Festival season is in full swing! Its something I did a lot when I was younger and have wanted to take Monkey to a family festival for some time. A couple of weeks ago we were lucky enough to go camping at The Big Family Festival. Working out what to pack and all the camping essentials we needed lead to various lists and frantic ticking off of those lists! But one thing I was sure we needed was a decent pair of wellies and a good waterproof for both of us. I wasn’t wrong either, typical of good old British Summertime meant that we spent a fair amount of the weekend avoiding the rain.

Thankfully we had Monkey’s Festival Bundle from Muddy Puddles with us. This comprises of a Puddle Pac-a-Mac, which is  super waterproof, durable and lightweight. It also packs into its own pocket, with a handy carabiner clip to attach to a bag, belt loop or buggy. Plus a  pair of stylish and durable Puddlestomper wellies.
So how did we get on? Well Monkey got a lot of compliments around his matching jacket and boot combo. The Puddle Pac-a-Mac lived up to its name. Its super light weight which is deal when the weather can not make up its mind. All the seams are tapered and sealed which means it also kept out the wind. I liked the reflective logos on the front and back for extra visibility and they helped when we had the enviable middle of the night trek o the loos. Although our festival wasn’t too muddy its good that it is fully machine washable. Monkey loved the design as it included his favourite colour – blue. Practically the design is good for either boys and girls. I ordered a size 5-6 years, I would say that it is true to size. If anything I was surprised that it dint swamp him as much as I thought it would. Yet it fitted perfectly over his super chunky fleece, I particularly liked the slightly longer back. The Pac-a-Mac is priced at £24 and available in sizes 18-24 months all the way up to 11-12 years. The larger sizes representing better value for money.
The Puddle Pac-a-Mac matches the Puddlestomper Wellies perfectly. Being at a festival he lived in his wellies, he said they were very comfortable. This could be in part because of the soft padded insoles. Although we managed to get away without too much mud, I know other festivals haven’t been so lucky this year. The soles of these boots are cleated to make them as grippy as possible. The reflective strip all down the back also came in really handy. I didn’t realise that is what the grey strip was for until we started to loose the light on the first night. Priced at £20 sizes go from size 6 infants to size 4 – which means I could buy a pair for myself! Next time I need some new wellies I may just do that as they have a yellow boot with navy raindrops which I love in the same range.
Muddy Puddles are running a Wild Child Campaign and asked Monkey to answer the following questions:

1. What is your best thing to do in the rain?

Stay out there in the rain and stand there getting soaked. Playing with tag with Kipper.

2. What is the grossest thing you have seen on out on adventures?

When we went for a walk down the footpath and saw the fox that was dead. But it was so dead only its fur was left. I thought it was a cat at first.

3. What does winter make you think of?

Ice and snow. One day I would like to build a snowman

4. Do you have a hideout? If so where is it – would you tell us?

I do, its under my bed in my den. I hide all my treasure there

5. What is your favourite colour and what does it make you think of in nature?

Blue and it makes me think go ice

6. What makes you feel brave?

When I am in the dark and when I am high as I don’t really like being high

 

Muddy Puddles also sent Kipper a Puddle Pac-an-all-in-one to match. Despite not coming to the festival the weather as it is meant we have had lots of use from it. Benefiting from all the same excellent features as the Puddle Pac-a-mac including the handy carabiner clip once packed back into its own integral bag. Its been extremely useful when out and about. Kipper is large on the body and short in the leg which makes buying a garment such as this a bit of a challenge but this one had plenty of room. Although it was a bit long in the leg because they are elasticated it didn’t cause too much of a problem. As they can be easily tucked into the top of wellies,  but failing that there are adjustable elastic straps which can fit under feet. The Puddle Pac-an-all-in-one is priced at £28 and is available in sizes 0-6 months up to 2-3 years. I can see us getting loads of use out of it.

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53 Comments

  1. Ursula Hunt Reply

    Our best trip out in autumn is to the local woods with the dog and having a kicking leaves contest

  2. Going to the local park to splash about in the puddles or kicking through the autumn leaves.

  3. Tracy Nixon Reply

    Walking through our local woods with our dog and hunting for conkers!

  4. Helen Stratton Reply

    Somewhere you can kick up the dry, crisp leaves in that lovely autumn sunshine.

  5. Margaret gallagher Reply

    Running in the park kicking up leaves candy jumping in puddles

  6. Ruth Harwood Reply

    A wander round grizedale forest to see the changing colours of the leaves!

  7. Carrie-Anne Brown Reply

    Taking the dogs for a long walk and going to the duck pond with my little one

  8. We have a National Trust country park not far from us and it’s a lovely (if windy) walk in the summer and autumn, with the dogs in tow.

  9. jo liddement Reply

    A walk on the beach when all the tourists have gone and i have it all to myself and can enjoy the wonderful Autumn sunrises

  10. We love to go to the local woods with the dogs and kick the leaves.

  11. Laura Walker Reply

    We love an autumn kick in the leaves at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park

  12. ADEINNE TONNER Reply

    Going for walks in the park in the rain with the dogs jumping in the puddles.

  13. MARK HOPKINS Reply

    Going to Crosby Beach to look at Anthony Gormleys ‘Another Place’.

  14. Kim Neville Reply

    Going to our local park and kicking through the fallen leaves and hunting for conkers

  15. Sammie hodges Reply

    Eexploring our local country park with Wellington boots and lots of puddle jumping!

  16. A trip to Wicksteed Park, wearing our wellies and kicking in the fallen leaves!

  17. Jo Carroll Reply

    Has to wading through the piles of fallen leaves with our dog in the local park. x

  18. Katy Malkin Reply

    Our local nature reserve with a fairy trail walk, natural wooden park and sandpit

  19. Hayley Colburn Reply

    our favourite is visiting the local fireworks display/bonfire

  20. ellie spider Reply

    we love visiting st fagans folk museum – the grounds are fantastic and they have lots of different events on

  21. Sian Buckingham Reply

    We love going to the woods to walk through all the leaves!

  22. Pauline black Reply

    Walking in the woods collecting pine cones to make Christmas decorations!

  23. Hayley Todd Reply

    We love going to the Apple Festival at our local National Trust property, it’s a fabulous day out.

  24. Adrian Bold Reply

    We love hiking / walking in the Lake District and seeing nature as it changes season.

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