Wood wagons for kids come in all shapes and sizes, with different side rails and wheels available. The side rails are usually removable on the wood wagons which helps when hauling large loads. The Amish-made Berlin Flyer wagons are well built and give the imports a run for their money. Wagons with wood side rails are stronger than plastic and folding counterparts and can tolerate heavier workloads

Pros

  • Versatility – with the stake-sides that are usually removable, it can adapt quickly to the chores at hand
  • More Space – wood beds don’t have the rounded-off the corners like the metal beds.
  • Heavy-Duty – able to handle more weight compared to plastic and folding wagons

Cons

  • Longevity – The thin coat of varnish on some models wears off quickly if you leave it outside
  • Strength – the bottom floor of the wood bed is a bit thin on some wagons so test before you trust it to really heavy loads.
  • Portability – doesn’t fold, although some handles tuck underneath for storage/transport

What to look for in a Wood Wagon for Kids

Find a wood wagon for the kids with removable sides. Kids? go with air tires and tall sides for off-road excursions. Cargo? solid tires are fine for pavement. Check weight capacity limits and be sure to store out of the elements to protect the wood.

The Bottom Line

We love the extra space on our Radio Flyer All Terrain Wood Wagon. It doubles as a toy box in the garage when not seeing action, but it’s also a great all-around family wagon that we can take to the beach, to the swap meet, camping and selling girl scout cookies. We also like the Amish-Made Berlin Flyers and Millside wagons as well.

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