The Easter Bilby has teamed up with Fremantle BID to plan an "eggcellent" Easter hunt around Freo in the next school holidays! With lots of great prizes to be won, you’ll want to get your grab your #Freo_EasterHunt map and head to Fremantle from Saturday, 8 April to start hunting for some special eggs. Locate the shops with the Easter Bilby in their windows and head inside to find the number on their special Easter egg. Collect all the numbers, crack the code and you can enter the prize draw. While you’re hunting bilbys, check out Freo’s Easter Shop Windows and vote for your favourite in the People’s Choice Competition. Simply by voting, you’ll have an extra chance to win a prize. And of course, there will be some cracking free activities for when you need a break from hunting. Fremantle is the place to be in the April school holidays! More information including the prize details, map locations, participating businesses and competition Terms and Conditions are available at www.fremantlebid.com
Events for kids
Nature play is here to stay! Moore and Moore café, Moores Building Contemperary Art Gallery Paper Bird Childrens Books and Art, Inkling Art Space and Nature Play WA have joined forces to create a beautiful hidden courtyard right in the heart of Freo. A dream for people with little ones! Here’s a hub where you can enjoy a coffee, fabulous food, art, the best children’s books, fantastic kids art classes and a gorgeous nature play area. You can relax with friends and your kids can be themselves: climbing, digging, swinging and creating.
You can’t read a book when you’re riding a bike! Well actually you can. Fremantle Bicycle users group (BUG) and maker Samatha Hughes (Inkling Arts) have created a magical story ride for Freo families. Jump on your bike and begin the story at the north end of the south beach carpark. Follow the story along the bike path all the way to the Esplanade reserve. Join us for the official opening of the story ride at 9.30am on Sunday 26 March. The story will stay on the path until it wears off so you’ll have a few weeks to read it whenever you want.
Enjoy some free kids entertainment and our ‘Kids Eat Free’ special every Tuesday evening! We’re offering free kids entertainment downstairs in our Conservatory Deck – kids can get creative with some arts and crafts, enjoy some face painting or dance around to our live music. We might not have the Wiggles, but our acoustic music is kids friendly too. Kids also eat free with every main meal purchased. To get an impression of the night – check out our kids night video on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5E1QWicefNg Every Tuesday Night 5pm-8pm
Have you ever loved an animal? Have you ever wondered why they are so loyal? Based on a true story from Japan, Hachikō is a theatrical celebration of the remarkable joy and companionship that an animal can bring to our lives and a perfect family outing. Simplicity, beauty and gentle poetic storytelling in this carefully crafted Spare Parts production ensures both children and adults alike will be drawn into the true story of a dog that waited at a Tokyo train station every day for nine years for his master to return. Time: 10am & 1pm Daily plus 6.30pm performance…
Make marvellous muddy art! Paint, sculpt and create using clay, paints and natural objects. For students aged 3 to 5 (adults stay and join in the class). This is a 90 minute class
Make wild art in this morning filled with art and science adventures. Art Camp is a fun way to explore creative ideas and build art skills with friends. Make your own paint brushes out of plants and paint colourful animals, make amazing paper-bag planters, draw awesome jungle animals. This class is three hours long. For students aged 5 to 8
The outdoor pool inflatable is a fantastic way to keep the children active and have fun over the school holidays. $2.00 per person per hour, plus entry fee.
Bring your torch and join us for a wild time at Bibra Lake. Who will spot the most frogs and nocturnal creatures with our Nature Specialist Teori? Includes a take-home art pack.For students aged 5 to 12 (Adults stay and join in the class). This class is for children and the parent/carer to participate in together.This class is 90 minutes long. *If it is raining wear a raincoat and your wellies. We love the rain!*Our meeting point will be emailed with your booking confirmation.
Make Cool Art in a morning jam packed with art and science adventures! Art Camp is a fun way to explore creative ideas and build art skills with friends. Sculpt a giant igloo, paint with ice, draw awesome arctic animals.For students aged 9 to 12This class is three hours long.
If you go down to the woods today, you're sure of a BIG surprise... an Enchanted High Tea in Fremantle! Back by popular demand, The Harbour Master restaurant and the Esplanade Hotel Fremantle by Rydges present a very special school holiday event that will delight your little ones from start to finish. On Tuesday, 11 April 2017 there will be two sessions to choose from: 10am or 2pm, with each running for about 1.5 hours. Tickets are $30 per person, for both adults and children. After the delicious kid-friendly high tea food has been eaten, we'll be joined by some very…
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 $11.00 and are running on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the April school holidays. 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 of daring, desperate and dangerous escapes from…
Nature Club – Bees & Backyard BugsWednesday April 12 @ 3.30pmLearn how to encourage friendly bugs to visit your back yard, and make some cool insect art.For students aged 6 to 1160 minutes Nature Club – SnakesThursday April 13 @ 3.30pmMeet pythons and create sensational snake art.For students aged 6 to 1160 minutes Nature Club – Marsupials & MammalsWednesday April 19 @ 3.30pmLook at preserved specimens, learn about our furry friends and make magnificent marsupial art.For students aged 6 to 1160 minutes Nature Club – Skeletons & BonesThursday April 20 @ 3.30pmInvestigate bones, learn about skeletons and make brilliant bone…
Bring photos of your pets and favourite animals and learn how to create two amazing portraits. One using ink and another using collage techniques. For students aged 5 to 8. This is a 2 hour class.
Join one of Recfishwest’s popular and free SunSmart fishing clinics at the WA Maritime Museum. Participants will learn how to be SunSmart while learning some fishing basics like casting and fish handling, as well as how to fish sustainably and look after their fishing environment.All participants must be directly supervised by a parent or guardian. Fishing rods and equipment will be supplied. Ages 8 - 14.
Make icy cold art! Paint with ice, create a pretend snow-storm and make colourful artworks using sensory art supplies. For students aged 3 to 5 (Adults stay and join in the class). This is a 90 minute class.
Events for kids
There are lots of fun things to do in Fremantle with kids from taking part in one of the skateboarding workshops during school holidays to enjoying the annual Children’s Fiesta at Samson Park during the Fremantle Festival. Check our listings to find out what’s on in Freo and plan your day. There are lots of family friendly events throughout the year to keep the kids amused.