Just before lock down we discovered a lovely local hot spot for our scooter/skateboard loving boy. Prevail Junior in Bournemouth is an indoor flow park for young people under 13. For just £10 your child can skate or scoot their heart out for 2 hours. They also serve coffee and snacks, which gives the grown ups time for a little break. Obviously unless your little one is very little and needs your help.


Thankfully our little dude is happy to scoot off without a backwards glance for at least 15 minutes, before summoning us to observe various tricks and new skills. It is the kind of place that will help your kids grow in confidence and get some ideas about new skills they can practice.


Prevail Junior also holds special events like toddlers/girls/adults/parties only. They are also located quite centrally in Bournemouth, which means you could meet a few friends there (once rules change) and then head for dinner.


The park is big enough for your little scooter fans to enjoy the ramps and turns, but not too big that your little one gets lost among a sea of scooters. It can get busy, especially on rainy days. So if you want to get out of the sun on hot days, it is usually quieter then.

Watching the little dude’s confidence grow in just one visit was really lovely. By the end of his first visit he was going down the big slopes and whizzing round the corners. It is also super cute seeing all the teeny little ones with scooters as big as they are.


Towards the end of lock down our little man had a scooter related accident when he took a fall off an 8ft ramp. But he has told us he can’t wait to return to Prevail Junior soon!