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10 Best Ride-On Toys for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Ready, set, ride with these awesome ride-on toys for kids. We’ve uncovered our top picks that go the distance, promote outdoor play and nurture their love of things that go vroom vroom.

Whether you’re on the hunt for a bike or scooter, an SUV, cart or coupe or perhaps even a ride-on animal or bug, we know you’ll love these 10 picks, sure to hit the spot with your little one!  Ranging in price from $20 to $425, we’ve got ride-on toys to suit every budget and backyard space – and some great discounts on offer too!

Best ride-on toys of 2020

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mum centralWhat’s more fun than a dump truck? One that you can ride on! Meet the Moover Dump Truck, the ride-on truck that transports treasures to and fro.

Moover is known for its high quality and sturdy construction, plus these trucks make a stylish addition to any play space.  Bonus for parents too – they are super easy to put together (no tools needed). In fact, your little one will probably want to help!

The cabin fits a teddy driver and other treasures go in the trailer and the truck is equipped with double rubber tyres for greater control and grip. Fun, exciting and fantastic for working on those gross motor skills, Moover is the perfect ride-on for kids aged 2-3.

WHERE TO BUY: Available in three colours, Red, Blue and Natural, the Moover DumpTruck starts at $129.95 through Danish by Design. Afterpay is available.

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[mc_block_title custom_title=”Skip Hop Zoo Ferguson Fox Ride On”]

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This clever little Fox ride-on is designed to grow with your little one for three stages of fun.

Stage one is ideal for new walkers, allowing them to push and pull in wagon mode. Stage two is for early riders as the wagon’s storage tub converts to a seat. And stage three? Remove the seat, pull up the adjustable handle for your toddler, hop on the scooter and take it for a spin.

It’s not only cute but also aimed to encourage motor skills development, balance and coordination at playtime. Plus it comes with music, sounds and a headlight. Suitable for kiddies 1 to 4 and recommended for indoor use.

WHERE TO BUY: You can find Ferguson Fox, plus his mates, Darby Dog and Eureka Unicorn at The Stork Nest. They retail for $179.99. Free shipping and afterpay is available. 

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[mc_block_title custom_title=”Bluey Bikes and Ride Ons”]

mum centralIt’s Bluey … on wheels! Your little one will love to ride on these adorable Bluey Ride-Ons, the ideal first set of wheels for preschoolers. The range features a couple of Bluey BMX bikes, Trike and 3-wheel Scooter.

Bluey’s two-wheel bike with parent handle ($119.95) comes with training wheels that can easily be removed when your little one is ready.  It also comes with a push handle for parent-assisted riding (especially helpful when your child decides they’re too “tired” to pedal), a fully enclosed chain guard and a rear coaster brake for easy stopping.

Bluey’s Balance Bike ($49) has been designed without pedals to help your child develop the balance, coordination and confidence so that they can make an easy transition to a traditional pedal bike.

The Bluey trike with Basket ($59) features a tough steel frame, rear bucket, comfortable grips and cute Bluey graphics. It’s ideal for learning how to ride and helps your little one build up the confidence when they grow.

The Bluey scooter ($29) uses a lean-to-steer system, and is the perfect scooter for your little one to build up the confidence to ride without worry.

WHERE TO BUY: Pick yours up through Big W, Kmart, Target, Toys R Us, ToyWorld and other leading toy retailers.

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Imagine the look on your little one’s face when you rock up with THIS! It’s a mini Range Rover inspired SUV and not only is it too cute for words, but it’s also fully operational. Yep – kids can actually drive it (it lasts for two hours on full charge).

It’s powered using an upgraded 50W twin motor, comes with opening and lockable doors, parent remote control and even MP3 connectivity. There are flashing lights with music, a seat belt and anti-slip wheels – it’s everything you’d expect in terms of style and functionality from a real Range Rover, only made for kids. Enjoy spins around the neighbourhood and parks at up to a breezy 8km an hour and give your kids the gift of owning their very first iconic SUV. How exciting!

The Range Rover is available from Aussie-owned and operated RideOns.com.au and comes with free delivery, a 12-month warranty and three cool colours to choose from – soft pink, pearl white and black. Perfect for kiddies aged 3-8.

WHERE TO BUY: Buy it through the RideOns.com.au website. And, for a limited time, it’s 43% off too! RRP: $449, on sale for $258. Afterpay and Laybuy are available.

Reader Offer: Use discount code MumCentral to receive 2 FREE Mini Plates valued at $39.00 with any ride-on purchase. [Minimum spend $99]. *Simply add your custom plates to cart and use code MumCentral at checkout.

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[mc_block_title custom_title=”Mookie Skuttle Bug”]

mum centralAnother great ride-on option for little ones is the Mookie Skuttle Bug. It’s super simple to ride and great for toddlers learning to balance. It comes with a three-wheel design and is suited for both indoors and outdoors.

Plus, it’s ideal for travel with a 3-click folding system so you can pack it away or throw it into the back of the car and take it with you. Suitable for kids 2+, the weight limit is 20kg.

WHERE TO BUY: You can pick them up through Amazon as well as Kmart. Price will vary depending on the retailer but the current cost at Kmart is $20.

