Balance Bikes & Scooters

Once a child has mastered those all-important first steps it is time for exploration and adventure. What better way to help them along than with their first ride-on toy. As their independence and confidence grow they will be whizzing around just like the bigger kids do on their bikes. Balance bikes are a great way to start them on their journey.

Balance Bikes

Strider 14X Sport Balance Bike- Tangerine
Strider 14X Sport Balance Bike- Tangerine
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£229.99

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Strider 14X Sport Balance Bike- Blue
Strider 14X Sport Balance Bike- Blue
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£229.99

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Strider 12 Sport Balance Bike - Blue
Strider 12 Sport Balance Bike - Blue
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£129.99

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Strider 12 Sport Balance Bike - Red
Strider 12 Sport Balance Bike - Red
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£129.99

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Strider 12 Sport Balance Bike - Pink
Strider 12 Sport Balance Bike - Pink
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£129.99

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Strider 12 Sport Balance Bike - Black
Strider 12 Sport Balance Bike - Black
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£129.99

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Strider 12 Sport Balance Bike - Yellow
Strider 12 Sport Balance Bike - Yellow
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£129.99

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Strider 12 Classic Balance Bike - Blue
Strider 12 Classic Balance Bike - Blue
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£114.99

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Strider Pedal Kit For 14X Sport Balance Bike
Strider Pedal Kit For 14X Sport Balance Bike
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£64.99

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Flyte 12 Inch Dash Balance Bike
Flyte 12 Inch Dash Balance Bike
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£59.99

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Batman Batwheels 10-Inch Balance Bike
Batman Batwheels 10-Inch Balance Bike
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£54.99

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Disney Lilo &Amp; Stitch 10-Inch Balance Bike
Disney Lilo &Amp; Stitch 10-Inch Balance Bike
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£54.99

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Bluey 10 Inch Balance Bike
Bluey 10 Inch Balance Bike
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£54.99

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Barbie 10-Inch Balance Bike, One Colour
Barbie 10-Inch Balance Bike, One Colour
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£54.99

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Disney Cars 12 Inch Cars Balance Bike
Disney Cars 12 Inch Cars Balance Bike
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£50.00

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Disney Frozen 12 Inch Frozen Balance Bike
Disney Frozen 12 Inch Frozen Balance Bike
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£50.00

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Huffy Disney Frozen 12' Balance Bike
Huffy Disney Frozen 12' Balance Bike
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£49.99

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Huffy Disney Princess 12' Balance Bike
Huffy Disney Princess 12' Balance Bike
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£49.99

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Children’s Bikes

BMW Bike Electric Ride On - Red
BMW Bike Electric Ride On - Red
Hamleys

£250.00

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Huffy Extent 18-Speed 24' Mountain Bike - Cobalt Blue
Huffy Extent 18-Speed 24' Mountain Bike - Cobalt Blue
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£249.99

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Huffy Extent 18-Speed 24' Mountain Bike - Midnight Purple
Huffy Extent 18-Speed 24' Mountain Bike - Midnight Purple
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£249.99

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Falcon Venus Girls Bike
Falcon Venus Girls Bike
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£249.99

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Falcon Raptor Boys Bike
Falcon Raptor Boys Bike
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£249.99

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Huffy Extent 27.5" Mountain Bike - Gloss Purple
Huffy Extent 27.5" Mountain Bike - Gloss Purple
BARGAINMAX LIMITED

£249.99

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Huffy Extent 27.5" Mountain Bike - Matte Black
Huffy Extent 27.5" Mountain Bike - Matte Black
BARGAINMAX LIMITED

£249.99

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Huffy Stone Mountain L 26 Inch Bike
Huffy Stone Mountain L 26 Inch Bike
BARGAINMAX LIMITED

£240.00

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Huffy Stone Mountain M 26 Inch Bike
Huffy Stone Mountain M 26 Inch Bike
BARGAINMAX LIMITED

£240.00

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Boss Cycles Boss Stealth Boys Bike 24 Inch Wheel Full Suspension Dual Disc
Boss Cycles Boss Stealth Boys Bike 24 Inch Wheel Full Suspension Dual Disc
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£239.99

