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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…

Easter Sunday Family Lunch

Enjoy Easter Sunday with your family at Atrium Garden Restaurant's special Easter buffet lunch in Fremantle, Perth. From midday enjoy delicious food (view the menu here) including soup, seafood, salads, 2 roasts, hot dishes and tempting desserts. We'll keep the kids entertained with face painting and an Easter Egg hunt. We're also open for our normal breakfast and dinner buffet.  Book now to avoid disappointment. 

Leeuwin Youth Explorer 1808

The Leeuwin Youth Explorer voyages are the greatest tall ship adventure for youth. This week-long voyage departs from Fremantle and arrives into Geraldton this April!  Our voyages enable you to surround yourself with active new friends, develop skills for the workplace and to test your personal limits. A day on board We run a working ship, so during the voyage you will be part of a whole heap of hands-on activities, from: - Navigating the ship and taking the helm - Setting and furling the sails - Climbing the masts and working aloft - Standing watch while sailing through the night Weather conditions, watch…

Room Escapes at Escape Hunt

Come and attempt a world famous room escapes at The Escape Hunt in Fremantle. Bring family and friends with you and see if you can escape! You'll only have an hour and you'll need a team of 2-6 people.  To receive 15% discount on booking made during the school holidays use code SH15 at checkout.

April School Holidays at Rolloways

We offer school holidays sessions, which run every day of the week from Monday to Friday. We have three sessions per day, which are 10 am to 12 pm, 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm and 3 pm to 5 pm. During the week end we have on both Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 11 am a learn to skate lesson. Then we have our normal sessions which from 11 am to 1 pm, 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm and 4 pm to 6 pm. In the evening of Friday and Saturday we have a family fun filled session…


Join in the free fun word trail that takes you in and around Freo.  Be in the draw to win great prizes valued at over $800 and enjoy the extra kids activities.  Download or pick up your #Freo_Babble map from any of the participating businesses listed below. Visit our businesses with a music sticker on their window to solve the mystery “song title”. You could be in the running for a $500 Shopping Spree or other great prizes. Terms & Conditions apply. Be sure to stop at Market St Piazza to enjoy playing the giant games including Babble, Jenga, Dominos, chalk and bubbles each weekday from 11am – 3pm.  Share your adventures with us on social media #Freo_Babble and #fremantlestory Participating Businesses (#Freo_Babble hunt stops) Fremantle Prison A Maize Homewares Escape Hunt The Pickled Fairy Sara's Lolly Shop The Grumpy Sailor Wear 2 Fremantle Opals Parlapa Oxfam Jacksons Drawing Supplies Fremantle Barber Co Boost Juice Spec Savers Rabblemaster Games Milk Belly Gelatissimo The Blue Budha Margaret River Hemp Co Stay Lucky Archive Home The Home Provedore Mini Marche Reeds OPSM San Churros Jim Kidds Istanbul Turkish Restaurant Gabriels Chocolate Chart & Map Shop Cos Baby Anjel MS New Edition Bookshop Paperbird Cicerellos Bathers Beach House WA Shipwrecks Museum The Round House WA Maritime Museum Any queries regarding #Freo_Babble contact Fremantle BID, 9430 6504 or

Tom Vickers and the Extraordinary Adventure

Lace up your shoes and prepare to embark on an extraordinary adventure! The WA Museum and Spare Parts Puppet Theatre present you the world premiere of Tom Vickers and the Extraordinary Adventure of his Missing Sock. You can expect hands-on fun as you are taken through a sensory feast of sights, sounds, tastes, and smells. Adventurers will follow a trail through public and private spaces within the Museum and be transported around the world with this unique experience. At the heart of the work is an invitation to consider how small acts of kindness can have a great impact over time…

Fremantle Bacon Festival 2018

The Fremantle Bacon Festival is back for 2018 – because everything’s better with bacon! On Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 April 2018, dig into a celebration of everything bacon at the Esplanade Hotel Fremantle by Rydges. Step inside our bustling market hall to get your fill of local food stalls with special “baconated” dishes, pop up bars, live music and kids’ activities. The Fremantle Bacon Festival will welcome back Cocktail Gastronomy, 3 Little Pigs, Greenhorns Eat House, Carlton United Brewery, Coca-Cola and Southtrade. Plus we’ll welcome new vendors including Scone Crazy and more to be announced. It's also the first weekend of the school holidays and kids under 18 years old are FREE. Your little piglets will enjoy the dedicated kids zone hosted by the Freedom Fairies with activities and face painting to keep them happy. Tickets on sale now at            $10 per person (includes 1 drink token)          Under 18’s free (no drink token)          Buy online for priority entry  


