Fremantle BID is offering great free school holiday activity that will engage the whole family and does not have to cost an arm and a leg while exploring our great city. The kids and (grand)parents won’t even realise they are exercising and that this fun day is good for their health!
The FREO TREASURE HUNT map will sent you all over Freo to businesses, historic places, etc. to collect ‘gold coins’ which are displayed in windows. There is even one in a cell at the Roundhouse kids!
There is also free activity at Kings Square and maps can be collected at local businesses, the City of Fremantle, etc. or contact BID on 9430 6504.
Fantastic to see so many families at the Fremantle Esplanade Youth Plaza skate park and the Winter Festival ice rink this morning, and the food stalls were also doing a roaring trade.
It also makes for happy trading in the Fishing Boat Harbour, so that is all good for the traders down that way and hopefully also for other cbd businesses.
The weather will be good for another few days so take advantage of it and head out to the Esplanade before the rain returns.
School holidays are starting in WA so check out the latest show by Spare Parts Puppet Theatre in Fremantle. It is one big SPLAT! the kids and parents will no doubt enjoy.
It runs from July 2-16. Check out the Spare Parts website for details and bookings!
It does not come more Freo than this! What a lovely scene this afternoon at the new Paper Bird children’s book shop in Henry Street where a small part of the street had been turned into a sandpit for kids to be creative in.
The book shop commissioned Tim Darby and Shani Graham of Ecoburbia fame to create some sand sculptures and Tim did not forget to put the bird logo of the shop on the bottom right of his artwork. He told me he would also include a book or two.
Great to see a popular event that did not require booze or noise. Loved it!
In a world that is in a mad rush to do everything fast, the quiet enjoyment of an inner city park is invaluable, as this photo taken this morning at the Fremantle Esplanade shows.
What the area does not need is more entertainment and another cafe. It is a great spot for families to meet for picnic, kick the footy, or just sit back and read a book.
When we engage in constant internet communication we need spaces for contemplation and relaxation where we are not bombarded with noise.
Nice to see so many young kids having fun at the Fremantle Esplanade Youth Plaza today, trying out their scooters and getting some advise from coaches.
Congratulations to the Fremantle BID group for coming up with the FREO FUNOPOLY concept for the school holidays. What a great way marketing our city by asking children, accompanied by adults, to discover and wander around Freo.
I talked with many of them at the Roundhouse, where we had been supplied with a stamp by BID to put on the map, and they not only loved it, but consumed quite a bit and discovered new elements of our city.
We quite often get people up at Arthur Head who do Amazing Place races with their companies, as part of their group and leadership building, so it is something BID and the City’s marketing department should offer more often.
It would be perfectly suited to a heritage festival for example.
Well done Business Improvement District for this innovative support for our traders!
Already had enough of school holidays, you poor suffering parents and grandparents? Do I have a solution for you!!
Bring them all to the Fremantle Round House today and I’ll lock them up in the stocks for you. ; >)
We are open from 10.30 am to 3.30 pm so pop in and say G’day, ring the curfew bell, wander through the Whalers Tunnel to Bathers Beach, visit the art outlets and Aboriginal Cultural Centre at Arthur Head, and eat fish&chips at the Fishing Boat Harbour.
The Fremantle Round House is the oldest-first- public building in Western Australia. The first jail built by the very first British settlers, not convicts. It is run by the Fremantle Volunteer Heritage Guides and is open every day of the week. Entry by donation.
It looks like that despite the wet weather the Rottnest Island Carnivale is a big success, if the big crowd queueing up at the Rottnest Express ferry this morning is anything to go by. A packed-full ferry had just left as I photographed all these people lining up along Fremantle’s Victoria Quay.
Rottnest Express has a $ 25 day ticket special on, so that would have helped to attract the large numbers.
The wind is already very strong and showers obscured the view from Arthur Head to Fremantle harbour this morning, but there is more sever weather to come. Expect big storms, thunder and even hail later today, so tie everything down outside and try to keep out of the rain. It’s not a great start to the school holidays and to keep the kids occupied, but things will hopefully improve soon.
Spare Parts Puppet Theatre has got the Little Prince on show, so book your seats! Your children will love you for it.
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