2017 Best Drones For Kids | Find The Top Drones For Beginners

There are some considerations when looking for the top drones for kids. Not all drone types are safe for beginners. Larger drones have powerful motors with sharp propellers spinning at high rates. Contact with such systems can cause serious harm. For kids starting out we recommend nano sized drones or small drones with propeller protection. Most of our best kids drones below have propeller guards. It is also highly recommended that all flights are accompanied by an adult. Generally drones larger than a nano size may also fall under current regulations restricting flight in certain areas. Visit out drone safety and 101 pages for more information.

Starter Drones For Kids 7+ – Top Drones For Young Kids

parrot mambo
Parrot Mambo
#1
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Parrot Mambo 

The Parrot Mambo is a really fun mini drone full of surprises. After you have mastered basic flight you can perform flips and tricks. The Mambo also has additional attachments to grab small objects (up to 4grams) as well as shoot small plastic balls. The Mambo is controlled by a smartphone or Parrots flypad controller. For countless hours of fun we put this toy drone at the top of our list.

parrot swing
Parrot Swing
#2
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Parrot Swing 

Parrot’s swing makes it’s way to the top as there is nothing like it. Takes off like a quadcopter drone then switches to a plane when put in motion. The Swing will satisfy any kid seeking a fast flying action drone. Set up an obstacle course and race with your friends.  The Swing has built in aerobatic functions to effortlessly perform stunts in mid flight. There is also a boost mode to unleash the Swings full potential. The free apps gives the pilot realtime data such as battery life and estimated flight time remaining. This hybird drone offers great value and functionality. Pick up a Swing for hours or countless fun.

ar drone
Parrot AR Drone
#4
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Parrot AR Drone

When we think of Parrot we think of the AR Drone. One on the first hobby drones to pioneer the industry. Although the AR drone is priced higher than many toy drones the GPS version has some advanced features that are found in higher end camera drones. Position hold and return home will help new pilots build confidence in flying. The AR Drone 2.0 now comes in 3 version. The Power, GPS and Elite editions. AR Drone has a removable outer guard made of foam for added safety and crash protection. The AR drones are include a built in camera for on-board video recording in 720p. The AR drone is a good choice for a kids drone with a build in camera.

Air Hogs Falcon
Air Hogs Falcon
#5
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Air Hogs Star Wars Ultimate Millennium Falcon 

Star Wars fan or not the Air Hogs Falcon is a blast. It’s suited for indoor or clam day flight but very stable and easy to fly. Air Hogs have done a good job of turning the Millennium Falcon into a quadcopter for the masses. The Falcon has some fun features such as front and rear LED lighting, sound effects from the radio, hyper space button for a quick power burst and more. The radio controller offers full 4 channel control similar to more advanced drones. Air Hogs also makes a whole line of Star Wars drones worth checking out.