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MAKE HOTELS MORE FAMILY FRIENDLY

Posted in accommodation, children, city of fremantle, family, hospitality, hotel, tourism, Uncategorized by freoview on October 15, 2018

 

Bradley Woods, the CEO of the Australian Hotel Association has a whinge about Bed&Breakfasts and the unfairness of it all in the West Australian today.

There is no doubt that some regulation needs to be in place for B&Bs, which are already required to have a registration here in Fremantle, but B&Bs are here to stay no matter how much the AHA is against them.

The reality the AHA will have to deal with is that hotels are expensive for families and large groups, in comparison to B&Bs, so what is the AHA going to do about that?

Hotels are also not very family and children friendly, so when are we going to see secure playgrounds and play spaces in hotels? Maybe new hotels could even include community kitchens so that families don’t have to go and eat out three times a day, which is very costly and prohibitive for many. It is one of the reasons people book a B&B, where they can do most of the cooking in house, and the kids might even have a garden they can play in.

While serviced apartments, such as Quest in Pakenham Street at least have a kitchen where one can prepare a meal or two, they still lack facilities for children and families.

I hope some of the new planned hotels in Fremantle will make an effort to cater better for families, to combat the trend toward B&Bs and away from hotel accommodation.

 

Roel Loopers

FREO TOY LIBRARY OPEN DAY

Posted in children, city of fremantle, family, Uncategorized by freoview on October 3, 2018

 

Toy Library

 

It’s going to be a day of big fun for small people tomorrow Thursday, October 4 at the Freo Toy Library Open Day.

The City of Fremantle’s toy library is the biggest in WA, with a huge range of toys, costumes, construction sets, musical instruments and puzzles.

The open day is a great opportunity for parents and kids to come down and check out all the things the Toy Library has to offer.

Buster It’s All About Play  is coming, there’s a Cozy Coupe race track happening, and a sensory play area, LEGO station, face painting and a sausage sizzle.

Wendy Binks – the author of the ‘Where’s Stripey’ children’s books – is coming to do a couple of story time sessions as well

The Freo Toy Library Open Day is on Thursday 4 October from 10am-3pm and entry is free.

The toy library, at the Fremantle PCYC at 34 Paget Street in Hilton, is open four days a week and is one of the few fully-staffed toy libraries in Perth.

It’s stocked with a range of toys to suit 0-7 year olds, with expert staff to provide advice on selecting age and skill appropriate toys.

For more information visit the Toy Library page on the City of Fremantle website.

Roel Loopers

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SPARE PARTS SHOWS THE NIGHT ZOO

Posted in children, city of fremantle, culture, family, spare parts puppet theatre, theatre, Uncategorized by freoview on September 18, 2018

 

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School holidays are nearly here-again, so Fremantle’s Spare Parts Puppet Theatre will be showing The Night Zoo from September 22 onward.

Jamie lives in a concrete jungle, a fast-paced and busy city. From her window high above the city Jamie dreams of making friends with animals, but Mum and Dad won’t let her have a pet in the apartment. Tonight, her dreams will take her on a one-of-a-kind visit to the zoo, where she discovers the remarkable joy an animal can bring into her life. The Night Zoo explores the special connection between humans and animals and the importance of caring for another living thing.

September 22 to October 6 Monday to Saturday 10am and 1pm daily (no shows Sundays or Public Holidays) plus special Friday 6.30pm performances on Sep 28 and Oct 5.

Price: From $23 (plus booking fee)
Duration: 45 mins
Bookings/Enquiries: http://www.sppt.asn.au

 

ENJOYING FATHER’S DAY BREAKY AT THE FREO PORT

Posted in city of fremantle, family, fathers day, fremantle port, hospitality, Uncategorized by freoview on September 2, 2018

 

Kazoomies

 

It was full house for Father’s Day breakfast, brunch and lunch at KAZOOMIES on Fremantle’s Victoria Quay, with people queueing up to get a table. Word of mouth and reviews of excellent food is making this small restaurant one of Freo’s favourites. Try it out one day!

It is a great spot to enjoy the sun while watching the activities in Fremantle Port, and wandering around the E Shed markets.

