Best Scooters for Kids in the UK

Review & Comparison, Last Update July 15, 2019
When a regular scooter is just too expensive and heavy, one can always opt for a smaller scooter for kids. In case your child wants something cooler than a regular mechanical model a good electric scooter for kids will be a good pick as well. To narrow the search of the best model that suits your toddler (or a teenager), we have picked the top scooter models out there in our reviews. ...Read more ...Read less
BEST 2019
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OUR VERDICT
Type
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PROS

On top of the standard foot friction brake, this model features an electric braking system that can be engaged using a handlebar trigger that slows down the electric engine to slow down the scooter.

CONS

The battery level indicator is somewhat inaccurate.

OUR VERDICT

This electric scooter from MEGAWHEELS has no rivals in terms of both autonomous capabilities and the maximum speed it can reach. What is more, this model can drive for 14 km on one fully charged battery while it can be fully charged in just 2-3 hours. This definitely will be a real treat for any teenager out there.

detailed parameters
Type

Electric (up to 14 km power source)

Up to 22.5 km/h max speed

Suitable for

5 - 14 years (up to 68 kg max load)

Brakes

Motor electronic brake on handlebar, Foot friction rear brake

Extras

Foldable construction, Rear LED-light, Kickstand, Non-slip hand grips, Height-adjustable handlebar, Battery status indicator

Weight

8.2 kg

Warranty

1 year

PROS

Increased width of the scooter's base makes the rider comfortable regardless of speed or road conditions. On top of that, the scooter remains stable even at extremely low speeds.

CONS

Doesn't fold (only has a detachable handlebar).

OUR VERDICT

Even though 3-wheel models are considered a bit harder to control this particular model from Micro is definitely an exception to the rule. An innovative steering system makes the scooter easily controllable at great speeds and on any terrain.

detailed parameters
Type

Mechanical

Suitable for

5 - 12 years (up to 70 kg max load)

Brakes

Foot friction rear brake

Extras

Non-slip hand grips, Height-adjustable handlebar

Weight

2.5 kg

Warranty

2 years

PROS

The wheels of this scooter feature bright LED lights that make evening rides around the neighbourhood or park a real pleasure for the child. The LED lights are self-sustainable and don't need any additional charging.

CONS

The foot friction brake system is a bit stiff.

OUR VERDICT

This mechanically-operated scooter is one of the best models for children no older than 3-6 years of age. Rugged and reliable, it will be a great pick for any child that wishes to learn how to ride a scooter for the first time.

detailed parameters
Type

Mechanical

Suitable for

3 - 6 years (up to 50 kg max load)

Brakes

Foot friction rear brake

Extras

Foldable construction, Non-slip hand grips, Height-adjustable handlebar, Wheels with LED-light (no batteries required)

Weight

2.7 kg

Warranty

6 months

PROS

The handlebar and seat can be adjusted in height according to how tall the rider is. Alternatively, if the seat is not needed, it can be easily detached using a regular screwdriver.

CONS

Quite heavy for a model for kids.

OUR VERDICT

This small scooter model from HomCom can be easily folded at any time and transported with relative ease. The battery capacity, on the other hand, will provide the child with up to 2 hours of runtime at the top speed of 13 km/h making it a great option for short rides.

detailed parameters
Type

Electric (Up to 15 km power source)

Up to 12 km/h max speed

Suitable for

5 - 12 years (up to 50 kg max load)

Brakes

Hand brake on handlebar

Extras

Foldable construction, Kickstand, Non-slip hand grips, Height-adjustable handlebar, Detachable seat (height-adjustable)

Weight

10.2 kg

Warranty

1 year

PROS

The wheels of this scooter feature durable ABEC-5 bearings (usually installed on premium skateboard models), so they will remain in pristine condition even if used extensively.

CONS

The build quality of the hand grips leaves much to be desired.

