5 Starter Acoustic Drum Kits

5 Starter Acoustic Drum Kits

Playing the drums is simply FUN ! Outside of that learning to play the drums at an early age is great for developing confidence, fitness, reducing stress, cognitive development, and can also be a powerful tool for children with special needs. Starter drum kits for kids are a great idea. If your child wants a drum kit then why not give them the chance to play one and see if they take to it.

  • Does your child want the chance to play a drum kit ?
  • Want to build their confidence ?
  • Want to help their cognitive development ?
  • If the answers are YES the let’s have some fun !

Drums can be very expensive so a good plan is to buy a cheaper junior kit when they are young. If they don’t like playing and give up, you can sell it and haven’t lost to much money. You don’t want to pay a fortune for a drum set only for it to be left in a wardrobe or the attic. If they want to continue you can upgrade to electronic or acoustic drums.

How to choose a Junior/Starter Drum Kit

Choosing the best drum kit for 5 year old can be difficult. I put together a list of 5 junior/starter drum kits suitable for kids from 4 to 10 years. These drum kits can also be enjoyed at all ages.

The key factors in choosing a drum kit for a child is their age and the size off the drums. Particularly the size bass drum (the big drum that your foot plays). If the bass drum is to big it makes it harder for a child to reach and play the other drums and cymbals when they’re sitting down. All the Starter Kits I’ve picked have a Bass Drum of 16″.

Included with all the drum kit is …

These starter drum kits have everything you need to get going, the drums, pedals, stool, sticks and cymbals. Simple set them up and play !

Take a look and find the ideal Junior Kit for your child.

1. Mirage JDK 3 Piece Junior Drum Kit With Stool and Sticks - Black

£89.00  in stock
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  • The Mirage JDK is a high quality children's drum kit, recommended for ages 4 to 8 years.
  • Easy to assemble and comes with everything you need in one starter package. Full assembly video available via the Dawsons Music you tube channel.
  • Includes bass drum pedal, stool, drum sticks and a drum key - everything you need to get started.
  • This great value drum set is an ideal gift for young beginner musicians.
  • The 3 piece kit includes: 16" Bass Drum, 10" Rack Tom, 10" Snare Drum with stand, 10" Crash Cymbal.

4. Junior 5 Piece Drum Kit by Gear4music Wine Red

£159.99  in stock
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  • A complete drum kit for young players (ages 5-10)
  • Get playing straight away - quick and easy to set up
  • Develop your rhythm and drum skills on a full 5-piece kit
  • Sturdy and durable build quality, with a wine red finish

5. Xdrum Junior Pro Kids Drum Set - Black + Drum School Booklet + Dvd

£191.00  in stock
2 new from £187.10
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  • Cabinet from high-quality acoustic wood with special foiling
  • Bass drum 16 inches, drum pedal, hi hat 10 inches, Snare drum 12 inches
  • Two toms 10 and 11 inches, floor tom 13 inches, cymbal 12 inches
  • Drum set stool, including a pair of drum sticks
  • Ideal for an early introduction to music

Stagg TIM JR 5/16 BK 5 Piece Junior Drum Kit, Black

£218.99  in stock
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  • 16" bass drum (10" depth with 4 lugs)
  • 8" + 10" toms (both with 4 lugs)
  • 12" floor tom (4 lugs)
  • 12" wooden snare drum (4 lugs)
  • Hardwear, hi hat and crash cymbals plus stick and drum thone included

Youth Junior Drummer - Fun Childrens/Kids Gift T-Shirt

£14.49  in stock
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  • Cool T-Shirt for Kids who play Drums. Great drummers gift for your young Son or Daughter.
  • For your special Child who plays drums in a band or plays in the house. They'll love this fun drummers T-Shirt.
  • Lightweight, Classic fit, Double-needle sleeve and bottom hem

Watch the Video for more information !


What is a good age for Junior drum set?

A Junior Drum Set is suitable for a 3 to 7 year old child. Junior drum kits can help with confidence and cognitive development.

What is the best junior drum set ?

The Ludwig Junior drum set is a more expensive kit than other junior drum sets . However, The Ludwig Company has been around since 1909 and is a Famous Name of Drums.

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