Wagons and children have always had an affinity. The wagon becomes a child’s own vehicle that can carry any toy, the family dog, or even a little sister. There is no end to its practicality. My sister and I once ran away from home, throwing all our clothing into our red steel wagon. We only got half a block before we realized we were too scared to move further, but the wagon never let us down. In this review, we have evaluated 11 of the best wagons for kids for sale in 2019. We are sure you will find one model that will suit your family perfectly.

Our Top Picks

How to Pick the Best wagons for kids

There are lots of different families with many different needs. While you want to make sure that the one you select to buy fits your immediate requirements, here are some universal considerations you may wish to take under advisement.

1. Recommended Age

Some wagons will hold a newborn or up to one year. They have special hardware that will hold car seats and have seats for babies from six months to three years. Other wagons have extra-large capacities and can hold older and larger children. While some manufacturers make no recommendation about the best ages for their product, when they do, it’s often wise to pay mind.

2. Capacity

Some wagons in this review hold dollies, others have large capacities to hold several children or outdoor and garden supplies. It would be advisable to think about all the different ways you will use a wagon in the next decade. Planning is always a good idea.

3. Needs Assembly

Some wagons need assembly, but those are commonly simple. Tasks such as attaching a handle, or a canopy are usually easily done by parents.

4. Folded Dimensions

When available, we give the manufacturer’s measurements for those products that collapse or fold at their smallest dimensions. Compare these to the space available where you intend to transport the wagon.

5. Product Dimensions

These dimensions are the size of a fully built and extended wagon. Make sure that your kids can all fit and perhaps even your dog.

6. Weight

The weight of a wagon will have a lot to do with its suitability for your family. Consider whether one parent can collapse and stow the wagon in the trunk of your car, for instance. Weight, along with the dimensions, will make a difference if you pay any shipping costs.

The Winners

#1

Keenz 7s Stroller Wagon

Editor's Choice

The collapsible Keenz 7s Stroller Wagon has a variety of unique features. There are breaks that one seldom finds in wagons, a step-on, step-off system. There are dual adjustable handles and a canopy if needed. A most innovative feature of all is built-in shoe storage. The wagon is made of 1.6 mm durable aluminum and 900D Polyester for endurance and easy cleaning. The peaked roof is not only retractable but has a mesh sunscreen.

  • You'll love: Braking system
  • Shoe storage
  • Mesh sunscreen

Recommended Ages: NL
Capacity: 110 pounds
Needs Assembly: Yes
Folded Dimensions: NL
Product Dimensions: 34 x 34.6 x 19.6 inches
Weight: 47.2 pounds

#2

Veer Cruiser Hybrid Stroller

Upgrade Choice

The Veer Cruiser Hybrid Stroller has a critical option for hauling around babies. You can fasten a baby’s car seat to the wagon with an adaptor (sold separately). This feature keeps baby safe and secure. You can purchase a Toddler Comfort Seat from the company suitable for babies more than six months old. As the children get older, they can sit in the two cushioned seats which feature 5-point harnesses. The wagon is JPMA Stroller Certified. You can push, pull, or pull alongside to move the wagon. The airless tires are airless. The wagon folds easily and can fit inside a car trunk.

  • You'll love: Great combination of stroller and wagon
  • Good option for very young families

Recommended Ages: 0 – 5 years
Capacity: 2 children
Needs Assembly: Yes
Folded Dimensions: NL
Product Dimensions: 37 x 25 x 23 inches
Weight: 32.5 pounds

#3

Step2 All Around Canopy Wagon

Best Budget Buy

The Step2 All Around Canopy wagon has a removable canopy to protect passengers and produce from the sun. Also, the seats flip over into a bed, a bench, or even a table. This feature allows parents to sit with their children at lunchtime or for a rest for the wagon puller. Two seat belts are in the wagon. If the kids are thirsty, the wagon even has six holders for drinks or snacks. The ‘whisper ride’ wheels offer passengers a smooth enough ride to keep toddlers asleep while moving along the countryside. Pulling and handling the wagon is a cinch.

