Best kids’ wellies for boys, girls and toddlers

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It may feel like summer has flashed past, but winter is coming and for us Brits, one thing is for sure, miserable grey and wet days are imminent.

Don't let the rain dampen your little one's spirits - you can keep the fun going even in a downpour with the correct footwear.

Wellies are a staple in all British wardrobes, but especially for kids. These shoes will ensure they can play, run, climb and jump around in puddles, while their toes remain toasty, warm and most importantly, dry. Crafted from rubber, these waterproof boots has them covered so they can roam carefree.

No matter your wet weather adventuring, there's a style to suit all tastes, without compromising function. You can get hold of fun, playful patterns and eye-poppingly bright colourways that will look so adorable on their tiny feet but still are packed with handy puddle-busting design features.

They tend to be fitted with chunky gripped soles and often with toggle fastenings to keep the cold splashes out and create a more customised fit. There are also designs complete with cosy fleece linings or with a more breathable cotton depending on your needs as well as innovative additions like reflective detailing for greater visibility. Look out for sturdy and durable constructions that stand the test of time and can be passed down to their younger siblings.

Let the adventures begin!

Original Kids First Classic Wellington Boots

Hunter wellies are the wet weather essential for your little ones. The fully waterproof boots are offered in a unisex, minimalistic design and in a range of colours, from red and yellow, to green and pink. The boots feature a flatter sole so that they are easy to stomp around in as well as a soft cotton lining for comfort. They are composed of vulcanised rubber with a matte finish and are available in kids size 4 to adult size 1.

£35 | Hunter

John Lewis & Partners Children's Striped Wellington Boots

For a set of wellies sure to withstand the famous British winter, this classic option from John Lewis has got your little ones covered. The boots have a timeless striped design in a versatile, unisex navy stripe with a subtle pop of colour in the form of an orange strip at the back. They are crafted from natural rubber and PVC and have a suitably chunky sole with a good amount of grip.

£12 | John Lewis

Ladybug Handle Wellies

How cute will your little one look in this playful number? Available as a red ladybird, green frog, navy rainbow or pink unicorn, these ware boots your kids will be excited to put on. For all your outdoor adventures, they are kitted out with handles for ease in taking on and off and a cosy fleece lining to keep their toes cosy and warm.

From £15 | Next

Crocs Kids’ Handle It Rain Boot

Crocs may just be one of the most divisive shoes in history but the brand’s collection of wellies have much greater universal appeal. They come in a range of bold hues - from green and yellow to fuchsia pink -, have the brand’s signature ultra-comfy cushioning and feature handles to prevent the dreaded struggle when it comes to taking them off.

£19.99 | Crocs

Frugi Yellow Nessie Print Wellington Boots

Don’t let the rain get in the way of their fun with these wet weather-ready boots from Frugi. They are crafted from a natural rubber and fitted with a soft cotton lining to elevate the comfort levels.

From £24 | Frugi

Mudbuster Red Slip-on Waterproof Wellies

It doesn’t get much more classic than this set of wellies from Mudbuster. Giving us all nostalgia to our own childhood, these timeless options will be sure to stand the test of time. You can get a truly customised fit for your children that will support their feet as they develop, while keeping them dry during a downpour.

£28.99 | Start Rite

Puddlestomper Wellies in Blue Wave

Summer may be over but that shouldn’t interfere with their playing. Keep their puddle splashing feet dry with these protective wellies that are crafted from durable and quality rubber so they can be passed down to each member of the family. They also have soft cushioned soles and reflective detailing for additional visibility.

£24.50 | Muddy Puddles

Glitter Wellies

Adorned with a glittery design, these shoes will brighten even the most miserable of winter days. They are available in a rainbow hue or this rose gold pinky iteration. These are boots your little ones will be sure to go crazy for.

From £8 | Next

Duck Children's Wellies

These adorable wellies will bring a touch of sun to any rainy day with its bright yellow duck design. Both practical and comfortable, they are soft and supple with an anti-sweat lining. The 100 per cent rubber boots feature a lightweight, gently ridge sole for grip and are available in children’s size 3 to 11.

£19 | JoJo Maman Bébé

Character Infants Wellies

Allowing your child to channel their inner superhero, these wellies are embellished with the colour scheme and detailing of their favourite character. With a range of different characters on offer including Spiderman, Avengers, Batman, Minions and Elsa, the boots are also have a soft textile lining and pull loops for easy on/off fit. They are available in children size 5 to adult size 2.

£12 | Sports Direct

Children’s Petite Vierzon Jersey Lined Boot

The brand’s iconic boot has been redesigned for little feet. Composed of natural rubber, the flexible and supple boot promise all-day comfort. They even feature a stylish and durable tartan patterned jersey lining. They are available in children’s size 7 to adult size 3.

£75 | Le Chameau

Verdict

For a strong and durable pair of wellies that will able to keep up with your children, the Hunter Classic Wellington Boots make an ideal pair. Available in a range of shades, they will make a fun and playful addition to your little one's winter wardrobe.

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