Review Splash About Shorts & Rash Top: Last year when we visited Bordeaux we took a whole load of Splash About swimwear with us. Including a changing mat, wetsuits, an all in one sunsuit, swim vests and a happy nappy. So I knew that when we to the South of France I wanted the kids swimwear to be Splash About. Since all the items we have tried out to date have be super practical and hard wearing. They very kindly sent both boys a pair of board shorts and a rash vest.

As Kipper is that that little bit older now we opted for board shorts and a rash vest over an all in one. The rash vests still provide the UV protection I am after but the shorts are light, airy and quick drying. Perfect if your little one is in and out of the water a lot, like Kipper. The board shorts come in seven different patterns, mainly in a palate of blue and orange. Size wise they go from 6-12 months up to 7-8 years. Monkey had a 5-6yr pair and Kipper a 2-3yr pair. They feel true to size and fit them comfortably. The material is soft to the touch and they are bargain from £14.99.

The whole Splash About range is mix and match which is ideal if you are buying several items. I selected matching sets for the boys. Monkey’s rash top was long sleeved with UFP 50+ protection. The lightweight material also offers sand and wind protection. Plus its really easy to wring out which means it happily dries on the top of a beach umbrella in next to no time. The fit is specifically cut close to the body to aid with swimming. Since Monkey spends a lot of his time in the water this is ideal for him. Priced from £14.99 its available in sizes 6-12 months all the way through to 7-8 years.

To match Kipper’s shorts I opted for a short sleeve top. His differs from Monkey’s as its not so close cut. Which is perfect for him since he’s still got some baby chubbiness. It also differs as it has a small zip in the neck which allows me to put it on him easily. His is priced from £16.99.

They are both really comfortable in their swimming outfits which is the most important thing to me. Its a bonus that they wash incredible well, hold their vibrant colours and dry quickly. But don’t just take my word for it the lovely people at Splash About have given my readers the chance to win a set of their choice. Subject to availability. To enter please use the Gleam application below and please note the T&Cs.

Splash About Board Shorts & Rash Top

  • 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 receive a pair of Splash About Board Shorts and Rash Vest of their choice of design and size. Subject to availability
  • The competition will close on 18th August at midnight
  • 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.



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This is a collaborative post we were given two sets of swimwear for the boys to enable us to be able to write this revie all words and opinions are my own.


  1. Hayley Colburn Reply

    So much better sun protection that swimshorts alone, and lovely designs too

  2. Samantha O'D Reply

    Im looking for swimwear that gives a bit more coverage in this hot weather

  3. What a wonderful giveaway. Super cute & totally practical at the same time. It would keep both me & my toddler happy!

  4. Rebecca Whatmore (@0zzyhog) Reply

    These look great – provide peace of mind on holiday while playing on the beach or pool. Love the photos!

  5. This summer has really brought home the need to have practical, protective and stylish beachwear both at home and abroad.

  6. Hayley Todd Reply

    This would be wonderful for little Freddie when we go to the Caribbean in November

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