I don’t know about you but when my kids were babies I did a hell of a lot of walking them in their prams, mainly to get them to sleep! It was also a sanity saver after being stuck inside most days with the usual Ground Hog Day tasks of feeding, settling and cleaning. I could have used a list of pram friendly walks to add to my repertoire.
We live in a gorgeous part of the world so why not see a few new places if you can AND walk your bub to sleep? If you have an older child tagging along, they could walk or ride their bike or scooter. There is nothing like fresh air and greenery to brighten your day. I have particularly chosen walks with a flat path so that it is easy for prams.
Kyneton Botanical Gardens – short walk: It will not take long to stroll through the gardens but it is ideal for little ones and Kyneton Community Park is just on the other side, a great incentive!
Five Mile Creek Walk, Woodend – 3.4 kilometres: Beggining at Jeffreys Street and ending at Romsey Road, this walk has plenty to look at along the way.
Malmsbury Botanical Gardens – short walk: These gardens are like something out of a Monet painting. There is also a fenced in playground nearby which the kids will love to visit before or after your walk.
Lake Daylesford – 2.8 kilometres: It takes around 40 minutes to complete this circuit or you can choose to go as far as you like. There is a playground and cafe and the lake is brimming with wildlife. It is a beautiful place to take a time out from the busy world.
Gisborne Botanical Gardens – short walk: From the Gisborne Adventure Playground head across the bridge and towards the Shire offices and follow the trail. Turn back and follow the creek past the playground and under Aitken Street. You can walk as far as the skate park if you like. There is more play equipment on Gardiner Reserve side and plenty of grassed areas to explore.
Campaspe River Walk, Kyneton – 3.5 kilometres: This walk takes you all the way from the Kyneton Racecourse down to the Kyneton Botanical Gardens. It is a favourite of locals and shows nature at its best.
Kyneton Town Walk – 1.8 km or 2.5 km: Pop past the Kyneton Information Centre and grab the brochure on the Kyneton Town Walk. Follow one of two trails with your pram or go your own way! There are plenty of beautiful historic buildings to see on your walk, and many cafes in the vicinity when you are ready to stop for a coffee.
Hanging Rock Walk – short walk: Did you know that you can get halfway up Hanging Rock with your pram? There is a point where you have two pathway options, one with stairs and one with a flat path. The pram option will get you almost all the way up. You can choose to leave your pram at that point and continue without it, or you may just enjoy the walk to the halfway point and back. This still allows you to see plenty of the stunning Rock and the view across the grounds and Macedon Ranges.
Spavin Drive Dam, Sunbury – short walk: This track is particularly special to me as I rode along it from my childhood home most weekends with my brother and sister. You can enter from Racecourse Road just down from Sunbury Secondary College, or from Elizabeth Drive. The path is wide enough for two people to walk easily and it is flat most of the way, just a little steep up to the dam at the end. There is a playground along the way and plenty of bird life to see when you reach the dam.
Taradale Mineral Springs Reserve Park – short walk: This green reserve follows the creek and is alongside a tremendous playground. You can also drink or collect some mineral water.
Did we miss your favourite pram friendly walk? Let us know.