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HAPPY MOTHERS DAY!

Posted in children, city of fremantle, family, mothers, mothers day, Uncategorized by freoview on May 10, 2020

 

HAPPY MOTHERS DAY to all the brilliant and adorable mums out there! You are all very special and deserve to be spoiled rotten today, even when cafes, restaurants and pubs are not open for sit down breakfast, lunch or dinner.

It is going to be fine and around 23 degrees in Fremantle today, so enjoy the parks and beaches, but please do still respect the social distancing rules because we want everyone to still be here next Mothers Day!

Have a great day and stay safe and well!

Roel Loopers

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MOTHER’S DAY FOOD PLATTERS

Posted in children, city of fremantle, family, food, hospitality, mothers day, Uncategorized by freoview on May 3, 2020

 

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Mother’s Day is only a week away and the Fremantle National Hotel is offering food platters to take home, or to the park or beach:

Spoil your Mum this Mother’s Day and pre-order your platter for morning or afternoon tea featuring sweet & savoury homemade treats andĀ  a bottle of Villa Sandi Prosecco- suitable for 2, just $99 (or $75 with no wine)

TheĀ  Platters made with love by our chefs and include:
Lemon and Blueberry Teacake | Boozy Kahlua Chocolate cake | Macaroons | Mixed fruit | Scones | Sausage Rolls | Finger Sandwiches | Zucchini and Dill Muffins | Ham, Cheese and Tomato Croissants | Puff twists

Collect from the venue from 10AM on Sunday or we can deliver between 10 and 12 on Sunday for a small fee.

Pre-orders essential by Friday 8th May by 4pm.
Email bookings@nationalhotelfremantle.com.au or call us after 11AM on 9335 6688

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THANK YOU FREMANTLE POLICE

Posted in city of fremantle, family, police, Uncategorized by freoview on April 6, 2020

 

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There are really nice people in the world, as this photo I took this morning proves. Walking back from Chalkys cafe where I had my take-away double espresso, I noticed this man with his kids and dog painting Thank You Police on the pavement in High Street next to the Fremantle Police Station.

The man said the cops do so much for everyone in the community that we should show we appreciate them. I certainly do!

And to show what an amateur and incompetent journalist I am, I forgot to ask for the man’s name. Sorry, mate!

UPDATE! The man’s name is Rob Cashman and he is the president of the Fremantle RSL. Thanks again, Rob!

 

Roel Loopers

 

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COVID CRISIS NO TIME FOR PLAY

Posted in children, city of fremantle, community, covid-19, family, local government, skating, Uncategorized by freoview on March 31, 2020

 

 

It is sad to see the Fremantle Esplanade children’s playground closed because of the coronavirus, that comes out of the necessity for social distancing. It will be hard for parents, who have to restrict going out with their kids, to not be able to go to the playgrounds, but we all have to do as much as we can to try to stop the spread of this horrible virus.

I did not see any signs at the Esplanade Youth Plaza skate park to make users aware they can no longer use the facility, but the place was empty anyway mid afternoon today.

Stay safe, Freo and look after each other!

Roel Loopers

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FREMANTLE DINOSAURS A ROARING SUCCESS

Posted in children, city of fremantle, family, local government, Uncategorized by freoview on February 19, 2020

 

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The huge dinosaurs that were all around Fremantle during the recent school holidays proved to be a huge success with families, with high visitors numbers recorded in the city.

The Fremantle Visitor Centre was kept busy, with their highest monthly door count month in the past three years with over 11,000 visitors. This is compared to just over 5400 in the same period in 2019.

The Dinosaur Trail maps flew out the door, with 10,000 maps picked up in within the first week of the promotion.

Fremantle Library also experienced a surge in visitors, with all of its LEGO Dino workshops booking out and a 39 per cent overall increase in patrons compared to January 2019.

Pedestrian counters in the city indicated a positive increase in foot traffic in the month of January compared to the same time last year.

Roel Loopers

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SPARE PARTS PUPPET ENTERTAINMENT

 

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Here is what Freo’s Spare Parts Puppet Theatre has to offer this year, so take note and take your children, or grandchildren, to one of the great theatre plays on offer.

Roel Loopers

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FREE MOVIES IN FREO PORT

Posted in children, city of fremantle, family, fremantle ports, movies, Uncategorized by freoview on January 14, 2020

 

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School holidays are almost over, but there is still plenty to do for the children, such as the great Victoria Quay Movie Marathon by Fremantle Ports.

It is on every night this week and the movies start at 7pm, doors open at 6pm.

The movies are FREE and so are the bean bags for the first 50 arrivals, plus there is free popcorn and icecream.

It is in B Shed where the Rottnest Island ferry terminal is and there is heaps of parking at Victoria Quay.

Have fun!

Roel Loopers

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MOVIE MARATHON AT FREMANTLE PORTS

Posted in children, city of fremantle, entertainment, family, fremantle ports, movies, Uncategorized by freoview on January 6, 2020

 

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A marathon of FREE movies will start in B Shed on Victoria Quay from this Friday January 10.

Fremantle Ports is offering great family movies which start at 7pm, and there is free popcorn and icecream as well!

And to make it even better, they offer free beanbags to the first 50 visitors, so be aware that doors open at 6pm, if you want to grab one of those.

More movies coming up, so I’ll keep you in the loop every week about what’s on.

Roel Loopers

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COME HUNT FOR FREO DINOSAURS, KIDS!

Posted in children, city of fremantle, family, holidays, local government, Uncategorized by freoview on January 5, 2020

 

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It is going to be a perfect Sunday for parents, grandparents or family members and friends to take the children to the Fremantle CBD and go on a hunt to find the ten dinosaurs placed all over the inner city.

They move and make noise, and they are pretty impressive and a bit scary, so great school holiday entertainment for kids.

There are maps available from the Visitor Centre at Kings Square!

Of course the Freo Farmers Market is also on at Fremantle College from 8am till midday, and the free courtyard music session is on at the Fremantle Arts Centre from 2-4pm.

Roel Loopers

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FREMANTLE INVADED BY DINOSAURS

Posted in children, city of fremantle, family, holidays, local government, schools, Uncategorized by freoview on December 31, 2019

 

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Kids have something special to look forward to at the start of the new year with huge moving dinosaurs around the Fremantle CBD

I discovered five of them early this morning, and am aware there is also one at Clancy’s in Princess May Park. There are a total of seven, I believe, so go hunting for them kids!

Roel Loopers

PS: Ian Kerr made me aware there is actually a map with the locations of the dinosaurs, so here it is.

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