When you become part of the stroller set it’s a good idea to make walking a regular practice. Not only does it get you and baby out of the house, a daily stroll is great for the mind, body and soul.
Here’s a selection of walks and resources to help you put your best foot forward:
Storytelling at Paddington
A free guided walk and storytelling session that takes Paddington Bear as its focal point.
Meet under the Brunel Statue at Paddington Station, Platform 1. At 2pm, call to reserve a spot. (Aug 18)
Walk & Explore London
Take the family for a stroll around the city’s landmarks on this sponsored walk to aid the Children’s Society. Distances include 1.5, 5 or 10 miles. From 9.30am-4.30pm (Sep 11)
Unseen Tours: London’s Street Voices
Get a fresh perspective on London on these family-friendly tours led by homeless guides whose histories are interwoven with the city’s streets. Launched by SockMob, the walks cost £5, most of which goes to the guides to better their lives. From 7pm daily, 4pm weekends (ends Aug 29)
Suburban Stories: Golders Green Walk
Explore this vibrant north London suburb on one of several colour-coded walks, coming up: Orange (Sep 12) for food and Pink (Oct 2) for green space and fresh air. Part of London Transport Museum’s New Routes project.
Walks with Buggies
The only UK site dedicated to suggesting pushchair-friendly walking routes around the country. Register for free to access walking tips or to post your own recommendations.
Get a Strollometer to track your distance as you walk. It’s the world’s first computer/speedometer, an eight-function, wireless piece of kit designed to strap onto any stroller and encourage mamas to stroll back into shape. Visit Fit4Mum to buy Strollometer in the UK.