The 8 Best Kids Wagons, According to Parents


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When it comes to parenting, one of the biggest concerns is how to get your kiddos from place to place—without a struggle. While double strollers are an obvious choice for families of multiple young children, wagons have become increasingly popular, particularly for those with toddlers who can’t yet walk long distances on their own. GoodBuy Gear’s expert panel also cites wagons’ advantage in giving toddlers and older kids more room to relax and stretch out during outings. Beach wagons initially gained popularity as they allowed parents to move gear and little ones at the same time, and wagons have now extended beyond beach trips to the every day.

Today’s models come in all shapes and sizes. The vast majority suit kids 12-18 months and beyond who can sit up unassisted even on uneven terrain, but there are a growing number of options with car seat adapters, so you can use your wagon even before your little one reaches one year old. Many even offer a compact fold in one swift movement for portability. Before heading off on your next family outing, equip yourself with one of the best wagons for kids, recommended by the parents and gear experts at GoodBuy Gear.


Our Top Picks

Best Overall: Wonderfold W2 Stroller Wagon
Best Budget Wagon: Radio Flyer Pathfinder Wagon
Best All-Terrain Wagon: Gladly Anthem2 All-Terrain Wagon Stroller
Best Collapsible Wagon: Keenz Class - City Sleek Stroller Wagon
Best Baby Wagon: Veer Cruiser
Best Wagon for Large Families: Wonderfold W4 Luxe Quad Stroller Wagon
Best Wagon with a Canopy: Larktale Caravan
Best Wagon for the Beach: Mac Sports Heavy Duty Beach Wagon

1. Wonderfold W2 Luxe Stroller Wagon

  • Retail Price: $674

  • Avg. GoodBuy Gear Price: $532.99

  • Best For: Toddlers

Parents of multiple toddlers will appreciate the 200-pound weight capacity on this luxe stroller wagon. Its raised seats can comfortably fit two kids, each weighing up to 45 pounds—a feature that should serve you well until both kiddos are four or five years old. 

Once they’re older and more capable of walking, you can remove the seats and use it as an easy storage space for an outing like a day at the beach. The push wagon features a side zippered door for easy in and out, as well as side pockets for extra storage, interior mesh pockets for kids’ water bottles, and a large UV protection canopy (UPF 50+) for optimum sun shade

Wonderfold also offers a range of other kid’s wagon choices, from the ultra-high-end W4 Luxe Quad Stroller Wagon to the simpler, streamlined S1 Utility Folding Wagon and S2 Premium Push & Pull Utility Wagon


  • Plenty of bells and whistles like extra storage

  • High weight capacity 

  • Convenient zippered side door

  • Includes safety harnesses


  • Large footprint makes storage harder, despite collapsibility

Additional Dimensions: 

  • Weight Limit: 200 pounds

  • Dimensions: 25 x 44.5 x 54 inches

  • Age Recommendation: 6+ months


    2. Radio Flyer Pathfinder Wagon

    • Retail Price: $149.99

    • Avg. GoodBuy Gear Price: $38.99

    • Best For: Overall

    While this classic red wagon won’t necessarily replace a stroller, our gear experts say it’s a solid overall choice for most families. A traditional pull wagon, it’s relatively inexpensive, roomy enough for two children and some extra belongings, plus easy to clean. (For more bells and whistles, check out the Radio Flyer 3-in-1 EZ Fold Wagon.)

    Those who rely on their double stroller for most daily activities will be glad to have this kid’s wagon on hand. It’s great for toting gear or off-road adventures—a holiday parade in town or a trip to the apple orchard, for example. The seat back folds up to offer more support, plus it has safety harnesses you’ll appreciate for the younger set. Alternatively, you can keep the seat backs folded down for an easy storage space or offer your toddler more space to stretch out. 


