7 Best Wagons for Kids (Reviews & Buyers Guide)

The Best Wagons for the Whole Family 

Reviews and Buyers Guide

Having a wagon as a child is one of my fondest childhood memories.  Buying your child a wagon will not only put a smile on their face but yours as well.  You will make countless memories with your children as they grow up and if you own a wagon it will be part of those memories. There are so many great uses for a wagon.  They are a great alternative to using a stroller and are loads of fun. They can be used for long walks around your neighborhood and parks.  Some wagons can not only be used for recreational purposes but practical purposes too like hauling backyard materials. They even have wagons made just for the beach.  Once you own a wagon, you will use it all the time.  Since there are so many different types of wagons, we composed this list of the top 6 wagons for kids.  We made our choices by doing product research, reading countless reviews online,  looking at star ratings on Amazon.and personal experiences.  All of the wagons listed below have a 4-star rating and up.

Radio Flyer Full Size All-Terrain Steel and Wood Wagon

All-Terrain Steel & Wood Wagon

This classic style wagon is designed to have a smooth ride on all different types of terrain. It has a steel body with natural wood sizes. The high wooden stake sides let your child sit comfortably and safely inside while keeping their hands and fingers secure. It’s 10″ rugged rubber tires can easily be filled with air to keep that nice and smooth ride. Extra long handle for easy pulling.  The handle also  folds under for easy storage during travel. With a weight capacity of 200 pounds, this sturdy wagon can be used for years as your child grows. It has controlled turning which prevents tipping.  The Radio Flyer Full Size All-Terrain Steel and Wood Wagon won the National Parenting Publications and Early Childhood News Director’s Award.


  • Classic Radio Flyer Design
  • Steel body with natural wood sides
  • Rugged 10-inch rubber tires
  • Long handle for easy pulling
  • Controlled turning that prevents tipping
  • Very sturdy, a weight capacity of 200 pounds
  • Wagon Weight 36.6 pounds
  • Recommended ages 1 1/2 and up
  • Dimensions  41 x 21 x 37 inches

Radio Flyer The Ultimate Comfort Wagon

Radio Flyer Ultimate Comfort Wagon
This Ultimate Comfort Wagon by Radio Flyer is a luxury wagon. This comfortable and versatile wagon has two padded removable seats.  It also features a 5 way flip and fold of the seats for multiple riding options. This wagon also has seat belts for safety. It also has a removable canopy that provides shade on those hot and sunny days. It has storage for your child’s cup and an attached storage back on the back that is perfect for your sheet and lunch bag for a picnic. The large 10″ Dura-Tred tires provide a smooth and comfortable ride. Front axles were designed to prevent tipping.


  • Two padded removable seats
  • 5 ways to flip and fold  seats
  • Seat belts for safety
  • Removable canopy for shade
  • Cup holder
  • Storage on back
  • 10-inch Dura-tread tires for comfortable and quiet ride
  • Very Sturdy 200-pound weight limit
  • Wagon weight 33 pounds
  • Dimensions 41.5 x 18.5 x 13.8 inches
  • Recommended for children 18 months and up.

    Step 2 Wagon for Two Plus

    Step2 Wagon for Two Plus Blue
    This wagon comes in a variety of colors including red, green, blue, black and beige.  It has an easy open latch door. Seating for two,  the seats also have seat belts. The long handle makes it easy to pull, it also folds under for easy storage. It has 8″ inches wheels with plastic tread. This wagon has a storage compartment under the back seat. It has 2 cups holders to hold cups or snacks. Very durable and can be easily cleaned. It is recommended for children ages 18 months and up. This is a great wagon for small children.  It is also light weighing only 24 pounds, it can be pulled easily.  This wagon has a weight limit of 75 pounds.


        • Comes in a variety of colors including red, green, black, blue and beige.
        • Easy open latch door
        • Two seats
        • The long handle makes it easy to pull
        • Lightweight wagon only 24 pounds
        • 2 cup holders
        • Storage compartment under the seat
        • recommended for children 18 months and up.
        • Weight limit of 75 pounds
        • Dimensions 42.5 x 20.2 x 38.2 inches

    Step 2 Whisper Ride Touring Wagon

    Step2 Whisper Ride Touring Wagon
    Made in the USA.  This Step 2 Whisper Ride Touring Wagon is a 3-in-1 wagon that parents and kids will both love.  It’s great for long walks with your toddler, but can also be used to haul dirt, mulch and garden essentials in your backyard. This wagon can convert into a flat-bed, which is great for a napping child. It has a table surface that can be removed when not in use.  It has 2 seats that have seat belts for safety.  The seats cannot be removed. It has big 10″ wheels for a smooth ride.  This wagon has 4 cups holder to hold cups and snacks.  The canopy is great for hot and sunny days and can easily be removed. The wagon weighs 28 pounds. It has a weight limit of 37 pounds per seat.  The flatbed has a weight limit of 100 pounds. Assembly is required for this wagon. It is recommended for children ages 18 months – 4 years old


