#MyFreoStory Video Competition is back. Pick up any camera and film a short Freo story for your chance to share in a $3000 prize pool! Last year’s competition attracted 40 amazing short films from backpackers, local Freonalities, artists, performers, students and professionals, covering the full spectrum of heartfelt storytelling, song, dance, comedy and animation, but all entries showed us what they love about Freo.
There’s a heap of stuff happening in Fremantle over the April school holidays. Workshops and classes for the kids, Fremantle International Street Arts Festival extends over four whole days including Good Friday. Our friends at Fremantle BID are putting on the Freo_EasterHunt–it’s a great way to explore the city. Have a read and don’t forget to check our website for new listings and school holiday activities being added daily. We’d love to see what you get up to so tag us @fremantlestory on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.See you in Freo.
Are your children aged over 12 and looking for an adventure during the school holidays? Why not visit Fremantle Prison for a Tunnels Tour. Participants will be provided with a hardhat, overalls and boots before charging their headlamps and locking into the ladder system for a 20 metre descent into the depths below. They will trek through sections of the labyrinth of tunnels on foot, board a replica convict punt to explore the submerged passageways accessible only by boat and discover original blast holes, bores, oil lamp recesses and artefacts from the days when working in the tunnels was hard labour for…
Nature play is here to stay! Moore and Moore Café, Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery Paper Bird Children's 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.
Merchants and sailors have crossed the Indian Ocean for thousands of years and 70% of the world’s goods continue to do so today. This vast expanse of water was the world’s first highway and has been the centre of world economy for millenia, but how well do we know it? This exhibition takes you on your own journey across the Indian Ocean to discover its rich history through ancient objects and stories about its traders, explorers and the many different peoples who inhabit its shores.
Junior Marine Biologists wanted! Discover the new WA Down Under gallery this school holidays. Meet our Megamouth Shark, explore coral reefs and interact with our digital animals in our Blue Room experience. Kids can even dive deeper into marine biology with a range of other school holiday activities.Proudly supported by Woodside. Visit www.museum.wa.gov.au for more information. WA Maritime Museum entry fees apply for accompanying adult.
Enter the wondrous world of Trolls with two limited edition flavours and an in-store colour-in competition perfect for the little kids and big kids at heart. POPPY’S FROSTING – Bubblegum frosting gelato flavour topped with red sugar crystals and blue edible flowers. BRANCH’S CUPCAKE – Cupcake gelato flavour topped with blue sugar crystals and purple edible pearls. Try both flavours for the ‘Happiest Cupcake’, served in our Trolls cup! Plus enter the in-store colour-in competition for your chance to win a Trolls Entertainment Pack!
Colour your own fairy or goblin crown and create your own fabulous fairy door to take home! Ages 4+ Cost: $3 fairy crown $5 fairy door Bookings required for groups 10+ by calling 1300 134 081
Looking for ways to keep the kids entertained these school holidays? Come and watch Nuclear Sharks movie by Discovery Channel at the WA Maritime Museum.The Bikini Atoll is a marine environment in the Pacific Ocean once destroyed by nuclear testing in the Cold War. Join Philippe Cousteau, grandson of Jacques Cousteau, and his team as they investigate the restoration of this resilient Atoll, which is now home to reef sharks. How did the sharks get there? See how tagging of these sharks uncovers many secrets, including an illegal fishing fleet that has been taking sharks from inside one of the largest shark…
Because everything’s better with Bacon...we’ve put it all together in one delicious spot. The 2017 Fremantle Bacon Festival is a celebration of everything bacon, you just have to be there. Roam around the food stalls and get your fill of creative bacon dishes – we bet you’ve never tried bacon beer. Grab a pint or a bacon cocktail at one of our pop up bars, then head to the food coma zone and listen to great, local live music from Matt Oakley, 2’s a Crowd, JMQ Duo and BernardineKids under 15 years old are FREE and we'll have kids zone with activities to keep your little piglets entertained. There’ll be a bacon eating contest (not for the faint hearted) and a bacon cook-off. Jessica Arnott, Masterchef Australia 2015 finalist, will be on hand as a judge and bacon lover. “I'm a giant meat eater and bacon fan. So needless to say, like many others when I heard the words 'Bacon Festival', I got pretty excited”, Jessica said.
We run photography classes on Sunday afternoons, if interested please call in and make a booking. It's a half day workshop from 1 pm to 5 pm, which includes catering, photography theory and practical walkabout tour in Fremantle. It is $180 per person, must bring your own DLSR Camera and tripod (also a spare battery and card if necessary). We do have a special and a tag along person without a camera can join in for free, catering for tag alongs is $12 per head.
We love having West Oz Wildlife, one of Perth’s leading wildlife petting zoos, at Fremantle Markets. They provide a rare opportunity to get up close and personal with native Australian animals such as koalas, snakes & dingoes. You can usually only glimpse such animals amidst big crowds in larger reserves or zoos. Our Wildlife Zoo offers a more intimate approach, allowing both children and adults to experience these animals in a smaller and more relaxed setting. Entry by Gold Coin Donation. Don't forget your camera!
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…
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.
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.