10 Great things to do in Fremantle this week

1. School Holiday Escape Tour

The kids Escape! Tour is an exclusive tour at WA’s only World Heritage listed building and one of the State’s premier tourist attractions – Fremantle Prison!

The kids are guaranteed to have fun while learning about this amazing site. Children will visit the sites of numerous dramatic escapes through the Prison’s history. Along the way their Tour Guide will tell a number of tales of daring, desperate and dangerous escapes from Fremantle Prison.

This tour is strictly for kids. But parents/guardians are welcome to step inside and do time on our 10.00am Convict Prison tour while the kids are plotting their escape!

Monday 23 April & Friday 27 April
10:00 – 11:15 am
Cost: $12
To Book Call: 08 336 9200
Suitable for ages 5 – 12 years

Fremantle Prison
1 The Terrace
Fremantle

2. Enchanted Children’s High Tea

Here’s a special school holiday event for parent’s groups, families, day care outings, and anyone looking to keep their little one’s occupied during the school holiday break.

It’s a high tea for the children! Special visitors will entertain the kids in the fairy den with story time and dancing. Dress up! Anything goes!.. we’d love to see your little ones get creative. Bookings essential!

Monday 23 April 11:00am – 1:00pm
Cost: $32 (under 3 free)

Click Here to Book

Suitable for ages 3 years +
Atrium Garden Restaurant
Esplanade Hotel
Cnr Marine Tce & Essex Street
Fremantle

3. First Breath Wellbeing – Children

This program aims to provide parents and their children with easy to apply mindfulness practice. With technology being available from increasingly young ages many children have lost the time previously spent dreaming up creative play. This program offers open ended play and mindfulness techniques whilst at the same time providing the necessary space for children to develop right brain strength.

We take your children on a fun journey from tension to relaxation by providing wellbeing rituals to colour their day. This is done through teaching techniques to the children designed to assist them to pay attention, calm down, make better decisions, regulate their emotions, focus their thoughts, better prepare for study.

Monday 23 April
Years 1-3 Little Buddha 3:30 – 4:30pm
Years 4-6 Buddha Bliss 4:35 – 5:35pm

Wednesday 25 April
Years 1-3 Little Dragon 3:30 – 4:30pm
Years 4-6 Dragon Dreamers 4:35 – 5:35

 Cost: $200 (8 x 1hr sessions)

For Information: Phone 0407 473 575 or email [email protected]
Suitable for primary school age children

King Street
East Fremantle

4. Music: Mark Wilkinson Wasted Hours Tour

Mark returns to the road after the release of his self-produced EP and over 100 shows around the world.

This collection of songs showcases the full dynamic range of Wilkinson’s songwriting, from delicate and emotive tracks to more driven and anthemic ones. What remains ever present though is his captivating vocal and rare ability to engage and connect with an audience.

It is this connection that has seen Wilkinson sell out shows in over half a dozen countries and propel his music up the charts on two continents. From busking on the streets of his home town to performing on arena stages alongside enigmatic names like Rodriguez and Brian Wilson, Wilkinson continues to forge his own path and take his music to the world.

Don’t miss the chance to catch one of his powerful and moving live performances as he showcases songs from his new album alongside many familiar fan favourites.

Tuesday 24 April
Cost: $33.50 presale

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Suitable for 18+

Fly By Night Club
179 High Street
Fremantle

5. ANZAC Day

The ANZAC Day Dawn Service on Wednesday at Fremantle War Memorial will suit all ages. Two large screens will be installed behind the monument, and a third screen installed further down the hill on the High Street side of the reserve so that all attendees can clearly see the service on the cenotaph.

Registration Details

For those who wish to lay a wreath during the service, it is very important that you register your attendance so that the City’s events team can include you in their wreath laying schedule. Please email [email protected] or call our Events Administrator on 9432 9728 to register.

Public Transport

There will be free travel on public transport for anyone wearing military uniform or medals travelling to the ANZAC Day Dawn Service or ANZAC Day Parade in Fremantle.

