Fremantle is your perfect school holiday destination. It's easily accessed by train or car (or boat as you will see) and there is so much to do you wont have much choice but to make a whole day of it. Fremantle is home to lots of great family attractions, and there is always lots going on in the Fremantle in the school holidays that includes events and activities that are FREE. Here's some of the top things to do in Fremantle these July School Holidays.
Fremantle Esplanade will be breaking the ice with Australia’s largest pop-up outdoor ice-rink accompanied by the cosiest of bars. Sit by the open fit pit roasting marshmallows, sip on delicious hot chocolates, mulled wines and winter treats all whilst overlooking picturesque pine trees or taking part in the loads of rides and winter entertainment. Daily until July 16th. www.winterworld.com.au
Classes run each weekday of the school holidays at Stackwood Fremantle, and the Stacked Cafe is right there so you can enjoy a coffee while the kids are entertained. www.rainbowpallete.online
Why drive to Fremantle when you can catch the Perth to Fremantle Explorer instead. This July holidays kids cruise FREE with a paying adults. Find out how to claim and book at www.captaincookcruises.com.au
Let your visit to Fremantle extend in to the evening and book the family in for a fabulous Movie & Buffet Night. Kids can settle in and watch Finding Dory while you enjoy an amazing buffet dinner complete with free tea and coffee and unlimited popcorn and fruit punch for the kids. Tueday 4th & 11th July. Tickets on sale now at hotelesplanadefremantle.com
The Esplanade Youth Plaze is free to enter and use and features a huge skate park, rock climbing wall, balancing logs, ping pong table, parkour bars and more. Bring your skateboards, scooters and helmets along with you when you next visit Fremantle. There is also a playground alongside the skate park in Esplanade Park that just had a new, tall, twisty slide installed.
Assemble and decorate your own old-fashioned hard-hat diver helmet, craft your own squiggly squid or bouncing octopus. And colour in your own sea creature and bring it to life on our amazing digital animation screen! Free activity (Museum entry fees apply. Kids up to 15yrs enter free). www.museum.wa.gov.au
Avast, me hearties! Some pesky pirates have raided the museum and hidden the Treasure of the Golden Dragon! Come find the trail of the treasure and take a pirate’s share of the loot – your very own silvery coin to take home and a paper craft treasure chest to decorate. Entry to the Shipwreck Galleries is by donation and activity is $4pp. www.museum.wa.gov.au
Entry is by donation. The Roundhouse is the oldest public building in the State of Western Australia. Opened in January 1831, just 18 months after settlement, it was built to hold any person convicted of a crime in the settlement and was used until 1886.
After it ceased being used as a gaol it became a Police Lock-up until the late 1890s and then was used as accommodation for the Water Police, and afterwards as a storage facility for Fremantle Ports.
It's open daily 10.30-3.30pm and the cannon is fired at 1pm everyday, and you may even be chosen to trigger the shot. www.fremantleroundhouse.com.au
Pop into the Fremantle Markets and enjoy some kids activities and entertainment.
Fridays - Australian animals with West Oz Wildlife. 12-2pm Gold coin donation entry.
Saturdays - Animal Farm, 9-11am gold coin donation entry & Market Fairies 10-1pm.
Sundays - Market Fairies 11-1pm
Want more ideas for the school holidays? Check out the July Holidays Survival Guide here