Planning on sneaking a bike-shaped surprise under the tree this Christmas? Firstly, great decision and get ready for some seriously happy kids on 25th December! Secondly, check out the top 10 kids’ bikes that we’re putting on our Christmas list this year.

1. Carrera Coast 12” Balance Bike (First bike)

Balance bikes like the Carrera Coast 12” Balance Bike are ideal for first-time riders. Lightweight and with a super-bright design, the Carrera Coast will let your little ones find their balance as they scoot along. The low standover height frame and adjustable saddle height makes it easy and comfy for youngsters to ride, while the rear v-brake helps to ensure they can come to a safe stop.

2. Motobike MX12 Bike – 12” Wheel (Age 3-5)

A bike with stabilisers is another way to help kids learn how to ride and not only does the Motobike MX12 12” Bike have a set of these, but it also boasts a really cool design. Front and rear brakes give the rider confidence and stopping power, and an enclosed chainguard keeps fingers safe. Add in a matching helmet and your kids will feel like they’re on their very own Motorcross bike as they power up and down the streets.

3. Apollo Mermaid Kids’ Bike – 14” Wheel (Age 4-6)

With its aqua frame, shimmering scales, bright handlebar tassels and rear dolly carrier, there’s a lot to love about the Apollo Mermaid Kids’ Bike – 14” Wheel. And if that hasn’t convinced you then how about removable stabilisers, mudguards to protect from spray and mud, and a full protective chainguard? Safety and style for days!

4. Apollo Ace Kids’ Bike – 16” Wheel (Age 5-7)

The Apollo Ace Kids’ Bike – 16” Wheel moves us into edgier territory, with its urban graphics, BMX-style frame and rear stunt pegs. Your kids will feel like the kings and queens of the park with this bike, supported by strong alloy wheels and powerful v-brakes. It’s a Christmas gift they won’t soon forget and it won’t stay under the tree for long!

5. Carrera Cosmos Purple Kids’ Bike – 16” Wheel (Age 5-7)

Another of our favourite 16” wheelers is the Carrera Cosmos Purple Kids’ Bike. With its purple design, pink accents and lightweight aluminium frame, this bike is not only great to look at but also great to ride. It’s the perfect choice for kids who’ve said goodbye to stabilisers and are confident enough to ride on their own (although it’s also compatible with quickfit lightweight stabilisers if your kids are still finding their feet!).

6. X-Rated Shockwave Kids’ BMX Bike – 20” Wheel (Age 6-9)

If your kids are looking to dive into the world of BMXing, then the X-Rated Shockwave Kids’ BMX Bike – 20” Wheel is sure to bring a smile to their face on Christmas morning. Designed with all the features of a full-size BMX, the X-Rated Shockwave has a sturdy steel frame that’s tough and responsive, as well as front and rear v-brakes to help your kids stay in control.

7. Apollo Zest Kids’ Mountain Bike – 20” Wheel (Age 6-9)

Get ready for some serious off-roading with the kids! The Apollo Zest Kids’ Mountain Bike – 20” Wheel comes with front suspension to help tackle uneven ground, six speed gears and alloy brake levers to give firm stopping power. The strong steel frame holds everything together, giving you a bike that will let your kids race up and down hills with ease, zoom over rough terrain and explore winding forest paths to their hearts’ content.

8. Apollo Switch Junior Hybrid Bike – 20” Wheel (Age 6-9)

The Apollo Switch Junior Hybrid Bike – 20” Wheel gives kids the best of both worlds thanks to a design that’s halfway between a mountain bike and a road bike. A single speed makes it effortless to ride, while the black frame and funky blue graphics give an edgy look that kids will love. It’s the perfect companion for a Boxing Day bike ride!

9. Carrera Saruna Junior Hybrid Bike – 24” Wheel (Age 8-11)

Your kids will feel like proper adults on the Carrera Saruna Junior Hybrid Bike – 24” Wheel, with its large 24” wheels, 21 speed gears and stylish lightweight frame. The Carrera Saruna is equally at home on smooth cycle paths as it is on rough bike trails, making it a great all-rounder that’ll give your kids a bike they can use on any adventure – and hours and hours of exercise and fun.

10. Apollo Interzone Junior Mountain Bike – 26” Wheel (Age 9-12)

We’ve saved arguably the coolest for last. The Apollo Interzone Junior Mountain Bike – 26” Wheel has grippy mountain bike tyres that’ll let your kids whizz safely down the trails and 18 speed gearing that’ll let them build up speed along the flat. Front suspension increases comfort and control, and the front disc brake offers superior performance in wet and muddy conditions. All of which adds up to a bike that’s for life, not just for Christmas!


We were spoilt for choice when it came to choosing our top 10 kids’ bikes for Christmas, so be sure to visit Halfords.com to see the full range. And once you’ve chosen that all-important bike, check out our recent blog article for the best kids’ bike accessory ideas.