School holidays

Baba Lala Musical Playtime

Music, Movement, Rhythm & Rhyme for little ones. Baba Lala Musical Playtime is a joyous celebration of life, created to nurture a strong connection between music, family & community. For babies, toddlers & little ones up to 4 yrs old & their families. Held at Penny Lanes Music Workshop, 1 Holdsworth St, Fremantle. Tues, Wed, Thurs & Fri  9am & again at 10am.  $15 - pay as you go, siblings half price. All classes are casual, no need to book.

Wildlife Zoo at the Markets

We love having West Oz Wildlife, one of Perth’s leading wildlife petting zoos, at Fremantle Markets. They provide a rare opportunity to get up close and personal with native Australian animals such as koalas, snakes & dingoes. You can usually only glimpse such animals amidst big crowds in larger reserves or zoos. Our Wildlife Zoo offers a more intimate approach, allowing both children and adults to experience these animals in a smaller and more relaxed setting. Entry by Gold Coin Donation. Don't forget your camera!

Anne Frank Travelling Exhibition

The travelling exhibition - ‘Let Me Be Myself, the Life Story of Anne Frank’ was compiled in Amsterdam, and tells the personal story of Anne Frank in the historical context of her time. The exhibition also specifically highlights the relevance of her story in contemporary society, particularly in relation to prejudice, discrimination, and exclusion. The exhibition is supported by a 25 minute video, displays including a booklet about the rise of the Nazism, a yellow six-pointed star which Jewish people were forced to wear, model of the Frank family’s hiding place and a replica of the original hand-written diary Anne received on her 13th birthday. Photo credit – Collection of Anne Frank Stiching

DSLR Photography Classes

We run photography classes on Sunday afternoons, if you are interested please call and make a booking. We offer half day workshops from 1-5pm, which include catering, photography theory and a practical walkabout tour in Fremantle. Bring your own DLSR Camera and tripod (also a spare battery and card if necessary).  We do have a special: a person without a camera can join in for free, catering for these additional people is $12 per head.

#Freo_TreasureHunt

These school holidays come and play the ultimate #Freo_TreasureHunt. The fun kicks off on International Talk Like A Pirate Day, Tuesday 19 Septmeber and runs to the end of the school holidays. Dress like a Pirate if you dare, pick up your map from the  Fremantle Visitors Centre, WA Shipwrecks Museum, WA Maritime Museum or any participating business listed below and set sail to find the businesses with a treasure chest on their window and find the hidden clues. Offers and a bounty of prizes arrrrrrrrrr up for grabs a Major Pirate Prize worth over $1,500. Participating businesses: The Round House Chalkys Cafe Cicerellos Carriage Coffee Shop Gabriels Chocolates A Maize Homewares Wear 2 Grumpy Sailor The Pickled Fairy Yarns on Collie Chart and Map Shop OPSM Fremantle Paperbird New Edition Bookshop Angel Ms Mini Marche Didgeridoo Breath Margaret River Hemp Co The Blue Budha Rabblemaster Games Fremantle Opals Palapa Cafe Boost Juice The Raw Kitchen Oxfam Jacksons Spake Cafe Fremantle Barber Co. So They Say Local BMX MJ Hair Station Newspower

Fremantle Prison Tunnels Tour School Holiday Special

Are your children aged over 12 and looking for an adventure during the school holidays? Why not visit Fremantle Prison for a Tunnels Tour. Participants will be provided with a hardhat, overalls and boots before charging their headlamps and locking into the ladder system for a 20 metre descent into the depths below. They will trek through sections of the labyrinth of tunnels on foot, board a replica convict punt to explore the submerged passageways accessible only by boat and discover original blast holes, bores, oil lamp recesses and artefacts from the days when working in the tunnels was hard labour for…

Kids Cruise Free in the School Holidays

For every full paying adult, one child can travel FREE on any Swan River Scenic Cruise, Perth/ Fremantle Explorer or Perth/ Fremantle One Way Cruises. Simply travel in the upcoming school holidays (23rd September - 8th October 2017) and quote KIDSSEP17 at the time of booking. Keep the kids entertained with 'Cruise Bingo' for $2 or a 'Busy Nippers Bag' for just $3 - available for purchase at on board.

