Maclaren - Major Elite

IMPORTANT - Maclaren are currently unable to supply this product please contact us for details

Maclaren have not been able to supply this product since October 2013, they currently advise the next shipment is June

In the absence of the Major Elite we suggest that you look at the Shuttle

Supplied with Storm Cover 285
+ 0% VAT (w
hen eligible for VAT Relief)


The Maclaren Major Elite has been developed specially for the older/larger child who is not able to walk or, more likely, can walk...but not far enough (or reliably in the direction which you want to go !)

Most pushchairs fall into two size ranges - "up to 5 years" and "5-10 years", the Maclaren Major Elite is unusual in covering an age range from say 2 years to 8 years, although suitability is more about size rather than age. Based on the standard Maclaren 'umbrella style' folding strollers the Major Elite is essentially just a larger 'beefed up' version. It has an adjustable footplate which can be positioned at three levels to suit the child's leg length so the pushchair can grow with the child.

Robustly made with an aluminium frame the Major Elite is sturdy enough for a child up to 45kg while still being reasonably lightweight. It comes with the basic Two Year Warranty which can be upgraded free to the Maclaren Sovereign Lifetime Warranty but do be aware that this only covers defects of manufacture not 'wear and tear' - both the warranty and the safe working load may be significantly reduced if the child is not a co-operative occupant.

Maclaren make a couple of 'special needs' accessories - Lateral Supports, and Chest Pad as well as the usual pushchair accessories - Sun Hood, Rain Cover, Shopping Basket, Reversible Seat Liner, Footmuff. In addition we can supply a Lambskin Comfort Liner, an alternative Storm Cover and a UV SunShade/Privacy Net.

The Major Elite has relatively small 6" wheels which are best suited to smooth surfaces, it will struggle off road or with a larger child even on a cobbled street (see our other pushchairs, e.g. Advance Mobility Independence) so it is essentially an urban pushchair. On the other hand the relatively small 'footprint' of the Major Elite makes it much more suitable than the other pushchairs for use around town, inside shops or other places indoors, e.g. School.

  • 6" swivel front wheels

    good manoeuvrability in small places
    small wheels unsuitable for rough surfaces
    hard wheels no suspension

  • adjustable footplate

    three position footplate to suit child leg length
    location slots for fitting foot straps (not supplied)

    has to be removed before folding (not complicated)

  • seat

    fixed angle not adjustable
    exposed position for the 'occupant', lacks privacy

  • suitability

It is fairly common that neither the Major Elite nor our other pushchairs will go everywhere you need to go.

  • the Advance Mobility Independence will do the recreational 'quality of life' trips to the park, the woods, the beach...but isn't that practical around town or inside shops
  • the Major Elite will do the town and shops...but isn't practical off road. many people have one of each ! and we can do a very competitive price package if you buy both.

The Key Features of the Maclaren Major Elite are

  • maximum weight limit 100lbs
    • 7 stone
    • 45kg
  • lightweight but robust aluminium frame
    • 2 year frame warranty can be upgraded to a Lifetime warranty FREE
    • (12 months on wheels & fabrics etc.)
  • compact folding
  • five point adjustable height harness
    • 4 height position shoulder strap adjustment
  • parking brake
    • dual rear wheel parking brakes
  • storm cover
    • not supplied as standard by Maclaren but our packages include a Storm Cover (not Maclaren Rain Cover) although we will happily put together a special package for you.
  • storage
    • not supplied as standard by Maclaren a shopping basket is available as an optional accessory
  • low maintenance
    • wipe clean (sponge-able) fabrics
    • tough plastic non pneumatic wheels (no punctures !)
  • VAT Free
    • eligible for VAT Relief when purchased for a child with special needs

the Maclaren Major Elite pushchair is not 'Crash Tested' it cannot be used for transporting a child in a vehicle

There are also some extra accessories available, a Sun Hood, Rain Cover (requires a Sun Hood), Shopping Basket, UV SunShade/Privacy Net, Reversible Seat Liner, Footmuff, Lateral Supports, Chest Pad, Storm Cover, Lambskin Comfort Liner, Hamster Bags and Travel Bag. See photo gallery below.

For detailed dimensions please visit Maclaren Major Elite Specifications

Whilst the Maclaren Major Elite may be used for someone with special needs the seat may be unsuitable if they require postural management support, if in doubt please seek the advice of your physiotherapist.

Footplate Highest Position

Footplate Middle Position

Footplate Lowest Position tel: 01363 881110

Every child is an individual with individual needs it is not therefore possible to state that these special needs pushchairs will be suitable for every child. We have supplied pushchairs for children with the following conditions:

ADHD, Angelman Syndrome, ASD, Autism, Barth Syndrome, Brain Tumour, Cerebral Palsy, Chromosome Disorder, Cornelia De-Lange Syndrome, CP, Developmental Dysplaysia, Diastrophic Dysplaysia, Downs Syndrome, Encephalitis, Epilepsy, Fragile X Syndrome, Global Development Delay, Heart Condition, Hemiplegia, Hypermobility, Hypotonic, Lissencephally, Low Muscle Tone, Microcephaly, Muscular Dystrophy, Ohtahara Syndrome, Pneumocoocal Meningitis, Pulmonary Stenosis, Rett Syndrome, Scoliosis, Sotos Syndrome, Spastic Diplegia, Spina Bifida, Tetrasomy, Tuberous Sclerosis.