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Battery Powered Go-Karts

Battery Powered Go-Karts are relatively new, but Go-Karting is a time-tested way for kids (and adults) to have fun. While there are an incredible array of options out there for all ages and sizes, we only stock BERG battery-powered go-karts for a few reasons. Firstly, BERG is an excellent manufacturer of outdoor toys. They also build outdoor pools, sports toys and more. BERG build their equipment to last years. The BERG Electric Go-Kart range is no exception. 

Just like their pedal-powered Go-Karts, the E-BFR range is robust, solid with a “heavy” feel to them that makes you feel comfortable strapping your tikes in there and letting them whizz around the garden and drive.

Battery-powered Go-Karts: Speed

The Berg E-BFR is equipped with a 250-watt E-Motor with hybrid pedal support. Some of the Berg Electric Go-karts can reach speeds of up to 16km per hour when combined with pedalling. Without pedalling, they can still coast along at good speeds that will keep both kids and adults happy.

They’re easy to steer and are comfortable for kids and adults alike. The braking system uses a back-pedalling. When you come to a complete halt, backpedalling switches from a braking function to a reversal function. 

How Long Does the Go-Kart Battery last?

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The BERG Battery Powered Go-Kart uses a 24V removable battery which provides a minimum of 2 hours of driving – if you aren’t pedalling. The battery longevity depends on what mode you use the battery. The most basic battery assistance is through the “ECO” and “Tour” modes, which help remove the heaviness of pedalling and allow you to cruise with less effort at decent speeds. Models equipped with the “Sport” and “Turbo” modes are able to enjoy faster acceleration and higher speeds without any pedal assistance. Due to the speed of some of these models they are not suitable for children under 6 and children under 12 must be supervised by an adult at all times.

Battery Powered Go-Kart: Comfort

BERG’s Electric Go-karts have highly adjustable, very comfortable seating, which means that the Go-Kart can adapt as your child (or you!) grow. Provided you are under 100kg. BERG  Go-karts use pneumatic tyres which mean they are natural shock absorbers, and the front wheel axel will move with rough terrain in a way that reduces bumps and vibrations from the ground beneath you.

If you have any other questions regarding our range of Go-Karts, please don’t hesitate to contact us today on 021-4965132

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Outdoor Toys

Outdoor toys let kids (and adults) have a great time while staying active. At Douglas Forest and Garden we have it all. Check out our full selection of outdoor garden toys for all ages.  

Outdoor Toys for Sports

Whether you need sports toys like football goals or basketball nets, trampolines, or go-karts, it’s all here. We have eight different types of EXIT goals, including the super handy and low-cost EXIT Flexx pop-out goals that you can take with you to the park.

We also have a great selection of basketball nets and backboards for hanging up in the drive or back garden. These come in sizes for kids, teens and adults, so there’s no excuse not to get out and throw a ball around. We also currently have deals going on for basketballs. 

Go-Karting down Patrick’s Hill dressed as Batman is one thing. But if you’re looking for Go-Karts for around the garden and estate, we have a great selection of BERG kids’ Go-Karts, that come in sizes for kids aged three months to six years plus.

If you’re a jumpy sort of person we also have a great selection of BERG trampolines. These have come on leaps and bounds in the past few years. We stock regular ‘on-ground’ trampolines and also the ‘in-ground’ variety which is more permanent but also more discreet and accessible. 

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Possibly one of the cooler things we stock (if you’re a kid) are the playhouses. EXIT is one of our two main providers for all things outdoors. Their playhouses, like their other toys, are robust, long-lasting and lots of fun. Let’s admit it, we all wished we had a playhouse when we were kids.

These playhouses can take a lot of weight. Yes, even our weight, with most being stress tested to handle up to 125kgs at a time… but unfortunately, as adults, we won’t fit … Still, hope is not lost! We might not have had one ourselves, but let us instead live vicariously through our children!

These come with various options and features to provide months and months of fond memories for you and your kids. We hope this quick rundown of some of the items we stock was helpful. To view the whole selection please see all our toys for outdoors. And if you have any questions, please give us a call on 021-4965132

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Kids Outdoor Toys For This Summer

Our reliance on technology increases year after year. With this shift, it’s becoming increasingly important to encourage kids to get outside and play. Physical activity is essential for a child’s mental development. But it can be hard sometimes getting them to choose the real world over their gadgets. At Douglas Forest and Garden, you can view our full range of kids outdoor toys to help get them outside, having fun. 

Berg has a range of fun “Real Life” gadgets to keep your kids away from the screens and out in the garden. Berg is well known for their kid’s Go-Karts, with a range covering from ages 10 months to 8 years. And these can be great fun when combined with their accessories. Combined, they make the perfect kids outdoor toys.

Berg G0-Kart Accessories: The perfect outdoor toys for kids

Berg’s range of accessories includes trailers which can be used for play as well as for practical work (some kids will consider tidying up the garden as ‘play’ if you frame it right!). kids outdoor toysYou can also purchase flags to hang from the kart, reminiscent of a rally car, and just in case your kids aren’t loud enough already, there’s the ‘Berg Buddy Siren’ attachment which has three different siren sound effects and also serves as a loudspeaker. Kids love this when combined with the Berg Blue Flashing Light.

For the more industrious kids, there are ‘farming attachments‘, which include a pallet fork, bulldozer and lifting unit. These actually work — albeit slowly. Still, it’s enough for your kids to have hours of fun outside, which is the main thing. See it in action here

That’s just some of the kids’ outdoor toys we stock here at Douglas Forest and Garden. If you have any questions or are looking for further ideas for your kids, don’t hesitate to give us a call on 021-4965132

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Outdoor Activities for Toddlers

Are you looking for some outdoor activities for toddlers? In recent years, society has become highly focused on safety, sometimes at the expense of allowing kids freedom to play and explore. Luckily, there are things that even toddlers can enjoy outdoors which, under supervision, allow them to explore and have fun without putting them at risk. Go-Karts have been around in different forms for decades, but the BERG models are simple and functional while using materials for the 21st century. 

BERG offers an entire range of superior quality toys for kids and adults alike. BERG’s Go-Karts for Toddlers are no exception. These Go Karts are solid yet lightweight. Let your toddlers play and have fun safely with BERG’s go-karts.outdoor activities for toddlers

Children aged 10-30 months love the BERG Go. The BERG Go has fold-up pedals so that your toddler can scoot without the pedals getting in the way.  This allows your child to learn to scoot around until he or she is ready for the next stage. 

Can You Use A BERG GO On A Lawn?

The Berg Go is made for paved yards and indoor use. Its thick, wide wheels allow it to roll in the garden on a well-cut lawn. Make sure there are no excessive slopes. The BERG GO does not have brakes, so adult supervision is required at all times. To ensure safety at all times, ensure that your child is clear from any areas used by vehicles (including your own driveway).

Is Trampolining Safe For Toddlers?

We’re often asked about outdoor activities for toddlers. Sometimes we’re asked if it’s safe for toddlers to use a small trampoline. The simple answer is no. We do not recommend trampolines for children under the age of three. For young children over the age of 3,  we can recommend our regular trampolines. These trampolines are off the ground, so we advise you to purchase one with safety netting. Especially if you plan to leave your children without constant hands-on guidance. 

Looking for more outdoor ideas for toddlers? If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 021-4965132