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.
Why drive to Fremantle when you can catch the Perth to Fremantle Explorer instead. This September / October holidays kids cruise FREE with a paying adults. Find out your kids can cruise free and book your tickets at www.captaincookcruises.com.au
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.
Join us for a celebration of all things from ancient Rome, as we dig into this world to uncover the story of Escape from Pompeii: the untold Roman rescue exhibition.
Explore our Roman military uniform touch-table as well as our In Fashion toga draping and Roman ladies’ costume demonstration.
Try out your own Roman style at the costume corner, and decorate your own paper-craft centurion helmet to take home. You can also decorate a Roman battleship and watch it sail across our digitally animated screen! www.museum.wa.gov.au
Shiver me timbers! Get on board and join in our seafaring adventures. Track down the pesky and adventurous sailor rats in the Riddled with Rats trail before they nibble all of our ship’s biscuits! With the sharp eyes of a Rat Detective, you’ll have to search high and low to find these hide-and-seek experts.
Join in the Pirate Parade by dressing up as your favourite swashbuckling sailor or marvellous mermaid and take part in our parade. Listen to salty seafaring tales of adventure in our Pirate Storytelling and you may be taken to far-away lands. Then have some paper-craft fun by decorating Mini Pirate Kite or a 3D Ratty Companion. 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 10.30am - 3.30pm and the cannon is fired at 1pm everyday, and you may even be chosen to trigger the shot. www.fremantleroundhouse.com.au
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 www.fremantlestory.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
Take a step back in time aboard this amazing replica of a 16th century Dutch sailing ship. Embark on an audio guided or self-guided tour of this unique ship and discover the Dutch maritime story that saw the first Europeans make land fall on the shores of Australia in 1606. Tours available Saturdays and Sundays, 11-4pm behind Little Creatures.
Want more ideas for the school holidays? Check out the October Holidays Survival Guide here