  • You'll love: Removable canopy
  • Large cargo capacity

Recommended Ages: 18 months – 8 years
Capacity: 75 pounds
Needs Assembly: Yes
Folded Dimensions: NA
Product Dimensions: 41 x 19 x 39.5 inches
Weight: 75 pounds

#4

EasyGo Collapsible Pull Wagon

Best Folding Wagon for Families

This wagon is named EasyGo for a great reason. The EasyGo Collapsible Pull Wagon is the most compact sports wagon out there, folding down to one-eighth its usable size. Easy to fit in the car and easy to flip open, and ready to go. The tires are all-terrain and not air-filled. It will take you and your brood up and down hills, around river banks, and around the sports fields. You don’t need to assemble a thing; the wagon is ready to use right out of the box. Like to tailgate when not pulling the kids hither and yon? This wagon is perfect for holding ice and drinks for the crowd. The foldable wagon is also great at maneuvering. Its handle pushes as quickly as it pulls to get around those tricky areas. Whether you use the EasyGo for a garden wagon or a trip to the beach, you’ll find it’s both useful and easy to maneuver.

  • You'll love: Made for every terrain
  • Easy to fold and stow
  • Watch for: When folded, you must manually position the wheels to avoid tip-over.

Recommended Ages: NL
Capacity: Big as the bottom of a shopping cart
Needs Assembly: Yes
Folded Dimensions: 29 x 21 x 7 inches
Product Dimensions: 30 x 24 x 8 inches
Weight: 22.2 pounds

#5

Little Tikes Deluxe Ride and Relax Wagon

Best Kid’s Plastic Wagon

If you’re planning a day outdoors with the family, you’re going to need a heavy hauler to carry both kids and gear. The Little Tikes Deluxe Ride and Relax Wagon is ready to do both and a lot more. This is another convertible wagon with unfolding sides, a removable umbrella, and an attached cooler that carries ice to keep drinks cold. There are two seatbelts in the wagon for safe riding, and the handle folds away underneath to wagon for secure storage.

  • You'll love: Unfolding sides for sitting or hauling
  • Attached ice chest

Recommended Ages: 18 months – 5 years
Capacity: 250 pounds
Needs Assembly: Yes
Folded Dimensions: NA
Product Dimensions: 41.9 x 23.6 x 16.5 inches
Weight: 36.5 pounds

#6

Radio Flyer 3-In-1 EZ Folding Wagon

Best Kid’s Wagon with Canopy

For more than 100 years, Radio Flyer has had an excellent reputation for building wagons. Known principally for their iconic red metal wagons, the company has kept up with the times. The  Radio Flyer’s 3-In-1 EZ Folding Wagon is an excellent example. The sides and top of the wagon are made of DuraClean™ fabric that is durable, and which you can easily clean. The canopy is UV blocking, extra protection during those hot beach days. There are three modes to which you can change the wagon; bench seating, two-rider child seating, and hauling. Inside the wagon are two padded seat cushions for extra comfort and two drink bottle holders in front.

  • You'll love: Able to clean fabric easily
  • Canopy is UV blocking

Recommended Ages: 18 months – 5 years
Capacity: 150 pounds
Needs Assembly: Canopy only
Folded Dimensions: 7 x 18.5 x 32 inches
Product Dimensions: 39.37 x 18.50 x 32.68 inches
Weight: 23 pounds

#7

Radio Flyer Classic Red Wagon

Best Kid’s Red Wagon

If you’re planning a day outdoors with the family, you’re going to need a heavy hauler to carry both kids and gear. The Radio Flyer Classic Red Wagon is ready to do both and a lot more. This is another convertible wagon with unfolding sides, a removable umbrella, and an attached cooler that carries ice to keep drinks cold. There are two seatbelts in the wagon for safe riding, and the handle folds away underneath to wagon for secure storage.

  • You'll love: A real classic wagon constructed with long-lasting steel body
  • Large weight capacity at 150 pounds

Recommended Ages: 18 months – 10 years
Capacity: 150 pounds
Needs Assembly: Yes
Folded Dimensions: NA
Product Dimensions: 37.4 x 5.2 x 17.6 inches
Weight: 29.5 pound

#8

Radio Flyer Classic Walker Wagon

Best Toddler’s Wagon

Sometimes, it’s difficult being a younger sibling. Seeing older brothers and sisters playing with all those cool toys can bring on a quick case of envy or even a tantrum or two. Radio Flyer has the perfect solution for wagon envy. The Radio Flyer Classic Walker Wagon not only carries all the little one’s toys and stuffed animals, but it also lets the new walker keep her balance, gain confidence in walking. Most important, walking behind the wagon gives her confidence in her new-found skill of walking. The wagon features a ‘resist push’ capability so that the wagon won’t get away from the child to cause falls. The sides of the wagon have removable wooden stakes and a solid wood body. There is even a bumper on the front to protect furniture and walls.

