Best beach wagons for kids

beach wagons for kids

by Even Miller |
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You may have never considered beach wagons for kids when choosing travel essentials for your family, but they can be a lifesaver for holidays and day trips. If you have more than one younger child, travel strollers and prams can become more fuss than convenience, so getting one of the many beach wagons for kids on the market can be a game changer.

Beach wagons for kids are designed like an old-school pull-along wagon, but are more durable and have space for your little ones to sit down comfortably in. Children will love going for a ride in their wagon, while you pull them with ease. No more "my legs hurt" every 5 minutes, your kids can travel in style - and if they do fancy walking, you can use it to pull your bags and beach toys.

When selecting a beach wagon, you'll want one large enough for your children while still being easily portable, plus you'll need one that's easy to pull alone. Beach wagons for kids are designed for convenience, so make sure the one you pick will make things easier for you when out and about with your children.

Editor's Choice

 Best budget beach wagon for kids: Radio Flyer 3957A EZ Wagon with Canopy
 Best beach wagon for larger families: WonderFold W4 Luxe Stroller Wagon
 Best beach wagon for all weathers: Delta Children Jeep Deluxe Wrangler Stroller Wagon

To help you with your choice for your next family holiday, we have put together a list of the best beach wagons for kids. We have taken into consideration price, design, and capacity when choosing our favourites in the list down below.

The best beach wagons for kids 2023

Best budget beach wagon for kids

Radio Flyer 3957A EZ Wagon with Canopy
Price: $224.50

The Radio Flyer Wagon with Canopy is an easy to clean, affordable option that fit your children and some of your travel essentials at the same time. We love the thoughtful details like bottle holders, seatbelts for added safety, and the UV blocking canopy. It's incredibly easy to fold up and store away, making it an fuss-free choice too.

One reviewer said: "We brought this to take with us on holiday. It was super handy! Fitted two toddlers in no problems and the compartments are great for drinks and snacks. My only downside to this is it doesn't have a brake and the bit which keeps the handle from falling on the floor broke on the first day. Other than that it's great! Folds away really flat so you can fit more stuff in the car than with a buggy. I'd really recommend!"

Pros

  • Wipe clean fabric
  • One hand fold

Cons

  • Doesn't have breaks
Dimensions: 40.94 X 21.26 X 40.55 inches
Weight Capacity:150 lbs
Suitable For:18 months +
  • Seatbelts included
  • UV blocking canopy
  • Easy to store away
  • Cup holders
  • Rear storage

Best beach wagon for larger families

Designed to be the ultimate travel companion for families that have multiple young children, the WonderFold W4 Luxe Stroller Wagon is an upgrade from the average stroller. You can easily push around up to four kids in this, keeping them safe from the sun thanks to the canopy, and comfortable as they sit in the raised seats. We love how adjustable this wagon is, plus how easy it is to use.

Take a look at our full review here.

Pros

  • Adjustable - grows with your child
  • Can pull or push

Cons

  • Not budget-friendly
Dimensions:125.4 x 137.2 x 30.5 cm
Weight Capacity:136 kg
Suitable For:6 months +
  • Removable, reclining, raised seats
  • Adjustable and removable canopy
  • All-terrain XL wheels
  • Storage space and pockets
  • One-step foot brake
  • Front zippered entrance
  • Ventilating mesh sides

Best wagon for camping

With a large capacity and versatile design, the ZZCX Wagon Stroller for Kids is an easy-going choice for your family. The 5-point harness will keep your kids safe while they're covered by the UV and rain-proof canopy, plus we love how much control you'll have while pushing it on rough terrain.

Pros

  • Adjustable handle
  • Larger weight capacity

Cons

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Dimensions:‎107 x 117 x 99 cm
Weight Capacity:220lbs
Suitable For:Unspecified
  • Durable fabric
  • 5-point harness
  • All-wheel suspension
  • 180° retractable handle
  • Foldable (comes with bag to carry in)
  • Waterproof
  • All-terrain wheels

Best two-seater beach wagon for kids

With handles on both sides for convenience, the COSTWAY Push Pull Stroller Wagon can tackle any kind of ground you take it on. This wear-resistant wagon provides stability and safety while also offering extra storage options. We love the cup holders, designed for storing milk bottles safely. It's available in three colours for an added style element.