          • Molded-in high seat  backs for extra comfort
          • Can be used for recreation and or practical uses
          • Converts into flatbed
          • 2 seats with seat belts for safety.  Each seat has a 37-pound weight limit
          • Removable canopy
          • 10-inch wheels for a smooth ride
          • 4 cup holders for drinks and snacks
          • Wagon weight 18 pounds
          • Dimensions 45.5 x 19 x 34 inches


    Little Tikes Deluxe Ride and Relax Wagon with Umbrella

    Little Tikes Deluxe Ride and Relax Wagon with Umbrella
    This Little Tikes Deluxe Ride and Relax Wagon with Umbrella is a sturdy and high-quality wagon is made in the USA.  This is a great wagon to take camping, on a picnic, to the park, sports event, playground or around the neighborhood. It has two seats with flip-up seat rests for comfort.  It also has seat belts for extra safety. The removable sizes make this wagons easily convert into a bench, which is an extra plus. It has cups holders and an attached cooler that you can fill with ice to keep drinks and food cold.  It can hold up to 6 six cans of soda. The handle folds under for easy storage. This wagon is made of plastic for maximum durability and super easy clean up. This wagon has a 250 weight limit. The wagon itself weighs 36 pounds. For children 18 months an up.  Assembly is required.


            • Wagon converts to a bench for sitting and relaxing
            • Removable sides to carry supplies
            • Removable umbrella for protection from the sun.
            • Cup holders and attached cooler that can carry up to six cans of soda or bottles of water.
            • Wagon handles folds underneath for easy storage
            • Made from heavy-duty sturdy plastic
            • Wagon weight 36 pounds
            • Dimensions 41.9 x 23.6 x 16. 5 inches


    Folding Beach Wagon

    Mac Sports Collapsible Folding Outdoor Utility Wagon, Blue
    This is the ultimate beach wagon.  If you don’t own a beach wagon and you have kids or if you bring a lot with you to the beach, you should definitely think about getting one. This folding beach wagon by Mac Sports has a 4.5 star rating and it is for a good reason.  It has extra wide wheels to make trekking through the sand a breeze. It easily collapses to fit in your car.  It also is easy to open. The fabric is very durable and can be cleaned with soap and water. This wagon is great not only to pull your kids, you can also use it to store your beach cooler, blankets, towels, umbrella and more.  It can carry loads up to 15o pounds which is a great feature.  If you don’t go to the beach much this is also a great wagon to take with you to sporting events, tailgating parties, BBQ’s at the park and more.


            • Easy folds to take  with you anywhere
            • Extra wide tires that makes trekking through sand or trails a breeze
            • Durable
            • Easily cleans with soap and water
            • Can carry up to 150 pounds
            • Great for the beach, sporting events, tailgating parties, BBQ’s and parks.
            • Great for Soccer moms
            • Item weight 24.5 pounds
            • Dimensions  36.2 x 21.4 x 24.6 inches

    Step 2 All Around Canopy Wagon

    Step2 All Around Canopy Wagon, Red
    This is a great wagon that can also convert.  It has 2 seats that can flip into a flat-bed, table or used as seats.  Seats have seat belts for extra safety.  It has 6 cup holders. The rear storage compartment (trunk) can be used to store small toys, extra snacks, keys or your cell phone. The doors are easy to open and close which is great for toddlers. The canopy can easily be removed but is great for providing shake on hot and sunny days. This wagon has a quiet and smooth ride. It has a 75-pound weight limit. The wagon weighs 25 pounds. For children 18 months and up. Assembly required


            • Seats that convert into a flat-bed or table
            • two seats with seat belts
            • Trunk space that is really a storage compartment that can be used for cell phone, toys or snacks
            • Removable canopy
            • Wheels provide a quiet and smooth ride
            • Weight limit of 75 pounds
            • Great for toddlers
            • Wagon weight 25.4 pounds
            • Dimensions 41 x 19.5 x 40.5 inches


    Where Can I Buy a Wagon for a Child?

    All the wagons listed on this site can be found on Amazon and by clicking Available on Amazon link.  Kids wagons are also at many retailers including  Toys R Us, Wal-Mart, Target and other retailers.

    Why Should I Buy a Wagon for my Child?

    Wagons are a great and easy alternative to using a stroller.  Most wagons have seating for two, which is great if you have more than one small child.  They usually have extra space for storage, so if you are going to the park or playground you can easily bring other belongings with you.  Plus wagons are fun!  Often children would rather sit in their wagon instead of their stroller.  Wagons are great for family entertainment.  You can use them while walking around the neighborhood, on a family outing to a park or sports event, pumpkin picking, beach, backyard exploring and walking around on Halloween are just some of the ways you can use your wagon.

    What is a Good Price for a Child Wagon?

    Many of the full comfort wagons that are sold today will range between $80-$120.  They may be a little costly, but they will last until your child outgrows it and even longer.  You will use the wagon often, so you want to make sure you don’t compromise quality to save $10.


    A wagon is a great item to own if you have small children.  The memories you make using them will bring countless smiles to you and your child’s face.  Make sure you do your research before purchasing so you get one that matches your needs.