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Things To Do In Fremantle this School Holidays

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 January School Holidays.

Captain Cook Cruises

Why drive to Fremantle when you can catch the Perth to Fremantle Explorer instead. Find out your kids can cruise free and book your tickets at

Esplanade Park and Youth Plaza

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.

Little Creatures

Grab a bite to eat and something drink overlooking the Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour while the kids play in the sand pit at Little Creatures. It's just across the road from Esplanade Park and has lots of room to dine so you can walk in and order. 

WA Maritime Museum Remarkable Rome

Decorate your own paper-craft centurion helmet to take home, or craft a colourful mosaic frame or picture. You can also decorate a Roman battleship and watch it sail across our digitally animated screen! 6th - 21st January 2018, 10am - 2pm Activity is for 4yrs+ and is free (entry fees apply for adults, kids enter free).

Shipwreck Galleries Trade Winds

Step back in time to an era of traders, treasures and triumphant discoveries. Become a legendary Spice Captain working for the Dutch VOC Shipping Company. Collect your Trade Winds clue sheet and set sail across the oceans to collect exotic and valuable spices! Decorate a special spice bottle with beautiful colours to take home and use to store your valuable treasures. January 6th - 21st, 2018, 10-2pm. Activities for 4yrs +, free - $3pp.

Moore & Moore Cafe

Take some time out while you are in Fremantle to grab a coffee and something to eat at Moore and Moore Cafe. They have a beautiful little nature play area and host story time with Paper Bird Sundays and Mondays at 9.30am.

Fremantle Roundhouse

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 10.30am - 3.30pm and the cannon is fired at 1pm everyday, and you may even be chosen to trigger the shot.

Fremantle Leisure Centre Inflatable Fun

The outdoor pool inflatable is a fantastic way to keep the children active and having fun over the school holidays. 

$2.00 per person per hour plus entry fees. Find Inflatable Fun days and times at

Fremantle Markets

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

Cicerello's Restaurant & Fish Feeding

Not just a seafood restaurant but an underwater experience with world class aquariums and fish feeding in the harbour for just $1. You don't need to dine in to feed the fish. Find out more in our review.

Tuckfield Playground

Take your little ninjas to this obstacle course park that overlooks the Fremantle Port and Containbow. The Kiosk cafe is just a short walk away.

Puzzle Walks

WA Detective Trails are self-guided puzzle walks around Perth City, Kings Park, South Perth, Rottnest Island and Fremantle Each trail comes with a fictitious crime to solve, a list of suspects, and lots of clues; each stop on the trail has you hunting high and low for the answers to cross off the innocent suspects and reveal the culprit! Find out more and order your Puzzle Walks here.

Want more ideas for the school holidays? Check out the January / December Holidays Survival Guide here

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