Foldable e-scooters are a fun and eco-friendly way to travel and kids love them. Always make sure your child wears a helmet when riding and remember, it’s not lawful to ride an e-scooter on UK roads or pavements. You can however, ride them on privately own land. There are lots of models out there that are idea for kids - here’s are pick of the top 5:
TX85 Pro Electric Scooter – a nifty, powerful foldable scooter that comes with built-in Bluetooth speakers, which means the rider can enjoy their favourite sounds as they go. Reaches a top speed of 38km/h, has LED front and tail lights, so that your kid can be seen and comes with anti-ski, air-filled tyres. It’s a nippy model, so best for older kids and teens. All yours for just £279.99.
Razor E100 Glow - Razor ignited the scooter craze in the 1990s and they’re still making them alongside a range of electric scooters that are great for young riders. They are well built, easy to fold and have fun LED lighting. The Razor E100 Glow also has cool glow streaks. It also boasts a handbrake, which means your child’s shoes won’t get scuffed to bits every time they come to a halt. This model, reaches speeds of up to 16km/h, has a kick start chain driven motor and steel frame. From £148.
Bug Q5 Electric Scooter – if your child is between the ages of 4 – 8, they’re not yet ready for a full-powered e-scooter, but will love this little model that is built for little ones. It won’t go faster than 3.7 mp/h, is controlled by a push button on the deck and has three wheels to give the rider a stable ride. A great starter e-scooter that also has adjustable handlebars, so it will grow with your child until they are ready to move up to a more grown up version. Price £99
HOMCOM Teen Foldable e-Scooter – for children aged 7 – 12, this is an ideal starter e-Scooter as it also has a height adjustable seat, providing extra stability. The handlebars are adjustable too. It is easy to fold and unfold, has a hand operated rear brake and sold tires, which means there won’t be any flats to fix. Reaches speeds of up to 8km. Price £104.99
VIRO Rides – for ages 8 and up, this nifty little number gives you 40-minutes of run time per battery charge and reaches speeds of up to 10 m/ph. You get the added safety bonus of high visibility LED lights, lever activated brakes and a motor and chain that are fully encases, meaning that your son or daughter won’t get their fingers caught up in the mechanics of it. Price £128.88