Bowling with Babies

Bowling with Babies is a fitness and social activity that you can enjoy with your little one. Bowling with Babies brings new and expecting mums together to enjoy a coffee, a chat and a social roll.

Supported by VicHealth, Bowling with Babies aims to assist less active mums to become more active and enable them time to focus on their physical well-being in a fun, relaxing and comfortable environment – with their baby.

If you’re expecting, attending a Bowling with Babies session also enables you to connect with other parents in your local area, and help to build a supportive peer network before your baby arrives. Family and friends are always welcome and encouraged to join in the fun with you!

Bringing your baby to our clubs 

Bowls Clubs who run Bowling with Babies are fully equipped for little crawlers on the green. Clubs provide change tables, comfortable feeding areas, blankets and playpens. There is also plenty of time for babies to crawl on the green. Older babies or toddler are welcome, other mums and volunteers can take it in turns to watch your child while you give bowls a go!

Each club has worked closely with Bowls Victoria to ensure their facilities are suitable and their club is welcoming to all families – including dedicated and supportive volunteers.

Why Bowls?

  • It’s fun and social
  • Keeps you fit and health
  • Enhances mental well being
  • It’s inexpensive to play
  • It’s a sport for all abilities
  • Improves cognitive function

Bowls is a game that can be enjoyed by people from all walks of life. One of the best things about bowls is you can learn how to play at your first attempt. Once you’ve picked up the main aspects and taught how to avoid bowling a ‘wrong bias’ (when the bowl curves in the opposite direction to your intended target), you’ll be on your way.

Our Bowling with Babies program won the 2018 Victorian Sport Development Initiative of the Year at the Victorian Sports Awards.