Although early prototypes of off road ride on toys date back over 100 years, they’ve continued to take strides to become better, safer, and a more complete experience for children. Not to mention the range of exciting, shiny, and colourful vehicles available nowadays!
In this guide, we’ll look at some of the best off road ride on toys money can buy whilst detailing specifications and allowing you, as a parent, to decide which ride on toy is the perfect choice for your little adventurer.
What makes off-road toys more fun?
There is nothing quite like the thrill of an off-road toy. As your little one enters the driver’s seat of their first ride on car, watch as they embody a new level of creativity, adventure and freedom – all whilst learning to be responsible for a working vehicle; what’s not to love?
Parents are often amazed at the vivid imaginations, stories, and scenarios that their sprogs can conjure up. Off-road toys open up kids to a world of role-play, like cops and robbers, F1 racers and special agents, you name it – the list goes on!
It’s not all about fun, though. Parents will be surprised at the other positive effects of having an off-road toy. These toys have been found to encourage a child’s early development skills whilst increasing their confidence and independence as they learn new skills and take on the world (or the garden, whichever is easier), one step at a time.
6 of the best off-road toys and cars that your kids will love
When it comes to finding the right off-road toy for your little explorer, it helps to know what is available. Your little one has a vast selection to choose from, depending on their tastes.
Let’s look at 6 of the best remote control cars and off road vehicles for kids on the market today.
1. Kids ATV Large 24v Electric Ride-on Buggy with MP4 TV
Adventurers, beware! There’s a new gadget in town. Turn your back garden into a safari setting with this Large 24v Electric Ride on ATV Buggy. Your child can jump into a world of exploration, taking on the bumps and turns of your garden with the help of premium Eva wheels and bouncy suspension. These buggies love muddy terrain, so you should invest in some wellies for your little one, too.
This kids’ buggy is a discoverer’s dream and is ideally suited for children aged 2-7, with a max load of 60kg.
Some key features of this car include:
- Parental remote control
- Fully functioning seatbelt
- Opening doors
- MP4 player
- Front and rear LED lights
2. 48v Can-Am RS Kids ride on UTV, Licensed RS Version 15
Ready for an electrifying adventure? You’re going to need some wheels.
Introducing the Can-Am RS, a UTV that means business and screams firepower. With 48v of pure power underneath the bonnet, this UTV is suited to children aged 6-11. It makes light work of any terrain and is suitable for gardens, fields, and pavements.
The Can-Am has an outstanding balance of rugged charm with high-tech finishing, boasting Bluetooth, FM radio, and MP3 compatibility. Who said exploring has to be sparing? The UTV can reach highs of 8kmph, depending on load and terrain.
Alongside this, this ride on car has other great features, including:
- 2x Three-point safety harnesses
- Leather styled seating
- Rear spring-coil suspension
- High-response parental remote
3. Kids Ride On Pink 12v Electric Jeep with Parental Remote Control JS370
Ready to turn things up a few gears? Hit the sand with this exceptional 12v Kids Electric Jeep.
With a vibrant pink finish, your little one will be the talk of the Cul De Sac in this four-wheeled head-turner. This fully remote-controlled car is perfect for lawns, uneven roads, and slopes, with high-quality tyres that even a seasoned explorer would be happy with.
Flamboyant, flashy, and fierce, this cruiser is an excellent choice for children aged 3-8 and hits top speeds of around 6km/h.
Perfect for bumpy rides, this stylish ride on Jeep comes with the following features:
- USB/MP3 compatibility
- Pink or red paint finish
- 2.4G parental remote
- Premium front lighting
4. Huffy Green Machine Vortex – 12V Electric Ride On With 360 Spin Action
Does your child prefer a three-wheeler? No problem! Four wheels are overrated.
Taking things back to basics with style and precision, the Huffy Green Machine Vortex gives a proper outdoor experience. These agile little motors allow children to cruise, drift, and hit incredible speeds of 8mph with the help of their aerodynamic build.
