We all want to enjoy the excitement of drone flight, that goes for our children as well. You may have spent a good chunk of change on a larger machine just to have your child upset that they can’t play with the toy, good news, there are some affordable options to put a safe drone into the hands of a youngster. Here is our list of the best drones for kids.

DJI Mavic Pro Spark Bebop 2 Hubsan H111 H502 Syma X5c drones

This list was a bit more difficult to create than we initially intended, after all, the first thing that pops into mind when you think of children’s toys, is just that, toys. You could just jump over to our best cheap drones list – under $100, a great place to start to get your child in the air for as little cost as possible, or you could consider a more advanced unit with more features and better flight controls, exactly what we’ll explore here today.

Jonathan Feist, Drone Pilot
Jonathan Feist

Why trust Drone Rush?

I’ve been a fan of flight since a young age; while I’ve had few opportunities at the helm of manned aircraft, the hours on my fleet of drones continue to grow. I enjoy putting cameras into the sky, silky smooth aerial imagery makes me happy. My goal is to help all pilots enjoy flight legally and safely.


Keep it legal! Even small toy drones must follow the drone laws of the sky, and pilots must have their TRUST certificate

Best drones for children

1. Hubsan H111

Hubsan H111: Tiny drone, safe to fly indoors

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Drone Rush RecommendsThe Hubsan H111 is our favorite nano drone. This tiny machine is safe for young pilots and indoor flight. It offers no flight features, so there is a learning curve that younger pilots may not grasp, but it’s a fun machine to bounce around the living room as you learn how to pilot your first drone.

Hubsan H111

  • 5 - Minutes
  • No camera
  • 7 - MPH

2. Syma X5c

Syma X5c: Simple toy drone

This was our first drone. We chose it mostly for the sub-$40 price, but also because it is a popular style of machine with lots of available parts and accessories. It is a little large for indoor flight, but is slow and stable enough for your first outdoor flights on calmer days. 

Syma X5C

  • 10 - Minutes
  • 720p - 30FPS
  • 11 - MPH

January 2015

Release Date

3. Ryze Tello

Ryze Tello: Fun and educational drone

Ryze Tello Iron Man Edition banner

The Ryze Tello is one of the most affordable drones with DJI tech built-in. In addition to being a fun aircraft, you can learn to code its navigation, perfect for beginner level education projects. 

Ryze Tello

  • 13 - Minutes
  • 720p - 30FPS
  • 18 - MPH

4. DJI Mavic Mini

DJI Mavic Mini: Affordable GPS drone

DJI Mavic Mini review case open

The DJI Mavic Mini is a fantastic starter GPS camera drone. The 2.7K camera is better than we had expected for the price, and the flight features and super stable auto-hover make this, perhaps, the best drone for beginner pilots. 

DJI Mavic Mini

  • 30 - Minutes
  • 2.7K - 12MP
  • 29 - MPH

5. DJI Mini 2

DJI Mini 2: Most affordable 4K camera drone

DJI Mini 2 flying front bushes

If the DJI Mavic Mini was good for your first drone, the DJI Mini 2 can only be better. The Mini 2 offers better flight time, more flight range, and a full 4K camera for just a few dollars more than the original Mini. Once again, the built-in flight features and GPS-enabled precision hover make this drone an easy choice for a safe flight.

DJI Mini 2

  • 31 - Minutes
  • 4K - 12MP
  • 36 - MPH

November 2020

Release Date

6. Hubsan H107

Hubsan H107 series: Toy drones with options

Hubsan H107 H107L toy drone

The Hubsan H107 is a series of drones from a basic starter up to a camera-laden aircraft. They are all the same airframe, the different versions simply offer different accessories. Make no mistake, all versions are toy drones, please do not expect any advanced cameras or flight features, just expect some fun.

Hubsan H107

  • 10 - Minutes
  • Optional
  • 11 - MPH

September 2014

Release Date