Family friendly

Family Day | Fenians Festival

The Fenian Festival Family Day will be buzzing with activities and information for all the family. The WA Maritime Museum is offering free entry all day (entry fees will apply for the Escape from Pompeii exhibition). There’ll be storytelling, activities, and art exhibitions for kids of all ages. Keep listening for the tap, tap, tap of the Irish dancers as they ‘pop up’ in unexpected places. Grab lunch at the E-shed market then follow the Wild Goose Trail past the Paper Bird bookshop to Bather’s Beach where you’ll see plenty of boats in the water, including the graceful old Gaffers. Don’t…

One Day in Fremantle 2018

Acclaimed Australian singer-songwriter Kate Miller-Heidke has been announced as the headline act for next year’s One Day in Fremantle event. The multi-platinum, ARIA-nominated singer of hits like ‘The Last Day on Earth’ and ‘Caught in the Crowd’ will be joined by DJ Kevin Parker from psychedelic rockers Tame Impala, Arnhem Land hip-hop artist Baker Boy  and indigenous dance group Djuki Mala. Award-winning singer-songwriter Gina Williams will return as host of the free community event, presented by the City of Fremantle. More acts for the main stage are still to be confirmed and will be announced in the coming weeks. A range of family-friendly activities will also be on offer to enjoy throughout the day, which will begin with a smoking ceremony. The inaugural event earlier this year - featuring John Butler, Dan Sultan and Mama Kin - drew a crowd of around 15,000 people. Fremantle mayor Brad Pettitt said the family-friendly event was a great celebration of modern Australia. “The first One Day in Fremantle was without doubt the best event I have ever been involved in,” Mayor Pettitt said. “The feeling in the crowd was just amazing, with people of all ages and backgrounds coming together to celebrate everything that is great about being Australian. “With the world-class artists we have lined up for next year, I’d encourage everyone to come down to the Esplanade and enjoy a great day in Freo.” The free One Day in Fremantle event will be held on Esplanade Reserve on Sunday 28 January 2018 from 2pm to 8pm. Line-up includes: Kate Miller-Heidke with String Quartet Baker Boy DJ Kevin Parker (Tame Impala) Djuki Mala Gina Williams & Guy Ghouse Welcome to Country by Marie Taylor & Dr. Richard Walley OAM

Duyfken Replica Ship

Take a step back in time aboard this amazing replica of a 16th century Dutch sailing ship. Embark on an audio guided or self-guided tour of this unique ship and discover the Dutch maritime story that saw the first Europeans make land fall on the shores of Australia in 1606. Duyfken conducts her sail on Swan River from December 2017 to March 2018 and will not be on exhibition to the general public.

Free-wheeling Fremantle | Fremantle Visitor Centre

Free-wheeling Fremantle is a free bike hire service suitable for adults and children that operates from the Fremantle Visitor Centre in Kings Square. Bikes can be used anywhere in the Fremantle area allowing riders to explore the city at their own leisurely pace. Fremantle is an easy city to explore by bike. Dedicated bicycle lanes throughout the city and shared cycle paths running north, south and along the Swan River make it easy for cyclists to move around. Although Fremantle is built on a series of hills, the most interesting parts of the city and the popular things to do are…

Fremantle CAT Bus

The Fremantle CAT (Central Area Transit) is a free bus service that operates around the Fremantle central business district. The blue CAT services depart every 10 minutes and the red CAT services depart every 15 minutes. Both services run seven days a week, including public holidays except Good Friday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day. The service operates during these times: Monday to Thursday 7.30 am to 6.30 pm Friday 7.30 am to 8.00 pm Saturday, Sunday and public holidays 10.00 am to 6.30 pm. The Fremantle CAT buses are easily accessible with kneeling actions – a driver activated entry ramp…

Fremantle Leisure Centre

The Fremantle Leisure Centre is open all year round and offers a range of health and fitness programs including learn to swim, squad and group fitness classes. The centre boasts four heated swimming pools, a gym, crèche, swim shop, traing room and cafe all located on 3.5 hectares of open grassed space. Memberships and multi-visit passes are available.

Fremantle Prison

Fremantle Prison is one of WA's premier tourist attractions and in 2010 became the first building in Western Australia to be inscribed on to the prestigious World Heritage list as part of the Australian Convict Sites. In 2015 the Prison was announced as the gold medalist in the categories of Major Tourist Attractions and Cultural Tourism at the Western Australian Toursim Awards. Built by convicts in the 1850s, Fremantle Prison was used as a place of incarceration for 136 years before being decommissioned as an operating maximum security gaol in 1991. The empty prison with its solitary cells and gallows is a monument to a…

Hoyts Millennium Fremantle

HOYTS Millennium is located in the heart of Fremantle, just off the popular Café Strip and screens the latest blockbuster releases. HOYTS Millennium showcases 4 cinemas including two 3D auditoriums. It is home to a 500 seat capacity Xtremescreen, with a big screen and big sound, movies are better in HOYTS Millennium's Xtremescreen!

