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

First Go! Balance toddler push bike
First Go! Balance toddler push bike
Selfridges

£175.00

More Details
First Go! Balance toddler push bike
First Go! Balance toddler push bike
Selfridges

£139.00

More Details
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

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

£99.99

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

£79.99

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

£79.99

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

£79.99

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

£79.99

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

£79.99

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

was: £99.99

£79.99

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

was: £99.99

£79.99

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

£60.00

More Details

Children’s Bikes

Sonic Sonic Fatbike 20 Inch 6 Speed Black/Yellow
Sonic Sonic Fatbike 20 Inch 6 Speed Black/Yellow
VERY

£249.99

More Details
Sonic Sonic Fatbike 24 Inch 6 Speed Black/Green
Sonic Sonic Fatbike 24 Inch 6 Speed Black/Green
VERY

was: £279.99

£219.99

More Details
Falcon Falcon Pro Lightweight Alloy 26Inch Junior Bike
Falcon Falcon Pro Lightweight Alloy 26Inch Junior Bike
VERY

was: £249.99

£199.99

More Details
Muddyfox Idaho Dual Suspension Boys Mountain Bike 24 Inch Wheel
Muddyfox Idaho Dual Suspension Boys Mountain Bike 24 Inch Wheel
VERY

was: £249.99

£199.99

More Details
Sonic Sonic Fatbike 20 Inch 6 Speed Black/Mango
Sonic Sonic Fatbike 20 Inch 6 Speed Black/Mango
VERY

was: £239.99

£189.99

More Details
Falcon Falcon Elite Lightweight Alloy 24Inch Junior Bike
Falcon Falcon Elite Lightweight Alloy 24Inch Junior Bike
VERY

was: £239.99

£189.99

More Details
Zombie Airbourne Boys Dirt Jump Bike 24 Inch Wheel
Zombie Airbourne Boys Dirt Jump Bike 24 Inch Wheel
VERY

was: £229.99

£183.99

More Details
Nitro Full Suspension Boys Mountain Bike 24 Inch Wheel
Nitro Full Suspension Boys Mountain Bike 24 Inch Wheel
VERY

was: £229.99

£183.99

More Details
Falcon Falcon Ace Lightweight Alloy 20Inch Junior Bike
Falcon Falcon Ace Lightweight Alloy 20Inch Junior Bike
VERY

was: £229.99

£179.99

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

was: £219.99

£175.99

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

was: £219.99

£175.99

More Details
First Go! Balance toddler push bike
First Go! Balance toddler push bike
Selfridges

£175.00

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

was: £199.99

£159.99

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

was: £199.99

£159.99

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

was: £199.99

£159.99

More Details
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

was: £199.99

£159.99

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

was: £189.99

£151.99

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

was: £189.99

£151.99

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

was: £189.99

£151.99

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

was: £189.99

£151.99

More Details
The Avengers 14-Inch Bike
The Avengers 14-Inch Bike
VERY

£149.99

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

was: £179.99

£143.99

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

was: £179.99

£143.99

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

was: £179.99

£143.99

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

was: £179.99

£143.99

More Details
First Go! Balance toddler push bike
First Go! Balance toddler push bike
Selfridges

£139.00

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

was: £169.99

£135.99

More Details
Flite Punisher Boys Bmx Bike 11 Inch Frame
Flite Punisher Boys Bmx Bike 11 Inch Frame
VERY

was: £169.99

£135.99

More Details
Falcon Falcon Raptor Boys Bike 24 Inch Wheel Front Suspension
Falcon Falcon Raptor Boys Bike 24 Inch Wheel Front Suspension
VERY

was: £169.99

£135.99

More Details
Falcon Falcon Cobalt 20 Inch Full Suspension Bike
Falcon Falcon Cobalt 20 Inch Full Suspension Bike
VERY

was: £169.99

£134.99

More Details
Trybike 2-in-1 Vintage Balance Trike, Red
Trybike 2-in-1 Vintage Balance Trike, Red
John Lewis & Partners

