5 Must-Haves for a Kid-Friendly Bonfire Night
Posted on November 02 2021
Halloween has been and gone, which means that Guy Fawkes Day is fast approaching; it's been a while since our last 'proper' Bonfire Night (we're talking the full 'watching fireworks in a muddy field' experience!) thanks to the events of the past year and a half, and some of us parents will have babies and toddlers who have never been to a firework event. We thought we'd put together a quick checklist of our favourite cold weather must-haves to keep your little ones cosy, dry and safe on what will probably be a very wet and cold night!
1. A WARM WATERPROOF COAT OR ALL-IN-ONE
A must-have for autumn/winter in general, we love a good warm coat! For boys you can't go wrong with a Frugi coat - the Explorer Waterproof Coats have been our bestsellers this season and they're perfect for keeping kids cosy and dry during all their adventures. For an extra snuggly option we have gorgeous Mayoral puffer coats, with detachable hoods, and for baby boy you could opt for a padded jacket from Emile et Rose.
Our super warm Frugi Explorer All-In-Ones are perfect for boys and girls, and offer full body protection from the elements. Whether it's windy, raining or snowing, they've got you covered!
Girls will love our Billieblush coats, with several sparkly options to keep little ones snug. For the smallest girls we have gorgeous padded coats from Emile et Rose, featuring detachable hoods and mittens for extra warmth.
2. WELLIES OR WATERPROOF BOOTS
Most firework displays are watched from a big open outdoor space, and as we're in the UK that space is usually very muddy! A good solid pair of wellies or boots are invaluable considering the weather in this country; our bestselling Grass & Air wellies are super popular with both boys and girls, as they change colour when they get wet!
If you wanted a cosier option for winter our Ricosta Basti waterproof boots are lined with lambswool, and are a fab unisex option. For boys we also have a waterproof hiking-style boot from Geox which is one of our most robust pairs of shoes! For girls, this lambswool-lined waterproof option from Ricosta is a fab choice for autumn, winter and beyond. You can shop our full range of boots here - the vast majority of them are waterproof and most have a warm lining in too for those extra chilly days.
3. COSY WINTER ACCESSORIES
The finishing touch to any cold weather outfit - all the cosy accessories! Our matching Sophie Allport hats, snoods and mittens come in three gorgeous designs for boys and girls. They contain wool and have a fleece lining so are super snuggly. As well as these, we have some lovely Satila and Emile et Rose hats for babies and young children to keep the chill out. Billieblush hats and snoods are the perfect option for older girls!
4. A PAIR OF THICK SOCKS
Who doesn't love a good pair of socks? Our go-to brand is Frugi, with their super thick grippy socks and packs of three ankle socks. Ideal for when you're standing around in the cold and need a bit of extra warmth for little feet!
5. A SNUGGLY JUMPER
Finally a decent thick jumper is always a good choice when you know you'll be outside for a long period of time - layers are key! We love these Rainbow Stripe jumpers from Frugi for a gorgeous unisex option. Billieblush have some beautiful cosy outfits this season for girls, and Mayoral have some lovely snuggly options for boys and girls.
We hope you all have the best Bonfire Night with your little ones - stay warm and safe, and have an amazing night whatever it is you're doing!