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Kid Friendly Bike Tracks, Trails, Paths and places to ride your bike in Adelaide

Kid Friendly Bike Tracks, Trails, Paths and places to ride your bike in Adelaide

Bike tracks, trails and parks for kids and families in Adelaide

Its WHEELY Fun to Get outdoors and active with these child-friendly bike tracks ideal for all ages!
If your children are confident riders and enjoy a bit of adventure then you must check out our list of the best bike trails around Adelaide. There are also plenty of great family rides that are less “off road” for those of you with kids who range in ability levels – or bikes that might be more suited to paths (or who want a coffee break along the way!!)

Mike Turtur Bikeway

Mike Turtur Bikeway

The Mike Turtur Bikeway is a 9.5km one way and follows the Glenelg tramline from South Terrace, Adelaide to Glenelg. It’s a shared use trail for bikes and walkers so please share nicely! It’s bitumen, wide and flat and apart from a couple of spots where it joins up…

Windsor/Pennington Reserve

Windsor/Pennington Reserve

Windsor Reserve is a great little playground located in Pennington in Adelaide’s Western suburbs. Bring your bikes and scooters to this one because there’s a great little bike path at this park as well as play equipment, lots of open space, tennis/basketball courts…

Anna Meares Bike Path

Anna Meares Bike Path

Part of the Adelaide Airport trails network. 1.7 kms from Adelaide Airport to Tapleys Hill Road. he Anna Meares Bike Path is one of three trails that make up the Adelaide Airport Trails network. The other two Adelaide Airport Trails are: Reece Jennings Bikeway, which…

Coast Park Path along Adelaide’s Beaches – Bikeway and Walkway

Coast Park Path along Adelaide’s Beaches – Bikeway and Walkway

This Coastal Walk is a collaborative effort between 6 local councils to create a 70km walking and cycling path along the Adelaide coastline that is continuous, from North Haven to Sellicks Beach. The path has most of the sections developed for both walkers and…

Port Broughton Tourist Park

Port Broughton Tourist Park

You might want to put Port Broughton in your family travel plans for 2020! It’s the latest holiday/caravan park to go ULTRA family friendly and we went to check it out. Located right on the beach at the beautiful Port Broughton, we absolutely loved our stay at the…

Loxton Pioneer Playground

Loxton Pioneer Playground

This park was built in 2015 and has been a firm Riverland favourite for kids of all ages ever since. Little kids will love the toddler play area, numerous swings and smaller slides and older kids will have a great time climbing all over the giant rope tower and the…

Kentish Green, Para Vista

Kentish Green, Para Vista

This playground was updated in 2015 and it a really cool little hidden playground gem we were told about by one of our Facebook friends. (Thanks Chris!) This is a nice big open space with room to run around, walking paths, shaded and fully fenced playground, tables…

Aldridge Ave Reserve, Plympton Park

Aldridge Ave Reserve, Plympton Park

Located in Plympton Park Aldridge Ave Reserve is a great little local playground and suitable for the nearby community or if you happen to be in the area. The playground suits toddler and early school age kids but also has 2 sports courts to cater for the older ones….

Mitchell Park Oval Playground

Mitchell Park Oval Playground

Using the existing trees for shade and consisting of a lovely combination of play equipment and nature play this play concept is an awesome addition and enhancement to the Mitchell Park Oval and Sports facilities. The Marion council contributed $235 000 to this…

Goolwa Skate Park and Pump Track

Goolwa Skate Park and Pump Track

Is Goolwa Skate Park THE most colourful bowl in Australia? How cool is the artwork all over this skate park. Three local street artists were commissioned in 2017 to go to town with their street art skills, with the aim of preventing crime by deterring unwanted…

Charleston Centennial Park

Charleston Centennial Park

Charleston Centennial Park is a fully fenced area featuring a playground, bike track, barbecue and large grasses area perfect for ball games. It also has off road parking,  a toilet block and plenty of seating – all the things we love about a good playground! The…

Graham Forrest Reserve Nature Playground, Strathalbyn

Graham Forrest Reserve Nature Playground, Strathalbyn

Forrest nature Reserve Playspace features a large expanse of grass perfect for ball games, although there is no fencing between the park and the quiet suburban streets. There is a fantastic twin flying fox that will keep the kids amused for hours! The playground…

Smith Creek Trail

Smith Creek Trail

A walking and cycling trail connecting Stebonheath Wetlands to Craigmore is providing walking and riding options for northern families seeking healthy and fun activities. New block footpath, with linkages, was recently installed along 4.7 kilometres of Smith Creek…

