School holidays

Nyoongar Wangkaniny Language Class Makuru

Challenge yourself at the Walyalup Aboriginal Cultural Centre in a Nyoongar language class. Monday 13, 20 and 27 June and 4, 11, 18 and 25 July. 4:30pm - 6:30pm. Bookings essential


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  • 25 Jul 2016

Nyoongar Woodwork Workshop Makuru

Learn to craft tapping sticks from Australian Euclyptus hardwood through our woodwork program. Tuesday 7, 14, 21 and 28 June and 5, 12, 19 and 26 July 2016. 10:30am -12 noon.  Bookings essential.


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  • 26 Jul 2016

Across Cultures Art Class | Makuru

Immerse yourself at the Walyalup Aboriginal Cultural Centre in an art class. All materials supplied. Saturday 4, 11, 18, 25 June and 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 July.  Bookings essential.


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  • 30 Jul 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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  • 27 Jul 2016
  • 31 Jul 2016
  • 03 Aug 2016
  • 07 Aug 2016
  • 10 Aug 2016
  • 14 Aug 2016
  • 17 Aug 2016

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

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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  • 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

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.…

Fishing Boat Harbour

Fremantle’s Fishing Boat Harbour precinct is the home to Fremantle’s recreational and commercial fishing fleet and surrounded by boardwalks, café’s, restaurants. The harbour offers visitors a unique insight into the enduring commercial fishing industry that continues to operate in Fremantle and provides a colourful backdrop for an afternoon or evening stroll. Fishing Boat Harbour is a favourite destination for those wishing to sample fresh seafood delights. Options are plentiful from fine waterfront seafood dining, to casual fish and chips on the boardwalk. Craft beer lovers are in their element with the famous Little Creatures brewery located on the harbour’s edge,…

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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.