There so many options when it comes to the best ride on toys for toddlers all the way through teens. How do you know what to get or what is best? Will they like it? This gift guide will help you to decide the best ride on toy for your child’s age range.
Kids of all ages love toys they can ride on. From sitting, standing, pushing or simply gliding, ride-on toys are a hit across the board. Riding toys vary greatly for toddlers all the way up to teenagers, but children get the same joy out of them, regardless of their age or the style of toy the are using.
Here are our picks for the best ride on toys for kids from toddlers to teenagers.
Best Ride On Toys for Toddlers (2-3 Year Olds)
Radio Flyer 3-In-1 EZ Folding Wagon with Canopy
The Radio Flyer 3-in-1 EZ Folding Wagon with Canopy is the perfect ride on toy for toddlers because of its versatility and durability. Young kids love to ride in wagons for fun and this one doesn’t disappoint. With seating for two, cup holders for drinks, and a large canopy for shade, all your toddler will need is a riding buddy to share the ride with!
Little Tikes Cozy Truck Ride-On
The Little Tykes Cozy Truck is a favorite for toddlers and preschoolers. Besides the fact that the design of the Cozy Truck is absolutely adorable, it is also durable and safe for play for your little one. It features “off road” wheels which makes it easy to play on a wide variety of surfaces.
Don’t forget the battery-powered Little Tykes Gas Pumper so your toddler can fill up with gas and go!
Step2 Up & Down Roller Coaster Ride On
You can turn your backyard or playroom into a full-on amusement park with this roller coaster ride on. Kids are able to ride a small car down a 10-foot long roller coaster track. The plastic is durable and lasts for years, regardless if it is used indoors or outdoors.
Power Wheels Lil’ Quad
The Power Wheels Lil Quad is the perfect size for your toddler to climb on and off by themselves. It features a push-button start then runs at a slow speed, ensuring your little one doesn’t lose control or fall off. They’ll love feeling like a big kid on this Power Wheels while the safety features make it safe.
Radio Flyer Scoot-About
Radio Flyer has been a well known, popular brand for many years. The Scoot About is one of their newer releases that gives little kids the ability to feel like they are an older kid. It’s steel frame makes it extremely durable and it’s small size gives 1-3 year olds the ability to scoot their feet along the ground to move about. The seat is adjustable, giving you some growing room as they get taller.
Little Tikes Princess Horse & Carriage
It’s no secret that little girls love princesses so this Little Tykes Princess Horse and Carriage is the perfect toy! The horse features reins that can either be pulled by the parents or turned the opposite way as a fun handle for the kids inside. There is a removable floor board for safety when you are either pulling the carriage or allowing your child to push off the ground with their feet.
Step2 Whisper Ride II Ride On Push Car
Your toddler will enjoy the fun Step 2 Whisper Ride On Push Car as they ride up and down to get to their destination. Step 2 never lets us down with durability, and their push car is no different. This ride features a handle in the back for pushing, two cup holders and a seat belt for safety.
Fisher-Price Harley-Davidson Tough Trike
Just because they are little doesn’t mean they shouldn’t be able to have a Harley! The Tough Trike will get your toddler up and moving. It is pedal-powered and features tough, durable tires to get them most anywhere they’d like to go!
Best Ride On Toys for Preschoolers (4-6 Year Olds)
Strider 14X 2-in-1 Balance to Pedal Bike
Balance bikes allow young kids to learn to master balancing on a bike before they move to pedaling. Strider has been at the forefront of the balance bike movement and now has a bike that transitions from balance to pedals for kids who are ready. The Strider 14X Sport is lightweight and features an adjustable seat and handlebars so it can grow with your preschooler.
The Original PlasmaCar by PlaSmart
The Plasmacar is a little different than most ride on toys because while it is powered, there aren’t any peddles or batteries. Your child will sit down and twist the handle back and forth to propel themselves forward. The Plasmacar is built sturdy and will last through the years for indoor or outdoor play.
Micro Mini Deluxe LED Kick Scooter
Lights make everything more fun and exciting for preschoolers. This Micro Mini LED Kick Scooter gives kids the fun of a scooter with the added fun of motion-activated LED light up front wheels. The plus for parents is the anti-slip silicone deck for added safety.
Fisher-Price Grow-to-Pro 3-in-1 Skateboard
Seeing your preschooler on a skateboard can make any parent nervous, but the Grow-to-Pro 3-in-1 Skateboard will ease all those fears. It features a detachable handle to help your child gain balance and wheels that may be raised when they move into pro status. It’s perfectly made for their size and safety.
Peg Perego John Deere Ground Force Tractor with Trailer
This farm tractor replica features two speeds plus reverse along with automatic brakes. The rugged wheels will provide traction in grass, dirt, gravel or the pavement. If that’s not enough, this tractor has a built in FM radio so your child can listen to tunes while they drive around.
AppleRound Green Horse Hopper Ride-on Bouncy Animal
This inflatable horse is fun for your kids to bounce around the house and get their energy out. It features four legs that help your preschooler learn balance and coordination. It also comes with a pump for easy refills.
Power Wheels Dune Racer
Don’t let it’s tough appearance scare you, this Power Wheels Dune Racer features power lock brakes and metal sidebars for support. It will drive 2.5-5 mph forward and 2.5 mph in reverse. It’s tough tires will get your preschooler through hard surfaces, wet grass and rough terrain.
