What’s on your little one’s Christmas list this year? A Baby Yoda toy? The latest LEGO kit?

Whatever it may be, it can be frustrating when you spend a lot of money on a cool present, only to see that it’s been ‘shelved’ a few weeks later.

That’s where kids’ bikes and scooters come in. Whether you choose a Trunki Small Folding Kids’ Scooter (Blue), an Apollo Twinkles Unicorn Kids’ Bike (14″), or an Apollo Vortice Junior Hybrid Bike (24″), unlike a lot of other Christmas gifts, they can be enjoyed all year round.

To help illustrate this point, here are a few ways to get the most out of this awesome present.

Get involved

If you want to keep your child active and enjoying their new bike or scooter, why not get involved yourself?

Sometimes all a kid needs is a little bit of encouragement. So if you’re right by their side exploring the great outdoors, they should be more up for the challenge come rain or shine.

Need to kit yourself out? Then take a look at our range of adult cycling equipment and bikes.

Free lifetime safety checks

One of the main benefits of buying a kids bike or scooter from Halfords is the fact that you get a lifetime of safety checks for free. Simply take it into your nearest Halfords store with your receipt and one of our team will thoroughly check it to make sure that it’s in a good condition and safe to use.

Top maintenance options

For added peace of mind, you can even pay a bit extra for various service and maintenance packages, including:

  • Simple repair and puncture protection
  • Bronze/silver/gold service
  • Cable brake service
  • Hydraulic brake service
  • Gear service
  • Drivetrain service

Prices start from only £20 and will give you the cover to make sure your kid can enjoy their present for years to come.

Or to avoid unwanted tears, you can even bring their bike or scooter in for repair jobs too like tyre replacement, hub servicing, spoke replacement, chain or cassette fitting and much more.


Another way to make sure that your little one continues to use their new set of wheels is to give them the opportunity to explore their local area. There are loads of exciting things to see and you never know what might be hiding at the end of the path.

And if you want a change then, why not mix things up a bit? Turn left at the end of the road for once instead of right. You and your kids might discover a whole new world just waiting around the corner.

Need a hand picking the right size bike for your child? Then check out our guide to choosing the right size bike for a full run-down of what to keep in mind.

And why not enhance your chosen bike with some snazzy accessories? We’ve got everything from helmets and kneepads to keep your little one safe, to bells and spokies to jazz up their wheels! Whatever you choose, they’re the perfect additional presents to tuck under the tree this Christmas.