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Huffy Stone Mountain B 24 Inch Bike
Huffy Stone Mountain B 24 Inch Bike
BARGAINMAX LIMITED

£230.00

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Strider 14X Sport Balance Bike- Tangerine
Strider 14X Sport Balance Bike- Tangerine
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£229.99

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Strider 14X Sport Balance Bike- Blue
Strider 14X Sport Balance Bike- Blue
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£229.99

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Falcon Cyclone Boys Bike
Falcon Cyclone Boys Bike
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£229.99

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Falcon Cobalt Boys Bike (20-Inch)
Falcon Cobalt Boys Bike (20-Inch)
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£229.99

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Falcon Aurora Girls Bike
Falcon Aurora Girls Bike
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£229.99

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Elswick Cherish Girls 20" Wheel Heritage Bike
Elswick Cherish Girls 20" Wheel Heritage Bike
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£229.99

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Huffy Extent 26" Mountain Bike - Matte Gunmetal
Huffy Extent 26" Mountain Bike - Matte Gunmetal
BARGAINMAX LIMITED

£224.99

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Huffy Extent 26" Mountain Bike - Gloss White
Huffy Extent 26" Mountain Bike - Gloss White
BARGAINMAX LIMITED

£224.99

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Huffy Extent 24" Mountain Bike - Cobalt Blue 
Huffy Extent 24" Mountain Bike - Cobalt Blue 
BARGAINMAX LIMITED

£224.99

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Falcon Jade Girls Bike
Falcon Jade Girls Bike
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£219.99

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Falcon Samurai Boys Bike
Falcon Samurai Boys Bike
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£219.99

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Xootz Bmw 12V Police Electric Ride On Motorbike
Xootz Bmw 12V Police Electric Ride On Motorbike
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was: £349.99

£219.99

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Huffy Extent Junior 20' Mountain Bike - Antifreeze Green
Huffy Extent Junior 20' Mountain Bike - Antifreeze Green
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£219.99

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Honda Ride On Quad Bike With LED Light & Horn 1.5 To 3 Years Black by Aiyaplay
Honda Ride On Quad Bike With LED Light & Horn 1.5 To 3 Years Black by Aiyaplay
QD stores

£64.99

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Homcom Teen Push Scooter Kids Children Stunt Scooter Bike Bicycle Ride On 12" Eva Tyres Pink
Homcom Teen Push Scooter Kids Children Stunt Scooter Bike Bicycle Ride On 12" Eva Tyres Pink
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£64.99

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Strider Pedal Kit For 14X Sport Balance Bike
Strider Pedal Kit For 14X Sport Balance Bike
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£64.99

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Awe E Bike/Scooter/Bicycle Junior/Adult Helmet - 55-58Cm, Graphite Grey Ce
Awe E Bike/Scooter/Bicycle Junior/Adult Helmet - 55-58Cm, Graphite Grey Ce
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£59.99

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Awe E Bike/Scooter/Bicycle Adult Helmet - 58-60Cm, Graphite Grey Ce
Awe E Bike/Scooter/Bicycle Adult Helmet - 58-60Cm, Graphite Grey Ce
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£59.99

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Globber Learning Bike - White/Mint
Globber Learning Bike - White/Mint
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£59.99

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Peppa Pig 6V Battery Operated Motorbike, One Colour
Peppa Pig 6V Battery Operated Motorbike, One Colour
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was: £139.99

£59.99

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Flyte 12 Inch Dash Balance Bike
Flyte 12 Inch Dash Balance Bike
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£59.99

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Gabby's Dollhouse 2-in-1 10' Training Bike
Gabby's Dollhouse 2-in-1 10' Training Bike
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£54.99

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Frozen 2 2-in-1 10' Training Bike
Frozen 2 2-in-1 10' Training Bike
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£54.99

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Marvel Spidey and His Amazing Friends 2-in-1 10' Training Bike
Marvel Spidey and His Amazing Friends 2-in-1 10' Training Bike
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was: £60.99

