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Horrible Histories - Pirates: The Exhibition

Batten down the hatches! A gruesome band of horrible pirates will be taking over WA Maritime Museum in March 2018 when it presents this interactive, hands-on exhibition based on the bestselling Horrible Histories books: Horrible Histories – Pirates: the exhibition.Discover if you have what it takes to be a really horrible pirate. Take command of a pirate ship, design your own pirate flag and try out different weapons – from cutlasses to cannons. Along the way, you’ll discover why pirate women were just as wicked as the men and practise talking the patter of a pirate. You’ll also learn about…

Transportation Exhibition

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. Transportation presents the stories of men, women and children forcibly sent to convict sites around Australia, exploring the social tragedy of the convict system as a whole as well as individual stories of personal achievement. Exhibiting convict material from the Mitchell Library (State Library of New South Wales), Western Australian Museum and the Prison’s own collection, Transportation demonstrates the impact…

Fremantle Round House - 1pm cannon firing

Discover WA’s oldest public building . 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 is open…

Take a Break Kids on Us

Why do they need dinner every single night?   It’s time to take a break, Mum, with this great Perth dining special. Bring your family to the Atrium Garden Restaurant in Fremantle for a delicious buffet lunch or dinner this weekend and the kids are on us*! There’s food for the whole family to enjoy with fresh seafood and salads, tasty hot dishes, Chef’s carvery and dessert galore. Your kids will be happy and fed, so you can relax and enjoy a great meal. Open for all-you-can-eat lunch Saturdays and Sundays, and dinner Friday to Sunday. Adults $55 per person, kids under…

Winterworld

Winterworld Fremantle is back, Australia’s largest ice rink returns to Freo from 23 June to 15 July! Enjoy falling snow, open fire pits, giant slide, winter markets and of course ice skating. There’s just snow place like it!  Celebrating the true magic of a European winter, in the heart of Fremantle. Winterworld features Australia's largest outdoor ice skating rink, a real snow pit, giant inflatable slide, kids craft activities, The National Hotel's warm cosy pop up bar serving mulled wine and warm winter beverages, blazing fire pits scattered around a themed outdoor area with bespoke furniture and soft rugs. A vibrant community market space will be there for skaters and visitors to meet, connect, eat and play during winter. Relax with family and friends, be inspired by mesmerising fires and warm the soul with delicious winter foods by local producers, artisans, businesses and brands. Winterworld outdoor ice skating experience now in its 4th year. It will once again be located in the car park next to the skate park adjacent to the Esplanade Reserve Fremantle.  Tickets and fabulous accomodation packages on sale now!  

Young Wizards Quest

Come and explore our new escape room this holidays. The young wizard quest is fun for all ages. Escape rooms will challenge you and ask you to think outside of the box. Use code YW15 to the 15% off.

Disneys Frozen Kids Night

Join us on Tuesday 3rd July for a special “Frozen” themed Kids Night! Perfect to the start of School Holidays, come down with your little ones for a fun evening.  Everyone is welcome to come in their favourite Disney costume :)  Kids eat free with every full price main meal purchased.

Playgroup

Take time to play. Explore and learn some skills to re-activate our inherent creativity and playfullness. The significance of ‘play’ extends way beyond the early years; play is a core human need and a key to lifelong, rich and self-directed learning.  This workshop is geared to help expand your sense of experimentation, wonder, and fun. Using various means, such as acting games, imagination, dramatic play and improvisation.  

Creative Kids Art Club Holiday Workshop

Bugs & Beetles Monday 9 July 10.00 am to 12.00 noon For ages 5 to 12 Join us for our exciting school holiday workshop and learn to draw and paint exquisite bugs and beetles with pencil and watercolour paints. Learn techniques to capture colours and draw to scale. For more information and to book, visit creativekidsartclub.com.au The Meeting Place, South Fremantle $59

Australia Day Night Sail on Leeuwin II

Spend your Australia Day - Night onboard the STS Leeuwin II and soak in the atmosphere.  Our tall-ship sails on the STS Leeuwin II is an adventure for the whole family. Not only will you and your family be able to experience sailing on an 1850’s style barquentine ship, you will learn about our Youth Leadership Voyages, join in kids activities and meet the crew who sail throughout the year. We invite those of all ages can join in the activities, no sailing experience is required however we are an active sailing ship, so a low level of fitness is good to have. Help our crew haul the…

Army Museum of Western Australia

The Army Museum of WA has a collection that encompasses material from the pre-federation period through to the present day, covering both peace-time army units as well as the involvement of West Australians in all major conflicts and operations that Australia was engaged in throughout this period including the South African War, World War 1, World War 2, the Korean War, South Vietnam and the more recent operations such as East Timor, Iraq and Afghanistan. The role of women's services in many of these major conflicts and operations is also integrated with the museum's displays covering these. Highly recommended as one…

Bathers Beach Art Precinct Cliff Uplighting

Watch the sun go down and the lights go up. Colourful up lighting has been installed on the coastal side of the Arthur's Head cliff face between J shed and Kidogo as part of the activation of the Bathers Beach Art Precinct. The lights will be turned on at sunset every evening with extra special lights on the weekends! Come down and have a look at this beautiful precinct.

Bathers Beach Fremantle

One of Fremantle's greatest attractions is its coastline of pristine beaches on the edge of the Indian Ocean. Bathers Beach is perfect for swimming, relaxing, kite surfing, paddling and other leisure activities. There is a wide range of facilities that can be accessed year round, and are utilised by locals and tourists alike. Bathers Beach is a popular beach inner city beach, located between Fishing Boat Harbour and the Round House, is the perfect place to relax and swim. Enjoy fish and chips and watch the sunset.

Birdwatching around Fremantle

Nestled between the Swan River and Indian Ocean, Fremantle provides a number of excellent birdwatching opportunities in some of the most picturesque locations of the metropolitan area. In the coastline areas coastal species such as Crested Tern can easily be encountered, whilst North Mole offers one of the best locations in the metropolitan area to look for pelagic sea bird species such as shearwaters.  The adjoining coastal heath contains species such as White-browed Scrubwren and White-cheeked Honeyeaterand remnant areas of woodland provide habitat for typical bush bird species of the Swan Coastal Plain. A number of birdwatching locations also have…

Captain Cook Cruises WA

Captain Cook Cruises is Perth's premier cruise company, offering it's guests a chance to experience Perth and Fremantle from a completely unique perspective, with picturesque cruises along the beautiful Swan River.Cruises depart from Fremantle at Victoria Quay (B Shed) every day at 11.15 am, 12.45 pm & 3.45 pm, arriving in Perth's CBD at the magnificant Elizabeth Quay (Barrack St Jetty). Unlimited tea and coffee is available to you as your Captain points out all the sights including some of the magnificent homes overlooking the river, the Royal Perth Yacht Club, Kings Park and much more. You may even be lucky enough to see a pod of dolphins along the way!…

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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.