Best Pool Tables for Kids
When I was 10, my brother and I had a small pool table (you could also play snooker) in his bedroom. We had hours and hours of enjoyment from that table and it has inspired me to get one for my own children to play on.
So I decided to look into what pool tables are available out there for little ones. You never know, one of them might be hiding an unbelievable talent!
A few things to consider before buying a kids pool table
So before diving into what range of tables are available, there are a few factors to think about before pulling the trigger on that pool table for kids.
- Age – What age are the children who are going to use the table? If they are very young you need to think about things like the height of the table etc.
- Price – For most this is a major factor. You may not want to spend a lot of money on a table if your kids are under 10 because lets face it, its going to take a beating.
- Quality – At the end of the day you get what you pay for. Cheap tables are made with MDF and will be less durable. For older children you might want to consider a slate table.
- Do adults want to play? – No seriously. Once its there you will want to play as will other friends and family members so it may be worth getting one as suitable for everyone as you can!
- Space – Always consider how much space you have and buy accordingly. Consider getting a folding pool table that can be stored in a bedroom.
- Accessories – Make sure you get cues, balls and chalk included or you will have to buy separately.
Viavito PT100X 5ft Folding Pool Table
At 5 foot, this pool table is the perfect size for kids and the table makers describe it as built to last and withstand some serious play which definitely are good qualities to look for.
The board on this table is MDF with a polyester velvet cloth. Another great selling point is that the table can be folded away for easy storage.
Also at 5 foot adults can also have a crack at a game as well, perfection.
It also comes with everything you need to play such as a set of 1 7/8″ balls, 2 x 48″cues, chalk, a brush and a triangle to rack the balls up!
Charles Bentley Kids Junior 4Ft Blue Pool Table
This American 4ft table pool is especially for kids. It is made from wood and has blue cloth which looks pretty cool.
It comes with 2 x 32″ cues, set of balls (spots and stripes), triangle, chalk, cloth, brush and score board.
A couple things to bear in mind about this pool table is that it comes flat packed so needs to be assembled and cannot be folded so may be harder for you to store away when not in use.
This is suitable for younger kids as their first table as its a good height and be a good starting point to learn the basics on.
HLC 6FT Folding Snooker/Pool Table
The HLC Pool table is a little bigger at 6ft which will suit older kids and adults can play on it as well. The table is foldable and has a black wood finish with a red cloth which gives it a unique feel too. The board on this table is MDF.
2 x 48″ cues are included as well as chalk, triangle, brush, score board and a socket head wrench for assembly.
The table also comes with pool and snooker balls which is great if your kids want to learn how to play snooker as well.
Riley FP-6TT 2-in-1 Game Table – Pool & Table Tennis
This pool table has an added twist – it comes with table tennis board that you can set on top! and you are good to go!
The table is also foldable for easy storage.
The table comes packaged with all the accessories needed for pool and table tennis such 2 x 48″ cues, set of 1 7/8″ pool balls, triangle, nets and bats.
This pool table is great for kids and adults alike.
So that should be something to think about. I think if your kids are under 10 I would get something not too expensive that can be folded up and put out of the way. Then if it gets used a lot and believe me it probably will think about investing in more expensive bigger table. For bigger kids and adults you could go bigger as you will get more than your moneys worth. Whatever table yo choose I guarantee you and your kids will have a great playing on it!