kid’s skateboards, scooters or roller skates and spend an afternoon at one of the most popular skate facilities in the metro area. There’s also places to try ping pong, rock climbing, slack-lining and parkour and the playground adjacent to the plaza has swings and a giant climbing frame. Bring a picnic or grab a bite to eat from nearby cafés and restaurants all within walking distance. 6. Firing of the cannon at the Round House Opened in 1831, Round House is the oldest public building in Western Australia. Hear the story of why the cannon is fired every day at 1 pm – visitors can even apply to act as the honorary gunner! 7. Self-guided walking trails Explore Fremantle attractions, history, cultural heritage and the arts with one of the Explore Fremantle walking trails. There are eleven trails to choose from including street art, Walk with the Windsors, heritage highlights and Manjaree. The trails work on iPhone and Android devices (you can connect to FREBytes free wifi in the CBD). 8. Visit the giant fish tanks at Cicerello’s Over 50 species of marine life, all collected in Fremantle waters housed in a giant aquarium holding over 20,000 litres of water. 9. Bird watching around Fremantle Get to know the species of birdlife around Freo. Download a copy of the Birdwatching around Fremantle guide and challenge the kids to spot an Australasian darter or a Wilson’s Storm Petrel. 10. Swan River, beaches, parks and playgrounds Sometimes it’s the simple things in life that create the best memories and Fremantle has amazing outdoor spaces for the kids to run around... skimming stones under the traffic bridge, collecting shells at South Beach or a picnic beside the lake at Booyeembara Park, here's some of the best spots. After you’ve exhausted the kids there are plenty of kid friendly places to pick up lunch or a drink (the nature play area behind Moore & Moore and Paper Bird Children's Books and Arts is a favourite). Our school holiday program has some great coupon offers from local businesses and don’t forget to tag @fremantlestory on Instagram–we’d love to see what you get up to.

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Events for kids

There are lots of fun things to do in Fremantle with kids from taking part in one of the skateboarding workshops during school holidays to enjoying the annual Children’s Fiesta during the Fremantle Festival. Check our listings to find out what’s on in Freo and plan your day. There are lots of family friendly events throughout the year to keep the kids amused.