Take your kids to Peel Pottery for a fantastic hands on experience
So you want something to do with the kids?
One thing we've discovered by homeschooling our kids in Mandurah is just how damn much there is to do. The amount of activities that are free or low cost in this region is world class. Plus Mandurah and surrounds is littered with people who are willing to share their skills and talents with the next generation too.
One such gentleman is the wonderful Murray Lewis from Peel Pottery Studio.
My kids and some of their friends have now been Peel Pottery a couple of times, and they've been learning a little of the craft. Last week they were hands on with a pottery wheel creating some masterpieces that I'm sure I'll get to find a home for on my desk.
Murray runs the operation from a large shed at the rear of his home in Halls Head, and also has a big range of pottery items on display available for purchase. I confess I didn't spend a lot of time in the room with all the pottery on display as I was a tad nervous that my 2 year old might use the opportunity to learn about physics.
But next door is a large park, so while his siblings were mastering the art of turning a lump of clay into some kind of weapon (yes, I have boys), 2 year old had plenty to do.
It's worth mentioning that Murray has kept his services very affordable too.
You can get in touch with Murray or his wife Pam on 9525 1262 or 9535 6082. They're at 7 Darley Grove, Halls Head. The brochure says opening hours are 10-4 Mon, Tues, Wed, Friday... 2-4pm Thurs, and Saturday 10am-12.
And I didn't ask, but I'm sure more than just kids are able to enjoy Peel Pottery.
So if you're looking for something a little different to sink your hands in to, go say hi to Murray or give him a call and tee up a time to take the tribe out.