School holidays

Winter School Holiday Workshop Programs

Have you ever wanted to run away with the circus? Fancy learning how to juggle, walk a tight rope, or swing on a trapeze?? Now is the time to run away with CircusWA. Come on down to Circus WA for our School Holiday Workshops! We're running a series of workshops for ages 5 through to 17. We are excited to announce that these workshops will be running out of our new venue “The Big Top”. We will be located at 92 Adelaide Street, Fremantle (next to Princess May Park).  These 3 day programs will have limited spots, so please book now to avoid…

Family Buffet Movie Nights

Enjoy a delicious family buffet dinner and movie at the Atrium Garden Restaurant, Fremantle. Dinner starts at 5.30pm, then settle the kids in at 6pm to watch Finding Dory while you enjoy your own dinner. Along with your buffet meal, adults can enjoy free coffee and tea and there's unlimited popcorn and fruit punch for kids. This is a great school holiday activity for the whole family!


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Pilates for the whole family

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.   Thursday 9.30-10.20 am at St Paul's Anglican Church, 162 Hampton Rd, Beaconsfield Tuesday 6.30-7.20 pm at Fremantle Primary School Hall, 1 Brennan St, Fremantle RSVP essential  

Indigenous Book Cubby

The Book Cubby is on loan from the State Library of WA for NAIDOC Week and the two weeks following to showcase indigenous books made around Australia. Head to the Fremantle City Library from 5 July to read these fantastic stories in the custom build Book Cubby. 

Junior photography workshop at the WA Maritime Museum

Get creative with a hands-on photography workshop, presented by experts from the West Australian Photographic Federation. Develop or learn photography skills and capture images of an epic voyage within the WA Maritime Museum. Age 8 - 14. WA Maritime Museum entry fees apply for accompanying adult. Bookings required calling 1300 134 081.Junior photographic workshops are kindly supported by Nikon


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Plasticfree Food Wrap Workshop

It's plastic-free July so come along and learn how to reduce the vast amounts of plastic wrap used for food storage and make your own natural, reusable fabric food wraps. Using natural bees wax and cloth we'll create funky wraps of different sizes to be used as lids for storage pots, sandwich wraps, food covers and perfect for taking shopping to stop using uneccessary plastic.


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Jam Time for 6-12 year olds

Come along & learn how to play music with others. Jam Time is a great way to make new friends and have fun over the holidays!  Learn the fundamentals of playing songs together as a group. Make up your own band name. Learn some classic tunes (we will cover reggae, folk, pop & rock genres), then create your own original song together as a band. At the end of the session we will play a little mini-concert for our families. No experience necessary, but kids with musical experience are catered for with more challenging song parts. 


Learn how to make natural, wool felt in this short workshop. We'll learn all about felt and felt making, uses and you'll get hands on with making your own. Take it home and frame for your wall or explore some of the other possibilities using it as a decorative item or as detailing on clothing and bags, jewellery, brooches, pins, hairbands, the possibilities are endless.


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School Holiday Songwriting Circles for Teens and Tweens

Come along with friends or make some new ones & discover the joys of self-expression through music. Exploring a variety of styles, lyrical & melodic content & the myriad inspirations that can help you create your own songs. For the absolute beginner through to experienced young musicians, this circle is a supportive & creative space for sharing encouragement & ideas.    You can do just one, or come along more than once for a new experience & dynamic with different groups as you go. 

NAIDOC Skate Session

Winterworld has come to Fremantle and we have a dedicated NAIDOC week skating session all booked in! Head to the ice skating rink or the skate park to skate the afternoon away listening to our DJ and watching the snow fall!  The Esplanade Youth Plaza is free for all to attend, just bring your own skateboard or scooter! Bookings for ice skating are essential, fees apply. 

The Big HOOHAA Improv Workshop

Laughter is guaranteed… The Big HOO-HAA! will be running an improvisation workshop on Thursday 6 July from 10am-12pm at the Fremantle Town Hall, for young people aged 10+ All the info and rego is here:

Upcycle Gnarly Knits for Kids

This is a fun, creative workshop designed to get kids hands on with repurposing. What to do with those lovely old knits when we've grown up and out or the moths have given them more holes than Swiss cheese? In this workshop we'll rummage through a huge bundle of preloved knits and reinvent them into bags, gloves, legwarmers, scarves, hats, purses, toys, pet jumpers and rocket ships. Okay, so maybe not rocket ships ... Our workshops have everything you'll need to jump in, learn new skills and get creative. At the end of the workshop we invite parents back to…


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Explore the virtual world

Put on a virtual reality headset and transport yourself into a virtual undersea world. Explore the many wonders of the deep in a virtual reality that will take your breath away. WA Maritime Museum entry fees apply for accompanying adult. Ages 10-15. Bookings required by calling 1300 134 081. Places are limited!


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Weaving Workshop

Join artist Lea Taylor in Nyoongar weaving class. Learn different weaving techniques using a combination of natural fibres to create a unique piece.   Bookings essential, cost $68 To book please call The meeting Place on 9432 9678

Sean Choolburra Live in the Heart of Hilton

City of Fremantle celebrating NAIDOC Week 2017 presents a family friendly evening of high energy comedy and dance from one of Australia’s funniest comedians.  Bookings essential, tickets $10.

Ripple Retreats July School Holidays

SCHOOL HOLIDAYS SPECIAL:Year 11 and 12 students - if you are feeling stressed or wound-up about exams, bring your parent/guardian to this retreat and we will let you come for half price. Yep 50% off the full price. :)PLUS: You will learn some great 'take home' tips on how to get rid of that horrid stress, turn on your brain and cope brilliantly with exams.Ripple Retreats are held over one day in a beautiful, serene venue in East Fremantle. Retreat activities include:• Yoga Asana • Meditation • Whole food lunch, morning / afternoon tea / fresh juices• Breathing workshops• Free time to relax and 'Just Be'Our goal is to help nourish your body with yoga, whole foods and fresh juices and balance your mind and heart with breathing, deep relaxation practices, meditation and more!If a day spa equates to a buff & polish of your car, then the experience of a Ripple Retreat is like a 'full service & detail', helping you feel radiant inside and out.Whether you seek that elusive 'pause button' that will allow you to stop, reflect and reclaim your balance, or a nourishing day to help your inner spark burn a little brighter, we welcome you to join us for a day of growth, healing and inspiration.‘Love Love Love - best day ever. Ryoka and Debbie are the most beautiful souls that guide you through a magical day of learning and relaxation in a little oasis. Namaste’ MF‘Thanks Debbie and Ryoka, we had a wonderful day and learnt so much. The relaxation classes and nutritional talk was particularly interesting to us and we have just invested a small fortune at the green grocers for our juices. Best wishes’ H & D ‘Beautiful day, beautiful surroundings, beautiful food, beautiful co -supporter/presenter/sharing coordinators and the most beautiful sleep i have had in ages Thank you Thank you. I am coming again and bringing my Mum or Sister’ HL

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School holidays

Fremantle story is the best website to find out what’s on in Fremantle during the school holidays. Whether you are looking for things to do in Freo for kids, what to do today or Fremantle attractions, Fremantle story brings together a full list of events, courses, performances and workshops including City of Fremantle events, Spare Parts Puppet Theatre shows or workshops at Esplanade Youth Plaza that will keep the kids busy during the school holidays.