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Gone are the days when the idea of exercising with your baby in tow was unthinkable.
With a range of fabulous all terrain buggies available, parents can now conveniently bring their kids along for the ride. The impressive features in all terrain pushchairs make exercising in the great outdoors a breeze, allowing you to meet your daily step goals while your baby tags along in comfort.
All terrain strollers are strollers with large, often air-filled wheels that are designed to handle all kinds of surfaces including rough surfaces such as grass and gravel. These buggies come with three or four wheels and the number of wheels that is best for you will depend on how you'll be using your buggy. Three wheeled buggies have off-set, air filled tyres that make them better for rough terrain. They are able to go faster which is perfect if you're an active parent looking to take your child with you on a run. A four wheeled buggy offers more stability, is generally easier to manoeuvre and will have a more compact fold-down.
All terrain pushchairs come in a range of prices and styles so the specific goals you have for adventures with your child will determine which system is best for you. If you want to run laps in the park, finding a buggy that is compatible with jogging is super important. If you need a rugged system for off road walking, a buggy with big wheels and shock absorbing suspension is the one for you. There is even a buggy on this list that can be used for skiing and riding your bike. We don't know many parents who are game to bring their baby on a spin down the slopes, but if that parent exists, then we've got them covered.
In general, all terrain pushchairs should have adjustable handles, be easy and compact to fold and have a seat that can be adjusted to suit the needs of your baby. Whether your child is a newborn, six months or four years old, the best buggies will be suitable for them at all ages.
We've done the research on the best buggies at a range of price points so the perfect buggy for every household can be found on this list.
Kidadl's Top Pick
While all the buggies on our list are highly recommended, if you're short on time, here's our top pick based on affordability and features.
1. Hauck Runner Buggy
This Amazon bestseller is our pick for the best all terrain buggy because of its awesome features coupled with a very affordable price. This buggy will last longer than most strollers with a maximum weight of 25kg and a five point safety harness to keep your child secure. It will also keep adults happy with 30cm adjustable handles meaning the tall parent no longer has to slouch. The buggy is easy to steer, built for all weather and almost all terrain types (thanks to its big air wheels). The front wheel locks and the buggy has a plastic footrest so your child's feet won't muddy the plush fabric. The stroller comes with a large storage basket and folds down small to fit into most car boots.
- Price: From £149.79
- Age: Birth (in lying position or with the 2-in-1 carrycot) to 25kg
Best For Jogging
2. Thule Urban Glide 2 Jogging Stroller
This buggy is perfect for the active family. It has a front swivel wheel that is perfect for cruising through town which also locks for easy rides when jogging. Its suspension system and large wheels will give your child a smooth ride and its silent one hand seat recline feature will ensure your baby can nap peacefully on the go. This stroller includes a five point harness system and lots of added features like a closed storage basket, peak-a-boo flap and adjustable handlebars.
- Price: £639.34
- Age: 6 months (or birth with the addition of adapters (sold separately) to 15kg
Best For Families On A Budget
3. Hauck Rapid 4
An even more affordable option from Hauck, this one has four wheels and includes a range of features to ensure your child will be riding in comfort and safety while you push with ease. With many of the wonderful features of the more expensive choice, including a front locking wheel, parking breaks, adjustable handle bars and a five point harness system, this is perfect for families on a budget who still want the benefits of an all terrain buggy.
- Price: £94.95
- Age: Birth (with the addition of the 2-in-1 carrycot) to 22kg
Best For Steep Terrain
4. Baby Jogger Summit X3 All-Terrain Pushchair
With three air filled tyres and all wheel suspension, this baby jogger will let you cruise around with unbelievable agility and is the best option if you love to go off road on rough surfaces such as gravel. The hand operated front wheel lock and breaks will give you full control of your wheels. The regular seat is suited to babies from six months to 22 kg and a car seat can be added to make it suitable for strolling with your newborn baby. This buggy includes a useful storage basket and its simple fold system means it's quick and easy to pack away when not in use.
- Price: £465.49
- Age: 6 months to 22 kg (suitable for a newborn with the addition of a car seat)
Best For Super Active Families
5. Thule Baby Chariot Lite
We are obsessed with this futuristic chariot from Thule, and think that if you have the budget and love the outdoors, this is the all terrain stroller for you. This off road buggy will let you enjoy nature without fear, supporting walking, biking, jogging and skiing (yes you read that correctly, skiing!). It is a compact fold, making it perfect for bringing on all your adventures and has a tonne of features to make it easy and safe to use, including lights, adjustable vents, climate control and suspension for a super smooth ride. The conversion kits for skiing and biking are sold separately.
- Price: £562.44
- Conversion kits for skiing and biking sold separately
Best For Easy Cleaning
6. Out n About Nipper Single v4 Stroller
This 3-wheeler buggy is lightweight and packed with features to make life easier for active parents. Some of the great features of this buggy include large air filled tyres, adjustable handles and an easy to clean, removable seat liner. The buggy has a 360 degree rotating front wheel that can be locked as well as a shopping pouch to put all of your baby essentials.
- Price: £279.95
- Age: Birth to 4 years (approx)
Best Double Buggy
7. Mountain Buggy Duet V3-59 Grid Double
The super compact design of this all terrain double buggy means it's only 65 cm wide at the base, the same size as most individual strollers. It supports horizontal incline for newborns, has a five point harness system and as an added bonus, has storage spaces to support families on the go.
- Price: £684.25
- Age: Newborn to 4 years
Best Lifestyle Buggy
8. Bugaboo Fox 2 In 1 Foldable Pram
This buggy is designed to fit smoothly into your lifestyle and support all activities including walking on rough tracks with its big, all terrain tyres. This stroller has adjustable handlebars, a reversible, reclining seat that lets your child lie flat, a shopping basket and is compatible with a range of car seats. While the tyres are great for travel, shopping and all terrain walking, this all terrain travel system is not compatible with jogging.
- Price: £700.00
- Age: Newborn to toddler
Best For Travel
9. GB Gold Pockit+ All Terrain Ultra Compact Pushchair
This is one of the lightest, most compact all terrain travel buggies on the market. It includes a rain cover, sun shade, swivelling and lockable front wheels and will support your child up to 22kg. This system can also be quickly and easily folded to meet most airline cabin requirements and can be used as a 3-in-1 stroller when you buy a separately available car seat and adapter.
- Price: £158.40
- Age: Birth to 4 years (approx)
Best For Added Control
10. Mountain Buggy Terrain Pushchair
This off road buggy will give you maximum control and performance, perfect for taking your little one on adventures. This system features adjustable handles, hand operated control breaks, and shock absorbing wheel suspension with both 12" and 16" rear air filled tyres. This buggy also has a shopping basket and is perfect for taking your baby out and about in comfort.
- Price: £599
- Age: Newborn to toddler
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