Yeap, it’s that time of the year again, It’s officially the summer holidays. Trust us, we understand that entertaining the little ones for six weeks is quite the task. Being a week into the holidays, by now the kids might be bored and creating havoc.
Looking for something to do that will help keep your little adventurers busy, well there is no better way to expel a lot of energy than a family day out and what better family day out than a family cycle together. Keep reading as we are going to give you a guide to some of the best family-friendly cycle routes in London.
First up is Richmond Park. Found in the southwest of London, Richmond Park is one of London’s Royal parks and happens to be the largest. Richmond Park is full of beautiful views and even some wild deer. Richmond Park is a great place to go for a family cycle together with plenty to do and explore. The route is a total of 6 miles in length but there are multiple smaller routes that can be used dependent on your circumstances. Another great feature of Richmond Park is that you don’t even need to bring your own bike should you wish as there is a rental service located at Roehampton Gate.
Next up, Battersea Park is one of the more adventurous parks to visit with an array of child-friendly activities. Stretching 1.2 mile, the circular route offers a child-friendly ride right around the area of the park. Be prepared to make time and stop on this route though as along the way you will encounter a wide range of fun activities that your little ones will be eager to try including a Go Ape, a boating lake and a wide array of play areas.
Let’s be honest, the thought of trying to ride through the centre of London with young kids is enough to put fear in even the bravest of parents. However, fear not as the central London cycle route is far enough out of the way that you can enjoy all of the royalty and elegance that Central London has to offer without worrying about your child potentially running someone over. Along with an eight-mile route through the four royal parks, you will encounter multiple tourist attractions including Buckingham Palace and Kensington Palace.
River Lea and Lee Valley
Fancy something a little longer and more challenging for the older kids, if so the River Lea and Lee Valley cycle route between Stratford and Waltham Cross is a perfect day out for any family. Along the thirteen-mile route, you will encounter a wide variety of historical venues including facilities built for the Olympic Games in 2012. Upon your arrival in the thriving market town of Waltham Abbey, you can chill out, relax and enjoy the slightly slower pace that the area has to offer compared to London itself.
Fun for All
We hope that we have given you a few ideas for fun days out in London. All of the routes mentioned are free, fun and bound to capture the adventure that is available on your doorstep. It is also important to remember that staying safe is essential when riding, no matter the terrain or riding conditions. You can find a wide range of kid’s helmets that are cool, creative and most importantly super safe to ensure that your little ones are always protected when riding.