Best kids' wellies 2024: 12 perfect pairs for splashing in muddy puddles

Let them stomp and splash in puddles whatever the weather with the best kids' wellies for 2024

A collage of three pairs of kids' wellies featured in this shopping guide
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Shopping for the best kids's wellies on the offchance the half-term is a washout? Excellent plan - beat the downpour with our guide to the best kids' wellies to shop right now.

Nnothing beats getting into the great outdoors and stomping on a pile of crunchy leaves, splish-splashing in a puddle, or stepping on a fresh blanket of snow - especially when you're a kid. With the right pair of welly boots, something as simple as a walk to the shop or a quick trip to the park can feel like a real-life adventure. 

So if you're looking for a must-have essential for jumping in muddy puddles and going on mini, messy adventures, look no further than the best kids' wellies - we''ve picked our favourites so your little explorer can stay dry outside in all weathers.

 Just like the best kids' puddle suits, the best kids' wellies are waterproof, protective, and a doddle to slip on and off. They make for a fun alternative to trainers and boots too.

So, whether you’re looking to add a shorter pair to their wardrobe for everyday wear or a calf-covering style to keep their legs mud-free, we’ve got you (and your mini explorer) covered. In our guide, there's something for every style and prices range from £10 to £50. We've even included pairs with handles to make them easier for little hands to carry and take on and off by themselves, too!

Best kids wellies 2024 to shop now

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1. Bluey Rubber Wellies 

A pair of Bluey rubber kids' wellies from Sainsburys

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These blue wellies are sure to be a huge hit with fans of Bluey - of all ages! They feature a cute character print and grippy soles which make them ideal for days when puddles are good for the soul. 

Priced just over a tenner, this is Bluey magic at its finest! 


2. Crocs Kids' Handle It Rain Boot 

Green Crocs wellies

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It turns out that Crocs aren't just for summer. Incredibly light and fully waterproof, these bright and beautiful wellies feature oversized handles to make them easy for little ones to put them on and take them off.

Super light and available in four bold colour choices — ranging from green and navy to pink and yellow — they also have reflective heel logos to keep your little one safe on darker days.


3. Igor Toddler Boots

Petrol blue wellies with drawstring

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Great for tots that find longer wellies restrictive, this shorter style has a toggle drawstring cuff at the top to keep the rain out. 

This handy design feature also makes them easy to pull on and off without touching the grippy, textured sole. Available in three different colours, including yellow and pink, although this gorgeous Petrol Blue is a standout choice, as far as we're concerned.


4. Peppa Pig Puddle Wellies

Peppa Pig Puddle Wellies from Regatta

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For little ones who can’t get enough of Peppa Pig, say hello to thesemust-have Wellington boots. As well as an image of the all-important Peppa, they feature a warm cosy lining and an adjustable toggle fastening cuff which helps to provide complete weather protection. 

Made from natural rubber and a comfortable EVA footbed, there's lots to love about these reliable wellies. 


5. Kids' Disney Frozen™ Wellies 

aqua blue Frozen wellies

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RRP: £17 | Sizes: 4 Infant - 12

Frozen™ fans will love splashing around in these Elsa-themed wellies. 

A vegan, pull-on style, with a handy tab at the back for easy on and off, they're fully waterproof and feature a cloud-printed sole for extra grip on slippery surfaces. But these wellies won't only keep little feet dry, thanks to Marks & Spencer's Freshfeet™ technology, they also come with an antibacterial finish that helps combat odours. Phew!


6. Grass & Air Rose Colour-Changing Kids Wellies

Pink wellies with clouds on them

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What's going to brighten up dull days? A pair of wellies that change colour when they get rained on of course. 

Made with technology that makes the raindrop pattern change from white to multicoloured when it gets wet, and featuring a fleece lining to keep toes toasty - little ones won't want to take these 100% rubber and 100% waterproof wellies off. 


7. Kidly Rain Boot

The Rain Boot from Kidly

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With a cute buckle and all-over colour, little ones can get out there and stay dry and comfortable in these natural rubber wellies finished with a moisture-wicking cotton lining. 

With an easy-to-grab riveted tab, they’re simple to pull-on and the sturdy textured sole stands up to any adventure.


8. Puddleflex Fleece Lined Wellies Navy

Puddleflex Fleece Lined Wellies Navy

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These toasty, fleece-lined and faux-fur trim wellies are perfect for the rainiest and coldest of days. The quilted upper and lace tie around the top ensure secure fastening and stop water and cold wind sneaking in. 

The soft insoles and gripped soles help make walks feel more comfortable and less slippery plus the reflective strip at the back ensures extra visibility on darker days.


9. Squelch Minis Package

An image of the Squelch Wellies with Rainbow Striped Welly Socks

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Squelch wellies are boots with a clear difference. The boots themselves are transparent and don't have a lining- which means they dry in seconds after any overzealous puddle jumping. The package consists of the boots themselves, and 3 pairs of thick, cotton rich welly socks, which stretch with growing feet, and are available in a multitude of different colours and patterns, making the boots continually customisable. A supremely practical - you can even see when feet are getting too big for their boots - and fun choice.  


10. Kids' Fairweather Shine Brite Light Wellies 

An image of the Kids' Fairweather Shine Brite Light Wellies from Regatta

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These are wellies ready for any adventure and feature a torchlight embedded in each boot- which we think is pretty epic. 

As well as being fully waterproof, these practical boots will keep your little one safe as they adventure in the dark, or at least stop them from walking in something unmentionable! Also available in dark pimento peony pink, if navy isn't their favourite colour.


11. Kids Green Dinosaur Wellies 

green dinosaur wellies

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For those who prefer their wellies with a side of roarsome, look no further than these dino-printed gems from Matalan. Made from rubber, with a cleated sole they are smart, practical and comfortable for little, and slightly bigger, feet. 

The elasticated gusset and handy loops at the back make these wellies easy to slip on and off, so they're perfect for active days out.


12. Kids' Freshfeet™ Unicorn Wellies 

purple rainbow wellies

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If colour and unicorns are what's required to get your little one outside in the rain, these rubber wellies bring the sparkle. With pull-on handles and a cotton lining, they are as practical as they are fun.

As is the case with most of Marks & Spencer's show offerings, these magical creations are made with antibacterial Freshfeet™ technology and come with a tab at the back so little fit can easily slip these on and off. 


Are wellies bad for toddlers' feet?

Wellington boots may not be the most supportive shoe choice for toddlers who are still getting to grips with walking, but it’s all about moderation. For balance, make sure your child doesn't wear wellies every time they go outside so they know how to walk properly in everyday shoes or boots. Putting in a boot insole with a shock absorber will also help to make typically wide-fitting wellies more comfortable.

Should kids go up a size in wellies?

Sizing can vary from brand to brand, so it's always best to try footwear on first, as inappropriate shoes can harm children's feet. That being said, wellies do tend to be true to size and should be the same size as shoes. Of course, little ones quickly grow out of everything so if you want to make them last longer, grab them in a size up. Another reason to go a size bigger is to add welly socks to keep their tootsies extra snug. 

Heidi Scrimgeour
Deputy Editor

As a parenting specialist for more than 15 years, Heidi has written for most national newspapers and for a wide range of consumer magazines, including Mother & Baby where she was the Shopping Editor for six years, looking after regular consumer features including buying guides and gift roundups.

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