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.
- Find a local bike or walking path.
- Meet other parents and get some exercise by joining a walking group.
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:
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 8'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.
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.