10 of the best buggies under £250

You can find a buggy that offers quality, performance and fab features that won’t blow your budget.

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  • Pushchairs on a budget

    A buggy doesn’t have to cost the earth. There are quality lightweight buggies, 3-wheelers, all-terrain pushchairs (ATPs), travel systems and good all-rounders that cost less than £250. And as our rigorous real-life tests prove, they needn’t be low on features or usability. Check out our pick of the best budget-minded buggies around…

    If your budget is even tighter than this, check out 10 of the best buggies under £150. Need to push two children around? Our 10 of the best double buggies for less than £250 guide is the place to start.

    For more straightforward pushchair buying advice, head to our step-by-step buggy buyer's guides.

  • Recaro Akuna buggy, £205

    The Recaro Akuna scores full marks in our review. The only niggle MFM’s picky reviewer could offer is it comes in just two colourways. Considering how tasteful both are, this isn’t really a big hardship!

    The Akuna has a reversible seat and is as comfy for newborns as it is for toddlers. It feels light to push and steer, even with a healthy-sized toddler onboard. Easy to fold and unfold, the compact size means it should fit small cars, too.

    Read the full Recaro Akuna buggy review to see if this travel system compatible pushchair could be for you.

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  • Mothercare Urbanite, £165

    The Urbanite is a lightweight buggy (8.4kg) that’s suitable from birth. Despite its lightweight status, it doesn’t rattle across the pavement, but instead rolls like a more substantial buggy and is smooth to push. It’s also comfy and good-looking, boasting an easy and compact umbrella-fold and a hood with great coverage.

    Check out the full Mothercare Urbanite review to see if this lightweight buggy will work for you.

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  • Britax B-Mobile buggy (2011 model), £199.99

    A durable and reliable from-birth buggy, the 2011 version of the Britax B-Mobile is also light (8kg) and easy to manoeuvre. Good news for multi-tasking mums: it can be pushed single-handed. It also gets full marks for ease of folding and unfolding.

    Check out the review of the Britax B-Mobile buggy (2011 model) to see if this travel system compatible lightweight buggy is for you.

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  • Out ‘n’ About Nipper 360 3-wheeler buggy, £214.95

    Durable and hardworking, the Out ‘n’ About Nipper 360 is an all-terrain 3-wheeler buggy. It’s comfy for your child (from birth to 4 years), and it’s equally as enjoyable for parents, with its thickly padded handle and easy steering. It’s easy to fold and unfold, too.

    Check out the full Out ‘n’ About Nipper 360 review to find out if this all-terrain 3-wheeler is for you.

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  • Mamas & Papas Luna buggies, from £155

    Whether you prefer the look of the 4-wheeler Luna or the styling of the 3-wheeler version, these buggies have a great price tag, ranging from £155 to £185 depending on colour/style (correct at the time of publishing).

    The Luna is easy to push and fold, fitting into small car boots without a problem. The same goes for the 3-wheeler version - our reviewer also describes it as “zippy” and really rates its manoeuvrability. MFM users have also given both buggies high scores.

    Check out the Mamas & Papas Luna and 3-wheeled Mamas & Papas Luna reviews to find out if either of these travel system compatible buggies could be you.

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  • Cosatto i-spin Stroller, £200

    The Cosatto i-spin Stroller has 21st century gadget appeal with speakers built into the hood that you can plug your MP3 player into. While this onboard entertainment for your little one is a pretty big feature, the i-spin also gets full marks for ease of folding, pushing and steering, plus comfort for your baby.

    Read the full Cosatto i-spin Stroller review to find out if this is the lightweight buggy for you.

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  • Maclaren Techno XT buggy, £195

    With its one-handed, 5-second umbrella fold, the Maclaren Techno XT is easy to collapse. It’s also lightweight (just 6.8kg), yet robust and reliable. Even the included accessories perform well – our MadeForMums reviewer gives the hood and raincover special mentions!

    Head to the full Maclaren Techno XT review to find out if this well-known name is the buggy for you.

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  • Quinny Zapp Xtra buggy, £225

    An urban 3-wheeler, the Zapp Xtra is light (8.7kg) and features a compact 3D fold and easy-to-remove seat unit. This seat can be forward or rear facing, and is suitable for use from birth. Style wise, it gets full marks for its smart modern looks.

    Head to the full review of the Quinny Zapp Xtra to see if this travel system compatible 3-wheeler will suit you.

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  • Silver Cross Dazzle, £199

    The Silver Cross Dazzle is a lightweight (7kg) buggy that’s suitable from birth. It boasts a one-hand umbrella-fold and four-wheeled suspension that makes for a comfy ride. It’s a breeze to steer and the seat’s also well padded for comfort. And that striking look definitely rates a mention!

    Check out the Silver Cross Dazzle review to see if this lightweight buggy is for you.

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  • Phil & Teds Smart buggy, £169

    Suitable from 4 months to 4 years, the Smart is a departure from Phil and Teds usual brief of all-terrain, 3-wheeler inline doubles. This urban buggy is just 7kg and has four wheels. It folds very flat, and boasts a seat pod made of an innovative material called aerocore – this stuff is light, hypo-allergenic and waterproof, amongst other things. If you want to use the Smart from birth, you can purchase the optional peanut bassinet.

    Head to the Phil & Teds Smart review to find out if this travel system compatible lightweight buggy is for you.

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  • Pushchairs under £150!

    If you’re after an even bigger bargain, check out our pick of the top 10 buggies that cost less than £150. Having a baby shouldn’t have to mean blowing your family budget!

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