Scoot Balance Bike

Scoot Balance Bike

Scoot Balance Bike
Scoot Balance Bike

 £99.99Buy now


The Scoot balance bike is manufactured by Ridgeback, who have been established for over 30 years and have grown from offering a single mountain bike to a wide range of cycles and accessories.

The Ridgeback offering for smaller children is the Scoot balance bike, which is one of the most popular balance bikes available and sits towards the top end of the balance bike market as an excellent option with high quality specifications.

The Scoot balance bike looks like a quality bike, with a sturdy, but lightweight aluminium frame, a stylish design and air tyres on alloy rims. It comes in just one size, but with an adjustable saddle that should take your child right through to a pedal bike.

Although the Scoot balance bike will be too big for 18 month olds or most newly 2 year olds (check out our best balance bike for 2 year olds guide), the saddle does have a wide range of heights so is suitable for most ages in the core balance bike market of 2.5 – 5 years.

This balance bike comes with two seat posts, so this is how it can accommodate children of such varying heights from 85cm through to 115cm. It is easy to swap between the posts, although you should only need to do this once unless you are handing the bike down through the family!

This bike comes with air tyres, so this provides a comfortable ride as the tyres will provide plenty of ‘give’ when riding over rough surfaces or up and down kerbs etc. Riders of the Scoot balance bike also love the wide handlebars, which allow a more natural riding position and also contributes to comfort.

The Scoot balance bike weighs in at 5.4kg, which makes it similar to the Adventure Zooom balance bike. These bikes actually compare very closely in terms of features and price!

Final features of this balance bike are an adjustable hand brake (great for older children), a bell and safety handlebars to help protect small hands in the event of a fall.

Available in several different colours including blue, pink, green and orange – the Scoot balance bike is available for £99.99 and a great choice for a quality balance bike

Tiny Bike Balance Bike

Tiny Bike Balance Bike

Tiny Balance Bike
Tiny Bike Balance Bike

Buy now  £49.95


  • Wide rubber wheels
  • Steel frame
  • Can be used indoor and outdoors

The Tiny Bike Balance Bike is a really popular bike that looks great, has a robust build and is produced by Fun 4 Kids, a family run company that produces a range of quality products.



The bike is aimed at children aged 2-4 years, but it lives up to its name as one of the smaller bikes in the market so would make an ideal present for a child’s 2nd birthday.

It would also be suitable or some children aged under 2 if they are big for their age and you are keen for them to get on their bike. It makes a great starter bike to help children steer and balance before they graduate to a ‘proper’ pedal bike. It weighs in at a lightweight 3.9kg.

Easy to assemble straight out of the box, the Tiny Bike Balance Bike is sturdy and stylish and features a steel frame that is available in a range of colours, including pink, purple, red and white.

Other features include a footrest that is ideal for children as they glide along, an adjustable seat and safety handlebars. Check out our guide to balance bike saddle heights for advice on how to choose a bike that is the correct size for your child. The tyres are solid, which means there is no risk of punctures but the ride may not be as comfortable a bike with air tyres.

The Tiny Bike Balance Bike is available for around £49.95, which makes it fantastic value for money and competes directly with bikes such as Stompee and Bike Star which are a similar price.

We think this is a great choice for a starter bike as it can be ridden indoors and outdoors, so if you do decide to purchase the Tiny Bike Balance Bike then your child should be off and about in no time at all.

Oowee Pink Balance Bike

Oowee Pink Balance Bike

Oowee Pink Balance Bike
Oowee Pink Balance Bike

The Oowee Pink Balance bike is another funky and fun bike from Kidzmotion, who also manufacture the Jiggy Wooden Balance Bike, which we featured recently on this website.

The Oowee Pink Balance bike is available for just £34,99, and it is definitely one for the girls in the family, with the wheels and saddle a striking pink, which complements the flower petal design on the frame. This is one of our favourite pink balance bikes!

Manufactured from birch plywood, the wooden frame is environmentally friendly and the bike is easy to manoeuvre which is one of the main advantages of wooden balance bikes.

Other features include safety handlebars which have a soft grip on either end, a soft padded seat and a saddle height which can be adjusted between three heights of 38cm, 40cm and 42cm. This means that the bike will probably be too big if you are looking for a bike for a 2 year old, as these bikes will start with saddle heights starting at 29cm. Check out our guide to balance bike saddle heights and our recommendations for the best balance bike for 2 year olds.

This is a fun bike that your kids are sure to love, and the Oowee Pink Balance bike also features a carry handle and air tyres. This gives the advantage of a more comfortable ride with plenty of ‘give’ as the rider goes over bumps and up and down kerbs. Read our guide to balance bike tyres.