    • Ease of use
    • Easy to clean

    • Includes safety harness


    • Not many wagon features 

    • If you need a foldable wagon, this model won’t suit

    Additional Dimensions: 

    • Weight Limit: 200 pounds

    • Dimensions: 39 x 19 x 17 inches

    • Age Recommendation: 18+ months 

      3. Gladly Anthem All-Terrain Wagon Stroller

      • Retail Price: $399

      • Avg. GoodBuy Gear Price: $335

      • Best For: All-Terrain

      If you’re looking for a kid’s wagon that can more adequately replace your stroller, opt for something like Gladly’s Anthem (available in a two-seater and four-seater). This wagon features a handle that can be pulled or pushed for parental comfort, plus it has all-terrain wheels for a smooth ride across any number of surfaces, including sidewalks, trails and even sand. 

      No matter where your travels take you, features like a removable easy storage basket, extra large sunshade, and parent cup holders keep the whole family comfortable. You can even purchase car seat adapters to accommodate an infant—great for families with multiple young kids. 


      • Easy to pull

      • Foldable wagon 
      • Adapters for infant car seat

      • All-terrain wheels 

      • Can fit up to 4 kiddos


      • Small company, so stock is limited

      • More expensive 

      Additional Dimensions: 

      • Weight Limit: 150 pounds 

      • Dimensions: 41 x 25.5 x 21.5 inches

      • Age Recommendation: 6 months - 5 years

        4. Keenz City Sleek Stroller Wagon

        • Retail Price: $649.99

        • Avg. GoodBuy Gear Price: $599.99

        • Best For: Collapsible

        Kid’s wagons aren’t traditionally known for being easy to maneuver, but there’s a new option like the Keenz that’s designed to be more user-friendly. This pull wagon features a lightweight aluminum frame and a collapsible wagon design, so your family can more easily take it wherever you may want to go. 

        It also has a push-pull handle, so caregivers can choose whatever mechanism is most comfortable for them. Kiddos of all ages will ride in comfort, too, thanks to secure seats with safety harnesses, a roomy interior and an extra-large canopy. 


        • Lightweight

        • Easy foldable wagon

        • Large sun shade

        • Includes safety harness

        • Bells and whistles like cup holders


        • Expensive 

        Additional Dimensions: 

        • Weight Limit: 110 pounds (overall); 45 pounds (kids)

        • Dimensions: 45 x 38.5 x 23 inches

        • Age Recommendation: 12+ months


          5. Veer Cruiser

          If you’re expecting another or have a very young kiddo, the Veer Cruiser is a solid choice for your babies because it can accommodate an infant car seat (adapters sold separately). This configuration keeps baby up by you, but still affords your other little one plenty of space to stretch their feet inside the interior of the wagon. 

          When both kiddos are old enough, they can face each other in two roomy seats on each end. There are plenty of nice-to-haves, too, like cup holders for the parents, a snack tray for the kids and more. Keep in mind that all accessories are sold separately for the Veer Cruiser wagon.


          • Lots of extra features like cup holders

          • Easy maneuverability

          • Can accommodate an infant car seat


          • Expensive 

          Additional Dimensions: 

          • Weight Limit: 350 pounds (cargo); 55 pounds (per seated child) 

          • Dimensions: 37 x 20 x 25 inches

          • Age Recommendation: 0-5+ years

          6. Wonderfold W4 Luxe Quad Stroller Wagon

          This is the only kid’s wagon we found that comfortably fits 4 little (or not-so-little!) ones. With a weight limit of 300 lbs, you won’t be running out of storage space or kiddo space anytime soon. This wagon features every bell and whistle you or your kids can think of: adjustable canopy for sun protection, zippered front door, foot brake, removable bench seating with deep footwell, adjustable handlebar, and all-terrain wheels with suspension. There’s even a mattress-style bottom for naps, which we think is brilliant. If you’ve ever asked “Can a little one sleep in a wagon?” you’ve found your answer in this model.


