When looking for a metal detector to let your kids join in on the fun it is paramount that the detector is a good size and weight for the child. Below are some good choices for fairly cheap and well made detectors for children. The Bounty Hunter BHJS Junior wins out due to it’s suitability for all sizes of children and the price. It may not be as accurate as the more expensive products are but it will get your child swinging away alongside you, enjoying the outdoors and hopefully making them more excited about detecting.

NameRatingPros and Cons 

Bounty Hunter BHJS Junior


Bounty Hunter BHJS Junior
5 Stars
Good
  • Lightweight and ergonomic
  • Child sized and adjustable

Bad
  • Doesn't always pickup targets

Price

3 Stars
$40-60

Review

Bounty Hunter Gold Digger


Bounty Hunter Gold Digger
4 Stars
Good
  • User friendly
  • Simple controls
  • Affordable

Bad
  • Lack of LCD screen

Price

3 Stars
$60-80

Garrett Ace 250


Garrett Ace 250
4 Stars
Good
  • Pinpointing mode
  • Height adjustable
  • Powerful and sound investment

Bad
  • Expensive for a kids detector

Price

1.5 Stars
$200-250

Review

Garrett Ace 150


Garrett Ace 150
4 Stars
Good
  • Sporty and bright design
  • Powerful yet cost effective

Bad
  • Lacks pinpointing mode that it's big brother Garrett Ace 250 has

Price

2 Stars
$150-170

Bounty Hunter Land Ranger Pro


Bounty Hunter Land Ranger Pro
4 Stars
Good
  • Lightweight
  • Good depth
  • Pinpoint mode

Bad
  • Lacks pinpointing mode that it's big brother Garrett Ace 250 has

Price

1.5 Stars
$250-300