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When it comes down to finding some fun activities these school holidays, we have got you covered! Kids school holiday activities don't have to feel like a chore and that's why we have added a few indoor ideas this winter. Whether you are staying at home or going on a holiday within NSW, there is plenty to explore and discover on a bike. Enjoy!




There are so many cycling trails in Albury that it is impossible to list them all. But the Wagirra Trail is  highly recommended. This is a scenic, flat trail along the Murray River, through Horseshoe Lagoon and includes the Yindyamarra Sculpture Walk (showcasing Aboriginal art). 

Mountain bike riders will love Nail Can Hill which is not far from Albury’s CBD. 

Wagga Wagga

The Wiradjuri Trail is a 42 km mixed off road/cycling path around Wagga Wagga taking in many of its highlights. The full trail can be done over multiple days or certain ‘family friendly’ sections can be selected, such as the new shared pathway around Lake Albert, the River to Wetland trail or Pomingalarna Reserve (with the new Multisport Cycling Complex right next to it).   


Not only is Tumbarumba the starting (or finishing) point of the beautiful Tumbarumba to Rosewood Rail Trail but the town is also home to a MTB park (Mount Tumbarumba Recreation Park). 


Tathra may be a small town on NSW’s Far South Coast; it is big on mountain bike trails. The Bundadung Trail network is suitable for all skill levels and offers spectacular ocean views. 


The Newcastle and Central Coast areas offer many family friendly bike rides. There is the 15 km long easy Fernleigh Track, the scenic shared paths along Lake Macquarie which includes the Sculpture Trail or Glenrock Reserve which caters for all levels of mountain bike riders. 


The 20km Parramatta Valley Cycleway is a popular shared path between Sydney Olympic Park or Ermington and Parramatta along the Parramatta River. This mostly flat path now also includes the Escarpment Boardwalk which means that bike riders can ride all the way into Parramatta and, if not too tired, continue around Parramatta Park. 

Broken Hill

You might not think of Broken Hill as a bike riding destination but with its wide mostly flat streets, bike riding is a great way to see this interesting town with its many historical buildings. There are also trails near Broken Hill but these are not the easiest to ride. The 50 km ride (return) to Silverton along Silverton Road is certainly worth it but is only suitable for older children who are experienced riders. 

Organised bike events

Pedal in the Park

Chifley, Clovelly and now South Maroubra car parks are being closed to cars and turned into ‘Pop-up Pedal Parks’ for winter 2022.
Until the end of August, the pedal parks will be available for residents and families to develop riding skills and encourage outside play.

Bicycle Education Centre 

The Campbelltown Bicycle Education Centre will be open during the school holidays (except on public holidays) and is especially suitable for younger children who want to learn to ride or improve their bike riding skills. Check out their learn to ride programs!

Cycling and lunch at Bicentennial Park 

Go for a bike ride between 10am and 2pm on July 11th and enjoy the sights around Bicentennial Park. Meet at BYRC, Building 3, 38-40 Redman Parade, Belmore.  Transport to and from Bicentennial Park will be provided. The bus will leave the centre at 10AM sharp. Cost: $5. Age: 12-18yrs. FREE Lunch and bike hire included. Bring your own water bottle.
Further information: Email

Balance Bike Clinic

The very youngest kids can join a free ‘Balance Bike Clinic’ organised by the City of Sydney. 

Kids on Bikes

Kids on Bikes runs a selection of group classes and private lessons. Holiday programs will include a selection of Learn to Ride, Beginner Rider classes and the great Kids Bike Safari.  For more information and the July Calendar click HERE. 


Gay couple and daughter riding in bushland



For some fun indoor activities that you and your family can enjoy head over to our Kids Holiday Activities page.  If you would like more resources to get you and your family riding, please visit our website.

We’d also love to hear from you. What is your favourite ‘all ages’ ride in your local area? Or maybe you are doing a great ride with your family over the school holidays, why not share it with us? 

Please send your story (with a good quality picture in landscape format) to us and we may share it on our Social Media.

For more great rides across NSW, please check out our NSW Riding Map (there are more than 300 rides to choose from). 

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