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Toddlers barely sit still for more than a few minutes, so a ride on toy is a great way to keep them occupied while developing their movement skills.
A ride on toy is pretty much what it says on the tin, its a toy that toddlers and young kids can sit and ride on. There are so many types of toddler riding toys out there, but the general rule is that babies can use them from 12 months of age.
It can be a difficult choice when picking a ride on toy for your toddler. That is why we have compiled a list of the best toys for toddlers to ride on, so you can rest assured when purchasing a ride on baby toy. We have categorised the toddlers' ride on toys so that you will see that there is something for all tiny tots.
Kidadl's Top Pick
We think that any of these ride on toys from our list are really great fun for toddlers but we have chosen our favourite. Our top pick is awesome value for money, is foldable, and has a quirky and funky design.
1. Scuttlebug Beetle
With three wheels and front wheel steering, this is a stable foot to floor ride on so that your child can effectively develop motor skills and balance and understand movement. It has a bright and attractive design that appeals to toddlers. This ride on is easy to transport thanks to its foldable features; you can even bring it on holiday! All these features make it one of the top toy ride ons around.
- Price: £20
- Age: 1-3 years
- Suitable for indoor and outdoor use
- Three wheels for stability
- Easily foldable
Best For Durability
2. Mini Micro 3 In 1 Deluxe Push Along Scooter
This is one of the more expensive ride ons on the list, but it is of great quality and offers different ways to play. One way is to attach the parent steering handle and seat to push your toddler when out and about. Your toddler can also use it as a scooter. The adjustable handlebar is a great feature for growing adventurers, meaning this product can be used for years until your toddler outgrows it.
- Price: £110
- Age: 1-5 years
- Adjustable handlebar
- Option to sit, scoot or steer
- Adaptable and sturdy
Best For Balance
3. Didicar Diditrike
This is an adorable zebra print ride on that you don't have to worry about your little toddler moving around on because of its stability. It has a three wheeled design to encourage toddlers to practice balance, walking and coordination skills. This toy may not be so good for older toddlers but is a brilliant aid to help young kids with their movement.
- Price: £40
- Age: Toddlers up to 20kg
- Easy to grip handles
- 3 wheeled for balance
- Lightweight and durable
Best Wooden Ride On Toy
4. Wheelybug Toddler Ride On Animal
One of the most beautifully handcrafted wooden ride on toys for toddlers. This ladybug ride on can teach your toddler to move with balance and keep them occupied all at the same time. It really is as good as it sounds. You also don't have to worry about your toddler moving about on this ride on as it is a safety-certified developmental toy. On top of that, wooden sit on toys are more eco-friendly, so you can teach your child to avoid plastic from a very young age with this product.
- Price: £61
- Age: 1-3 years
- Stunning handcrafted wood design
- Padded sponge layer with interchangeable cover
- Safety certified
Best For Indoors
5. Little Bird Told Me Moobert Cow
This is one of the most moo-tiful sit on toys for toddlers that will keep your toddler occupied and safe whilst indoors. It is also an absolutely adorable addition to your child's toy collection and looks great inside their bedroom. Toddlers can keep safe on this toy as the soft padded body of Moobert provides cushioning and protection against any hazards at home.
- Price: £105
- Age: 1-3 years
- Supportive curved seat
- Wooden frame and padded body
- Multi-directional wheels
Best For Imaginative Play
6. Little Tikes Magical Unicorn Ride
Every toddler loves unicorns so why not get one for them to ride? This carriage is colourful and absolutely magical, perfect for your toddler to play prince or princess. You have two options here, your toddler can move using their feet on the floor or you can add the floorboard and protect their little toes. The unicorn's horn lights up too for extra enchantment.
- Price: £140
- Age: 1-4 years
- Lighting unicorn
- Four wheels
- Handle and reins for moving the carriage
Best Classic Ride On
7. Little Tikes Cozy Coupe Classic
This car is one of the most classic ride-ons and a retro favourite, you probably owned one too! It has a strong sturdy design with a unisex aesthetic so you are guaranteed to get a lot of use from it. Your toddler can really pretend to be a little car driver with storage space for toy passengers, a 360-degree spinning driving wheel and working horn.
- Price: £50
- Age: 18 months - 3 years
- Removable floor
- Sturdy and durable
- Handle on back for parent-controlled movement
Best For Tractor Enthusiasts
8. HTI Toys JCB Tractor Ride On
Your toddler can pretend to be a tractor driver with this classic yellow and black mini JCB with a working horn. It moves by foot to the floor and can also be pushed to help teach toddlers to walk. This tractor is safe for indoor or outdoor use and also is made from non-toxic and safe materials.
- Price: £34
- Age: 1-3 years
- Raised back chair for back support
- Strong and robust
- Good for indoor and outdoor use
Best For Train Lovers
9. VTech Baby Push And Ride Alphabet Train
An excellent choice for hours of fun for your toddler, this ride on train has four modes: sit and play, ride, walk and pull along. The train provides tonnes of educational fun with letter blocks, piano keys, beads and cogs. The train can also play 10 different educational melodies for fantastic pre-school learning. With all these features, this train ride on is excellent value for money.
- Price: £50
- Age: 1-3 years
- 4-in-1 toy
- Educational toy
- Musical features
Best For Motorbike Enthusiasts
10. VTech Baby 2-In-1 Trike To Bike
Another great product from the popular VTech brand is this beautifully colourful and sturdy ride on. It is versatile because you can switch between a two and three wheeler, adjusting the stability for the ability of your toddler. The front panel of the bike has some built in educational features for more hours of fun.
- Price: £45
- Age: 1-3 years
- 2 to 3 wheel adaptation
- Entertaining front panel
- Stable and sturdy
Best Electric Bike Ride On
11. Injusa Kawasaki Quad 12V
This quad bike is bound to excite daring toddlers. It moves up to six km/h thanks to battery power and kids can even safely control acceleration, change gears and push on the brakes. It is definitely a more thrilling ride on option but still has stability thanks to the four rubber covered wheels.
- Price: £161
- Age: 2 - 7 years
- Flashy and exciting design
- 4 wheels for stability
- Complies with EU safety regulations
Best Electric Car Ride On
12. HOMCOM Bentley Licensed 12V Children's Electric Car Ride On
Let your toddler cruise in style in one of the best kids electric cars on the market. This ride on toy sports two motors complete with a parental control remote so you can monitor the safety of your child. Equipped with an MP3 player, working lights and control buttons, your child can feel like they're driving a real car. This electric car moves safely from three to five km/h, but is not suitable for young toddlers below three years of age. One of the best 12V ride on toys and one of the top battery powered riding toys, it comes with rechargeable batteries and charger.
- Price: £168
- Age: 3 - 6 years
- Safe speed of 3-5 km/h
- Durable materials
- All terrain tires
- Rechargeable batteries
Kidadl Best Buys selects the top parent-recommended products across the web for families of all ages. If you liked our guide to the best ride on toys and ride on cars for toddlers then why not take a look at our pick of the best kids' garden toys, or for something different, take a look at our list of the best kids' water tables.
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