Guide to kids’ hoverboards UK
Kids love hoverboards and tend to get the hang of riding them really quickly, compared to most novice adults, but how old should your kid be before you buy them a hoverboard and what models are most appropriate?
It’s easy to find a kid size hoverboard. There are many models available on the market with 6.5” wheels, which are suitable for any child who weighs more than 20kg. One of the best kids hoverboard UK is the Hoverkart Bundle 6.5” Disco LED Official Hoverboard.
It comes with a kart attachment, which means you can give your child a safer, more stable ride. It turns the hoverboard into a nifty little gokart, which is great for practicing simple tricks. It is also one of the slower hoverboards, which means your child will be in more control while they ride.
You can detach the kart easily and use the hoverboard on its own. The 6.5” wheels can move over any flat surface with ease.
Are hoverboards safe for kids?
Like any mode of transport, there are risks with riding a hoverboard, but if your child wears appropriate safety gear, such as a helmet, knee pads and gloves and is supervised as they learn to ride, a hoverboard is as safe as a skateboard or a bicycle. It is always best to buy a quality hoverboard from a well known manufacturer, so that you can be sure it meets stringent EU safety standards.
Many parents ask themselves, are hoverboards safe for 6 year old or are hoverboards safe for 8 year old? It is up to you to judge. If your child weighs less than 20kg, then they are not ready for a hoverboard as this is the minimum weight a rider should be.
All children develop at different rates and if you think your child can handle a hoverboard, then invest in a 6.5” wheel version and make sure they are supervised when they ride in addition to being kitted out with safety gear – children should never ride without a helmet.
For bigger kids, you could consider an 8.5” wheel hoverboard, such as the Blue Galaxy 8.5” Off Road Hummer. It’s faster than the smaller hoverboards, reaching speeds of up to 15km/h and it comes with Bluetooth speaker built in.
Hoverboard segway for kids
Another ideal hoverboard for kids, is the Blue 6.5” All Terrain Bluetooth & LED Official Hoverboard, which has rugged wheels for off-road riding. This one feels stable whatever the terrain. It also has a special child mode for first time or young riders, which makes it easier to control and therefore safer (and it means you worry less!). You can switch it to adult mode, which will then enable you to do tricks should the desire arise. It also has a built in Bluetooth speaker so your son, daughter, nephew, niece etc can listen to their favourite sounds as they ride.