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What Is The Best Travel Scooter for Kids?
Are you looking to take a lightweight and compact travel scooter for your kids on your travels? Taking a scooter on holiday means that kids who are reluctant to walk can keep up without moaning. They can also be fun for exploring!
However, packing a scooter in our luggage can bring challenges. If travelling by airplane, you will have weight limits with your luggage or have a limited amount of luggage you can take on board. If you are travelling by car, a scooter may be hard to fit in the car with all the other bags you are taking. This may put you off taking a scooter along with you. But fear not, there are many scooters that can accommodate for these problems.
Wherever you are going the important considerations for a scooter to take on holiday are that it is lightweight so is easy to carry and will fit inside your luggage. It must be able to fold or have an easily removable handlebar so you can fit it in your suitcase or the car.
Here are some options of good scooters for travelling with the kids.
Mini Micro Scooter (Classic)
It's no secret on this website that I love the mini micro scooter and I think you will find most people who make the investment and buy one feel the same. It also makes the best scooter for travelling with young children.
Super Lightweight - Probably the most lightweight scooter on the market coming in at 1.5kg. This means it won't add much to your luggage weight which is great if you are flying and don't want to pay extra for luggage.
Removeable Handlebar - Although this scooter cannot fold you can very easily remove the handlebar to fit it in your car or your suitcase too.
Age Recommendation - 3 to 5 years
Mini Micro Scooter (Deluxe)
The Mini Micro Deluxe is very similar to the classic scooter above expect it's foldable, it's age range covers 2 to 5 years and it has an adjustable handlebar. The adjustable handlebar and folding mechanism adds just a little bit more weight to the scooter. So it weighs 1.8kg and not 1.5kg like the classic. It has more features than the classic but does costs a little bit more.
Very lightweight - next to the micro classic, it probably is the lightest scooter for young children out there with a weight of just 1.8kg
Adjustable handlebar - the handlebar adjust from 48 to 64 cm
The t-bar can be removed from the base for easy transportation.
Age Recommendaton - 2 to 5 years
Which scooter you get may depend on the age of your child, how much you want to spend and if it's important the scooter can quickly fold and unfold.
Y Glider to-Go Travel Scooter and Backpack
What an awesome solution for travel and moving kids through airports - aimed at the 5 to 8 age group.
The Y Glider To-Go effortlessly switches between 3 modes of transportation – ride, carry and travel.
1.) Kids can wear they backpack and scoot along.
2.) Or attach the backpack to the scooter and ride it.
3.) Or fold the scooter up to use it as a suitcase
The bag isn't massive but great to carry some extra clothes or books and toys.
The lean-to-steer scooter itself features a height-adjustable handlebar for growing kids aged 5-8 yrs old.
You'll need to check airline regulations to make sure you the size isn't too big for hand luggage restrictions.
Zinc Flyte Case Scooter
Would the kids love to scoot with their luggage rather than walk? This suitcase/scooter combo could be the optimal choice for them.
It's both a scooter and a suitcase. Pack your suitcase (it has a 25 litre capacity) and then ride it along as a scooter. The scooter can be folded down into the suitcase when needed. You can also just use the scooter handlebar to pull the suitcase along as well. And the handles can be used to carry the case.
There are lots of different designs to choose from including a space, dinosaur, unicorn, shark and owl design. It's aimed at kids between 4 and 8 years old.
The scooter should be fine to fit as cabin luggage although the size you can take on varies between airlines, so check with your airline before you buy and fly.
Maxi Micro Scooter
Removable Handlebar - the scooter isn't foldable but the handle can be detached from the base. A folding mechanism adds weight to a scooter which is why to keep the scooter lightweight, micro haven't added one.
Height adjustable handlebar - from 68cm - 91cm
Age Recommendation - 5 - 12 years
JD Bug Street Scooter
If you're looking for a lightweight and foldable 2 wheel scooter to take on holiday with you this is a fantastic option.
JD Bug Junior Street Scooter
Another option of 2 wheel scooter for a younger child is the JD Bug Junior scooter which is slightly smaller than the JD Bug street scooter featured above, weighs less and has a slightly younger age recommendation. It's also cheaper so worth considering for younger children.
See an indepth comparison of the JD Bug Junior vs JD Bug Street.
If you're a fan of the micro scooters, the micro sprite is a lightweight two wheel option. It's not quite as light as the jd bug scooters and the sprite is more expensive. However, the micro family of scooters is well known for their high quality so you can be in doubt that this will last for years.
Lightest Stunt Scooter
Older kids and teens may request to take a stunt scooter away with them on holiday to use at the skate park. Stunt scooters don't have foldable or removable handlebars so they can be quite difficult to pack away in luggage. If you do want to take a stunt scooter away on your travels, it is best to choose a lighter one so it's easy to carry. Some stunt scooters are lighter than 3.5kg, so these are always a good option.