Tour De Trike with VTech

Over the summer we have been all about getting outside with the kids. The best way to burn off some energy and to keep us all sane is to just go out and explore. With the change in seasons (yes – it is Autumn already) I know the natural instinct is to stay in side and get all cosy and warm. Fight that instinct!

I have heard it said that there is no such thing as bad weather – only bad clothing. That is so true for the Autumn and winter months. It may be a bit chillier but you can still enjoy doing fun things outside as a family. I have teamed up with VTech to bring you a fun outdoor activity idea that you can do up and down the country.

Tour de Trike | Looking for somewhere to take your little ones out for a bike ride? Check out our local trike route and see if you can find yours

We were tasked with creating a local route to be included as part of their Tour de Trike. We took our 5-in-1 Stroll & Grow Trike out for a spin to see where would be best for our route. I knew straight away that I wanted it to be away from roads, as safety is always a major concern. I wanted Piglet to be able to get on and off his trike freely and run around and play if he wanted, so Duthie Park was the obvious choice.

Tour de Trike | Duthie Park Aberdeen

We go to this park pretty regularly, but this time we went with fresh eyes. We started the route at the carpark and decided to head around the common in a clockwise direction. We spotted a number of people playing with mini speedboats on the pond and Piglet gave them a wave as we went past.

The boating pond was the next bit we saw. As the summer is over there aren’t any boats out but there sometimes are in the warmer months. We carried on up to the Winter Gardens. Piglet was keen to get off his trike by this point and have a wander around. We visited McPuddock the frog and had Spike the cactus sing a little song for us.

Tour de Trike | Duthie Park Winter Gardens Aberdeen

Next door to the Winter Gardens is the cafe. Here you can find the toilets (perfect for potty training!) and get a coffee and maybe even an ice cream if you can brave it in the cold.

A short trike ride from the cafe is the first play park. There is a big tractor here which is the perfect picture opportunity. After that is the final stretch down the hill and back to the carpark. Next to it is the 2nd play park and that’s where you’ll find the biggest slides – perfect for celebrating a good ride!

Tour de Trike | Duthie Park Route

There are Tour de Trike routes up and down the country – so look out for the one nearest to you. You can find them on the VTech website soon.

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  1. 29th September 2017 / 11:37 am

    This sounds like so much fun! V-tech have so many amazing items for kids don’t they!

  2. 29th September 2017 / 12:38 pm

    You are right, there’s no such thing as bad weather. I’ll be taking Dex out on his trike down to the beach no matter the weather over the coming months. I’ll just make sure he’s mega wrapped up when it gets super windy.

  3. 29th September 2017 / 3:27 pm

    I love the look of this little Trike, but I am not sure whether my 2 year old would get much more use out of it now (he is determined to be like his big brother on his scooter!)… I do like the look of it for my nephew though, so thanks for the tip! 🙂

  4. 1st October 2017 / 8:29 pm

    What a fab idea! I love these trikes, we had some similar and we used to get the kids out on them in all weathers. Being outdoors is great, plus it tires them out!

    • OddHogg
      1st October 2017 / 10:55 pm

      Piglet would much rather sit on his trike than in a pram. I think he feels like one of the big boys on it!

  5. 1st October 2017 / 9:00 pm

    That sounds like a lovely park – my son would love the tractor! Always good to have something to motivate them towards too. I have to admit we never got him a trike, but it sounds like it’s something we should consider for our baby once he’s older.

    • OddHogg
      1st October 2017 / 10:54 pm

      I was a bit skeptical as to whether we would use it, but Piglet much prefers it to his pram. They are designed to grow with them so they can eventually take control and pedal away themselves too which makes it worth the cost I think 🙂

  6. 2nd October 2017 / 11:50 am

    What a lovely idea! It’s great that people who know the area are sharing their routes! As a parent I like to know what to expect before I arrive, toilets being a good one and we also love a cafe. My girls both loved their trike and it’s great when they are coming out of the pushchair stage x

  7. 2nd October 2017 / 4:09 pm

    I love this! What a great way of encouraging families to get out and about. It’s great that families can share information to make it easier for other people.

  8. 5th October 2017 / 8:58 pm

    We have one of these too, Monkey didn’t have one when he was little but I am now wondering how we coped without it. I think its a great idea for everyone to submit a route, with any luck they will get lots up an down the country so theres one near everyone.

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