Leighton Beach Fremantle

One of Fremantle's (and Western Australia's) greatest attractions is its coastline of pristine beaches on the edge of the Indian Ocean. Leighton Beach and Port Beach are two of Perth's most visited and loved beaches, beautiful white sands, turquoise clear water are great for swimming, body surfing, snorkelling, wind and kite surfing or just relaxing and enjoying the view to Rottnest Island. Enjoy takeaway food and drinks from the kiosks or try one of the restaurants and cafe's incuding Bib & Tucker and The Shipping Lane. Leighton Beach is a 5 minute walk from the North Fremantle train station on…

Picnic spots in Fremantle

Fremantle is the perfect spot for a picnic whether it's a family occasion, a catch up with friends or a romantic evening watching the sun go down. Grab your picnic basket, a rug, some cheese and wine and spend some time soaking up the beautiful views. Our sunsets over the Indian Ocean are pretty spectacular.  Top spots include: Monument Hill Bathers Beach Port and Leighton Beach South Beach Round House Esplanade Reserve Fremantle Arts Centre

Port Beach Fremantle

One of Fremantle's greatest attractions is its coastline of pristine beaches on the edge of the Indian Ocean. Port Beach Fremantle is popular Fremantle beach that is perfect for swimming, relaxing, kite surfing, paddling and other leisure activities. There is a wide range of facilities that can be accessed all year round and are utilised by locals and tourists alike. The stunning white sands of Port Beach and Leighton Beach further to the north are some of Fremantle and Perth's most visited and loved beaches, famous for their glorious and romantic sunsets. You can swim, snorkel, wind and kite surf,…

Rolloways

For some of the best roller skating in Perth, bring your roller skates and enjoy the fun of skating with us. We also have a wide range of roller skates and roller blades for sale in our Pro-shop which will make your roller skating a much better experience. Alternatively we have roller skates and roller blades for hire as well as premium roller skates and premium roller blades also for hire. Our opening hours extend for school holidays, check out our website for more information. As you see there is no excuse now not come and have loads of fun...

Rottnest Express

Rottnest Express is the island's largest and most experienced cruise company, operating daily year-round services from Perth and Fremantle. We offer an extensive range of both fully-escorted and self-guided day tour packages including complimentary coach transfers from most hotels in Perth and Fremantle.

Round House

The Round House is the oldest public building in the State of Western Australia. Opened in January 1831, just 18 months after settlement, it was built to hold any person convicted of a crime in the settlement and was used until 1886. Round House is open between 10.30 am and 3.30 pm every day except Christmas Day and Good Friday.The cannon is fired daily at 1 pm, preceded by a talk by one of our volunteer guides commencing around 12.50 pm (weather permitting).  Visitors are welcome to apply to act as our Honorary Gunner.  We recommend advance bookings to avoid…

Segway Tours WA

Segway Tours WA will take you on a journey of exploration around the Port City of Fremantle. From the early pioneers, the settlers to the convicts, we will tell the story of this unique city. Our guides will also enlighten you with current events and future plans and show you the hidden gems in the treasure trove of this much loved eclectic city. We will be operating 1 and 1 ½ hour tours around Fremantle taking in the iconic buildings and landmarks of the city. Segways can be ridden by anyone of 12 years and about and approx. 45 kgs…

South Beach Fremantle

One of Fremantle's greatest attractions is its coastline of pristine beaches on the edge of the Indian Ocean. South Beach Fremantle 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. Located in Fremantle's inner harbour, close to the centre of Fremantle, South Beach is a family friendly beach with superb views of Rottnest, Carnac, and Garden islands. South Beach is the perfect place to enjoy a swim, a picnic or BBQ. Enjoy a coffee or a…

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Family friendly

There are plenty of family friendly events throughout the year to keep the kids amused especially during one of the Fremantle festivals. Sunday Music at the Fremantle Arts Centre during summer is a popular way to spend a chilled Sunday afternoon with family and friends. Enjoy one of the simple Freo family rituals, fish and chips or an icecream at Fishing Boat Harbour or stop by the Esplanade Youth Plaza and be inspired by some very talented skateboarders demonstrating their skill.