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Kids Wheelbarrows - BBC Gardeners' World Magazine

8 of the best kids’ wheelbarrow sets

Get kids involved in the garden with their own wheelbarrow.

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.

8 of the best children’s wheelbarrow sets


Rolly Toys Caterpillar Wheelbarrow

This 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

Price: £34

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Children’s Classic Metal Wheelbarrow

This 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

Price: £41.45

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Metal Wheelbarrow

This 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.

Age: 3+

Price: £19.99

Buy Metal Wheelbarrow at Smyths’ Toys


Kid’s Wheelbarrow with Front Pneumatic Tyre

This 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 +

Price: £39.99

Buy Kid’s Wheelbarrow with Front Pneumatic Tyre at Robert Dyas


Bigjigs Children’s Garden Wheelbarrow

This 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.

Age: 3+

Price: £48.99

Buy Bigjigs Children’s Garden Wheelbarrow at John Lewis


Personalised Child Wooden Wheelbarrow

This 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.

Age: 3+

Price: £70


Briers Kids’ Wheelbarrow

This 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.

Age: 4+

Price: £27

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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

Price: £20

Buy Early Learning Centre Wheelbarrow Set at The Entertainer


This Product Guide was last updated in April 2022 and we apologise if anything has changed in price or availability.