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Walking to School

There is no legal minimum age for when children can start walking on their own to school or other destinations. When they do, it can be an exciting time as they assert their independence. But, for parents, it can also be a worrying time, particularly with regard to road safety. Get our top tips for walking safety for children.

One of the most effective ways to prepare children is to start young and practice through real experience, like walking to school, the park or the playground. Children who develop road awareness in primary school are in a much better position when they make the transition to secondary school.

There is lots of useful information and tips about walking to school on Sustrans' website.