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Childrens Nature Play

Wild Movement Perth willl be at Moore & Moore Cafe in Fremantle from 9.30am - 11.30am every Tuesday.  Come down and grab a coffee while the kids get some natural movement and nature connection in. Steve Aldridge will also be free to chat with parents about ideas and strategies to bring more natural movement and nature connection into your family's life. Here at Moore & Moore our Café is 60% farm-to-table and we pride ourselves in supporting local farmers to bring you a range of fresh and organic options. We are firm believers that a healthy diet as well as the opportunity…

Super Cool Animals

Be inspired by the amazing animals who live in the iciest parts of the planet! Try painting with ice, drawing with charcoal and painting an icy pal. Your teacher will guide you through realistic and stylised drawing and painting techniques. You will learn tips and tricks for drawing with graphite, charcoal and ink, and painting with watercolours. Suitable for all levels of artist. CLASS INFORMATIONFor students: Aged 6 to 12 years oldDate: Tuesday 22nd JanuaryTime: 3 hour workshop starts @ 9.30amFee: $55 (This fee covers all art supplies and entry for 1 child)  USEFUL INFORMATION Everyone is welcome. Physical and…

Quay to Summer The Fishing School Cinics

The Fishing School comes to Victoria Quay! Classes include conservation, knot tying, rig building, casting, baiting and fishing! Classes run Mondays and Wednesdays over the school holidays. All equipment is supplied. Cost: $40 including a $5 snack voucher for the B Shed Café. For tickets, visit: https://www.trybooking.com/ZKZO

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Ice Cream Dream

Chill out and make a 3D icecream sculpture. Invent amazing flavours and toppings, exploring your ideas through watercolours before creating a tasty-looking 3D treat. Your teacher will guide you through drawing, sculpting and painting techniques. You will learn tips and tricks for painting with watercolours, and sculpting with tape and paper. Suitable for all levels of artist. CLASS INFORMATIONFor students: Aged 6 to 12 years oldDate: Wednesday 23rd JanuaryTime: 3 hour workshop starts @ 9.30amFee: $55 (This fee covers all art supplies and entry for 1 child)  USEFUL INFORMATION Everyone is welcome. Physical and neurological diversity is beautiful. Please let…

Quay to Summer Free Spare Parts Puppet Workshop

Take inspiration from the working port and its many characters to make your own puppet with the Spare Parts Puppet Theatre. Drop in between 9.30am – 12.30pm for a free session on: Thursday 20 December 2018  Tuesday 15 January 2019 Thursday 24 January 2019

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Wacky Magic And Mad Science FRINGE WORLD 2019

The 2018 West Australian Magician of the Year is back with a brand new production that uses magic to put science in the spotlight.  Our eccentric mad scientist is still trapped on Earth following last year's festival. What wonderful discoveries will he make as he attempts to get back home?  All will be revealed in this brand new crazy and dynamic show that is part magic and illusion, part science, all fun and learning! Inspiring, engaging and amazing entertainment for all ages.  This show follows on from 'A Fabulous Teleporation Experiment', a hit with kids at FRINGE WORLD and Adelaide Fringe 2018. This one is bigger, better and brings in brand new levels of madness.  Winner 'Best Magic', Adelaide Fringe Weekly Awards 2018  'Best Children's Entertainment' Nominee, FRINGE WORLD 2017  “SOLD OUT shows at Fringe World 2016, 2017 & 2018 “A master at his craft” - ★★★★½ - The Australia Times “Done with such style and flair that you can’t help but smile and clap” - ★★★★½ - The Fourth Wall “One beautifully enigmatic extravaganza’’ - Beat Magazine Melbourne 9.5/10 - The Adelaide Show

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Kids Yoga eight week course Ages 4 to 8

Just like adults, children also need to learn tools to help them relax, reduce stress and build resilience. Yoga for children also helps to improve strength, flexibility, coordination and balance in a fun and inclusive environment.Our Mala Kids classes are based on the evidence-based program developed by Yoga Ed, teaching children mindfulness, movement, and social emotional learning.Classes will include breathing exercises, warm up, yoga postures, movement, creativity and relaxation.Classes are open to all children aged 4 to 8 years. Class runs for eight consecutive weeks, investment is $120 per child.

Kids Yoga eight week course Ages 9 to 12

Just like adults, children also need to learn tools to help them relax, reduce stress and build resilience. Yoga for children also helps to improve strength, flexibility, coordination and balance in a fun and inclusive environment.Our Mala Kids classes are based on the evidence-based program developed by Yoga Ed, teaching children mindfulness, movement, and social emotional learning.Classes will include breathing exercises, warm up, yoga postures, movement, creativity and relaxation.Classes are open to all children aged 9 to 12 years. Class runs for six consecutive weeks, investment is $120 per child.

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.


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.