Healthy and Active in Wyndham



To support your child’s health and wellbeing, it is important to encourage your child/children to participate in active play. Parents are great role models, and your participation in being active and playing with your children is a great way to help them be active and healthy.

 Note: consult with your doctor or midwife before starting any postnatal exercise program.

Below are some great ways for both young children and parents to get more active.



Activity Details Website
Postnatal Exercise is important to restoring mothers’
health and fitness. This website has some good information
https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/healthyliving/postnatal-exercise
Playgrounds, parks and reserves are great places for
children and parents to play
https://www.wyndham.vic.gov.au/services/sports-parks-recreation/sporting-grounds-local-parks/find-your-local-park-or-sporting
Mums and bubs classes or separate children’s and adult
programs (e.g. dance classes, yoga or pilates) are available at community
centres and via private centres
http://www.wyndham.vic.gov.au/residents/community/comcentres
Swimming and water play is great exercise and a lot of
fun for both kids and parents. Children can start swimming lessons from 6 months
of age
https://www.wyndham.vic.gov.au/venues/aquapulse
https://www.wyndham.vic.gov.au/venues/werribee-outdoor-pool
Gyms are a great way for parents to get fit in an
indoor environment
https://www.wyndham.vic.gov.au/venues/aquapulse
https://www.wyndham.vic.gov.au/venues/eagle-stadium
Some sports are tailored to young children (e.g.
gymnastics) and most are available to adults
https://www.wyndham.vic.gov.au/directory/search
type=156&keyword=&managed=&suburb=&volunteer=All
Wyndham supports primary schools to encourage healthy eating habits and physical activity through the annual Active Kids program. https://www.wyndham.vic.gov.au/activekids

Play groups are active and social for kids and parents https://www.wyndham.vic.gov.au/services/childrens-services/wyndham-playgroups
Or if you have a dog, the dog off lead areas https://www.wyndham.vic.gov.au/services/pets-animals/caring-your-pets/dog-lead-areas
For those who prefer the great outdoors, why not check
out Wyndham’s many walk and bike paths
https://www.wyndham.vic.gov.au/services/sports-parks-recreation/find-local-sports-club-or-activity/bike-paths-walking-trails
Interested in taking part in a free activities during Wyndham’s Healthy & Active Expo? Wyndham City’s Healthy and Active Expo runs in September October each year and showcases sports, fitness and wellbeing activities in your local neighbourhood with free events, clinics and ‘come and try’ sessions for all ages and abilities.
https://www.wyndham.vic.gov.au/healthyandactiveexpo