Camelot Traffic School Bentleigh East is a small outdoor playground that’s set up like a mini city!
It provides an opportunity for kids to practice riding their bikes and scooters and to learn road rules. It is open to the public every first Sunday of the month and every weekday during the school holidays.
The traffic school is not as well equipped as such of the other traffic schools we’ve visited (for instance, Essendon Traffic School and Kew Traffic School). The set up is basic and functional, with roads, intersections, traffic lights, a roundabout, railway crossings and pedestrian crossings.
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There are no grassy areas, no barbecue or picnic amenities, no separate play areas other than the roadways and you have to BYO vehicles. There is a toilet on site (no change facilities) and I notice that everyone brings their own food and drinks as there’s no coffee cart or other food/drink facilities on site.
If you have older, more confident kids Camelot Traffic School may not be a suitable option as the space is small and they’re likely to bowl over younger children toddling along.
It is fully fenced so if your kids don’t need help riding you can rest on a metal seat while they hoon around.
Having said that, it’s a very cheap day out. Also because the traffic school is so small the supervisor spends a lot more time interacting with the kids than we’ve experienced at other traffic schools. She dresses up like a police officer and is on standby gently correcting children breaking the rules.
Near the traffic school is Bailey Reserve Bentleigh East, with its awesome playground and sports amenities. Glen Eira Skate Park and Glen Eira Sports and Aquatic Centre (GESAC) are is also within walking distance.
Camelot Traffic School is a cheap option for a day out during school holidays or when it’s open on the first Sunday of the month.
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- Suitable for kids aged two to ten years;
- No bookings;
- wear closed toe shoes and appropriate clothing for riding when you visit (including a properly fitted helmet);
- skateboards are not permitted,
- BYO bikes/scooters and helmets;
- Free parking on street;
- Toilet but no change facilities;
- site can be booked for birthday parties and educational programs.
- Bailey Reserve playground, sports amenities, Glen Eira Skate Park and Glen Eira Sports and Aquatic Centre (GESAC) within walking distance.