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Free FAMILY Events and Activities in the July School Holidays

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Published June 26th 2016
Keep your wallet in your pocket
School holidays can get pretty expensive, so this huge list of free activities and events should help balance the budget these holidays.

Learn to rollerski, image courtesy Perth Rollerski Club

Free Rollserki Workshop
Somewhere between rollerskating and skiing, lies rollerskiing and kids between 6 and 16 years are invited to a free rollerski session. No experience is necessary just a sense of adventure.

When: Saturday 2nd July
Where: George Burnett Park, Karawara (near skate park)
For more information click here.

Giant snow slides, image courtesy City of Perth

Giant Snow Slides
Book now for the fantastic and enormous giant snow slides in Forest Place. With impressive 25 minute sessions and real snow, this will quickly book out so make sure you claim your spot now. Suitable for children aged up to 12 years.

When: Saturday 2nd to Sunday 17th July, 2016
Where: Forest Place, Perth
For more information click here.

Free bike hire in Freo
Suitable for teens and adults, this free bike hire service in Fremantle also includes helmets and locks and allows you to explore the port city for the day at your leisure.

When: Wednesdays through Sundays
Where: Shop 76 E Shed Markets, Fremantle
For more information click here.

Circus Skills workshop

Free Circus Skills Workshop
Be dazzled by the CirQuest Circus School performance and show (gold coin entry) and then stay on for their special 'Have a Go' circus skills workshop, learn how to make your own juggling balls and more.

When: Saturday 2nd July
Where: Cockburn Youth Services 25 Wentworth Parade, Success
For more information click here.

Elizabeth Quay
Paint a community mural at Elizabeth Quay

Paint a Community Mural
Join local artist Mel McVee as she paints an enormous 20m long mural at Elizabeth Quay. Everyone is welcome to contribute, whether you have artistic talent or not. Make your mark on a piece of permanent history.

When: Saturday 2nd July, 2016
Where: Elizabeth Quay, Perth
For more information click here.

Dinosaurs at the Quay
If you loved seeing the dinosaurs at Perth Zoo, then head along to Elizabeth Quay for daily interactive shows from Zoo staff and their prehistoric friends. There will be three sessions daily with free activities in between.

When: Saturday 2nd to Saturday 9th, 2016
Where: Western Promenade, Elizabeth Quay
For more information click here.

Free craft workshops in Southern River

Free Craft Workshops
The Southern River Community Garden is hosting two free workshops for children aged 6-12 during the July school holidays. With a range of activities, all materials supplied plus morning tea, these great workshops are free, but you should book in advance.

When: Thursday 7th and Thursday 14th July, 2016
Where: Southern River Community Garden
For more information click here.

NAIDOC Family Day
Celebrate NAIDOC Week with a traditional Welcome to Country, live performances, stalls, a youth zone and more at this family-friendly event in Bassendean.

When: Thursday 7th July
Where: Ashfield Reserve, Guildford Road, Ashfield
For more information click here.

Pat a paca at the Alpaca Show

Alpaca Show
For two days, the Claremont showgrounds will host the Colourbration Alpaca Show with market and craft stalls, demonstrations, and the chance to walk and pat an alpaca.

Where: Tom Wilding Pavilion, Claremont Showgrounds
When: Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th July, 2016
For more information click here.

See a funny Muppet review

Jim Henson Muppet Review
The State Library will be hosting a daily movie session composed of some of the best Muppet movies and moments. Arrive early and enjoy some free chips and dips from Guzman y Gomez.

Where: State Library, Ground Floor Theatre, 25 Francis St, Perth
When: Monday 11th to Friday 15th July, 2016
To book or for more information click here.

Automobile Lab
An interactive craft workshop for kids aged 4-12 is being held at Karrinyup Shopping Centre. Sessions are filling fast so be sure to book now. Kids will be able to design their own car and then race a virtual model of it against other kids.
Where: Karrinyup Shopping Centre
When: Monday 11th to Friday 15th July, 2016
To book and for more information click here.: Your text goes here

The Playground Pass

Playground Pass
Find plenty of free activities, special offers and freebies for kids and parents with the City of Perth Playground Pass. Includes two for one meal offers, free activities at Elizabeth Quay and Forrest Chase, kids eat free deals and much more.

When: July school holidays
Where: Perth City
For more information click here.

Fremantle Roundhouse
Tour the Fremantle Roundhouse

Free tours of Fremantle Icons
For a big day out in Fremantle why not do a double or even triple-header and take the kids on a free tour of the historic Round House, a self-guided tour of the fabulous Fremantle Markets or take an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the Shipwreck galleries.

To learn more about the tours at the Fremantle Markets click here.
To visit the Round House click here.
To read more about the free Shipwreck Museum tours click here.

Enjoy a free day in the Swan Valley

Free Samples in the Swan Valley
Enjoy a big (free) day out in the Swan Valley: cycle around the Swan Valley on their great cycle trails, have a picnic near Bells Rapid or do a walk along the Goat Walk Circuit. Naturally, at the end of the day you will need to stop for some free samples including chocolate and honey.

Kids eat free every day of the week

Kids Eat Free Deals
Finish your cheap-as-chips day with a free meal at one of the many restaurants across Perth who offer Kids Eat Free meals. Find participating places based on location and day of the week at Perth Mums Group.

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Why? Because not everything has to cost a fortune
When: July school holidays 2016
Where: Across Perth
Cost: FREE
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