Bowling with Babies is a fitness and social activity that you can enjoy with your little one.

Bowling with Babies brings new and expecting parents together to enjoy a coffee, a chat and a social roll.

Supported by VicHealth, Bowling with Babies aims to assist less active parents 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!


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 crawling on the green. Older children are welcome, but the more mobile they are the more mum or dad has to keep an eye on them!

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.


  • Fun and social
  • Keeps you fit and healthy
  • Enhances mental wellbeing
  • Inexpensive to play
  • 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 been 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.

If there isn’t a club close to you but you really want to get involved, let us know and we will get in touch with a local club and try to add a Bowling with Babies program for you.

Bowling with Babies is also part of the This Girl Can – Victoria campaign, aimed to get women more active.


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