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9 Awesome Binoculars for Children Reviewed

children’s binoculars

Binoculars can be an amazing way to keep curious children learning about the world.  Our detailed review below covers 9 of the very best children’s binoculars. Read and easily pick from the winners for your budding birdwatchers and scientists!

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Are you looking for just the very best binoculars for kis? Our top recommendation goes to the Real Optics Mini Compact Binoculars. Children love that the many color choices, that they are easy to carry and the high-resolution magnification!

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What are the best children’s binoculars?

Here’s our list of the best children’s binoculars for you to choose from:

  1. Real Optics Mini Compact Binoculars
  2. ThinkPeak High Resolution Binoculars for Kids
  3. Safari Kidz Outdoor Adventure Set
  4. iPlay iLearn 2-in-1 Airplane Binocular & Handheld Fan
  5. Night Vision Binoculars for Toddlers and Kids
  6. Blue Compact High Power Kids Binoculars
  7. Outdoor Explorer Kit & Bug Catcher Kit
  8. Educational Insights GeoSafari Jr Kidnoculars
  9. Narvi Toys Outdoor Explorer Kit

1) Real Optics Mini Compact Binoculars

Best Binoculars for Kids Review - Real Optics Mini Compact Binoculars

Real Optics Mini Compact Binoculars. Click the photo to see the price on Amazon.

These small, lightweight and compact binoculars are easy to carry and are perfect for young children to explore the world. The binoculars are available in blue, black, green, yellow, red, orange, purple, pink, classic green, camo, navy blue, sky blue, and rose.

The eyepieces are surrounded with soft rubber for eye protection. The grip has been ergonomically patented to fit small hands. The package includes a lanyard, lens cloth, operations manual, velvet bag, carrying bag, color box and an after-sales service card.

The fit is adjusted by turning the center knob to match the eye distance gap for each child.

The binoculars have high-resolution magnification of 8X with the 7.2 viewing angle, and the rubber surround is shock-proof.

More Details – Real Optics Mini Compact Binoculars:

  • Product dimensions: 3.5 x 2.3 x 1.5 inches
  • Item weight: 9.6 ounces
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 3-12 years


2) ThinkPeak High Resolution Binoculars for Kids

Best Binoculars for Kids Review - ThinkPeak High Resolution Binoculars for Kids

ThinkPeak High Resolution Binoculars for Kid. Click the photo to see the price on Amazon.

These binoculars feature anti-friction, shock-proof rubber coating. They come in three colors: pink, blue or green, and have a high-powered 8X21 magnification. There is a viewing angle of 7.2.

The eyepieces are surrounded with rubber to protect small eyes, there’s a diopter adjustment to fit to the space between the eyes of different children, and there is a double breakaway neck strap included.

Users love that these binoculars are very lightweight and that children can easily learn to focus and use the binoculars, which they love. They also appreciate the rugged design and that they are made specifically for children to use.

More Details – ThinkPeak High Resolution Binoculars for Kids:

  • Product dimensions: 4.4 x 4 x 1.5 inches
  • Item weight: 8.8 ounces
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 3 years and up


3) Safari Kidz Outdoor Adventure Set

Best Binoculars for Children Review - Safari Kidz Outdoor Adventure Set

Safari Kidz Outdoor Adventure Set. Click the photo to see the price on Amazon.

Next, the Safari Kidz Outdoor Adventure Set includes toy binoculars, a safari hunting vest with a bright jungle pattern, a hat with quick release, an extendable bug/fish net, and a sturdy clear bug container.

It also includes a 7 in 1 multi tool that has a flashlight, a mirror for signalling, a magnifying glass, a whistle, a thermostat, a compass, and a secret compartment. Perfect for orienteering adventures.

The binoculars include a soft flexible eyepiece, adjustable focus, and a rubber grip, with a lanyard.

More Details – Safari Kidz Outdoor Adventure Set:

  • Package dimensions: 14.8 x 7.9 x 3 inches
  • Product dimensions: Vest is 15 x 18 inches, binoculars are 4.5 inches long, net extends from 15” to 34” with the net 8” in diameter
  • Item weight: 1.5 pounds
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 3 years and up


4) iPlay iLearn 2-in-1 Airplane Binocular & Handheld Fan

Best Binoculars for Children Review - iPlay iLearn 2-in-1 Airplane Binocular & Handheld Fan

iPlay iLearn 2-in-1 Airplane Binocular & Handheld Fan. Click the photo to see the price on Amazon.

This toy is both binoculars and a handheld fan, designed to look like an airplane. It comes in blue or pink, and also includes DIY stickers for children to decorate their toy themselves. The stickers include eagles, unicorns, flags, pentagrams, numbers and multiple patterns.

The airplane binoculars come with a lanyard to bring them wherever you go without losing them, and have rubber around the eyepiece.

Users love the design and that children enjoy all the different things they can do with this toy, e.g., using it as an airplane, a fan, or as binoculars. They say it is excellent quality for a reasonable price.

