Last Updated on May 19, 2022 by Louise
Looking for some places where kids can take their scooters in London? The best places to take kids and their scooters are London’s parks and green spaces. Or why not scoot along the mall leading up to Buckingham Palace or along Regents canal?
Enjoy scooting in a London park and stop off and see some attractions, playgrounds and other things to do along the way.
Read on to discover the best London places and parks to scoot. Check out recommendations of what else to do with the kids while you’re there.
Have a fantastic day out and keep scooting!
Hyde Park in central London has plenty of smooth flat paths which are perfect for kids to scoot along.
Kids will love to stop of at the South Carriage Drive playground which has a climbing frame, swings and a slide. Or hop off and go boating on Serpentine Lake. You can also scoot along to nearby Kensington Gardens and stop of at Diana’s memorial playground.
Greenwich park is a lovely green space to take kids and their scooters. They can scoot along many of the flat paths. The park has a good playground too.
While you’re there, fold up your scooters and climb Greenwich Hill for some amazing views of Canary Wharf and London.
There’s plenty of museums surrounding Greenwich park which often have family activities and things to do for kids. They include the National Maritime Museum, the Royal Observatory and Queen’s House. Check out their websites to see what’s going on.
Battersea Park has wide and flat paths perfect for kids scooting. Plus while you’re here so much to see and do. Stop off at one of the fab children’s playgrounds, try mini golf or hire a boat on the a boating lake. You could vsit Battersea Park Children’s Zoo and if you’ve got older children there’s Go Ape too.
The park is very scenic and beautiful to scoot round with many fountains, lakes and lovely views across the river. It’s a great place to take a picnic.
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
There’s plenty of paths to scoot along in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. There’s a number of different trails to follow. Why not choose one and take your scooter along. Check the trails out on the website.
While you’re there, check out the playgrounds and splash in the fountains. There’s the Tumbling Bay play area with rock pools and sand pits, treehouses, wobbly bridge, slides and swings. The Pleasure Gardens area features a climbing swings and a large sandpit too.
Older kids may also want to slide down the Arcelormittal Orbit, a viewing tower with a massive slide that’s perfect for thrill seekers.
Richmond Park in south west London is the largest of London’s parks so there’s plenty of great paths for scooting along with kids.
While you’re there don’t forget to slow down and try and spot some deer.
Richmond Park also has a fantastic playground for kids at Petersham Gate playground
The playground has fab sand pit and water play features. It’s particularly good in the summer months!
Victoria Park in Tower Hamlets, East London is another great London park to visit with the kids and a scooter.
There are two playgrounds to enjoy.
Older kids may want to take their scooters to the skate park where there’s lots of ramps. Sit in the cafe next to the skatepark while your kids have a go at a few tricks on the ramps.
St James’ Park
St James Park is in front of Buckingham Palace.
It’s cool for kids to take their scooters on the mall which is the road by St James Park leading up to the palace.
You can also skate around the St. James’ park on other paths. For kids, there is a nice little playground to visit. Look out for duck island which is full of (you’ve guessed it) ducks and other birds including pelicans. At 2.30pm everyday there is a pelican feeding time and it’s a great free thing to see with young kids.
Regents Park and Regents Canal
Like many other of London’s parks, Regents Park has some great paths that kids can scoot along. Try Broad Walk Avenue in Regent’s Park which is fairly flat for scooting. The park has several playgrounds too.
Regents Canal runs through Regents park and the canal path is also somewhere kids can scoot along. The Regent’s park section of canal path is about a mile long, so a good option to take kids to scoot while you stretch your legs.
On the path, you’ll go past the back of London zoo where you’ll be able to spot some of the animals.
How far you go along the canal path is up to you but you can follow it to Little Venice in one direction and all the way to Camden Town and Kings Cross the other way.
Another option for scooting with the kids is to start your journey at Granary Square Fountains, Kings Cross. On a hot, sunny day kids love to run through the fountains and cool off here! The canal is signposted from here and isn’t far. Perhaps you could scoot along the canal for a little way and come back to Granary Square Fountains at the end. Or why not scoot from the fountains all the way to Camden or Regents Park?
Crystal Palace Park
Another great place to take young kids to scoot is Crystal Palace Park in south east London. The reason for this is one word…
Yes, you read correctly. Crystal Palace is home to several dinosaurs. Fortunately they are not living dinosaurs but sculptures. However they are big and perfect if your child has a dinosaur obsession.
The free maze is also another great attraction at Crystal Palace park and is fun to do.
Older kids and teens may want take their stunt scooters to the 1,100 square metre skatepark.
Poplar Community Scooter Park
If you live in the area, the Poplar Community scooter park is specifically designed for kids aged 3 to 8 years to scoot.
It is located at Popular primary school and has 200m of pathways to scoot
This is a small venue for local kids who live in or who are visiting the area to learn to scoot without having to worry about traffic and other pavement users. It’s small but has a mock petrol station and bus station. You can sit on a bench and watch little ones have fun. Bring a takeaway coffee and snacks while you’re there.
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