Not quite sure what you should be getting your little one for Christmas this year? Then why not think about a balance bike!

In recent years, they’ve become a really popular way to teach kids how to ride a bike. They don’t have any pedals or gears, meaning your child will simply learn how to balance before they learn anything else.

Here are a few reasons why a balance bike should be at the top of your shopping list this Christmas.

1. They don’t need a lot of room

Balance bikes are great fun and to begin with, your kids can enjoy getting used to them around the house (if they’re lucky!). Then they can move on to the garden, drive or park.

However, because balance bikes start kids off from absolute novices, you don’t have to go out on all-day adventures to enjoy them! They’re great for having around to play with when your kid fancies it, and you don’t need to be chasing along on your own bike to keep up!

2. By the time your kids are ready to ride further, it’ll be warmer!

This is a bit more of a tactical one if you’re looking to buy a balance bike as a Christmas present. You see, balance bikes are perfect for the winter because by the time your kid is more confident and ready to get more adventurous, it’ll be nicer outside!

3. They’re simple 

When it comes to balance bikes, there aren’t really any instructions required. Unwrap it, jump on, and go! Your kids can play with it straight away so there won’t be any impatient little ones breathing down your neck waiting for you to assemble it.

4. They get kids outside!

It’s not always easy to get the kids outside at the best of times, especially when the weather isn’t as nice. However, a balance bike, just like all other bikes, is a great outdoor toy that can keep your kids active and give them a reason to get away from the TV for a bit.

5. They give your kid something to play with on days out

Do you go away on trips in the school holidays or weekends? Whether it’s a special occasion or you’re just going out to the park, a balance bike can give your kid something to do while you’re sitting on a bench enjoying your time off!

So there you have it, five reasons why you should think about buying a balance bike from Halfords this Christmas! If you’d like to find out more about balance bikes, take a look at our guide.