Autumn is here and winter is coming, which means that it is time for the welly boot season to begin. Of course, with the changing seasons there comes an increase in the rain and cold weather, something that your wellies will help you to prepare for – especially when it comes to gardening in the damp weather. While splashing in muddy puddles is often a child’s activity, the avid gardener is sure to do the same (even if it’s ‘accidental’). Here are five of the best welly boots for splashing in muddy puddles – for children and adults.
A brand known for their superb equestrian line, they are also highly regarded for their high quality wellies at a reasonable price. The Joules Junior collection is no different and offers the same level of quality you would find in the adult boots. They come in a whole range of printed designs – form unicorns to dinosaurs – that your children are sure to absolutely adore. With a 2-year guarantee and a comfortable fit, gardening and puddle splashing has never been so clean and dry.
One of the most popular and trusted brands of Wellington boot in the United Kingdom, Hunter deliver a fitted booth with a comfortable feel. Perfect for a range of activities from dog walking to gardening, these wellies will serve you well through it all. With a warm lining for cold days and made from waterproof rubber, they will keep your feet warm and dry during the cooler autumn days and early evenings.
Muck Boot Scrub
A welly that has always been popular among members of the farming community, but it has reached beyond and to the normal folk. A comfortable ankle welly, this neoprene gardening boot is perfect for cold days outside tending to the garden. They are sure to keep your feet toasty thanks to the thermal lining, and they are also waterproof for protection on rainy days.
Briers Gruffalo Boots
Briers are known for their funky boots that often incorporate art from popular children’s books. The Gruffalo collection feature a range of kid’s wellies with sweet designs. They have a comfortable fit and are easy for children to slip on and off. Plus, they have room for a pair of thick socks and trousers to be tucked in with the feet. Waterproof and made for puddle splashing, they will last through every winter adventure.
Bogs are a popular brand among children. Not only do they for comfortably, but they are warm and waterproof – perfect for wet garden adventures. The great thing about Bogs is the simplicity of taking them off and putting them on. The handles on the sides help the children to get them on themselves, boosting their confidence and letting them show off to you. They come in a range of fun designs and are sure to keep little feet warm while out in the garden.
There are some great gardening wellies to choose from this autumn, and there are sure to be a pair for you on this list. Let us know what you think of the selection for kids and adults in the comments below.
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