I have a zoomer on my hands.
Whether we are adventuring, shopping or even baking, Little Button just can’t keep still. She’s always on the go and literally runs everywhere with a matching non-stop chatter. Heck, she even talks in her sleep. Getting out and about has become… well, essential.
The North London model traffic play area is an ideal place to visit to burn off some energy whilst learning about road safety and guess what… it’s completely free!
The area is huge and well designed for those learning to cycle on the road but it’s also a hot spot for little ones learning about pedestrian safety. Scooters and skateboards are welcome too.
We headed out for an afternoon of scootering and even though it’s half term, as you can see, Little Button pretty much had the place to herself.
There were lots of road signs to look at and different layouts to scoot through. Content on going ‘the wrong way’ and almost running me over at the zebra crossing, Little Button had an amazing time zip zapping about at break-neck speeds. Her confidence grew steadily as she begin designing her own way through the system and successfully sharing the road with some older cyclists.
I thought the roundabout was a clever feature and a gentle slope offers a downhill stretch that will be a winner with any tiny daredevil.
It really is such a beautiful spot and if you are making a good ½ day of your trip, you will be pleased to find plenty of benches dotted around for pit stops as well as a lovely café for snacks and lunch.
In terms of practical tips, there are good toilets in the café, a small duck pond and different playground zones. These were all quite busy during our visit. If you are driving, there are a fair few streets with residents parking, so watch out for these.
I would say the model traffic play area is in our top 10 free places to visit and we are already planning a return visit.
Where are your favourite free places to visit with your little ones?