Little Red Rider from Hape – Review

*Ad-gifted | We was gifted the Little Red Rider from Hape in exchange for this post, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Little Dottie is now 15 months old. She’s getting confident with her walking more every day. No longer a baby but a toddler. Getting the chance to review the Little Red Rider was perfect for her. Plus it’s a new toy for her and not a hand me down from her big sister!

Little Red Rider Review

Little Red Rider Product Description

The Little Red Rider is a wooden car that transforms from a balanced walker to a foot-powered ride-on. With a trunk to stow toys, it will help to develop balance and early walking. 

Little Red Rider from Hape - Review

A Balanced walker and foot-powered ride on

Little Red Rider from Hape - wooden walker and ride on


  • Balanced walker and foot-powered ride on
  • Trunk to stow toys
  • Helps develop balance and early walking
  • Made with a commitment to sustainability, compliant with international safety and quality standards
  • Suitable for children from 12 months.
Little Red Rider from Hape - wooden walker and ride on

What We Think

I love that it’s made of wood. With cutting down on plastic, wooden toys are on the up at the moment. It’s a sturdy ride-on toy that feels good quality. The handlebars are not attached in the box, for transportation, but they are easily bolted onto the rider. Included are: a manual, 4 screws, 4 bolts, and a Hex key.

The seat also has an attached red wooden bar to stop little bums sliding back off. A good safety feature. The padded handlebars are made for comfort and perfect for little hands. The wheels don’t turn, but for a 15-month old who cruises back and forth, it’s fine. There is a small storage space under the seat to store small toys which is always useful when you are a toddler.

little dottie on the little red rider

The Little Red Rider provides a wide seat for self-assurance so kids can practice coordination and balance. Pulling themselves up and walking their wooden toy around helps build arm and leg strength. This ride-on toy also provides a foundation for imaginative play.

Of course, her big sister has to have a go, and it will easily take a 3-year-old on the seat.

Little Dottie is really fascinated with it. She loves to push it, and use it as a walker, and also gets her leg over it and rides. We have been using it in the kitchen, outside on the patio and even on the grass. It’s going to be great for her outside in the garden this Summer.

I’d admit I much prefer this wooden walker and ride on to other plastic models. A much better quality toy and better for the environment.

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2 thoughts on “Little Red Rider from Hape – Review

  1. This would make a wonderful Christmas present for Olivia. It looks and sounds great. Fabulous photos of Dotty. She’s looking every inch an independent toddler. Where has the baby gone?

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