Victor Harbor Holiday and Cabin Park

Victor Harbor Holiday and Cabin Park

TALK ABOUT FAMILY FRIENDLY! If you’re looking for the kind of holiday where the kids will be outside and entertained ALL DAY LONG look no further than Victor Harbor Holiday and Cabin Park. Join in the fun or sit back and relax while the kids have a ball! Located on…

West Beach Skate & BMX Park

West Beach Skate & BMX Park

We have officially found our favourite skate park in Adelaide and it’s at West Beach Skate and BMX Park (PS – if you know a better one please let us know!). With something to suit just about every level of rider we love that our little beginners can scoot and skate…

Deep Creek Conservation Park

Deep Creek Conservation Park

A bit about Deep Creek… This park is a perfect destination for a day trip or weekend getaway. Five campgrounds are dotted throughout the park with four of them accessible by 2WD vehicles.  The other campground is ‘hike-in’ only and situated on the Heysen trail,…

Coorong National Park

Coorong National Park

Where is Coorong National Park? Located about a 2 hour drive south-east of Adelaide, Coorong National Park protects a wetland of international importance. It is where Australia’s largest river system, the Murray-Darling flows out to the Southern Ocean and is home to…

Rymill Park/Murlawirrapurka Playground

Rymill Park/Murlawirrapurka Playground

If you like your playgrounds in beautiful locations, this one is for you! This playground is located in very pretty Rymill/Murlawirrapurka Park, on the Eastern end of Adelaide city. Equipment is a combination of regular playground swings and slides with some fun rope…

Point Turton Natural Playspace and Bike Track

Point Turton Natural Playspace and Bike Track

We stumbled across the brand new Point Turton Playspace these school holidays just in time for its opening in December 2018. The park is located on The Esplanade at the entry of the town (if you’ve reached the caravan park you’ve gone too far) The playground section…

Sturt Gorge Recreation Park

Sturt Gorge Recreation Park

Sturt Gorge Recreation Park is internationally recognised as an area of conservation and geological significance. The park is also home to a rock formation, known as sturt tillite, that is believed to have been formed from glacial material dropped from ice floating in…

Onkaparinga River Recreation Park

Onkaparinga River Recreation Park

Head south this Spring to the Onkaparinga River National Park. The parks are located 35km south of Adelaide. Access to the Recreation Park from River Road, Noarlunga Downs and from Commercial and Sauerbiers Roads, Seaford Meadows. A kaleidoscope of nature’s best with…

Dove Street Reserve, Thebarton

Dove Street Reserve, Thebarton

Grab some picnic eats from George Street Foodland, Sushi from The Brickworks or a ridiculously good coffee from Mister Sunshine’s or The Deli, Thebarton all very near by, and hit up this little FENCED GEM that we discovered tucked away in the quieter streets…

Harry Bowey Reserve | Salisbury Park

Harry Bowey Reserve | Salisbury Park

This place is a hidden oasis of trees, fields, open space and paths – you will feel a world away from suburban Adelaide. The first thing to know is that you CAN drive down into the reserve – there is ample parking down there and it is a long way if you are going to…

**Upgraded** Weigall Oval Playspace, Plympton

**Upgraded** Weigall Oval Playspace, Plympton

This brand new play space is Stage 1 of the $7 MILLION upgrade of Plympton’s Weigall Oval, and it’s now OPEN to the public We’ve just spent the afternoon at the opening of this great new play space in the West Torrens Council suburb of Plympton. [gallery columns=”2″…

Hendrie Street Reserve Inclusive Playspace, Park Holme

Hendrie Street Reserve Inclusive Playspace, Park Holme

After extensive consultation and community fundraising we are pleased to announce that the new ‘Livvi’s Place’ Hendrie Street Reserve inclusive playground in Park Holme is OPEN! Livvi’s Place has been specially…

Breakout Creek Reserve Glengowrie

Breakout Creek Reserve Glengowrie

Located in the quiet suburb of Glengowrie and right next door to the YMCA this small local little playground opened in April 2018. Great for toddlers and kindy aged kids whilst limited play equipment the overall play space has a variety of things for kids to explore…

Mount Remarkable National Park

Mount Remarkable National Park

If you are a camping type of family, this is for you – pack the gloves and hats and embrace warmth to your winter and explore this magnificent park – there are often many free family friendly events to get involved in. The park is always open except in fire hazards. A…