£54.99

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Gabby'S Dollhouse   2-In-1 10 Inch Training Bike
Gabby'S Dollhouse 2-In-1 10 Inch Training Bike
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£54.99

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Cocomelon 2-In-1 10 Inch Training Bike
Cocomelon 2-In-1 10 Inch Training Bike
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£54.99

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Peppa Pig My First 2-In-1 10 Inch Training Bike
Peppa Pig My First 2-In-1 10 Inch Training Bike
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£54.99

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Paw Patrol 2-In-1 10 Inch Training Bike
Paw Patrol 2-In-1 10 Inch Training Bike
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£54.99

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Bluey 2-in-1 10' Training Bike
Bluey 2-in-1 10' Training Bike
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£54.99

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Paw Patrol 2-in-1 10' Training Bike
Paw Patrol 2-in-1 10' Training Bike
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£54.99

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CoComelon 2-in-1 10' Training Bike
CoComelon 2-in-1 10' Training Bike
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£54.99

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Peppa Pig My First 2-in-1 10' Training Bike
Peppa Pig My First 2-in-1 10' Training Bike
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£54.99

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Disney Princess 2-in-1 10' Training Bike
Disney Princess 2-in-1 10' Training Bike
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£54.99

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Batman Batwheels 10-Inch Balance Bike
Batman Batwheels 10-Inch Balance Bike
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£54.99

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Disney Lilo &Amp; Stitch 10-Inch Balance Bike
Disney Lilo &Amp; Stitch 10-Inch Balance Bike
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£54.99

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Bluey 10 Inch Balance Bike
Bluey 10 Inch Balance Bike
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£54.99

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Barbie 10-Inch Balance Bike, One Colour
Barbie 10-Inch Balance Bike, One Colour
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£54.99

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Scooters

Li-Fe 350w Plus Electric Lithium Scooter
Li-Fe 350w Plus Electric Lithium Scooter
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£442.99

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Razor E-Prime Air Electric Folding Scooter
Razor E-Prime Air Electric Folding Scooter
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was: £599.99

£436.99

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Li-Fe 350 Plus Electric Scooter
Li-Fe 350 Plus Electric Scooter
BARGAINMAX LIMITED

£399.99

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Zinc Max 3.0 Electric Scooter
Zinc Max 3.0 Electric Scooter
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was: £499.99

£399.99

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Li-Fe 200w Electric Lithium Scooter
Li-Fe 200w Electric Lithium Scooter
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£331.99

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Zinc Folding Electric Flex Scooter
Zinc Folding Electric Flex Scooter
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£289.99

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Zinc Folding Electric Pro Scooter - White
Zinc Folding Electric Pro Scooter - White
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£279.99

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Evo Vt3 E-Scooter - Lime
Evo Vt3 E-Scooter - Lime
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£259.99

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Razor Colorrave 10.8V Scooter
Razor Colorrave 10.8V Scooter
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£219.99

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Razor Electric Party Pop 10.8V Lithium-Ion Scooter - White
Razor Electric Party Pop 10.8V Lithium-Ion Scooter - White
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£199.99

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Razor Electric Tekno 12 Volt Scooter
Razor Electric Tekno 12 Volt Scooter
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£199.99

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Globber E-Motion 6 - Coral Pink Electric Scooter
Globber E-Motion 6 - Coral Pink Electric Scooter
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£199.99

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Globber E-Motion 6 - Navy Blue Electric Scooter
Globber E-Motion 6 - Navy Blue Electric Scooter
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£199.99

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Razor Powercore E90 Scooter - Pink
Razor Powercore E90 Scooter - Pink
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£199.99

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Razor Powercore E90 Scooter - Green
Razor Powercore E90 Scooter - Green
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£199.99

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Plum Globber One K E-Motion 10 V3 Scooter - Blue And Black
Plum Globber One K E-Motion 10 V3 Scooter - Blue And Black
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£199.99

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Razor Flashback Scooter (Pink)
Razor Flashback Scooter (Pink)
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£179.99

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Micro Scooter Suspension Scooter
Micro Scooter Suspension Scooter
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was: £214.95

