Two Wheel Scooters - Top Picks
When looking for a 2 wheel scooter it’s also worth bearing in mind your child’s age and ability. We have scooter guides for all age groups. There is also a lot to learn in terms of scooter features including which is the best material for scooter wheels, the ideal handlebar height and how much the scooter should weigh. Check out our scooter buying guide for a lowdown on all the features you should know about.
JD Bug Jr Street Scooter - Best Scooter for Younger Riders
This is the perfect option for young scooter riders who are ready to graduate onto 2 wheels. It is designed for kids from age 4 plus.
It has an adjustable handlebar with the lowest height setting at 63cm and the highest at 84.5cm. For the best control a handlbar should come up to around waist height on a child. You can therefore adjust the handlebar to the perfect height.
The scooter is also lightweight at just 2.4kg. This will make it easier for younger children to control.
Micro Sprite Scooter - Top Of The Range
The micro sprite is a great scooter designed for kids from around age 5 and up. Although there are reviews of 4 year olds using it too.
The front wheel is 120mm and the back is slightly smaller. A bigger front wheel means the scooter goes over cracks in the pavement more easily and the smaller, lighter wheel makes it easier to control.
It's height adjustable handlebar will grow with your child. There isn't set heights on the handebar you can literally choose any height you want really quickly and easily with the click release clamp. It's lightweight (2.7kg / about 6lbs) and it folds so its easy to carry.
It has a stand, so you can stand up upright. It has a springloaded brake so very easy to use.
The wheels are made of PU and have ABEC 5 bearings which offers a really, smooth, fast and quite ride.
The Micro Sprite is made by the same people who make mini micro scooters. Their scooters are little bit more expensive but are well designed and made with high quality materials so offer a smooth, quick, quiet ride and a durable scooter with excellent features.
JD Bug Street Scooter - A Great All Rounder!
JD Bug street scooter reviews are excellent, it's one of the UK's most popular brands and on paper this scooter looks good as well. It's recommended from age 8 but I think it would be fine for some children who are a bit younger than that as well.
This scooter folds with a single action folding/ unfolding mechanism and has a carrying handle too. A great choice for parents of children who want a 2 wheel scooter but may want you to carry it from time to time.
It has 100mm / 86a clear wheels. The 86a refers to the durometer (hardness) of the wheel. The higher the number the harder the wheel. Softer wheels tend to absorb more of the vibrations of the road. Harder wheels are more durable.
The handlebar is height adjustable so will grow with your child. The minimum height is 63 cm and the maximum height is 95 cm. The footplate is 51cm x 10cm.
This is a great scooter for cruising. Great for the school run. It has a weight limit of 100kg so adults can have a quick zoom on it too.
Not sure whether to get the JD Bug Junior Street scooter for younger children or go with the JD Bug Original Street Scooter for older kids, than check out our JD Bug Junior Vs Original comparison
Razor S Sports Scooter - Best Value
The Razor S Scooter is a good solid kick scooter which is durable and designed to last at a midrange price. One of the great things about this scooter is that it'svery portable. It's lightweight at just 2.4kg which makes it easy to carry when kids have had enough. The fixed handlebar is foldable so easy to store and transport.
The scooter has a 100kg wieght limit so can take the weight of most adults but it's recommended for children between the ages for 6 to 10 years old.
It features 100mm ureathane wheels which offer a smooth ride. It also offers a patented rear fender brake for speed control.
Best Budget Stunt Scooter (in Blue and Unicorn Designs)
If a low price is the top consideration, the Ozbozz scooters are one of the cheapest brands available. Ozbozz scooters have been around for many years and they are our top pick of the very cheapest scooters.
The Ozbozz two wheel scooters are aimed at kids from aged 5 plus (although some 4 year olds will be able to manage the scooter too).
The design and flashing wheels make them very popular with kids. They feature two designs, a standard blue one and a pink unicorn option. The Ozbozz scooters are also foldable and height adjustable too.
Read an indepth review of the Ozbozz scooter.
Big Wheel Kick Scooter - Hudora 205 wheel
Big wheel kick scooter have lots of advantages of smaller wheel ones. The bigger wheels make it a much smoother ride over cracks and bumps in the pavement and they are also quicker too.
