Like a lot of things, they come back around into popularity and a kids scooters is now as cool as ever. There are now so many different types, for both young and old and both cheap and expensive too. Let's have a look at the best value for money you can find in a cheap kids scooter and what to look out for.
A scooter is a great way to get your kids doing some exercise while also helping them with there balance, all the while having some great fun too. A bit like a bike, in that it takes some practice, but they are far easier to ride. Your kid will be comfortable using a 3 wheel scooter after a couple of tries, and within a week they'll be experts on it. 3 wheel scooters are best for younger kids, from around age 3. After a few years, around 6 years old, they'll be ready for the 2 wheeled kids scooters.
Deciding which scooter to buy for your child isn't all that easy. There are quite a few different styles to choose from. There are fast scooters, stunt scooters and scooters for younger kids. So it's best to know which one will be right for your child. Find out what he wants to use it for. If he/she is already a good scooter rider, or if he/she is learning. Safety is very important so you'll definitely want to get them one that is age appropriate and that they won't hurt themselves on. Not much point getting a stunt scooter for a 3 year old we think.
Best Cheap Kids Scooters for Younger Kids
For ages 3 5 years old you'll want to look for a scooter that's specifically for that age range. They are the most stable ones and easier to learn on. There are some good brands out there and they have some great looking scooters that your child will love. JD Bug scooters have a good selection of 2 and 3 wheel scooters with a range of different themes. They are pretty cheap and safe too. Razor are one of the best known brands and still do scooters for smaller children. They are a little more expensive though. But you are getting one of the best scooters around. Disney are also a very popular scooter as the kids have a familiar theme to go with it. A Disney Frozen kids scooter is one of the biggest selling scooters are recent years. The reason for this is pretty obvious we feel. Yvolution are also a very well known brand of cheap kids scooters, and their 3 wheeled kids scooters are so well reviewed by parents saying how good they are.
Best Cheap Kids Scooters for Older Kids
For older kids wanting to get a quality cheap scooter there are not as many options. But Halfords do have some good ones that are a really good price. Y Filker have some real good ones aimed at around 7 years old. But we feel the Razor S Sport is one of the best value for money kids scooters around. Halfords are selling it for under £32, but you can also find it at Argos and Very too. This is a very popular brand of cheap kids scooter. Very have a really cool scooter for older kids. They have a Batman 24v scooter that's a bit more expensive, but well worth it if you're after a cheap electric kids scooter. It's probably better for over 10 years olds. There is also £30 off it at Very right now.
Shopping Around for Great Discounts on Cheap Kids Scooters
Now that you've decided which kids scooter is best suited for you, it's time to put your bargain hunting skills to the test. First and foremost, the best place to get a great deal on a cheap scooter is to look around the second hand market. There are a few websites for you to do this. Gumtree and eBay are the 2 biggest ones. Gumtree is probably better as it is more of a local second hand website. The delivery fees for a scooter on eBay will mean it can get expensive. Where as on Gumtree you will be able to pick up the scooter from the local area.
If buying second hand isn't your thing, then there are still ways to get some good deals. The bigger stores in the UK are better placed to offer the big price reductions as they have far more buying power. They will often sell kids scooters for big discounts when new stock is arriving as space cost money.
From searching around for the best quality, but also top value for money kids scooters we've singled out 4 of the best website to find these deals. They are:
Argos They have had a massive presence on the high street for many years and now have a huge online store too. Argos are great for the low priced home, garden and leisure products. There range of cheap kids scooters is pretty good, and given that they are up and down the country, local pick up is also a good way to save of delivery costs to.
Very For some of the high end brands of kids scooters, Very is a good place to start looking. They are known for having some great mid range products, think somewhere between Argos and John Lewis and this is where you'll find Very. We feel that they provide great value for money on the better range of kids scooters.
Halfords One of the good things about Halfords is that you can go to there stores and usually try out the kids scooter that you're looking at. This is an invaluable service as sizing is very important when choosing the right scooter for your child. They also have some great brands and competitive pricing too.
Toys'R'Us One of the biggest toy shops in the world is always worth a look when buying toys. These are more for the 3-5 years olds when it comes to cheap scooters. They have a lot of the Disney scooters and like Halfords, you can try out a few of them in their stores.