10 of the best kids’ walkie talkies

Help kids keep in contact with each other (and you!)

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Kids' Walkie Talkies

Playing secret agents, super heroes or even just hide and seek suddenly gets much more exciting when walkie talkies are involved. Kids can communicate from around the garden and with friends down the street or even check in with parents elsewhere on the campsite.

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Long range walkie talkies can help keep track of little ones when you’re out and about or on family trips away. Certain models also have safety features or are even waterproof. Others are designed simply for fun and there are a whole range of walkie talkies themed with favourite characters, shows and kids’ films.

It’s worth noting that because walkie talkies work by tuning into the same frequency as another device, other people in range may also be able to join the channel and communicate. Always make sure children understand not to talk to people they don’t know and show them how to turn it off or switch channels, as well as tell a parent, in case that ever happens.

Below, we’ve found a selection of walkie talkies for kids which have a range of different features and designs. Plus, if your little agent wants to expand their 007 tools, we’ve found the best kids’ spy kits as well as another fun ideas like the best space toys and best outdoor garden toys to help keep them away from screens.

10 of the best walkie talkies for kids

1. EKids Avengers Walkie Talkies, £24.99

Best for extra effects

These Avengers themed kids’ walkie talkies should keep little ones entertained and in contact with one another. With lights, speech and sound effects, the radios help children feel just like their favourite hero.

This set is recommended by Amazon and scores an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars from previous reviews. Overall, buyers were pleased with the product and said their children had lots of fun using them.

One reviewer said their kids, “had a blast with them,” while another said, “my two boys love these. One upstairs and one downstairs and they work perfectly.”

Available from: Amazon

2. Disney Toy Story 4 Walkie Talkies, £20

Best for ease of use

Great for Toy Story fans, walkie talkies are styled just like favourite character Buzz Lightyear. Designed for kids, these hansets promise to be simple to use and have a range of 250 metres, which should be virtually static free.

There’s a 1 year guarantee included and the radios scored a rating of 4.5 out of 5 overall on retailer Argos’ website. A couple of the reviews mentioned that the walkie talkies could be a little quiet but overall people seemed pleased with the products, particularly with how straightforward they were to use.

“Good stuff, works perfect. Easy to use,” said one buyer while another added that they were, “lovely little walkie talkies for any Toy Story fan…not very loud but for a little kids’ toy that’s to be expected.

Plus, if you little one is a true fan, we’ve also found all the best Toy Story 4 toys, too.

Available from: Argos

3. Upgrow Kids Walkie Talkies, £25.99

Best for value performance

These walkie talkies are light and compact so kids can operate them with a straight forward, push-to-talk button. There’s also a built-in torch light for hide and seek operations and the set is available in a choice of 7 colours. That means kids can choose between blue, yellow, camouflage print and even pink walkie talkies.

Recommended by Amazon, these walkie talkies for kids score 4.3 out 4 stars from over 200 reviews. Previous buyers praised the range of the radios and their value for the money.

“Reach is excellent and no probs through houses/walls. Daughter chatting away clearly to her friend about 10 houses up the road,” said one parent, while another described them as, “impressive little walkie-talkies for the money with a long range. Sturdy and easy for children to use.”

Available on: Amazon

4. Trolls Deluxe Pink Walkie Talkies, £20

Best value for playing

These seriously pink walkie talkies are styled on the Trolls movie and have a range of up to 200 metres. Small, light and simple to operate, they should be ideal for little ones playing with their siblings and friends.

Previous buyers seemed happy with their overall performance. One reviewer said that their, “daughter loves these walkie talkies, played with them everyday since she got them, money well spent.”

Others described them as, “easy to work” and commented on the “great sound and distance.” There’s also a 1 year guarantee included.

Available from: Argos

5. Waterproof Walkie Talkies, £99.99

Best for water sports and activities 

For truly “kid-proof” walkie talkies which should survive water sports and soggy camping trips, these premium walkie talkies should do the job. The radios have a range of up to 10 kilometres, so they’d be ideal for older kids let loose on the campsite or as a safety option on hiking trips, as there’s a dedicated emergency warning button.

