NEWSFLASH: We will be running extra sessions at Kings Crescent (opposite Clissold Park….and who knows we might even have some ideas about crossing Green Lanes….into Clissold). These will initially run for 6 weeks on Wednesday mornings between 0930 – 11:30 on
19 September, 26 September, 3 October, 10 October, 17 October, 24 October (which is half term!)
After these initial sessions supported by the awesome Hackney Council we will explore running sessions on a completely self funded basis by contributing to Wheely Tots staff costs or having volunteer (eg parent led) sessions. These can occur at weekends and Wheely Tots will provide all the necessary training and support to maximise the chance of successfully running regular sessions at Kings Crescent.
For parents at work who have “corporate volunteering days” here’s an excuse to spend time with your children and volunteer for Wheely Tots – possibly a “win, win”….
****You can safely assume all sessions are running in all weathers, during school holidays. Even when its cold, wet , snowing, super sunny and warm ….we’ll always be at the locations below. In the unlikely event of any cancellations (we’ve had 11 in the past 5 years…) you will be notified in advance or tickets won’t be available for those sessions
PARENT & TODDLERS BALANCE BIKE SESSIONS
Fridays 09:45 – 10:30 Lordship Recreation Ground, Model Traffic Area N17 6NU (just past the Cafe, children’s playground and paddling pool)
Fridays 11:00 – 11:15 Lordship Recreation Ground, Model Traffic Area N17 6NU (just past the Cafe, children’s playground and paddling pool)
Thursdays 9:45 – 10:30 – Finsbury Park, The McKenzie Flower Garden, N4 2NQ (beyond playground edge furthest from the cafe nr. boating lake. This is 1 minute walk from the Running track entrance ie down the hill and turn right)
Thursdays 10:30 – 11:15 – Finsbury Park, The McKenzie Flower Garden, N4 2NQ (beyond playground edge furthest from the cafe nr. boating lake. This is 1 minute walk from the Running track entrance ie down the hill and turn right)
Wednesdays 4-4.45pm – From outside Redmond Community Centre, Kayani Avenue, N4 2HF (on the reservoir path by bumpy play area)
Suggested donation of £5 per child and £1 for any siblings very gratefully received. Free places ALWAYS available.
WARM CLOTHES (top and bottom) AND RAIN GEAR EVEN IF THE WEATHER LOOKS GOOD!
WATER AND SNACKS (eg Fruit) FOR YOUR LITTLE ONE!
Your little one must wear a properly fitting helmet (bring your own or you can purchase one from us). Balance bikes provided.
Session Plan (sessions run all year round in all weathers, all year round, except in very high winds)
10mins – parent led bike, helmet adjustment, introductions and warm up
25mins – activity ranging from drawing with chalks, playing/cycling with multi coloured cones, I spy, singing songs, collecting bits of nature and generally having a short walk!
10mins – opportunity to warm down relax, exchange information, socialise and top up with water & snacks!
Sessions are aimed at toddlers aged 2-4 but if your little one can walk and has an inside leg of 30cm they can happily participate from 18months!
Photos of previous sessions here. We deliberately have a big age range so littler ones can learn from bigger ones (and vice versa!) and siblings can be in the same sessions.
Professional bike mechanics, cycling instructors, cycling coaches, parents and child development gurus have devised sessions by applying literally every bit of their expertise to makes sessions inclusive, interactive, fun, friendly and a great way to positively reinforce all sorts of things!
We can access lots of lovely wide paths, exciting flora & fauna, pavements and superb locations to learn new things, meet other parents and see your little ones really enjoy themselves and develop really useful skills.
Cycling at an early age means children effortlessly move straight onto a pedal bike with and skip the stabiliser stage!
To try our sessions or to reserve a place at an upcoming session(s) please complete this form and click “submit” and soon your little one will be a Wheely Tot!