This is it. The kid friendly drones list you’ve been looking for! Gearing up for the holiday season, these are the hottest new drones for teens and kids alike.
Next to robot building kits, drones have turned into one of the most sought-after toys on the market, becoming one of those unique gifts for kids that will go down a storm.
While younger kids may love the idea of flying a drone high in the sky, many drones are not for beginners. These little machines will get thrashed about so finding a durable drone is important. The best drones for kids are those that engage play, inspire creativity and don’t break after being bounced into walls!
There is such a variety of features to consider, that picking the perfect drone might seem like an impossible task. Finding drones for teens is an easier job as the majority of drones are suitable for over 14’s, but that doesn’t necessarily make them kid friendly. Some drones with cameras for kids feature very high resolution HD, some only take still pictures, and others are just great fun for gaming.
Having the chance to fly a drone is an exciting prospect all in itself, but to be able to have their own drone, and fly whenever they want, is even more exciting. Flying requires patience and hand-eye coordination, two skills that for teenagers especially, are vital to develop.
Here are 25 cool drones to help you find that perfect gift.
Drones for Teens & Kid Friendly Drones
1. Airhogs DR1 Official Race Drone
The Airhogs DR1 Official Race Drone comes packed full of technology, able to capture and stream video to a headset. The race drone can resist many of the crashes that first-time fliers will likely experience. The compatible app makes recording and editing film incredibly easy, with the drone being small enough to fly inside and outside the house.
2. Aura Drone with Glove Controller
The Aura Drone by KD Interactive is one of the most anticipated and ground-breaking drones for kids to be introduced. Kids wear a glove that controls the drone using simple hand motions. The gesture-controlled drone uses patented Gesturebotics™ technology powered by LocoRobo. Kids can fly Aura up and down, forward and backwards, and even perform tricks like a sideways flip! Designed for kids age 7 and up, this is one drone to watch out for.
3. Sky Viper v2450FPV Streaming Drone with FPV Goggles
The Sky Viper Streaming Drone comes with fantastic camera features, where kids can either capture video from underneath the drone, or record its flight-path. Videos can be recorded directly using an SD card, or kids can view in first person using the included goggles. With the ability to hover, and land or take off with easy, the drone can easily be used by children 12 years old and up.
4. Drone Force Morph Zilla
One of the best aspects of the Drone Force Morph Zilla, is that it can transform quickly from a ground vehicle, to a fully usable drone. A colourful drone, with a charming robotic design, the drone has 360 degrees of control in the sky, with a range of flight making it ideal for use inside and outside of the house.
5. DBPOWER MJX X400W
Making flying that much easier, the DBPOWER MJX X400W drone has simple to use controls with the ability to attach a smartphone to the main controller. The headless mode makes flying similar to controlling a remote-control car, with the drone always flying in the direction of the controller. Packed full of unique features, this drone is an ideal first time high-tech drone.
6. Air Hogs Helix Sentinel Wi-Fi Video Drone
A fantastic first drone for children older than 10 years, the Air Hogs Helix Sentinel comes with first person goggles to allow kids to really get into the experience. The drone can link up with Wi-Fi to allow for streaming, but can also capture video to be saved on a smartphone or SD card.
7. DBPOWER UDI U818A
Equipped with a HD camera that is capable of capturing clear pictures and video footage, the DBPOWER UDI U818A is a great choice for budding photographers. Able to connect to Wi-Fi for a real-time live feed, or to be able to take the controls via the app, there are plenty of ways to get creative.
8. Drone Force Angler Attack
One of the most kid friendly drones, Drone Force Angler has a design that younger kids will love. Perfect as a first-time drone for kids that aren’t quite ready to handle the standard drone design. The drone has 7 minutes of flight time at a full charge, with great light-up features that make flying at night incredibly fun.
9. Holy Stone HS110
A sleek, modern looking drone, the HS110 Holy Stone offers both the headless mode feature and the altitude hold feature. That’s a great added extra that really makes taking clear photos easy for children. All images and videos can be captured using a smartphone, with live video options making this drone a great experience to share with friends and family.
10. Syma X5SW-V3
This cool looking quadcopter has a HD camera, 3D lock, and also includes the headless function, making it very easy to use. A diverse drone with Wi-Fi connectivity and the ability to take both high-quality pictures and videos, the Syma X5SW-V3 is one of the coolest drones for teens. It is especially fantastic for performing stunts, with the great added 360-degree roll feature.
11. WowWee Robotic Enhanced Vehicles (R.E.V)
Famous for their popular kids robots
, WowWee mix their REV drone and car kit featuring a ground to air combat. The drone is self aware, and can detect the car to instantly track on and follow it. You can compete against your friends for high scores or against AI drivers on your device. Both the drone and the car feature the tracking capabilities for constant play.
