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.
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.
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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.
Best drones for children
Hubsan H111: Tiny drone, safe to fly indoors
The 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.
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.
Ryze Tello: Fun and educational drone
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.
DJI Mavic Mini: Affordable GPS drone
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 Mini 2: Most affordable 4K camera drone
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.
Hubsan H107 series: Toy drones with options
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.