3 Wheel Scooters for Older Children




3 Wheel Scooters for Older Children

3 wheel scooters are becoming more and more popular with older children for many reasons. Some children prefer the stability of being on 3 wheels. Other children may have dyspraxia or other conditions, which means they prefer using 3 wheels.

The good news is there are many options of 3 wheel scooters for the older age group.

The scooters below are 3 wheel scooters designed for older children from around aged 5 or 6 to 12 years old.

✔️ Top Tip - When choosing a scooter the handlebar should be adjustable so that it is around hip to waist height on the rider. A handlebar which is too low or a too high makes the scooter very difficult to control. 
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Maxi Micro Deluxe Scooter (5 to 12 years)


The Micro Maxi Deluxe is a high quality, 3 wheel scooter with outstanding construction and design. It's smooth, agile and quiet, making it a joy to ride. A telescopic height-adjustable handlebar ensures the perfect height for kids of all ages up to 12 years or a height of 152cm.

Long Lasting
One of the things I love about Micro scooters is that all their parts are repairable and replaceable, keeping scooters out of the landfill and on the road. Pass it onto younger siblings or sell it secondhand when finished with.

Age Recommendation
It's designed for kids aged 5 to 12 who are between 110cm and 152cm tall. If your child is towards the end of this range, it may be also worth checking out the 3 wheel Micro kickboard scooter below.

Adjustable Handlebar
Adjust the handlebar at any point between 67cm to 93cm. It's super easy and quick to adjust with a quick-release clamp. Ideally, you want the handlebar to come up to waist height on a child, and the lowest height setting of 67cm will be fine for small children. Likewise, the highest handlebar setting of 93cm is fine for many 12 year olds. Micro constructed the bar with anodised aluminium, protecting against wear and tear.

The Ride 

The high quality PU wheels measure 120mm at the front and 80mm wheel at the rear, giving a smooth and quiet roll along the pavement. There's no rattling on the Maxi Micro! The kids control the scooter by leaning to steer, so you lean to turn left and right. This allows them to "surf the sidewalk", making the ride is quick and agile. As the scooter is so light at just 2.5kg, it makes it so easy to control. It's also a doddle to pick up and carry, up a steep hill or stairs.

Safety is paramount on the Micro Maxi Deluxe. It features a raised silicone Micro branded deck which improves grip. A substantial rear brake makes it easy and quick to stop without scuffing shoes.

Is it foldable? 
The Maxi Micro Deluxe isn't foldable. However, you can remove the bar from the base for easy transportation and storage.

Are there any other upgrades?

You can upgrade the Maxi Micro Deluxe to have chopper handlebars, which give even more control and easier balance. Or why not stand out with LED wheels?

Verdict:

Best for - This is a great scooter for all age ranges. Its low handlebar setting accommodates younger, smaller children and the highest handlebar height many tall children. It is lightweight and built to last so very difficult to go wrong. You won't need to buy another 3 wheel scooter for your child.

Not ideal for - those on a tight budget.​

✔️ Top Tip - Lightweight scooters can be advantageous. They are easy to carry and easy for younger, smaller children to control. For example, it's easier for them to lift up and down steps and kerbs. 

3 Style Scooters (5 to 8 years)



The 3styles RGS2 scooter is recommended for children age 5 to 8 years old with a weight capacity of up to 50kg. It's much cheaper than the Maxi Micro so a good option if you're on a budget. Although the handlebar doesn't extend to as high as the Maxi Micro scooter so it won't last kids as long.

Handlebar

The handlebar has 5 adjustable height settings which are 52cm, 72cm, 76cm and 80cm. This should accommodate most kids in the recommended age range (and perhaps a bit younger too). The handlebar is foldable, making the 3style scooter easy to transport and store.

Weight of Scooter

The scooter weighs 3.5kg so it's not as light as the Maxi Micro scooter but still should be fine to carry when needed.

Steering
There is an easy glide, tilt to lean steering system. Kids lean to go left and right to change direction.

Wheels

The PU wheels offer a smooth ride and features LED lights that light up as the wheel spins. Great for being seen on dark evenings. They don't need charging or batteries to work. The front wheels measure 120mm and the back 80mm double wheel offers stability when riding.

Longevity

The handlebar only extends up to 80cm (which is 13cm less than the Maxi Micro), so it will be fine for most kids up to 8 years old (and maybe a bit older - it will depend on how tall your child is). You can measure your child and see how high 80cm will be against their body. Ideally, you want the handlebar to come up to around waist height as this is the most comfortable. height when scooting.

You can get some replacement parts for this scooter, such as wheels and hand grips. This helps keep the scooter on the road for longer if these parts need replacing. However, unfortunately not every part can be replaced like on the Maxi Micro.

Verdict

Overall, if you are on a budget and looking for a scooter for the 5 plus age group, this is a good choice. Kids love the LED light up wheels and there are 6 bright colours to choose from too.

 

3StyleScooters (7 to 10 years)


3style scooters have designed an affordable 3 wheel scooter which they recommend from 7 to 10 years old. Its stand-out features include chunky LED light up wheels and its brightly coloured design. This scooter is actually the same as the 3 style scooter aimed at the 5 to 8 year old age group (featured above), only the wheels are different.  

Height Adjustable

The handlebar is adjustable to 4 different height settings (52cm, 72cm, 76cm and 80cm). As previously said, the handlebar should be about waist height for optimum comfort and control when scooting. This version of the 3style scooter doesn't have a handlebar which extends any higher than the 3style scooter aimed at the 5 to 8 year group which is a little odd. The best thing to do is to measure the height of the handlebar against your child to see how high it extends. Some 10 year olds may find the top height of 80cm a little low.