  • You'll love: A wagon just for toddlers
  • Made for new walkers

Recommended Ages: 1 – 4 years
Capacity: 35 pounds
Needs Assembly: Yes
Folded Dimensions: NA
Product Dimensions: 22 x 15 x 17 inches
Weight: 12.5 pounds

#9

Mac Sports Collapsible Utility Wagon

Best Wagon for Bigger Kids

If the kids are growing up but still need a spell of resting on a zoo trip, the Mac Sports Collapsible Outdoor Wagon might be a great choice. The weight capacity of 150 pounds on the heavy-duty frame make it perfect for two kids, a cooler and picnic supplies, a load of groceries, or a thousand other uses. The sides of the wagon are made of 600D fabric that combines durability with easy cleaning. When the wagon is folded, it will fit in a closet or car trunk. There is an unusually convenient side table. It has two cup holders and a mobile phone holder in a tray. The wagon includes a carrying case for its collapsed version.

  • You'll love: Easy to collapse, carry, and stow
  • Built-in tray with cup holders and mobile phone holder

Recommended Ages: NL
Capacity: 150 pounds
Needs Assembly: N/A
Folded Dimensions: 31.48 x 21.4 x 9.64 inches
Product Dimensions: 29.8 x 21 x 8.5 inches
Weight: 24 pounds

#10

TRIOKID My First Kids Toy Wagon

Best Wagon for Toy Dolls

The Triokid My First Kids Toy Wagon is made for children three years or older who are tired of being ‘the baby.’ With this little doll carrying wagon, a child can tend safely to their dollies. There is even a small pocket built in that can hold those tiny accessories and prevent their loss. The wagon simply folds when not in use. The mélange fabric is both attractive and easy to clean. The wheels are a fixed type, and you can extend the handle to 20.5 inches, making it easy to adjust the wagon for taller kids.

  • You'll love: Adjustable handle for various ages and size
  • Built-in accessory pocket

Recommended Ages: 3 – 10
Capacity: One 18” doll (maximum)
Needs Assembly: NL
Folded Dimensions: NL
Product Dimensions: 16.5 x 11.8 x 20.5 inches
Weight: 2.3 pounds

FAQs: All you need to know

Q Can we take our wagon onboard an airliner when traveling?

A Sometimes, yes. United Airlines, for example, will allow one stroller or folding wagon, and one car seat free of charge for each child. Parents can use their strollers or folding wagons through the terminal, but they must be checked in at the departure gate. A compact folding stroller can be brought aboard and stored in addition to a carry-on bag and personal item. It must be kept collapsed while on board. Check your airline’s policy before purchasing your tickets.

Q How does pulling a wagon help my child’s development?

A Small children develop skills in several areas of competence, mental, emotional, social, and physical to name a few. Wagons are great for encouraging physical skills. The acts of putting in and taking out blocks or dolls, learning how to walk fast enough but not too fast.

Q Where did the name Radio Flyer originate?

A The Radio Flyer company was named in 1930 for two famous men, Guglielmo Marconi, who built the first long-distance radio and Charles Lindbergh, the famous aviator Radio Flyer.

DIY, Craft and Décor: Ideas for kids' wagon

A portable fairy garden to charm your guests

If you have a plain and undecorated corner in the patio or yard, check out this adorable fairy garden to build on your old wagon homesteadspirit.com.

A wagon as part of a Halloween costume?

With a little imagination, your old wagon can be part of an awesome costume homesteadspirit.com. Just use it as the method to transport an ancient ship, a covered wagon, or space ship costumes.

An imaginative Christmas tree stand

At Christmas time, it is sometimes difficult to find a good space for a tree in a small room. Your wagon can hold a small decorated tree as well as some gifts homesteadspirit.com. The entire thing can be moved from room to room if necessary.

Quick Decision

Keenz 7s Stroller Wagon – Best Overall
Has all the choices one would want in a top-flight stroller wagon, inventiveness, and utility.

Veer Cruiser Hybrid Stroller – Upgrade Choice
A stroller wagon with many ways to carry babies, children, pets, or any other thing you can imagine.

Step2 All Around Canopy Wagon – Best Budget Buy
Gives a great deal of value for the price.

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Hannah H.

Hannah H.

Hannah is both a parent and a freelance journalist and author. You go, girl! She is an impeccable wordsmith and her warm and witty outlook on life makes her pieces a joy to read.

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