15 of the best trikes for babies, toddlers and kids

Reclining seats, wooden frames, chopper style handle bars, 360-degree spins - we've selected 15 of the best trikes out there. Starting with suitable from 6 months all the way up to 14 years old...

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If your little one is ready for a touch of independence, a trike is an ideal introduction to the world on wheels. For older children, trikes are a great way to enjoy their growing independence and burn of all that energy!

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We’ve picked 15 of the best right here, from convertible trikes that can be used from 6 months, to super speedy three-wheelers for those who want to master a few twists and turns.

You can also see our pick of the best ride-on toys for toddlers, which were rated most highly for play potential and value for money by our child judges (and their mums) in the MadeForMums Toy Awards 2019.

Here are 15 of the best trikes for babies, toddlers and kids…

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1. smarTrike 7 Urban Folding Baby Tricycle, £160.27

Age: 6 months – 36 months

What it is: An 8-in-1 trike that grows and adapts with your child. In the first stage the seat can be parent facing and it reclines so little one can nap. You can then move onto a baby trike from 9 months and convert into different stages up to 36 months. Once folded it can also be pulled like a trolley. At 10kg, it’s a similar weight to a pushchair, so can be lifted into your car boot.

Why we love it: 8 different configurations in one product means significant savings on buying separate items! There’s a handy storage area – perfect for change of clothing and snacks – all ready for a day out. We love that it really grows with your child and their developing abilities.

See our full MFM review of the SmarTrike 5-in-1

Available fromAmazon

Little Tikes 4-in-1 Trike Primary

2. Little Tikes 4-in-1 Trike Primary, £69.99

Age: From 9 – 36 months

What it is: At 7.48kg this sturdy 4-in-1 trike is ideal for your growing child with its adjustable seat and 5-point harness. It comes with a footrest and push handle to help you guide your little one, which can both be removed once they feel more confident. There’s also a rear storage bucket for storing the many “things” toddlers love to collect!

Why we love it: The colourful design of sturdy plastic and metal construction, can withstand all the challenges of rigorous toddler playtime and the red safety bar can be removed once your child is ready to be independent. A fun way to take short trips especially for little ones reluctant to get into their pushchair.

Available fromAmazon, The Entertainer and Boots

Bentley 6-in-1 Trike

3. Bentley 6-in-1 Trike, £229.99

Age: From 10months – 30kg

What it is: Officially licensed by Bentley, this trike is a head turner! The level of attention to detail is what you’d expect from Bentley, a glamorous 6-in-1 trike that is exquisite in every stage. It has an adjustable parent handle, reclining seat that can be parent facing and an extra large waterproof SPF protection canopy.

Why we love it: This is a gorgeous trike that both parents and children will adore. We love how luxurious all the trimmings are and how, the trike once in the final stage configuration, is just like a luxury vehicle! It also has a rear brake which you don’t find on many trikes.

Available fromSmyths

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4. Scuttlebug, £20

Age: 12 months +

What it is: A foot-to-floor ride-on with 3 wheels and front-wheel steering that makes for an easy, safe and stable ride. Assembly-free and foldable, this trike weights just 2.4kg and can fit in a pushchair basket.

Why we love it: The lightness of the Scuttlebug make it easy for your child to manoeuvre and they will easily get the hang of getting it to whizz around. With no pedals, it’s ideal for your little one to pick up the essentials of balancing and steering, and it comes in a range of cute bug-inspired designs, from ladybird and grasshopper, to bumblebee.

Georgina, MFM tester and mum to Maximus, age 2, says, “A really great toy. Maximum loves it as he can ride it around the house or the garden and, as it is so easy to fold away, we can take it out with us, too. It’s a massive hit!”

Available fromAmazon, Argos and Smyths Toys

Galt Toys Tiny Wooden Trike

5. Galt Toys Tiny Wooden Trike, £44.99

Age: 12 months+

What it is: This trike has a classic design and sturdy, high quality finish in hardwood. With a seat hight of 20cm it’s a perfect start for 12-18 month olds to enjoys the joys of trikes.

Why we love it: Regular play time on this trike will build balance, muscle tone and coordination in little ones. The sturdy hardwood design also makes this a durable trike, perfect for passing down to younger children.

Available fromGalt Toys, Amazon and Precious Little One

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6. Smoby Be Move, £54.99

Age: 15 months – 3 years

What it is: This 2-in-1 trike has an adjustable parent handle and child safety belt. Weighing just 3.7kg, it’s balanced design keeps it steady. The seat is adjustable to 2 positions allowing your child more room when they grow and the front wheel locks for moving over bumpier ground.

Why we love it: The fact this trike comes in so many different colours and designs, including Frozen and Cars 3, makes it a real toddler-pleaser. The rear tipper skip allows your child to bring along some of their favourite things – but it can also be removed if you prefer.

Available fromAmazon, Very and Decathlon

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7. Micro Trike XL, £89.95

Age: 18 months +

What is it: Designed by the creators of the popular Micro Scooter , the Micro Trike is designed for toddlers from 18 months who are making the transition out of the buggy and towards walking. It comes with a telescopic-style pushing handle to help your little one along, as well as an adjustable footrest for extra comfort.