Whats in the Unicorn

Guess how much money is in the unicorn and it's yours! You can take home the money box and the money inside if you guess correctly. There will be three unicorn money boxes, so the closest guess to each will win. Come into The Pickled Fairy, jiggle the unicorn and write your guesstimate on an entry form. Winners notified on the Pickled Fairy Facebook page.

Game Electronics Introductory Class

Learn by doing a fun hands-on physical activity making a working push-button switch to decorate and take home. Interface the button to the Raspberry Pi single-board computer’s input/output wiring to drive a Scratch video game character. Instead of children being limited to playing yet another video game, they can build the controller button, colour, re-animate, and program the game through simple block coding. All Ages 7+ years old Video Game Electronics! {Under 10's will require parental supervision.} Limited space, booking essential We're located just 3 blocks from train station, next to National Hotel, upstairs.

Roman Revival

Join us for a celebration of all things from ancient Rome, as we dig into this world to uncover the story of Escape from Pompeii: The Untold Roman Rescue exhibition. Explore our Roman military uniform touch-table, as well as our In Fashion toga draping and Roman ladies’ costume demonstration. Try out your own Roman style from the costume corner, and decorate your own paper-craft centurion helmet to take home. You can also decorate a Roman battleship and watch it sail across our digital animation screen!Event is free, however WA Maritime Museum entry fees apply. 

Shiver Me Timbers

Shiver me timbers! Get on board and join in our seafaring adventures. Track down the pesky and adventurous sailor rats in the Riddled with Rats trail before they nibble all of our ship’s biscuits! With the sharp eyes of a Rat Detective, you’ll have to search high and low to find these hide-and-seek experts. Join in the Pirate Parade by dressing up as your favourite swashbuckling sailor or marvellous mermaid and take part in our parade (11am daily). Listen to salty seafaring tales of adventure in our Pirate Storytelling and you might be taken to far-away lands (10:30am daily). Then…

Fremantle Round House School Holidays

Discover WA’s oldest public building this school holidays. Find out what the ‘curfew bell’ was used for, how many cells the Round House had in the 1800s, and maybe even get locked up in our stock and pillory! At 1pm (sharp) each day, join us as we fire the cannon and lower the time ball on the Gun Deck next to the Round House. Visitors are welcome to be our ‘Honorary Gunner’ of the day and we accept advance bookings via the Round House website to avoid disappointment - so come and celebrate an anniversary, a birthday, or 'just because'! The Round House…

Coding Club Fun for School Holidays

Free Fun Coding for all ages. Use your own laptop or tablet for this activity. Also, you can get some free information about the Raspberry Pi SBC (single-board computer). Bring your own Internet enabled laptop, tablet, or (if you have one) a Raspberry Pi to learn more about it as well as to do some fun coding. Under 10's will require parental supervision. Note: This "Coding Club Fun for School Holidays" is different from the other Gizmo Cats School Holiday courses being run, or the introductory making an electrical push-button class also listed on Fremantle Story. This is may be the start of a new coding club (Coderdojo) on Saturday (or other day) afternoons that may continue into the school term depending upon interest and feedback. We are located just 3 blocks from train station, next to National Hotel, upstairs.

Autism West September Telethon Holiday Makers Program

Our Telethon Holiday Makers Program caters to kids and young adults on the spectrum between the ages of 5 -18 years of age, tailoring support to Low, Moderate and High Needs. The group is run by a range of professionals, such as teachers and support workers with autism experience. We have a variety of exciting new activities and excursions lined up for September 2017, such as technology, music, dance, zumba, art, a visit to WA Maritime Museum, Fremantle Prison, the Esplanade and more. For more information about the next school holiday program, call us on (08) 9431 2111 or email Program Coordinator, Trudi-Anne Gribble, at tgribble@autismwest.org.au. September Holiday Bookings close Sunday 17 September 2017, register now! Our holiday program benefits families by providing: Peace of mind knowing there are suitable and fitting holiday activities for children A safe and nurturing place for participants among like minded individuals Social interaction opportunities Quality time to spend with the remainder of the family New* Age Specific Groups New* Outings for high needs 10 – 18 Years The program runs from Monday to Friday, except on public holidays, and morning and afternoon tea are provided, however we ask that parents provide a packed lunch for the morning or full day session. For a detailed itinerary of activities, and to enrol in the program, complete and submit an Expression of Interest form.

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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.