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Published June 23rd 2014
Unique ways to have fun with friends
Sometimes we want to do more than just catch up with friends for a movie, coffee or beer. Sometimes we just want to try something new; maybe having fun exploring something together. But where do you find these unique places? They can be hard to find, especially if knowing about them requires word of mouth.
So I now present to you some options to think about:
With the prices of boardgames being as much as $100 it is hard to make that purchase. What if you end up not liking the game? Or, what if you only like to play games on the rare occasion?
My Instagram photo of this fabulous cafe.
I present to you Cafe Myriade. The boardgame cafe located in Northbridge. Here you can book a table for a couple of hours and try out as many games as you like. With games ranging from your classics (aka Connect Four and Uno) to intense strategy games for adults.
If you want to try a new game, the friendly staff are more than happy to teach you.
Open Times: Tues/Wed/Fri = 7pm until late; Sat/Sun = 2pm until late.
2. Bounce – Trampoline Park Now I never knew this place existed until a friend invited me. If you are after a workout with your friends that is a little bit different, this is a great place to go. There are so many trampolines and many different activities to do.
Honestly it is a little hard to describe, but to break it down this place brings out your inner child again. There are areas where you can: do Free-Jumping, which just means jumping around on trampolines, on walls and objects.; You can play dodge ball; or Practice your flips.
Each session goes for an hour. You can add extra sessions on top for a reduced price. But after an hour I just wanted to sit down. But I will be back again, that is for sure.
Check the website for opening times and prices.
3. Fremantle Tram Tours – Ghost Tour
So I went on this tour a few years back for a friend's birthday. I will just say this now; you do not need to believe in ghosts in order to enjoy this tour. The historical tales told by the Driver at each of the three stops.
I will not ruin the stories for you; you will just have to go to hear them for yourself. But I will tell you that the three locations are the Fremantle Prison, The Roundhouse and the Fremantle Art Centre. Personally the first two did not even give me a shiver, but the Art Centre had an eerie vibe to it. It was such a beautiful location and yet the stories that he told us about the location gave me goosebumps.
The tours operate every Friday night and tickets range from $60-$80pp. Group discounts are available.
Image of Tram Carrage courtesy of Fremantle Tours website
Loved the Fremantle Ghost tour. Have done it twice...once with my husbands work as a social outing and then with our kids and their partners. Some eerie photos at prison with "orbs" in many shots. Great night out on a cold winters night....the hot fish and chips go down a treat. :)