15 fun ride-on toys for kids who love to cruise

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Dynamiko wooden ride-on truck

Ride-on toys are the ultimate playthings for kids who love big adventures and getting there fast.

Packed with developmental benefits, kids’ ride-ons are stable, simple to manoeuvre and seriously cute. From sweet wheely bugs to the coolest electric cars you ever did see, styles in Australia cover all themes and budgets – and they make special gifts that hooning toddlers will never forget.

Keep reading for tips on what you should consider when on the hunt for a ride-on toy plus a juicy list of the coolest rides around.

OUR PICK OF THE CROP
15 ride-on toys for cool kids

With so many kids’ ride-on toys available in Australia, it’s hard to know where to start, so we asked the HUGE Mum’s Grapevine Facebook community which brands they love. In no particular order, here’s what they recommend.

MOOVER

MOOVER Kids' Ride On Dump Truck

MOOVER Ride-On Dump Truck (from $159.95)

Beautifully designed in Denmark from high-quality veneer plywood, MOOVER Dump Trucks are flat packed and require no tools to assemble thanks to their unique clicks system.  We love the extra grip and control from the double rubber tyres.

Buy now from Danish by Design


Wishbone

Wishbone Flip Toddler Ride On Toy

Wishbone Flip Kids’ Ride-On Toy ($169.95)

Two rides in one, the Wishbone Flip is crafted from pure reforested birchwood and converts from a toddler rocker to a zippy ride-on in seconds. We love that kids can stash Teddy in the central compartment while hooning around the house.

Buy now from Entropy


Kids Concept

Kids Concept Ride-Along AIDEN

Kids Concept Ride-Along Kart AIDEN ($139.95)

Made using curved birch, the Kids Concept Ride-Along AIDEN comes fitted with TPR rubber tyres to muffle sound and protect floors. We love the gender-neutral, timeless design that makes it perfect for handing down to younger siblings.

Buy now from Hip Kids


Indigo Jamm

Indigo Jamm Scoot Kids Ride-On Toys

Indigo Jamm Scoot ($129.95)

Sturdy and durable, the award-winning Indigo Jamm Scoot is fitted with multi-directional coasters for travel in every direction. We love that they come in a range of colours and have a hidden storage compartment under the seat!

Buy now from Entropy


Micro

Micro Ride-On Air Hopper

Micro Ride-On Air Hopper ($119.95)

The ultimate two in one, Micro Air Hoppers easy convert from an inflatable bouncy hopper to a roll-along toy equipped with 360-degree caster wheels. We love that you can adjust the height by letting more or less air into the ball.

Buy now from Micro Australia


Pintoy

Pintoy Kids' Ride-On

Pintoy Wooden Pick-Up ($120.38)

Made from rubberwood for indoor or outdoor play, the Pintoy Wooden Pick-Up suits little ones from 18 months and comes with toddler-safe handlebars to encourage self-steering. We love the rear wooden storage basket for hauling toddler treasures.

Buy now from Amazon Australia


Wheely Bug

Wheely Bugs Original Kids Ride On Toys

Wheely Bug Original Ride-On (from $109.95)

Available in a range of cute critters, award-winning Wheely Bugs boast multidirectional casters, a padded sponge body and a tough plywood base for longevity. We love the rounded handlebar that makes it easy for toddlers to grasp from any angle.

Buy now from Entropy


Tender Leaf Toys

Tender Leaf Toys Kids Running Rabbit Ride-On Toys

Tender Leaf Toys Running Rabbit Ride-On ($159)

Timeless and tough, the Tender Leaf Toys Running Rabbit offers little ones the stability of four wheels and a solid wooden frame. We love that this sweet bunny comes ready to ride straight out of the box with no assembly required.

Buy now from Temple & Webster


HipKids

Hip Kids Steel Racer Kids' Ride-On Car

HipKids Ride-On Steel Racer Ride-On ($119.95)

Modelled on speedsters from the 1930s, the HipKids Steel Racer comes in a choice of five colours and features a working steering wheel and rubber tyres for great grip. We love that it can even be personalised with your child’s name for the ultimate gift.

Buy now from Hip Kids


Micro

Micro Mini2Go Deluxe Plus Ride On

Micro Mini2Go Deluxe Plus Ride-On Scooter ($259.95)

With a height-adjustable handlebar, the award-winning Micro Mini2Go Deluxe easily converts from a toddler ride-on to a three-wheeled scooter. We love the handy parent handlebar and non marking wheels.

Buy now from Micro Australia


Le Toy Van

Le Toy Van Petilou Deer Ride on

Le Toy Van Petilou Ride On Deer ($209.95)

Built to last from hardy rubberwood, Le Toy Van’s Petilou Ride-On Deer has large rubber-coated wheels, easy-grip handles and a secret under-seat compartment. We love that the beautiful woodland design encourages imaginative play.

Buy now from Entropy


Berg

Berg GO2 Sparx Ride-On

Berg GO2 Ride-On ($209)

With robust wheels that never go flat, the Berg GO2 works in forward and reverse and come fitted with a non-slip saddle and fold-down pedals. We love that there’s is even detachable parents handle for steering younger tots.

Buy now from Fun Wheels Australia


B. Toys

B.Toys Buggly-Wuggly Ride-On Toy

B.Toys Boom Buggly-Wuggly Ride-On Toy ($49)

Suitable from 12 months of age, the B.Toys Buggly-Wuggly comes with a comfy ergonomic seat and hidden storage for toys. We love that it has light-up eyes and two squeaky horns to make adventures even more fun.

Buy now from Catch


Dynamiko

Dynamiko wooden caterpillar

Dynamiko Wooden Ride-On Toys (from $549)

Handmade in Germany, Dynamiko’s solid beechwood ride-ons have a unique steering mechanism that prevents toppling. We love that the wheels are fitted with tough, lasting rubber bands for a quiet ride on hard floors.

Buy now from Oskar's Wooden Ark


Little Tikes

Little Tikes Cozy Truck

Little Tikes Cozy Truck ($179)

A firm favourite with parents and kids alike, Little Tikes Cozy Trucks are kitted out with rear storage, a petrol cap, working horn and even cup holders. We love that the chunky wheels are built to take on backyard surfaces with ease.

Buy now from Catch


Tips for buying ride-on toys

  • Safety – Look for ride-ons that use lead-free and non-toxic materials, and for kids under the age of three, it’s important to avoid products with detachable small parts and cords longer than 22cm. Protect little fingers by avoiding products with pointy or sharp edges. (Refer to Australian Product Safety for more toy tips.)
  • Stability and strength – Your little speedster is going to put that first ride-on through its paces, so a sturdy and tough frame is important. It needs to be well balanced to ensure little ones won’t tip easily and be to stand up to lots of wear and tear without breaking.
  • Indoor or outdoor use – Consider whether you want your toddler to ride inside the house or outside. For outside use, you’ll need to ensure wheels are tough enough to handle pavement, grass and possibly wet surfaces.

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