The best kids' scooters 2019

25 June 2019

scooters for children

Scooters make a great outdoor gift for your kids. There’s nothing quite like seeing those little satisfied faces full of excitement as they whizz (and wobble) their way down the pavement. But it can be tough to know which one is safest and best-suited to your child, so, ready yourself for the best scooters as chosen by Mumsnetters - covering ages two to eleven

Micro Mini Deluxe Scooter, £82.95

Micro Mini Deluxe Scooter, £82.95

First up is the Micro Mini Deluxe Scooter for 2-5 year olds. This brand enjoys rave reviews from Mumsnetters because their scooters are lightweight and easy for children to handle, making them feel much more independent and in control. The Deluxe version is a three-wheeled scooter with an adjustable handlebar, anti-slip footplate and ultra-safe rear brake. Pick one of two brightly coloured designs and your preschooler will be over the moon.

Suitable for children aged 2-5 years

“Just bought my two-year-old the Micro scooter – not the Mini, but the next one up as its height goes down to the same as the Mini. Our daughter loves it and it has made walking MUCH quicker and easier.”

“Get the Micro, they are great! Best money I ever paid for something – it's used practically daily and my daughter loves it. She has had such fun on it. I sometimes feel like sending the company extra money as it is so worth it. It feels like a big outlay, but it has paid itself over and over in use (although it might be trendy, it is such a great design).”

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Globber Primo Scooter With Light-Up Wheels, £49.99

Globber Primo Scooter With Light-Up Wheels, £49.99

Perfect for young children, this Globber Light-Up Scooter flashes red, green and blue with its battery-free LED wheels. It’s a three-wheeled model with a long covered rear brake, which supports up to 50kg. Strong, colourful, fun and practical, the handlebar can be adjusted to three different heights, making it a good alternative to the more expensive Micro.

Suitable for children aged 3-6 years

“My five-year-old has a Globber, which is very similar to Micro scooters but slightly cheaper. She loves it.”

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Evo Move and Groove Scooter, £29.99

Evo Move and Groove Scooter, £29.99

Looking for something a little cheaper? You can’t really go wrong with the Evo Move and Grove Scooter. Designed for ages 3+ with an innovative steering system, it’ll be easy to teach your little one how to get going, further developing their balance and coordination skills. The handles are made from easy-grip foam and there are plenty of colours are available.

Suitable for children aged 3+

“This is the one we have. Really pleased with it. It goes just as fast as the Micro ones. The handlebar comes off easily for transporting too.”

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Grit Atom Pro Stunt Scooter, £69.95

Grit Atom Pro Stunt Scooter, £69.95

If your children are a little older, why not opt for a stunt scooter? This Grit Atom Pro Stunt model has recently been revamped and is designed to turn heads at the skatepark. Available in five cool shades, it now also comes with a Y-bar design to ensure stability. It’s lightweight, extremely strong and is engineered to handle the needs of a first-timer. A great entry-level option. Mumsnetters rate it for its affordability and sophistication.

Suitable for children aged 4+

“Tried and tested. Always Grit for us.”

“Just bought a Grit scooter in the summer for my six-year-old, I think he's on it more than off it! It cost £80 and he designed and picked the colours he wanted. Fab buy.”

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JD Bug EZ Classic Two Wheel Scooter, £34.90

JD Bug EZ Classic Two Wheel Scooter, £34.90

The JD Bug EZ Folding Classic Scooter does exactly what it’s supposed to. Its simple folding mechanism is ideal for storing and transporting the scooter from the house to the park, school and beyond. The recommended age is 5+ with its adjustable handlebar reaching a maximum of 86cm, while the plastic guard prevents small fingers getting caught.

Mumsnetters like it because the lightweight alloy deck is covered in anti-slip grip tape to hold small feet in place, reducing accidents. Plus, the durable PU wheels absorb bumps in the pavement for a smoother riding experience.

Suitable for children aged 5+

“My 11-year-old son and 9-year-old both have JD Bug scooters. They got them two Christmases ago and still play with them several times a week.”

“JD Bugs are very popular at our school.”

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Razor S Sport Unisex Scooter, from £32

Razor S Sport Unisex Scooter, from £32

The Razor S Sport two-wheeled scooter is designed to be fun while also inspiring kids to be physically active. Its compact foldable size means this scooter is easy to carry or store in a bag. It also has a rear fender brake for improved control and safety, is constructed from durable material that can withstand frequent use, and is basically renowned for being able to take a bit of a bashing. With a range of bright colours to choose from you won’t fail to delight your child.

Suitable for children aged 6+

“Razor is a really good scooter brand.”

“Razor scooters will definitely impress.”

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MADD Gear MGP VX7 Scooter, from £150

MADD Gear MGP VX7 Scooter, from £150

This VX7 edition from MADD Gear ups the stakes for serious riders aged eight and above. It has an oversized swoop bar, is at the cutting edge of scooter technology (apparently), and, vitally, looks cool. At £150, it makes for a good investment thanks to its height (24 inches) so both kids and teens can ride it without hunching.

Suitable for children aged 8+

“I have an eight-year-old son and he loves his stunt scooter – lots of older boys at school have one. His is an MGP and he thinks he is some sort of pro!”

“Definitely MADD gear pro (MGP), my son has had his for four years now so it’s well battered and loved. Best £150 ever spent I reckon.”

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Slamm Urban 7 Extreme, from £99.95

Slamm Urban 7 Extreme, from £99.95

While it is on the more expensive side, this Slamm Urban 7 Extreme scooter gets a thumbs up from Mumsnetters because it lasts for years. It comes with a fully integrated NECO headset and boasts a sand blasted deck finish. For a combination of style, strength and durability look no further. Best suited to older children and teens.

Suitable for children aged 8+

“My son has a Slamm scooter. It's a couple of years old and still going strong after going to the skatepark, being dragged along kerbs, and other silly stunts. I definitely recommend them for the older ones.”

“You want Slamm or Grit – no others will do. Son number one has done a lot of Googling and son number two will be getting a Slamm scooter – about £100. Sigh. He'll use it every day to get to school though so at least it'll be useful.”

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