£129.99

More Details
Elswick Harmony Girls Heritage Bike 18 Inch Wheel
Elswick Harmony Girls Heritage Bike 18 Inch Wheel
VERY

was: £159.99

£127.99

More Details
Falcon Falcon Jetstream Boys Rigid Bike 20 Inch Wheel
Falcon Falcon Jetstream Boys Rigid Bike 20 Inch Wheel
VERY

was: £159.99

£127.99

More Details
Barracuda Draco Dual Suspension Mountain Bike 20 Inch Wheel
Barracuda Draco Dual Suspension Mountain Bike 20 Inch Wheel
VERY

was: £159.99

£127.99

More Details
Sonic Blade Boys Bike 20 Inch Wheel
Sonic Blade Boys Bike 20 Inch Wheel
VERY

was: £159.99

£127.99

More Details
Falcon Falcon Samurai 20Inch Front Suspension Bike
Falcon Falcon Samurai 20Inch Front Suspension Bike
VERY

was: £159.99

£124.99

More Details
L.O.L Surprise! Lol Surprise 16Inch Bike
L.O.L Surprise! Lol Surprise 16Inch Bike
VERY

was: £149.99

£124.99

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

was: £199.99

£119.99

More Details
Townsend Pandora Girls Bike 16 Inch Wheel
Townsend Pandora Girls Bike 16 Inch Wheel
VERY

was: £149.99

£119.99

More Details
Falcon Falcon Starlight Girls Bike 20 Inch Wheel
Falcon Falcon Starlight Girls Bike 20 Inch Wheel
VERY

was: £149.99

£119.99

More Details
Sonic Dude Boys Bike 20 Inch Wheel
Sonic Dude Boys Bike 20 Inch Wheel
VERY

was: £149.99

£119.99

More Details
Jeep Tr14 Kids Bike 14 Inch Wheel
Jeep Tr14 Kids Bike 14 Inch Wheel
VERY

was: £149.99

£118.99

More Details
Disney Frozen 12Inch Bike
Disney Frozen 12Inch Bike
VERY

was: £109.99

£64.99

More Details
Sonic Boys Rascal Bike 14 Inch Wheel
Sonic Boys Rascal Bike 14 Inch Wheel
VERY

was: £79.99

£63.99

More Details
Sonic Angel Gilrs Bike 14 Inch Wheel
Sonic Angel Gilrs Bike 14 Inch Wheel
VERY

was: £79.99

£63.99

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

£60.00

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

was: £74.99

£59.99

More Details
Sonic Scamp Boys Play Bike 12 Inch Wheel
Sonic Scamp Boys Play Bike 12 Inch Wheel
VERY

was: £74.99

£59.99

More Details
Micro Balance Bike
Micro Balance Bike
John Lewis & Partners

£59.95

More Details
Micro Balance Bike
Micro Balance Bike
John Lewis & Partners

£59.95

More Details
Micro Balance Bike
Micro Balance Bike
John Lewis & Partners

£59.95

More Details
Evo Battery Operated Rally Motorbike
Evo Battery Operated Rally Motorbike
VERY

was: £99.99

£54.99

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

was: £64.99

£51.99

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

£49.99

More Details
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

RRP: £50.99

£48.99

More Details
LEGO 60174 City Mountain Police Mountain Police Headquarters Station with Net Shooter, Garage, 2 Helicopters, 4x4 Car and Motorbike Toys plus Animal Figure, Adventure Sets for Kids
LEGO 60174 City Mountain Police Mountain Police Headquarters Station with Net Shooter, Garage, 2 Helicopters, 4x4 Car and Motorbike Toys plus Animal Figure, Adventure Sets for Kids
Amazon

RRP: £69.99

£48.99

More Details
XJD Baby Balance Bike 1 Year Baby Walker Ride On Toys for 1-2 Year Old Boys Girls Baby Walking Bike First Bike (Blue)
XJD Baby Balance Bike 1 Year Baby Walker Ride On Toys for 1-2 Year Old Boys Girls Baby Walking Bike First Bike (Blue)
Amazon