They make good kick scooters for older kids as they generally have handlebars that extend higher and they are speedier too. They are better for older kids as the bigger wheels tend to make them a bit heavier so not as easy for little children to handle.
The Hudora 205 kick scooter has 205mm wheels (hence the name!). The 87a PU wheels offer a smooth, comfortable ride along the pavements, scooting easily over any bumps on the way. The Hudora features a handlebar that extends from 79 to 104 cm. The scooter folds and has adjustable shoulder straps making it easy to carry when needed. It's suitable for kids from aged 8 up to adults. The weight limit is 100kg.
The low level deck makes it easy for kids to scoot along as there isn't as much distance for the kicking leg to reach the ground making it very easy and comfortable to ride too.
If you want even bigger wheels, the Hudora 230 scooter is one to check out. It makes a great scooter for getting from a to b quickly.
Air tyres will offer kids a smooth and comfortable ride over a variety of surfaces and are particularly good at riding on wet surfaces whwn it has been riding. No worries about slipping around.
The Bikestar is one of the few scooters that offer air filled tyres for kids aged 7 years plus on a scooter. The scooter is spring-suspended and well cushioned for rides over sticks and stones.
Other unique features of the scooter include a hand brake which is unusual on a kids scooter (most will just have a rear foot brake). The hand brake has the advantage of offering extra safety and is also a great way to practice for when riding a bike.
The scooter also has mud guards to protect trousers from the wet and dirt. There is also a side stand so it can be kept upright when stored or when having a rest. No need to get the handlebars on this scooter dirty.
It is heavier that other kids scooters which can make it go a bit slower so it's not the best choice for the speediest of riders. However, it still picks up some speed and is a great option for riding over uneven and rougher terrain as well as on wet, slippery surfaces.
Grit Atom - Stunt Scooter For Kids Under 8
The bar height measures at 70cm (from the bottom of the floor to the top of the bar) which makes it a lot lower than a standard size bar so easier for kids to control.
It is solidly built with a heat treated alloy deck which his amller than standard mearuing 48.3cm by 10cm, again easier for smaller children to manoeuvre.
The 100m wheels have a nylon core & ABEC 7 bearings.
It's lightweight at just 3.3kg. A low weight makes it easier for the younger rider to handle. It comes at an excellent price point for a well made stunt scooter too.
Slamm Urban VII - Top Entry Level Stunt Scooter
The Slamm Urban VII is a great beginner scooter for the 8 plus age group. It features 110mm wheels which are the preferred size on stunt scooters for many pros. The wheels feature alloy cores so are super strong for withstanding jumps and tricks.
The scooter weighs 3.79kg. It looks cool with it's dipped y bar. It also features a composite steel flex brake, IHC compression, threadless headset, pro grips with bar resistant ends
The MGP VX9 Team scooter has been released by Madd Gear Pro in 2019. It's an awesome option of stunt scooter for kids aged 8 and up who are 4 feet tall and up.
The most impressive features of the MGP VX9 Team scooter and in the scooters in the VX9 range is that they are extremely lightweight despite being solid and strong to withstand the tricks of both beginner and intermediate riders at the skate park. The weight of this scooter is just 3.4kg (9% lighter than the 2018 model).
The bars measure 25 inches (63cm) tall and 23 inches (58cm) across which is a nice height for the 8 plus age group to control and manage when doing hops, tricks and jumps.
The deck is also a nice size for kids (19.5 inches long and 4.5 inches across). Not too long and wide to manage but big enough to be comfortable.
The 120mm wheels are fast , strong and durable. Perfect for scooting from a to b and for stunts.
Razor Electric Scooter - Extra Fun!
There's lots to consider if you want to buy an electric scooter. If you do, it's worth checking out our buying guide to electric scooters.
If you are looking for a scooter with a fun factor for your child or something that will get them to school quickly in the morning, consider an electric scooter.
The Razor E90 scooter is a great choice for the younger child.
The best thing about this scooter is that it offers up to 80 minutes of continuous use on one charge. It will reach speeds of up to 9mph.
The push button control and the front hand brake offer easy control functions for the younger child.
The maximum weight is 54kg so is definitely not to be used by adults.
It you are looking at electric scooters it may also worth checking out the E100 and E200 razor scooters. Although these scooters offer less minutes of continuous use (up to 40 minutes), they feature pneumatic tyres and go slightly quicker too which may be better for older children.