At present my son's school is too far away to walk to, so we have to drive. Hopefully in September he'll have gotten in to a much closer school, and I've just plotted the route - 1.5 miles away. Is this too far to expect him to walk? He'll be almost 4, but is a very good walker. He does more miles than this when we walk the dog or potter round the shops, but that's usually with lots of stops and not so much of a rush. Also, his younger brother will be walking with us, and he's just turned two. He hasn't been in a pushchair for over 6 months, and I'd hate to put him back in one. But I doubt he'd walk that far (and BACK!) without a tantrum or two along the way. It would mean me taking a double buggy, as we've got a baby too!
So, how far do you walk to school, and how old are the children. I've considered driving half way and walking the rest of the way, but that defeats the object. The roads round here are completely gridlocked at school run time, so I know we could walk it in more or less the same time as it would take in the car, it's just whether or not the children would/could actually do it. Would he be too knackered to be good at school all day?
Any advice/info most welcome.