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HOT: Kew Traffic School, Kew

HOT: Kew Traffic School, Kew

Kew Traffic School is a miniature city set out for children age 2-10 years to practice riding their bikes and scooters and to learn basic road rules.

kew traffic school

kew traffic school

It’s open to the public every day of the school holidays. During school term it’s booked for school/kinder groups on weekdays and parties and other private functions on the weekend.

kew traffic school

It’s a fun and unique educational playground experience.

kew traffic school

The traffic school is quite large, with a number of roads, intersections and a roundabout laid out with traffic lights, railway crossings and pedestrian crossings.

kew traffic school

Kids are required to follow standard road rules ie to stay on the left side of the road and to stop when required.

kew traffic school

In addition to the roads there are several structures for imaginative play, such as a police station, bike shop and petrol bowser.

kew traffic school

There’s even a miniature tram!

kew traffic school

You have to BYO bike/scooter and helmet and no skateboards are allowed. The track is also suitable for ride-on pedal cars though I don’t recommend bringing one as the bikes/scooters are much faster and can frighten tiny tots in slow pedal cars.

kew traffic school

The traffic school is fully fenced so if your kids are old enough you don’t need to actively supervise and can take a break at a bench.

Inside the fenced area there are a few tables and benches to set up a picnic, a barbecue (no bookings) and there’s some shaded grass areas.

kew traffic school

I recommend BYO food and drinks as there’s no coffee cart or other food/drink facilities on site other than a drinking fountain. There are toilets with change facilities on site.

kew traffic school

Outside the traffic school there is a small playground.

Kew Traffic School is a great place to hang out with bike-riding kids which is more than just a playground or skate park. We spend 2 hours there (each session is 2 hour maximum) and the kids don’t want to leave!

Click here for the Essential Guide to Buying a Kids Bike and Cycling with Kids

Click here for my reviews of Essendon Traffic School and Camelot Traffic School

HOT Tips:

  • Suitable for kids aged two to ten years;
  • Bookings recommended for school holidays, payment required on booking
  • individual bookings are limited to 6 children;
  • Sessions are split between children 2-5 years and 6-10 years;
  • 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;
  • toilets, water taps, picnic shelters, BBQ facilities available. No bookings required;
  • Toilets have change facilities;
  • site can be booked for private sessions at certain times;
  • For events there is a shed with microwave, fridge and freezer and boiling water for tea and coffee.
  • Playground next door.

Joyce Watts

Joyce Watts is a former intellectual property, IT and media lawyer turned entrepreneur. She combines her love for kids, food, travel and bikes into several passion projects.

She owns an online bike store CycleStyle.com.au; develops and produces bike-related creative experiences for families via WheelieGoodFun.com; and writes another popular lifestyle and food blog called MEL: HOT OR NOT The decisive guide to Melbourne with (non-kid related) reviews about things to do and places to go in Melbourne.

She lives in inner-city Melbourne with her husband, two children and seven bikes.

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