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

Kiddimoto Super Junior Max Balance Bike With Helmet and Gloves, Blue
Kiddimoto Super Junior Max Balance Bike With Helmet and Gloves, Blue
John Lewis & Partners

£118.00

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Ultra Light 2Kg Running/Balance Bike
Ultra Light 2Kg Running/Balance Bike
VERY

£99.99

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Ultra Light 2Kg Running/Balance Bike
Ultra Light 2Kg Running/Balance Bike
VERY

£99.99

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Janod Wooden Scooter Balance Bike, Mint
Janod Wooden Scooter Balance Bike, Mint
John Lewis & Partners

£89.99

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Kiddimoto Super Junior Max Skulls Balance Bike
Kiddimoto Super Junior Max Skulls Balance Bike
John Lewis & Partners

£79.99

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Janod Wooden Balance Bike
Janod Wooden Balance Bike
John Lewis & Partners

£79.99

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Janod Wooden Balance Bike
Janod Wooden Balance Bike
John Lewis & Partners

£79.99

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Kiddimoto Super Junior Max Union Jack Balance Bike
Kiddimoto Super Junior Max Union Jack Balance Bike
John Lewis & Partners

£79.99

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Kiddimoto Super Junior Max Star Balance Bike
Kiddimoto Super Junior Max Star Balance Bike
John Lewis & Partners

£79.99

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Elswick Daisy Girls Heritage Balance Bike 12 Inch Wheel
Elswick Daisy Girls Heritage Balance Bike 12 Inch Wheel
VERY

£79.99

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Kiddimoto Kurve Balance Bike, Pastel Dotty
Kiddimoto Kurve Balance Bike, Pastel Dotty
John Lewis & Partners

£69.99

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Kiddimoto Kurve Balance Bike, Skullz
Kiddimoto Kurve Balance Bike, Skullz
John Lewis & Partners

£69.99

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Children’s Bikes

Raleigh Zero 24 Inch Wheel Boys Bike
Raleigh Zero 24 Inch Wheel Boys Bike
VERY

£249.99

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Viking Viking Belgravia 11&Quot; Frame 20&Quot; Wheel 6 Speed Traditional Bike Yellow
Viking Viking Belgravia 11&Quot; Frame 20&Quot; Wheel 6 Speed Traditional Bike Yellow
VERY

£239.99

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Viking Belgravia 11 Inch Frame 20 Inch Wheel 6 Speed Traditional Bike Blue
Viking Belgravia 11 Inch Frame 20 Inch Wheel 6 Speed Traditional Bike Blue
VERY

£239.99

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Zombie Airbourne Xl Boys Dirt Jump Bike 26 Inch Wheel
Zombie Airbourne Xl Boys Dirt Jump Bike 26 Inch Wheel
VERY

£239.99

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Muddyfox Nebraska Dual Suspension Girls Mountain Bike 24 Inch Wheel
Muddyfox Nebraska Dual Suspension Girls Mountain Bike 24 Inch Wheel
VERY

was: £259.99

£233.99

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Falcon Nitro Full Suspension Boys Mountain Bike 24 Inch Wheel
Falcon Nitro Full Suspension Boys Mountain Bike 24 Inch Wheel
VERY

£229.99

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Muddyfox Utah Dual Suspension Boys Mountain Bike 20 Inch Wheel
Muddyfox Utah Dual Suspension Boys Mountain Bike 20 Inch Wheel
VERY

was: £239.99

£229.99

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Raleigh Zero 20 Inch Wheel Boys Bike
Raleigh Zero 20 Inch Wheel Boys Bike
VERY

£229.99

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Muddyfox Inca Dual Suspension Girls Mountain Bike 24 Inch Wheel
Muddyfox Inca Dual Suspension Girls Mountain Bike 24 Inch Wheel
VERY

£219.99

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Raleigh Chic 20 Inch Wheel Girls Bike
Raleigh Chic 20 Inch Wheel Girls Bike
VERY

£219.99

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Viking Paloma 11 Inch Frame 20 Inch Wheel Traditional Bike - White
Viking Paloma 11 Inch Frame 20 Inch Wheel Traditional Bike - White
VERY

£219.99

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Zombie Apocalyose 25-9 Boys Bmx Bike
Zombie Apocalyose 25-9 Boys Bmx Bike
VERY

