What are the Best Metal Detectors for Kids Children?

Metal detecting can be an enjoyable and thrilling hobby for kids, offering them the opportunity to explore the outdoors and uncover hidden treasures.

However, selecting the appropriate metal detector for your child is crucial to guarantee a safe and pleasant experience.

When selecting a metal detector for your child, consider their age, interests, and experience level. Some metal detectors are more sophisticated and may be better suited for older children or those with more experience.

Reasons Why Kids May Enjoy Metal Detecting

Fun Outdoor Activity: Metal detecting can be a fun and exciting outdoor activity that kids can enjoy with friends or family.

Encourages Exploration & Discovery: Metal detecting gives kids an opportunity to explore new areas and discover hidden treasures.

Promotes Physical Activity: Metal detecting requires kids to walk and move around, which can help promote physical activity and a healthy lifestyle.

Problem Solving: Metal detecting requires kids to think critically and solve problems, as they search for and identify objects.

Metal detecting can be an exhilarating and rewarding hobby for kids, and with the perfect metal detector, they can embark on safe and thrilling adventures.

Kids will be thrilled to explore the great outdoors, uncovering hidden treasures and mysterious artifacts. Along the way, they'll sharpen valuable skills like problem-solving and patience, fueling their excitement and determination to uncover the next great find!

Recommended Metal Detectors for Kids

Nokta Mini Hoard - From £119.95

Seeking a fun and thrilling way to get your kids outdoors? The Nokta Mini Hoard metal detector is the ideal choice! It's out top pick for the best metal detector for kids. This machines is suitable for kids ages 5-10 years old.

Durability: The Mini Hoard is one of the few "kid-rated" metal detectors that is fully waterproof (up to 3 feet), making it one of the most durable options available for children.

Compact: With a retractable shaft, it is easy to adjust for any child, carry, and pack away for family trips.

Weight: It is lightweight, making it suitable for younger children.

User-Friendly: The Mini Hoard features a highly kid-friendly LCD screen and two audio tones: one for a good signal (dig it!) and one for a bad signal (don’t dig). This makes it very easy for children to understand what the detector is indicating.

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Nokta Midi Hoard - From £139.95

Just like the Mini Hoard, the Midi Hoard is another excellent option from Nokta. However, the Midi comes with a few more bells and whistles, making it better suited for kids aged 10 and up.

Waterproof: Like the Mini Hoard, the Midi Hoard is fully waterproof up to 3 feet, with an IP68 rating.

Durability: It boasts the same kid-friendly build quality as the Mini Hoard, ensuring it is highly durable.

Multiple Modes: The Midi Hoard includes additional features such as a Discrimination Button, Pinpoint Button, LED Indicator, and Depth Indicator, helping your child find, distinguish, and pinpoint metals just like more advanced detectors.

Audio Tones: The Midi Hoard adds a third audio tone, giving kids more information to decide whether to dig a target or leave it, potentially avoiding trash.

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Nokta Simplex Lite - From £235.95

Nokta continues to lead the way in making quality metal detecting accessible and affordable for everyone by offering three different models at various price points. Whether you're a beginner or looking for an affordable yet powerful detector, Simplex has you covered!

Waterproof: Simplex Lite is fully waterproof to 5m, take it anywhere!

Durability: Nokta are renowned for making rock solid machines, the Simplex Lite is no exception. This machine also has an adjustable stem so it is perfect for teenagers and adults.

Multiple Modes: Simplex Lite is a metal detector equipped with 4 preset search modes (Field, Park, Beach, All Metal) designed to perform optimally in all search locations. The highly precise metal discrimination feature will allow you to focus on the most interesting finds.

Ergonomics: The ergonomic design and lightweight of the Simplex Lite metal detector make the search comfortable even during extended sessions, which is particularly important when used by young searchers.

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Things To Also Consider

When looking to buy a metal detector, the amount you decide to spend is important. We advise against spending your entire budget solely on the machine, as there are a vast number of additional accessories and essentials you will need to accompany the detector itself. Here are a few accessories you might want to cost in to your spend:

A Pin Pointer: Helps you locate the target after you have dug the initial hole. Shop our full range of Pin-Pointers HERE

Finds Bag or Pouch: Usually worn around the waist, a find bag is useful for putting your good or bad finds in to keep them safe. Take a look HERE

Digging Tools: Probably the most important accessory you will require, we stock a number of lightweight spades where you can find HERE

Final Thoughts

Metal detecting is an excellent way to encourage your child to explore and play outdoors. It introduces them to new technology and offers insights into their history.

If you have any questions or require any advice then please don't hesitate to contact one of our team on 01635 597975 or use our live chat feature via our website.