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Buying a Trampoline Guide


Buying a Trampoline Guide


Simplyfuns Trampolines Buying a Trampoline Guide

How do I choose a Trampoline to Buy?

The Space Required

Welcome to Simplyfun’s Buying a Trampoline Guide. You maybe wondering What trampoline size should I buy? With the range of trampoline sizes available, how much space you need depends on the size of the trampoline. Generally, its best to keep a three to give feet of space around your trampoline away from obstructions from brick walls, greenhouses, trees, sheds and anything else that maybe nearby.

Additionally, making sure you have 6meters minimum from the ground to any overhead obstructions so children do not bang their head when jumping on a trampoline.

Age of the Children

Depending on their age may depend on what size trampoline you require. Its advised children under the age of 6 do not use a trampoline due to their development. However, a 8ft trampoline is ideal for younger children from the age of 6 and a larger sized trampoline for older children, such as a 10ft or 14ft trampoline.

Trampolines have been designed to the European Safety standards to take a multitude of different maximum weights depending on the children’s age. So a 12ft trampolineOpens in a new tab. will have a much higher maximum weight than a beginners 8ft trampoline. Each use metal springs to take the weight, however there is a range called SpringfreetrampolinesOpens in a new tab. which do not use metal springs.

If the child bouncing weights more than the maximum weight advised by the manufacturer then they risk the bounce mat stretching and touching the ground under the trampoline.

What Size and Shape of Trampoline Would You Like?

There are a range of shapes which are round, oval, rectangular and square.

Size wise you have a large range to chose from for a garden trampoline which can be as small as 5ft but generally 8ft to 14ft but you can also find larger sizes with 10ft and 12ft being the most popular.

When it comes to the design you have the standard spring based trampolines as well as a new style called Springfree trampolines which comes from the company of the same name. Spring based trampolines use metal springs as we tend to know about whereas Springfree use a flexible composite rod which when working together give a similar bounce to a metal spring based trampoline.

This means that the metal springs are not present and can be seen to be safer for children plus there is no possible rusting due them not being made of galvanised steel as standard trampolines can be.

Trampoline Safety

As already advised, all trampolines sold in the UK have to be designed to comply with the European Safety Standard.

This means the metal frame is strong and will not buckle under pressure, any paint applied to the frame is not toxic, the springs do not break, the safety net holds children on the trampoline.

The designs of a trampoline have come along way over the years with individual companies have their own patent designs so look out for these. Examples being –

  • Springfree – Trampolines do not use metal springs
  • Hidden Galvanised Frame – Many companies provide padding to cover the frame. A child hitting their head on metal is to be avoided.
  • Bouncemat – A Permatron Mat that will not disintegrate under UV sunlight as low quality mats made of PE can do.
  • Safety Enclosure – A strong enclosure structure and netting with a zip up entrance/exit is also highly recommended and include with most trampolines

Choose a Reputable Trampoline Brand

There are many manufacturers of Outdoor Toys so make sure you chose a company that has many year’s of experience and has a range of spare parts available. A trampoline will last your family year’s but it can still be a good idea to keep an eye on the bounce mat and netting as an example and replace if they start to deteriorate.

What’s the Maximum Weight Limit

Each size and shape of trampoline will have it’s maximum weight limit, so a 8ft trampolineOpens in a new tab. will not be able to withstand an older child compared to a 12ft trampoline that has a higher maximum weight limit.

Examples –

  • 8ft Zero Gravity – 75kg Maximum weight
  • 12ft JumpPRO RoundOpens in a new tab. – 150kg
  • 14ft Plum Space Zone 2 – 125kg

Does a trampoline need to be on grass?

Everyone’s garden is different so if you do not have grass in your back garden then as long as the trampoline has the important safety enclosureOpens in a new tab. then you should be fine. However, grass will take some of the impact if children were to fall off the trampoline.

Ideally you do not want a trampoline on concrete or tarmac but if that is all you have in your garden then still invest but making sure you do have a safety enclosure.

There are a range of materials you could place around your trampoline if you do not have grass such as tree bark.

An additional piece of equipment would be to invest in a trampoline ladder so children can get on and off the trampoline easily.