Why we love it: It’s super lightweight at 2.2kg and it folds down flat makes it easy to store and take out and about.

MFM reviewer, Anna Richardson-Taylor, tested the Micro Trike with her 2-year-old son. She says: “It’s really easy to use. The telescopic pushing handle can be adjusted to your desired height and the footrest can be adjusted for your child.

“My 2-year-old toddler loved riding on the trike and was good at sitting still and being pushed along.”

See our full MFM review of the Micro Trike

Available from: Micro and Amazon

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8. Chicco UGo, £45

Age: 18 months – 5 years

What it is: A 2-in-1 trike with metal frame, seat belt and front basket. In push and go mode the parent is in control of steering and speed  and once ready this can easily be adapted to a trike fully controlled by the child.

Why we love it: With a removable and telescopic parent handle and steering lock, there are plenty of features in this simple and good value tricycle. The sporty Ducati design really caught our eye with it’s bright red and pops of yellow. It’s also pretty light weight at 4.7kg.

Available fromAmazon

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9. Zycom Folding Z Trike, £74.95

Age: 18 months +

What it is: A trike with EVA treaded tyres and a handy pedal lock that allows your child to rest their feet instead of pushing themselves along. When they’re feeling confident you can release the lock so they can pedal themselves.

Why we love it: This trike is great for building confidence with its pedal lock feature. Like the Micro Trike, it folds away for easy storage and using on the go.

Available from: Halfords and Amazon

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10. Schwinn Roadster trike, £95

Age: 2-4 years

What it is: A retro style design bringing classic American style to this eye-catching trike. Made from steel and with air filled rubber tires, your little one is going to have the ride of their life! It boast some amazing details including vintage fenders, chrome handle bars and a real wood rear deck with burned in logo.

Why we love it: We may have been swayed by the cool retro design and handcrafted wooden standing deck at the back, but this cute tricycle packs a punch at a reasonable price.

Its low centre of gravity means it’s super stable, while the seat can be adjusted to 5 different positions. It’s also got funky chrome mudguards at the front and back, and comes in colours including red, black, blue and pink.

Available fromAmazon

Xootz Tricycle for Kids

11. Xootz Tricycle for Kids, £44.99

Age: 3 years +

What it is: Weighing just 1.85kg this trike has a durable steel frame and sturdy, wide back wheel placement. It has puncture proof EVA tyres and great grip tread on the pedals.

Why we love it: With “easy click” assembly it’s possible to have the Xootz ready to ride in minutes! The portability means it can be easily carried when your little one needs a break. Kids will love the adjustable moulded seat as they grow and soft cushioned handles. It can support a child up to the weight of 25kg so will offer a few good years of use.

Available from: Argos and Amazon

Radio Flyer 474A Big Flyer Tricycle

12. Radio Flyer 474A Big Flyer Tricycle, £69.99

Age: 3 – 7 years old

What it is: American company Radio Flyer have been propelling children into hours of fun for 100 years. Their Big Flyer Tricycle is an action packed performance trike with a sleek design – ready for racing! Chrome handlebars, a large 16″ front wheel with extra grip tread and an adjustable seat make this trike a comfortable ride.

Why we love it: This chopper style trike has a very low centre of gravity which means it’ll be stable. Kids can learn loads of tricks like jumping from pavements and doing 180’s! Ideal for those little boys and girls that love a thrill.

Available fromAmazon

EzyRoller Classic Ride On

13. EzyRoller Classic Ride On, £79

Age: 4 – 14 years old

What it is: It may look a bit bizarre, but this 3-wheeler is designed to get little ones racing off in no time. It uses an action called ‘cambering’, like the movement of a snake, so the motion comes from pushing each foot in turn on the front bar instead of pedalling like most trikes. Available in range of bright, fun colours.

Why we love it: There aren’t many items that will last from 4 – 14 years old so we think the EzyRoller is a fab investment. The extendable foot bar can be adjusted to accommodate your growing child. The best bit is that even small movements build up momentum, making it easy for littlest legs to get going.

Available fromAmazon

Razor Rip Rider 360 Caster Trike

14. Razor Rip Rider 360 Caster Trike, £99.99

Age: 5 years +

What it is: With a dual inclined, resistance-free wheel design, this trike will allow your child to perform some very cool moves. The free wheel system means some excellent coasting speeds too. It has a durable steel frame and rubber grips handlebars to make for a comfortable ride. 

Why we love it: Trikes are definitely not just for pre-schoolers, and this speedy three-wheeler proves it! As the name suggests, the Razor Riprider can spin a full 360 degrees, thanks to the swivel castor back wheels. It’s also got a 40cm high-impact, oversized air-filled front wheel, and can take a child into their teens.

Available from: Halfords and Amazon

elektra

15. Elektra Flashing Hog Ride On, £104.99

Age: 6+

What it is: One of the standout features of the Elektra trike is the lights on the front wheel which can be set to flashing, constant or switched off (requires 4 x AA batteries not included). It also comes with some handy features like an adjustable seat that can grow with your child and a front brake.

Why we love it: We love the added feature of the flashing lights on the Elektra trike, as well as its adjustable seat and hard-wearing front tyre that’ll mean it’ll last your child as they grow.

Available from: Argos and Amazon

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