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The best double bike trailer for you and your children

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The best double bike trailer for you and your children UK 2021

There's nothing better than going on a cycling adventure with your family, seeing the sights and getting the best of the fresh air. With young kids, sometimes it can be difficult to know the best way to travel with them safely, especially when you have two children. This is where a double child bike trailer can come in handy.

With two seats for young children and toddlers, you can get lightweight, durable and weatherproof bike trailers to make your life easy. All you need to do is attach to your adult bike and away you go. 

These can be especially handy if your tot doesn't know how to ride a bike or you'd rather them keep safe in a trailer on the back of yours. If you don't need a double-seated bike trailer, you can also get a single-seated bike trailer for one child. It might be better to invest in a twin bike trailer if you have a child but want to carry more baggage or if you want more space for your child.

What age should my child be for a double child bike trailer?

Toddlers and children are suitable for a double child bike trailer from when they can hold their heads up unassisted. This is usually from nine months but can be up to 12 months, so you should be able to tell with your child. A double child bike trailer is not suitable for a newborn baby.

On the other hand, most trailers have maximum weights and also possible heights they can take on, so there is no limit to what age a child can be for a bike trailer but you should be aware of your child's weight before investing in a trailer. The max weight for some of the following trailers can go up to 40kg.

All bike trailers range in their features, so be sure to check the specifications of any bike trailer before you invest.

The best twin bike trailers for children UK 2021

Best double bike trailer for up to 35kg

This Bellelli Bike is a great all-round option, carrying kids for up to a max weight of 35kg. It's foldable, easy to assemble and has a universal bike attachment to make it simple for you. As well as this, it provides comfort for your children with a well padded back with windproof and waterproof shelter for any cycling trip. 

Dimensions: L80cm x W80cm x H30cm

Weight: 14kg

Max child height: 1.1m

Max combined weight: 30kg

Review: "The Bellelli Bike taxi is absolutely fantastic. My two children love going out in it. It is very easy to put together and fit. It is also very sturdy with the solid base."

Best value double child bike trailer

If you want a double child bike trailer that's more bang for your buck, this HOMCOM 2 in 1 is a great value piece for any family with two children. On offer right now, this trailer is just under £100 and has shock absorbing tyres, quick assembly and reflectors on wheels for the ultimate safety when travelling. It also works as a stroller for extra efficiency when out and about. 

Dimensions: L130cm x W90cm x H110cm

Weight: 18.5kg

Max combined weight: 40kg

Suitable age: 18 months

Review: "My two younger grandkids love this trailer. I haul them everywhere with it. We also use it as a park stoller for the two year old. The trailer itself is very sturdy, our grandson loves it so much that he won't get out of it."

Best easy set-up double child bike trailer

Looking for a double child bike trailer that's easy to set up for ultimate efficiency on the go? This Halfords classic twin trailer can be set up in 10 minutes so you can unpack and go whenever you want. It has high visibility, safety harness, bug screen and rain shield too. 

Dimensions: H80cm x L80cm x W60cm

Max combined weight: up to 36kg

Max child height: 1.05m

Suitable age: from 12 months

Review: "My almost four-year-old son loves it! In fact, he gets his friends for a ride and I don't mind pulling the two of them. Assembling was relatively simple. Once assembled, attaching to the bike and removing it for storage takes a few minutes - I do it almost every day!"

Best double child bike trailer with easy storage

This vidaXL kids' bicycle trailer is perfect for easy storage because it's foldable, making it extra easy to put in the boot of a car or pack away. It also has a five-point safety harness for safety and can seat two children up to a weight of 30kg. 

Dimensions: 137 x 77 x 87 cm

Weight: ‎11.5 kg

Max combined weight: up to 30kg

Suitable age: from 18 months

Best all-around double child bike trailer

More expensive than our other options, this Scwinn double child bike trailer is rated for its ease in setting up and great experience in driving around. It has plenty of room for two young children and the large rubber 10-inch tyres make travelling extra smoother, perfect for picky kids. Well worth your money if you're looking for something that's efficient and comfortable.

Dimensions: ‎83.82 x 77.47 x 22.86 cm

Weight: 17.58kg

Max combined weight: up to 40kg

Suitable age: from 12 months

Review: "I love this! I have used it as both a stroller and a bike trailer for my 40lb autistic girl and I can say it’s fabulous. My 8 year old even rides in it sometime although her head touches the top her feet have plenty of room. This is great for tall kids! My 3 year old is as tall as the average 5 year old and has plenty of room to grow into this! I highly recommend."

Best double bike trailer for compact design

This Decathlon double bike trailer stands out as our top choice for a compact design. Perfect if you're looking for a bike trailer that folds up and stores away in a car boot easily. The wheels are removable and the chair packs away well and is lightweight for transport. Great for an adventurous family. 

Dimensions (unfolded): 130 x 80 x 87cm

Weight: 13.3kg

Max combined weight: 41kg

Max child height (size measured between the child's hip and head): 59 cm

Suitable age: from 12 months

Review: "This has to be the best bike trailer I have ever owned. It goes together really easy and is very light weight. Both my grandchildren love it. I have a three-year-old and a tiny 15-month-old, they sit in it really well with plenty of room. You don't even realise you are pulling it, it's the light even with the children in it. I really can't recommend it highly enough. The kids love to look out the sides to see where we are going. Worth every penny, it collapses down easy for storage and takes couple of minutes to set back up again."

Best child bike trailer that doubles as a buggy

If multifunctionality is what you're looking for in your twin bike trailer, this QERIDOO is perfect, doubles up as a buggy and has safety in mind for ultimate comfort. It has enhanced comfort with headrests, head protector and five safety points, as well as easy manoeuvring with the buggy wheel. There are loads of features in this Sportrex trailer so it has everything you could want for efficiency. 

Dimensions: cabin height: 95 cm; max. clearance width: 81 cm; length in trailer mode: 145 cm; push handle height: 60–120 cm

Max combined weight: up to 43.5kg

Max child height: 1.16m

Suitable age: from 12 months

Review: "Great design and quality, definitely Qeridoo made things to last. I had a cheaper trailer before this one and the experience was not good, first thing you notice are the seats, the Qeridoo is much confortable with better seat belt system making it safer for the kids. Better to invest more but have a better product that doesn’t start breaking in few months."

 
  • Author: Caitlin Casey Caitlin Casey
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Caitlin Casey is a Commercial Content Writer for Bauer writing across brands like What's The Best, Yours, Mother&Baby, Heat and Closer. Completing her undergraduate at the University of Kent, Caitlin has a BA in English Literature and Creative Writing. There, she held a position as Sports Editor and then Website Editor of InQuire Media, the student publication.

Women’s issues and lifestyle are at the heart of Caitlin’s passions, especially products that explode across social media – she even wrote and published her own poetry book on modern women and celebrity culture.

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