£219.99

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Muddyfox Delta Dual Suspension Boys Mountain Bike 24 Inch Wheel
Muddyfox Delta Dual Suspension Boys Mountain Bike 24 Inch Wheel
VERY

£219.99

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Adventure Babycinno 16 Inch Kids Heritage Bike
Adventure Babycinno 16 Inch Kids Heritage Bike
VERY

£209.99

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Muddyfox Sakura Hardtail Girls Mountain Bike 24 Inch Wheel
Muddyfox Sakura Hardtail Girls Mountain Bike 24 Inch Wheel
VERY

£199.99

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Muddyfox Energy Dual Suspension Girls Mountain Bike 20 Inch Wheel
Muddyfox Energy Dual Suspension Girls Mountain Bike 20 Inch Wheel
VERY

£199.99

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Muddyfox Force Dual Suspension Boys Mountain Bike 20 Inch Wheel
Muddyfox Force Dual Suspension Boys Mountain Bike 20 Inch Wheel
VERY

£199.99

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Raleigh Zero 18 Inch Wheel Boys Bike
Raleigh Zero 18 Inch Wheel Boys Bike
VERY

£199.99

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Rooster Rooster Core 9.75 Inch Frame 20 Inch Wheel Bmx Bike Matte Copper
Rooster Rooster Core 9.75 Inch Frame 20 Inch Wheel Bmx Bike Matte Copper
VERY

was: £219.99

£199.99

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Rooster Rooster Core 9.5 Inch Frame 18 Inch Wheel Bmx Bike Matte Copper
Rooster Rooster Core 9.5 Inch Frame 18 Inch Wheel Bmx Bike Matte Copper
VERY

was: £219.99

£199.99

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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
VERY

£199.99

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Bmw Licensed Bmw Bike Electric Ride On - 12V
Bmw Licensed Bmw Bike Electric Ride On - 12V
VERY

£199.99

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Rooster Radical-20 Bmx Bike 20 Inch Wheel
Rooster Radical-20 Bmx Bike 20 Inch Wheel
VERY

£199.99

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Rooster Big Daddy-20 Bmx Bike 20 Inch Wheel
Rooster Big Daddy-20 Bmx Bike 20 Inch Wheel
VERY

£199.99

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Muddyfox Outlaw Hardtail Boys Mountain Bike 20 Inch Wheel
Muddyfox Outlaw Hardtail Boys Mountain Bike 20 Inch Wheel
VERY

£189.99

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Raleigh Chic 18 Inch Wheel Girls Bike
Raleigh Chic 18 Inch Wheel Girls Bike
VERY

£189.99

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Raleigh Zero 16 Inch Wheel Boys Bike
Raleigh Zero 16 Inch Wheel Boys Bike
VERY

£189.99

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Flite Taser Dual Suspension Boys Bike 24 Inch Wheel
Flite Taser Dual Suspension Boys Bike 24 Inch Wheel
VERY

£189.99

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Flite Taser Dual Suspension Girls Bike 24 Inch Wheel
Flite Taser Dual Suspension Girls Bike 24 Inch Wheel
VERY

£189.99

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Falcon Neutron Boys Bike 24 Inch Wheel
Falcon Neutron Boys Bike 24 Inch Wheel
VERY

£189.99

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Elswick Cherish Girls Heritage Bike 20 Inch Wheel
Elswick Cherish Girls Heritage Bike 20 Inch Wheel
VERY

£189.99

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Elswick Elswick Eternity Girls Bike 24 Inch Wheel Heritage Bike
Elswick Elswick Eternity Girls Bike 24 Inch Wheel Heritage Bike
VERY

£189.99

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Raleigh Chic 16 Inch Wheel Girls Bike
Raleigh Chic 16 Inch Wheel Girls Bike
VERY

£179.99

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Flite Ravine Front Suspension Boys Bike 24 Inch Wheel
Flite Ravine Front Suspension Boys Bike 24 Inch Wheel
VERY

£179.99

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Flite Ravine Front Suspension Girls Bike 24 Inch Wheel
Flite Ravine Front Suspension Girls Bike 24 Inch Wheel
VERY

£179.99

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Moonstone Full Suspension Kids Bike 20 Inch Wheel
Moonstone Full Suspension Kids Bike 20 Inch Wheel
VERY