£179.99

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Flyte Midi 18 Inch Fifi The Flamingo Scooter Suitcase
Flyte Midi 18 Inch Fifi The Flamingo Scooter Suitcase
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£95.99

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Flyte Midi 18 Inch Stormy The Shark Scooter Suitcase
Flyte Midi 18 Inch Stormy The Shark Scooter Suitcase
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£95.99

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Evo Vti E-Scooter - Lime
Evo Vti E-Scooter - Lime
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was: £129.99

£99.99

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Zinc E4 Max Electric Scooter - Blue
Zinc E4 Max Electric Scooter - Blue
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was: £139.99

£99.99

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Zinc E4 Max Electric Scooter - Pink
Zinc E4 Max Electric Scooter - Pink
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was: £139.99

£99.99

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Homcom Motorized Electric Scooter Rechargeable Battery-Black
Homcom Motorized Electric Scooter Rechargeable Battery-Black
QD stores

£99.99

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Xootz BMX Scooter
Xootz BMX Scooter
BARGAINMAX LIMITED

£99.99

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Globber Nl205 Scooter - Black/Red
Globber Nl205 Scooter - Black/Red
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£99.99

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Xootz Decoy Dirt Scooter Silver
Xootz Decoy Dirt Scooter Silver
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£99.99

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Micro Scooter Mini 2 Grow (4 In 1) Pale Blue
Micro Scooter Mini 2 Grow (4 In 1) Pale Blue
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was: £117.95

£99.99

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Micro Scooter Micro Sprite - Purple Stripe Led
Micro Scooter Micro Sprite - Purple Stripe Led
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was: £124.95

£104.99

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Stunted Neo Morph Stunt Scooter
Stunted Neo Morph Stunt Scooter
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£104.99

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Xootz Bmx Scooter Blue
Xootz Bmx Scooter Blue
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£109.99

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Stunted Neo-Morph Stunt Scooter
Stunted Neo-Morph Stunt Scooter
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£109.99

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Xootz Elements Electric Scooter - Pink
Xootz Elements Electric Scooter - Pink
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£109.99

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Xootz Elements Electric Scooter - Blue
Xootz Elements Electric Scooter - Blue
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£109.99

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Xootz Elements Electric Scooter - Green
Xootz Elements Electric Scooter - Green
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£109.99

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Stunted Surge Neochrome Stunt Scooter
Stunted Surge Neochrome Stunt Scooter
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£110.99

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Trikes

Doona Liki S1 Trike - Urban Grey, Grey
Doona Liki S1 Trike - Urban Grey, Grey
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£199.99

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Cocomelon My First Trike, One Colour
Cocomelon My First Trike, One Colour
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£45.99

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XOOTZ Trike Pink, One Colour
XOOTZ Trike Pink, One Colour
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£59.99

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XOOTZ Trike Green, One Colour
XOOTZ Trike Green, One Colour
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was: £59.99

£49.99

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Barbie 6V Battery Operated Trike - With Lights And Sounds
Barbie 6V Battery Operated Trike - With Lights And Sounds
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was: £139.99

£79.99

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GLOBBER Explorer Trike 4 in 1 [With Headrest] - Mint, One Colour
GLOBBER Explorer Trike 4 in 1 [With Headrest] - Mint, One Colour
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£139.99

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Smoby Be Move Trike - Pink, One Colour
Smoby Be Move Trike - Pink, One Colour
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was: £54.99

£46.99

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Smoby Be Move Trike - Blue, One Colour
Smoby Be Move Trike - Blue, One Colour
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was: £54.99

£46.99

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Sylvanian Families Popcorn Trike
Sylvanian Families Popcorn Trike
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£26.99

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Little Tikes Chompin' Dino Trike, One Colour
Little Tikes Chompin' Dino Trike, One Colour
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£94.99

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Huffy Green Machine Drift Trike, Green
Huffy Green Machine Drift Trike, Green
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£99.99

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Doona Liki S5 Trike - Nitro Black, Black
Doona Liki S5 Trike - Nitro Black, Black
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£269.99

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Doona Liki S1 Trike Red, Red
Doona Liki S1 Trike Red, Red
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£199.99

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XOOTZ Bubble Go Trike - Blue, One Colour
XOOTZ Bubble Go Trike - Blue, One Colour
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£69.99

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Baby Born Baby Born Trike
Baby Born Baby Born Trike
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£24.99

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Here at Top Toy Guide, we like to find what’s popular and what’s new in the world of ride-on and bikes. It is serious business choosing a child’s first ride-on, balance bike or second bike. That’s why it’s best to check out what’s hot beforehand so there are no disappointed faces.

