View Full Version : how long is your school run?

04-06-2009, 02:36 PM
just wondering how long everyone's school run takes them? from leaving the house to getting back?

04-06-2009, 02:37 PM
about 5 min walk :)

04-06-2009, 02:50 PM
30mins there and back, walking. :)

little chickee
04-06-2009, 02:58 PM
Im less than a mile from the school but have to drive as im on a country road and the whole process takes about 10mins (depending on how long i hang around chatting to the other Mums!):laughing:

sonia ann
04-06-2009, 03:06 PM
i leave home at 3pm drive to one school and pick up mindees then drive to a kids club 3miles away to pick up 2 others, i get back at about 10 to 4, sometimes 4pm or later if i pick up from an after school activity as well.

04-06-2009, 03:12 PM
I am a 5 min walk and i am opposite the other school playing field :)

But it is still a pain:(

04-06-2009, 03:15 PM
I live about 500 yards behind the school so not long if I don't get chattering :D

04-06-2009, 03:17 PM
From leaving the house to getting back about 25 mins

04-06-2009, 03:17 PM
I get there early so i have time for a chat in the playground:laughing:

04-06-2009, 03:36 PM
Depending on the children walking it can take from 45 mins to an hour and fifteen minutes:)

christine e
04-06-2009, 03:39 PM
`5 -10 min drive 30 min walk so if I am walking (not very often) there and back takes 1 hour.


04-06-2009, 04:07 PM
1 Hr 10 mins as I like to set of early in case my son (3) refuses to walk or has a fall etc on the way so we are not late (I have a thing about not being late for school pick ups - really bothers me!) The actual walk takes 20 mins max but it's the "forgot my jumper, can't find my reading bag" etc etc that usually takes up time, that's when they are out on time. One of my mindees is ALWAYS last out :mad:

04-06-2009, 04:12 PM
Morning -20 mins max which includes 10 mins hanging around for them all to go in (they like to play on the adventure playgroud bit before school starts)
Afternoon- 15 mins as no playing usually.

04-06-2009, 04:27 PM
It takes me 50mins round trip walking.

I leave at 3pm and get back about 3.45/3.50 ish

I do this run 3 times a day as I also have the nursery collection from the same school at lunchtimes

Its a great way to keep fit

04-06-2009, 04:37 PM
It takes me 50mins round trip walking.

I leave at 3pm and get back about 3.45/3.50 ish

I do this run 3 times a day as I also have the nursery collection from the same school at lunchtimes

Its a great way to keep fit

Exactly the same as me. Although not sure I feel any fitter:rolleyes:

04-06-2009, 04:41 PM
I currently don't have a school run:clapping: although nursery run is a 45minute round trip for me at the moment

If I was to do a school run to my sons school I can leave at 3.10 and be back for 3.30 providing my sons remember everything they should be!!!

04-06-2009, 05:11 PM
takes about 30 mins, first school is 5 min walk then next school 5 min walk from that then my house 5 min walk from 2nd school but they all dordle and my son is always the last one out:rolleyes:

04-06-2009, 05:16 PM
Morning run 45 mins and after school run an hour, if it was just me walking prob about 20 mins :laughing:

04-06-2009, 05:18 PM
I leave the house at 8.20 and back at 9.20.

Afternoons - Leave house at 2.30 - back at about 4pm.

I walk there you see, and have 2 school drops. x

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
04-06-2009, 05:21 PM
5 mins walk my garden backs on to the school playing field.

04-06-2009, 05:21 PM
Only have to go to the bus stop and no to school, so we leave at 3.10pm and depending on how slow we walk get in around 4.20pm

If we walk to school and back I leave at 2.50pm with kids in puschair no walking :laughing: would take too long and then walking home leave school at 3.30 get in around 4.50pm

For obvious reasons I mainly collect them from the bus stop :thumbsup:

04-06-2009, 05:21 PM
Mines about 45 mins round trip i leave home at 3 and school comes out at 3.15 but i can still be waiting at 3.25 for a very slow one, then same walk back but we always seem to walk slower coming back, usully home 3.40/3.45

I have been walking to and fro from the same school for over 25yrs :eek: There's a definate groove in the pavement:laughing: :laughing:

Chatterbox Childcare
04-06-2009, 05:22 PM
Morning run is 10 minutes in the car or 45 minutes walking

Afternoon run is 1 hour in the car and 1.5 hours walking (have to collect from Nursery and two different schools in this time)

04-06-2009, 05:46 PM
It really depends which child is walking.

