Budget XL Special Needs Buggy

Supplied with Footplate £179 + 0% VAT

(when eligible for VAT Relief)

Now available in two colours Grey/Dark Blue and Grey/Red

to purchase online visit www.specialneedsstrollers.co.uk

Basic no frills 'umbrella folding' buggy for a larger child, say 2 years to 8 years.

It is especially suited for a child who is not able to walk yet or, more likely, can walk...but not far enough (or reliably in the direction which you want to go !)

Similar in design to the Maclaren Major Elite, it looks like another manufacturer's copy. Indeed much of the text on this page is the same as for the Maclaren Major Elite...but with the name changed !

Apart from the budget price and availability there are not really any features of the Budget XL Special Needs Buggy which recommend it in place of the Maclaren Major Elite.

Comparing the Budget XL to the Major Elite what we like is:

the seat fabric wraps over the side of the buggy frame both padding the metal frame a bit and also covering the gap in the frame which some children like to put their hands through


what we did not like is:

the footplate fixing method is a bit more rudimentary and so not as easy to fit, although this may be something which would become easier with use and familiarity

We supply it as a basic buggy without any accessories but we are aware that accessories from another buggy will fit. - e.g. Sun Hood, Rain Cover, Shopping Basket, Padded Seat Liner, Footmuff, Vest Harness. In addition we can supply a Lambskin Comfort Liner & Travel Bag.

Robustly made with an aluminium frame the Budget XL Special Needs Buggy is sturdy enough for a child up to 45kg while still being reasonably lightweight.

It comes a One Year Manufacturers Warranty but do be aware that this only covers defects of manufacture not 'wear and tear' - both the warranty and the safe working load may be significantly reduced if the child is not a co-operative occupant.

The Budget XL Special Needs Buggy has relatively small 7" wheels which are best suited to smooth surfaces, it will struggle off road or with a larger child even on a cobbled street (see our other buggies, e.g. Advance Mobility Independence) so it is essentially an urban buggy. On the other hand the relatively small 'footprint' of the Budget XL Special Needs Buggy makes it much more suitable than a larger buggy for use around town, inside shops or other places indoors, e.g. School.

  • 7" swivel front wheels

  • good manoeuvrability in small places
    small wheels unsuitable for rough surfaces
    hard wheels no suspension
    not lockable

  • adjustable footplate

  • three position footplate to suit child leg length
    location slots for fitting Foot Straps or Ankle Straps (not supplied)
    has to be removed before folding

  • seat

  • fixed angle not adjustable
    exposed position for the 'occupant', lacks privacy

It is fairly common that neither the Budget XL Special Needs Buggy nor any other special needs buggy will go everywhere you need to go.

  • the Advance Mobility Independence will do the recreational 'quality of life' trips to the park, the woods, the beach...but isn't that practical around town or inside shops

  • the Budget XL Special Needs Buggy will do the town and shops...but isn't practical off road.

...so many people have one of each ! and we can do a very competitive price package if you buy both.

The Key Features:

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  • capacity

    • maximum weight limit 110lbs, 50kg (but check dimensions)

    lightweight but robust aluminium frame

    • 1 year warranty
  • compact folding

    five point adjustable height harness

    • 3 height position shoulder strap adjustment

    parking brake

    • dual rear wheel parking brakes

    storm cover

    • not supplied (optional accessory)


    • not supplied (optional accessory)

    low maintenance

    • wipe clean (sponge-able) fabrics
    • tough plastic non pneumatic wheels (no punctures !)
  • VAT Free

    • eligible for VAT Relief when purchased for a child with special needs

the Budget XL Special Needs Buggy is not 'Crash Tested' it cannot be used for transporting a child in a vehicle, if you need a special needs buggy which is Crash Tested and approved for use in a vehicle see the Trotter model.

Accessories from both the Excel Elise and DoAbility Buggy will fit the Budget XL Special Needs Buggy, see images below.

Shopping Basket
Sun Hood
Rain Cover
Storm Cover
Seat Liner
Vest Harness
Lateral Supports

We can also supply

Torso Secure
Lambskin Comfort Liner

Travel Bag

We are advised by the distributor of the Buggy Board that they are confident that it can be fitted to the Budget XL Special Needs, although they have not specifically tested it (only ones which have been tested are explicitly listed on their website).

For detailed dimensions please visit Budget XL Special Needs Buggy Specifications

or download the detailed User Manual this is in the Adobe pdf format, if you do not have Acrobat Reader installed you can install it free

Whilst the Budget XL Special Needs Buggy may be used for someone with special needs the seat may be unsuitable if they require postural management support, if in doubt please seek the advice of your physiotherapist.


info@specialneedsbuggies.co.uk tel: 01363 881110

Every child is an individual with individual needs it is not therefore possible to state that this special need buggy will be suitable for every child. We have supplied buggies for children with the following conditions:

ADHD, Angelman Syndrome, ASD, Autism, Barth Syndrome, Brain Tumour, Cerebral Palsy, Chromosome Disorder, Cornelia De-Lange Syndrome, CP, Developmental Dysplaysia, Diastrophic Dysplaysia, Downs Syndrome, Encephalitis, Epilepsy, Fragile X Syndrome, Global Development Delay, Heart Condition, Hemiplegia, Hypermobility, Hypotonic, Lissencephally, Low Muscle Tone, Microcephaly, Muscular Dystrophy, Ohtahara Syndrome, Pneumocoocal Meningitis, Pulmonary Stenosis, Rett Syndrome, Scoliosis, Sotos Syndrome, Spastic Diplegia, Spina Bifida, Tetrasomy, Tuberous Sclerosis.