The Best Wagon for Kids
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If your kids are too young to ride bikes but are past the stroller stage, it’s definitely time to consider a wagon for them to ride along in.Wagons will save little legs from tiring out and can even offer storage for snacks, water bottles, and any other accessories you need to bring along for the ride. When it comes to wagons for kids, it’s just as important to consider the child’s comfort and safety as it is to consider the parent’s usability of the wagon. Just like a stroller, wagons all drive differently and also have different weights (when folded). If you are looking for wagons suited for multiple children, there are options for that, too. Keep in mind the age of your children and the type of seating and the height of the edges, though, as all of these factors are extremely important when finding the best wagon for your kids. Some wagons also come equipped with all-terrain wheels or even attachments for winter months.
Below you'll find some of the best wagons for kids for every season of the year. Check it out below.
1. Editor's Pick: Radio Flyer 3-in-1 EZ Fold Wagon Ride On
- Padded seat
- Seating for two kids
- One-handed folding
- Three modes: hauling, open-air wagon and bench seating
- No canopy to block the sun
|Dimensions:||100 x 54 x 83.01 cm; 9.98kg|
|Recommended Age:||18 months and older|
This wagon offers seating for two children and three different ways to use it.
This Radio Flyer 3-in-1 EZ Fold Wagon Ride On can be used as an open-air wagon to haul groceries, toys, or other portable items; as an open-air wagon to pull your kids around; and when stationary you can unzip one side to fold it down into a comfortable bench for your child to sit on during snack time. We love the way you can fold this wagon with one hand and put it into the trunk of a car to take to the park or the beach. The wagon has a thick padded seat so your kiddos will be comfortable on their ride and the sturdy telescopic handle makes hauling it all easy for you. Also with you in mind are two cup holders in the front so there’s a place for your coffee and a drink for your kids. This is a great, sturdy all-around kids’ wagon with a maximum weight capacity of 150lbs that is suitable for children 18 months and older.
2. Runner Up: Creative Outdoor Push Pull Collapsible Wagon Cart
- All-terrain ready
- Detachable cooler
- Easily folds for storage
- Push and pull capabilities
- Rear-door opening for easy entry and exit
- On the pricier side
- Heavy without the children in it at 17.5kg
|Materials:||Canvas and metal|
|Dimensions:||Unfolded: 48" x 22" x 38.5"; Folded: 11.25" x 22" x 31.5"; 17.1kg|
|Accessories:||Removable tray, canopy, and cooler|
Heading to the beach for the day with the kids? Look no further than this fully loaded wagon to make beach days practical and fun.
The Creative Outdoor Push Pull Collapsible Wagon Cart is made of tough, durable material and can hold up to 150 lbs. Featuring a detachable cooler, and both push and pull options, this wagon is the ideal companion for beach days, farmer’s markets, and forest walks. Additionally, it also has a collapsible table ideal for snacks.
3. Best Plastic Wagon: Step2 All Around Canopy Wagon
- Easy to clean plastic surfaces
- Features wheels that are quiet on all surfaces
- Cup holders inside the wagon for kid’s water bottles
- Side door makes it easy for children to get in and out on their own
- Assembly required
- Weight limit is 75lbs
- Doesn’t collapse for transportation
|Dimensions:||106.05 x 52.71 x 46.99 cm; 9.53kg|
|Recommended Age:||18 months and up|
If you’re looking for an easy-to-clean and maintain wagon for kids, this is the wagon for you and your kids.
Constructed of durable plastic, the Step2 All Around Canopy Wagon features a nifty little storage compartment for toys, snacks, and cell phones, a handle that folds under the wagon for easy transport, a push lever on the wagon door that securely latches for extra safety, and the interior is spacious enough for two toddlers and their things.
4. Best Foldable: GreenWise LIVINGbasics Collapsible Folding Wagon
- Adjustable handle
- No assembly required
- Compact when collapsed
- Difficult to turn
- Wheels are not great on sand
|Dimensions:||88 x 47 x 58 cm; 10.4kg|
This collapsible folding wagon is just what you need if you are looking for a large wagon to cart your little ones around in. You can also easily fold and store it away.
This GreenWise LIVINGbasics Collapsible Folding Wagon needs no assembly! Just unfold it right out of the box and you’re ready to go. While this wagon will conveniently fit anywhere when folded to its smallest size, when it’s open to its full size of 34.6" x 18.5" x 22.8", it’s a comfortable ride with a weight capacity of 165lbs. The wagon has a sturdy steel frame construction, a 600D polyester fabric and eight-inch rubber wheels that can be turned 360°. The roomy interior will easily fit two small children (or gardening materials and groceries for when you need a good wagon) and the height of the handle can be adjusted up to 39.3 inches and then locked into place.
5. Best All-Terrain: ONIVA Picnic Time Brand Collapsible Adventure Wagon
- All-terrain wheels
- No assembly required
- No canopy
- No brakes on wheels
|Materials:||Canvas and metal|
|Dimensions:||Unfolded: 35.5” x 19” x 22”; Folded: N/A|
|Weight limit:||Can support up to 110lbs.|
|Accessories:||Zippered pocket on the inside|
If some times you want to take the kids out in the wagon to the store, and other times you’re traipsing over rough ground at the cottage, you need a solid kids’ wagon that rolls well on all surfaces.
This ONIVA Picnic Time Brand Collapsible Adventure Wagon is constructed with all-terrain wheels that offer stability on uneven ground, with a sturdy steel frame that’s covered with a durable polyester material. The foldable wagon has a telescopic handle and is ideal for one or two young children as it has a weight capacity of only 110 lbs. One great thing about this wagon: it comes completely assembled; all you have to do is unfold it and it’s ready to use. Although it does not have a canopy, there is a zippered pocket on the inside where you can put your cell phone or other small items.
6. Honourable Mention: Berlin Flyer F410 Sport Wagon
- No-tip steering
- All steel frame and steel undercarriage
- Made from locally sourced wood and steel
- Does not fold
|Materials:||Steel and wood|
|Dimensions:||Unfolded: 36" x 17.25”; Folded: Does not fold|
|Weight Limit:||Can support up to 300 lbs.|
Although on the pricey side, this wagon for kids is quality made and will last a long time.
The Berlin Flyer F410 Sport Wagon is made in the Amish and Mennonite community in Holmes County, Ohio using locally sourced solid hardwood and steel for a sturdy construction. In fact, every part except for the wheels is manufactured in-house. The wagon has a solid 36" wood bed, with painted hardwood side rails that are easy to remove, and an all-steel frame that is welded and powder-coated. The 10" foam tires are designed to never go flat and the steel undercarriage will last for years. The rails are painted and finished with non-toxic paint and varnish, too, so you will have peace of mind that this product is safe for your children. Easy to manoeuvre with no-tip steering, the wagon has a 300lbs weight capacity and comes mostly assembled; it will take you between five and 10 minutes to complete.
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About the Author: Miranda Lightstone
While cars are undoubtedly Miranda’s passion it’s really her writing that’s the main star here. Since graduating with a BA in Journalism well over 15 years ago and honing her skills as an in-house editor and journalists for major websites like AskMen.com, Auto123.com and writing for national newspapers like The Gazette and Globe & Mail, Miranda’s covered topics ranging from real estate to how to choose the perfect stroller to co-parenting during COVID and everything in between.