OUR VERDICT

The stylish look of this scooter model is coupled with a strong base that easily holds riders with a weight of up to 100 kg. A true universal model, this 2-wheel scooter will be an ideal option for both small and teenage children.

detailed parameters
Type

Mechanical

Suitable for

5 - 14 years (up to 100 kg max load)

Brakes

Foot friction rear brake

Extras

Foldable construction, Non-slip hand grips, Height-adjustable handlebar

Weight

2.8 kg

Warranty

6 months

M MEGAWHEELS Electric

Faster Than Wind

The M scooter model from MEGAWHEELS is the perfect solution for day-to-day usage. Relatively light and extremely durable it can manage almost any terrain or road surface in the city without breaking a sweat.

Thanks to the capacious rechargeable battery, this two-wheel scooter is capable of covering up to 15 km on one full charge, which is simply remarkable considering its compact size. The charging time, on the other hand, takes only 2 to 3 hours so the model can be used throughout the day given that the battery has sufficient charge.

Moving on, let’s take a closer look at the design of the motorised scooter itself. This model from MEGAWHEELS can be easily folded and unfolded in a matter of seconds, thanks to the special fold-away construction. As for the overall build, this child’s scooter is made of light but durable aluminium alloy that makes it easy to operate even by small children. What is more, the weight of 8.2 kg is evenly distributed among the scooter’s elements when it is folded so it is quite easy to carry around. The maximum load, on the other hand, is around 68 kg, so the children's scooter can be used not only by kids but by teenagers as well.

For added safety, the scooter is equipped with two brake systems - handlebar brakes and a foot friction brake pedal located on the rear wheel.

In the end, this battery-operated scooter from MEGAWHEELS will be a great pick for your children if they are looking for a cool and fast model that will surely beat any other standard riding scooter in terms of speed.

Review of M MEGAWHEELS Electric Scooter

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Micro MMD020

An Unconventional Design

Unlike other similar scooter models in our reviews, this particular one doesn’t fold normally as you could imagine. Instead, it has a detachable handlebar that you can disconnect in just a few simple steps for easier transportation or storage of the scooter.

Thanks to two front wheels rather than just a single one, the scooter is capable of holding riders with a weight of up to 70 kg without too much effort. That being said, the scooter is not heavy at all, with just 2.5 kg of overall weight it can be transported even by a toddler.

What is more, the handlebar can be adjusted in height to accommodate your child’s tallness. To do so, just turn the telescopic handle and bring the handle up or down from 68 to 91 cm. Additional features include non-slip hand grips on the sides of the handle bar and a rear brake that works just like any other regular foot friction braking systems. Additionally, this children's scooter model is optionally available in 6 different colours so you can definitely find the right one for a little girl or a boy.

All things considered, the Micro MMD020 will be an excellent gift for any child of 5-12 years old. Rugged and reliable, it is surely one of the top manual scooter model kits available today.

Review of Micro MMD020 Maxi Scooter Deluxe

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3StyleScooters RGS-1

A Reliable Riding Scooter for Small Kids

Although big scooters are a fairly common sight, models geared towards younger children can be a bit harder to come by. Fortunately, 3StyleScooters has something to offer in case you are looking for exactly this kind of children's scooter.

Designed for 3-6 year old children, the RGS-1 from 3StyleScooters can accommodate toddlers with a weight of up to 50 kg. To make the scooter fit both tall and small children, the handlebar can be adjusted in height from 52 to 78 cm so this model can also be used as the toddler grows.

Furthermore, the deck of this scooter is quite strong and stable, which in combination with two front wheels and a steel handlebar makes driving it a real breeze regardless of road conditions. On top of that, the handlebars are foldable and can be retracted at any given time making the scooter easy to carry and store when it is not in use.

To add even more coolness to the wide array of 6 bright deck colours this scooter is optionally available in, each wheel features bright LED lights that will make any evening ride awesome for your child.

Wrapping things up, if you are looking for a budget-friendly scooter that can withstand rough terrain and continuous use, make no mistake, the RGS-1 from 3StyleScooters is one of the best lightweight riding scooters for this role.

