Dressing Your Kids Right For A Family Hike

“May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.” – Edward Abbey

Surrounded by natural beauty and fresh air, there’s often nothing better than escaping to the countryside for a good old hike. Exploring the great outdoors and undertaking adventurous walks is something the whole family can enjoy together. Not to mention it’s a great way for the kids to burn off some steam! Today we’ve teamed up with Cotswold Outdoor to share with you some of our favourite picks on how to dress your kids fashionably and comfortably for an active day out. 

Boy Hiking Wear Essentials

Boys Picks: Jack Wolfskin Kids Soft-shell Jacket, Jack Wolfskin Fleece, Jack Wolfskin Winter Rascal Pants, Kids Camping T-Shirt, Barts Hat, North Face Chilkats Boots

Our top picks for boys are cool and stylish as well as practical and comfortable. The Stormwalk Softshell Jacket is perfect for hiking being wind-resistant and water-repellent. There are reflectors on the sleeves and the back so they can be seen better and sooner when its dark. Another essential for any hike is some decent footwear. The North Face Boy’s Chilkat Lace Boots are high cut to provide an extensive buffer against the elements. These versatile picks are also handy for day to day use, we love the cute camping top and bobble beanie.  

Kids Hiking Essentials GirlsGirls Picks: Jack Wolfskin Girls Iowa Jacket, North face Glacier Hoodie, Jack Wolfskin Kids Explorer Winter Pants, At Home Outdoors T-Shirt, Barts Beanie Hat, North Face Girls McMurdo Boot

Comfortable and bold, our picks for girls will hopefully appeal to adventurers of all ages. Even better, the Iowa jacket (in beetroot and brown colour options) is fully adaptable and is just as wearable in town as it is outdoors. It has the added benefit of being waterproof and also comes with a stylish detachable faux fur trim so you can remove it easily depending on the weather. Additionally for extra warmth, a North Face fleece is a guaranteed favourite amongst kids and adults alike and can be worn all year round making it a great investment piece.

P.S Check out Rough Guides Top Ten Best Ever British Hikes