Best all-terrain pushchairs for adventurous parents

When it comes to choosing a pushchair for you and your family, there are a number of factors to consider. There are the obvious priorities of style, brand and price that are high on the list of things to keep in mind while searching but, if you’re an adventurous parent, the specific demands of your lifestyle should also be considered.

If you spend your evenings and free days outdoors, exploring the wilder sides of the UK - then you need an all-terrain stroller that can go with you. Whether you frequently find yourself struggling to push your stroller over sand at the beach, or often get caught on roots during woodland walks, an off-road pram or all-terrain stroller may be the answer to your travelling problems.

To help you find a stroller that checks everything off your wishlist, we’ve compiled a list of our favourite all-terrain stroller attributes, that allow off road pushchairs to tackle every kind of obstacle. Browse through these features showcased in our top 3 off-road strollers at Direct4Baby, to find the best all-terrain pushchair perfect for you and your parenting needs.

Features to look out for in an all-terrain pushchair

When searching for an all-terrain pushchair, there are certain areas and considerations you should focus on to ensure that all of your adventuring needs will be met. From bigger wheels to a more durable chassis, ensure your pushchair is ready to take on the outdoors with our handy checklist.

  • Wheels: There are a few features to consider regarding the wheels of your all-terrain buggy, with size, number and material being the most important among them. Regarding size, the bigger and thicker the wheels the better as this provides greater ground clearance and control. The number of wheels is more dependent on your specific preferences as a four-wheel pushchair is sturdier and better for tackling rough terrain, while a three-wheel stroller allows for greater manoeuvrability, particularly for running. Lastly, choosing a stroller with tyres made from a sturdy material allows you to explore freely without the worry of dealing with a puncture.
  • Chassis: More durable and hard wearing than a traditional pushchair, the chassis on an all-terrain buggy needs to be ready to face the bumps and bruises of outdoor adventures without compromising the safety and comfort of your little one.
  • Suspension: A vital element of any off road pram, having an all round suspension system will go a long way to ensuring the comfort of your baby, particularly when tackling rough terrains such as gravel and cobblestones.
  • Materials: When choosing an all terrain pushchair, opting for a stroller made from durable, weather-proof fabrics will save a significant amount of trouble. Not only does a waterproof fabric ensure the comfort of your little one, but it can also make rinsing away the mud from your adventures significantly easier.
  • Accessories: As with any ordinary stroller, baby accessories can improve upon every aspect of travel. With cosy footmuffs increasing the comfort of your little one and cleverly designed backpacks built to hold all your essentials effortlessly, make sure your all terrain pushchair is compatible with your favourite accessories.
  • Travel system: For parents who don’t have the great outdoors at their doorstep, choosing a travel system, or an all-terrain pushchair that is compatible with traveling necessities such as a baby car seat, is an easy way to take all the stress out of travelling with a little one.

Direct4baby’s best all-terrain buggy

Guide your search for your ideal all-terrain pushchair with our list of the top 3 strollers for adventurous parents. Featuring off road pushchairs from top brands including Bugaboo and Silver Cross, as well as excellent all-terrain strollers at lower price points, discover Direct4Baby’s recommendations below.

Silver Cross Pioneer £820

Available either as a single stroller or as a travel system, the Silver Cross Pioneer is durable, hardwearing and can handle all the challenges of exploring the outdoors as a family. The travel system in particular opens up a whole new world of easy exploration to those adventurous city-dwelling parents who enjoy taking weekends to travel.

Travel system and accessories: At Direct4Baby, the Silver Cross Pioneer can be purchased within an 11-piece travel system bundle. This bundle includes not only the pioneer chassis, seat unit, carrycot (which is suitable from birth for those very first adventures) and the Simplicity car seat, but also a range of useful accessories that expand the usefulness of your all-terrain stroller. From the stylish change bag to the cosy seat liner, everyday outings and extraordinary adventures are made much easier with a bespoke bundle.

Materials: The UPF50+ hood with an inbuilt ventilation panel keeps your little one protected from the sun and cool on hot days. If the rain won’t stop you from getting out there, you can be assured that it won’t stop your pram either, with the fully fitted raincover designed to keep your baby shielded from the wind and rain.

Wheels and suspension: The Silver Cross Pioneer has oversized wheels and 4-way suspension to create a smooth ride with easy ground clearance, allowing you to tackle any terrain, fully confident in the safety and comfort of your baby.

iCandy Peach All-Terrain Pushchair £1080

The newest generation of all-terrain pushchairs by the expert designers at iCandy, the iCandy Peach All-Terrain Pushchair benefits from over 70 modifications that have been developed from model to model. The intelligent designs benefit both parent and baby, making the Peach pushchair ideal for those searching for a pram that can handle anything.

Travel System: Similar to the Silver Cross Pioneer, the iCandy Peach All-Terrain Pushchair can be purchased alone or as part of a wider travel system bundle, giving you access to a compatible Maxi Cosi Cabriofix Group 0+ Car Seat and a range of useful accessories such as a matching change bag and duopod.

Chassis: Among the long list of convenient and intelligent upgrades the iCandy range has seen is the Peach’s new multi-wheel functionality which enables you to convert the chassis from a three-wheel pushchair into a full four-wheel buggy. This allows you to easily adapt the stroller according to your daily needs. Further convenience comes from the easy one-hand fold and auto lock system which ensures easy transition between upstanding and collapsed. This compact fold makes traveling simple as the folded chassis can be fitted easily into a standard car boot.

Wheels and suspension: Beyond having multi-wheel functionality, the tyres themselves are robust and air filled which, combined with the full suspension system, ensure they can tackle any terrain whilst keeping an incredibly smooth ride for the little one.

Bugaboo Fox 2 £995

The culmination of 20 years worth of experience and intelligent design, the Bugaboo Fox 2 is the ideal off road stroller for parents that prefer woodland walks and beach trips to city strolls. Suitable from birth up to 22kg, the Fox 2 is a durable pushchair that will grow with you and your family, helping you make the most from your investment.

Materials: With a chassis built from quality and upgraded materials that won't buckle under the challenges of any adventure and fabrics that are easily cleaned, every element of the Bugaboo Fox 2 pram is made to last.

Suspension: With central joint suspension and front wheel suspension, the Bugaboo Fox 2 is designed to give you more control over the stroller, even when using one hand, all the while ensuring a comfortable and bump-free ride for the baby.

Accessories: Beyond being an incredibly stylish pram in itself the Bugaboo Fox 2 also benefits from a huge underseat basket which has a capacity of 30L up to 10kg, making it an ideal storage solution for day long adventures. On top of this, the Fox 2 model includes rain covers that take all the worry out of traveling on those rainy days.

Find an all-terrain stroller at Direct4baby

Ready to find a pushchair that can finally support all of your adventurous goals? At Direct4Baby we have all terrain strollers from the most respected baby brands such as iCandy, Bugaboo, Mountain Buggy and more.

Discover our full range of baby strollers online and use our handy list of the best features of all terrain pushchairs to help find the right stroller for you.