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Families and kids

29 June 2021

Family-friendly destinations don’t get better than Fremantle–bundle your brood together and head to the port city for fascinating history, exciting entertainment, beautiful beaches, heaps of playgrounds and unique attractions, events, performances and workshops for everyone to enjoy!

Whatever your gang loves, you’ll find plenty to do (and loads of free activities) in Fremantle. Experience a snapshot of Freo in a day or make your next family holiday by the sea.

Things to do with kids

  1. Take a tour

Do time at the Fremantle Prison! Hear fascinating tales of the 1850’s convict-built jail and its prisoners as you explore Western Australia’s only UNESCO World Heritage listed building. Join a walking or cycling tour to get a real feel for the city and its attractions.

  1. Go shopping

Fremantle Markets is a melting pot of colourful food, artisan wares, street performers, vintage clothing, trinkets, souvenirs and more. Established as a municipal market in 1897, you can’t miss visiting this energetic slice of history. Beyond the markets, explore Perth’s biggest ‘open air’ shopping centre, with tonnes of fashion for kids, teens and you! Then discover wonderful books for young readers at the charming Paper Bird Children's Books and Arts.

  1. Burn off some energy

Keen skaters, scooters or bike-lovers will LOVE our world-class skate park at the Esplanade Youth Plaza. It’s right next to Esplanade Reserve so kids can climb at the playground or run in sprawling, green space, while you sip your coffee under the shade of grand Norfolk Island Pines. While you’re there, why not take in Fremantle from a different view with a ride on the Tourist Wheel?

  1. Play!

Many of Fremantle’s playgrounds and parks are walking distance from Downtown, or jump on a short bus, train or cycle ride for more. For a playground with a view, head to Tuckfield Oval Playground and look out over the Rainbow, Swan River, Fremantle Harbour and South Beach.

  1. Hit the beach

Bathers Beach is a great spot for a refreshing dip and you can have lunch directly on the beach, with deckchairs, tables and umbrellas from Bathers Beach House. Sea, salt and sand is at Fremantle’s heart and soul – explore our five excellent beaches!

  1. Kid-friendly eats

Fish and chips at Fremantle’s Fishing Boat Harbour is a popular tradition you can’t pass up, but if you’re looking for variety, we’ve got plenty more to offer! Enjoy alfresco breakfast at the Cappuccino Strip, the West End, or South Fremantle. Plenty of Freo cafes and restaurants have kids’ play areas, and Moore & Moore Cafe or Little Creatures Brewery are worth a look for lunch. Fremantle’s renowned authentic Italian cuisine caters for younger diners with woodfired pizza, pasta and chicken parmigiana. Look out for gourmet burgers and food hall fare, and don’t forget to leave room for ice-cream.

  1. Entertainment

Get competitive at Timezone, check out the FunLab fairground, or work those brain muscles at Escape Hunt. Ready to switch gears? Sit back and take in a show at Spare Parts Puppet Theatre or the CircusWA’s Freo Big Top.

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