Fremantle is an excellent place to bring children for a holiday. There are dozens of attractions to keep the kids entertained all day long. Sometimes holidays can be stressful with young children since parents can struggle to find activities which are suitable, but that is not the case here.
It really is worth booking some comfortable family accommodation in Fremantle and paying a visit. Read on for a guide to the best things to do with children in Fremantle
Built to house convicts who arrived from Europe in the 1800s, Frementle Prison was in use for over 140 years as a maximum-security jail. Nowadays, it has been decommissioned and has become the only world heritage site in Western Australia.
Tours of the prison really help the place come to life for children – the experienced guides are able to fascinate and entertain through fantastic storytelling which sheds light on the history of the prison and what daily life was like for the guards as well as the inmates.
There is also a network of tunnels beneath the prison, some which are only accessible by boat. This is an atmospheric part of any tour, but be advised that the tunnels may not be suitable for very young children.
Fremantle Tram Tours
Once upon a time, the famous Fremantle trams were the best way to get around town. Climb on board a replica tram with the kids and be transported around all the famous landmarks that the town has to offer. As with the prison tours, these rides come with an experienced driver-guide providing detailed and entertaining commentary on every notable landmark that the tram travels past.
There are six main stops on the tour. The tram is a hop-on-hop-off service with an all-day ticket, so why not take the time to enjoy a spot of lunch with the family before getting another tram in the afternoon and completing the rest of the tour?
Western Australia is home to a fantastic array of aquatic wildlife. The maritime museum is a great way for kids to learn about the different species that are native to these waters. The brightly coloured fish and sea mammals are a delight for children of any age. The museum is also home to an authentic Cold War era-submarine which can also be explored. However, please note that the submarine tour is only open to children over 5.
Skyview Ferris Wheel
Situated in the leafy Esplanade Park – which is a fantastic spot for kids to roam around and play – there is the Skyview Ferris wheel, which gives unique views of Fremantle as far as the eye can see.
Western Australia Army Museum
The army museum is a fantastic place for children to learn about military history. The museum is located in the historic and imposing Artillery Barracks, which date back over 100 years. The barracks house material from both World Wars, as well as conflicts including the Korean and Vietnam wars. The children will be able to learn about the daily lives of soldiers in different wars, as well as learning what is was like to be a Prisoner Of War.
There are plenty of more things to keep kids entertained in Fremantle, so why not bring the whole family along?