The bike does require some assembly this is really straightforward so your child should soon be off and on their bike. Although it does not boast some of the features of the more expensive bikes available – the Oowee Pink Balance bike is a great way to learn to ride and is ideal for outings to the park this spring and summer!

Jiggy Wooden Balance Bike

Jiggy Wooden Balance Bike


Jiggy Wooden Balance BikeJiggy Wooden Balance BikeJiggy Wooden Balance Bike

Buy now   £35


  • Stylish retro design
  • Wooden frame
  • Great value



There are several manufacturers that produce quality wooden balance bikes, and another option is the Jiggy Wooden Balance Bike. The bike is manufactured by Kidzmotion, who are a small and family run business that offer a range of balance bikes and other products. This is also the sister bike to the Oowee Pink Balance Bike.

As you can see from the image, the Jiggy Wooden Balance Bike scores well on appearance, with a retro style that offers a red, white and blue design than runs throughout the bike including the frame, the tyres and the handlebars.

The frame is made from birch plywood, so this means that it is lightweight at 4kg and good for the environment. The soft padded seat provides a comfortable ride and can be adjusted to three heights from 34cm, 36cm and 38cm. This means that the Jiggy Wooden Balance Bike would suit children from 2 years old and upwards – but make sure you read our balance bike seat guide and measure the child’s inseam first!

Other features include soft plastic handlebars with safety ends, and a carry handle so the bike is easy to transport when the rider has had enough and just wants to walk. We also think the wheels look great with a blue circular infill and inflatable tyres – just like a proper bike. Check out the other sorts of tyres that are used on balance bikes in our balance bike tyres guide.

This is a stylish and sleek wooden balance bike that will look great in the playground, on the street or at the local park. It also provides fantastic value as it is available for just £34.99. The design means that it will suit both boys and girls – so it is ideal if you have younger brothers and sisters waiting in line that the bike can be passed on to.

The Jiggy Wooden Balance bike’s nearest competitor is the wooden Boppi balance bike. This is a similar price at around £30 and is available in several different and fun designs.

Good luck in searching for the best balance bike!


Go Glider Balance Bike

Go Glider Balance Bike

Go Glider Balance BikeBalance bikes are not just for younger children, and we have already examined the best balance bikes for 6 year olds in a previous post. Although most children of this age are ready for a pedal bike, some children like to continue with balance bikes while others are later learners.

One of the best balance bikes for older children is the Go Glider balance bike, which is suitable for children from 5 to 10 years old and is available for £129.  The bike is manufactured by the Glide Bike Company, and is equipped with 16 inch wheels, which makes it a comfortable ride for older children.

The Go Glider Balance bike looks great and closely resembles a quality pedal bike, and the low centre of gravity on the bike means that children should soon be able to take their feet off the floor to begin ‘gliding’.

The Go Glider Balance bike does require some assembling, although this should not take more than about 30 minutes before  you are ready for a ride. Features include a kickstand, a rear drum brake and a footrest – which can be great for the rider to stand on and perform tricks. The tyres are maintenance free EVA foam tyres.

This bike is available in several colours including blue, red, pink, green and orange.Although  this bike is generally more expensive than most balance bikes designed for younger children, riders of the Go Glider Balance Bike should not outgrow their bike as quickly, especially with the adjustable handlebars and padded seat.

Many children like to continue riding balance bikes well beyond when they can ride a pedal bike – just because balance bikes are so much fun and easy to handle! The Go Glider Balance bike definitely fits into this category, and riders should be able to build up plenty of speed and a great repertoire of tricks once they have mastered the initial skills of balancing and steering.

Stompee Balance Bike

Stompee Balance Bike

Stompee Balance Bike
Stompee Balance Bike


For alternatives of this style and price range please read our reviews on the below bikes:

Bike Star Balance Bike – £49.99

Strider Classic Balance bike – £66

Chillafish BMX’ie Balance bike – £60

Boppi metal Balance bike – £28.99


You can also read our guides to best balance bikes for 2 year olds, 3 year olds, 4 year olds or the best budget balance bikes.

Here is the Stompee Balance bike review for when it is back in stock!

  • Excellent price
  • Cool mountain bike appearance
  • Pneumatic tyres
  • Steel frame
  • Min seat height 35cm

The Stompee Balance bike is a great choice if your child is a budding mountain biker, produced by Stomp who are a leading pit bike manufacturer.

The Stompee Balance Bike is very popular as it has the appearance of a genuine mini mountain bike, helped by the chunky pneumatic tyres and quality build. The pneumatic tyres help to provide a comfortable ride, and kids will love the style of this bike as Stomp specialise in cool off road motorbikes.

