Brake's Kids Walk

Brake's Kids Walk

About this activity

Suitable for primary schools.

NB: We’re bringing together all the TfL education programmes, including STARS, under one exciting new umbrella programme called TfL Travel for Life. They will be the same great programmes, but with a new name and a new look, easier online process and dedicated support team. STARS for primary schools will be renamed TfL Explorers. STARS for secondary schools will be renamed TfL Pioneers.

Brake's Kids Walk is an annual nationwide walking event that takes place in June (2023 date yet to be confirmed) and aims to increase awareness of road safety and the benefits of walking.  

A day where thousands of children across the country will put their best feet forward to take part in Brake’s Kids Walk. The walk, co-ordinated by Brake, the road safety charity and sponsored by Coop Insurance, promotes road safety and the health and planet-saving benefits of walking whilst getting the children to raise awareness of important road safety messages in their community:

  • Foot paths
  • Cycle Paths
  • Safe places to cross the road
  • Slow traffic
  • Clean air

Educators can register to receive their free action pack full of posters, lesson plans and activities to help their school get involved.

For more information visit or email [email protected]

Work with your TfL Explorers Ambassadors and/or your school travel working group to plan the walk.

How to evidence your activity

Add your story to the TfL Travel for Life website. Explain the activity, add photos and include participants’ feedback. You can include any posters and letters home you produced as well as your risk assessment and any correspondence with Brake.

This activity supports the Vision Zero target to eliminate death and serious injuries on London’s streets.


Activity steps

Get ready
Visit the Brake’s Kids Walk web page (see Resources) to find out more about how you can get involved and register your school for a free pack
Plan your Kids Walk
With your school travel working group and/or TfL Explorers Ambassadors work through the Brake’s Kids Walk checklist for organisers found on the event webpage
Lessons in road safety
Use the build up to the walk as an opportunity to discuss road safety in your lessons. You could ask your pupils to design posters focusing on key road safety messages, for example
Shout about it
Promote the walk and its road safety messages to the wider school community with posters and an article in the newsletter and on the website
Get walking
Enjoy the walk and don't forget to take lots of photos!
Tell your story
Feedback to your borough officer and add your story to the TfL Travel for Life website


  • Walking
  • Road safety

This activity counts towards:

  • Travel activity

How it helps

  • Encourages walking as a daily activity
  • Allows children to explore their local environment
  • Supports the curriculum


Useful links, templates and case studies to support this activity