School holiday activities aplenty in Fremantle


Student Emmanuella with tutor Louise Snook and students Ella-Rose and Gemma enjoying a school holiday course at the Fremantle Arts Centre last year.
Student Emmanuella with tutor Louise Snook and students Ella-Rose and Gemma enjoying a school holiday course at the Fremantle Arts Centre last year.

FOR those not looking forward to keeping the children entertained for the next two weeks, here is a list of school holiday activities happening around Fremantle.

If this list does not tickle the fancy, there are also events at the Fremantle Markets, Fremantle Prison, Spare Parts Puppet Theatre, Inkling Art Space and the WA Circus School among others.

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Fremantle Arts Centre

The Fremantle Arts Centre always has a range of artistic courses during the school holidays and this time is no exception.

With more than 50 courses on offer catering to children aged five to 18 and including artistic forms like urban art, drawing, clay, jewellery making and mosaic, there is plenty to keep them busy.

Visit www.fac.org.au for more information.

Maritime and Shipwreck Museums

There is always some nautically themed fun on at the two museums during school holidays.

For the next two weeks at the Shipwreck Gallery, children can travel back in time and become a captain aboard a spice ship, finding exotic and valuable spices around the museum with the help of a clue sheet, while at the Maritime Museum, they can make their own periscope and unlock the secrets of Morse Code.

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There will also be a fishing clinic for budding anglers at the Maritime Museum on April 18. To book, call 1300 134 081.

City of Fremantle events

The City have a raft of events both indoor and outdoor to keep those busy hands, feet and minds busy.

At the Fremantle City Library there will be masses and masses of Lego pieces to allow children to unleash their imagination, they can try their hand at making a kite or if they are more into gaming, the Library is also hosting a celebration of Pokemon’s 20th anniversary.

If the kids are more inclined to life outdoors, there will be a raft of workshops at the Esplanade Youth Plaza including BMX, scooter and skateboard skills and tricks, as well as parkour.

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