So you’ve chosen an awesome e-scooter for yourself, and you’re loving the freedom of zooming around your neighbourhood, going shopping or catching up with friends without needing your fossil-fuelled vehicle.
But your children have outgrown their bikes or their old push scooters, and can’t keep up with you, so they’re looking for something with a bit more power and range, that makes it easier to go from home to school. Or maybe your kids are spending all their free-time stuck at home watching TV, playing computer games, or dying their hair different colours!
Why not hook them up with their own kid’s electric scooter, and you can cruise the neighbourhood together? Just imagine if your kids could scoot themselves to the local park, or their mates place, or soccer training or ballet practice? Price is no longer an obstacle, with our selection of kid friendly electric scooters offering fantastic value for children of all ages!
Before you start to panic about being an empty-nester, we’ve developed this handy shopping guide, showcasing our top range of kid’s scooters to help you make the best, most informed decision for your children. And there’s nothing wrong with being a big kid yourself – there are plenty of options available for grown-ups.
So what’s the difference?
There are specially developed electric scooters for kids. They’re often similar to adult scooters, but with pared back features, lighter frames, or extras that aren’t necessary for most kids making the price a little lower. For example, child scooters typically don’t have indicators, as they’re not intended for use on a road. Battery life is just as good, but without so many LED lights the battery doesn’t need to be as big. We also tend to see less power in the motor to limit speed, though motor performance is just as excellent.
Generally speaking, the kids age ranges are a guide – the scooter you choose should be based on the height and weight of the rider, and degree of complexity involved in driving.
Many scooters designed for children are physically smaller and lighter, with lower speeds to improve safety. They also have weight limits to avoid overloading the motor, so be careful if your child needs to carry heavy items like books in their school bag.
If your children are physically bigger, or are rapidly approaching the weight limit, then you may find better long-term value from buying them an adult sized scooter. This is a viable option for early teens, and should keep them zooming well into their mid-life crisis!
Remember you and your kids can always come and see us in store, and even visit our showroom for a test ride for some of our models to see which one might suit your kids the best. In the meantime, read on for our Kids Scooters Top Picks!