Permobil Explorer Mini

Permobil's Explorer Mini is a unique powered mobility device aimed at young children between the ages of 12 and 36 months. It is intended to provide a first introduction to powered mobility, allowing young children the opportunity to increase their independence by exploring and interacting with their environment.

Product Description

Maximise Early Learning

Typically, powered wheelchairs are on average recommended at the age of three, but this misses out the crucial early years where children develop their cognition and visual perception by moving around and reaching out to touch things, banging toys together and interacting with people and objects around them. The Explorer Mini aids children's development by providing them with self-initiated movement at a much earlier age - it can be introduced as early as 12 months, maximising early learning.

Develop Strength and Endurance

The Explorer Mini provides just the right amount of support, offering children the opportunity to develop their strength, endurance and postural control. The height of both the tray table and saddle seat can be adjusted as your child grows, and can be positioned at the desired height to allow incremental standing on the stable, non-slip base as your child progresses. The contoured saddle seat supports functional positioning as well as hip development, while the tray table helps to support arms, aiding in head and trunk control.

Exploration Made Easy

The midline joystick encourages use of both arms to control the Explorer Mini, while its compact front-wheel drive base lets it manoeuvre easily around child-sized spaces. It's designed really for indoor environments only, but being lighweight allows you to take your Explorer Mini with you, for example on a day trip out or to nursery, letting your child explore new settings.

Hire the Explorer Mini

We also offer the Explorer Mini for hire, with flexible rolling rental allowing you to keep it for as long or short as you want. This is an ideal option for those wanting to see how their child gets on with the Explorer Mini before committing to purchasing it, or for those whose need for one is short-term.

Our Verdict

The Explorer Mini is unique - there aren't any other powered mobility products aimed at this age group. It offers independent mobility at an early age, crucial in children's development, and is well worth trying out.

Key Features

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    For ages 12-36 months
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    Promotes independent mobility
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    Explore and interact with environment
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    Choice of two playful themes

Our Service

We offer a range of solutions for getting the powered wheelchair of your choice, including purchase, long-term hire agreements of one or three years, and the option to lease through the Motability scheme.

We passionately believe we provide a level of service above and beyond other retailers that gives you real value for money. Our in-house experts can provide you with impartial advice on the right wheelchair for you, and none of our staff are on commission.

All aftercare is carried out by our experienced specialists, with a fleet of mobile engineers, and a fully stocked workshop at our HQ - we don't get a third-party company to carry out our work. In the event your powerchair needs to come back to us for repair, we will provide you with a loan powered wheelchair from our extensive fleet to keep you mobile. We maintain a fleet of high-end prescriptive powered wheelchairs so that your loan product will be as similar as possible to your wheelchair.

Try This Powered Wheelchair

Our Chessington Showroom is stocked with a wide range of wheelchairs for you to try out and compare, and our product specialists are on hand to answer all your questions, and carry out a full assessment. Visiting our Showroom allows you to see the widest possible range of powerchairs before making your decision on which powered wheelchair to buy.

We are also able to carry out home assessments and demonstrations - please call us to book one in. A home consultation comes with the benefit of trying out an electric wheelchair around the environment in which you will be using it.

Product Specification

Speed1.4mph / 2.25km/h
Battery Size5 Ah
Crash TestedNo
Indoor OutdoorIndoors
Made To MeasureStandard Configuration
Max Range3.3miles / 5.31km
Powerchair TypeChildrens Powerchair
Weight Capacity16kg / 2st 7lb
Min Overall Weight24kg / 3st 11lb


£2,600 exc VAT / £3,120 inc VAT

Prescriptive paediatric powerchairs such as this are built to order following an assessment with one of our Prescriptive Assessors. They are available with a wide range of customisation options, including powered seating functions and control and safety upgrades, and these can affect the price - our assessors will run through all the options at your assessment. As a general guideline, opting for multiple powered seating functions can add significantly to the cost of the wheelchair; however it is possible to get a fully functioning and desirable chair at the base price!

Paediatric powered wheelchairs will often qualify for zero-rated VAT. If the child using the wheelchair has a permanent disability, terminal illness or chronic sickness then they will be eligible for 0% VAT. Our Prescriptive Assessors will be able to answer any questions you may have about VAT.

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