8 Best Kids' Bike Helmets That They Will Actually Want To Wear

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It is always important to wear a helmet.

When riding a bike, every child should be wearing a helmet for protection. They have been proven to reduce injuries should they ever fall off, so it is always necessary to take this safety precaution.

If you're deciding on a kids bike helmet, the first thing you need to do is measure your child's head circumference at about an inch above their eyebrows. Once you know this, you have an approximate size for your bike helmet and the next step is to find a one that fits the correct safety standards.

Once you have ordered it, you need to be sure it fits perfectly: tighten the chin straps into a V shape to make sure it is snug and ensure the helmet sits two fingers width above the eyebrows on your child's head. To find the perfect helmet, we have put together a handy list of the best 8 to get your kid cycling in no time at all.

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Kidadl's Top Pick

Whilst all the great kids' bike helmets on our list are highly recommended, if you're short on time, here's our top pick based on price, protection and safety for your child.

1. Razor V-17 Multi-Sport Kids Bike Helmet

A blue Razor V-17 Multi-Sport Kids Bike Helmet.
Image © Razor

This ergonomic kids mountain bike helmet is perfect for biking and skating. The huge number of ventilation spots and vents make this great for long bike rides as it will keep your little one's head super cool. The interior padding is also comfortable for longer periods too, so this is definitely the one to buy if you're off on long bike rides or spending lots of time at the skate park.

Main Features

  • Price: £29.99
  • Interior padding
  • 17 top and side ventilation vents
  • Side release buckles
  • 5 years+

2. Motorbike MR450 Full Face Helmet

An orange Motorbike MR450 Full Face Helmet.
Image © Halfords

This model is the best kids full face bike helmet as it offers ultimate protection when dirt bike riding. The 14 ventilation spots work to keep the helmet cool and the removable padding ensures it is always comfortable for your children. This also looks super cool, so you can be sure that your kids will not want to take it off.

This is also great for older kids who are skating, biking or roller blading, and there are even matching pads to wear for added protection.

Main Features

  • Price: £25
  • 14 ventilation spots
  • Removable padding
  • Removable visor
  • Adjustable chin strap

3. MET Crackerjack Kids Bike Helmet

A pink MET Crackerjack Kids Bike Helmet.
Image © Wiggle

The integrated LED light in this kids helmet makes this model great for use in the dark and for night time riding. This helmet also has reflective stickers to make your child visible to cars and drivers. This helmet is also great for dirt biking, as the removable visor protects the face from mud flicked up, so this is a great multi-purpose helmet. Wiggle also provide warranty and crash replacement on this product too.

Main Features

  • Price: £31.50
  • Intelligent fusion In-Moulding construction
  • Built-in LED light
  • Anti-insect net
  • Removable visor
  • Anti-punch buckle
  • Internal padding
  • Removable visor

Best For Families On A Budget

4. Halfords Kids Bike Helmet

A pink Halfords Kids Bike Helmet.
Image © Halfords

This is a great buy on a budget and still makes sure your kid's head is fully protected. It has extra padding for comfort too - you won't scrimp on quality with this model. Get your kids riding for under £10.

Main Features

  • Price: £8
  • 10 ventilation spots
  • Removable padding
  • Under chin fastening
  • Adjustable straps

5. Challenge Kids Argos Helmet

Challenge Kids Argos helmet in black with red and white design.
Image © Argos

This kids' bicycle helmet comes at a bargain price and does not lose out on quality. The secure protection of this helmet will keep your child safe when riding and it also gives you a little peace of mind to know they are protected whilst they have fun. The quick-release buckle also means that this is super easy for your kids to use and avoid any pinched skin.

Main Features

  • Price: £9.99
  • 9 air vents
  • Foam padding
  • Head size: 54 to 56cm
  • Quick-release buckle
  • 5 years+
  • Adjustable dial for head fitting

6. Crazy Safety Kids Bike Helmet

Three children wearing Crazy Safety Kids Bike Helmet shaped like a dinosaur, a cat and a bear.
Image © Crazy Safety

These bike helmets are completely crazy in design but still super safe for your child's head. They are cool, comfortable and look super crazy as the helmet itself is a dinosaur, and the visor is its set of teeth.

There are a huge variety of designs to choose from so there is a helmet for everyone- dinosaurs, tigers and many more.

Main Features

  • Price: £36
  • Adjustable straps
  • Built-in LED light
  • Easy scroll wheel for adjusting
  • 6 air vents for cooling
  • 3D matt finish design
  • Removable padding

7. Bell Sidetrack Kids Bike Helmet

A neon green and blue Bell Sidetrack Kids Bike Helmet.
Image © Wiggle

This particular Bell sidetrack children's helmet was styled on the Bell Stoker adult helmet so is the best kids' bike helmet for safety when mountain biking. The lower coverage down the neck makes this much safer when riding and the front visor stops any mud getting in your child's eyes whilst they are mountain biking.

This has also been named the safest kids helmet for crash protection, so it is definitely a good model to buy if you are worried about your little one on their bike. You can rest easy knowing that your child's head is completely protected and that they can safely enjoy themselves.

Main Features

  • Price: £32
  • Extended lower rear coverage
  • Impact and crash protection design
  • Ergo-dial system
  • Visor
  • Funky colours

Best For Under 5s

8. Micro 2D Scootersaurus Kids Bike Helmet

A Micro 2D Scootersaurus Kids Bike Helmet with a dinosaur pattern over the head.
Image © Halfords

This is great for your independent toddlers, with special clasp technology and a magnetic buckle that makes it super easy for them to use on their own. The extra padding means it is comfortable even when wearing it for long periods, so if you're off on a biking adventure with your little one, the Scootersaurus is for you.

This fuss-free bike helmet for kids is a great buy for any little head.

Main Features

  • Price: £32
  • Magnetic buckle
  • Integrated light for safety
  • Fidlock clasp technology
  • Additional padding for comfort

Kidadl Best Buys selects the top parent-recommended products across the web for families of all ages. If you liked our suggestions for the best kids' bike helmets then why not take a look at our hand sanitisers for safe riding, or for something different take a look at our adorable pyjamas.

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