When choosing a cricket bat for your kids it is important to get the right size and the right weight to ensure that they can easily hit the ball for miles.
To find the right size there are cricket equipment guides available online, with a grade one size bat suitable for four-year-olds and up to grade six being good for 13-year-olds. As long as the cricket bat reaches their wrist when stood upright then any one should be appropriate.
You can buy additional cricket equipment too, such as a cricket helmet. For this, you simply need to measure the circumference of your child's head and buy a corresponding helmet to fit.
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Kidadl's Top Pick
Whilst all of the great cricket sets on our list are highly recommended, if you're short on time, here's our top pick based on price, accessories and design.
1. Gunn And Moore Opener Junior Cricket Set
This Argos cricket set is a very popular buy for children that are looking to begin in the world of cricket. This is a beginner set, so is a good toy to take camping, to parties or just to have out in the garden. It can get the entire family involved too, bringing them together for some family bonding.
These features are also made from all-weather plastic so are designed for being used outside and in any weather.
- Price: £12.99
- Age: 4-8 years
- Moulded cricket bat
- Rubber ball
- 3 stumps
Best Cricket Sets For On The Move
2. Ram Crazy Cricket Set
This crazy cricket set comes with a handy carry bag, so this really is the easiest model to take on your travels. With two sets of everything, this means that two large groups can play at the same time, so is great for larger families, events and even a big camping trip. All you need to do is to throw it in the boot and get on your way.
- Price: £31.75
- Age: 3+
- 1 size 5 and 1 size 3 cricket bat
- 2 cricket balls
- Storage bag
Best Plastic Cricket Sets For Kids
3. Gray-Nicolls Plastic Power Play Cricket Set
This cricket set comes from a very popular brand. Gray Nicolls designed the Power Play cricket sets to make the game much more accessible and to encourage young players to join in. Therefore, you know that this cricket set is well made and high quality.
The wide-faced bat design is good for beginners as it ensures better connection with the ball as they start learning, this will lead them to great cricket achievements in no time.
- Price: £15
- Age: 5+
- Size 4 cricket bat
- Carry strap
- Power play ball
Best Double Cricket Set
4. Kwik Double Junior Cricket Set
This Amazon kids cricket set is a part of the ECB youth development programme so it is perfectly designed for young players. With each bat made from high-quality plastic and moulded with a realistic curve, this is modelled on the classic professional sports bat. The cricket set is a great alternative to the more advanced bat and stumps, so makes a great beginners' selection for any budding sports players.
With two bats and two sets of stumps, this is perfect for large families or groups, and great for siblings too.
- Price: £59.99
- Age: 4 +
- 2 plastic curved cricket bats
- 2 sets of stumps
- 2 stump bases
- Rubber cricket ball
- Carry/travel bag
- Suitable for indoor/outdoor use
Best Cricket Sets For Toddlers
5. Foam Cricket Set
This lightweight, foam cricket set is a great way to get your toddler involved in cricket and have some family fun too. With a bit of help, your toddler could learn to hit the ball and become an avid sports player, or simply enjoy some garden fun. The lightweight foam means that even the smallest hands can hold the cricket bat.
You can also take this on the move in a handy carry bag so it is perfect for a trip to the beach or a camping holiday.
- Price: £9
- Age: 3+
- Foam cricket bat
- 2 soft balls
- 3 wickets
- Carry bag
Best Complete Cricket Sets
6. Mookie Complete Cricket Set
This wooden cricket set comes with all the necessary accessories for enjoying cricket, however, it is heavier than the other models. Whilst it is aimed for three-year-olds and over, the heavier bat may be more difficult to use so younger kids may need some help from an adult.
The stumps, bail, gloves and ball are all included, so all you need is the Mookie set to get you going, meaning this makes for a good family garden investment.
- Price: £19.44
- Age: 3-8 years
- Easy to grip wooden bat
- 4 stumps
- 1 ball
Best Wooden Cricket Sets
7. GM Cricket Diamond Set
This Diamond Cricket set comes from the popular Gunn & Moore brand. With all the necessary features, this wooden cricket set is a great buy for a long-lasting model. The Grade size 2 bat is suitable for kids aged six and above, so this set is better for older children.
Everything can all fit perfectly in the carry bag to take on your travels too.
- Price: £19.75
- Age: 6-8 years
- 1 diamond cricket bat
- 1 soft cricket ball
- 4 stumps with 1 bail
- Carry bag
Best For Families On A Budget
8. KTS Kids Cricket Bat And Ball Play Set
This kids' plastic cricket set is an excellent buy for those on a budget and, with all the additional cricket equipment included, you are ready to play as soon as it arrives.
The lightweight plastic makes this perfect for young players as they can swing and hit easily without needing too much strength, and the stump base means that you can play anywhere (even places without grass). This is a good overall buy if you are looking to learn the basics of cricket.
- Price: £6.99
- Age: 3+
- Plastic bat
- 2 balls
- 3 stumps
- Stump base
Best Cricket Set To Take To The Beach
9. Toyrific Cricket Set
This wooden cricket set is a great buy on a budget, for under £10 you are given everything you need to start learning the basics, or as family-friendly garden toy. The stumps, rubber ball and cricket bat set you up completely, meaning that this is a good set to take to the beach for some fun in the sun.
- Price: £9.99
- Age: 3-8 years
- Cricket bat
- Soft red ball
Best Cricket Bats For Kids
10. Woodworm English Willow Junior Cricket Bat
The Woodworm Junior bat is an excellent choice for occasional cricketers or for young players who are trying to improve their skills. The wooden grade 3 willow bat has a special octopus grip and a special cane handle, which provides excellent comfort and support whilst playing.
This is modelled on the bats used by professional players, with thick edges and a large middle, which will improve the connection with the bat and allow for longer hits.
- Price: £49.99
- Age: 7 +
- Grade 3 willow bat
- Multi-tone octopus grip
- 6 piece cane handle
Best For Beginners
11. Gray-Nicolls Shock Wave Thunder Junior Cricket Bat
This wooden cricket bat from the popular Gray-Nicolls brand offers great young performance at a reasonable price. With many expensive bats on the market, this is good value for money and it has also been reviewed as a great junior bat for beginners so it really is worth your money.
The bright blue fracture stickers make this look really funky too, so not only can this bat help young players to learn and progress, it will look cool whilst they play too!
- Price: £31.49
- Age: 4 +
- Kashmir willow cricket bat
- Fracture sticker
- Semi-oval handle
- Anti-scuff covering
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