Life with kids in Sydney City
KIDsize Living's favourite skate, scooter & bike parks!
We spend most of our family time exploring Sydney's amazing array of skate & bike parks - it's the perfect free family activity that ensures fresh air and tired kidlets (and adults) at the end of the day.
Brightmore Reserve - Perfect for kids up to 10 to ride their bikes or scooters around this simulated road system. Take a stop at "Brightmore Village," complete with an adorable petrol station, fire engine, ambulance and shop. There's swings, a slide and spring rockers located within the reserve and ample space to run around when the little ones (or adults) get tired of riding.
Sydney Park - We can spend an entire day exploring Sydney Park. The mini road network is perfect for bike and scooter track has traffic lights, round about, and stop sign (I'm forever telling Mr 5 to "stay on the left!) Enjoy a fabulous enclosed playground (separate from the off-leash dog park), beautiful wetlands, and a cafe inside the park.
Fernside Skate Park - this is one of our favourite weekend skate parks. Blocks, ledges, manual pads, banks, stairs, rails, a flat bar, a mini-ramp and a steep wall means there's something for all ages and skill levels. Some of the kids and adults that skate regularly here are AMAZING and always very patient and supportive of beginners (AKA me, with my scooter, helmet, elbow/knee/wrist pads, following around a scarily brave Mr 5).
Rockdale Bicentennial Park - Scoot or skate down different size and level open bowls with hips, or tryout tricks on the bank. This skate park is frequented by both kids and adults of varying skill levels and has a great community feel. There are swing sets, a liberty swing, climbing structures, toilets and BBQs.
Annandale mini skate park - Next to William Stuart Playground, this mini skate park is great for kids wanting to build their confidence in skating or scooting at this slightly quieter, suburban park. Smaller mini ramps & quarter pipes with the added bonus of Annandale's Cafe Clover less than 500 metres away.
Dulwich Hill Skate Park - located within Jack Shanahan Reserve, this skate park has two sections for different skill levels. Don't be daunted by the big kids and adults performing scary tricks at the front of the skate park, and head down to the open area packed with quarters, bowls, banks, rails and funboxes. Great for all skill levels, head to this skate park early to avoid the crowd!
Maroubra Skate Park - A very popular skate park for all ages and positioned next to Maroubra Beach. Featuring a large swimming pool style bowl with two different depths (a deep end and a shallow end), half pipes and rails. Close to the playground, toilets and within walking distance to Maroubra eateries.
Five Dock Skate Park - the first skate park we visited in Sydney, explore this with your scooter, skateboard or bike. A great mix of advanced and junior concrete bowls and ramps. Enjoy the fully fenced playground or have a picnic or BBQ.
Terrey Hills BMX Track - Full of different level jumps and corners, if you have a BMX-crazed kid you need to visit this track!