One reviewer said: "Honestly we waited and waited to buy a wagon, we looked at Wonderfold and lots of other brands but the lead time was way too long for us, we eventually settled on this wagon but I was a bit worried since it had few reviews. I wish we had just got it sooner! It’s such an amazing wagon, we took it to Alton towers with our 3 year old and 8 month old and it was a game changer. It allowed them both to nap (pillow in the bottom, sides down) and it was so great for storage. It’s quite big still when folded so check your boot size, we have a Mitsubishi outlander and a bmw x2 and it fits nicely in both of those boots, but I wouldn’t like to try it in a fiat 500 or similar."

Pros

  • Durable and sturdy
  • Several storage options

Cons

  • Not as compact when folded as others
Dimensions:135 x 66 x 117 cm
Weight Capacity:44 kg
Suitable For:Toddlers
  • 5-point safety belt
  • All-terrain drive
  • Basket, tool bag, and several storage bags
  • Tear-resistant fabric
  • Anti-shock design
  • Cup holder
  • One-step foot brake
  • Rust-proof frame

Best beach wagon for all weathers

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Travel with your kids and luggage easily thanks to the Delta Children Jeep Deluxe Wrangler Stroller Wagon. With an all-terrain design and multiple features for safety and convenience, we can see that this wagon is deluxe by name and nature. We love the cooler bag and that the canopy fits into one of the storage bags if you don't want to use it.

One reviewer said: "Obsessed with this wagon. My husband is an avid disc golfer and this wagon has been perfect for toting around our baby girl while we watch dad play. The handles on both ends make rougher terrain much easier to go over because of ability to put the larger wheels in front or back. I already really like the car seat attachment because it allows for the car seat to actually lock into place with a clock rather than the "sitting in a mesh basket" design. The storage compartments and mini cooler are an added bonus. Recommending this to any parent that enjoys the outdoors."

Pros

  • Durable design
  • Compact fold

Cons

  • Seems better for older children
Dimentions:46 x 29 x 46 inches
Weight Capacity:46.6 lbs
Suitable For:6 months +
  • Detachable cooler bag
  • Auto lock latch
  • 3 storage compartments and front zipper pocket
  • Large front and back storage pockets
  • 2 adjustable leatherette handlebars
  • Cup holders
  • All-terrain puncture proof airless tires
  • Removable canopy and roll-down shades
  • Car seat adapter included
  • Swivel front wheels
  • One-step on/off parking brake

Best small beach wagon for kids

Coming in two colours, the hauck Wagon Eco Mobil is a fabulous wagon choice, with a plethora of features that make using it simple and effective. We really like how easy it is to control, plus the removable sunshade canopy. Just fold it, pop it in your boot, and enjoy you and your little one's next adventure.

One reviewer said: "An exceptional trolley, I used it to take my 3 and 5 year old daughters to the beach (35 kg) and it is really handy. The weight of the girls was not felt, even with a slight slope. The inner pillow is also very comfortable, so much so that on the beach, I also used it to help our 6-month-old baby sleep. The only flaw, perhaps as already mentioned by others, is the size, even if you want to store it in the trunk, it is possible to easily unscrew the wheel nuts and remove them, in order to gain space."

Pros

  • Comfortable seats
  • Robust design

Cons

  • Only seats two
Dimensions:109 x 75.5 x 114.3 cm
Weight Capacity:50 kg
Suitable For:2 years +
  • Low gravity centre
  • Suspended and removable drawbar with non-slip handle
  • Seat cushion
  • Side outlets and handles 
  • Tilt-resistant
  • Removable roof
  • Safety brake

What should you consider when choosing a beach wagon for kids?

Size - You'll want one that's large enough for your needs, but not so big that you can't fit it in your car when folded.

Capacity - Make sure the wagon you pick can fit all your children comfortably, plus any bags or baggage.

Features - There are loads of features that can come in handy so bear that in mind when looking at wagons.

Price - Beach wagons can be pricey, so carefully consider your budget and stick to it. There are affordable options.

Are beach wagons safe for kids?

Some parents may be sceptical about using a beach wagon for pulling/pushing around children but as long as the wagon is designed to hold children and has the right capacity, using a wagon is completely safe for children. Just double-check the age suitability works for your children.

How old should a child be for a wagon?

We wouldn't recommend putting a baby under 6 months old in a beach wagon - other than that, if your wagon of choice is suitable for your children's ages, you're good to go. It's also up to your parental preference whether your little one is ready to travel in a beach wagon.

Eve Miller is a Commercial Content Writer for Mother&Baby, working for Bauer Media for over two years. She is passionate about beauty, creative writing, and women’s healthcare.

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