£179.99

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Venus Front Suspension Girls Mountain Bike 24 Inch Wheel
Venus Front Suspension Girls Mountain Bike 24 Inch Wheel
VERY

£179.99

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Falcon Jade Girls Bike 20 Inch Wheel
Falcon Jade Girls Bike 20 Inch Wheel
VERY

£179.99

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Falcon Falcon Siren Girls Bike 24 Inch Wheel Dual Suspension Bike
Falcon Falcon Siren Girls Bike 24 Inch Wheel Dual Suspension Bike
VERY

£179.99

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Muddyfox Quest Hardtail Girls Mountain Bike 20 Inch Wheel
Muddyfox Quest Hardtail Girls Mountain Bike 20 Inch Wheel
VERY

was: £189.99

£170.99

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Flite Turbo Full Suspension Boys Bike 20 Inch Wheel
Flite Turbo Full Suspension Boys Bike 20 Inch Wheel
VERY

£169.99

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Raleigh Molli 16 Inch Wheel Girls Bike
Raleigh Molli 16 Inch Wheel Girls Bike
VERY

£169.99

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Sonic Sonic Curve Unisex Wooden Balance Bike - 10-Inch
Sonic Sonic Curve Unisex Wooden Balance Bike - 10-Inch
VERY

£64.99

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Sonic Fairy Girls Play Bike 12 Inch Wheel
Sonic Fairy Girls Play Bike 12 Inch Wheel
VERY

was: £74.99

£64.99

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Ben 10 12Inch Bike
Ben 10 12Inch Bike
VERY

was: £99.99

£64.99

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HOMCOM Kids Children Ride-on Toy Off Road Style Quad Bike Racing Car 4 Wheels Horn Music Red
HOMCOM Kids Children Ride-on Toy Off Road Style Quad Bike Racing Car 4 Wheels Horn Music Red
Amazon

was: £63.99

£37.99

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Kiddimoto Super Junior Balance Bike, Black
Kiddimoto Super Junior Balance Bike, Black
John Lewis & Partners

£63.00

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Kiddimoto Super Junior Balance Bike, Red
Kiddimoto Super Junior Balance Bike, Red
John Lewis & Partners

£60.00

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Rip-X Ride On Kids Electric Toy Scooter 6V Battery Operated Motorbike - Blue
Rip-X Ride On Kids Electric Toy Scooter 6V Battery Operated Motorbike - Blue
Amazon

£59.95

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Sonic Glide Boys Balance Bike 10 Inch Wheel
Sonic Glide Boys Balance Bike 10 Inch Wheel
VERY

£54.99

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Sonic Glide Girls Balance Bike 10 Inch Wheel
Sonic Glide Girls Balance Bike 10 Inch Wheel
VERY

£54.99

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Lego Technic 42063 Bmw R 1200 Gs Adventure Motorbike
Lego Technic 42063 Bmw R 1200 Gs Adventure Motorbike
VERY

£54.99

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My Little Pony My Little Pony 2In1 10 Inch Training Bike
My Little Pony My Little Pony 2In1 10 Inch Training Bike
VERY

£52.99

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Sigma Buster 200 Lumen Rechargeable Front Bike Light
Sigma Buster 200 Lumen Rechargeable Front Bike Light
VERY

£49.99

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Townsend Duo Girls Balance Bike 10 Inch Wheel
Townsend Duo Girls Balance Bike 10 Inch Wheel
VERY

£49.99

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Townsend Duo Boys Balance Bike 10 Inch Wheel
Townsend Duo Boys Balance Bike 10 Inch Wheel
VERY

£49.99

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BEKILOLE Baby Sliding Bike Ride On Toy Bikes Bicycle Children No Foot Pedal Three Wheels| First Trike Toddler Bike 1 to 3 Years| Rose
BEKILOLE Baby Sliding Bike Ride On Toy Bikes Bicycle Children No Foot Pedal Three Wheels| First Trike Toddler Bike 1 to 3 Years| Rose
Amazon

£49.00

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Kryptonite Kryptolok Standard Bike U-Lock With 4 Foot Kryptoflex Cable
Kryptonite Kryptolok Standard Bike U-Lock With 4 Foot Kryptoflex Cable
VERY

