Review: Splash About Shorts & Rash Top

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. Solange
    July 21, 2018 / 1:29 am

    This would be perfect for our summer holidays.

  2. Ruth Harwood
    July 21, 2018 / 3:13 am

    What a great prize! The kids would love this xx

  3. Margaret Gallagher
    July 22, 2018 / 11:42 am

    Great for all our adventures

  4. Samantha O'D
    July 22, 2018 / 7:31 pm

    So looking forward to our summer hols

  5. Helen Stratton
    July 23, 2018 / 7:52 am

    Look like some really great sets on the website.

  6. July 25, 2018 / 9:30 am

    These are great for little water babies my grandson is never out of water in the summer

  7. Hayley Colburn
    July 31, 2018 / 1:33 pm

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

  8. Rachel Butterworth
    August 1, 2018 / 10:03 am

    Great prize for my niece.

  9. Samantha O'D
    August 2, 2018 / 12:52 pm

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

  10. Laura Turner
    August 4, 2018 / 8:13 pm

    I could do with an adult one.

  11. Ashleigh Allan
    August 4, 2018 / 9:05 pm

    This would be great!

  12. Sally Collingwood
    August 8, 2018 / 8:08 am

    This would be lovely for my grandson Teddy!

  13. Deirdre M
    August 9, 2018 / 1:13 pm

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

  14. Lynn Neal
    August 10, 2018 / 7:40 am

    Perfect to keep my grandson safe in the sun!

    August 15, 2018 / 2:41 pm

    Just what my grandson needs to wear on his holiday

  16. Rebecca Whatmore (@0zzyhog)
    August 16, 2018 / 7:00 pm

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

  17. Susan B
    August 18, 2018 / 7:14 am

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

  18. Jeanette Leighton
    August 18, 2018 / 12:47 pm

    Love for my baby Charlie who has just turned 2

  19. Hayley Todd
    August 18, 2018 / 1:32 pm

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

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