Ready, Set, Explore: Weatherproof Essentials for Kids

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Weather the storm with this collection of outdoor clothes for kids of all ages

‘Tis the season to splash about in muddy puddles, build snowmen and get a little muddy in the great outdoors. The good news is, we’ve got them covered. Check out our recommendations for the best weatherproof essentials to keep your children dry, warm and ready for any adventure, rain or shine.

From waterproof jackets to wellie boots and brollies, these are the must-have items from the best brands to help kids stay comfortable and protected.

Any Weather All in One, £80-90

Stand out from the crowd with Frugi’s vibrant Any Weather All in One. Made from 100% recycled bottles, this waterproof fleece-lined kids’ suit is perfect for rain and snow days. There are hidden button fastenings in extendable sleeves and legs so you can adjust the all in one as your kiddo grows. Clever details like the elasticated hood, stretchy waits and boot stirrups will keep out the wind and rain.

Rainy Day Dungaree Set Navy Recycled, £63

Muddy Puddles’ waterproof Rainy Day Set is made from recycled materials so it’s extra protective and perfect for outdoor adventures. Designed to be durable, this unlined dungaree set is made from flexible, soft PU so it can be worn over clothing. It’s machine washable and available in all the primary colours so it’s your ideal choice for forest school.

Explorer III Down Waterproof Parka, £113.40

We love this waterproof parka by Spotty Otter, it’s a great choice for rainy day rambles. Filled with premium and responsibly sourced duck down with a fur trimmed removable hood, little ones will keep toasty and warm. It’s available in four gorgeous colours, too.

Junior Ergonomic Wellington Boots, £45

FitFlop are experts when it comes to ergonomic comfort and these WonderWelly boots for kids are jam-packed with biomechemical engineering. Crafted from a flexible rubber mix, these wellies are waterproof, fit-tested, and slip-resistant. Available in a range of funky colours all kids will love, these wellie boots are designed to give young feet the freedom to move and space to grow.

Kidorable Dinosaur Kids Umbrella, £12.76

Dino fans will love Kidorable’s 3D kids’ brolly, perfect for puddle splashing and singing in the rain! With a cute dino print on its nylon canopy, a pop-up spine and bright orange moulded tail handle that’s safe for little hands, it’s the perfect choice for kids 3+.

Rain Or Shine Jacket, £35-38

Frugi’s lightweight Rain or Shine Jacket welcomes in April showers with a huge smile. Available in fun prints, it’s fully waterproof, has an elasticated hood and cuffs and packs away into your pocket for easy storage when the sun comes out! What’s more, it’s made from post-consumer recycled plastic for an eco-friendly choice.

Waterproof Puffer Jacket Pink, £58

Discover the great outdoors in style and comfort with Muddy Puddles’ waterproof-rated 10,000mm jacket! Featherless insulation keeps your child warm without the extra weight, perfect for outdoor adventures. Its recycled PU outer and fully welded seams ensure dryness even in the heaviest rain, while the detachable hood adds cosy warmth with recycled polar fleece lining.

Puddlestomper Wellies Navy, £14

With a vibrant moon print on a navy background, these wellies are stylish and durable and made from high-quality rubber with extra leg length to keep feet dry. Designed for comfort, they feature padded cotton insoles for all-day wear and a grippy sole to prevent slips. Plus, with a reflective strip for safety and FSC-certified rubber construction, they’re a great choice for young explorers!

Originals Waterproof Recycled Puddle Suit Red, £32

This bright red puddle suit is super waterproof up to 10,000mm and is perfect for puddle jumping and rainy day activities. Made from recycled nylon, there’s an elasticated hood and cuffs for a comfortable fit. Another great go-to for forest school.

Expedition Trousers, from £42

Crafted from 100% post-consumer plastic, these Expedition Trousers boast a durable, PFC-free water-repellent finish. Designed for young adventurers, they feature double-layered reinforced knee patches and a warm fleece lining. With combat-style pockets for treasures and an adjustable waistband, they offer both comfort and functionality.

Outdoors Rain Jacket, £24.99

Wet Wednesday’s Outdoor Rain Jacket features robust, fully waterproof, PVC-free PU fabric, certified by OEKO-TEX®. Tried and tested in Scandinavian forest schools, it’s hardwearing and requires no reproofing or frequent washing. Just rinse or wipe off dirt with a damp cloth!

Bogs Baby Otter Waterproof Boots, £45

Created in collaboration with leading footwear specialists Bogs, Spotty Otter’s waterproof boots offer lightweight flexibility and plush lining to keep little toes warm and dry. Engineered for fast-growing feet, they feature Neo-Tech insulation, DuraFresh bio-technology, and are machine washable for ease. What’s more, their easy on-off design makes them easy to wear for little adventurers.

Adventure Unlined Waterproof Dungarees, £70

Pop these generously sized children’s waterproof dungarees over regular clothes and hey presto! You’re ready for anything. These waterproof dungarees feater a 4-way comfort stretch and Ottertex® 10000 waterproof and windproof shell, so everything stays snug and dry. Enjoy an elasticated waist, ribbing, and adjustable shoulder straps for the perfect fit, as well as water repellent zips, taped seams, reflective detailing, and an extra water repellent finish.

Didriksons Waterman Kids Set (Papaya Orange), £59.95

With its durable, fully waterproof construction, this set ensures comfort and convenience for outdoor play throughout the year. Featuring taped seams and windproof design, along with reflective high-vis bands, fleece-lined collar, and adjustable hem and wrists, it’s the ultimate gear for all-weather adventures!

Copley Kids Waterproof Jacket, £24

Designed by the TOG24 team in West Yorkshire, this lightweight jacket is made from supersoft fabric with a mesh lining for comfort. With fully taped seams, water repellent coating and an elasticated hood, it’s your child’s go-to for staying dry from top to bottom. Plus, it packs down small into its own bag for easy carrying and quick access, so you can whip it off when the sun shines.

Crocs Unisex Kids Handle It Rain Boot Kids, £16.30

Splash around in style and comfort with the perfect-sized Crocs. The oversized handles make these welly boots easy to get on and off, so they’re great for your mini explorers. They’re easy to clean, and include a reflective heel logo for safety.

All Seasons Waterproof Eco Suit, £68

This all-seasons waterproof eco suit with hooded top in slate grey features a cool mint-coloured zip for easy-peasy playtime. With its roomy fit and large front pocket, it’s perfect for storing treasures and keeping tiny hands warm. Made from recycled plastic bottles, the fleece-lined trousers attach to the hooded top, creating a convenient all-in-one outfit. With reflective trims for visibility and quick-access zips for toilet breaks, Kidunk Suits make outdoor play a breeze.

Heart Junior Rainbow Heart, £15

This unique heart-shaped brolly is made out of a lightweight yet robust fibreglass and aluminium construction, offering durability without being too tricky for kids to use. It’s compact, portable and easy for little ones to carry.

Torrent Kids Waterproof Jacket, £24.99

The Torrent Waterproof Jacket is lightweight, durable and protective, making it ideal for all types of environments. Designed in rip-stop fabric with taped seams, a waterproof membrane, mesh lining and adjustable cuffs, this jacket is perfect for children, come rain or shine.

Puddle Kids Printed Waterproof Rain Suit, £12.99

Mountain Warehouse’s rain suit is a practical and smart way to keep your toddler dry and visible in style. With a full diagonal zip and taped seams, it’s fully waterproof, while the breathable fabric will keep little ones cool and comfy during outdoor play. Bright reflective piping ensures visibility in low-light conditions, so you can keep an easy eye on your mini explorer whatever they’re up to.

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