These walkie talkies should stand up to even the heavy rain and can be submerged in up to a metre of water for 30 minutes. They also float and there is a water activated torch, so they should be easy to catch if they slip off the paddleboard. A carry case is also included.

The set averages 4.3 out of 5 with more than 350 ratings and buyers commented on how well the radios functioned.

“The battery life seems good, they’re very robust and will stand up to a few knocks and scrapes which is great if a small child is going to be playing with them,” said one reviewer. Another parent added that their, “children love using them and clarity plus all additional functions work very well.”

Available from: Amazon

6. Disney Frozen Long Range Walkie Talkies, £26

Best for playing with more range 

These Frozen walkie talkies will be a big hit with fans of Elsa, Anna and Olaf. The radios have a adjustable volume and a relatively long range for kids’ walkie talkies at 450 metres.

There’s a simple push-to-talk button so little ones should get their heads round them fairly quickly.

100% of reviewers on Argos who had bought the walkie talkies in the past said they would recommend them and commented on how straight forward they were to operate.

“Nice and very easy to use,” said one reviewer, while a parent of a 5 year old who bought the set said their child, “they loved it and found it easy to use. Good quality as well.”

Available from: Argos

7. Cobra AM245 PMR 2-Way Radio, £29.99

These compact radios have a range of up to 5 kilometres and can handily be charged either by micro-USB cable or powered using rechargeable batteries. There is a volume control options and even a port for headphones, in case you want to limit the noise for everyone else in the house.

6 rechargeable batteries are included as well as a 1 year guarantee.

Of reviewers on the Argos website, 93% said they would recommend the walkie talkies, although a couple of comments mentioned that the audio could be less clear at the further end of the distance range.

“Lovely 2 way radio, we use these while fishing with our kids,” said one parent, while another added that their “kids love playing with these…they have a great range and it is very clear when they speak.”

Available from: Argos

8. Binatone Latitude 250 Walkie Talkies, £39.99

Best for affordable long range

These walker talkies have a range of up to 5 kilometres as well as adjustable volume control and a warning to let you know when the battery is running low. Rechargeable batteries are also included with this model.

Parents who bought these in the past for their children seemed pleased overall. However, a couple of buyers noted that they could be tricky to figure out how to use at first and that it was worth reading thesinstructions.

“My 7 and 8 year olds love these,” said one parent. “Excellent sound quality…well worth the money compared to others.” Others said that they, “took a while to figure out at first,” but that they were overall, “easy to use. Good quality as well.”

Available from: Smyths Toys

9. Paw Patrol Walkie Talkies, £24.99

Best for playing at home

These officially licensed Paw Patrol walkie talkies have a range of up to 100 metres and should help children stay in touch around the garden or from different floors.

Although a couple of reviews mentioned the sound quality wasn’t brilliant, most were pleased with the radios overall and the product scored 4.1 out of 5 on Amazon from over 300 reviews.

“Do what they say and look like…easy use and turn on and off,” said one reviewer, while a parent added that the kids’ walkie talkies were, “loved by my 3 and 5 year old. Clear sound and very easy to use.”

Available from: Amazon

10. Cobra Family Festival 2-Way Radio, £49.99

Best for family trips

This family pack of four walkie talkies is great for trips away with the children, so everyone can communicate with each other. These radios work with a range of up to 3 kilometres and there is a special power saving function so they should stay charged for longer (up to 12 hours) while you’re out and about.

There’s a one year guarantee included and previous reviewers commented on how useful they were for family life.

“My kid loves them we’ve had them out every day,” said one reviewer. Another parent added that they “were perfect for the kids on a large camping site and to track them down. Great fun to give them freedom at ages of 9 and 6. Nice, bright and easy to use.”

Available from: Argos

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