Maclaren - Major Elite


supplied with Footplate £229 + 0% VAT

supplied with Footplate & Storm Cover £259 + 0% VAT

supplied with Footplate, Sun Hood, Rain Cover & Basket £299 + 0% VAT

(when eligible for VAT Relief) Delivery add £10


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The Maclaren Major Elite has been developed specially for the older/larger child who is not able to walk or, more likely, can walk...but not far enough (or reliably in the direction which you want to go !)

Most buggies fall into two size ranges - "up to 5 years" and "5-10 years", the Maclaren Major Elite is unusual in covering an age range from say 2 years to 8 years, although suitability is more about size rather than age. Based on the standard Maclaren 'umbrella style' folding strollers the Major Elite is essentially just a larger 'beefed up' version. It has an adjustable footplate which can be positioned at three levels to suit the child's leg length so the buggy can grow with the child.

Robustly made with an aluminium frame the Major Elite is sturdy enough for a child up to 45kg while still being reasonably lightweight. It comes with the basic Two Year Warranty which can be upgraded free to the Maclaren Sovereign Lifetime 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.

Maclaren make a couple of 'special needs' accessories - Lateral Supports, and Chest Pad as well as the usual buggy accessories - Sun Hood, Rain Cover, Shopping Basket, Reversible Seat Liner, Footmuff. In addition we can supply a Lambskin Comfort Liner, an alternative Storm Cover and a UV SunShade/Privacy Net.

The Major Elite 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 Major Elite makes it much more suitable than the other buggys 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 (not supplied)
    has to be removed before folding (not complicated)

  • seat

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

It is fairly common that neither the Major Elite nor our other buggies 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 Major Elite will do the town and shops...but isn't practical off road. 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

  • compact folding

    five point adjustable height harness

    • 4 height position shoulder strap adjustment

    parking brake

    • dual rear wheel parking brakes

    storm cover

    • not supplied as standard by Maclaren but our packages include a Storm Cover (not Maclaren Rain Cover) although we will happily put together a special package for you.


    • not supplied as standard by Maclaren a shopping basket is available as an 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 Maclaren Major Elite buggy is not 'Crash Tested' it cannot be used for transporting a child in a vehicle, if you need a buggy which is Crash Tested and approved for use in a vehicle see the Trotter model.

There are also some extra accessories available,

Sun Hood
Rain Cover (requires a Sun Hood)
Shopping Basket
Seat Liner
Lateral Supports
Chest Pad
Storm Cover

We can also supply

Vest Harness
Torso Secure
Lambskin Comfort Liner

Travel Bag

IMPORTANT. Feedback from a few customers has brought to our attention that the sun hood height of 117cm (46") may cause visibility problems. When the rain cover is fitted this may pull the front down a little. For some people it is possible to see where you are going through the viewing panel at the rear of the sun hood....for others the alternative Storm Cover may be preferable.

See photo gallery below.

For detailed dimensions please visit Maclaren Major Elite Specifications

Whilst the Maclaren Major Elite 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.

Footplate Highest Position

Footplate Middle Position

Footplate Lowest Position 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.