Foldable
The scooter has a folding mechanism that is great for storing, carrying and transporting a scooter in the car.

Wheels
The 2" wide chunky LED wheels are great for cruising. Larger wheels tend to go over cracks and bumps in the pavement more easily giving a smoother and faster ride. The wheels are made of PU material and they have ABEC 5 bearings.
Steering
This scooter also has an easy glide, tilt to lean steering system. Kids lean to go left and right to change direction. If kids are used to steering with the handlebars, it may take them a little effort to get used to this new method of steering. However, the tilt to lean steering is fairly intuitive so they should pick it up in no time.
Weight
The scooter weighs approximately 3.5kg so is heavier than the Maxi Micro, but still fairly lightweight. Lighter scooters are easier to carry when needed.
Longevity
The 3 style scooters website sells some spare parts including hand grips and wheels. This is great as the scooter can be repaired when these parts wear out. The downside is that unlike the Maxi Micro, not all the scooter parts can be replaced, so it will end up in landfill at some point.
Verdict:
Best For:  
The 7 plus age group who are looking for an affordable 3 wheel scooter with light up wheels.
Not Ideal for - Taller 10 year olds. Some 10 year olds will require a higher handlebar setting.
✔️ Top Tip - 120mm are slightly bigger than standard sized 100mm wheels on two wheel scooters but bigger wheels will give a smoother ride over bumps and cracks in the pavement. 

Globber Master Scooter (4 to 14  years)

 

Globber have a couple of scooters for older children and this Master is suitable for kids aged 4 to 14 who are under the 50kg weight limit.

Adjustable Handlebar

The wide adjustable t-bar can be set at 5 different height setting, starting at 74cm and reaching up to 94cm. It's easily foldable with a safe and easy-to-use side push button. This makes transporting the scooter a breeze when you need to.

Deck

Another plus point is the extra wide deck topped with soft anti-slip EVA foam making riders feel stable and comfortable. An extra-long composite rear brake add to a child's safety as they ride.

Steering Lock Button

There's also a steering lock button which when pressed in means the scooter can only go forwards and backwards. This is helpful when kids start scooting as they just have to concentrate on moving in a straight line before worrying about steering.

Wheels

High quality PU casted 120mm front wheels and an 80mm back wheel ensure a smooth ride along the pavement. Super soft dual-colour PR handlebar grips also add to the comfort while scooting.

Globber has become a household name in the scooter world and this is just one of their many offerings. Perfect to see kids scooting until their teenage years.

Globber Ultimum (age 5 to adult)

The Globber Ultimum scooter's unique selling point is its longevity. Amazingly it adjusts up to 101cm high, so this will last most kids well into their teenage years. And adults can hop on and have a go too.

Height adjustable handlebar

It has a 6 height adjustable t-bar from 76cm to 101cm, which suits kids from aged 5 up to adults who are under the weight limit of 100kg.

Steering

One of its unique features is a patented adjustable steering angle control system. What is that? Effectively it's adjustable steering control so you turn a dial to make the turning circles tighter or looser. It means you can adjust the steering to suit the rider.

The deck and foldability 

For safety, there's an extra wide deck with anti-slip grips.

Additionally, there's a patented, elliptic folding system. Easily fold it down into trolley mode where you can pull it along (or carry it if you prefer).

Wheels

Finally, extra wide 125mm PU cast wheels to ensure a speedy, comfortable and safe ride.

Choose this scooter if adults want to have a go as well!

Boldcube Scooter

Bright, colorful with light up wheels, the eye catching Boldcube 3 wheel scooter will definitely stand out from the scooter crowd.

Height Recommendation

The Boldcube 3 wheel scooter is recommended for kids between the height range of 75cm to 135cm. The handlebar can be adjusted to 5 different heights, 65cm, 70cm, 76cm, 83cm and 89cm.

Foldable 

It features an easy fold design so in just 2 steps you can fit the scooter in the back of your car, on your buggy or the corner of a cafe.

Wheels

Large front wheels add stability. The advantage of having bigger wheels is that they will go further in a shorter amount of time and will go over small bumps and cracks in the pavement more easily.

Deck

The brightly coloured wide deck is 13cm across at the widest point. This gives kids lots of stability when scooting.

Weight and Steering

The scooter weighs 2.7kg so is easy to carry when needed. It has a lean to steer steering mechanism, so lean in the direction you want to turn.

 

Micro Scooters Kickboard Scooter

The Micro Kickboard is a 3 wheel scooter aimed at ages 12 plus and adults. It's a unique scooter, as it has interchangeable handlebars. Scoot freely and quickly with the joystick handle or take full control with the traditional t-bar handle.

It's a lean and steer scooter so it's manoeuvred by leaning in the direction of intended travel and with a shock-absorbing, flexible, wood and fibreglass deck and 120mm wheels you're in for a smooth ride.

The scooter has an adjustable handlebar (71cm-100cm) meaning you can find the perfect scooting stance for you.

As with all micro scooters, the key parts can be repaired or replaced, helping keep the scooter out of the landfill.

Homcom Tri Scooter


Another option of 3 wheel scooter for older children are tri scooters, also known as flickr or caster scooters.

The Homcom works by sliding your feet, twisting your hips and moving from side to side propel the scooter forwards. The scooter allows the rider to propel forward without ever having to pedal or touch the ground, a low-impact exercise.

It's ideal for use on smooth flat surfaces.

It's great for building strength on legs, body coordination and balance.

The scooter can be folded up for easy storage and transport.