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Wildlife Zoo at the Markets

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!

Beach Yoga at South Beach

Join us for yoga by the beach! Beach Yoga classes are a moving meditation in the sun, flowing with the breath and taking the time to relax and experience each posture. Suitable for all levels, including beginner students. Start your weekend enjoying your yoga practice in nature at the beautiful South Beach! Classes are located at Ocean Road, South Fremantle, just north of the South Beach Cafe. Look out for the orange flags! 7.30am to 8.30am Saturday throughout summer. Our first class will be Saturday, 10 November 2018.

Cultural Storytelling Activity

Join Justin Martin, a qualified tour guide and Aboriginal artworks specialist as he shares his culture through story telling, talks about seasons, symbols and tools, language and local knowledge. Justin’s traditional lands stretch over the Perth metropolitan region and a large part of the mid-west of Western Australia. These tribes are formally identified as the Wadjuk, Ballardong, Widi and Budimia people.

Sunday Music

Sunday Music is Fremantle Arts Centre’s free weekly live music program every Sunday from 2-4 pm. Enjoy the best local and touring bands every weekend in the beautiful setting of FAC’s Front Garden. Bring a rug and picnic to this family friendly event, or enjoy wood fired pizzas and drinks from our bar. Some chairs provided.

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Lefty Food Trucks

Come down for a chilled evening - order from the food trucks in the car park, then come and enjoy it in our venue with a drink from our bar! With live music in our Beer Garden, Lefty Food Trucks is always a good night! Feel free to bring the kids down - a great evening for the whole family!The lineup for the coming weeks: Wednesday 3rd October: The Habibs / Master Panda / The Pasta Truck / Stampede GelatoWednesday 10th October: Toast My Curry / What The Flip - Crepes / The Dirty Swine / GIFT of TASTE hot…

3 Hour Tall Ship Sail

Tall-ship sails on the STS Leeuwin II are an adventure for the whole family! Not only will you and your family be able to experience sailing on an 1850’s style barquentine ship, you will be able to look back and admire the beautiful Fremantle coastline from a unique and spectacular viewpoint. We invite those of all ages to join in the activities, no sailing experience is required however we are an active sailing ship, so a low level of fitness is good to have. Help our crew haul the lines, take the helm and why not try some climbing aloft? If you just want to enjoy…

Fenians Fremantle and Freedom Festival 2018

Music lovers are in for a veritable feast throughout the ten days of the Fenians Fremantle and Freedom Festival. International acts and local artists will converge on our port city in a program put together by Fremantle’s own music legend, the double Grammy award-winning Lucky Oceans, and fellow musician Donough O’Donovan. Headliners Martin Hayes and Declan O’Rourke both accepted invitations to perform because of the historical importance of the event - celebrating the 150th anniversary of the arrival of the last convict ship to Australia, the Hougoumont, carrying 62 Irish Fenians. Internationally renowned Irish fiddle player Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill, one of the finest guitarists in traditional Irish music, are considered one of Irish music's most acclaimed duos of all time. Their adventurous, soulful interpretations of traditional tunes fittingly open the Festival at the John Curtin Auditorium on Friday 5 January. It’s a rare opportunity to hear traditional Irish music performed by masters of the genre. Aria award winner, songbird and folkloric explorer Kavisha Mazella returns home to support Hayes and Cahill in concert. Irish folk sensation Declan O’Rourke, will play songs from across his career in his two concert performances, including a selection from his latest album, ‘Chronicles of the Great Irish Famine’. He will pen a song in commemoration of the of the arrival of the military Fenians in 1868. There are plenty of quotes about Martin and Dennis for example:  "Martin Hayes is one of the best fiddlers on the planet. Dennis Cahill is a subtle guitar master. Put aside your notion of Irish music...and just listen." NPR. Declan is supported in his concert at the WA maritime Museum on 11 January by Fiona Rea whose songs are influenced by her Irish heritage and a lifelong love of music and its power to reach people. Rob Zielinski, supports Declan on 13 January at the John Curtin College of the Arts Theatre. Rob is a Perth based traditional Irish musician who will feature some lively jigs, reels, hornpipes, strathspeys and haunting slow airs. Singer Aminah Hughes returns home from Ireland to share with us a collection of enchanting songs, both new and old, written during her time there along with some of her favourite songs from the Emerald Isle.  Award winning poet and storyteller Jaya Penelope- a descendant of Fenian, James Kearney, transported to Fremantle in 1867 on board the Hougoumont joins Aminah in performance on 7 January at Kidogo Arthouse. The next day ‘The Last Convict Ship’, a selection of stories and songs by one of Perth’s leading experts on Australian Fenian history, renowned Irish musician Brendan Woods will be performed at the Hougoumont Hotel in Bannister Street. The Lucky Oceans and his Gaelic Gumbo Band will explore new creations mixing Irish and Louisiana sounds. Be the first to hear the world premiere of a band and repertoire made exclusively for the festival at Kidogo Arthouse on 12 January. Kidogo’s Kelp Bar will be running throughout the festival and will be home to spontaneous musical performances featuring Festival acts and local musicians. The closing event and street party ‘The Feast of The Wild Goose’ features entertainment by the Freo’s own Rogues, playing their very own brand of Pogues magic to celebrate the end of an incredible ten days of Irish music. Festival Program www.feniansfestival.com.au  

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. 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 easily accessible by…

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'.  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 system of punishment that is uncomfortably recent. Visitors can "step inside and do time" with Fremantle Prison's experienced guides on a range…

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!

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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.