Often, when we go out with the kids, we hop in the car and drive wherever we need to go. It’s fast, easy, and hassle-free. It certainly saves you having to worry about the journey, leaving you more time to enjoy your destination.
In truth, though, car rides are pretty dull. It’s likely both you and your kids switch off the moment the engine starts running. Choruses of ‘are we there yet’ ring loud as your kids squirm and squiggle in their seats. It’s hardly an enjoyable experience. So, why not take the time to consider some more family friendly options? In reality, there are many different ways to get around. Some are a lot of fun and could see you enjoying those journeys. Here are a few ideas to get you started.
We all know that cycling is an option and, really, we would like to use it more often. After all, it’s better for the environment and our health. Plus, it allows us to enjoy our lovely surroundings. But, it’s one of those things that few of us ever get around to. So, why not take this chance to go on a few family cycles? If you’re heading somewhere local, a bike ride could be the perfect transportation method. Bear in mind that, to make this safe, you need to teach your kids about cycling on the road. It’s also vital you stock up on some safety gear. Helmets are a must, and hi-vis jackets won’t hurt. But, once you’ve bought all that, there’s no excuse to avoid this anymore. So, hit the road and see how it goes. Before long, you won’t be able to imagine traveling any other way.
Another option worth considering is that of a mini Segway. Unlike their pretty hefty counterparts, these are neat, nippy ways to get around. If you’re unsure, head online and check out a Segway minipro review or two to get the facts. If it sounds like a mode of transport which could work for you, don’t hesitate to give it a go. If physicality isn’t your thing, this could be the best bet. It certainly doesn’t need as much effort on your part as cycling. Where your kids are involved, it is worth taking this slow. Let them practice in a safe environment before going anywhere. And, again, make sure to stock up on safety gear beforehand.
The idea of hopping on a bus or train may not seem like fun to you but bear with us. If your kids aren’t used to public transport, this could be a real adventure for them. And, you should already know how contagious a child’s excitement can be. On top of which, this is a chance to teach your children a valuable lesson. After all, there’s sure to come a time when they need to make use of these services. If you talk them through the process, they’ll remember those trips with you later down the line.
This post as a collaborative effort by St. Louis Dad.