Thursday, 15 May 2014

We love skate parks

(Goblin is 4 years old)

I wouldn't describe myself as a helicopter mum but at the age of four and a half I am not happy letting Goblin out on his own unless its in our enclosed back garden. Unfortunately since Goblin has discovered a love of scooters, this has meant a lot of effort for me, following him up and down the paths around our estate.
That was until we found the skate parks. I don't know if this is the case in the rest of the UK or whether we are exceptionally lucky but we have not one but four skate parks within a half hour drive of our house.
Most teenagers use skate parks at the weekend and in the evenings which means that during the day when the older kids are busy we get the skate park all to ourselves. Goblin loves zooming around the ramps and it gives me a lovely little rest as I can sit in one place and watch him rather than jogging along side him freaking out every time he veers near the road.
But of course as much as I love a little sit down, I do also like to join in with Goblin's games, so it wasn't long before I invested in a scooter for myself. Although I have to admit Goblin is much braver than I am when it comes to the big ramps.


  1. That looks like so much fun! My 4 year old loves her scooter, but we've not been to a skate park on it - thinking we need to! #CountryKids

  2. How great to go scooting together - great exercise and fun too! The skate parks sound like a great compromise for Goblin to have fun and less stress and worry for you! Thanks for linking up and sharing your fun with Country Kids.

  3. I saw one of this in a park that we visited but its a bit far but if ever we go back there I am really going to bring my son's bike so that he can go and have more challenging route =) #countrykids

  4. My wee man is the same except I don't tend to join him! He does not even mind if it is busy with the big kids and tries to copy them which is not always such a good thing. #countrykids

  5. In love with this! What a great idea. I hadn't thought of taking my 4 year-old to a skate park with his scooter, but it's brilliant. On my "to do" list. I may actually pull him from a day of preschool just for this activity!

  6. oh my gosh, this looks like so much fun! what a great idea buying your own scooter. I'm totally going to do that! i wonder if they have skate parks like these in LA....


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