Roel Loopers

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KAYA! IT’S ABORIGINAL CHILDREN’S DAY!

Posted in aboriginal, children, city of fremantle, family, indigenous, Uncategorized by freoview on August 4, 2018

 

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A message from BEYONDBLUE:

Today is National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day – a special day to celebrate the strengths of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and their culture.

BEYONDBLUE acknowledge the significant role that parents, carers and elders play in strengthening children’s connection to culture, community and identity. These connections are vital to building a child’s resilience, sense of belonging and social and emotional wellbeing.

BEYONDBLUE encourages all Australians to learn more about Aboriginal Children’s Day and the importance of celebrating children’s connection to their culture to support their resilience. You can find out more by visiting www.SNAICC.org.au

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RAISING CHILDREN IN A DIGITAL WORLD

Posted in children, city of fremantle, family, internet, social media, Uncategorized by freoview on August 1, 2018

 

Member for Fremantle and Minister for Child Protection and Women’s Interest Simone McGurk will be giving the welcome address at the Raising Children in a Digital World on September 6 at the South Fremantle Football Club at Fremantle Oval.

This is a fundraiser for Fremantle Primary School’s P&C, and tickets are for sale. Everyone can attend!

The talk is by Dr Kristy Goodwin, a leading digital parenting educator. She has worked with schools across Australia and Asia.

Dr Goodwin will share her simple formula to determine healthy screen-time limits and will arm parents with a host of strategies and ideas to help kids develop healthy technology habits.

She will explain how technology is impacting children’s learning, sleep, social, language, play, physical skills and their vision, hearing and posture.

Dr Goodwin will give parents advise with practical strategies about how to best raise kids in a digital world. Parents will learn how to get the most out of their child’s screen-time so they can finally ditch the guilt and guesswork.

This should be a really good talk and is a topic that a lot of parents are worried about.

Tickets can be booked at:  https://www.trybooking.com/WRDW

Roel Loopers

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KIDS PREPARED FOR RAINY DAYS

Posted in children, city of fremantle, family, rain, Uncategorized, winter by freoview on July 4, 2018

 

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A Freo mum making sure the kids stay dry in today’s rainy weather.

Roel Loopers

GROWERS GREEN SCHOOL HOLIDAY START

Posted in children, city of fremantle, community, family, growers green markets, Uncategorized by freoview on July 1, 2018

 

 

The sun is out and it is a nice invigorating morning, so why not start the school holidays at the fantastic Fremantle Growers Green Farmers Market at Fremantle College on Lefroy Road.

They have plenty of hot drinks and food to keep you warm and there is a lot of fresh produce, breads, pastries and heap of other things.

The Growers Green is a great community meeting place to catch up with friends, or make new ones. There is live music by Freo musicians, Farmer Damian’s animal touch farm, face painting, etc.

Once you’ve done that go and enjoy the Winter World on the Esplanade and do some skating, build a snow man, drink mulled wine and eat roasted nuts.

Have a fun Sunday!

Roel Loopers

 

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FREO’S WINTERWORLD SKATING DELIGHT

Posted in children, city of fremantle, family, festival, Uncategorized, winter, winter festival by freoview on June 24, 2018

 

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The Fremantle WINTERWORLD skating festival opened yesterday to the delight of young and old.

The ice rink has been made all weather proof with a roof over it, because last year there was a lot of rain which discouraged people from skating.

The big blue slide is always a big attraction and so are the mulled wine and roasted chestnuts. There are a lot of food stalls, from Indian to pizza, so head out to the Fremantle Esplanade for some hours of real winter fun.

WINTERWORLD is open every day till mid July.

Roel Loopers

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FREMANTLE CIRCUS SCHOOL HOLIDAY WORKSHOPS

Posted in children, circus school, circus wa, city of fremantle, family, Uncategorized by freoview on June 21, 2018

 

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Fremantle’s CIRCUS WA is holding school holiday workshops in the big top at Princess May Park from July 3-12.

There are morning workshops for kids aged 5-8, afternoon workshops for the 9-14 year old and evening ones for the 15+.

Register on-line http://www.circuswa.com

The Big Top next to the former Boys School can also be hired for functions, so that is a very special venue for a special event.

Roel Loopers

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