The Easter Bilby has teamed up with Fremantle BID to plan an "eggcellent" Easter hunt around Freo in the next school holidays! With lots of great prizes to be won, you’ll want to get your grab your #Freo_EasterHunt map and head to Fremantle from Saturday, 8 April to start hunting for some special eggs. Locate the shops with the Easter Bilby in their windows and head inside to find the number on their special Easter egg. Collect all the numbers, crack the code and you can enter the prize draw. While you’re hunting bilbys, check out Freo’s Easter Shop Windows and vote for your favourite in the People’s Choice Competition. Simply by voting, you’ll have an extra chance to win a prize. And of course, there will be some cracking free activities for when you need a break from hunting. Fremantle is the place to be in the April school holidays! More information including the prize details, map locations, participating businesses and competition Terms and Conditions are available at www.fremantlebid.com
Showcasing the world of busking, street theatre, comedy, circus and lots more, get involved in the action and witness world-class acts right on your doorstep. Australia's biggest and best street arts festival brings performers from around the globe to the streets of the port city for three full days over the Easter long weekend. Fremantle International Street Arts Festival 2017 is a City of Fremantle festival.
Nature play is here to stay! Moore and Moore café, Moores Building Contemperary Art Gallery Paper Bird Childrens 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.
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!
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!
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.
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…
Have you ever loved an animal? Have you ever wondered why they are so loyal? Based on a true story from Japan, Hachikō is a theatrical celebration of the remarkable joy and companionship that an animal can bring to our lives and a perfect family outing. Simplicity, beauty and gentle poetic storytelling in this carefully crafted Spare Parts production ensures both children and adults alike will be drawn into the true story of a dog that waited at a Tokyo train station every day for nine years for his master to return. Time: 10am & 1pm Daily plus 6.30pm performance…
During school holidays children age 6 -14 can join their parents or grandparents in a class for free. The aim of the class is to improve postural and movement awareness to enhance overall health and wellbeing. bookings please contact Christiane at 0416 469 071
Make marvellous muddy art! Paint, sculpt and create using clay, paints and natural objects. For students aged 3 to 5 (adults stay and join in the class). This is a 90 minute class
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.
Make a fabulous fish mobile or decorate your own sea creature puppet! Colour in your own sea creature and bring it to life on our amazing digital animation screen! Visit our website for more information, WA Maritime Museum entry fees apply for accompanying adult. Ages 4+ Bookings required for groups 10+ by calling 1300 134 081
Search for a little bit of marine magic as you explore our galleries on a hunt for fairy doors. Meet our local sea fairy for stories, craft and face painting. Sea fairies Sea fairies have come and hidden in the Museum! Search the WA Shipwrecks Museum high and low to find their secret doors. Join sea fairy’s amazing storytelling sessions. Ages 3+ Bookings required for groups 10+ by calling 1300 134 081
Why not become part of marine life? Join us for face painting and explore our amazing undersea world. Visit our website for more information. WA Maritime Museum entry fees apply for accompanying adult. Ages 4+ Bookings required for groups 10+ by calling 1300 134 081
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
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.