Over a few years drones have gone from highly specialized tools used by law enforcement and the military, to toys every kid wants. They are like the next step up from remote controlled helicopters, complete with the ability to do tricks and daring stunts, chase your friends, and film your antics. So chances are you have a kid hell-bent on owning a drone. But how do you know which one is right for your child's age range or interests? Here are our top 10, with some hints and tips as to which child they may be suitable for.
This quadcopter is reasonably priced, does tricks, and has a camera. It is equipped to fly with great stability, to get you a high quality video shot, and it features a flashing light so it can fly at night time.
Perfect for: Younger kids who have some experience with drones or helicopters, who want to use it for filming.
This quadcopter is reasonably priced and easy to handle in all weather, day and night, even for beginners. It has a headless system, so it doesn't matter if you get front and back confused.
Perfect for: Kids with limited experience who want to make the most of it.
This slightly more expensive quadcopter has a camera which is wifi enabled and VR compatible. It features a headless system, a split screen display, and can be controlled from 100m.
Perfect for: Kids with some experience who want to get amazing videos.
This higher end quadcopter is more expensive, but is well-equipped for long distance handling, consistent height flying, and comes with extra batteries.
Perfect for: Kids with experience who want to have great fun flying their drone and recording its path.
This mini drone is very cheap and easy to use. It is small and light, does some great tricks, but is simple for beginners. If your remote changes direction, it will follow. It has an in-built homing system.
Perfect for: The youngest kids, one and up.
This top of the range quadcopter is more expensive, but comes with every feature you could possibly wish for. It has a 7km range, full HD wifi streaming, a form of autopilot that allows it to fly more precisely, a longer battery that lasts up to 27 minutes, and a load of spare parts.
Perfect for: The older, experienced drone enthusiast who wants it all.
This is another reasonably priced miniature quadcopter, with spare parts included.
Perfect for: The youngest kids.
This mid-range quadcopter has a video feed that is wifi-enabled and VR friendly. It folds up safely so you can keep it in your pocket.
Perfect for: Your little amateur documentarian.
This upper end drone is easy for beginners to use, but also includes plenty of fun features. It has headless flight, does tricks, records and features wifi streaming. It also has spare batteries.
Perfect for: Advanced younger kids, or beginner older kids.
This quadcopter is mid-range in terms of price, but definitely delivers in acrobatics. It features the headless system, 3D rolling, 360 degree flips, and 4 way flips.
Perfect for: Your little stunt person.