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School Holiday Learn to Sail Course

Tackers - KIDS + BOATS = FUN! Tackers is an introductory, fun, games-based sailing program. All equipment provided. Kids play loads of games and go on adventures together to learn how to sail. There isn't a court, pitch or oval like other sports - instead you have a river to explore. Limited places available. 16th to 20th April @ $290 per person. Girls & Boys 7-12 yrs. 

Make a Video Game Controller Electronics Code

A 1-Hour School Holiday Activity making a working push-button to run a video game you can re-program. This is an introductory activity to get a taste of learning about electronics and coding, or 'Physical Computing'.Groups are kept small, maximum of 6 (please contact to accommodate a big group). All Ages 7+ years Introduction to Physical Computing with Video Game Electronics! {Under 10's will require parental supervision} Learn by doing a fun hands-on activity making a working push-button switch to decorate and take home. Interface the push-button to a Raspberry Pi computer’s input/output wiring to drive a video game character. Instead of children being limited to playing yet another video game, they can also make the game controller, colour & re-animate the game characters, and change the program through simple Scratch block coding.  Limited space, booking is essential. Cost $28 When: Several 1-hour sessions available during School Holidays, 16-24 April 2018. Where: Thinklab Fremantle (3 blocks from the train station, upstairs next to National Hotel on the Cappuccino Strip)

Pilates for the whole family

During school holidays children aged 6 -14 can join their parents or grandparents in a class for free. The aim of the class is to improve postural and movement awareness to enhance overall health and well-being. Booking essential please contact Christiane on 0416 469 071. The Village Church, 217 High St Fremantle Mondays: 10 am - 10.50 am St Paul's Anglican Church, 162 Hampton Rd, Beaconsfield Thursdays: 9.30 am - 10.20 am    

School Holiday Escape Tour

Fremantle Prison is WA’s only World Heritage listed building and one of the State’s premier tourist attractions. So why not take the kids? They are guaranteed to have fun while learning about this amazing site. The kids Escape! Tour is an exclusive tour for children aged 5 to 12 years old. These special tours cost $11.50 and are running on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays during the April school holidays(excluding Wednesday 25 April - ANZAC Day). Children will visit the sites of numerous dramatic escapes through the Prison’s history. Along the way their Tour Guide will tell a number of tales…

Inflatable School Holiday Fun

There’s a croc on the loose! April school holidays From Monday 16 April –  Friday 27 April, the Fremantle Leisure Centre will be letting the giant inflatable crocodile out of its cage and into the outdoor pool. The crocodile will be open for two sessions on weekdays during the school holidays from 1.00–2.00 pm and 2.00–3.00 pm. Entry is $2 per person, per hour (this does not include centre entry or public holidays).

5 Day School Holiday Scratch and Electronics Course

5 afternoons during the School Holidays of electronics and coding. Classes are kept small, maximum of 6 (please contact to accommodate a big group). For ages 7+ - Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, or STEM learning, to gain a basic understanding of ‘Physical Computing'; in other words, building interactive physical systems by the use of software and hardware that can sense and respond to the real world. Identify computer components, learn programming concepts using Scratch API (Application Programming Interface) with Raspberry Pi input/output electronics. Pre-requests: None. {Optionally, bring your own USB memory stick for back-ups, but not essential.} Objective: To Have Fun! Develop an appreciation for creativity, reasoning, problem solving and collaboration while having fun making video games. Understanding basic concepts of electronic circuits interfaced to a computer. Learn by doing hands-on physical computing activities to understand our human relationship to the digital world. Limited space, booking is essential. Cost $247 When: Daily 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm (4 to 4:30 pickup) starting Monday 16 April  to 20 April 2018.Where: Thinklab Fremantle (3 blocks from the train station, upstairs next to National Hotel on the Cappuccino Strip)

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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.