£44.99

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Thomas & Friends Thomas & Friends 2-In-1 10Inch Training Bike
Thomas & Friends Thomas & Friends 2-In-1 10Inch Training Bike
VERY

was: £52.99

£44.99

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VTech 2-in-1 Tri to Bike
VTech 2-in-1 Tri to Bike
The Toy Shop

£44.99

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VTech Baby 2-in-1 Trike to Bike, Multicolor
VTech Baby 2-in-1 Trike to Bike, Multicolor
Amazon

£42.75

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Peppa Pig M14705 2in1 10inch Bike 2 in 1 10
Peppa Pig M14705 2in1 10inch Bike 2 in 1 10", Pink
Amazon

RRP: £44.99

£42.29

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Onguard Pitbull Shackle Bike Lock - Sold Secure Gold Standard
Onguard Pitbull Shackle Bike Lock - Sold Secure Gold Standard
VERY

£39.99

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Bamny Baby Balance Bike No Pedal Baby Car Ride on Toy for 1-3 Years Old Children Walker Ages 12-36 Months Durable Toddler Tricycle Infant First Birthday Gift Indoor Outdoor (Pink)
Bamny Baby Balance Bike No Pedal Baby Car Ride on Toy for 1-3 Years Old Children Walker Ages 12-36 Months Durable Toddler Tricycle Infant First Birthday Gift Indoor Outdoor (Pink)
Amazon

£35.99

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Chicco Red Bullet Balance Bike
Chicco Red Bullet Balance Bike
VERY

£34.99

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Chicco Pink Arrow Balance Bike
Chicco Pink Arrow Balance Bike
VERY

£34.99

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Hauck E-Z Rider 10 Inch Balance Bike
Hauck E-Z Rider 10 Inch Balance Bike
VERY

was: £39.99

£34.99

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Trike Tots My First Ride-on Toddler Bike (Red)
Trike Tots My First Ride-on Toddler Bike (Red)
Amazon

£34.99

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LEGO 60139 City Police Mobile Command Center Building Set, Toy Truck and Motorbike, Police Toys for Kids
LEGO 60139 City Police Mobile Command Center Building Set, Toy Truck and Motorbike, Police Toys for Kids
Amazon

RRP: £39.99

£34.97

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Spider-Man Bike Rescue
Spider-Man Bike Rescue
Selfridges

£32.50

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Scooters

Micro Sparrow Electric Scooter, 8-15 years
Micro Sparrow Electric Scooter, 8-15 years
John Lewis & Partners

£449.00

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Razor E300 Electric Scooter
Razor E300 Electric Scooter
VERY

was: £309.99

£274.99

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Razor Power A2 Lithium Electric Scooter
Razor Power A2 Lithium Electric Scooter
VERY

£229.99

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Micro Suspension Scooter, Adult, Black
Micro Suspension Scooter, Adult, Black
John Lewis & Partners

£219.95

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Micro Suspension Scooter, Adult, Bronze
Micro Suspension Scooter, Adult, Bronze
John Lewis & Partners

£210.00

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Micro Flex Deluxe Scooter, Adult, Black
Micro Flex Deluxe Scooter, Adult, Black
John Lewis & Partners

£204.95

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Micro Scooter, Adult, White
Micro Scooter, Adult, White
John Lewis & Partners

£184.95

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Micro Scooter, Adult, Black
Micro Scooter, Adult, Black
John Lewis & Partners

£184.95

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Micro Scooter Flex Deluxe &Ndash; Black
Micro Scooter Flex Deluxe &Ndash; Black
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was: £204.99

£179.99

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Zinc Volt 200 Electric Scooter
Zinc Volt 200 Electric Scooter
VERY

was: £299.99

£159.99

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Wired Wired Xl 12V 100W Electric Scooter With Seat
Wired Wired Xl 12V 100W Electric Scooter With Seat
VERY

£159.99

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Micro Scooter Micro Classic &Ndash; Black
Micro Scooter Micro Classic &Ndash; Black
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was: £179.99

£152.99

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Micro Rocket Scooter, Adult, Green
Micro Rocket Scooter, Adult, Green
John Lewis & Partners

£149.95

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Micro Rocket Scooter, Adult, Blue
Micro Rocket Scooter, Adult, Blue
John Lewis & Partners