When placing your trampoline, it should always be on a level surface, this being grass, concrete or maybe even tarmac.

What Age is Appropriate for a Trampoline?

All trampolines sold in the UK need to abide by the European EN7 Safety Laws.

It is advised that children under the age of 6 do not bounce on a trampoline as their body has not fully developed to the point they cannot control their balance when bouncing.

If they are under six and as a parent allow them to bounce for a few minutes, then adult supervision is highly recommended.

What Trampolines are the Safest?

All trampolines in the United Kingdom are required to pass the European EN71 safety standard certification before being released on sale to the public. You can read the full scope on this safety standard for toys including trampolines here – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EN_71

This of course covers all of the popular trampoline makes sold at our friends at Madfun from Plum Trampolines, Zero Gravity, Springfree, Salta and many more.

To abide by the safety standards a trampoline has to be designed so that there are no toxic chemicals, sharp edges such as from springs or frame joints or even the materials being used to be non-flammable even in hot sunlight.

You will see mentioned on our reviews that the manufactures have stress tested their bounce capability of the bounce mat and springs to last a significant number of bounces, 1,000,000 bounces as an example.

Here is a list of recommended, very safety trampolines below –

Injuries and Accidents on a Trampoline

However, even though the EN71 safety standards are abided by, by all of the trampoline manufactures accidents do happen as we know and not the fault of the manufacturers or retailers as this is covered by the EN71.

In 2020 however, there were reported 30% less injuries using a trampoline than previous years, however those requiring surgery remained consistently the same.

As you can appreciate, its always best to look into the safety considerations and advice for parents in giving their children guidance when they are going to invest in a trampoline and reconfirm this with their children on a regular basis.

You can see the full report here – https://online.boneandjoint.org.uk/doi/full/10.1302/2633-1462.22.BJO-2020-0152.R1

To summaries, in 2019 there were 441 report injuries reported in the UK with this lowering to 306 in 2020.

Out of these, 51 of the 2019 number required surgery with this being consistent for 2020 with the number reported being 47.

Bear in mind, out of the 1000s of trampolines sold each year and the very large amount in gardens throughout the UK, this is a small number of accidents and injuries compared to the amount of trampolines current in use.

Age Groups at Risk on a Trampoline

The age range of the reported injuries in 2019 tended to be a third for each age range. For example, out of the total 441 reported injuries in 2019 –

  • 0 – 5 – 102
  • 6 to 11 – 149
  • 12 to 16 – 190

Total reported injuries in 2020 –

  • 0 – 5 – 85
  • 6 to 11 – 129
  • 12 to 16 – 94

When it comes to safety, there are a range of factors and recommendations from the manufactures when using a trampoline

  1. One child on a trampoline at one time
  2. A three-foot gap between the trampoline and any nearby objects from walls, sheds, greenhouses, trees or any other substitutional structure.
  3. Supervise any children by an adult if they are under the age of 6
  4. The trampoline should be on a level ground and not a raised area either
  5. Make sure springs and any sharp metal has been covered
  6. Always used a safety net enclosure
  7. Make sure the bounce mat and netting has no tears
  8. Remove shoes and socks
  9. No somersaults of flips
  10. Do not jump off a trampoline

 

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Which is Better Electric scooter or Petrol Scooter?


Which is Better Electric scooter or Petrol Scooter?

With the advancement in technology in recent years, the appearance of the two wheel electric scooter has now given people more choice, even though electric scooters are still illegal for travel in the UK. However, we are hoping the laws will soon change and guidance will be provided from the government to allow e-scooters to be used on the roads the same as petrol scooters.

However, in this article we will talk about the differences between an electric and petrol scooter so you can make your own decision.

Fuel Cost

Firstly, a petrol scooter will cost you money on fuel whereas an electric scooter does not require petrol but does require to be charged up on the mains electric to charge the battery which of course costs money.

The bigger picture is, e-scooters can be see or heading to becoming much more environmentally friendly compared to petrol which of course produces fumes, carbon dioxide and are really not good for the environment at all or even those of us directly breathing in petrol fumes.

An e-scooter runs on its battery, some being lithium-ion that do have a significant cost associated with them. Switching back to petrol, with the price of fuel in present times then running a petrol scooter is becoming more expensive than ever.

