School holidays

Art Workshop

Immerse yourself with Kerry King in a Nyoongar cross cultural art class. All materials supplied and no experience necessary.  Bookings essential, cost $58 To book please call the Meeting Place on 9432 9678

Costume Hats and Horns

This introductory workshop is perfect for those interested in cosplay, theatre and performance. We'll be experimenting with different materials and techniques to allow you to create your own set of theatrical horns or costume hat. Because of the nature of the course this is only open to participants aged 12 and over. Steampunk, monster, sinister or stylish you'll first design your headwear then get stuck into our workshop to help you create. Staff will be on hand to advise and guide you and you'll have access to a wide range of foams and fabrics to help you get started.

Puppet Show Mini Workshop

A magical performance of puppetry, acting, live music and singing for kids and parents, based on well known folk tales, followed by a paper puppet in the workshop.  Presented by Five Elements Theatre.

Junk Puppet Workshop

Work with puppeteers from Spare Parts Puppet Theatre to create junk puppets inspired by Shaun Tan’s extraordinary and beautiful tale, The Arrival.

Performing with Puppets

Learn how to bring a puppet to life with experts from Spare Parts Puppet Theatre inspired by the award winning book, The Arrival by Shaun Tan.

Batik Dyeing

This method of wax-resistant dyeing produces stunning lengths of colourful cloth depicting wonderful illustrations and patterns as varied as the imagination. Because of the nature of the course this is only open to participants aged 12 and over. The lengthy but rewarding process is covered in this workshop allowing everyone to get hands on with dying their own pattern or drawing. We'll look at how to create different effects and experiment with drawing on paper and fabric and each student will take home their very own work of art.

Cartoon Animation Workshop

Create tiny character animations! Design a character, learn how to draw keyframes and in-betweens to animate a smooth action. Turn them into animated GIFs and bundle the drawings together into a little flipbook to take home with you.

Experience a Day in a Life of a Uni Student

Visit Notre Dame and get a taste of what uni life is like in Freo’s West End. You can take part in lectures and activities (without the assessments!), join a campus tour, and meet current students and academics. You can choose from a range of study areas including arts & sciences, business, education, health sciences, law, nursing, philosophy and physiotherapy. Once registered you will receive a personalised timetable for the day. Year 12s, you can come to the application workshop at 2.30 pm-3 pm. Advisors will take you step-by-step through the application form and answer all your questions about applying. Bring along your application to have it reviewed or hand it in, if you are ready. We look forward to seeing you there! Questions? Please contact us at future@nd.edu.au or 9433 0612.  

Costume Ears and Tails

This introductory workshop is perfect for those interested in cosplay, theatre and performance. We'll be experimenting with different materials and techniques to allow you to create your own set of theatrical ears or tail. Because of the nature of the course this is only open to participants aged 12 and over. Steampunk, monster, sinister or stylish you'll first design your headwear then get stuck into our workshop to help you create. Staff will be on hand to advise and guide you and you'll have access to a wide range of foams and fabrics to help you get started.

Army Museum of Western Australia

The Army Museum of WA has a collection that encompasses material from the pre-federation period through to the present day, covering both peace-time army units as well as the involvement of West Australians in all major conflicts and operations that Australia was engaged in throughout this period including the South African War, World War 1, World War 2, the Korean War, South Vietnam and the more recent operations such as East Timor, Iraq and Afghanistan. The role of women's services in many of these major conflicts and operations is also integrated with the museum's displays covering these. Highly recommended as one…

Bathers Beach Art Precinct Cliff Uplighting

Watch the sun go down and the lights go up. Colourful up lighting has been installed on the coastal side of the Arthur's Head cliff face between J shed and Kidogo as part of the activation of the Bathers Beach Art Precinct. The lights will be turned on at sunset every evening with extra special lights on the weekends! Come down and have a look at this beautiful precinct.

Bathers Beach Fremantle

One of Fremantle's greatest attractions is its coastline of pristine beaches on the edge of the Indian Ocean. Bathers Beach is perfect for swimming, relaxing, kite surfing, paddling and other leisure activities. There is a wide range of facilities that can be accessed year round, and are utilised by locals and tourists alike. Bathers Beach is a popular beach inner city beach, located between Fishing Boat Harbour and the Round House, is the perfect place to relax and swim. Enjoy fish and chips and watch the sunset.

Birdwatching around Fremantle

Nestled between the Swan River and Indian Ocean, Fremantle provides a number of excellent birdwatching opportunities in some of the most picturesque locations of the metropolitan area. In the coastline areas coastal species such as Crested Tern can easily be encountered, whilst North Mole offers one of the best locations in the metropolitan area to look for pelagic sea bird species such as shearwaters.  The adjoining coastal heath contains species such as White-browed Scrubwren and White-cheeked Honeyeaterand remnant areas of woodland provide habitat for typical bush bird species of the Swan Coastal Plain. A number of birdwatching locations also have…

Captain Cook Cruises WA

Captain Cook Cruises is Perth's premier cruise company, offering it's guests a chance to experience Perth and Fremantle from a completely unique perspective, with picturesque cruises along the beautiful Swan River.Cruises depart from Fremantle at Victoria Quay (B Shed) every day at 11.15 am, 12.45 pm & 3.45 pm, arriving in Perth's CBD at the magnificant Elizabeth Quay (Barrack St Jetty). Unlimited tea and coffee is available to you as your Captain points out all the sights including some of the magnificent homes overlooking the river, the Royal Perth Yacht Club, Kings Park and much more. You may even be lucky enough to see a pod of dolphins along the way!…

Circus WA

Come down to the Space at 8 Phillimore 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're two or 82, CircusWA has something for you - Term classes, casual conditioning 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.    

Duyfken Replica Ship

Take a step back in time aboard this amazing replica of a 16th century Dutch sailing ship.  Embark on an audio guided or self-guided tour of this unique ship and discover the Dutch maritime story that saw the first Europeans make land fall on the shores of Australia in 1606.  

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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.