Kids' rain gear that's so good, you almost want the weather to be lousy
Rain, rain go away... well, after we let the kids splash around for a bit in this fab wet-weather gear.
Not only are brands upycling waste materials like plastic to create waterproof kids' gear, you'll also find some striking silhouettes and gorgeous patterns in kids' rainwear - clothes so stylish they'll want to wear them even when there's not a cloud in the sky.
For kids who don't love to be out in the rain, colour-change raincoats and wellies add an element of excitement to a drab day: get wet, watch the print on your clothes turn colourful. Pure magic.
In the immortal words of toddler icon, Peppa Pig: "If you are jumping up and down in muddy puddles, you must wear your boots." Happy splashing around.
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Molo Pink Hibiscus Rainbow Waits bottom, £35 at Alex & Alexa
Danish brand Molo is all about bringing "colour and charm" to childrenswear with their trademark digi-prints.
These water-repellent polyester rain trousers are perfect for throwing on over school uniform or at the weekend - just keep them in your bag or buggy (sizes range from 1-12).
They have an elastic waistband, removable stirrups and the ability to turn rainy days into your child's favourite time to get dressed. Unfortunately, we don't think they come in adult sizes.
EcoSplash fleece lined all-in-one, was £50, now £37.50 at Muddy Puddles
Made from recycled fabrics using plastic bottle waste, this all-in-one from Muddy Puddles is waterproof to 5000mm, breathable and fleece-lined for colder days.
Taped seams add extra waterproofing, and the all-in-ones for babies under a year include hand warmers and removable feet.
This standout print is inspired by British fossil hunter, Mary Anning.
Bonton rain cape khaki, £49 at Smallable
For anyone worried kids' wet weather essentials need to sacrifice style and silhouette, check out this star print rain poncho from Bonton.
With a hood, popper fastenings and a water-repellent polyester fabric, it's the perfect finishing touch to their wet-weather uniform.
Original Kids First Sea Monster Character Wellington Boots: Cuttle Blue, £50 at Hunter
Wellies are arguably the most important piece of rain kit for kids - wet, cold feet can equate to a seriously miserable toddler (not that wearing inappropriate shoes will have stopped him from launching himself into puddles).
Hunter's adorable sea monster design ticks every box: made from waterproof rubber with a soft cotton lining and tread-resistant sole, this charming design will have them begging to wear these daily, rain or shine.
Sunnykids Children's Butterfly Umbrella Pink, £17 at Smallable
A charming umbrella is another favourite with kids: TV characters and cute animals tend to be the most popular for the under-5s.
This adorable butterfly-bedecked design gives kids a fun tactile experience, too.
Petit Bateau black raincoat, was £84, now £50.40 at Alex & Alexa
Petit Bateau raincoats offer timeless, classic styles and brilliant quality. What's not to love?
This cotton-lined, hooded version works beautifully over school uniforms and has a high-shine PU finish.
Waterproof Kids rain hat, £6, and mittens, £6, Polarn O. Pyret
If you're only shopping from brands with a sustainable bent, Polarn O. Pyret's rain hat and mittens are made from recycled fabrics (plus, the retailer offers free outerwear repairs as part of its sustainability programme).
The hat has fleece at the ears and nape of the neck, is windproof and waterproof, and there's a drawstring to help it stay in place.
The mittens have welded seams and elasticated cuffs.
Bonus: they're both wipe clean.
Woodland Pack-Away Waterproof All-In-One, £35 at JoJo Maman Bébé
JoJo's bestselling design should be a mainstay in your child's wet-weather wardrobe.
Made from recycled materials, it packs away into a zip pocket so can be carried anywhere and everywhere, plus it's just perfect for Forest School/Mud Club sessions.
Little Kids Green Colour-Revealing Wellies, £20 at Grass & Air
Magical wellies that change colour in the rain? Yes, please.
The raindrops on these wellies go from white to multicoloured when wet.
T-Rex Silhouettes Colour Changing Raincoat, £36 at Hatley
This magical mac from Hatley comes in a range of prints with colour-changing effects when wet - definitely one way to entice them to wear their rain gear!