Mileage

Fuel mentioned above is much more for a petrol scooter, however a robust electric scooter can cover the same milage as a petrol fuelled option. The overall picture is that electric scooters are much more economical than petrol so lets hope the UK Government with their environmental plans take these amazing powered devices into considerations soon with many people helping the environment by switching from petrol to electric.

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Razor Scooters


Razor Scooter Reviews

Kick and Electric Razor Scooters

Kick Razor Scooter Reviews

The Razor S Sport Scooter for Kids

This great looking Razor kick Scooter comes in either Blue, Pink or Red which we chose blue for our review.

The handlebar height is 61cm with the handlebars being fixed and a 2 wheel scooter. The wheels themselves are made from Polyurethane so anyone who has this scooter, it would be interesting to hear how long you found the wheels lasted on concrete.

At the time of writing, there are over 1600 ratings at Amazon which a summary of these you can find below as we have gone through all of their reviews to provide you with a useful summary.

The Razor scooterOpens in a new tab. itself is made from steel which gives it fantastic strength and stability when being ridden and it will keep this strength no matter how much it’s used.

A high grip deck which can take up to 100kg in rider weight even though this is advertised for kids, it can easily take a teenagers weight going by those specs.

The scooter itself is foldable and very easy to carry and aimed at children over the age of 6 and around 10 as a maximum age.

This is an S Real Steel model with 80% of the scooter being made from metal and 20% of plastic. Its full weight is 2.43 so easy to carry for short distances, maybe down to the park or school run. No matter what the time of year, this can be ridden all year around by both boys and girlsOpens in a new tab..

 

Razor S Sport Scooter for Boys and Girls

This awesome Real Unisex Kick Scooter is ideal fun for children of a variety of ages. It has been designed for both street and stunt use and made from the highest quality materials.

As it foldable, it’s very easy indeed to store and carry around so you can simply take it in the car on journeys or just down your local park or school run with no hassle.

Due to the best materials, this Razor scooter will last years and take on whatever terrain and use you throw at it. If you are looking for one of the best scooters on the market for your children’s age then this is a very good contender.

Who are Razor?

Razor are one of or the most well-known and popular scooter brands available in the United Kingdom and worldwide. They have been in business providing the best scooters to families since the year 2000 when they took their kick scooters and became a household name for many families.

Since they began back in 2000 they have now sold over 34 million scooters as well as 13 million electric scooters and become the name in scooter designs, features and innovations.

They do not just sell scooters but cover the outdoor toy range in motion including electric skateboards, hoverboards and turbo-powered heel wheels so a fantastic range each providing amazing outdoor fun.

Steel T-Tube Scooter Stability

This Razor Scooter is made from very strong and durable Steel T-Tube which provides both strength and stability and superior too many other brands. These features are still in effect no matter what terrain of street quality you ride it on.

The foam handles form the grip which are comfortable and provide an easy to control scooter at all time while you are in motion.

Easy Fold Store or Carry

When you receive your Razor Scooter it comes folded, simply pull the level and press the deck and the scooter unfolds. You can fold the Razor back down to store away in a cupboard and minimise space or to carry to the park, school or short journeys in hand or in the car.

The deck itself is designed to take up to 100kg in weight so can easily take the pressure of an adult’s foot when unfolding the scooter.

Rear Fender Brake

We are seeing how the Urethane wheels fair over time on concrete but Razor advise this material can take on the most demanding terrain and surfaces. The material provides sufficient grip and durability over time so this is a promising piece of information from Razor.

Each of the Razor scooters including this S Sport has been engineered to be fun to ride and slick. It also provides a reason for children to be more active and get outdoors in the fresh air and sunshine instead of sitting in front of a games console. Age wise this is for ages of 6 and above with the fender brake at the rear allowing safe slowdown to stop while they are riding outdoors and keeping active.