Goldenfields Reserve Playground, Golden Grove

Goldenfields Reserve Playground, Golden Grove

WOW this playground/reserve is something to get excited about and is one of our favourite parks in Adelaide. It literally has everything you want for the family and more. This play space has extensive play equipment zoned in key areas to cater for all ages. The little…

Linear Park Reserve Hallett Cove (Waterfall Creek)

Linear Park Reserve Hallett Cove (Waterfall Creek)

Situated on Linear Park amongst the walking track this playground has a lovely local vibe and is an awesome spot for the kids to explore and play. The play area includes equipment and nature play and has a nice balance of the two blended together. It includes water…

Para Wirra Conservation Park

Para Wirra Conservation Park

Para Wirra is the last of the Adelaide parks to have the upgrades completed; new camp ground, Gawler View picnic area and nature play forest. The park has free vehicle entry for all of May so it’s a great time for families to visit. There are over 100 species of birds…

Marshmallow Park Glen Osmond Road Adelaide

Marshmallow Park Glen Osmond Road Adelaide

Marshmallow Park on Glen Osmond Road, in the Adelaide Parklands is a firm favourite with our families from the 2 year old to the 10 year old. With its huge new renovation, there is now heaps more to explore at this site – also known as Pelzer Park or Pityarilla…

Falcon Ave Reserve Mile End

Falcon Ave Reserve Mile End

This little park nestled in the quiet suburb of Mile end is located on the sight of the former Thebarton Neighbourhood House and is a peaceful little local nature play area. As soon as you arrive at the park you are greeted by a large tortoise and wombat nestled in…

Hawthorndene Apex Park Playground | Watahuna Ave, Hawthorndene

Hawthorndene Apex Park Playground | Watahuna Ave, Hawthorndene

This park is a beautiful leafy, shady spot and great for kids of all ages really. Heaps of space to spread out, play ball games and run around AND it’s fully fenced! Yahoo! The playground features areas for the little people, and the bigger kids with swings, slides,…

Shepherds Hill Recreation Park Bike Tracks

Shepherds Hill Recreation Park Bike Tracks

Shepherds Hill Recreation Park Bike Tracks have a great variety of tracks to suits a range of abilities. We took the kids there recently and they loved the beginner bike park, BMX track and pump track as well as the off road trails through the hills. The Bowl area is…

Harold and Cynthia Anderson Reserve

Harold and Cynthia Anderson Reserve

This playground has been recently upgraded and includes some great new features! Flying fox (ideal for 3+, it has a bit of a jolt at the end, so make sure little hands can hold on)Baby and toddler swings, plus “big kids” swing and swinging basket2 playground…

Kurrangga BMX Track Adelaide

Kurrangga BMX Track Adelaide

The Kurrangga BMX bike track in the Adelaide Parklands on the corner of Greenhill Road and Unley Road has just had a major renovation and it’s even better than before! This lovely shady bike riding park now has 4 tracks! The beginners track is a lovely, wide, slow…

Keith Stephenson Park – Mt Barker

Keith Stephenson Park – Mt Barker

Another park in Mt Barker with LOADS of space. Keith Stephenson Park is located on Adelaide Road, Mount Barker There is lots of space, lots of shady trees and lots of spots for a picnic and a play on the playground. There are walking trails, bike paths and even a duck…

Willoughby Ave Reserve – Glengowrie

Willoughby Ave Reserve – Glengowrie

This is a nice quiet park set back from main roads with the main feature being the magnificent big Fig Tree perfect for adventurous kids to climb and play.There are tables and seats available, BBQs and a large grassy area perfect for ball games and running around.The…

Brighton Pump Track | BMX Track

Brighton Pump Track | BMX Track

BMX Track Brighton – Clay BMX Pump Track the Whole Family Can Enjoy! If your family LOVE bike riding as much as ours does then we KNOW that you’ll LOVE this awesome new Brighton Pump Track where the whole family can hone and show off their skills on their bikes! This…

Cobbler Creek Recreation Park Salisbury

Cobbler Creek Recreation Park Salisbury

Cobbler Creek Recreation Park is a great, updated recreation park with a large new playground and over 17km of fantastic mountain/BMX paths for riders of all abilities. We took the youngsters there recently and they had a ball on the playground as well as riding the…