Other features of the Stompee Balance Bike include a steel tube frame, alloy rims and a large padded seat that is adjustable from 35cm – 45cm. The light weight frame means that the Stompee weighs in a 4.2kg, and the padded seat is really comfy! It is available in several colours including black, bright blue, bright red and hot pink.

This is the only balance bike in the Stomp range, and is suitable for children from 2 years through to 5 or 6, by which time they will more than likely  have outgrown their Stompee and be ready to move on to a larger pedal bike.  You might find that the bike is slightly too big and heavy for a 2 year old of average height, as some other balance bikes such as a Puky balance bike have a saddle height starting at 29cm, so these may be more suitable for younger children. We have a full guide to the best balance bikes for 2 years olds here.

The Stompee Balance bike comes with plenty of features for a mid range priced bike, and these include a high performance V-brake. This is applied to the left handlebar and is attached to the rear wheel so this will help your child get used to the principle of braking as they learn to steer and balance. It will also help to save on their shoes if they learn to use it properly! Check out our guide to balance bike brakes here!

Overall, this is a great all round balance bike that looks cool and provides fantastic value at just £34 – although if you like this style of bike but can stretch your budget further then you could also consider the Specialised Hotwalk Balance bike which is priced at around £110 and offers specific models and designs for boys and girls.

Happy cycling and don’t forget your balance bike accessories such as the essential helmets and kids bike gloves.

Chicco Red Bullet Balance Bike

Chicco Red Bullet Balance Bike


Chicco Red Bullet Balance Bike

Buy now  £25 – £30


  • Great value
  • Very light at 2.7kg
  • Best for 2-3 year olds
  • Short wheel base means it can be difficult to handle
  • Lowest seat height 32cm



The Chicco Red Bullet Balance bike is one of the best budget balance bikes available, with the bike generally available for under £30 from new. This makes it one of the cheapest bikes on the market – so is it worth the investment and what do you get for your money?

The bike has a metal frame, and weighs in at a very light 2.7kg, although one of the reasons for the low weight is that the bike is small compared to other models. This means that although the bike is marketed for children that are 3 years or older, you will probably find that most 2 years olds will be able to comfortably use the bike, and by the time they reach 4 or 5 they will have outgrown it.

The metallic frame is painted a striking red colour on the Chicco Red Bullet Balance Bike, and features includes an adjustable seat with a lowest seat height of 32cm. This means that the bike looks great and little riders will love learning to ride on a ‘proper’ bike rather than a toy.

The handlebars are also adjustable, and the bike comes equipped with plastic tyres so it can be used as a toy inside the house or outside when you go to the park. This is a common feature on some of the less expensive balance bikes, as they are low maintenance and puncture proof. Read more about balance bike tyres in our Ultimate Balance Bikes Tyre Guide.

The bike does require some assembly, although this is quite straightforward and should not take more than a few minutes as most of the work has been done for you before delivery.

The Chicco Red Bullet Balance bike is one of the best value balance bikes around, and although it is not packed with many features it does have a sturdy and durable build and provides the basic requirements for a good quality bike.

The thin chassis, light weight and plastic tyres make it a good choice, although the very short wheel base can make the bike difficult to handle and it can show signs of wear and tear after heavy use.

Prince Lionheart Balance Bike

Prince Lionheart is a company that specialises in innovative products for babies and young children, and there are two quality balance bikes in their range.

Prince Lionheart Balance Bike

Prince Lionheart balance bike
Prince Lionheart balance bike

Buy now  £50

The Prince Lionheart balance bikes are made from 100% birch plywood, which gives the benefit of being good for the environment as well as being lightweight and strong.

Their classic balance bike is aimed at the core market of 2-5 years olds, and weighs in at a competitive 4.5kg. It has a stylish and sporty design, with the wooden body complemented by the comfortable rubber handgrips, wide 12” rubber tyres and with the makers name brandished down the side of the bike and the racing number 73 on the front.

The padded seat can be adjusted to 3 or 4 different heights to suit your child, so although the Prince Lionheart balance bike is not as adaptable as some metal bikes it is perfect for a child’s first bike as they learn to balance and steer.

The Prince Lionheart Balance bike is a good quality wooden bike that won’t let you down, and gets very favourable reviews. Other great wooden bikes you could consider in this price range are the Tidlo First Balance Bike from John Crane or the Jiggy Wooden Balance bike which are both slightly cheaper bikes. Other great options in the £50 – £60 price range are Stompee, Strider and Bike Star – which are all metal bikes but great options!

Prince Lionheart Chop Balance Bike

Prince Lionheart Chop balance bike
Prince Lionheart Chop balance bike

The second bike in the Prince Lionheart range is the Chop Balance Bike, which has been designed to mimic the style of a vintage motorcycle.