The Huffy Green isn’t your standard off-road ride on experience, which we think adds to its charm. Getting to grips with a new type of vehicle will allow your child to mature as a driver as they learn a new skill and develop their hand-eye coordination.
One of the main perks of this trike is the extendable wheelbase that can grow as your child does. There’s nothing like value for money, as your child will fit perfectly in this ride from ages 8 and upwards.
We could talk about this sweet ride for hours, but we’ll go ahead and summarise some of the key features below instead:
- Extendable wheelbase
- Front and rear pivoting trolley wheels
- 12v battery
- Eye-catching black and green finish
5. Kids Ride On Electric Trike Motorbike NEL R1600 with Twin Motors
Four wheels move the body, but two wheels (or three) move the soul. If you’re wondering whether your child would prefer a ride on motorbike or a car, you don’t know them well enough!
You’ll know if your little one is a motorbike person, they’re likely to be cool as a cucumber and have a taste for the finer things in life.
This Ride on Electric NEL R1600 Trike is a stellar, gentle introduction into the world of two-wheels, as it’s suitable for ages 3-6.
So why not take a chance on one of the best bikes in the business? This trike has it all:
- LED front lights
- Dashboard with sound effects
- 6V battery
- Top speeds of 5kmph
6. Kids Drift Go Kart Electric Ride On 24v SX1968 Upgraded Model
When it comes to kids go karts, they don’t get much better than this. Did you know that most F1 drivers start in go karts? You could be in the process of raising a racing superstar!
This 24v Drift Go Kart has been given a recent upgrade, making it a more complete ride with 24v twin motors, a choice of three paint finishes, and a race-ready 2-wheel-drive.
This car is the real deal and can be considered somewhat of a holy grail choice for an aspiring racer aged 5-10 years old.
Keen to find out more? Let’s take a look at some of the specs:
- Speeds of up to 13kmph
- Racing bucket seating
- Slow start function
- Drifting capabilities
- Working horn
Buy the best kids off road vehicles at Electric Ride on Cars
Here at Electric Ride On Cars, we have a wide range of ride on cars to suit every child, from Disney ride on cars and police ride on cars for your role-players to modern sports cars like a ride on Mercedes for the flashier youngsters.
Our range of road ride on toys are made from strong, durable, and long-lasting materials that ensure a fun and safe experience for your little explorers. So whatever their dream ride is, from UTVs and kids’ quad bikes to kids electric dirt bikes, get them behind the wheel in no time.
Don’t forget to check out our ride on car accessories, from personalised number plates to stickers and decals to really zhuzh up their new ride! Spoilt for choice? We don’t blame you. Get in touch with one of our team who would be happy to answer any questions.
FAQs about off road kids’ toys
Are off road toys safe for kids?
Off road toys are an excellent way for your little one to let off steam and enjoy the power and freedom behind the wheel whilst remaining safe. The best ride on toys are built with state-of-the-art safety measures in mind, like seatbelts, a roll cage, and solid, sturdy materials.
What ages are off road toys suitable for?
Off road toys are suitable for most children, from ages 2 up to 15. The requirements for these types of toys are centred around the child’s actual size, so having a rough idea of your child’s weight and height before making a purchase can help you determine what ride on car is most suitable.
If you’re looking for the perfect electric kids’ car for your little one, we’ve selected the best choices for each age:
- Ride on cars for 2 to 3 year olds
- Ride on cars for 4 to 6 year olds
- Ride on cars for 7 to 8 year olds
- Ride on cars for 9 to 10 year olds
Where can off-road toys be used?
Off road toys can be used in any suitable outdoor environment like an open field, large garden, or private area of concrete. It’s important to note that these toys are for children, so you should avoid using them in any places where safety is at risk. These cars are not made for genuine off-road adventuring.
What is the top speed of children’s quad bikes?
Though the power outputs vary from model to model, types of electric battery and terrain. A top-of-the-range, older kids’ quad bike can be expected to go as fast as 15mph. Slower ones, more suited to smaller children, can go as fast as 6mph.