School holidays

Nyoongar Woodwork Workshop | Free Activities in Djeran

Come down to the Walyalup Aboriginal Cultural Centre for a hands on woodwork workshop where you'll learn the art of crafting tapping sticks. Bookings essential.

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  • 24 May to 01 Jun 2016
  • 31 May to 08 Jun 2016

Escape Hunt Holidays

Solve a 100 year old mystery, today! Solve puzzles, unlock secrets and find the key that will lead to your escape! We need detectives young, old and anywhere in between to solves these crimes. The Escape Hunt is great for families, friends and couples. Work together and find your way out of our rooms.. be quick though you will only have 1 hour!

Baby Animal Farm at the Market

There is usually a bevy of gushing sighs around our Baby Animal Farm in the Market Lane. These adorable animals capture everyone’s heart. Come and cuddle a lovely selection of cute animals, including chickens, ducklings, bunnies, guinea pigs, lambs, kid goats, piglets and, depending upon availability, a calf, alpaca, or miniature horse. Entry by gold coin donation  

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  • 28 May 2016
  • 04 Jun 2016
  • 11 Jun 2016
  • 18 Jun 2016
  • 25 Jun 2016
  • 02 Jul 2016
  • 09 Jul 2016
  • 16 Jul 2016
  • 23 Jul 2016
  • 30 Jul 2016
  • 06 Aug 2016
  • 13 Aug 2016
  • 20 Aug 2016
  • 27 Aug 2016
  • 03 Sep 2016
  • 10 Sep 2016
  • 17 Sep 2016
  • 24 Sep 2016
  • 01 Oct 2016
  • 08 Oct 2016
  • 15 Oct 2016
  • 22 Oct 2016
  • 29 Oct 2016
  • 05 Nov 2016
  • 12 Nov 2016
  • 19 Nov 2016
  • 26 Nov 2016
  • 03 Dec 2016

Behind the scenes tour

Every Wednesday and Sunday join us for an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the Western Australian Museum–Shipwreck Galleries. See and hear first hand how a number of objects and artefacts are treated and conserved as you are led on a private viewing through maritime archaeology and conservation work areas. Bookings essential 1300 134 081

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  • 29 May 2016
  • 01 Jun 2016
  • 05 Jun 2016
  • 08 Jun 2016
  • 12 Jun 2016
  • 15 Jun 2016
  • 19 Jun 2016
  • 22 Jun 2016
  • 26 Jun 2016
  • 29 Jun 2016
  • 03 Jul 2016
  • 06 Jul 2016
  • 10 Jul 2016
  • 13 Jul 2016
  • 17 Jul 2016
  • 20 Jul 2016
  • 24 Jul 2016
  • 27 Jul 2016
  • 31 Jul 2016
  • 03 Aug 2016
  • 07 Aug 2016
  • 10 Aug 2016
  • 14 Aug 2016
  • 17 Aug 2016

Winter Festival

Winter Festival docks in Fremantle for the second year, transforming the Esplanade Reserve into a winter haven full of fun activities for the whole family. Australia's biggest ice rink returns with 12 sessions a day, kicking off every hour on the hour from 9:00am to 9:00pm, with special late night sessions at 10pm for the big kids on Friday and Saturday nights. This year promises to be even bigger with exhilarating rides, local Fremantle food vendors, The Winter National pop-up bar and captivating entertainment for the whole family.

Splat

Splat! is a high energy fusion of circus, puppetry, dance, digital animation and paper-play that will leave you breathless from laughter and amazement. Be astounded by heart stopping acrobatics, astonishing physicality, internationally acclaimed clowning and the finest puppetry found anywhere in the world. Splat! is a wordless celebration of friendship designed to unleash creativity and expressiveness through play. A fun and uplifting show for the young and young at heart. "Splat! credits its audience with intelligence and at the same time knows what it takes to elicit a thrilled response." - Ara Jansen, The West Australian, 03/07/07

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  • 02 Jul to 16 Jul 2016
  • 03 Jul to 17 Jul 2016
  • 04 Jul to 18 Jul 2016

