School holidays

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!

Winter school holidays

We’ve collected a snapshot of activities for all age groups including circus skills, discounted prison tours, art workshops and sailing classes. Remember that school holiday events continue to be added to so check for the latest updates.

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.

Fremantle Prison Tunnels Tour School Holiday Special

Are your children aged over 12 and looking for an adventure during the school holidays? Why not visit Fremantle Prison for a Tunnels Tour. Children 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…

Oh Albert! Book Launch/ Space Party

To send Oh, Albert! off into the world come to a book launch/ space party at Paper Bird! There'll be Pin the Rocket on the Moon, a planet cake, intergalactic activities and a few special guests. If you feel like it come dressed 'Out of this World' The more the merrier- Albert would love to see you ! P.s He's also really excited about the cake... RSVP to

NAIDOC Week 2016

The NAIDOC Week theme for 2016 is Songlines: The living narrative of our nation. Get involved at the Walyalup Aboriginal Cultural Centre's NAIDOC Week celebrations. Events include workshop, bushfoods, movie screening, live dancers, aboriginal art, cultural mini-market and acoustic performances. NAIDOC Week runs from 3rd July through to 9th July 2016.

Pet Portraits

Capture the fur, feathers, fins and personality of your pet using mixed media. This class is designed for a child and an adult to explore art together. For students aged 6 and up Sunday July 3rd @ 10.30am 90 minute workshop $80 per pair (1 child + 1 adult)

WA Maritime Museum Winter Wonderland

Be enchanted as you experience a magical winter wonderland at the WA Maritime Museum these school holidays. Play with snow in a giant snowdome or visit the Snow Zone for lots of winter arts and crafts. For a bit of chill time there are free winter themed movies in 3D! And on Sunday 10 July dont miss the chance to meet some of your favourite costumed characters for a fantastic photo opportunity! Visit for more information. WA Maritime Museum entry fees apply for accompanying adult  

WA Museum Shipwreck Galleries Stowaway

Visit the WA Museum - Shipwreck Galleries these school holidays to follow the Stowaway! activity trail. Solve clues and collect cargoes from across the seven seas, before piecing together your cargo ship puzzle to find the hidden passenger! Decorate your own microbox container to stow away and keep your precious cargo treasures! Use tissue-paper collage and fancy flourishes to decorate your secret hide-away. Join us in the discovery zone dedicated to superstitions and sea monsters. Enjoy our entertaining activities, from creating your own mythological creature to playing monster detectives.

Winter School Holiday Workshops

There's no excuse for being bored these upcoming school holidays when you can run away with CircusWA! CircusWA is hosting a series of exciting school holiday workshops over the Winter school holidays! Designed for children aged between 5 and 17 years, the workshops are held at the “Space’ at Old Customs House 8 Phillimore Street Fremantle during July school holidays: Monday 4 July to Friday 15 July. There are heaps of fun activities to choose from including juggling, diablo, plate-spinning, acrobatics, tumbling, trapeze and hula-hoop. Children can also try their hand at walking a tight-wire, ascending a silk or even…

Harry Potter Owl Softies

Sew your very own miniature owl using felt. Sam will guide you through the process of designing and making a squishy little cutie. For students aged 8 and up Monday July 4th @ 10.00am 2 hour workshop $50 per student


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


More event dates

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

Harry Potter Owl Portraits

Guest artist Michelle Gilks will share her expertise with acrylic paints. You will paint a bright, bold magical owl on canvas. For students aged 8 and up Monday July 4th @ 2pm 2 1/2 hour workshop $55 per student

Baba Lala Musical Playtime 0-5 yrs old

Baba Lala Musical Playtime for babies, toddlers & little kids, birth to 5 years Music, Movement, Rhythm & Rhyme Come along to Freo's favourite Early Childhood music & movement program & celebrate the the joy of music & the connections that it brings.  Casual classes, pay as you go Tues-Fri at 9am & again at 10am. $15, sibling rates available, mixed age group classes. Held at Penny Lanes Music Workshop, Parry St entrance (directly across from the big car park, just up from the markets) No need to book, just come along to whichever class that suits you, week by…

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 &…

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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.