Pram friendly walks in the Hills District, Sydney
The Hills District, Sydney NSW is the perfect place for a Pram Walk! It spans across 35 suburbs within a 380-square-kilometer area, extending from Wisemans Ferry to the northern outskirts of Parramatta. Located about an hour away from Sydney CBD, it stands as one of the oldest settled regions in New South Wales, with the majority of its suburbs situated in the Hills Shire.
With summer on our doorsteps and school holidays, let’s choose to explore the many pram walks the Hills District has to offer. It’s the perfect start to your day.
Tips for Summer Pram Walks
In Summer, we recommend walking in the morning before the midday heat and humidity sets in. Make sure you check the weather forecast before venturing out and pack supplies! Check-out our extensive catalogue of Pram Walks for inspiration too.
Why choose walking?
Besides being free, walking with your friends and pushing the pram has lots of good things for you and your child to benefit from:
- Pushing the pram is like a workout. It helps keep your heart and muscles healthy.
- Being outside with friends can make you feel good. You can talk about your feelings and get support from each other.
- You can take your baby with you, and they get to see and hear new things outside.
- Your baby gets to see trees, birds, and other things outside. It’s like a little sensory adventure for them.
- Endorphins flow – doing something for yourself and your baby makes you feel good.
The sounds of nature and wildlife are guaranteed in the Hills so let’s explore some pram friendly walks you can do.
Crestwood Reserve Perimeter Walk
An easy trail near Baulkham Hills.
This is a popular trail for running and walking. A lovely family friendly trail through Crestwood Reserve. This looped route begins and ends from the parking area on Peel Road. Enjoy making a circuit around the reserve, the perfect route for kids, prams and their bikes. There are bathrooms and playgrounds within the reserve too.
You really can’t go past this gem in the middle of Parramatta. There’s a path around the whole park, which also makes it super easy to push a pram along. BYO picnic blanket too plus easy access to amenities, cafes, Eat Street and grassy areas for a picnic. Option to move towards Riverside Theatre and lead down into the Parramatta River Foreshore Reserve.
Bonus of two playgrounds – Paperbark Playground (all inclusive playground) and Domain Creek Playground.
Caddies Creek Walk Rouse Hill
This is an ideal walk to combine with a picnic or BBQ in the reserve. You will see Remnant Cumberland Plain Woodland and a variety of native water birds. All this walk is on paved paths. It is suitable for prams and wheelchairs.
Bushlands Corridor Walk, Rouse Hill
An easy pram and child friendly walk on paved paths and grassed areas.An early farm house, original land grants, a mysterious grave, remnant bushland including Forest Red Gum woodland and heathland, waterways and water birds.
Cumberland State Forest, West Pennant Hills
40 hectares of native forest and is located at 95 Castle Hill Road West Pennant Hills.
There are 3 main walks in the forest. The sensory trail is the best in the Hills if you have a toddler and a pram! It’s only 350m and pram friendly. Easy walks for kids – Palm Gully Trail which is 1km and the Forestry Trail which is 1.3km. In addition to the walks there are picnic areas, toilets, a cafe, a nursery and perhaps one of the biggest draw cards for families these days, Tree Tops Adventure Park.
BONUS Christmas Idea – Something just outside the Hills!
Grab yourself an annual pass to the Sydney Zoo and you’ve got 12 months access to the Zoo to walk freely amongst the beautiful pathways, animals and fresh air PLUS 4 options to grab a snack.
I hope this article inspires you to make some new memories with your family this Summer. Organise a play date with friends and family and explore your local community.