Peppa would definitely approve. Puddle jumping is making a splash this February with the London Wetland Centre’s Puddle Jumping Championships (February 16 to February 24).
Little ones can enjoy obstacle courses and a host of muddy activities. While London Bridge’s Unicorn Theatre is rejoicing in the joy of puddles with ‘It’s Hot, It’s Not’ performance and on-stage dance party (for five-year-olds and under, until March 10). So why not bring some sunshine to even the wettest weekend with some of our favourite rainy day style essentials. Muddy Puddles is one of our favourite children’s outdoor clothing brands – it’s absolutely brilliant for warmth and quality – and later this month it is launching a new lightweight waterproof collection featuring fab all-in-one splashsuits with prints inspired by children’s author Shirley Hughes. (All-in-one splashsuit, £28.95, Muddy Puddles)
You can’t put a foot wrong with Hunter’s ultimate puddle-proof boots. We love these cool metallic styles, as well as the graphic Mary Poppins, Returns limited-edition boots. (£55, Hunter, www.hunterboots.com)
There is something about a rainbow bright umbrella that children cannot resist. Get them toddling out in the rain with Jojo Maman Bebe’s magical colour-changing brollies. (£12, Jojo Maman Bebe, jojomamanbebe.co.uk)
It’s raining, it’s pouring but their style isn’t boring – Petit Bateau’s beautiful rain cape in an array of colours and prints, is a wet weather essential. (£49, Petit Bateau www.petit-bateau.co.uk)
Chuckles the clown fish, Inky the octopus and Ribbit the frog – your muddy monsters will keep everything dry and safe in Trunki’s super-cute PaddlePak’s. They’re great for swimming things later in the summer too. (£12.99 Trunki, www.trunki.co.uk)