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.
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 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.
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). www.museum.wa.gov.au
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. 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
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