Festival Ready with Muddy Puddles

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.

Muddy Puddles have very kindly given one of my readers the chance to win their own Puddle Pac-an-all-in-one in their choice of pattern and size – subject to availability. To enter please note the T&Cs and use the gleam application below.

 

Muddy Puddles Puddle Pac-an-all-in-one RRP £28

  • Competition is open to residents of UK aged 18 or over
  • There is no cash alternative offered
  • The winner will be drawn at random and will receive a Puddle Pac-an-all-in-one in their choice of pattern and size – subject to availability
  • The competition will close on 7th of September at 11.59pm, the winner will be notified through Twitter
  • The Winner will be asked to provide an email address and full postal address

I have some other giveaways running at the moment so please check them out in the Blog Giveaways Page above. Good Luck

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53 Comments

  1. Ursula Hunt
    August 7, 2017 / 8:21 am

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

  2. Solange
    August 7, 2017 / 8:06 pm

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

  3. iain maciver
    August 7, 2017 / 8:55 pm

    head out to the park

  4. Tracy Nixon
    August 8, 2017 / 3:58 am

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

  5. Sue McCarthy
    August 8, 2017 / 12:32 pm

    Out bird watching

  6. laura stewart
    August 8, 2017 / 12:40 pm

    goung up to the woods x

  7. Andrea Fletcher
    August 8, 2017 / 5:36 pm

    Collecting leaves and conkers.

  8. Laura Pritchard
    August 8, 2017 / 7:35 pm

    Going to the Millets Farm Halloween events!

  9. Hali Kinson
    August 9, 2017 / 5:15 am

    Conker collecting!

  10. Helen Stratton
    August 9, 2017 / 8:26 am

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

  11. Margaret gallagher
    August 9, 2017 / 6:43 pm

    Running in the park kicking up leaves candy jumping in puddles

  12. Ruth Harwood
    August 10, 2017 / 10:50 am

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

  13. Carrie-Anne Brown
    August 11, 2017 / 6:59 pm

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

  14. Tasha
    August 11, 2017 / 8:11 pm

    I love going for a walk with the dogs

  15. Hannah Wallington
    August 12, 2017 / 10:37 am

    Looking for conkers!

  16. ashleigh allan
    August 12, 2017 / 6:07 pm

    A walk though the woods

  17. Isabel O
    August 13, 2017 / 12:27 pm

    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.

  18. jo liddement
    August 18, 2017 / 3:20 pm

    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

  19. Stevie
    August 19, 2017 / 11:12 am

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

  20. Ruth Harwood
    August 21, 2017 / 10:24 am

    Windermere and a trip on the boats!

  21. Laura Walker
    August 22, 2017 / 1:14 pm

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

  22. August 24, 2017 / 12:53 pm

    We love puddles!

  23. Susan B
    August 29, 2017 / 5:38 pm

    Kicking the leaves around in the park with the children.,

  24. ADEINNE TONNER
    August 30, 2017 / 3:53 pm

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

  25. MARK HOPKINS
    August 31, 2017 / 11:34 pm

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

  26. Kim Neville
    September 3, 2017 / 2:09 pm

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

  27. stuart hargreaves
    September 4, 2017 / 10:14 am

    WALKING IN THE YORKSHIRE DALES

  28. Sammie hodges
    September 4, 2017 / 12:02 pm

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

  29. Alica
    September 4, 2017 / 12:39 pm

    We love to go walking as long as its not raining!

  30. Danielle Spencer
    September 4, 2017 / 12:58 pm

    A long walk in the woods.

  31. Laura Ashton
    September 4, 2017 / 1:40 pm

    Looks great for jumping in puddles

  32. lynn neal
    September 4, 2017 / 6:28 pm

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

  33. Jo Carroll
    September 4, 2017 / 7:19 pm

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

  34. Jo McPherson
    September 4, 2017 / 9:49 pm

    Our local park and nature centre

  35. maria
    September 4, 2017 / 11:00 pm

    feeding the ducks in the park

  36. Sadiyya Maryam
    September 4, 2017 / 11:32 pm

    Walking through our local park

  37. Ren Taylor
    September 5, 2017 / 7:06 am

    dog wall on beach x

  38. Katy Malkin
    September 5, 2017 / 2:00 pm

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

  39. Caroline J Robinson
    September 5, 2017 / 6:31 pm

    Going on rambling walks,

  40. Lisa Wilkinson
    September 6, 2017 / 9:53 am

    Going to the local woods to collect leaves

  41. donna l jones
    September 6, 2017 / 1:58 pm

    going to the woods

  42. Hayley Colburn
    September 6, 2017 / 10:19 pm

    our favourite is visiting the local fireworks display/bonfire

  43. ellie spider
    September 6, 2017 / 10:48 pm

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

  44. Rich Tyler
    September 7, 2017 / 2:09 am

    Kicking Leaves / Collecting Conkers in woods

  45. Sian Buckingham
    September 7, 2017 / 10:33 am

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

  46. Val Pownall
    September 7, 2017 / 10:56 am

    A lovely fresh walk in our local forest.

  47. Pauline black
    September 7, 2017 / 12:04 pm

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

  48. Hayley Todd
    September 7, 2017 / 12:25 pm

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

  49. Anita Missen
    September 7, 2017 / 4:38 pm

    I love going for walks and collecting things.

  50. Theresa Thomas
    September 7, 2017 / 8:39 pm

    We love to go Chestnut hunting in the local woods

  51. Adrian Bold
    September 7, 2017 / 9:00 pm

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

  52. Natalie Crossan
    September 7, 2017 / 10:11 pm

    bird watching xx

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