In a nutshell

A great travel buggy that's super-lightweight, but not designed for going out to do the shopping! It's better for older toddlers.

What we tested

  • Fold/unfolding
    A star rating of 5.0 out of 5.
  • Manoeuvrability
    A star rating of 4.0 out of 5.
  • Comfort for child
    A star rating of 3.5 out of 5.
  • Style
    A star rating of 3.0 out of 5.
  • Durability
    A star rating of 4.0 out of 5.
  • Worth the money
    A star rating of 5.0 out of 5.
Overall Rating
A star rating of 4.1 out of 5.


  • Folds down to tiny dimensions, incredibly lightweight


  • Very basic – all extras have been stripped away, no basket, handles very low for tall people to push

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The Tesco Value Stroller, available in 'Alfie' or 'Kitty', is a super-lightweight buggy, ideal for taking on trips in the car or by plane.

The Tesco Value Stroller been stripped down to its bare minimum to make it so lightweight so don't expect any luxuries. But as far as lightweight buggies go this really does live up to its name. It's fantastic value for money, too. The usual retail price is £24.99, but it’s been on sale for £14.99, which is such a low price it’s almost absurd!

The seat is a single layer that can be wiped clean, and there’s a 5-point safety harness. It's suitable until your toddler is 18kg.

What we love

This buggy is ideal for family holidays when you don't want to be dragging a heavy old pushchair behind you. It folds up very slim, is very light to carry around and yet it feels sturdy enough to withstand being thrown about a bit in transit. It's certainly not going to fall apart at the slightest thing.

The Tesco Value Stroller is easy to fold up too, which is essential when you're travelling as you don't have time to be messing around with fiddly folding mechanisms when trying to get on and off planes, trains or buses.

It may not be the most comfortable of rides but my 22-month-old son seemed more than happy in it. Perhaps for children under 12 months though it might not keep them in a very upright, comfortable position, so I would suggest it's best for slightly older children.

It's also fantastic value for money!

What to watch out for

It almost seems unkind to give this buggy any negative feedback, given its price point, and the fact it does exactly what it promises to do. However there are some negative points to the Tesco Value Alfie Stroller.

The biggest downside is I found I couldn't push it for too long as the handles are not adjustable and they were just too low for me, which left me stooping and I ended up with backache. I'm 5ft 9in, so my 6ft 2in husband had even more problems.

The seat isn't the most sturdy in the world but again my son Jack seemed more than happy in it.

Another downside is that, because they've kept it so light, any extras have been completely stripped away. Just the basic buggy is left. That means there’s no shopping basket underneath, and not even a hook to hang any shopping bags from on the back. Not ideal if you need to pop into town for some shopping, but not too much of a problem if you're just out and about on holiday.

Who is the Tesco Value Stroller best for?

Shorter parents taking a buggy on holiday for their toddler.


MadeForMums verdict

This is a cheap, lightweight buggy that doesn't make any promises it doesn't keep. It's fantastic value for money, and although not ideal for every day use, absolutely perfect for slinging in the back of a car or taking on a plane. An ideal second travel buggy.

Product Specifications

ModelValue Stroller
Suitable for
Child age (approx)From 6 months
Dimensions & Weight
DimensionsH:100cm W:35cm L:50cm
Dimensions (folded)H:109cm W:18cm L:13cm
Seat facing directionForward facing
Front wheelsSwivel
Recline positionsNone
  • Super Lightweight
  • Easy to fold
  • 5 point safety harness
  • Wipe clean fabric