At the time of writing, this fun scooter has over 1606 ratings at Amazon spanning over 200 individual reviews. What we have done is browse each one to see what Razor customers have fed back and here is a summary of the pro and cons from families already having fun with a S Sport Scooter –

Pros

  • Sturdy enough for an adult of 90kg
  • Does not rattle like some scooters
  • Built to a high standard
  • Folds down very easily
  • Brake works well
  • Easy to assemble
  • Handlebars are a good height

Cons

  • Not a stunt scooter
  • Handlebars a little narrow
  • Folding mechanism is a little unprecise
  • Flimsy axel nut
  • Handlebars not height adjustable
  • Metal brake can bend if used for tricks
BrandRazor
BrakingRear Braking
ColorBlue
SizeOne Size
StyleS Real Steel
Frame MaterialAluminium
Material Composition80% Metal, 20% Plastic
Weight2.43 Kilograms
Material TypeAluminium
Number of items1
SeasonsAll Year Round
SportScooters & Equipment
Wheel Size15 Centimetres
Batteries Included?No
Maximum Rider Weight100kg
DepartmentUnisex
Product Dimensions59.5 x 11.5 x 15.5 cm; 2.76 Kilograms

Where to Buy –

Amazon.co.ukOpens in a new tab.

 

 

Electric Razor Scooter Reviews

Adult Electric Scooter UK Guide


UK Adult Electric Scooters – Reviews and Information

E Scooter Reviews

Do You Need Insurance for an Electric Scooter?

You can ride an electric scooter as long as it is not on pavements or roads as e-scooters are classed as powered vehicles (Personal Light Electric Vehicles – PLEVs) and not currently classed by the UK Government as road legal. This means that they cannot be insured at the present time, however many different cities and councils have a scooter scheme where these are allowed on roads in their specific area.

Can I Make My Electric Scooter Road Legal?

If you have a personal scooter then you currently cannot make this road legal as they are laws which prohibit any electric scooter for being road legal. Current UK Law states that no e-scooter is road legal, unless they are run by Council schemes in particular UK Towns and Cities such as Bristol where you can rent an electric scooter to move about the city.

Are e-scooters legal 2022?

As we have talked about above, at the time of writing which is April 2022 no electric scooter that you may own is or can be road legal. However as you may have learnt above, exceptions to this are areas of the country that have schemes where members of the public can rent a e-scooter for a particular time or journey across their local area run by their local council.

At the moment you can only ride an electric scooter if it’s within a trial area and you are 18 years old or over and also hold a provisional driving licence or full licence. Due to safety, electric scooters using a trial scheme are limited to 12.5mph which will also slow down automatically within “go slow” areas down to 9mph.

You cannot ride an electric scooter of your own with or without a licence on a public road or pathway, this includes both adults and children. This may change in the future as the Government are aware electric scooters are now extremely popular so there maybe guidelines brought in in the future so riders abide by safety laws to keep everyone as safe as possible.

Will Electric Scooters change the Law?

The UK is the last European country where electric scooters are still illegal apart from on private land. This means neither adults or children are allowed to ride an electric scooter on the pavement or road. Within most of European, the public are using e-scooters in a very similar way to jumping on a bus or cycling to and from their destinations so hopefully the UK will follow their lead in time and the law will change.

However, even if the law does change then we do not think e-scooters will be allowed on pavements even if they are allowed on the road. This still leaves safety concerns with collisions with cars, stationary objects but also pedestrians crossing streets.

This is course is very similar to cycling which was an idea to push via Covid in reducing the cars on the road and the country becoming more eco friendly. Of course, the power requirements for a electric scooter is much less than a road car in comparison.

We all have most likely been out locally and see at least one person zipping about on an electric scooter as well as cyclists.

SwiftyScooters recently wrote on law changes they may think happens which include –

  • Scooter riders to be over the age of 16 or 18 upwards
  • No more than one person per scooter
  • The only motor being the scooter motor which can produce a maximum continuous power of 500w
  • Maximum speed of 15.5mph (Cycling as we know has to abide by road speed limits)
  • No Insurance or tax needed – We think insurance would be required due to possible accidents.
  • No Helmet – We think a helmet would be required
  • Fitted with a bell – Good point but you do not find cyclists use one very often
  • Front and rear lists – Indeed
  • Front and Rear Side reflectors – Indeed
  • Two Independent Brakes – Absolutely
  • Share the road with cyclists and cycle lanes – This could be interesting

You can read their full article hereOpens in a new tab..

