“ Brand: Little Tikes / Type: Toy Ride-ons „
Little Tikes Explorer Wagon. This is a sturdy and robust pull along/ride in wagon, which is capable of seating up to three children comfortably, this wagon has a long handle fixed to steer the front wheels that is more than adequate for adults and children alike to pull along. It retails, when available for around £100. Having seen this toy advertised in one of the many Little Tikes brochures received over the years with our numerous Little Tikes acquisitions, we decided that as we have a large family, we would try to buy one. Many months passed and still they were only available in the USA. There is a place in the UK that does order Little Tikes USA only lines, but after a long wait and being so far down the queue, we used our initiative and arranged for a friend who was visiting the States to order and ship one to us. The wagon was extremely easy to put together with clear and concise instructions. Assembled in minutes the sturdy large wagon was ready to go. The wheels are rugged and treaded, and are larger and more substantial than regular ride on toys. The front wheels are steerable either inside or outside the wagon. The handle can be used to pull along the load or can be used by the child/ren to steer themselves. The sides are removable with a great amount of difficulty (great idea) that allows children to carry larger objects in the wagon. There are no anchorage points, but it is very easy to affix rein anchorage straps onto the sides of the toy, making it suitable for younger children, and also allowing some kind of restraint for inquisitive toddlers. I frequently use the wagon for shopping, I do however make the bigger girls get out for the uphill, not for the well being of the toy, but for my own benefit.(Phew, just too heavy!!). There is ample space for a good amount of shopping, and with the strategically placed anchor straps from the reins, my 2 year old can neither escape, nor inve
stigate. This toy has created quite a stir in our neighbourhood, as up to three children can safely hurtle down the park slopes. There are always several children waiting at the bottom of the hill to pull the wagon up the hill to earn their turn. The toy is very heavy to lift, but extremely light and easy to tow along, making it quite suitable for the youngest child to pull. The wagon is large and bulky and does take up a considerable amount of space, however the inside of the wagon makes a great toy box. This toy is constructed to the usual highest standards that I have come to expect from Little Tikes toys, and when available I would have no hesitation in recommending the Little Tikes Explorer Wagon for both toddlers and older children. It is versatile, durable, and darn good fun. After 2 years play and many miles, the wagon, although a little scratched and very dirty, is still in great shape, and I expect it to remain that way for a few more years to come.
A large wagon with high sides. All 4 sides remove to haul big loads, and the handle folds flat for easy transport.