We were so excited to receive the new Micralite Fastfold pushchair and couldn't wait to take it for its first test drive. We had planned a busy family day out with our 5 year old and 1 year old boys at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival and thought this would be the perfect opportunity to put the pushchair through it's paces and boy did we do that!
We started our day by catching the train into Edinburgh. The large rear wheels made mounting the train a breeze and we were able to park the pushchair in the disabled bay, fitting into the spot easily without obstructing the walk away. One year old Tommy looked incredibly comfortable in the hammock style seat, and with the hood pulled back he had a good view of everything going on around him. Half way through our journey a wheelchair user required the space, so we quickly folded down the Fastfold and stored it in the luggage area. I could not believe how fast and hassle free it was to fold it away.
Once we arrived in Edinburgh Andy took over the pushing, with a little help from Oliver. He was really impressed with how easy the FastFold was to steer through the crowds, the multi position adjustable handle bar was a great feature as it allowed him to position the pushchair closer to him making it easier to manoeuvre through tight spaces.
We made our way through city streets to The Circus Hub where the show was being held. To get to the venue we walked through the cobbled streets of the Old Town and through a grassy park. Throughout, the Fastfold handled the bumpy terrian and grass like a dream while maintaining a smooth ride for Tommy. At the Circus Hub we saw an action packed pirate themed show which had us all laughing out loud!
After the show we took a wander through the city as there is so much to see and do during the festival. We stopped to watch some of the street performances and admired some street art. Tommy was memorized by an opera performance which he watched from the comfort of his pushchair. We spotted a few people turning to admire the quirky design of the Fastfold as we made our way through the busy streets. I noted how light the pushchair was to push even when going up a steep hill.
Next we made our way to a cafe to refuel. We found a table outside and because of its compact size we where able to park the Fastfold next to our table.
We enjoyed some pizzas and much need coffee and gave Oliver a chance to rest his little legs. In typical Scottish fashion it started to lightly rain towards the end of our meal so we decided our next stop would be the National Museum Of Scotland so we could shelter indoors.
Tommy was starting to get tired so we strapped him back into the pushchair and reclined the seat. He looked very comfortable and the smooth ride ensured he could easily drift of too sleep. At the museum Oliver lead us to all his favourite spots while I pushed Tommy around using the peak a boo flap on the hood to keep at eye on him while he slept. Tommy woke up an hour later so we put the seat back up to the upright position so he could take in the surroundings of the museum. We discovered dinosaurs, space rockets and ancient tombs to name a few.
Before we knew it it was almost dinner time so we started to make our way back through city streets to the station. We had an amazing family day out in Edinburgh, all made easier with the Micralite Fastfold. Once back home I folded the Fastfold and stored it away in our cloakroom ready to take out on our next family adventure.