ROLLPLAY Nighthawk Review

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Isaac and Eliza are at an age now where I am happy for them to play outside and I love seeing them head out with their friends.

A couple of weeks ago, ROLLPLAY invited us to road test their new Nighthawk, a sit, slide and glide ride for preteens.

With its leading-edge design creating a new sub-segment of ride-on toys, kids can glide through exhilarating curves and feel the sensational control of the ROLLPLAY Nighthawk as they learn how to master the unique riding action.

When you first get the Nighthawk out of the box it needs a minimum of 12 hours charge before you first use it, with the charger unit being found under the seat.

The kids could not wait to try it and the first to put the Nighthawk through its paces was Isaac and it took him a few practice runs to really get the hang of it.

By your feet are accelerator and brake pedals which allow variable speed control and to steer the Nighthawk you need to lean into the curve, the way you want to turn.

There are also handlebars placed either side of the seat protect hands and offer complete control, two small wheels on either side to stop you tipping over and a rear flag for safety.

It is great fun to ride and once you get the hang of the Nighthawk, you can create your own obstacle course and challenges.

The Nighthawk has a maximum speed of 6mph and is designed for children aged 6 years and over, which means Sebby got to try it out too.

You need quite a bit of space to get the most out of your Nighthawk. We live in a Cul-de-Sac which is perfect, or you could use an empty car park or promenade, but it is worth noting that it doesn’t work on grass.

The Nighthawk is definitely a draw and at one point we had several school friends joining us to have a go.

The Nighthawk has a run time of approximately 60 minutes, although we got about 90 minutes out of it and the 12V battery is quickly rechargeable overnight.

The Nighthawk is available in both white and red and is available from Smyths Toys for an RRP of £149.99 (Currently on offer at £129.99) and the team at UKMums TV are giving one away on their blog!

I have a feeling our house is going to be a very popular place over the summer holidays!!

Disclaimer: We were sent the ROLLPLAY Nighthawk to review. All thoughts and opinions are our own.

21 thoughts on “ROLLPLAY Nighthawk Review

  1. Little J loves his Nighthawk. Once he got used to the controls he was a whizz.
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  2. Elizabeth says:

    Oh wow, that looks like an epic toy that my kids would LOVE! It’s like a total next level go-kart, isn’t it, lol!
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  3. Lilinha says:

    The Nighthawk looks so much fun. I am sure my son would enjoy it too!

  4. Laura Dove says:

    Oh this looks like so much fun! My kids would have a fab time on that but 12 hours is a lonnnng time for kids to wait!

  5. Samantha says:

    Ooo this looks like so much fun! I would have loved something like this when I was a kid x

  6. Sarah Bailey says:

    Hands up this looks like so much fun and I really want a go on one! When I was a child I would have adored rolling away on this and would have found the wait so hard!
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    This looks like really good fun. I know my children would love to play on one of these.

  8. Anosa says:

    It does look like a lot of fun, I want one nighthawk for adults, it would be an awesome experience.
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  9. This looks brilliant! My boys would love it! 90 minutes is quite a good amount of time for the battery to last. Much longer than my cordless vacuum!

  10. Fatima says:

    I’m thinking of getting this for my son. Does this work on carpet too, if he’d like to use it indoors?

  11. Analyn says:

    That looks fun! and both are enjoying it. I wish there is one for adults I would love to try one and it’s good for summer parties

  12. Wendy says:

    This looks and sounds amazing! I don’t care if my kids want one, I want one!!xx

  13. This looks like so much fun and I know that each of my kids would love to have a go! What a great gadget.

  14. Olivia Jade says:

    It looks like a good laugh and a fun toy for kids, I can see a benefit of this product for kids who might struggle with learning to ride a bike or feeling scared of it x

  15. I’ve been seeing these on social media and can’t help feeling a little envious that they are only available for children. Why can’t us adults have a turn?

  16. Kizzy says:

    That looks amazing. My youngest would love this, may have to add it to his birthday wishlist.
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  17. Lisa says:

    This is so cool and looks like a lot of fun! I wish it also came in adult size so I could have a ride!

  18. This looks like so much fun and I reall y actually want one for me! Haha!

  19. Rhian westbury says:

    this looks like so much fun, I’d even love to give this a try. 12 hours is a long charge time though x

  20. Kim Carberry says:

    That looks like so much fun! I think they should do them in adult sizes. hehehe
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  21. Louise says:

    This is awesome, I’d love to have a go at this! Although I have to be honest, I don’t think I’d be able to wait the minimum 12 hours charge time upon arrival! x

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