An early train service to Fremantle Station will arrive at Fremantle at 5am.  Shuttle buses will take train passengers from Fremantle Station directly to Monument Hill for the Dawn Service.  The shuttles will return to Fremantle Station at the conclusion of the service, running until 7am.

For more information, call the Transperth InfoLine on 13 62 13 (TIS: 13 14 50). Hearing or speech impaired? Call via NRS 133 677 and ask for 13 62 13 or visit www.transperth.wa.gov.au

Parking

We encourage the use of public transport if possible. For those who park in streets surrounding the War Memorial, driveways must not be blocked and traffic (including emergency vehicles) must be able to traverse the street.

Acrod/Seniors Drop-Off

The drop off point for people with disability and/or seniors is via the entrance on Knutsford Street. Traffic management personnel will monitor who is able to enter this area.

If you have an ACROD permit and will be driving yourself to the service, please contact the City’s events team (see contact details below) to ensure that your name can be placed on the parking list. Parking in the grounds of the Monument is very limited and is only available to participants in the service and ACROD permit holders.

Able bodied drivers are able to drop off disabled or elderly passengers at this entrance point, close to the Monument.  A turning circle will be marked out and drivers will be escorted out of the area by traffic management personnel to find parking elsewhere once they have dropped off their passengers.

Wednesday 25 April
5:50 – 6:30am
For information: call 9432 9728 or email [email protected]

 Suitable for All

Fremantle War Memorial
Monument Hill
Knutsford Street
Fremantle

6. ANZAC Day Portrait Photography

Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to have your portrait taken on ANZAC Day.

The Esplanade Reserve will again house a pop-up professional photography booth where photographer Monica Defendi will be providing a free service from 7.00 am until 11.30 am: professional backdrop, photography environment and on the spot 5×7” prints.

Dress your best to show your support for the men and women who have served our country. We encourage people to wear medals of loved ones to have them included in the photograph. All are welcome to utilise this service, whether marching, supporting or spectating.

Wednesday 25 April 7:30 – 11:30am
For information: call 9432 9728 or email [email protected]

 Suitable for All

Esplanade Reserve
Marine Terrace
Fremantle

7. Open Mic at Gypsy Tapas Bar

Now in its 5th year, Open Mic at Gypsy’s has become one of Fremantles much loved hubs for local musos. This week it’s a fully packed evening of great songwriters and performers. Al fresco live music with tasty tapas, organic wines, home brewed beers and amazing local music.

Thursday 26 April
Doors open 7:00 – 10:30pm

 Suitable for All

Gypsy Tapas House
124 High Street
Fremantle

8. Music: Will Pound & Eddy Jay

Direct from Fairbridge Festival, The dynamic and exhilarating duo of Will Pound & Eddy Jay. This virtuosic duo expertly playing accordion and harmonica are dynamic, upbeat and jaw dropping. The pair read each other instinctively, forging a path to new folk sounds with harmonica and accordion together as one instrument.

You won’t want to miss this one folks!

Thursday 26 April & Friday 27 April 7:00 –11:00pm
Doors open 7:00pm
Cost: $27.25
Click Here to Book

 Suitable for all

PS Arts Space
22 Pakenham Street
Fremantle

9. Contemporary Hand Stitching for Teens

Join us for a creative and inspirational contemporary workshop, suitable for teens looking for new creative expression. We’ll learn the art of ‘Slow Stitching’ to create some really unique and funky hand stitched artwork to hang on the wall.

Tutor: Melissa Harvey
Friday 27 April 10:00 – 1:00pm
Cost: $61

Suitable for Teens
Click Here to Book

Fremantle Arts Centre
1 Finnerty Street
Fremantle

10. A Sunday at Guildhall

The ultimate Sunday session – with a courtyard spritz bar and chilled out DJ tunes. With the North Fremantle Train Station a short walk away and the fantastic food available by Propeller it’s a winning combination!

If you want to secure a spot, pull together ten or more friends and reserve a table. Bookings are limited so book ahead.

Bookings: call 0422 748 370 or email [email protected]

Sunday 29 April 2:00 – 10:00pm
Free Event
Suitable for 18+
222 Queen Victoria Street
North Fremantle

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