Electric kick scooters are great fun. They make it quicker to travel on short journeys and they are a great alternative to micro scooters. But if you’ve tried to take one or more on a family trip, you know they can also become a pain. Sometimes it can be tricky to find places where it is safe to ride an electric kickscooter, especially if you and your family live in a built up area. However, there are many places, you can visit so your little ones can perfect their skills and let loose. Here’s a few ideas to get you started:
1. Visit your local park
Local parks are a wonderful place for your children to perfect their skills. Most of them offer miles of smooth paths to help them get to grips with the brakes and the power of their electric scooter. Even if they have a scooter that is designed for rugged terrain, it is still worth working on control before attempting more challenging ground. Parks are safe and usually have amazing scenery too. Avoid parks that are designed specifically for wildlife though, as the noise from the scooter’s engine might startle them. If you are in doubt about local laws or regulations on scooters check first.
2. Discover bike paths
Electric scooters are almost as eco-friendly as bikes so in most places they are welcome on bike paths and tracks. These are generally situated around beauty spots, near lakes, mountains or amazing skylines. Depending on where you live, you might need to drive to find a bike path you like but they are usually pretty smooth and easy to navigate and away from traffic.
3. Camp sites
Camp sites are a regular haunt for families that love the great outdoors. They offer to the opportunity to sleep under the stars, explore nature and spend time with loved ones away from the hustle and bustle of city living. They are also usually situated in beautiful grounds with wide paths. If your child’s scooter has thick wheels designed for off road use then this is a good place to try them out.
4. Beach promenade
If you live near a beach or like to go on holiday to a destination that has one then you can take full advantage of the promenade. They are not just designed for romantic strolls or discovering local sea food restaurants, the beach promenade is a brilliant place for the kids to take their electric scooters for a cruise. Depending on the seaside destination you visit it might be best to stick to the cycle track. This will allow your child to pick up speed without worrying about pedestrians. Most beaches offer both options so if you don’t have your own scooter you can watch your child (ren) from a safe distance without getting in the way of other cycle track users.
When your child begins to really develop their coordination and balance on their electric scooter then a skatepark is a great place to take their skills to the next level. You can find them in both urban and suburban areas. They are sometimes situated within parks but there are also standalone skateparks. They have ramps, obstacles and challenges that help build skills and are a good place for your kids to meet other children who share their interest.