Movement is vital at any age. It is especially important for children to help build their coordination, burn energy and connect with their bodies.

There are some great local providers of low-cost sport and recreational activities to suit you and your children.

Swimming pools and gyms

The City of Boroondara has 4 leisure centres and pools. They offer excellent sporting programs for children, from learning to swim to gymnastics.

They offer occasional care sessions. These can be scheduled whilst you use the facilities.

Some offer programs and facilities tailored to children with additional needs. Some can also host birthday parties.

Kew Traffic School

Kew Traffic School is a fun and engaging space for children aged 2 to 10 to develop important road safety skills and gain confidence on their bicycle, tricycle or scooter.

Kew Traffic School is available for:

Cycling and walking

Cycling and walking are great ways to get your family outdoors. Take advantage of the many trails in Boroondara.

Parks and playgrounds

We have incredible parks in Boroondara, many with playgrounds and play equipment suitable for all ages.

Find a park to suit you.

Skate and BMX parks

Our skate and BMX parks offer great spaces for skateboarding and BMX track riding, as well as lessons, competitions and regular programs for school groups and school holidays.

There are 4 BMX and skate parks ideal for all ages and skills:

Sporting clubs

Playing sports with other children can be a fantastic way to build their confidence and connect with other families.

Be sure to check out our Activities for Under 10's for local sporting groups promoting their sporting clubs and upcoming events.

We invite sporting clubs to submit their event or activity for listing  

If you are a sporting club wanting to promote your club events, please submit your event or activity.

Accessible recreation and sport

Everyone has a right to feel included and belong in our community. There are a number of sport and recreation opportunities that people with a disability can participate in within the City of Boroondara which are outlined at Accessible recreation and sport.

Providing accessible sport allows people with a disability to become more active, interact with others, be part of a team environment and have the opportunity to try out new sports and recreational activities.

Safe and active travel to school

Our Safe and Active travel education programs support schools to increase the number of students walking, riding, scooting and skating safely to school including: 

  • Free training for teachers or parents to become Bike Ed Instructors. 
  • Annual Walk2School Month and Walk or Wheel Wednesdays.
  • Annual intensive program to increase safe and active travel to and from schools that includes surveying, infrastructure audits, workshops and actions.

Bike safety skills workshops for children

Children can learn the skills to ride their bike in a light traffic environment at our School Holiday Bike Program in the Term 1 and Term 3 school holidays for students aged 9 to 16 years old.

Keep moving

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