The Awesome Kids ByK E-350 Bike | Kids in Adelaide Review

The Awesome Kids ByK E-350 Bike | Kids in Adelaide Review

Our son turned 4 a few weeks ago and was absolutely delighted to be presented with a brand new E-350 from ByK Bikes on the morning of his 4th Birthday! A big step up from his old hand-me-down 12 inch kids bike, the ByK E-350 bike has been a huge hit because it is…

Bower Road Bike Park

Bower Road Bike Park

The Bower Road Bike Park is located at the Aquatic Reserve In West Lakes Shores on the corner of Old Port Road and Bower Road.  We found it particularly good for advanced riders as we haven’t seen many other bike parks of this level in SA. If you want something to…

Jervois Street Reserve Playground South Plympton

Jervois Street Reserve Playground South Plympton

Jervois Street Playground in South Plympton is up there with Morialta and Glenunga as one of our favourite playgrounds in Adelaide.Located at 43 Jervois Street, South Plympton – some of the Jervois Street Reserve highlights are: Fully fenced junior playground with…

SA Police SAPOL Road safety centre

SA Police SAPOL Road safety centre

SA Police, SAPOL Road Safety Centre at Thebarton Police Barracks just near the Bonython Park kiosk and playground area, offers traffic education programs and road safety presentations to schools, businesses and community groups. Young cyclists and inexperienced riders…

Eagle Mountain Bike Park Crafers

Eagle Mountain Bike Park Crafers

Put the Eagle Mountain Bike Park on your list of things to do! If you’ve got BMX bandits, MAMILS, Lycra Lovers or just regular bike riding fans in your family, you really should put Eagle Mountain Bike Park on your list of things to do next school holidays. Eagle…

Zippizap Balance Bike

Zippizap Balance Bike

Whenever we go to visit other children, my daughter is obsessed with trying to ride their bikes. Being 19 months she can rarely touch the pedals- let alone the ground! Luckily a few friends of ours have balance bikes that she can be supported on by an adult, which she…

Adelaide Bike Safety Parks

Adelaide Bike Safety Parks

As a kid I remember loving the times I went to the bike safety park. If you didn’t already know, Adelaide has a number of places that you can take your kids to learn about road rules, giving way, understanding road signs etc. Some of our favourites are: SA Police…

More information on biking in Adelaide

We hope you’ve enjoyed this rundown of 9 awesome kid friendly bike trails in Adelaide, and found some inspiration to get out and enjoy the great outdoors on two wheels.

For more information on locations of other bike paths (easy or difficult) head to this website: 

https://www.southaustraliantrails.com/

Or, if you’re after Mountain Biking paths then check out these link for loads of great information:

https://www.bikesa.asn.au/ridingmaps
https://adelaidemtbtrails.com/suggested-routes/

Bike Safety Parks

Bike Safety Parks are designated places you can take your kids to learn about road rules, ‘giving way’ and understanding road signs. Adelaide has a number of options and if you’re keen to get your kids out on their bikes, learning the rules is a must.

Check out our post on Bike Safety Parks in Adelaide for further info.

Mountain Bike Code of Practice

Now is also an opportune time to instill some core principles in our kids when it comes to bike riding. We like this code of practice, which really is just common sense and courtesy:

You can help maintain trails and healthy mountain biking culture by following these guidelines:

Respect the environment:

Ride only on trails marked for mountain biking or main access roads
All riders are to stay on the trails
Always enter an area through a formal entry point
Stay off muddy trails after rain
Pack out what you carry in
Don’t disturb wildlife
Keep your bike clean, don’t spread weeds
Don’t move rocks, logs or change the trail
Control your bike and stay on the trail
Don’t skid as this can cause damage
Respect Others

Respect other trail users

Expect someone may be around the next corner
Slow approach to others
Announce your presence to others
Pass with care
Ride in small groups
Control your speed
Train when the trails are not busy

Respect yourself:

Always wear a helmet and safety gear
Ride within your ability
Expect foreseeable risks
Stay hydrated
Plan your ride
Carry tools and spares
Pack a first aid kit
Take a mobile phone

What’s your favourite bike trail in Adelaide?

Have you already tried any of these nine kid friendly trails? Where’s your favourite place to bike with your family? Be sure to comment below as we’d love to hear your experiences.

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I'm a Mum of 2 girls (aged 7 and 1) and also one 4 legged fur baby sausage dog called Frank David. I work from home with my own graphic design business as well as lots of KiA hours spent in my home office. My family balance out the work/school hours with lots of beach time, walks, bike rides skates, scooters and surfs. We like being outside.

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