A kids wagon can be so much fun and entertainment for the whole family! It makes long walks as well as trips to the park, zoo or anywhere else a lot easier both for parents and kids.
A pull-along-wagon for baby makes a great and unique gift from the grandparents to their granddaughter, grandson or grandkids. And no matter whether for baby's birth, baby's christening or for a 1st birthday, it'll always be a hit and bring lots of fun for the whole family!
When it comes to selecting a kids cart, you are spoiled for choice. But maybe you are also at a loss because you cannot decide which one to buy due to the great variety, the special features and the smart technology solutions on the market.
This page reviews and compares wagons suitable for toddlers and kids made by various manufacturers such as STEP 2, Kettler, Little Tykes and more. Because of their wide range, Radio Flyer wagons are listed separately, please follow the link at the bottom of the page! The most valuable features and unique properties of each cart are listed below so you see at one glance whether this wagon is right for your needs.
Important! Before you choose your pull-along cart for your kids or grandkids answer these questions:
Having read these questions you will agree there cannot be a 'best kids wagon' but you have to choose the wagon that best fits your personal needs!
The Step 2 Wagon For Two Plus comes in blue or willow green, and it easily accommodates two little ones. It is easy to assemble and has two seats with seatbelts, the seats do not fold down. There is some storage room underneath one of the seats. The wagon features a latch door making it easy for the little ones to get in and out. The long and convenient handle folds under the wagon thus neither transport nor storage are a problem. The long handle makes it easy also for taller people to pull the wagon. The wheels are made of hard plastic and also work fine on thick grass and dirt. A Tag-Along Trailer Plus is available separately, it measures 14 x 32 x 19.5 inches and adds a lot of extra storage. The extra trailer is not meant to carry a 3rd kid, however!
This practical kids wagon by Step 2 seats two. It is well built, easy to assemble, very sturdy and has deep seats for safety as well as seat belts. The seats are permanent and do not fold down. There is no door. The long handle makes it easy to pull and folds under the wagon thus transport (provided your car is big enough for the wagon body - dimensions see above) and storage are no problem. The wagon has molded-in cup holders and a large storage compartment that is built-in under the hinged rear seat. The wagon turns smoothly. The wheels are made of plastic and work great on paved ground, grass and dirt trails. They do not work that well on sand. A great wagon for two little ones, making a trip to the park easy and fun for everyone!
In addition to the handy and reliable features of the Wagon for Two Plus and the Neighborhood Wagon, the Canopy Wagon has a plastic canopy that protects the little ones from sun and (light) rain. It is super easy to detach so you have the choice whether to use it or not. On top of the canopy there even is a small compartment where the parents can keep their cell phone, keys, drinks, etc. Other tested and proven features: plenty of room for two toddlers, two contoured seats with seat belts, built-in storage compartment under one seat, cup holders. The handle folds under the wagon.
STEP 2 ALL AROUND CANOPY WAGON
Recommended for 18 months and up
Product dimensions: 19.5 x 41 x 39.2 inches, 25.5 pounds
Suitable for 2 kids plus storage
Price approx. 100$
The Step 2 All Around Canopy Wagon has a canopy that super easily detaches. It has 6 cup / snack holders (2 outside, 4 inside the wagon) and a large storage compartment. In my opinion the All Around Canopy Wagon has a few beneficial features more than the Canopy Wagon such as an easy access door with a hinge. Moreover, the seat backs fold down so you can turn this wagon into a flat bed for your little one. The seats come with seat belts and can also flip into a table. The All Around Canopy Wagon has "whisper ride wheels" for a smooth and most of all quiet ride! The wheels are quite sturdy, made of plastic and the wagon pulls well over streets and also rough terrain. The handle folds under the wagon. Available in red or blue.
Check out this wagon if you have more than 2 kids. Great for twins and a sibling or for triplets or even for (little) quadruplets!
Here's the wagon for 3 or even 4 little ones. And each kid rides in a separate wagon! The Choo Choo Train Wagon has a red and a blue wagon that cannot be detached. So with just one kid you will always have to pull the second seat around with you, but that's totally okay and valid for most wagons. The additional trailer for kid 3 (and another one for kid 4) is orange. This wagon is great for 2, but if you have 3 babies / toddlers or even 4 to transport, it is one of the best. You can get this as a combo with 2 wagons and a trailer. There is under seat storage in the wagons and the trailer as well as seat belts and molded cup holders. The wagon is sturdy and has a decent turning radius with quiet wheels.