Ezyroller Classic Ride On Toy
This ride-on is different than most because your preschooler will sit on the seat and then use light/left leg movements to move themselves across the floor. It’s rugged design will last through years of play, giving them a lot of exercise along the way.
Best Ride On Toys for 7-9 Year Olds
Rollplay 12 Volt Nighthawk Ride On Toy
Your child will have a blast with the Nighthawk as they whiz by at speeds up to 6mph. It features start and stop pedals and unique steering by leaning right/left to do quick turns. It is perfect for your thrill seeker.
XinoSports Inline Roller Skates with Light Up Illuminating Wheels
Rollerblades are a great way to get kids outside playing and exercising. Featuring fun light-up wheels, the XinoSports Inline Roller Skates will do just that. They come with 4-size adjustability so kids won’t grow out of them so fast. They’ll grow with your child and last for years to come!
Power Wheels Wild Thing
Power Wheels Wild Thing is a fun ride on toy kids will be begging to play with. It features two joy sticks that control forward and reverse movement and spinning motion. This battery-powered toy can handle all kinds of different terrains and go for speeds of up to 5 miles per hour. It’s every kids dream!
Razor Power Core E90 Electric Scooter
This is a kids scooter but with much more power. You can reach speeds up to 10 mph for up to 80 minutes of continuous use. It’s perfect for kids ages 8 and up and will hold up to 120 pounds. Features include a kick start, high-torque hub motor, push-button throttle, hand-operated front fender brake, urethane front wheel, and retractable kickstand.
Roller Derby Youth Girls Firestar Roller Skate
Available in 4 color combinations, these skates will fit your child’s style. They feature a sport shoe design and lightweight beam frame. The bonus for you, if your child likes wearing them in the house, the toestop is non-marking. You won’t have any markings to clean up.
RoyalBaby Freestyle Kid’s Bike 18-inch with Kickstand
Don’t let the name fool you, this bike isn’t for a baby. It is available up to 20 inches and has a rugged design. It features front caliper brakes, rear band brakes and a quick release seat post clamp. It’s easy to put together and is very sturdy.
Best Ride On Toys for 10-12 Year Olds
RipStik Ripster Caster Board
The RipStik Ripster Caster Board is a great ride on toy for kids who love to do tricks. The board pivots backward and forward for smooth turns and features a slip-resistant top for control and safety and is light weight for easy maneuvering. Kids can show off some seriously sweet moves with this board.
Razor A5 Lux Scooter
This scooter is one of the highest rated due to its durability and sleek finish. It has 200mm urethane wheels that allow for larger riders. Portability and storage is easy because you are able to fold it in half.
GOTRAX Hoverfly Ion LED Hoverboard
This hoverboard is perfect for all ages. It has a self-balancing mode that will balance on its own with or without a rider. You can pick from 8 different colors, all of which feature LED lights on the wheels and two LED headlights.
2PM SPORTS Vinal Girls Adjustable Inline Skates with Light up Wheels
Does anything make inline skates more fun than light up wheels? Of course not! These skates are available in two different colors and sizes from kids to adult. The boot is comfortable for little feet and the straps ensure their ankle is supported.
Razor Dune Buggy
Razor’s compact dune buggy will reach up to 10 mph and is designed for ages 8 years and older. The buggy will hold up to 120lbs. Safety is a high priority with it’s protective padding, diamond plate floorboards and safety flag.
Mongoose Legion Mag Freestyle BMX Bike
This BMX bike features a sturdy steel frame and steel handlebars with brakes for speed control and stops. The Mongoose Legion Mag Freestyle BMX Bike also features 20-inch wheels, perfect for showing off at the bike park. It’s a great BMX bike and gets incredible reviews for the price point.
Razor MX350 Dirt Rocket
Best Ride On Toys for Teens (13 years and up)
Powell Golden Dragon Flying Dragon Complete Skateboard
This skateboard is good for not only experts but beginners alike. The plastic board deck is small in size (31 inches), which is ideal for riders that need a sturdy skateboard with easy versatility.
XPRIT Hoverboard with Bluetooth Speaker
This hoverboard is unique because it features a bluetooth speaker that allows you to listen to your favorite music while you zoom around. You can reach up to 6mph. It will support up to 165lbs.
Swagtron K1 Girl or Boy Kick Scooter
This scooter will grow with your child up to 220lbs. They will enjoy a smooth ride thanks to its 120mm front and 100mm rear wheels. It is easy to transport or store due to it’s 6.42lb weight and ability to fold down.
Rollerblade Zetrablade Inline Skate
Zetrablade is an entry level inline skate. It is perfect for the beginner or casual skater. The high cuff gives added stability and ankle support. The 80mm wheels blend speed and control, giving a smooth ride and moderate skate pace.
Razor Pocket Mod Miniature Euro Electric Scooter
This fun vintage inspired scooter reaches up to 15 miles per hour. It will hold up to 170 lbs and is designed for children ages 13 and up. Your child will appreciate the 40 minutes of continuous use before having to recharge.
Sixthreezero Around the Block Women’s Cruiser Bike
This vintage-styled cruiser is available in a wide variety of colors. It is available in 24” and 26” along with a variety up speeds up to 21-speed. It offers an upright riding style and dual-spring saddle for comfort.