Best Places to take your Kids Scooters and Balance Bikes in Perth

Best Places to take your Kids Scooters and Balance Bikes in Perth

Article updated 24/05/2021

Perth is setting the benchmark with innovative scooter and bike tracks for kids. The purpose-built tracks are particularly great for learner riders, affording them a scooter or balance bike experience without being overrun by big crowds.

But, there’s no need to restrict your kids only to the tracks at playgrounds, when Perth also offers fantastic beachside and bush scootering options.

In this article, we’ve listed 8 of the best places to take your kids scooters and balance bikes in Perth - including options for the whole family.

1. Pitstop Playground, Banksia Grove 

Pitstop Playground scooter and bike track

Ideal for: beginner riders and their older siblings

Future racetrack riders get ready! The Pitstop Playground at Banksia Grove features a full two-way track for scooters and balance bikes that runs around the playground. It’s complete with road markings and twists and turns for scooter and balance bike riders to strut their stuff. There are even built-in chalkboards to record your quickest lap time.

Parents love that the playground is suitable for keeping older kids occupied while their younger ones are busy learning the ropes on their scooters.

Image credit: Mums Grapevine

2. Shipwreck Cove, Golden Bay

Shipwreck Cove Golden Bay scooter race track

Ideal for: beginner riders and their older siblings

Shipwreck Cove is a great option for families who live on Perth’s southside. It boasts a nautical-themed race track that is nice and flat - perfect for those learning to ride scooters and balance bikes or even for those who like to race!

It is one of the newer parks on our list, and parents are loving the convenience of public toilets and BBQ facilities. In fact, this seems to be one of the most family friendly parks for kids to ride their scooters and balance bikes.

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3. Amberton Pirate Ship and Scooter Park, Eglington

Amberton scooter and balance bike track

Ideal for: active families, including beginner riders

The park and scooter track at Amberton Estate is another favourite with Perth locals. While skate parks tend to have steep inclines, the Amberton scooter track has been designed with scooters in mind and features gentler slopes and mounds

Parents can easily keep an eye on the kids by using the exercise stations trackside or kicking back on the grassed areas. As it’s positioned around 100m from the road, it’s a good spot for letting the little ones loose without being concerned that traffic is too close.

Image credit: Kids Around Perth Facebook page 

4. Rendell Park, Koondoola

Rendell Park scooter track Perth

Ideal for: active families, including beginner riders

If you’re looking for a place to take the kids scooting that isn’t quite as built-up, Rendell Park is worth a visit. Rendell Park in Koondoola boasts a custom scooter and balance bike pathway complete with road traffic signs. And it sits amid the Koondoola Regional Bushland so a nature walk after the park is a must-do before you leave.

If you also have older kids there is a gravel section which is perfect for some BMX action, so the whole family can enjoy the day out.

Image credit: Kids Around Perth

5. Burns Beach Coastal Walk, Burns Beach

Burns Beach Walk Ride Scooter

Ideal for: active families

The Burns Beach Coastal Walk provides a generally easy ride that is fully paved. There are some hills, but this makes for magnificent coastal lookouts, which are even more stunning at sunset. Positioned away from main roads makes for a worry-free experience with the kids.

It is 7.5km from Burns Beach to Mullaloo, but you can turn around at any point that suits your child's level of endurance. You can even take a pitstop at Iluka foreshore for a little BBQ. 

Looking for a good starting point for your scooter or balance bike ride? Try near the bus stop on Ocean Parade, Burns Beach.

Image credit: Metro Trekker

6. Lake Monger Reserve, Wembley

Lake Monger Reserve Wembley Scooter Bike Path

Ideal for: the whole family, including beginner riders

At Lake Monger Reserve you can come for a scooter or balance bike ride, or make an entire day of it. The walking/riding track itself is a 3.5km loop around Lake Monger. You and the kids can observe birdlife, like Perth’s stunning black swans, and check out the fish from the jetty. Mature trees provide some relief from the sun for part of the track and also give you the chance to soak up even more of nature.

If the kids need a break, simply stop at one of three playgrounds around the lake, or pull up for a relaxing BBQ or picnic.

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7. Kings Park, Perth

Kings Park

Ideal for: the whole family

Kings Park is definitely a family favourite! Spanning over 400 hectares, there are multiple spots to stop and enjoy everything this park has to offer. Choose from playgrounds, BBQ areas, a tree top walk, gorgeous views, botanical gardens and lots of wildlife along the way.

If you want to take the family scooting or riding somewhere that offers more than your typical playground, Kings Park should be top of your list.

Image credit: Visit Perth

8. Whiteman Park, Whiteman, Swan Valley

Whiteman Park Swan Valley, scooter bike ride

Ideal for: the whole family

Whiteman Park is set amid 4000 hectares of native bushland and is home to many attractions like the Children’s Forest, Caversham Wildlife Park and Tractor Museum, as well as general facilities like BBQs and playgrounds.

It provides an extensive network of walking and cycle paths that are designed for shared use. So, as long as pedestrians are given right of way, the kids can have a ripper time scooting or riding their balance bike all over Whiteman Park.

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Now that you’ve got the best local info on scooter and balance bike tracks, it’s time to get out there and make the most of beautiful Perth with your kids.

Top image credit: Mums Grapevine

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