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Circus WA

Come down to the Big Top at 92 Adelaide Street and discover the thrill and joy of Circus! And get fit! Take on the challenge of walking the tight-wire, mastering juggling, diablo or devil-sticks, hanging from the trapeze or ascending the silks. Whether you are 2 or 82, CircusWA has something for you - Term classes, workshops for schools, community groups and businesses, Circus birthday parties and Tiny Tumblers for 2-4 year olds. Book a trial class or visit our website www.circuswa.com for more information.    

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 Reserve

Esplanade Reserve is a large parkland area, identified by tall Norfolk Pines, in the centre of Fremantle between Fishing Boat Harbour, the West End precinct and the Cappuccino Strip. You’ll also find Esplanade Youth Plaza, the Carriage Café, Tourist Wheel Fremantle, a playground area with swings and a large climbing frame. The parkland is a popular place for families and visitors to relax in the sunshine, enjoy a picnic or take the kids to the playground. It’s been a place for community events, festivals, concerts and families since the early twentieth century when the land was reclaimed from the sea.…

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,…

Fremantle Arts Centre

The Fremantle Arts Centre offers both men, women and children a wide range of events, workshops and courses, music shows, art exhibitions plus a wide range of culturally diverse experiences throughout the entire year. The Fremantle Arts Gallery brings both an historical and beautiful atmosphere to each arts and cultural event that it hosts, no matter the genre. The Fremantle Arts Centre is an historic building which first opened its doors in 1864 as the convict established Fremantle Lunatic Asylum and Invalid Depot, offered support in WW1 and WW2 and then re-opening in 1972 to host exclusive and unique art…

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 City Library

Fremantle Library has ideas for everyone, and miles of inspiration contained inside. Want to find out what to read next? Ask our staff who can suggest some great titles . Enjoy a coffee whilst browsing magazines and newspapers, or catch up on some DVD binge watching or music from local acts. Get ebooks and emagazines for your commute – see our downloads page or ask our friendly staff for tips.   Fremantle History Centre is a treasure trove of historical information and photographs from ye olde Freo. Find out the origins of your Fremantle home and learn how to research…

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 Markets

The Fremantle Markets has rightfully earned itself a reputation as one of the best destinations in Fremantle for locals and tourists alike, as well as a leading source of independent wares and produce. Fremantle Markets is undoubtedly one of the best and most well-known markets in Western Australia as it offers fresh and local produce, a great atmosphere plus many more great attributes. Most importantly- it's free to enter! Which makes it a great day out for the entire family! Walk the Fremantle Markets Heritage Trail, attached, to explore the unique place the market has in the city’s history. This brochure will…

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…

Fremantle Tourist Wheel

Fremantle is among the most popular destinations in western Australia and the Esplanade Park is one of its most loveliest features. The Tourist Wheel has been in Fremantle since April 2013 and provides unprecedented views of Fremantle town and harbors Be transported 40 metres in fully enclosed gondolas

Fremantle Trams

Nobody else can show you Fremantle like this tour can. Going to places larger vehicles and public transport cannot reach and with local driver guides whose knowledge is second to none! Since 1985 Fremantle Tram Tours has been providing guided tours to thousands of visitors to Fremantle aboard our replica 'trams'. With the entertaining and educational commentary provided by the driver our passengers quickly discover the authentic charm of Fremantle that makes it Western Australia's most visited city. Hop on and off at any of the six conveniently situated stops and we'll show you Fremantle from its bustling harbours, it's beautifully…

Fremantle's top 10 free school holiday activities

Sharpen the kids’ word sleuth skills with the #Freo_Babble hunt, visit the museums, hire a bike - here's our top ten free things to do with the kids. 1. Transportation Exhibition at Fremantle Prison In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the arrival of the Hougoumont, the last convict ship to arrive in Australia, Fremantle Prison’s new exhibition Transportation examines the forced migration of convicts from Britain to Australia in the 18th and 19th centuries. 2. #Freo_Babble letter sleuth game Pick up a #Freo_Babble map from Fremantle Visitor Centre, WA Shipwrecks Museum or Oxfam or download and collect the letters from Freo businesses to make out the mystery song title. You could win fabulous prizes including a $500 shopping spree. 3. Visit the shipwrecks at WA Shipwrecks Museum Recognised as the foremost maritime archaeology museum in the southern hemisphere and housed in a 1850s-era Commissariat building the galleries house hundreds of relics from ships wrecked along WA's treacherous coastline, including the original timbers from the Batavia (wrecked in 1629), the de Vlamingh plate, and also countless artefacts from the Dutch shipwrecks Zuytdorp, Zeewijk and Vergulde Draeck. 4. Free bike hire from Fremantle Visitor Centre This free bike hire service with bikes for adults and kids (8+ years) operates from the Fremantle Visitor Centre in Kings Square. Bikes can be used anywhere in the Fremantle area. There are a limited number of bikes available for hire so arrive early to avoid disappointment. Read our South Beach to Leighton cycling blog for bike ride ideas. 5. Take a spin at the Esplanade Youth Plaza Pack up the kid’s skateboards, scooters or roller skates and spend an afternoon at one of the most popular skate facilities in the metro area. There’s also places to try ping pong, rock climbing, slack-lining and parkour and the playground adjacent to the plaza has swings and a giant climbing frame. Bring a picnic or grab a bite to eat from nearby cafés and restaurants all within walking distance. 6. Firing of the cannon at the Round House Opened in 1831, Round House is the oldest public building in Western Australia. Hear the story of why the cannon is fired every day at 1 pm – visitors can even apply to act as the honorary gunner! 7. Self-guided walking trails Explore Fremantle attractions, history, cultural heritage and the arts with one of the Explore Fremantle walking trails. There are eleven trails to choose from including street art, Walk with the Windsors, heritage highlights and Manjaree. The trails work on iPhone and Android devices (you can connect to FREBytes free wifi in the CBD). 8. Visit the giant fish tanks at Cicerello’s Over 50 species of marine life, all collected in Fremantle waters housed in a giant aquarium holding over 20,000 litres of water. 9. Bird watching around Fremantle Get to know the species of birdlife around Freo. Download a copy of the Birdwatching around Fremantle guide and challenge the kids to spot an Australasian darter or a Wilson’s Storm Petrel. 10. Swan River, beaches, parks and playgrounds Sometimes it’s the simple things in life that create the best memories and Fremantle has amazing outdoor spaces for the kids to run around... skimming stones under the traffic bridge, collecting shells at South Beach or a picnic beside the lake at Booyeembara Park, here's some of the best spots. After you’ve exhausted the kids there are plenty of kid friendly places to pick up lunch or a drink (the nature play area behind Moore & Moore and Paper Bird Children's Books and Arts is a favourite). Our school holiday program has some great coupon offers from local businesses and don’t forget to tag @fremantlestory on Instagram–we’d love to see what you get up to.

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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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.