More Details – iPlay iLearn 2-in-1 Airplane Binocular & Handheld Fan:

  • Package dimensions: 7.17 x 6.93 x 4.41 inches
  • Item weight: 12 ounces
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 3 years and up


5) Night Vision Binoculars for Toddlers and Kids

Best Binoculars for Children Review - Night Vision Binoculars for Toddlers and Kids

Night Vision Binoculars for Toddlers and KidsClick the photo to see the price on Amazon.

These night vision binoculars have 2X magnification and a soft, comfortable viewfinder for small faces. They have a built-in neck strap, a night vision flashlight, and are ergonomically shaped for children to hold easily.

They are designed for small children so there’s no need to focus. They work in daylight as well, when there’s no need for the flashlight.

Users love that these binoculars are lightweight so good for small children to carry around, and sturdy for the same reason. They also enjoy playing games like hide and seek in the dark!

More Details – Night Vision Binoculars for Toddlers and Kids:

  • Package dimensions: 7.2 x 5.4 x 2.9 inches
  • Item weight: 9.6 ounces
  • Batteries: 3 LR44H batteries required (included)


6) Blue Compact High Power Kids Binoculars

Best Children's Binoculars Review - Blue Compact High Power Kids Binoculars

Blue Compact High Power Kids Binoculars. Click the photo to see the price on Amazon.

These binoculars feature anti-friction, shock-proof rubber coating, and they also come in green or pink. They have a high-powered 8X21 magnification, and are intuitive and easy to use.

The grips on the sides are ergonomically designed for children, and there is a lifetime replacement warranty on the binoculars. The eyepieces are surrounded with rubber and the binoculars are sturdy.

There is a focus wheel, a double breakaway neck strap, and a diopter adjustment to compensate for the different distances between children’s eyes.

More Details – Blue Compact High Power Kids Binoculars:

  • Product dimensions: 4.4 x 4 x 1.5 inches
  • Item weight: 8.8 ounces
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 3 years and up


7) Outdoor Explorer Kit & Bug Catcher KitOutdoor Explorer Kit & Bug Catcher Kit

Best Children's Binoculars Review - Outdoor Explorer Kit & Bug Catcher Kit

Outdoor Explorer Kit & Bug Catcher Kit. Click the photo to see the price on Amazon.

This explorer kit comes with binoculars with 5X power magnification, a compass, flashlight, butterfly net, a 4X magnifying glass, bug container, whistle, tweezers, an exploration critter case, a hat, an insect book and a backpack.

The binoculars have a 30mm objective lens diameter and the eyepieces are made from rubber for eye protection. A neck string and carrying case are included, and there is an easy focus feature.

The flashlight has an internal battery, but when that wears out, you can squeeze the handle to recharge it. No batteries needed.

More Details – Outdoor Explorer Kit & Bug Catcher Kit:

  • Package dimensions: 10.1 x 7.9 x 6.6 inches
  • Item weight: 11.4 ounces
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 36 months – 12 years


8) Educational Insights GeoSafari Jr Kidnoculars

Best Children's Binoculars Review - Educational Insights GeoSafari Jr Kidnoculars

Educational Insights GeoSafari Jr Kidnoculars. Click the photo to see the price on Amazon.

These kid-sized binoculars come in either blue or pink, and are focus-free. They have large and comfortable eyepieces that are more than 3 times the size of ordinary eyepieces.

The binoculars have easy-placement goggles, 2X magnification, and a breakaway neck strap (30” long).

Users love that these binoculars are safe and very sturdy for small children, that children seem to love them, and that the 2X magnification is enough for young ones. They also appreciate that these binoculars are ‘focus-free’ and therefore easy to use.

More Details – Educational Insights GeoSafari Jr Kidnoculars:

  • Product dimensions: 7 x 5.75 x 2.8 inches
  • Item weight: 8.5 ounces
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 3-6 years


9) Narvi Toys Outdoor Explorer Kit

Best Children's Binoculars Review - Narvi Toys Outdoor Explorer Kit

Narvi Toys Outdoor Explorer Kit. Click the photo to see the price on Amazon.

This outdoor explorer kit from Narvi Toys has 8 different pieces: binoculars, a flashlight, a 5 in 1 tool, a bug magnifier, a bug viewer container, tweezers, a magnifying glass, a nature activities ebook and a gift box.

The 5 in 1 tool includes (separate from the other items listed above) a whistle, a magnifying glass, a compass, a thermometer, and an instant flashlight.

The binoculars have 4X30 magnification, a flexible eyepiece and a soft rubber grip.

More Details – Narvi Toys Outdoor Explorer Kit:

  • Package dimensions: 8 x 6.2 x 4.5 inches
  • Item dimensions: Binoculars are 4.33” x 4.50”, bug viewer is 5.5” x 4”, flashlight 3.95” x 1.96”
  • Item weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Batteries: 3 LR44 batteries required (included)
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 36 months – 10 years


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Written by Barbara Fernandez

Barbara Fernandez is a languages teacher, performer and online business owner. She has written everything from raw food recipes to parody song lyrics to stories about what it’s like to be a fruit. She now spends most of her time writing, recording, and making delicious food.

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