£149.95

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Micro Rocket Scooter, Adult, Black
Micro Rocket Scooter, Adult, Black
John Lewis & Partners

£149.95

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Razor Powercore E90 Scooter - Pink
Razor Powercore E90 Scooter - Pink
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was: £164.99

£144.99

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Razor Powercore E90 Scooter - Green
Razor Powercore E90 Scooter - Green
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was: £164.99

£144.99

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Maxi Micro Deluxe Foldable Scooter, 5-12 years
Maxi Micro Deluxe Foldable Scooter, 5-12 years
John Lewis & Partners

£144.95

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Maxi Micro Deluxe Foldable Scooter, 5-12 years
Maxi Micro Deluxe Foldable Scooter, 5-12 years
John Lewis & Partners

£144.95

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Maxi Micro Deluxe Foldable Scooter, 5-12 years, Petrol
Maxi Micro Deluxe Foldable Scooter, 5-12 years, Petrol
John Lewis & Partners

£144.95

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Razor A5 Air Commuter Scooter
Razor A5 Air Commuter Scooter
VERY

£139.99

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Micro Scooter Foldable Maxi Micro Deluxe &Ndash; Pink
Micro Scooter Foldable Maxi Micro Deluxe &Ndash; Pink
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£139.99

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Micro Scooter Speed &Ndash; Mint
Micro Scooter Speed &Ndash; Mint
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£139.99

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Maxi Micro Deluxe LED Scooter, 5-12 years
Maxi Micro Deluxe LED Scooter, 5-12 years
John Lewis & Partners

£137.00

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HOMCOM Children Ride on Toy Car Kids Motorbike Motorcycle Electric Scooter Motor Bicycle 6V Battery Operated Toy Trike (Black)
HOMCOM Children Ride on Toy Car Kids Motorbike Motorcycle Electric Scooter Motor Bicycle 6V Battery Operated Toy Trike (Black)
Amazon

was: £93.99

£55.99

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Micro Scooter 3-In-1 Mini Micro Deluxe &Ndash; Blue
Micro Scooter 3-In-1 Mini Micro Deluxe &Ndash; Blue
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was: £109.99

£94.99

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Micro Sprite Deluxe Scooter, 5-12 years, Bright Pink
Micro Sprite Deluxe Scooter, 5-12 years, Bright Pink
John Lewis & Partners

£99.95

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Micro Sprite Deluxe Scooter, 5-12 years, Red Light
Micro Sprite Deluxe Scooter, 5-12 years, Red Light
John Lewis & Partners

£99.95

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Micro Sprite Scooter, 5-12 years, Black
Micro Sprite Scooter, 5-12 years, Black
John Lewis & Partners

£99.95

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Electrick Electrick Xt 12V - 150W Electric Scooter
Electrick Electrick Xt 12V - 150W Electric Scooter
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was: £169.99

£99.99

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Micro Scooter Maxi Micro &Ndash; Blue
Micro Scooter Maxi Micro &Ndash; Blue
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was: £119.99

£104.99

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Micro Scooter Maxi Micro &Ndash; Raspberry
Micro Scooter Maxi Micro &Ndash; Raspberry
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was: £119.99

£104.99

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Stateside Frenzy 205mm Dual Brake Plus Scooter, Champagne
Stateside Frenzy 205mm Dual Brake Plus Scooter, Champagne
John Lewis & Partners

£109.95

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Maxi Micro Scooter, 6-12 years, Blue
Maxi Micro Scooter, 6-12 years, Blue
John Lewis & Partners

£109.99

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Micro Scooter Maxi Micro Deluxe &Ndash; Pink
Micro Scooter Maxi Micro Deluxe &Ndash; Pink
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was: £129.99

£109.99

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Micro Scooter 3-In-1 Mini Micro Deluxe &Ndash; Pink
Micro Scooter 3-In-1 Mini Micro Deluxe &Ndash; Pink
VERY

£109.99

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Darwin the dino scooter suitcase
Darwin the dino scooter suitcase
Selfridges

£110.00

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Flamingo scooter suitcase
Flamingo scooter suitcase
Selfridges

£110.00

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Polly the Panda scooter suitcase
Polly the Panda scooter suitcase
Selfridges

