Looking for ride-on tractors? Read our review of the best ride-on tractors for 2 year olds


Ride-on toys for 2 year olds are a popular choice if you’re looking for a special Christmas or birthday gift. Here’s my round-up of the top 5 best ride-on toys for this age group. I have included a toy tractor, dumper truck, motorbike, train and a cuddly dragon, so you should find a ride-on toy to suit any 2 year old boy or girl.

Best ride-on toys reviewed in this article

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rolly toys | rollyKid John Deere Tractor with Trailer | 012190John Deere Ride On Tractor with Trailer

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Rolly Toys JCB DumperRolly Toys JCB Dumper

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Thomas & Friends Engine Ride OnThomas & Friends Engine Ride On

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HOMCOM Kids 6V Electric Ride On Motorcycle 3 Wheel Vehicle Lights Music Horn Storage Box Outdoor Toy for 18 - 36 Months WhiteHOMCOM Kids Electric Ride On Motorcycle

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Happy Hopperz Bull - 12+ Months Larger Toddler, WhiteHappy Hopperz Bull

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#1 John Deere Ride On Tractor with Trailer

This John Deere Ride On Tractor with Trailer is very well made, as you would expect of a genuine John Deere toy.

The bonnet opens and closes, the wheels are large with good grip indoors and outside, and it even comes with a detachable trailer. 2 year olds and older children will love riding around on this toy tractor transporting their toys and any other objects they can find!

This ride-on tractor toy is suitable for children from 29 months up until 5 years old. It’s certainly big and strong enough to last throughout this age range. Children can adapt the way they use it as they improve their mobility and strength and learn to play more independently.

John Deere Ride On Tractor with Trailer
  • John Deere licensed
  • Opening bonnet

#2 Rolly Toys JCB Dumper

The Rolly Toys JCB Dumper Truck is a truly fantastic ride-on toy for 2 year olds. As a genuine JCB toy, it’s very robust and well made and will withstand plenty of use. It’s a close runner-up being the John Deere Ride On Tractor with Trailer.

The front dumper actually tips, so children will enjoy using it to move objects and toys around and dump them. The wheels are large and rugged with plenty of group.

This ride-on dumper truck is quite big and is suitable for 2.5 year olds up to age 5. I completely agree with this age range as it is nice and safe for 2 year olds, but big and strong enough to remain a firm favourite into their early school years. Younger 2 year olds will enjoy being pushed around by a parent, whereas older pre-school children can learn how to use the anti-slip pedals to move around independently.

Rolly Toys JCB Dumper
  • JCB licensed
  • Tipping front dumper

#3 Thomas & Friends Engine Ride On

This Thomas & Friends Engine Ride On  is easily one of the best ride-on toys for 2 year olds.

Thomas & Friends Engine is just the right size for a 2 year old to ride-on. Children aged between 1 year and 6 years old will enjoy riding on the ride-on Thomas (either independently or being pushed by a parent). It has a fun squeaker feature and the seat opens for storage so that you now have even more space for your 2 year old’s toys.

It is probably not as much fun for the kids as the electric toys but it comes with a great advantage – price! If you are on the budget, that could be a good alternative for you.

Thomas & Friends Engine Ride On
  • Thomas & Friends Engine Ride On

#4 HOMCOM Kids 6V Electric Ride On Motorcycle – 3 Wheel

There are lots of electric ride-on toys available, but this bike is very popular and is also suitable for 2 year olds. It has several features which you won’t find on most battery-powered ride-on toys such as working headlights, tail lights and realistic sounds.

This electric bike is best used outside, but can be used indoors if you’re careful (but what 2 year old is careful?!). It’s faster than the electric ride-on Thomas & Friends Engine Ride On also featured in this article, and children will enjoy whizzing around. It’s powered by a 6V battery and comes with an adapter. With one charge, your 2 year old can ride it for about 45 minutes. It’s available in red and white.

HOMCOM Kids 6V Electric Ride On Motorcycle – 3 Wheel
  • REACHES 3KM/H: Drives quickly without going too fast - making it very safe for your toddler to use. Adult supervision must be used when in action.
  • REALISTIC FEATURES: Plays music, has a horn and working headlights and tail lights - making it extra fun whilst on the go. Drives forwards and backwards.

#5 Happy Hopperz Bull

I am ending my list of the 5 best ride-on toys for 2 year olds with something completely different. The Happy Hopperz Bull is everything that the other toys in this article is not. It’s cute and I adore it! Yes, it’s also more babyish than a toy tractor or motorbike – but this is a big winner with 2 year olds.

This ride-on toy bull is suitable for 1 year olds and over. It’s definitely aimed at the younger end of the 2 year old market, and probably won’t appeal much beyond age 3. However it’s a lovely gift for a younger 2 year old and will provide plenty of enjoyment.

Happy Hopperz Bull has cute ears and horns to hold on to. They can be both used to to steer it. What is also great about this ride-on toy is that it is inflatable (and it’s very quick to inflate or deflate). This means you can easily take it for your holiday or a day in a park (it can be used both indoor and outdoor).

Happy Hopperz Bull
  • A bright inflatable bounce on toy
  • Fun exercise for young children

The best ride-on toy for 2 year olds

I would say that the John Deere Ride On Tractor with Trailer is the best ride-on toy for 2 year olds. It’s just so well made that you can’t really beat it. Yes, it’s not electric or battery powered. It’s not cute or cuddly. However it has plenty to engage the imagination of 2 year old boys and girls alike, and will grow with them until they’re much older.

Haven’t found anything for your 2 year old in this article? Try reading the best electric ride-on toy cars article.

Toddlers love ride-on tractors! See our top 10 list here.

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