Best Places to Take Your Kids Scooters and Balance Bikes in Sydney

Best Places to Take Your Kids Scooters and Balance Bikes in Sydney

Article updated 06/07/2021

Are you looking for places in Sydney to take the kids scooting and biking? We’ve compiled a list of some of the best scooter tracks that will let them ride away from traffic, in a safe, outdoor environment.

Keep reading to find the best scooting and balance bike riding locations, whether you’re a Sydney local or visiting for a holiday.

1. Ryde Park Scooter Track, Ryde

Ryde Park Scooter Track for Kids

Ideal for: beginner riders and older siblings

Built in 2018 as an upgrade to the existing park, this is one of the newer tracks on offer in Sydney. At Ryde Park Scooter Track, your little ones can scoot while also learning road safety. The track is equipped with a roundabout, traffic lights and signage which are sure to bring hours of fun. And, it’s fully fenced to give you peace of mind.

This park is a family favourite, and no wonder - it now boasts a new cafe just a few steps from the scooter track! There’s also a playground, picnic area, landscaped gardens and separate fenced off-leash dog area - so you can bring your fur-kids too.

Ryde Park visitors suggest it’s most suitable for kids under 7 or 8 years of age.

Image credit: Ella’s List

2. Livvi’s Place, Elara

Livvi's Place Elara Sydney Scooter Track

Ideal for: beginner riders and older siblings

This is another recent addition to the amazing list of Sydney scooter tracks. Built in 2019, this park is an initiative by the Touched by Olivia Foundation, in conjunction with local council. It is an inclusive play space for children of all abilities.

The fenced playground includes the scooter and balance bike track, as well as play equipment. The track features road safety elements like zebra crossings, traffic lights and roundabouts. There’s also a few fun touches like a petrol station and a wavy ramp that the kids will be eager to ride over.

When your kids are done scooting to their hearts’ content, they can cool off at the awesome water park!

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3. Heffron Pedal Park, Maroubra

Heffron Pedal Park bike and scooter track

Ideal for: beginner riders and older siblings

If you’re looking for a fully-fenced space for your little ones to practice their scooter skills, then Heffron Pedal Park is ideal - especially for those in Sydney’s eastern suburbs. Heffron Pedal Park is actually a complete network of mini roads, complete with signage, roundabouts and traffic lights to negotiate. It’s great for imaginative play, but there’s also the benefit of them learning essential road safety too.

As for facilities, you’ll be pleased to find plenty of parking, public toilets, shade and a playground to tire the kiddos out even further.

Image credit: Ella’s List

4. The Esplanade, Manly Beach

Esplanade Manly Beach scooter and bike path for kids

Ideal for: active families

Manly Beach has a flat paved path and cycleway that’s perfect for kids to ride their scooters and balance bikes.  The trail stretches from Queenscliff all the way to Shelly Beach and offers amazing ocean views and coastal vibe.

It’s a popular destination for cyclists and runners alike, so you can take your pick of how to keep up with the kids. Finish up with a swim in the ocean or play in the sand.

There's plenty of cafes, toilets and drinking fountains along the way to keep everyone fed, hydrated and happy.

Image credit: Manly Australia

5. Bay Run, Leichhardt, Inner West

Bay Run Pedestrian Cycle and Scooter Path

Ideal for: active families

The Bay Run (or Bay Walk) is the perfect Sydney track for active transport. While the kids ride scooters or balance bikes, you can cycle, jog, walk or even push the pram - yes, it is stroller-friendly! In essence, it’s a 7km shared-use path and while it can get quite busy on the weekends, there’s still enough room for everyone.

You’ll love the stunning bay and city views, while the kids will enjoy the mostly-flat circuit. As the track passes through several parks, there’s plenty of opportunity to take a break and refuel those little engines.

If you’re driving here, King George Park in Rozelle might be the best place for you to park with kids.

Image credit: Bitesize Traveller

6. Sydney Olympic Park, Bicentennial Park & Newington Armory

Sydney Olympic Bicentennial Park scooter tracks

Ideal for: the whole family

These trails have everything to guarantee a relaxing scoot or balance bike ride through Sydney’s parklands and nature reserves. Not to mention that there is an Olympic-sized amount of space for kids to play, without being on top of other park-goers. There are endless perfect spots for a picnic or BBQ and numerous playgrounds and cafes along the way.

If you have young kids, you’ll probably want to head to the Children’s Loop in Bicentennial Park. If your kids are over 5, you can also consider 3 Bike Safari Circuits which are suited to varying levels of riding ability.

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7. Werrington Lakes, Penrith

Werrington Lakes Park Penrith kids scooter riding

Ideal for: active families

Werrington Lakes is a spacious parklands reserve that has a lot to offer active families. As well as the man-made lake, you’ll find walking paths and cycle tracks that are perfect for riding scooters and balance bikes.

For the kids, there is a covered playground that includes swings and a variety of obstacles to explore. The most recent addition to Werrington Lakes is a fun (but small) water play area for cooling off. Down near the lake, the kiddos will love feeding the resident ducks and geese!

You’ll find exercise equipment here if you feel like a workout while the kids play.

Pack a picnic and make a day of it!

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8. Brightmore Reserve, Cremorne

Brightmore Reserve Cremorne kids scooter and bike riding

Ideal for: the whole family

Brightmore Reserve allows learner riders to develop their skills on a mini road system. They’ll love negotiating the zebra crossings, passing lanes and roundabouts, and will get a kick out of the little play village there too where they play pretend in shop windows and “fuel up” their scooters and balance bikes.

There’s a fenced playground here so kids can alternate between scooting and playing. Take a ball to kick around on the open green space and pack a picnic lunch to enjoy in the shade. 

Just across the road, you’ll find amenities at Primrose Park. 

Image credit: Parra Parents

So, take your pick of coastal, lakeside or parkland settings and get those kids out scooting!


Zoomy Leisure is an Australian online store selling a range of 2 and 3-wheeled kids scooters for kids from 2 to 10 years old.  Please visit for more information.


  • Steve - March 19, 2021

    Thank you for this information, please keep us update.

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