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Balance Bikes, Trikes And Ride-Ons For Babies And Toddlers

We’ve picked out the best bikes, trikes and ride-ons for your baby or toddler - perfect for getting out and about this summer! When Prince William and Kate were on their royal tour of New Zealand, among the many gifts that Prince George was given was a personalised balance bike. Now your little one can zoom around on one too!

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Little Tikes 4-In-1 Primary Colours Trike, £69.99, houseoffraser.co.uk

In bright primary colours that your little one will love, this fun trike has a parent handle so you keep control, which can be removed when they’re ready to zoom off on their own, and footrests for small ones which can be folded back when they want to practice pedalling. 
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John Crane Tidlo First Bike Blue, £49.99, houseoffraser.co.uk

Your little one can get their balance on this traditional wooden balance bike. The seat height is adjustable, and the handles are easy-grip. Suitable for toddlers over 36 months. 
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Hy-Pro R1 Blue Trike To Tri-Scooter, £29.99, houseoffraser.co.uk

Build your little one’s confidence with this trike-to-scooter combo. Once your child has mastered the trike they can move on to the trike scooter. This folds into a compact size and has a robust locking mechanism to maintain shape at all times. 
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Carrera Coast Balance Bike, £59.99, Halfords.com

With rubber tyres and a comfy saddle this high quality balance bike is a great starter bike. It also has mudguards to protect (a little bit) from mess and a bell, so you know your toddler is coming.
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Little Tikes Jelly Beans Ride-On, £32.99, Amazon

Great for encouraging the development of motor skills, this new ride-on is available in four colours, pink, red, green and orange. It has easy grip handles and a comfortable smooth seat to ensure your little one enjoys riding around on his own, both indoors and out.
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Wishbone 3-in-1 Apple-A-Day Pushbike, £146, Amazon

Suitable from 12 months, this bike starts with three wheels, helping babies to walk and then ride. It then converts to two-wheels for a pedal-less bike – so your toddler can learn to balance. Finally, you can raise the seat and flip the frame to transform the bike into one of the largest balance bikes on the market.
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SmarTrike , £59.99, Amazon

This recently launched trike literally has everything for your toddler AND you – including a sun canopy, detachable storage bag and zippered pouch (we’re surprised it doesn’t have it’s own sound system!). It has a swivel wheel to make it super-easy to steer, and a button which allows you to switch the steering between yourself and your child. Suitable from 10 months.
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Kiddimoto Kurve Scooter, £59.99, Amazon

For patriotic parents, this  balance bike is suitable from two years. The seat can be adjusted as your toddler grows and comes in lots of designs!
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Radio Flyer Grow 'N Go Bike, £160, Amazon

With a cute retro look, this bike has training wheels for added stability and an electronic unit providing lights and sounds.
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Personalised Balance Bike, £84.99, dorothyandtheodore.com

This wooden bicycle features a vibrant pink flower design and has a bell on the handlebars. You can make it an extra special gift by personalising it with your child's name on the side (up to 8 letters) in wooden lettering. Suitable for children three years and above.
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Chicco Pelican Trike, £29.99, Amazon

With an adjustable seat and 3-point safety belt this trike will keep your little rider secure while he rides. It also has a removable ‘push mama’ telescopic handle so you can help your toddler while riding. The ‘beak basket’ at the front is perfect for storing anything from favourite toys to a snack or a drink. Suitable for 18 months and older.
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LikeABike Jumper Balance Bike, £154.95, Amazon

The Jumper bike is made from high-grade aluminium, making it extremely strong and durable whilst also being lightweight (3.4kg) enough for your little one to control. At the higher end of the price spectrum, you’re paying for premium materials.
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Neon Toddle Bike, £23.95, Amazon

Weighing just 0.8kg, this lightweight ride-on is perfect if your toddler has ridden it to the park, but is too tired to ride it back and you have to carry it. It helps develop gross motor skills such as balance, co-ordination, turning and self-propulsion and is suitable as soon as your little one can walk confidently, usually 12-18 months.
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Kiddimoto Superbike, £99.99, Amazon

The Superbike features a mock-up of an exhaust pipe, pneumatic tyres for a super smooth ride and real motorbike designs providing your speed-king toddler with the closest thing to a motorbike experience (but a lot safer, obvs).
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Peppa Pig Bike, £39.99, Amazon

Ideal for all little Peppa Pig fans this pretty, pink bike features characters from the hit TV series within the design. The bike also has a full chain guard to protect little fingers and clothing from dirt and oil.
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Wonderworld Wooden Tricycle, £50, Amazon

Eco-mums, look out for this fantastic ride-on, which is made from sustainable rubberwood. The company that makes it follow a strict eco policy which means a tree is planted for every one used in manufacture. Suitable from 18 months.
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Skoot Ride-On Suitcase, £49.99, Amazon

Based on a scooter, but with up to 13 litres of packing space, this is an ideal ride-on for when you’re travelling. The front wheel and handles make it easy for your toddler to steer (so less chance of those awkward moments where your toddler ploughs straight into a fellow passenger)…you hope.
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Early Rider Spherovelo Juno, £69, Amazon

This space-age ride-on is designed to be perfectly balanced so it won’t topple over. It’s suitable from 10-24 months and manufacturers claim it’s the world’s first ride on to accelerate the development of young children by helping them make the connection between their senses (vision, pressure, equilibrium) and their motor system. There are two settings – stable with stabilisers on and ready-for-balance when removed.
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Red Metal Car, £65, Amazon

This vintage style ride-on car will provide your toddler with just the inspiration for him to imagine himself driving through the streets, helping to boost his mental development as well as get him used to pushing himself around. Recommended for ages one to three years.
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Micro Scooters Mini Micro 3-in-1 Scooter with Seat and O-Bar Handle, £79.99, Amazon

A scooter with a detachable mini seat, this will take your toddler from first wobbles – hence the sturdy seat – to more confident scootering. With the seat, it’s suitable for one to three years and as a scooter only it can be used from three to five years.
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Early Rider Alley Runner 14 Road, £120, Amazon

If your little one fancies themself as a bit of a Bradley Wiggins or Victoria Pendleton, then this balance bike is perfect. The lower centre of gravity created with the ‘road bike’ handlebars provides greater control and stability and allows your child to push off more freely and drive the balance bike. Surely the first step to his or her racing career... Suitable from three to five years.
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Ride-On Wheelybug Pig, £54.99, Amazon

Wheelybugs go backwards, forwards, sideways, round and round. The bodies are padded for a comfy ride, and letting your toddler push himself around will promote self-confidence, spatial awareness and motor skills.
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Mookie Scuttlebug Dragonfly, £29.99, Amazon

Portable and compact, this scooter folds for easy storage and transportation, so you can easily take it wherever you go. The 3-wheel design makes it stable, giving your toddler the freedom to develop balance and steering skills safely. Best of all? The trike needs no assembly as you simply unfold it.
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Micro Scooters Balance Bike, £99.99, Amazon

Perfect for children aged 2-5 years old, this balance bike helps your little one quickly master balance and control to help him make a smooth transition to a bike with pedals. The frame is lightweight with puncture free wheels and comes in green, orange, pink, purple and yellow.
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