          • Large capacity and foldable

          • Canopy for sun protection

          • Easy to fold and unfold

          • Reclining seats with auto magnetic safety harness

          • Storage on all sides + detachable rear basket

          • Easy to clean 

          • Includes safety harness


          • Expensive

          • Easy to maneuver, but heavy at 63 lbs

          Additional Dimensions: 

          • Weight Limit: 300 pounds

          • Dimensions: 46 x 52 x 19 inches

          • Age Recommendation: 12+ months 

            7. Larktale Caravan

            • Retail Price: $629

            • Avg. GoodBuy Gear Price: $384

            • Best For: Canopy

            Any parent of multiple toddlers knows siblings don’t always agree. The Larktale Caravan is an excellent option for two kiddos, because both sides of this kid's wagon function independently from the other. Each seat can recline if one child wants to snooze, plus it has its own sun shades, so you can pop one open, but keep the other closed. 

            And while the wagon does have a smaller weight capacity than some others, it’s just as functional, thanks to an adjustable push handle, a parking foot brake and extras like storage pockets for small accessories. 


            • Two dedicated canopies are great for independent and opinionated preschoolers

            • Plenty of bells and whistles like storage pockets

            • Seats recline


            • Lower weight capacity 

            • Not widely available

            Additional Dimensions: 

            • Weight Limit: 100 pounds

            • Dimensions: 61 x 41.7 x 25.2 inches

            • Age Recommendation: Toddlers



              8. Mac Sports Heavy Duty Beach Wagon

              • Retail Price: $130

              • Avg. GoodBuy Gear Price: N/A

              • Best For: Beach

              Even the most heavy-duty traditional wagons might have trouble in the sand, but this utility wagon by Mac Sports has extra-wide plastic back and front wheels specially assembled, two in the back and one in the front, to cut right through that kind of tough rough terrain—even while lugging up to 150 pounds of babies and gear. 

              The wagon, which is roomy enough for two older kids plus gear, is made out of beach-friendly polyester fabric, too. When you’re done for the day, simply hose the whole thing down. It’s especially convenient for vacations, too. The whole thing folds compactly in one step for easy storage in your trunk.


              • Very roomy interior

              • Collapsible wagon 
              • Extra-wide all-terrain wheels 

              • Easy-to-clean material


              • Not designated seats for kids

              Additional Dimensions: 

              • Weight Limit: 150 pounds

              • Dimensions: 24.6 x 36.2 x 21.4 inches


                Wagon FAQs

                What Ages Are Wagons Good For? 

                Kid's wagons offer little ones less support than traditional strollers (even ones with five-point harness and seat belts for added security), so they’re often recommended for toddlers older than 18 months who can sit upright unassisted, even over minor bumps in the road. Typically, children can ride in wagons until about 5 years old. 

                Is a Stroller or a Wagon Better? 

                It’s hard to compare the two, since they’re not apples to apples. Strollers tend to be designed for everyday use—they are usually more compact and fold up neatly. Kid’s wagons, on the other hand, provide more unrestrained space for multiple children, as well as added storage space to tote gear. In many cases, wagons can also tackle rougher terrain, like sand or a trail. Think about what jives best with your lifestyle—a double stroller or a kid’s wagon—and make your decision that way.

                Can a Wagon Replace a Stroller? 

                This largely depends on personal preference, but for most families, a kid’s wagon would not be a suitable replacement for a stroller. While wagons provide a good way to get multiple children from place to place, they’re not ideal for all daily activities or traveling since even the more modern models tend to be heavier, don’t fold up quite as easily and have an overall bulkier footprint.

                While a kid's wagon may not entirely replace your go-to double stroller, there’s no question it’s a great addition to your arsenal of baby gear, especially if you have multiple children or an older toddler transitioning out of the stroller. Today’s options are plentiful and can afford parents and caregivers more flexibility and comfort—you’re sure to find the right option for your family.

                Further Reading 

                If you enjoyed this article, make sure to check out our Best Strollers for Tall Parents or our article 14 Must Have Stroller AccessoriesThe village is a great place to find tips and tricks for all your baby gear needs. 



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