Review of 3StyleScooters RGS-1 3-Wheel Kick Scooter

 

HomCom UKAA1-023PK

THE CHOICE OF ALL COOL KIDS

The HomCom for teens and children is a versatile little scooter with a retractable seat that will be better than more bulky models. The overall weight of this pink scooter is just below 10 kg, which makes it easy to carry, even for kids. Fortunately, even your child can fold the miniature moped in 3 simple clicks. Easy to perform, it will take only a few seconds to both fold and unfold. With a weight limit that doesn’t exceed 50 kg, this model is only suitable for kids older than 7 years, and will not be a good option for teens older than 10-12.

Despite its relatively light weight, the 120-watt electric scooter for kids from HomCom is capable of riding quite fast for a children’s model. Speaking of actual numbers, the top speed the HomCom E-scooter can reach is around 13 km/h which should suffice most day-to-day routes in the neighbourhood of your child. What is more, a high-quality 24-volt battery provides the user with 15 km of operational range. The only drawback of it, though, is the charging time can sometimes exceed 6 hours, which is a bit disappointing, to say the least.

Battery aspects aside, let’s talk construction. When it comes to safety measures, the scooter features a standard handbrake system that is reinforced with high-quality brake pads on the wheel. Even though it is a cheap scooter model, it is quite sturdy and can withstand loads of up to 50 kg. This is achieved thanks to a rugged metal frame and a durable seat stand. Both elements are highly resistant to corrosion and can be cleaned with a wet sponge and a standard cleaning solution without any issues. As for the seat, it resembles a standard bicycle model and can be adjusted in height according to the child’s tallness. The feet support, on the contrary, is quite wide and provides enough space for comfortable riding regardless of how tall the child is.

Further down the list of features are the electric motor and the speed options of this children's scooter. As we mentioned above, the so-called “heart” of this model is not really powerful and it is capped at 120 watts. The acceleration is done by twisting the special handle up. Once engaged, the scooter will increase its speed and will drop it if the handle is pushed into the opposite direction.

If you are in search of a small, sturdy electric scooter for your kids, this model from HomCom is one of the most affordable and versatile models out there. If you value ease of use above nitty-gritty features then this E-scooter will be right up your alley.

Review of HomCom UKAA1-023PK Kids Electric Scooter

 

bopster 2-Wheeled

A Universal Model for All Ages

When it comes to universal models that can accommodate both a 5-year old toddler and a 12-year old teenager there are not many models that can be called reliable. Luckily, the 2-wheeled folding kick scooter from bopster is not among those products.

The easy to use folding design of the scooter makes it simple to both retract the handlebar and to put it back. Moreover, the handle can be adjusted in height and fixed in 4 different positions ranging from 62 to 84 cm, making it an ideal model for a fast-growing child. The only gripe we’ve had with this model is the fact that the handle doesn’t turn 360 degrees. However, the excellent steering capabilities of the turning handle itself outshines that minor issue.

While the PU rubber wheels of the scooter may not look like something special they can handle pretty much any city terrain or road surface. On top of that their diameter of 120 mm makes the scooter stable even at low speeds. Alternatively, the brake system features a foot friction pedal that acts as a brake for the rear wheel, which is not something to write home about but it serves its purpose well.

Great for both rides to school and around the neighbourhood, this 2-wheeled bopster riding scooter will definitely make any childhood special for years to come.

Review of bopster 2-Wheeled Folding Children’s Kick Scooter

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What Is a Scooter for Kids?

A children's scooter (or child’s scooter for short) is a type of riding scooter that you mostly see used as a means to get somewhere close to home, ride around the neighbourhood, park, or just for fun on a long trip away from town.

The main parts of any scooter are, of course, its frame, handlebar, and wheels. These, definitely, must be durable to withstand constant load and various road conditions. If the scooter is lightweight and rugged at the same time this would be an ideal pick for younger children that are 6-10 years old.

Another aspect you should consider is the adjustable length of the handlebar. Most modern scooters feature handles that can be brought up or down and fixed in place if needed to accommodate the height of the child. This feature will also come in handy in case you are purchasing a scooter with the intent that it will be used for at least several years.

Extra features may include additional braking systems on top of the regular foot friction pedal brake and optional LED lights or signal horns.

If you are searching for something more sophisticated in terms of load capacity and reliability we also recommend taking a look at our electric scooter and electric scooter with seats reviews.

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Publish Date: 2019-07-15 13:33:12