What Mini Micro Scooter for Kids?


What Mini Micro Scooter is Best?

What age is a Mini Micro Scooter for?

The Maxi Micro Scooter Range

Another style of scooter is the Maxi Micro 3 Wheels scooter, you have the Classic, Deluxe LCD, Foldable, Pro and Eco models.

Let’s have a look at some of these models –

The Classic Maxi Micro Scooter

At the time of writing this model comes in either blue or purple and both look fantastic. MicroScooters.co.uk offer these with FREE UK Delivery, No hassle returns, 2 Year Warranty and their lowered Price Guarantee.

These are designed for older age ranges than the mini, being ideal for children of the ages between 5 to 12 years old with a maximum rider weight of 50kg (or 7st 8lb).

Either of these scooters weights 2.5kg/5.5lb so easy to carry and transport on your journey such as the school run. The maximum height recommended is 152cm so just under 5 feet in height.

Aimed at the school run, MicroScooters have done a terrific task in producing their refined and reworked design to provide specific requirements for primary school children.

As children grow so quickly and often have a growth spurt, they have incorporated soft adjustable handlebars. Additionally, for taller children they come with a long, strong fibreglass footplate to also long life of use. These scooters can take on many of the boldest terrains on the school run, park of whatever journey you are on.

Following the above, you have their extra grippy silicone desk but not just that, you also have their excellent rear brake ready in hand for those quick slowdowns to stop.

These as you can see are 3 wheeled Micro Scooters which even with good skill, balance and coordination still give good overall stability in the scooter itself. Again, they reply on the lean to steer method which follows on from their younger range, that being the Mini Micro Scooters for a smooth ride.

Features Include –

  • Age Range – 5 to 12 Years of age
  • Free Delivery
  • No Hassle Returns
  • 2 Year Warranty
  • Lower Price Guarantee
  • 3 Wheeled Scooter
  • Soft Adjustable Handlebars
  • Fibreglass Footplate
  • Extra Grippy Silicone deck
  • Strong Brake System via Hand Lever
  • Spare Parts Available
  • Robust Frame
  • Lean To Steer

Where to Buy –

MicroScooters.co.ukOpens in a new tab.

The Micro Sprit Scooters

Micro Scooters have their Sprite Scooter range that include the Spring Classic, Classic LED, Classic Limited Edition and Deluxe.

We decided to first invest and review the Micro Scooter Deluxe Black which as you can see has a very stylish slick look and to the naked eye and first look uses the highest quality materials and a great design.

Features include –

  • 2 Small Wheels
  • Light up Stem
  • Lightweight
  • Adjustable Chopper Style Handlebar
  • Foldable Scooter
  • Kickstand
  • Steers like a bike
  • Spare Parts Available
  • Free Delivery

The footplate itself is 33cm in length and 10cm wide with the handlebar height being 73cm to 102cm in height, which is of course adjustable to suit children of different heights and ages. When folded this scooter has dimensions of –

  • Length – 72cm
  • Width – 53cm
  • Height – 16cm

When it comes to children riding this scooter, the maximum weight it can take is 100kg so 15stone with rider’s height from 110cm to 152cm which equates to 3foot 6inches to 5ft in height. Age wise, this has been designed for children of the ages of 5 to 16 years of age so covers a wide range of children ages and heights and taller children.

Made from strong but durable aluminium, Micro Scooter has done a fantastic job of reinventing Scooters into the UK. This Deluxe scooter includes an integrated front light which has both a constant and flash lighting setting so ideal for darker days or dusk.

The brake is now longer with inbuilt reflectors for larger feet and additional safety when riding. The handlebars are curves for comfort and also make it easier for the rider to balance and provide better control.

Amazing engineer has been used for the manufacturing of this top of the range kick scooter, aimed at talker children and teenagers and can be used for years to come without needing to invest in another scooter.

Where to Buy –

MicroScooters.co.ukOpens in a new tab.

There are several sizes of scooters for children with the mini micro scooter being suitable for children of the age of 3 to 5 years of age. An example of this is the Mini Micro Deluxe Scooter which we have reviews below so please keep reading.

