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.
Events for kids
SurfBabies and SurfKids are fun, interactive 6 week programs aimed at children from 2-7 years of age and their parents to increase awareness, confidence and safety at the beach. Participants must be accompanied by a parent at all times and classes are altered to suit abilities. If you're a parent who is unsure of the beach environment then you and your child will benefit immensely. All classes are instructed by fully qualified Surf Lifesavers. This is a great way to ensure everyone feels safer at the beach coming into the summer months. Programs run for 30mins on Saturday mornings for 6 weeks. Timeslot is dependent on age of child. SurfBabies Level 1 - 2yrs - 8.30-9.00am SurfBabies Level 2 - 3 yrs - 9.10-9.40am SurfBabies Level 3 - 4 yrs - 9.50-10.20 SurfKids Level 1 - 5yrs - 10.30-11.00am SurfKids Level 2 - 6-7yrs - 11.10am-11.40am
You can’t read a book when you’re riding a bike! Well actually you can. Fremantle Bicycle users group (BUG) and Fremantle story 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.
The Easter Bilby has teamed up with Fremantle BID to plan an awesome 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 eggcellent free activities for when you need a break from hunting too. Fremantle is the place to be in the April school holidays! More information including the prize details, map locations and participating businesses will be available soon. *Image from www.reptilepark.com.au
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…
The outdoor pool inflatable is a fantastic way to keep the children active and have fun over the school holidays. DATES/TIMES Weekdays from Monday 10 April – Friday 21 April between 1.00 pm –3.00 pm (except public holidays) COST $2.00 per person per hour, plus entry fee.
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.