5 Back To School Essentials For Children

Although the weather is glorious, we know that back to school craziness is looming!

Preparation is key when it comes to taking the stress out of getting your children ready for the new school term. Read on for our list of outerwear essentials for the autumn.

We’re here to help get you get classroom ready! Take a look at our best picks for the new term and browse our range of back to school jackets, trousers, wellies and much more.’

1) Brilliant waterproof jackets

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A good quality waterproof jacket is always on top of our list. It’s perfect for keeping the children warm and dry whatever the weather on school trips, at the playground or at the Forest School. It will also stop them from getting wet when on their way to school (we always say that dry explorers are happy explorers). A good back to school jacket is 100% waterproof, lightweight and breathable, but also easy to pack away and put on.

We have lots of options for your gang. Our colourful Puddlepac jackets (in navy, red and inspired by the illustrations of Quentin Blake) pack into their own pocket and can be then handily popped into the school bag and taken out when needed. It’s perfect for warmer days and your bold adventurers will stay dry and warm come rain or shine. Looking for more? Discover our super durable, 100% waterproof and breathable Classic PU jacket. To keep the little ones even cosier, we have our new AW18 EcoSplash fleece lined jackets with a cosy Sherpa-lined hood. Fully waterproof and available in two fun colourways, they are also good for the planet as they’re made from recycled plastic bottles (fun fact: one jacket is made from 80 recycled plastic bottles!) Need something else for your outdoorsy gang? Have a look at our durable Originals jackets, perfect for the Forest School. They will keep your pups happy and dry as they roam outside come rain or shine and super easy to wash.

2) Handy All-in-Ones

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Perfect for the younger adventurers, our waterproof All-in-Ones will keep the little learners dry and comfy as they discover the world. Take a look at our lightweight Puddlepac suits which pack into their own pocket that you can handily attach to a bag or buggy. They’re designed to protect your little pups from rain and wind with their secure hood and adjustable ankle straps. Need something for colder days? Discover our new EcoSplash splashsuits with cosy fleece lining. For all the young Forest School goers, we recommend our Originals All-in-Ones, perfect for keeping the rain and wind out as they bravely explore the world outdoors or play in mud. They have lots of space underneath for additional layers, handy for when the chilly weather calls for an additional jumper or base layers.

3) Super waterproof trousers

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Nobody likes wet and cold bottoms and legs – especially not when exploring the world is a top priority! Our waterproof trousers are designed for even the messiest outdoor play, super reliable and splash-proof. We cannot imagine a rainy day without them! They’re also irreplaceable at the Forest School where lots of outdoors adventuring is a day-to-day thing.


4) Fun wellies

Who doesn’t love jumping and splashing in muddy puddles? Discover our reliable and comfy wellies, perfect for days out with school or family outdoor adventures. Have a look at our brand new Puddlestompers in bold and fun prints, designed to keep those little feet happy and dry without interrupting the fun!

5) Backpacks

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Get your children ready for school with our lovely and practical backpacks. They’re lightweight, tailored to young backs and available in bright and unisex prints so look no further! We’ve added a handy water bottle carrier on either side and a reflective logo, straps and zip pulls for extra safety. There’s also a handy pocket inside for all the little treasures and papers. Perfect for school or weekend adventures, these comfy backpacks are our back to school essential and we’re sure your young learners will love them!

If you have anything to add to our list of back to school essentials, leave us a comment below <3