Micro Mini Deluxe Scooter

We have had a look around and Amazon seem to be lacking in this range of scooters with retailers such as Smythstoys and John Lewis. Here are the best micro mini scooters we have found from both retailers with our own reviews coming soon –

Micro Scooter Mini Deluxe LED Scooter in Red from John Lewis

A very vibrant, fun looking bright coloured scooter in red (but also available in Pink, Aqua, Navy and Purple), this scooter will provide hours of fun for children of ages 2 to 5 years old. This is the deluxe model with its adjustable handlebar and anodised stem along with an extra grippy desk for foot stability and a fantastic brake.

A great looking scooter, that has been finished off with everlasting induction energy LED wheels which look amazing and will thrill children when seeing this scooter in action.

This deluxe mini scooter is very lightweight and easy to ride in negotiating pavements without the need for parental interaction when out and about.

Overall a fun scooter, safety has been taken seriously by the manufacturer and a great option for your children or grandchildren’s first two wheeled scooter.

Assembly Required?Self-Assembly Required
BrandMicro Scooters
DimensionsH26.5 x W55 x D14.2cm
Manufacturer's Warranty2 Year's
MaterialPlastic, Aluminium
Maximum User Weight35kg
Micro Scooter TypeMini Micro Scooter (2-5 Years)
Number of People Required to Assemble1
Product TypeOutdoor Toys
Suitable For3 Years or older
Toys TypeOutdoor Toys and Games
TypeScooter and Scooter Accessories
WarningAdult Supervision Required. Helmet and Protective Equipment should be used. Not suitable for in traffic
Weight2kg

Where to Buy –

John LewisOpens in a new tab.

 

Micro Mini LED Deluxe Light Up Aqua Scooter for 2-5 Years Old

A great 3 wheel micro mini scooter for children who like to glow as they go with a maximum user weight of 35kg (5.5 Stone). This scooter weights 1.8kg itself and allows a ride with a height of 80cm to 110cm

  • Max Rider Weight – 35kg
  • Scooter Weight – 1.8kg
  • Rider Height – 80cm to 110cm

This scooter is made from the Micro Mobility brand and manufactured using plastic. First on sale since 18th April 2019, this has over 39 reviews.

Micro Mobility have their Glow as they Go slogan due to the wheels that light up and never run out. Micro are very proud of their design which does not require any batteries. What they have done is use a very clever induction technology that produces the power for the lights for when kids are riding along on this scooter. This means continuous lights which look fantastic as they ride along on their adventures.

Being a deluxe scooter, Micro have a anodised stem which protects against wear and tear. They have included an extra grippy footplate so children’s feet will remain stable as they are riding even at the limit of the 35kg maximum riders weight stated in their specifications.  This particular Mini Micro LED scooter has been designed to be ridden by ages 2 to 5 years of age.

There are so many lift skills children can gain from outdoor play, including riding a scooter. This Mini Micro LED helps to grow motor skills such as balance and coordination. They can steer their scooter which in turns helps with both of these skills are more. Riding this and any scooter is going to pay dividens and grow their motor skills which are important as they grow and develop and last them a lifetime.

We have studied the customer reviews provided at Amazon and have produced a summary of the excellent feedback for you to read –

Age RangeToddler
ColorAqua
SizeStandard Size
Frame MaterialPlastic
Material TypePlastic
Number of Pieces1
Included CompontentsScooter
Batteries Included?No
BrandMicro
Maximum User Weight35 Kilograms
ManufacturerMicro Mobility
Dimensions30 x 11 x 26 cm; 1.99 Kilograms

Where to Buy –

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Deluxe Folding Mini Micro Scooter in Red

 

We have gone direct to Micro-Scooters.co.uk for our next Mini Micro Scooter with this magnificent and exciting Deluxe Folding Mini Micro Scooter in Red. Being able to fold this scooter and carry it adds a feature that many scooters do not include.

This mini micro is for children ages 2 to 5 years with a maximum rider weight limit of 35kg which is the same as 5 stone and 7lb. This scooter also aimed at children up to the height of 110cm so 3.6 feet with the scooter itself weighing 2.1kg which is 4lbs.