Kids can’t wait to have their own scooter, trike or any other foot-powered ride-on toy as their mobility and sense of freedom takes hold. There is a fantastic range of balance bikes, ride-on toys for preschoolers. Best of all, they include some of their favourite characters they love on TV.

Ride-on Toys

The introduction of ride-on toys balance bikes and wheeled toys is so important. Indoor and outdoor bikes promote physical activity which is an essential part of healthy development. Starting kids off with ride-on toys at an early age helps improve their balance and coordination. However, it is essential to make sure the ride-on toy is suitable for the age of the child and that it is well made.

Children are very receptive to colour so buying a colourful ride-on toy will bring much joy. And the more real it looks the better! There are many types of ride-on and some double as a walker for very young toddlers. These can be found based on popular themes like Thomas and Friends, Fireman Sam, In the Night Garden, etc.

Trikes, balance bikes and scooters are loved by kids and they never seem to lose their appeal. Good examples include Toy Story Trike, Peppa Pig Trike for ages 18 months and over. Also Smart Trike for 10 to 36 months and Smart Trike Scooter for ages 3 to 6-year-olds. A popular scooter for girls is the Hello Kitty micro scooter and Barbie inline scooter these are for ages 5 and over.

Scooters and Helmets

It won’t seem long before they have passed the balance bike ride-on stage. They will be soon looking forward to their first bike. So it’s important to remember the safety and protective issues when buying a first ride-on toy, bike, trike or scooter.

There are many things to consider such as sturdiness, size and essential protective items such as helmets, knee pads and elbow pads. Most importantly it’s not wise to think a child will be fine on a bike that’s too big just because they will grow into it. So it is best to buy an adjustable bike that grows as the child does.

Buying a First Bike

When it comes to buying a bike it is important to get the right size to match the age and height of the child. It is also worth looking for bikes with adjustable seats and handlebars. The range of adjustable bikes can include popular characters as well as traditional style bikes like Barbie bikes, Dora the Explorer, and Fifi and the Flowerpots, Hello Kitty 16in bike, plus a Raleigh 12in Ziggy boy’s bike for younger riders.

Raleigh has a good range of kids bikes for 8-year-olds and over like the Challenge BMX Deluth unisex bike and Raleigh Blaze BMX with Gyro. Kids Helmets, pads and bell sets are essential accessories and can be found sporting kids favourite characters like Ben 10, Disney Princess, Spiderman and Star Wars Clones.

Guide to finding the right size bike for your child:

Each bike manufacturer has its own guide to the suitability of bikes for children. The following guide gives you a rough idea of what to look out for when buying a first bike or second bike by showing the wheel diameter sizes that are most appropriate for the age and height of the child.

Height, Wheel Size and Age of Child:

  • 98-112cm:   12” bike for 3-5 years with removable stabilisers
  • 105-117cm: 14” bike for 4-6 years with removable stabilisers
  • 112-125cm: 16” bike for 5-7 years
  • 117-129cm: 18” bike for 6-8 years
  • 125-136cm: 20” bike for 7-9 years
  • 130-141cm: 24” bike for 8-10 years

A bike that is too big or too small is more difficult to control, increasing the risk of accidents. It is best to measure the child’s height first before deciding on buying a bike if this is not possible then use the child’s as age as a guide.

Some kid’s bikes come complete with stabilisers; others do not, but they can be purchased separately and can easily be fitted. As a rule, stabilisers can only be fitted to bikes with wheels up to 16″.