Normally 45mins to 1 hour. From September I shall be doing this three times a day so I expect to be as fit and slim as you Fiona :thumbsup:

Carol xx

04-06-2009, 05:59 PM
my morning school run - 8.15 - takes 15 minutes to walk, 10-15 mins to hang around ot playground, waiting for doors to open, and 10-15 mins to walk home ( depends on which children are walking home, or if its just a buggy! LOL! ) so 40-45 mins

afternoon, leave by 2.45pm, collect 3.10 & 3.20 form split site and hopefully all out by 3.30! if we go straight home, usually home by 3.45ish, but if we go to the park, it could be 5pm !!! :laughing:


05-06-2009, 11:00 AM
I leave at 8.30am, drop off at 3 schools (8.40am, 8.50am and 9am) and can be back by 9.10am

I leave at 11.25am to collect from preschool (11.30am) and get home by 11.40am, or i leave at 12.20pm to drop off to preschool for 12.30pm start then get home at 12.40pm

I leave at 2.55pm to collect from 3 schools (3pm, 3.10pm and 3.15pm) we get home at 3.30pm as my oldest is normally the last one out

On my own with no kids i can do the walk in 4mins but end up with a stitch and cramp in my shins :laughing:

05-06-2009, 11:02 AM
I'm 3.5 miles from mindees school so usually takes half an hour 3 times a day

05-06-2009, 11:06 AM
from leaving the house to getting home in the car it takes 40 mins

from leaving the house and geting home walking it takes an hour pending on how quick the children walk

longest time its taken walking with a pit stop at the park ....... i was late getting back to my house for 5:30pm pick ups and parents drove up to the park to meet me! only 3 hours huh lol

05-06-2009, 11:20 AM
My morning one takes from 8.25-0900 Mon Tue and Wed and 8.25 - 845 Thur and Fri.

My afternoon one takes from 245-345 each day.

I think it has something to do with the number of schools I go to and the walk from parking the car to getting to the school and waiting for them to get out!

I love school holidays!!:D

05-06-2009, 11:51 AM
About 30 mins there and back.
And if its gonna rain it does it at 3 o,clock. Im sure im up stairs does it on purpose:laughing:

The Juggler
05-06-2009, 12:25 PM
I leave at 2.50 and get back at 3.50. I have to do infants first then walk on to juniors (further away) and do a drop off to a mum who works in school office so bit of hanging around.

In all it's probably a 30 minute walk done in three ten minute stages.

05-06-2009, 01:20 PM
12 mins from school to my house walking.

Have done it sooooo many times I know every paving stone by name:laughing:

Can take much longer though if big ones dawdle, fight, mess about, forget things and have to go back etc.

Pudding Girl
05-06-2009, 01:23 PM
Nursery run at lunchtime, 20 mins for me to walk down, 30 mins to walk back or add on another 30 ins if the weather is so bad we chicken out and go to get the bus instead, takes longer but at least we are dry!

Only got till 1st July and then that's it :clapping: as schools break up, and after the hols S will change to a holidays only mindee :jump for joy:

I purposely do not take on school aged children as I don't drive (yet!) but manage a nuresry run if i HAVE TO.

The Juggler
05-06-2009, 01:24 PM
12 mins from school to my house walking.

Have done it sooooo many times I know every paving stone by name:laughing:

Can take much longer though if big ones dawdle, fight, mess about, forget things and have to go back etc.

oh, I'm soooo glad that is not just me. Always last in the playground and how slow can some 9 year olds walk sometimes!

05-06-2009, 07:22 PM
I drive to school as it is a bit too far to walk, takes me about 30 mins in total. Then i am home for 10 mins and go back out to a school that is 2 mins away for another pick up.

05-06-2009, 07:39 PM
Half an hour school run, one pre school 15 mins and the other is always late but of course you cant' take the risk of getting there late. They can be upto 15 mins late coming out!

05-06-2009, 08:50 PM
Was 5 minutes walking each way but moved son to another school and is now an hour in total by car Argh:panic:

05-06-2009, 09:37 PM
If I use the car I leave at 2.30 and arrive home at 3.30 or 10 minutes later if I also pick up my 13 year daughter from the High school.

It would take about 40 minutes plus each way if I were to walk with the buggy and little ones in tow, so very rarely walk.