12. Hubsan X4 Quadcopter
One of the coolest features with the Hubsan X4 Quadcopter are the advanced controls, with a screen fitted to the controller so kids can always see what images their drone is capturing. The instant video has a good range of 100 metres, with the videos captured also able to be stored on the SD card, making this drone ideal for beginners who enjoy the extra visuals.
13. Holy Stone HS170 Predator Mini RC Helicopter Drone
Holy Stone’s HS170 Predator Drone is a good drone for kids who have flown before, but want the added security of the drone not flying off by itself, with the headless security system. The drone comes with modern anti-interference technology, so more than one drone can be played with at the same time by different children, without any problems with the controls.
14. Holy Stone F181 RC Quadcopter Drone
Another top drone from Holy Stone, the Quadcopter Drone is great for beginners, with an extra battery included for longer flying. It is fitted with excellent headless security and key return technology, so children unfamiliar with the controls have a significantly lower chance of losing the drone. A sleek design, with easy to use controls, this drone is perfect for both younger children and teenagers.
15. Rabing Flying Car Quadcopter
The Flying Car Quadcopter by Rabing looks like it has come straight out of a sci-fi movie, with the futurist car drone able to travel quickly along the ground, and soar through the sky. A colourful drone with a 6-axis control system that is ideal to use inside and outside. The Quadcopter is an exciting choice of drone for teenagers who really want to stand out.
16. Makeblock Airblock
If you’re looking for kid friendly drones that are educational, then the Makeblock Airlock
is a super choice. Developed with STEM learning in mind, kids can learn how to program
the drone for flight. When you’ve gotten the hang of the basics, you are able to write your own coding for tricks. The propeller houses are connected by magnets so you can change the shape of the drone or connect it to a hovercraft. Crash tested and able to resist bumps, the Makeblock Airlock drone was made for play.
17. Sky Viper Spider Drone
Another uniquely designed drone with a spider-like body and 4 propellers, this little drone is themed after the recent Spider-Man Homecoming movie. The Spider-Drone has plenty of auto-features, making it easy to use for younger kids. The controller also has voice feedback using phrases from the popular superhero movie. For superhero fans, or beginner fliers, this light-up drone is a fun choice.
18. Eachine E010
The Eachine E010 falls in the category of great starter drones for teens. It’s small, easy to learn and a fun to fly toy drone which is great for beginners or experts alike. This drone has a built in positioning system that allows it to locate the controller’s location and fly back. Also, it will turn as you turn the controller, this gives a more inflight feel to the driver. It features a unique 360 degree rolling effect that wows onlookers.
19. Air Hogs Hyper Drift Drone
The Air Hogs Hyper Drift Drone is a little different to some of the other drones for kids available, offering a 2 in 1 experience where children can both drive, and fly. The lightweight drone is incredibly fast, both in the sky and on the ground, with an equipped turbo power source to really captivate children.
20. KingPow Mini Rc Quadcopter
The unique body design of the KingPow makes it a top choice drone. The camera is mounted to the drone with Wi-Fi connectivity, so videos can be seen by users from the ground using the handy phone mount on the controller. The drone has the added benefit of being pocket-sized, so it is easy to carry around and use at a moment’s notice.
21. Hubsan X4 (H107C)
The Hubsan X4 has a slightly larger main body than most standard drones, with very stable flight and the ability to flip in four directions. Despite the larger body, the drone is lightweight and very easy to control and manage in the air. The extra durability makes it a good drone for teens who are just beginners.
22. WowWee Lumi
One of the more advanced kid friendly drones on the market aimed at children, this sleek little drone features a mode where the drone will follow after kids as they walk around. The Lumi drone by WowWee can be connected to a smartphone for interactive play, and comes with plenty of added features where kids can set the drone to move to the sound of their music.
23. QCopter HD Camera
The duel batteries in QCopter offer an impressive flight time of up to 30 minutes, with the gyros ensuring that the drone stays steady and easy to control in the sky. With a HD camera attached to the bottom of the drone that is capable of taking images and video footage, kids can get a clear image of the world from above. Drones with cameras for kids can be great fun for the whole family.
24. Tozo MJX X901 Mini Hexacopter
Small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, the Tozo MJX X901 Mini Hexacopter has a 6-axis gyro control, and features include a 360-degree roll function. The drone can flip in the sky, and has a special gravity control mode, one of the most unique little drones for kids on the market for fun flying.
Learning to code while playing with a drone is what the CoDrone
is all about. With a range of up to 65 feet, this light weight drone comes with an Arduino compatible controller. Using an app, program the drone to fly, and it transforms to roll on wheels with the drive kit add-on. It doesn’t stop there, the CoDrone converts to one of those drones with cameras for kids, with a camera (FPV) Kit add-on.
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