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The Best Kids Wagon for Outdoor Summer Fun

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A kids wagon is a must-have for any family planning an outdoor adventure this summer. They’re extremely versatile and can be used for any number of activities. Neighborhood walks, summer picnics, beach days – having a wagon can make all of these excursions easier (and a lot more fun!).

However, wagons can be quite expensive, especially if you’re looking for something durable and long-lasting. But we’ve put together a list of options to suit every budget. From luxury all-terrain strollers to lightweight plastic ones, here are the best kids wagons to use for summer!

Best Kids Wagon on the Market

Veer All Terrain Cruiser

Veer All-Terrain Cruiser 2-Seater Stroller Wagon, Main, color, Heather Grey

The Veer All Terrain Cruiser makes our list of best kids wagons because of its customizability. You can purchase different accessories like a retractable canopy, a nap mattress pad, or a weather cover. That way, you can really personalize the wagon based on you or your child’s needs at the moment!

The wagon itself is in a class of its own. It comes with contoured and vented seats, built-in storage pockets, and a telescoping handle. And with its rugged, all-terrain wheels, you can take this wagon on all your fun, outdoor adventures!

Radio Flyer Classic Wagon

Radio Flyer Full Size All Terrain Classic Steel and Wood Pull Along Wagon, Red, 1 of 8

If you close your eyes and picture a kids wagon, it’s likely the original model made by Radio Flyer. There’s a reason why everyone loves this little red wagon! This updated version still has the classic steel body, but it’s been retrofitted with a few new upgrades. There are wooden stake sides (for safety) and 10-inch all-terrain wheels (for trails).

The wagon can cart up to 200 pounds, although we find it can sit two small kids comfortably. And while it’s great for kids, it’s also a useful tool to have in the garden or when going to the beach! 

Wonderfold VW4 Volkswagen Stroller

WonderFold VW4 Volkswagen Stroller Wagon, Main, color, Sage Green - best kids wagon

Considering the hefty price tag, the VW4 Volkswagen Stroller by Wonderfold is one of the most unique kids wagons we’ve seen! It’s designed to look like a vintage VW bus with its colorful VW bumper and working headlights.

It can seat four kids (300-pound weight capacity), but it has removable seats if your child needs more room to lie out. There’s also a UPF 50+ canopy for sun protection and a sturdy snack tray for mealtime. And when it’s not in use, it can fold up and be stored anywhere at home or in the garage.

Wooden Pizza Food Truck Activity Center

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If your kiddo is an aspiring chef, then they’ll love being head pizza maker with this wooden food truck. Although it’s not a traditional kids wagon, it’s still a fun vehicle-like toy that they’ll love playing with in the backyard!

This food stand comes with a play pretend pizza oven and everything they need to make their pies. That includes the wooden pizza and toppings, a pizza paddle, menu magnets, and more! It’s ideal for preschool kids (ages 3 to 7) as it focuses on sorting, matching, counting, and color recognition skills.

Step2 Neighborhood Wagon

Step2 Neighborhood Wagon - Maroon, 1 of 7

If you want a lightweight wagon for neighborhood walks, then you’ll love the Step2 Neighborhood Wagon. Clocking in at just 20 pounds, it’s a fraction of the weight of other models on this list. It’s large enough for two kids, although the seats can flip up to create a larger space for nap time (or storage!).

The main body of the wagon is made with EverTough plastic, so it’s durable enough for even the most rambunctious of kiddos. This model does not comp with a canopy, although you can opt for the  Step2 All Around Canopy Wagon if you need extra sun protection on your walks.

WonderFold M1 Single Stroller

WonderFold M1 Single Stroller, Main, color, Black

Part wagon part stroller, WonderFold M1 Single Stroller is small, compact, and lightweight option if you only have one child. The deep carriage comes with a raised, reclining seat, so your little one can sit comfortably on all your trips. It also comes with a removable UPF 50+ canopy which offers ample shade during those sunny days.

While the all-terrain wheels can be used for outdoorsy adventures, it’s also a good wagon just for backyard fun. And because it can be folded down flat, you can store it anywhere when playtime is over.

Jeep Evolve Stroller Wagon

Jeep Evolve Stroller Wagon by Delta Children - Black, 1 of 14 - best kids wagon

As with all Jeep vehicles, the Jeep Evolve Stroller Wagon is built tough. The shock-absorbing wheels are puncture proof and the heavy-duty steel frame is sturdy and long-lasting. So it doesn’t matter if you’re strolling around the neighborhood or hitting the country trail – you won’t have to worry about damaging this wagon.

This versatile wagon has five different adjustable positions and can also be pushed like a stroller. A huge perk is having tons of built-in storage space. There’s an expandable bag, lots of pockets, cup holders (for parents and kids!), and a child’s snack tray.

Radio Flyer Push Pull Stroller

Radio Flyer Collapsible Folding Push and Pull Stroller Kids Wagon with Protective Canopy Cover and Travel Case for Ages 1 and Up, Black, 1 of 7

This is another one of the best push/pull wagons on the market! It can be pulled like a wagon or pushed like a stroller. And on top of that, you can also convert the wagon into bench mode, which is great for picnic seating or game days!

We also like this wagon because of all the added safety features (there’s a UV-protectant canopy and a 5-point safety harness).

When looking for a kids wagon, make sure to choose one that’s comfortable for both you and your child. At the end of the day, it’ll be going with you on all your adventures, so it’s important to have one that your kids will like! Trust us – having a wagon will make your outdoor trips so much better! And while camping and traveling are ideal outdoor summer activities, they aren’t the only ways your family can have fun. Here is a list of other summer activities that you can do completely indoors

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