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Cool scooters for kids and travel – plus win a JD Bug scooter

Scooters have become a holiday must-have for our girls who would much prefer swopping their feet for wheels when we are out exploring. If you are looking for a birthday or Christmas present that will encourage your kids to cover miles without complaint then why not check out the cool scooters for kids in this post.

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Read on for an opportunity to win a JD Bug Classic Street 120 scooter worth £44.95 in time for Christmas. This prize has been kindly supplied by Skates.co.uk who also specialise in heelys and even roller skates, skateboards and scooters for adults.

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Baby was the first to request a scooter when she turned three last year. She’d tried them out at nursery and was hooked. So we bought her a pink scooter for her birthday and she has loved it ever since.

Tot, who until this point had been more into her bike, soon wanted in on some of the action. And having seen the advantages of a scooter when we were out and about, this was soon added to Tot’s Christmas list.

Kids riding scooters

Why scooters are great for travel with kids

We love taking the girls’ scooters on holiday with us as they make what might otherwise be moan-filled walks last longer without constant nagging to stop or be carried.

Many scooters are also foldable, which makes them really easy to transport in the car boot for days out and staycations.

We’re yet to try international travel with the girls’ wheels but do have friends who have flown with scooters as hand luggage. I think our next foreign holiday will involve crossing the channel by ferry in our new camper van. Space will not be and issue so the scooters will definitely be joining us.

Cool scooters from Skates.co.uk

Our girls’ scooters, Baby’s in particular, are designed for beginners, so we’ll soon be on the look out for models that will take them into their teens and maybe beyond.

Skates.co.uk have loads of cool scooters for kids. The JD Bug Classic Street 120 scooter caught me eye when the team got in touch to tell us about their products.

JD Bug Classic Street 120 kids scooter in blue

Its wheels are 120mm wide which makes it slightly more stable than standard scooter models, but without becoming klunky. JD Bug also produce some of the safest, lightweight and easy to fold scooters in the world, so you know they are ideal for travel with kids.

JD Bug Classic Street 120 kids scooter folded

The JD Bug Classic Street 120 scooter is designed for children aged eight and up. They’re even good for adults. Here’s some more information about these cool scooters:

  • Weight: 2700g
  • Max Height: 870mm
  • Footplate: 495mm x 100mm
  • Wheel: 120mm/86a Clear with Grey Speed Hub
  • Bearings: Chrome Abec 5
  • Rider Weight: Maximum 100 Kg
  • Colours: Matt Black, Sky Blue, Red Glow Pearl, Pastel Pink, Reflex Blue and Purple Ma.

RRP: £44.95

JD Bug Classic Street 120 scooter giveaway

The lovely folks at Skates.co.uk have agreed to send one Tin Box Traveller reader a JD Bug Classic Street 120 scooter in a colour of their choice. For a chance of winning this prize simply follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter widget below.

The giveaway closes at 23:59 GMT on Sunday 27 October 2019. Good luck!

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