We make little bikes for big imaginations
Toddlers. It’s amazing just how much wonder, energy and unbridled imagination can be crammed into such a tiny body. Every minute they’re awake is potential playtime. Every trip outdoors, an invitation to wild adventure. It’s a ridiculously fun way to be.
At Kiddimoto, we’re 100% for toddlers. In 2003 we were the first company in the UK to make balance bikes. Even today we’re still the only ones only making bikes for toddlers.
Kiddimoto balance bikes are an extension of your toddler’s imagination. They exist to make your child’s world an even more exciting place. Under the circumstances, we accept that’s a pretty steep challenge. But we believe that putting a toddler on two wheels is the very best way to support their development and set them up to thrive.
That’s because, while they’re out racing spaceship firetrucks, or flying dinosaur submarines, they’re also secretly growing in valuable things like co-ordination, confidence, cognitive skills and a bunch of other essential tools kids need to fully enjoy the world around them.
On top of that, darting around on two wheels is also mad, crazy fun.
And fun is what being a toddler is all about.
2003 - The First Kiddimoto Balance Bike Was Born
Kiddimoto was born after founder Simon Booth built a wooden prototype of a superbike inspired balance bike in his flat in Axbridge, Somerset.
2004 - First Bikes Off the Production Line
Production began in earnest at a workshop in Cheddar, where the Superbike and Scrambler became the first bikes off the Kiddimoto production line.
2006 - Kiddimoto Officially One of a Kind
The first of a string of accolades came with the prestigious Hamleys One of a Kind toy of the year award.
2009 - On the move!
Having outgrown its previous premises, Kiddimoto moved to a brand-new location in the tiny village of Westbury-Sub-Mendip in the Somerset countryside near Wells.
2011 - Enter the dragon!
Simon made an appearance on the BBC’s popular Dragon’s Den programme. After a gruelling interrogation, he left with investment offers from two Dragons!
2013 - Demanding times
With business booming, the Westbury warehouse was expanded in order to keep up with demand from the UK and abroad.
2015 - ROYAL SEAL OF APPROVAL
Simon meets the Queen of the World at Buckingham Palace. Kiddimoto won its most prestigious accolade yet, with the Queen’s Award for International Trade.
2016 - On the move (again!)
Another expansion was needed, and we moved into our premises in Cheddar Business Park to hold more staff and more stock!
2017- Karbon Launch
Our most exciting project to date! We design and produce Karbon – our first ever Carbon Fibre balance bike.
2018 - Introducing IKON
The next generation of Kiddimoto helmets are born! We introduced our IKON range, starting with our high tech full face helmets.
2020 - A Natural Progression
Move again! Back to Westbury-sub-Mendip...into a purpose built office and warehouse. Launch of new uZoom2 scooters. The new line of wooden balance bikes revealed. And a range of wooden ride on vehicles, which have been a massive success.
2020&2021- The COVID years. A massive challenge to everyone, especially our retail customers. We pushed on through and grew online. Lets' see what 2023 will bring us....