  • Age – 2 to 5 Years
  • Maximum Rider Weight – 35kgs/5ft 7lb
  • Rider Height – Up to 110cm/3.6 Feet
  • Scooter Weight – 2.1kgs/4lbs

Micro Scooters are such fun as you can tell with the mini range aimed at younger children. So you may be here for the foldable feature that including in this three wheeled scooter.

It’s very simple to fold down with its one click system making is easy to carry around, maybe to and from school or a friend’s house or even the park.

Micro Scooters have incorporated their lean-to-steer system which kids known and enjoy. The stem includes a strong anodised material with the foot plate providing excellent grip with the handlebars being adjustable which has allowed millions of preschool children enjoy these scooters and grow their balance and coordination.

Now you have a folding scooter with its seamless folding system so as well as folding down, it’s easy to unfold and get riding.

Micro Scooters have a range of frequently asked questions including –

How does the Mini Micro Deluxe fold down?

It’s very easy, here is a link to the video that Micro Scooters Provide – INCLUDE HERE!!!!

Does it come with an included warranty?

Micro Scooters provide a 2 year warranty on their Mini Micro scooters.

Are there any accessories available for this scooter?

You can purchase separately a helmet, bell and lights.

How safe is the Mini Micro range of Scooters?

All manufacturers providing toys, including outdoor toys have to pass strict UK and European safety laws before anything goes on sale. However, it is very much recommended any children are provided with a helmet when riding their scooter.

Additionally, you can purchase a range of accessories so children are also seen and heard more easily when riding their scooter even in quiet areas.

What maintenance recommendations are there to maintain the scooter?

Every Mini Micro scooter has been designed to last. You can read their guide here on how to maintain your children’s scooter.

Where to Buy –

MicroScooters.co.ukOpens in a new tab.

 

 

 

Who Invented the Micro Scooter?

It was in Switzerland where the first micro scooter was invested which was the result of a group of good friends who were looking to get from A to B without resulting to the use of a bulky bike or their car from their garage.

Since then, their range of folding scooters have taken storm and they have now sold millions throughout the globe.

Following this, two mums called Anna and Philippa noticed the Swiss scooter in a Clapham playground. They teamed up and began distributing Micro Scooters throughout the UK and now can be found in 1000s of homes within the country.

John Lewis are proud in that they were the first big brand retailer to provide this range of scooters and now a very popular outdoor toy. To date they have sold one million scooters to families within Britain and a huge number of very happy children.

Are Micro Scooters Worth The Money?

Micro Scooters are a fantastic outdoor toy for children to play with, especially if you invest a little more as with many things you get what you pay for. Microscooters are an extremely popular toy, very well made, robust and will last year’s when looked after no matter what age range of your children.

We have a great range of Micro ScootersOpens in a new tab. available to read about at Simplyfun, each has a minimum price of £100 so you can be rest assured each scooter is of superb quality. Even if your children outgrow the scooter, it can be handed down through the family.

You can invest in a lower prices alternative but when it comes to Micro Scooters they are certainly a recommend toy for the Youngers.

What is the best micro scooter?

There are so many Micro Scooters to choose from but we have looked and found these two amazing scooters, one being a Razor which is an extremely popular brand name.

The Razor Power Core E90 Electric Micro Scooter in Green

A little more expensive but an incredibly popular brand, here we have the Razor Power Core E90 Electric Scooter that has a handle height of 61 centimetres, a fixed handlebar, 2 wheels and made from Polyurethane.

The wheel size is 15 centimetres and a very strong frame made from Alloy Steel with Slamm Nylon Core wheels and has an overall weight of 9.6 kilograms so a very sturdy electric scooter here from Razor.

When fully charged, this Razor scooter provides fantastic fun of up to 80 minutes with its powerful E90 core.

Designed to be maintenance free along with no alignment issues as well as no chains or chain tensioner, this gives awesome ride time without the hassles.

The Razor Power can provide a speed of up to 10mph (16 km/h) with ease due to its excellent design incorporating steel frame and fork giving the safest ride possible. The E90 comes with a high quality kick start and high torque hub motor which the rider controls via the button acceleration control features.