Kids will look cool as they race around the park or the playground on one of these, and the bike has many of the features of the classic bike with rubber handlebars, an adjustable seat and air filled tyres.The frame is again made from solid birch plywood, although it is slightly heavier at 6kg.

The Prince Lionheart Chop Balance Bike is available for around £70, and a matching balance bike stand is also available!

Bike Star Balance Bike

Bike Star is a specialist German child’s bike company that produces a quality range of balance bikes made from tough and lightweight steel.

Bike Star Learner Balance Bike – Classic


Bike Star Learner Balance Bike Classic
Bike Star Learner Balance Bike Classic

Buy now  £55


The first style in the Bike Star Balance Bike range is the Classic, which has a low platform or footboard so it is ideal for balance bike beginners. The footboard allows the child to rest their feet as they scoot along, so they can easily put their feet on the floor as they ride until they learn how to balance. This is very similar feature to the PUKY LRM Learner bike.

The Classic is available in 2 different sizes, with the smallest model equipped with 10 inch wheels and is suitable for children with a height from 88cm and aged 2 and above.

Bike Star balance bike seat height

The ergonomically designed saddle is height adjustable on both models, ranging from 30cm – 37cm on the 10 inch and then rising to 35cm – 42cm on the 12 inch model , which is recommended for children over 93cm. This model is slightly heavier at 5kg, against 4.8kg for the 10 inch.

Both models share many of the same features that you would expect on a premium balance bike with a height adjustable handlebar equipped with child friendly brake handgrips.

Bike Star Balance Bikes also look great with high quality, lightweight alloy rims, a kick stand and a range of colours in a metallic paint finish.

Prices on the Bike Star Learner Balance Bike Classic start from £54.99

Bike Star Learner Balance Bike – Sport


Bike Star Learner Balance Bike Sport
Bike Star Learner Balance Bike Sport


Buy now  £49.99


This model has many of the same features as the Bike Star Classic, but with the main difference being that the steel framework has a sportier design without the low footboard, giving the child more room to move their legs during their ride.


This may make this bike more suitable for slightly older children that have more confidence with their balance, although the 10 inch model is still designed for younger children from 2 years onwards.

Prices on the sport model are slightly cheaper than the classic model and begin at £49.99

With quality bikes at reasonable prices, Bike Star is a great option when you are looking for the best balance bike.

John Crane Balance Bike

John Crane is a British company that specialises in wooden toys of all shapes and sizes. They offer a small range of quality balance bikes through their own label brand, Tidlo, and all bikes are suitable for children of 3 years and above.

Tidlo First Balance Bike

John Crane Tidlo First Balance Bike
John Crane Tidlo First Balance Bike

Buy now £35 – £45


All John Crane balance bikes are made from replenishable rubberwood, so they are environmentally friendly as the trees have reached the end of their natural life.

Their signature bike is the Tidlo First Balance Bike, and this makes an ideal first balance bike with a study wooden structure which will help the child to get to grips with the concept of balance and steering

Tidlo bikes are brightly painted in red, pink or blue (which may appeal to boys), and features include a padded seat, easy grip handlebars, pneumatic tyres and a bell so that they can let you know they are coming!

As with most wooden balance bikes, there is not a huge range of seat positions available but the seat height of the Tidlo First Wooden Balance bike can be adjusted to 3 different heights from the lowest height of 34cm up to 38cm. This would probably make the bike slightly too big for an average 2 year old, so we would recommend this bike to children aged 3 and above.

The Tidlo First Balance Bike weighs in at 4.7kg, and is available for around £40, so this makes the bike an excellent choice if you are looking for a great value balance bike and you would prefer a wooden bike. Other wooden balance bikes worth considering in this price range would be the Jiggy Wooden Balance Bike  priced at £35, the Boppi Wooden Balance bike from £32 or the Prince Lionheart Balance Bike which is slightly more expensive at around £50.

Also available from John Crane is the ‘Branching Out First Bike’, which is also made from environmentally friendly wood and has many of the same features as the Tidlo bike.

Tidlo Scooter Balance Bike

Tidlo Scooter Balance bike
Tidlo Scooter Balance bike

An alternative to the traditional balance bike is the funky Tidlo Scooter Balance Bike, that is available in bright red or lemon colours.

Shaped in the style of a retro Italian scooter, this bike is suitable for children aged 3 years and above with the regular features of an adjustable seat, pneumatic tyres and easy grip handlebar.

The scooter is a stylish way to scoot around the playground or local park, and available from £45 – £65.



John Crane balance bikes are definitely worth considering when you are looking for the best balance bike. The paintwork may chip off as the bikes can take a bit of a battering from smaller children, but these are quality bikes with an excellent range of features and a funky design.