Winter School Holiday Art Classes

Kidogo Art Institute will be running school holiday classes for all budding young artists from the ages of 5 - 12yrs old. Kidogo Kids' Art Programs are taught by real artists. The kids will be learning fine art techniques which may include drawing from observation, painting with acrylics and watercolours, sculpture, printmaking and/or mixed media. Kidogo kids programs are designed to help develop fine art techniques and creative thinking skills. All materials will be provided. Week One: Tuesday 5th, Wednesday 6th, Thursday 7thWeek Two: Tuesday 12th, Wednesday 13th, Thursday 14th Drawing & Painting (Tuesday); Drawing & Sculpture (Wednesday); Drawing &…

Nobody Owns the Moon

Adapted from the book by Tohby Riddle A homeless donkey, a sad dancing bear; a crocodile trying hard to blend in… This gentle, witty story follows two friends in a big, hard city and explores what it means to really achieve. Nobody Owns the Moon will stimulate much discussion and have you considering the idea of inner wealth, and seeing beyond first appearances.  Suitable for all ages, perfect for 5+

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  • 24 Sep to 08 Oct 2016
  • 25 Sep to 09 Oct 2016
  • 26 Sep to 10 Oct 2016

Army Museum of Western Australia

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…

Bathers Beach Art Precinct Cliff Uplighting

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.

Bathers Beach Fremantle

One of Fremantle's greatest attractions is its coastline of pristine beaches on the edge of the Indian Ocean. Bathers Beach 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. Bathers Beach is a popular beach inner city beach, located between Fishing Boat Harbour and the Round House, is the perfect place to relax and swim. Enjoy fish and chips and watch the sunset.

Captain Cook Cruises WA

Captain Cook Cruises is Perth's premier cruise company, offering it's guests a chance to experience Perth and Fremantle from a completely unique perspective, with picturesque cruises along the beautiful Swan River.Cruises depart from Fremantle at Victoria Quay (B Shed) every day at 11.15am, 12.45pm & 3.45pm, arriving in Perth's CBD at the magnificant Elizabeth Quay (Barrack St Jetty). Unlimited tea and coffee is available to you as your Captain points out all the sights including some of the magnificent homes overlooking the river, the Royal Perth Yacht Club, Kings Park and much more. You may even be lucky enough to see a pod of dolphins along the way! Guests are able…

Duyfken Sailing Ship

Take a step back in time aboard this amazing example of a 16th century sailing ship. Discover the Dutch maritime story that saw the first Europeans make land fall on the shores of Australia in 1606. And the kids will delight in the 'pirate' ship experience ...

E Shed Markets

Located in a magnificent historical warehouse building on Victoria Quay, right in the centre of the Fremantle Port, E Shed Markets is a stone's throw from the Fremantle Train Station and right next door to the Fremantle Maritime Museum and the Rottnest Ferry Terminals. With a massive licensed alfresco terrace looking over Fremantle's picturesque working harbour, E-Shed Markets is the only waterfront market in Western Australia. From here you can watch the boats and ships pass by whilst enjoying your meal either outdoors or indoors.   Fremantle's E-Shed Markets attracts thousands of locals and visitors. They come for the international…

Escape Hunt Perth

The Escape Hunt experience is an activity that is sweeping the world. You are locked in a room that witnessed a crime over 100 yrs ago in old Fremantle. Your challenge is to find the clues and solve the puzzles, that will lead you to the villain. A game that will challenge your deductive and puzzle solving skills. Played as a team of between 2-5 players. The whole experience including photo opportunities and refreshments will take approximately 1.5 hrs

Esplanade Youth Plaza

The award winning Esplanade Youth Plaza is located in the heart of Fremantle on the  south eastern corner of Fremantle's Esplanade Reserve. This facility is an iconic world class $1.6M plaza and has one of the most impressive skateboarding areas ever seen in Perth. Featuring an extensive street section that caters for all ages as well as a central focal marine buoy in the middle of the bowl section. The plaza also caters for a variety of other interests such as ping pong, rock climbing, slacklining and parkour. Workshops are run regularly for skateboarding and parkour during the school holidays.…

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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.