To control this Razor, the rider uses the front calliper hand operated lever which enables the brake with the front wheel made from urethane and takes on the tyre absorption and the most intense impacts. At the rear of the scooter is the rear wheel which is made from TPU again with a smooth ride and excellent traction.

Finally, you have the grip handlebars which are made from foam and give an excellent grip during all the great moves children can perform with this electric scooter and keep on going.

Powering the scooter is a 12v sealed lead acid rechargeable battery which comes as standard. Razor recommend this scooter for children of the age of 8 upwards with the rider having a maximum weight of 54kg so 8.5 stone.

Braking TypeFront Braking
ColourGreen
SizeMedium
StylePower Core E90 Green
Frame MaterialAlloy Steel
Weight9.3 Kilograms
Material TypeAluminium
SeasonsAll Year Round
SportStreet
Wheel Size15 Centimeters
Included Components1 x Razor Powercore E90 Scooter
Batteries Included?Yes
BrandRazor
Maximum User Weight54 Kilograms
DepartmentsOutdoor Toys
ManufacturerRazor
Product Dimensions81 x 33 x 84 cm; 9.6 Kilograms

Where to Buy –

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Micro Cruiser Scooter Black Wide Handlebars

This is a very stylish looking Micro Scooter, suitable for boys and girls with an age range of 5 to 12 years of age.

Coming in Black, the handlebar height is 25.2 centimetres with adjustable height to suit the age range of this high-quality scooter. The wheels are made from rubber with each are 200 Millimetres with the frame being made from Aluminium and the overall weight of this scooter being 4.5 kilograms.

The maximum weight this Micro Scooter can take is 100kg so 15 ½ stone so easily suitable for all children. Height wise, they advise 110cm-146cm so 3.6 foot to 4.8 feet in height.

Micro Scooters are a very popular range in the UK for so many families, build for adventure and built to last. The company strive for the highest quality with precision engineering and the safest ride for children.

They also provide scooters made to be planet friendly and to create a cleaner environment. They have replaceable parts with all of their scooters built to be passed on to other members of your family.

LARGER WHEELS

This Micro Scooter has awesome 200mm wheels which means children can move much quicker and cover more ground in a shorter space of time but with a lot less energy. The larger wheels also provide a smoother ride which helps to improve their confidence in scootering.

WIDE HANDLEBARS

This has excellent wider handlebars for much better control. We find scooters can generally be a little narrow but with this Scooter, you now have a greater width given to the handlebars. A Great idea.

LOWER DECK – BETTER STABILITY

This has a lower footplate than most 2 wheeled scooters from other brands. This Micro Cruiser has been designed to give a lower deck which in turn provides better stability and balance as its lower to the ground. Again as above, this also leads to increased confidence in riding their scooter.

REPLACEABLE PARTS

Due to the excellent high quality design and manufacturing, this and the Micro Scooter range as a whole are made from replaceable parts. This means you can easily purchase a part and repair it yourself rather than send the whole scooter off or buy a new one. A scooter should be for life and this certainly will be.

If you look at their Amazon page, there are 7 reviews and all gave a great piece of feedback.

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Great on any kind of road
  • Very sturdy
  • Easy to Handle
  • Very fast
  • Great upgrade from a 3 wheel scooter

Where to Buy –

Amazon.co.uk

What Age is a Micro Scooter for?

When invest in a high quality scooter, you should expect the frame and robustness to easily be designed for 6 to 12 year olds.

No matter what age of the child riding a micro scooter, we highly recommend every child to wear a safety helmet and that it is fitted correctly.

Additionally, lights should be added to they are easily seen by pedestrians and motorists even though they will not be riding them on any road. Finally, a bell is very useful to be heard so combine all of these factors and you have a much safer scooter ride and play than without these safety factors taken into consideration.

Can My 4 Year Old Ride a 2 Wheel Scooter?

Many scooter manufacturers and brands recommend ages of 6 of above, however they can be used for children at the age of 4 but not recommended. When a micro scooter can weigh around 2.5kg or upwards, this can become a significant weight for a young child if they were to fall off their scooter.

Saying that, there are a range of scooters which would be more ideal for a 4 year old such as 3 wheel scooters which provides more stability. Some also have designs where they have a height adjustable handlebar for smaller children.