£110.00

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Micro Scooter Mini2Go Deluxe Plus - Blue
Micro Scooter Mini2Go Deluxe Plus - Blue
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was: £129.99

£114.99

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Micro Scooter Mini2Go Deluxe Plus - Pink
Micro Scooter Mini2Go Deluxe Plus - Pink
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was: £129.99

£114.99

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Electrick Ex Electric Scooter
Electrick Ex Electric Scooter
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was: £129.99

£114.99

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Maxi Micro Scooter, 6-12 years, Raspberry Pink
Maxi Micro Scooter, 6-12 years, Raspberry Pink
John Lewis & Partners

£119.95

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HOMCOM Children Ride On Toy Car Kids Motorbike Motorcycle Electric Scooter Motor Bicycle 6V Battery Operated Toy Trike (Black)
HOMCOM Children Ride On Toy Car Kids Motorbike Motorcycle Electric Scooter Motor Bicycle 6V Battery Operated Toy Trike (Black)
Amazon

was: £123.99

£73.99

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Micro Speed Scooter, Adult, Grey
Micro Speed Scooter, Adult, Grey
John Lewis & Partners

£129.95

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Maxi Micro Deluxe Scooter, 5-12 years
Maxi Micro Deluxe Scooter, 5-12 years
John Lewis & Partners

£129.95

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Micro Scooter Micro Cruiser - Blue
Micro Scooter Micro Cruiser - Blue
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£129.99

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Micro Scooter Micro Cruiser - Pink
Micro Scooter Micro Cruiser - Pink
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£129.99

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Trikes

Little Tikes 4-In-1 Sports Edition Trike
Little Tikes 4-In-1 Sports Edition Trike
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was: £99.99

£88.99

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Little Tikes 5-In-1 Deluxe Ride And Relax Recliner Trike
Little Tikes 5-In-1 Deluxe Ride And Relax Recliner Trike
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was: £99.99

£88.99

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Smoby Baby Balade Trike - Pink
Smoby Baby Balade Trike - Pink
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was: £94.99

£84.99

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Micro Trike, 18 months+, White/Black
Micro Trike, 18 months+, White/Black
John Lewis & Partners

£79.95

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Little Tikes 4-In-1 Sports Edition Trike - Blue
Little Tikes 4-In-1 Sports Edition Trike - Blue
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was: £99.99

£76.99

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Little Tikes 4-in-1 Primary Colours Trike
Little Tikes 4-in-1 Primary Colours Trike
The Toy Shop

was: £81.99

£69.99

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Little Tikes 4-in-1 Navy Blue Trike
Little Tikes 4-in-1 Navy Blue Trike
The Toy Shop

was: £81.99

£69.99

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Little Tikes 4-in-1 Purple Trike
Little Tikes 4-in-1 Purple Trike
The Toy Shop

was: £81.99

£69.99

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Smoby Baby Balade Trike - Blue
Smoby Baby Balade Trike - Blue
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was: £94.99

£63.59

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MetalBeard's Heavy Metal Motor Trike!
MetalBeard's Heavy Metal Motor Trike!
LEGO

£54.99

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BEKILOLE Baby Sliding Bike Ride On Toy Bikes Bicycle Children No Foot Pedal Three Wheels| First Trike Toddler Bike 1 to 3 Years| Rose
BEKILOLE Baby Sliding Bike Ride On Toy Bikes Bicycle Children No Foot Pedal Three Wheels| First Trike Toddler Bike 1 to 3 Years| Rose
Amazon

£49.00

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VTech Baby 2-in-1 Trike to Bike, Multicolor
VTech Baby 2-in-1 Trike to Bike, Multicolor
Amazon

£42.75

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Galt Toys Tiny Wooden Trike
Galt Toys Tiny Wooden Trike
Amazon

RRP: £49.99

£42.48

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Smoby Be Move Trike - Blue
Smoby Be Move Trike - Blue
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was: £49.99

£39.99

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Smoby Be Move Trike - Pink
Smoby Be Move Trike - Pink
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£39.99

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Mookie Scuttlebug Tiger Trike
Mookie Scuttlebug Tiger Trike
John Lewis & Partners

£29.99

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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 there 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-ons 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. The 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 helmet, 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 their own guide to the suitability of bikes for children. The following guide gives you a rough idea 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″.