Children love to get involved in the garden but it helps if tools and equipment are child friendly. Luckily, there are plenty of children’s gardening sets designed specifically for smaller hands.
Get your mini gardeners involved in the action by giving them their very own wheelbarrow, scaled down to size. There are professional looking versions of metal wheelbarrows as well as fun toy sets which include accessories like watering cans and garden spades.
Below, we’ve pulled together a selection of kids’ wheelbarrow sets of different styles and suitable for different ages to help you choose the best option.
If you are looking for other child-friendly additions to your outdoor space, you can also find our selection of kids’ garden furniture, kids’ garden toys and wooden playhouses, as well as our reviews of tried and tested kids’ gardening gloves.
11 of the best children’s wheelbarrow sets
Chad Valley Wheelbarrow Set
Chad Valley Wheelbarrow SetThis children’s wheelbarrow is made by popular kids’ brand Chad Valley. The set includes a watering can, bucket and rake with the barrow, so kids can get fully immersed in their first attempts at gardening. The plastic kids’ wheelbarrow can be used indoors and outdoors and comes with a one year guarantee.
Kids Metal and Plastic Wheelbarrow
Kids Metal and Plastic WheelbarrowThis wheelbarrow for kids features a metal tube frame for extra strength and durability. The plastic bucket has a fairly generous load capacity of 15kg so it should be able to cope with all the bits and pieces your little one wants to ferry around the garden. There are also anti-slip grips on the handles to make it easier to push. Plus, it is guaranteed for a year.
Rolly Toys Caterpillar Wheelbarrow
Rolly Toys Caterpillar WheelbarrowThis kids’ wheelbarrow is officially licensed by professional construction brand Caterpillar, so children can have a scaled down version of the real thing that truly looks the part. The all metal wheelbarrow should suit children up to the age of 10 years old.
Age: 3 – 10
Children’s Classic Metal Wheelbarrow
Children’s Classic Metal WheelbarrowThis classic red wheelbarrow is ideal for young children who want to learn about gardening and help parents or grandparents at home. The yellow rubber grips make it gentle on little hands to manoeuvre and it’s light enough for them to transport themselves.
Age: 12 months – 12 years
Metal WheelbarrowThis kids’ wheelbarrow is made in bright, primary coloured metal, so its durable and hard wearing. The lightweight wheelbarrow also has plastic grips on the handles to make it comfortable for little hands to wheel it around.
Kid’s Wheelbarrow with Front Pneumatic Tyre
Kid’s Wheelbarrow with Front Pneumatic TyreThis high-tech wheelbarrow has a pneumatic front tyre, so it copes comfortably with bumps and is stable and durable. It should be robust enough to deal with plenty of outdoor play and will hold up to a generous 25kg. It does require assembly but instructions are included.
Age: 2.5 +
Bigjigs Children’s Garden Wheelbarrow
Bigjigs Children’s Garden WheelbarrowThis two-wheeled kids’ wheelbarrow is ideal for little ones who need a little extra help with balance. The stable construction should prevent it from tipping over and make it easier to push around the garden. It’s made from metal so it’s robust and long lasting, too.
Personalised Child Wooden Wheelbarrow
Personalised Child Wooden WheelbarrowThis wooden children’s wheelbarrow set can be personalised with your child’s name so it really feels like their own. It comes with a selection of wooden tools including a trowel and gardening shears, which imitate the real thing without the sharp edges. Ideal for a special gift.
Wooden Wheelbarrow Toy
Wooden Wheelbarrow ToyCreated by German toy designers this wooden kids’ wheelbarrow has four wheels for maximum stability. The bucket is made from birch plywood and tilts forward for emptying using a clever lever. The frame is made from durable steel and the wheelbarrow arrives fully assembled.
Age: 3 – 5
Briers Kids’ Wheelbarrow
Briers Kids’ WheelbarrowThis green and red children’s wheelbarrow from Briers is made from sturdy metal with a tough plastic wheel. The ergonomic handles make it easier for little ones to manoeuvre and it comes ready to be assembled yourself.
Early Learning Centre Wheelbarrow Set
Early Learning Centre Wheelbarrow SetThis kids’ wheelbarrow set from the Early Learning Centre comes with plenty of extra gardening toy tools to keep them entertained. The kit is light and easy to wheel around and is made in cheerful, bright colours, ideal for children.
Age: 3 – 8