At 5 years old there can be a huge diversity in the ability of a child being able to ride a scooter. For some they may be riding a scooter for the first time whilst for others they may already be really experienced and able to balance and co-ordinate themselves on 2 wheels. All of the scooters we highlight in on this page are 2 wheeled so should you feel that your child is not quite ready for this yet then take a look at our 3 wheel scooter page for our recommendations.
What to look for in a 2 wheel scooter?
At this stage there will be several points that you may wish to consider when purchasing childrens scooters. Firstly, are you likely to have to carry it any distance? Some scooters come with handy carry straps that mean you still have both hands free to hold your children or carry the shopping! The second issue is about space to store your childs scooters. Some scooters have easy fold mechanisms which make storing them, particularly indoors, a lot easier.
You may also want to think about how active your child is or is likely to become when it comes to taking an interest in stunt scooting. Stunt scooters are generally for 8 years upwards but some brands such as Madd Gear make a mini stunt scooter which is suitable for 5 years upwards. If your child is really enthusiastic about preforming tricks then it may be worth investing in a slightly better quality scooter early on.
The Slamm Rage was one of the more popular and Best Stunt Scooters in the UK last year so we are unsure why they discontinued the junior version of this model, the Rage Tantrum. Based on the original but with younger riders in mind, the Slamm Tantrum was lighter weight and crucially had bars 4 inches shorter than the Rage at 17” x 19”. The deck was also a little shorter and therefore easier for smaller children to handle. Apart from that the features were all the same as the Slamm Rage which made it a great little ride. Perhaps parents were loathed to spend around £65 on a scooter that may not last?
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The original JD Bug and some might say still the best kids scooter out there. This model does come with the original patented easy fold system which is a great bonus for storing and carrying but if your child moves on to jumps and ramps and wants to make the scooter a little more robust you take this folding mechanism off and purchased double collar clamp to fix the bars in place. At around £50 this is a solid reliable scooter and what’s more it comes with a carry strap helping you out when your child’s legs begin to ache. The wheels on this model are 100mm and the spring loaded brake also acts as a real wheel guard. Lightweight and with the JD Bug grip tape this is a model your child will be proud of.
This is the original sports kick scooter from Razor scooters. This model is built from aircraft-grade aluminium and should stand up to use and abuse over the years your child will ride it. This model also comes with an easy to fold and carry system with a sleek design. The wheels in the Razor kick are bigger than most at 125mm and are designed for a smooth fast roll. Bags can be bought separately to carry your scooter and the maximum weight limit on this model is 50kg. This is the cheapest model we highlight on this page at around just £25. The Razor Spark kick is a similar scooter but features a sparking cartridge that fits near the back wheel and when pressed makes an awesome spark drinf out of the back of the scooter. This is marketed at the slightly older rider but as soon as your kids see this you know its what they will want!!
This baby stunt scooter from Madd Gear has similar parts to the Beginner Pro. The total height of this model is just 66 cms and it is designed with a super lightweight frame. This is a top model for those kids who have older siblings with stunt scooters and who want to feel they are the part too. At around £70 this is the most expensive model in this section but with its reinforced deck and EVA MGP mini pro grips your child could be pulling ‘Ollies’ before you know it on this model. It is worth bearing in mind however that the weight limit on this scooter is just 50kgs so if you are going to invest in a high quality scooter is it worth waiting until your child can manage the full size version?
At Best Scooters For Kids we aim to take the hassle out of buying Childrens Scooters. With years for experience in buying them for our own extended families we hope you find our pages useful learn a thing or two about scooters on the journey.