The best kids’ ride-on cars

A ride-on car is a great gift for any child. Read our list to find the best kids' ride-on cars.

 

A ride-on car must be up there with the ultimate gifts to get a small child. They provide hours of fun and joy to a child as they whizz about and let their imagination run wild. Even if they have no interest whatsoever in cars, it’s almost guaranteed they’ll love a kids’ ride-on car.

You can go for a fancy electric kids’ car but be aware that these usually come with a price premium. Just as much fun can be had with a non-electric version, and it’ll be a cheaper, simpler way to let your children enjoy some four-wheel action. We’ve found our top picks for kids’ ride-on cars and listed them below.

Best kids’ ride-on cars

1. Ecoiffier Tractor and Trailer

ecoiffier

Price: RRP £39.04 | VIEW OFFER

With this ride-on, you’ll be able to rope your kid into helping you in the garden; a lovely bonding exercise.

Pros:The trailer is a nice addition Good quality 

Cons:It’s best suited to garden use only

2. Little Tikes Cozy Coupe

Little Tikes Cozy Coupe 0

Price: RRP £60 | VIEW OFFER

Probably one of the most iconic automotive designs ever, any toddler would adore this snazzy coupe. It’s been around for generations and has provided countless hours of fun. It’s also extremely well-made and available in a wide variety of styles and colours – there’s even a dinosaur themed one

Pros:Great quality and iconic 

Cons:It’s a large option

3. Chatham Ride-On

Chatham Ride-On

Price: RRP £105.99 | VIEW OFFER

If your little one is obsessed with diggers, Bob the Builder and construction in general, this truck will have them in awe. The big selling point is the front-digger which they’ll be able to move up and down during play-time. The ride-on car also has a storage compartment, perfect for placing toys. There is even a small basketball hoop on the underside of the seat so they can practise their aim.

Pros:Perfect for budding buildersPlenty of features 

Cons:The seat isn’t the most comfortable

4. Wheelybug Toddler Ride On Animal

Price: RRP £67.50 | VIEW OFFER

Designed for toddlers, the Wheelybug collection of ride-on toys are real quality items. Handcrafted from wood and using a soft sponge covering, they’re an ideal way to get your toddler moving around safely. 

Pros:Great quality

Cons: An expensive option

What you need to know when looking for a kids’ ride-on car:

What features should I look for?

The most important consideration to make when looking for one of these ride-on cars is the weight and size limits. You don’t want to spend a good wedge of money on something they won’t fit on in six months.

Also, think about storage, the outside ones will be weather-resistant, but that doesn’t mean the seats won’t get soaking wet if you leave it out uncovered. Try and find some dry storage when it’s not being played with, even if that means bunging it in the shed. If you have a ride-on for inside use, you’ll still need to think of where to store it; a bulkier option will take up a lot of space.

Safety advice

Even though these toys don’t have electric motors and are safer to use, make sure that you never let them play with one unsupervised.

The next thing you should look into is safety equipment. If they’re using one of these cars outside, it’s a good idea to invest in a helmet, knee pads and elbow pads to keep your child safe. If they’re using one inside, a helmet is still a good idea and long-sleeved clothing should be sufficient to keep them safe. Remember, carpet burns aren’t nice.

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