10 of the best buggies between £350 and £500

Our pick of the top performing mid-price buggies, from well-known brands including Quinny, Chicco and Silver Cross

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  • Buying a buggy is often the number one item on your baby to-do list - or at least one of the most fun things to choose. And the good news is that you don't have to raid all your savings to get an eye-catching, top performance or chic-looking pushchair.  

    With that in mind, we’ve found 10 buggies that cost less than £500, helping you to stretch your finances a little further but keeping you on trend. 

    These buggies do not fall under the ‘budget option,’ which is covered by our 10 of the best buggies for less than £150 and 10 best buggies for less than £250. Instead they allow for a little more luxury, but within the mid-price bracket. 

    We know that price is not everything. It certainly isn't the only factor in this comprehensive selection. In fact all of the featured buggies have scored 4-stars, 4.5-stars or a full 5-stars in our rigorous reviews. 

    If you're still at the stage of deciding which type of buggy will suit your needs and lifestyle, don't miss our step-by-step guide to buying a buggy. Plus catch up on the latest thinking about forward facing vs parent facing buggies.

  • Silver Cross Wayfarer buggy, around £495

    A well-known British brand with a royal connection - the Sleepover Elegance was chosen by Kate Middleton for Prince George - Silver Cross signifies luxury. The Wayfarer is an updated version of a 70s classic pushchair, and now features a stylish, all-chrome chassis. A lightweight pushchair, at only 6.5 kg and 9 kg with the seat unit attached, the Wayfarer can be used either rear or forward facing and is travel-system compatible.  The Wayfarer scored full marks in our MFM review.

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  • Phil & Teds Dot, around £409

    Super versatile, the Dot can be used as a single buggy, and then adapted to fit two (a toddler and baby) with the Double Kit add-on. But the great thing is that it works brilliantly as a single buggy - it doesn't feel a big compromise to have the flexibility of turning it into a double later on. 

    Makers (and double-buggy experts) Phil & Ted describe the Dot as a compact and lightweight inline stroller and they weren't wrong. At just 59cm wide the three-wheeler can fit into most narrow hallways and shopping aisles.

    You can also buy a parent-facing carrycot and it's travel-system compatible, so perfect from birth.

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  • Stokke Scoot, around £499

    A potential rival to the Bugaboo Bee, high-end Scandinavian brand Stokke has created its most compact buggy yet, in the form of Scoot. 

    Perfect for city dwellers, with versatile rear and forward facing seats, the fashionable Scoot is very eye-catching with its vibrant colour range and silver chassis. 

    It comes equipped with a handy and decent-sized shopping basket and is travel-system compatible. The Scoot scored 4.5 marks in its MFM review.

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  • Chicco Activ 3, around £399.99

    If you could sum up Chicco’s Activ 3 in one word it would be ‘adaptable’.

    This buggy can tackle all terrains; it has an extendable handle bar for tall parents and is ideal for walkers and running enthusiast alike. An everyday stroller which doubles as a fitness jogger, the Activ 3 sports durable, non-puncture tires and great suspension. 

    It also boasts a single-handed open and close facility and travel-system compatibility to its admirable list of features.

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  • Out N About Nipper Double V3, around £409

    If you're expecting twins, or have them already, the last thing you want is a cumbersome and heavy-to-steer double buggy. Out N About's latest update of its popular Nipper Double (the V3), weighs in at a manageable 14kg and is a delight to steer. 

    It now has multi-positional seats that recline independently, and the three-wheeler also comes equipped with multiple pockets and ample storage space. According to our reviewer, the adjustable handle bars, bouncy suspension and power-like steering make pushing the Nipper a breeze.

    The main seats are forward facing but the V3 offers parent facing carrycots for newborns.

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  • Babyzen YOYO 0+, around £375

    The Babyzen YOYO 0+ is so light and compact it can fit into an aeroplane overhead locker. When the original YOYO first appeared, it made a big impression for such a small stroller. 

    And despite its small size and featherweight frame the buggy is not flimsy. Even better, the YOYO+ has been introduced, which is suitable from birth (the original YOYO could only be used from 6 months). 

    Sturdy enough to handle cobbled streets and grass as well as pavements and intimate cafes, it's also travel-system compatible.  The Babyzen YOYO 0+ scored 4.5 marks in its MFM review.

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  • Hauck London, around £379.99

    The Hauck London is an ideal purchase for new parents because it is a complete set which includes a stroller, bassinet and infant car seat - so a travel system for a great price. 

    The bassinet will allow your newborn to lie flat while travelling and can double as an external carrycot. It is light and easy to manoeuver and has rear and forward facing seat positions. Each seat comes with a cover hood, ensuring your baby is protected against all type of UK weather.

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  • Cosatto Giggle, around £410

    Nothing says fun and fabulously colorful like a Cosatto Giggle. The buggy features a sleek black or white metal frame and comes in a variety of eye-catching designs. 

    The three-in-one combination pushchair includes a stroller, carrycot and reversible Cosy Toes foot muff, changing bag and changing mat all in the price.  It’s sturdy and our reviewer found it gave a smooth ride on a range of terrains.  It's also travel-system compatible.

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  • Micralite Twofold, around £498

    The Twofold, as its name suggests, can be used as a single or tandem buggy. Created by innovative buggy manufacturer Micralite, it's the first pushchair to have a built-in buggy board.

    This makes it ideal for parents with children of different ages as it allows you to whip out the buggy board at any time - for example when a bouncy toddler who loves walking suddenly gets very tired.

    Weighing 12.8kg with two seats, the Twofold is extremely lightweight. It comes with a 40-litre shopping bag that clips to the frame.  It is also travel-system compatible.

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  • Quinny Buzz Xtra, around £450

    Living up to its nickname ‘the bold explorer’, the Quinny Buzz Xtra is described as a super off-roader with great suspension by our MFM reviewer.  

    This buggy handles different terrains well and has a handy height-adjustable handle bar plus a well-padded seat. With large wheels at the back and keen suspension, it ensures your tot has a comfortable ride. It has rearward and forward seating positions and is travel-system compatible. 

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