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[mc_block_title custom_title=”BERG Buddy Pedal Kart”]

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The BERG Buddy is the world’s best selling pedal kart line, made for fast and fun outdoor play. Suitable for both on and off-road conditions, BERG lets kids rediscover the power of the pedal.

The popular pedal kart is designed to grow with kids with an adjustable seat, plus plenty of durable features including a long-lasting steel frame and pneumatic air-filled tyres. It’s ideal for kids 3 to 8 years. 

WHERE TO BUY: The BERG Buddy Pedal Kart retails at $425 and you can grab yours now from Fun Wheels. AfterPay is available.

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[mc_block_title custom_title=”Little Tikes Cozy Coupe”]

mum centralCatch a ride on the Little Tikes Cozy Coupe, one of the most popular ride-ons to hit Australia. These cars have been around for ages and kids LOVE them!

Little Tikes have a whole fleet of coupes too – Fairy Coupe, Dino Coupe, Ladybird Coupe, Coupe Sport, Police Coupe. There’s even a Magical Unicorn Carriage. 

They are stylish and easy to cruise around in, plus come with interactive buttons, a working horn, and durable tyres. We especially love how they encourage hours of active play, imagination and the development of motor skills. Suitable for kids 18+ to 5.

WHERE TO BUY: Shop the range at Little Tikes. There are plenty of cute coupes to choose from, starting at $119 for the popular Cozy Coupe. Afterpay is available. 

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[mc_block_title custom_title=”Funny Wheels Rider”]

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This two-in-one Rider Sport bike is a ride-on trike that easily transforms into a two-wheel balance bike in minutes and is the perfect first bike for your toddler.

It features adjustable axle heights (front and rear) to grow as your child grows, a reflective sticker in front, and an extra rear axle to convert the bike from three wheels to two, grippy tyres to prevent sliding out and handlebar grips to protect little hands.

Super speedy, and easy to both ride and assemble, this bike is lightweight, comfortable and comes in five fun colours. It’s ideal for kiddies aged 1 to 5 years.

WHERE TO BUY: Get your Funny Wheels at Funny Wheels, priced a $119.95.

READER OFFER: Save 10% on your Funny Wheels Rider. Use code MUMCENTRALFW at the checkout.

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[mc_block_title custom_title=”Happy Hopperz”]

mum centralThese ride-on toys are full of bouncing fun! Happy Hopperz are animal-themed inflatable rideable bouncers. Such a fun idea, right?

Kids hold on to the ears and off they go! With four wide steady feet for stability, kids can hop and bounce without fear of falling over.  They come in plenty of different animals too – a giraffe, a cow, a dog, a unicorn and are suitable for both indoor and outdoor play. Ideal for kiddies 12 months+,

WHERE TO BUY: Happy Hopperz are available through the website, Harvey Norman, and on Amazon. They retail for around the $40 mark depending on the seller.

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[mc_block_title custom_title=”Eurotrike Plasmacar Ride On”]

mum centralThis award-winning ride-on wins ALL the praise from kids and parents. No batteries, no gears, no pedals – just ride the day away. Suitable for indoors and out, the Plasmacar features a sleek design and allows kids to cruise at speeds up to 10km an hour. 

These things are easy to use – simply prop your feet up on the footrests and off you go thanks to the momentum of the car! There’s a steering wheel to help get moving too. It’s ideal for kiddies 3+ but also suitable for older kids (even adults – supports up to 100km).

WHERE TO BUY: You can pick one up at Amazon. Price will vary depending on the retailer but can get them for around the $88 mark. You can also pick them up through YardGames.

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[mc_block_title custom_title=”Get mini plates too!”]

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Just purchased a ride-on car? MiniPlate.com.au will sort your little rider out with personalised plates. Whether your child is a RCKSTR, a HIPSTR or even a little MNSTR, these personalised plates are sure to make them smile. Too cute, right?!

In addition to mini plates for ride ons, MiniPlate.com.au offers personalised plates for all types of purposes. Mini plates are available as room plates, pet home plates, playset plates and even custom street signs.

These custom plates make the perfect birthday present, Christmas stocking stuffer, or occasional gift. Mini plates are the perfect way to let someone know that you care! MiniPlates.com.au is also the perfect place to organise your home.

Across the entire range of mini plates available, there are more than 40 colour combinations to choose from. For their range of personalised number plates for ride ons, bicycles and scooter, you can also choose between their PVC laser etched engraved or acrylic with waterproof vinyl lettering.

WHERE TO BUY: Visit MiniPlate.com.au. to view their entire range of mini plates for life.

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So many cool ride-on toys to choose from! We’ve got serious kid envy right now! So, which one will it be?

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Born and raised in Canada, Jenna now lives in Far North Queensland with her tribe. When the mum-of-three is not writing, you can find her floating in the pool, watching princess movies, frolicking on the beach, bouncing her baby to sleep or nagging her older kids to put on their pants.

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    Laura WalkerReply

    Little Tikes Cozy Coupe is one of my daughter’s favorite toys. When she was over a year old I bought it. She loves going around the yard in this car. A very cute toy, highly recommend!

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