£45.99

More Details
XIAPIA Baby Balance Bikes Bicycle Children Walker for 10 - 24 Month, Ride On Toys for 1 Year Old Boys Girls, No Pedal Infant 4 Wheels, Toddler Top First Birthday Gift (Pink)
XIAPIA Baby Balance Bikes Bicycle Children Walker for 10 - 24 Month, Ride On Toys for 1 Year Old Boys Girls, No Pedal Infant 4 Wheels, Toddler Top First Birthday Gift (Pink)
Amazon

£45.99

More Details
Globber Go Balance Bike
Globber Go Balance Bike
John Lewis & Partners

£44.99

More Details
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

More Details
Disney Princess 2-In-1 10 Inch Training Bike With Tassels
Disney Princess 2-In-1 10 Inch Training Bike With Tassels
VERY

was: £52.99

£44.99

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

was: £54.99

£42.99

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

was: £54.99

£42.99

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

£39.99

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

was: £49.99

£39.99

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

was: £49.99

£39.99

More Details
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

RRP: £63.99

£37.99

More Details
Adjustable bike helmet 3-7 years
Adjustable bike helmet 3-7 years
Selfridges

£35.00

More Details
Adjustable bike helmet 3-7 years
Adjustable bike helmet 3-7 years
Selfridges

£35.00

More Details
Adjustable bike helmet 3-7 years
Adjustable bike helmet 3-7 years
Selfridges

£35.00

More Details
Kiddimoto Police Scooter & Bike Helmet, Small
Kiddimoto Police Scooter & Bike Helmet, Small
John Lewis & Partners

£30.00

More Details
UGears Bike 3D Puzzle Kit
UGears Bike 3D Puzzle Kit
John Lewis & Partners

£30.00

More Details

Scooters

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

£449.00

More Details
Micro Sparrow electric scooter
Micro Sparrow electric scooter
Selfridges

£400.00

More Details
Viro Rides Viro Rides Vega 2-In-1 Transforming Scooter.
Viro Rides Viro Rides Vega 2-In-1 Transforming Scooter.
VERY

was: £279.99

£229.99

More Details
Micro Scooter Adult Flex Deluxe Black Scooter
Micro Scooter Adult Flex Deluxe Black Scooter
Hamleys

£225.00

More Details
Micro adult suspension scooter
Micro adult suspension scooter
Selfridges

£220.00

More Details
Micro adult suspension scooter
Micro adult suspension scooter
Selfridges

£200.00

More Details
Micro Scooter Suspension Scooter
Micro Scooter Suspension Scooter
VERY

£199.99

More Details
Zinc S2 E Scooter Pro
Zinc S2 E Scooter Pro
VERY

was: £229.99

£199.99

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

£199.95

More Details
Micro Scooter Micro Black
Micro Scooter Micro Black
Hamleys

£193.00

More Details
Adults Flex Deluxe scooter
Adults Flex Deluxe scooter
Selfridges

£180.00

More Details
Micro Scooter Flex Deluxe &Ndash; Black
Micro Scooter Flex Deluxe &Ndash; Black
VERY

£179.99

More Details
Micro Scooter Micro Classic &Ndash; Black
Micro Scooter Micro Classic &Ndash; Black
VERY

was: £179.99

£159.99

More Details
Micro black adult scooter
Micro black adult scooter
Selfridges

£150.00

More Details
Micro Rocket Scooter, Adult
Micro Rocket Scooter, Adult
John Lewis & Partners

£149.95

More Details
Micro Rocket Scooter, Adult
Micro Rocket Scooter, Adult
John Lewis & Partners

£149.95

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

£149.95

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

£149.95

More Details
Micro Scooter Deluxe Foldable Pink
Micro Scooter Deluxe Foldable Pink
Hamleys

£148.00

More Details
Micro Scooter Deluxe Foldable Grey
Micro Scooter Deluxe Foldable Grey
Hamleys

£148.00

More Details
Razor Powercore E90 Scooter - Green
Razor Powercore E90 Scooter - Green
VERY

was: £164.99

£147.99

More Details
Foldable Deluxe Maxi Micro Scooter
Foldable Deluxe Maxi Micro Scooter
Selfridges

£145.00

More Details
Foldable Deluxe Maxi Micro Scooter
Foldable Deluxe Maxi Micro Scooter
Selfridges

