Get ahead of the forecast with our pick of the best kids’ wellies to shop now.
From splish-splashing in puddles to stomping on piles of crunchy leaves, a trip to the park can feel like a real adventure. And lucky for you, we’ve got the perfect footwear to keep your little one’s feet warm and dry. Not only are the best kids’ wellies waterproof, protective, and a doddle to slip on and off, they make a fun alternative to trainers and boots too.
Whether you’re looking for a shorter pair for everyday wear, or a calf-covering style to keep their trousers mud-free, we’ve got you, and your mini explorer, covered. There are even pairs with handles to make them easier for little hands to carry and take on and off too – genius.
Best kids wellies 2022 to shop now:
Essentials for jumping in muddy puddles and going on mini, messy adventures:
1. Yellow Duck Wellies
How adorable are these duck wellies? If only they did them in grown-up sizes too. Made from natural rubber, they’re flexible enough for little, active feet to move and grow healthily.
2. Roll Up Flexible Printed Wellies
Practicality is key, and we love that these soft, flexible wellington’s can be easily folded down when they’re not being worn. For full peace of mind with your purchase, they’re covered by Joules’ 1 year guarantee too.
3. Children’s Camouflage Wellington Boots
Practical for rainy days and made from PVC-free, natural rubber, these functional, yet fun wellies feature a chunky, gripped sole that’s ideal for splashing around in muddy puddles. Meanwhile the wipe-clean, camo-printed design keeps little ones looking cool in the wet weather and the textile lining improves breathability.
4. Printed wellingtons
Calling all Disney fans! These printed wellingtons, available in a range of favourite characters, come with a loop at the back to make them easy to get on and off. Fabric linings and insoles keep active, little feet fresh while chunky soles provide good grip in slippery wet weather.
5. Kids’ Handle It Rain Boot
Crocs aren’t just for summer you know! Incredibly light and fully waterproof, they feature oversized handles to make them easy to put on and take off. Personalise with letters or cartoon character badges from just £3.99.
6. Cirrus Children’s Chelsea Wellington Boot
For a classic, timeless pair of kids wellies, look to Totes. The brand’s unique Everywear™ technology means they’re beautifully lightweight, incredibly durable, permanently cushiony and seriously comfortable. Available in long or short lengths and an array of different colours, you’re bound to find one to suit all the little ones in the family. These cropped, sunshine-yellow beauties are our top pick for brightening dreary, rainy days.
7. Short Rain Boot
Great for tots that find longer wellies restrictive, this shorter style made from 100% BPA-free rubber can be worn in all weathers – from sunshine through to showers. Handy tabs at the back make them easy to pull on and off without touching the grippy, textured sole.
8. Navy Tractor Wellies
For little ones that can’t get enough of tractors and all things outdoors, say hello to these must-have Wellington boots. The grippy sole will help avoid any slips or tumbles, while the anti-sweat lining keeps little feet cool and comfortable on the go.
9. Original Little Kids Wellington Boots
A mini-me version of Hunter’s most iconic wellington style, it’s never been easier to let your tot match with mum or dad. Just like the original, they’re really hard wearing, helping to justify the higher price tag.
10. Kids’ Disney Frozen™ Wellies
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 cleated sole for extra grip on slippery surfaces.
11. Kids Colour-Revealing Wellies
What’s going to brighten up dull days? A pair of wellies that change colour when they get rained on! Made with technology that makes the 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 them off!
12. Pink Glitter Light Up Wellies
The pink, all-over glitter and light-up feature in the sole make these slip-on wellies the perfect antidote to rainy days.
13. Liewood Jesse Thermo Rain Boots
The super-soft polyester teddy lining keeps little toes comfy and warm, while a non-slip, yet flexible grip sole has been tested out on both wet and dry surfaces to ensure good grip and healthy foot movement. These subtly, fox-inspired boots are available in two sweet but stylish shades: Tuscan rose or Hunter green,
14. FIX Rubber boots
Cats might not like water but these comfy, fleece-lined rain boots were made for splashing in puddles! Comes with an all-over lynx-cat print in green or pink with a track sole to prevent slips.
15. Rain Boot
With a cute face print or in five sweet shades, 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.
16. Peppa Pig Puddle Wellies Dino Green
Waterproof, protective and fun – these Peppa wellies are the ultimate triple threat for keeping little feet happy in the muddy outdoors. The inner contains a comfortable, shock-absorbing EVA footbed. The outer is made from vulcanised natural rubber. The Wellingtons provide complete weather protection, with the handy gaiter stopping rain and puddle splashes getting through. The multi-directional cleated sole also provides reliable underfoot stability in slippery rainy conditions.
17. Puddleflex Fleece Lined Wellies
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.
18. Tall Printed Wellies
Crafted from sturdy, natural rubber, with a water-dispersing sole, these unicorn-inspired wellies are perfect for stomping through puddles, mud and snow. They are also covered by Joules’ one-year welly guarantee for added reassurance.
19. Kids’ Harry Potter™ Wellies
With a pull-on design, grooved soles for sturdy grip underfoot and made from vegan materials, these wellies are the magic touch you need for splashing in puddles Featuring the Hogwarts crest with the four houses on the leg, it’s the perfect gift for any all-weather Potterhead.
20. Green dinosaur wellies
One of the children’s brands most popular products, this fun and adorable style is made from natural, vegan rubber. It’s soft, supple, flexible and comfier for little feet than plastic wellingtons. The gently ridged and grippy sole is lightweight to make the wellies easier to handle for little legs plus the anti-sweat lining means they’re comfortable enough for all-day wear.
We know that clothes and shoes can pile up, so it could also be a good time to organise your kids’ wardrobe.
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. Hunter Original Tall Sock Boots, priced: £15 are great – but you can also just add any thick socks or double up on normal pairs.