Relaxing Sunday at the Fremantle Markets
Despite coming into winter in Perth last Sunday it was still a fairly warm 23 degrees as well as being a beautiful clear day so with my Canadian friends, that had just arrived from cold Melbourne, we decided to take the train down to visit the Fremantle Markets, just over thirty minutes away by train.
From the station it is a fairly short walk down to the Fremantle markets, I reckon about twenty minutes. The Hall and The Yard make up The Markets and they were certainly pretty busy; I guess a lot of people head down here for a relaxing Sunday.
The Hall – First of the Fremantle Markets
We had a wander around The Hall first which has many of the usual stalls you’d expect at a local market such as hat stalls selling Australian brimmed hats, candles, postcard stands and then other cool local businesses selling handmade dolls and kids toys, there were plenty of clothing shops for stylish dresses, printed t-shirts, and a scarf stall if you want to get a Fremantle Dockers scarf. I really love these cool little mini guitars. Great little gift idea or even for you, looks like the football team versions must go well since he has at least four clubs on display.
Or if your dad’s birthday is coming up how about this cool Beatles Drum Kit set? ‘or could hold on to it for father’s day in September.
The Yard – 2nd Part of the Market
Our stomachs were rumbling so it was time to grab some fresh local food. We headed through to The Yard which is where all the fresh farm produce and food is available from. Loving market food, the girls stocked up on fresh produce and went for a DIY lunch, buying a bunch of fresh bread, fruit, vegetables and snacks. They had awesome olives, bread and salad while relaxing outside in this nice little alley while I tucked into an amazing gozleme filled with chorizo, cheese, spinach and a mix of vegetables. You may have seen the picture I post on my Instagram last week. If you missed it here it is:
There were many other delicious looking food available to try such as paella with a choice of things to have it with it such as paella and mussels…I bet the fresh mussels tasted so good! Definitely will be trying that next time!
I didn’t have a desert but the chocolate strawberries, dark chocolate doughnuts and macaroons were so very tempting!
Fremantle Market Information
Looking at the Fremantle Markets Website there are over 150 stalls, definitely more to discover next time I’m back. If you have kids then there are also plenty of activities for them to get involved in such as ‘Animal Farm’, pottery classes and a cooking school.
The Fremantle markets are open year round at the following times:
The Yard opening hours: Fridays 8am-8pm, Saturday and Sunday 8am-6pm
The Hall opening hours: Fridays 9am-8pm, Saturday and Sunday 9am-6pm