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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 July School Holidays.

Captain Cook Cruises

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

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 Roman Revival

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!

Shipwreck Galleries Shiver Me Timbers

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

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

Duyfken Replica Ship

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.

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.

Want more ideas for the school holidays? Check out the October Holidays Survival Guide here

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