£145.00

More Details
Razor Powercore E90 Scooter - Pink
Razor Powercore E90 Scooter - Pink
VERY

was: £164.99

£144.99

More Details
Mini Deluxe LED scooter
Mini Deluxe LED scooter
Selfridges

£90.00

More Details
Mini Deluxe LED scooter
Mini Deluxe LED scooter
Selfridges

£90.00

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

£94.95

More Details
Micro Scooter Micro Sprite &Ndash; Silver
Micro Scooter Micro Sprite &Ndash; Silver
VERY

£94.99

More Details
Micro Scooter Spirite Pink
Micro Scooter Spirite Pink
Hamleys

£95.00

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

£99.95

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

£99.95

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

£99.95

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

£99.95

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

£99.95

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

£99.99

More Details
Electrick Ex Electric Scooter
Electrick Ex Electric Scooter
VERY

was: £129.99

£99.99

More Details
Micro Scooter Micro Sprite &Ndash; Black
Micro Scooter Micro Sprite &Ndash; Black
VERY

£99.99

More Details
Micro Scooter Micro Sprite &Ndash; Pink Stripe
Micro Scooter Micro Sprite &Ndash; Pink Stripe
VERY

£99.99

More Details
Kids@Play Battery Operated Retro Scooter 6V
Kids@Play Battery Operated Retro Scooter 6V
VERY

was: £149.99

£99.99

More Details
Micro Sprite scooter
Micro Sprite scooter
Selfridges

£100.00

More Details
Micro Sprite scooter
Micro Sprite scooter
Selfridges

£100.00

More Details
Micro Sprite scooter
Micro Sprite scooter
Selfridges

£100.00

More Details
Micro Scooter Mini Deluxe LED Red
Micro Scooter Mini Deluxe LED Red
Hamleys

£100.00

More Details
Micro Scooter Sprite Black Stripe Metal Scooter
Micro Scooter Sprite Black Stripe Metal Scooter
Hamleys

£110.00

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

£115.96

More Details
Wired Xl 12V 100W Electric Scooter
Wired Xl 12V 100W Electric Scooter
VERY

was: £154.99

£115.99

More Details
Mini Micro 3-in-1 Deluxe Push Along Scooter, 1-5 years
Mini Micro 3-in-1 Deluxe Push Along Scooter, 1-5 years
John Lewis & Partners

£119.95

More Details
Mini Micro 3-in-1 Deluxe Push Along Scooter, 1-5 years
Mini Micro 3-in-1 Deluxe Push Along Scooter, 1-5 years
John Lewis & Partners

£119.95

More Details

Trikes

Little Tikes 5-In-1 Deluxe Ride And Relax Recliner Trike
Little Tikes 5-In-1 Deluxe Ride And Relax Recliner Trike
VERY

was: £99.99

£84.99

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

was: £81.99

£69.99

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

was: £81.99

£69.99

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

was: £81.99

£69.99

More Details
Smoby Baby Balade Trike - Pink
Smoby Baby Balade Trike - Pink
VERY

was: £94.99

£62.99

More Details
Smoby Baby Balade Trike - Blue
Smoby Baby Balade Trike - Blue
VERY

was: £94.99

£62.99

More Details
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

RRP: £50.99

£48.99

More Details
Evo Battery Operated Police Trike
Evo Battery Operated Police Trike
VERY

was: £49.99

£44.99

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

was: £54.99

£43.99

More Details
Peppa Pig My First Trike
Peppa Pig My First Trike
VERY

£39.99

More Details
Smoby Be Move Trike - Pink
Smoby Be Move Trike - Pink
VERY

was: £54.99

£36.99

More Details
John Lewis & Partners My First Wooden Trike
John Lewis & Partners My First Wooden Trike
John Lewis & Partners

£36.00

More Details
Smoby Be Move Trike - Blue
Smoby Be Move Trike - Blue
VERY

was: £54.99

£34.99

More Details
Evo Battery Operated Princess Trike
Evo Battery Operated Princess Trike
VERY

was: £49.99

£34.99

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

£29.99

More Details

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″.