Note: Step 2 does not promote this wagon for 4 little ones but reviews from customers have shown that it is well possible to have the wagon plus 2 trailers. It's just a little harder to pull ;-) Customer statement on amazon: "I have 5 cars on mine. It's heavy, but if you stay on flat roads/sidewalks, it's not too bad. I probably pull 120lbs between the 5 cars."
So cute! Actual train ride starts at minute 4:30.
If you are interested in a kids wagon for three also check out the Easy Go Folding Wagon below.
Made in USA! This multifunctional Little Tikes wagon has some outstanding features and really is extremely versatile! It comes with a big umbrella with attachable height that attaches to the wagon and keeps the little ones out of the sun. A cooler attaches to the back for hauling snacks and drinks and the cart has a covered, under-seat storage area. The Deluxe Ride and Relax Wagon has six cup holders and it converts to a bench that even adults can sit on. The wagon has removable sides that enable you to cart around supplies, too. For easy storage and transporation the handle flips underneath the wagon. The wagon also has 2 seat belts for added security. The cart features QuietRide wheels. You can also get it without the umbrella.
To view all details of this unique kids wagon, watch the product video available at amazon (click the image to view it).
The Explorer is made in the USA and a very roomy wagon from Little Tykes. It comfortably fits two toddlers. All four sides are removable to haul big loads. The yoke makes steering and hauling very easy and you can turn comfortably. The handle folds flat under the wagon for easy storage and transport. The umbrella helps to keep the kids out of the sun, shaded and cool. The high walls and wide tires guarantee a smooth ride even over sand or grass. A possible disadvantage are the missing seat belts for added security, therefore the use is recommended for 2 years and up only. Comes with or without an umbrella.
If you don't like plastic, this metal / wooden wagon might be the kids pull-along-wagon for you! This sturdy cart is made by the well-known German company Kettler. The Classic Flyer Air Tire Wagon is suitable for every terrain and made of natural wood. It has four removable real wood slats and thus can be customized as needed. The Kettler Classic Flyer has a 34 inch metal base. The pneumatic tires make it absolutely silent on paved surfaces while the contoured resin hand grip enables easy pulling, even for longer distances.
The cart does not have molded seats nor seat belts, thus toddlers should be 18 months and older to sit in it safe. But since it lacks these features also one or two older kids (up to 8 years and up to 200 lb.) can comfortably sit in there.
The John Deere steel wagon with wooden stake sides by Learning Curve comes in the famous 'John Deere green'. It is suitable for toddler age (recommended for 2 years and up). There are neither molded seats, nor are there seat belts. But this makes it also easier to use it for heavy loads around the yard and bigger kids can still have a ride or will enjoy hauling stuff around the garden with it. The edges and corners of the wagon are rounded for safety and it has steel wheels with rubber tires guaranteeing smooth rides also on rough terrain. The body is made of rust-resistant steel, the wood is not treated. While the wagon is very sturdy, the turning radius is rather wide and the handle does not fold completely under the wagon. So if you want to put it in your car's trunk it is not very practical since you need to remove the sides and the handle.
Perfect for your outdoor princess: for girls this wagon is available in pink, too! How cool is that? It even has added flower decals (stickers) to decorate your real John Deere gem! A dream for every little girl - and her parents / grandparents ;-)
In regards to storage and taking the cart along with you in your car, the Easy Go Folding wagon is unbeatable! No more transportation hassles with this kids wagon. A new patented folding design makes it small enough to fit in the trunk of any standard car. The Easy Go Wagon has heavy duty wheels that work great on paved streets, dirt and sand and that are quiet, too. The wagon has a large handle for easy hauling and it can be used with or without the canopy / sun shade. Weighing 30 pounds, both the set-up and takedown of the EasyGoWagon are extremely easy and the folded wagon easily stores in your garage.
The EasyGoWagon is made of fabric and does not have seat belts, neither has it a cushion insert but this does not seem to be a disadvantage. I know two families that have this pull-along wagon in use and they do not mind: their kids (18 months twins in one case) seem to be quite comfortable just sitting on the deep bottom. Add a padded sheet if you think that this makes it more comfortable for your little ones. As there are no actual seats, you can even accommodate 3 smaller kids and not just 2. The wagon is available in several colors such as red, blue, pink and black.
In case you were wondering why there are no Radio Flyer wagons listed here: Radio Flyer probably is the best-known kids wagon manufacturer and also the one offering the most models and diversity. Find their outstanding range on a separate page: Radio Flyer wagons for kids.
Do you already have a pull-along wagon in use? Let me and my visitors know what you like and what you dislike about it. Post your review in the comments box below or use the 'contact me' form. Thank you!
- all information has been updated for summer 2016 -
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