Our Top 5 Children's Walking Accessories
Here's our selection of the Top 5 Children's Walking Accessories at the moment.
As kids get older, it seems to be increasingly difficult to get them out to go walking, and while we've got some hints and tips here, frankly any one of these Top 5s here could help to swing the balance in your favour! Combining one of these and perhaps getting them involved in choosing a new jacket from our list here could be a good way to bribe... sorry... persuade your young ones to come outside...
As we get to see new kit, we'll be updating this page, so keep popping back to stay up-to-date with our selection.
Sometimes it's not the most expensive or alaborate accessories that really appeal to kids... sometimes it's just having something Mum or Dad has - and that's the beauty about this walking pole from Freedom Trail - one of Go Outdoors' exclusive brands. Full extended it's 135cm long and weights 209 grams, so it's perfect for kids and just looks and feels the real deal. There isn't any spring action on the tip - but for this price, who cares? This pole could well be the difference between getting your kids out for a good walk or them moaning and wanting to stay indoors.
And for under £4, surely that's well worth it.
£3.99 - Buy Now
It's what we'd call a hat rather than a cap - but let's not fussy too much, as Swedish company ISBJÖRN have made a made a great hat here. Lightweight and very soft, it's knitted from a blend of half acrylic and half wool - which means it is very warm when it is cold outside.
Inside, the hat is lined up to half way up with a soft micro fleece, which provides extra warmth around the forehead and ears, whilst leaving the top half of the hat around the hair not to get sweaty. It comes in four different colour schemes - which should appeal to everyone - and us parents will be happy that it is easily washable too!
£25 - Buy Now
Regatta Kids Arlie II Reflective Waterproof Gloves
"It's too cold to go out walking Mum." Oh really? Then these trendy gloves from Regatta will be just the trick.
Available in two colours and three different sizes, they provide excellent protection from the rain, snow and biting winds. They are made from tough-wearing HYDRAFORT fabric lightly wadded with warming Thermo-Guard insulation and lined with soft scrim fabric - so hands will be toasty. They've also got super grippy palms and elastic at the wrist to keep the warmth locked in.
Was £25 now £9.95 - Buy Now
Hi Gear Pixi LED Mini Head Torch
Unless you only go out in the summer, there's often times when the light levels drop a little bit... perhaps on the early morning dog walk or in the last ½ hour of a day walk... so a great way to get the kids to do that little bit extra is giving them their very own head torch.
Something like a Petzi torch would be too expensive to entrust to your kids - so this head torch from Hi Gear is stunning. Available at Go Outdoors stores across the country and for only two of your earth pounds, this fits the bill perfectly.
It's quite bright, using 3 LEB bulbs - but not too bright it will blind you everytime your kids look up to talk to you - and there's something about a head torch which is a bit more special than a normal torch. And batteries are included too.
£2.00 - Buy Now
LittleLife The Gruffalo Toddler Backpack with Rein
If you've got kids of a young age, then the timeless tail of The Gruffalo could well be enoough to get them willingly out of the house and exploring. Your little one can be the mouse, with The Gruffalo scaring everyone else away behind... with you keeping a close watch thanks to the attached reins...
£18 - Buy Now