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 and beginner drone suggestions below have included 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 our drone safety and 101 pages for more information. Also local aviation authority sites such as FAA and Transport Canada are a good resource for the latest regulations in your area. The following guides are drone recommendations best suited to new flyers and kids.
The more advanced drones will features autonomous features such as position and altitude hold. These drones although higher prices will be far easier to operate than the basic toy grade quadcopter. If you budget allows we recommend buying a copter with either altitude hold, position hold, IOC Orientation Control, GPS position hold or even better all the above.