Bowling with Babies brings mums, dads and their bubs together for a social game of bowls over a coffee and conversation. Bowling with Babies is a great way to connect with your community, meet new people, and spend time with your loved ones.

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

You can go to a session regularly or occasionally. Some clubs offer session for free, while others may have a small fee (no more than $10pp). Some clubs also provide homemade cakes and treats for you to enjoy during your roll.

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 baby

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.


Why Bowls?

  • It’s fun and social
  • Keeps you fit and health
  • Enhances mental wellbeing
  • 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 you’ll be on your way.

So, what are you waiting for?