10 of the best school bags and backpacks

The first day of school and nursery is fast-approaching, meaning it's time to peruse our pick of the top kids backpacks and children's bags...

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  • Skip Hop Zoo Backpack - Unicorn

    Skip Hop take their beloved Zoo backpack and make it very 2017: by featuring a unicorn design. The pastel-coloured bag (complete with unicorn horn) can be carried either by the handle or like a rucksack over the shoulders.

    It comes in so many other amazing designs and colours, including zebra, penguin, monkey, cat, giraffe, fox and hedgehog, among others. There's also a matching lunchbag and suitcase option.

    What it costs: £20, from John Lewis

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  • Becky & Lolo Cheeky Monkey Backpack

    Monkey-lovers will adore this neat little quilted backpack from quirky brand Becky & Lolo. For an extra £4.99, you can even have your child's name embroidered on the front.

    What it costs: £19.98, from Becky & Lolo

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  • LittleLife Big Gruffalo Kids Backpack

    These practical LittleLife Gruffalo day kid bags are great companions for your boy or girl to take to school.

    They come complete with a 2 litre compartment, adjustable straps, secure zip fastened sections and internal name and address label. 

    What it costs: £26.99, from LittleLife

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  • Cath Kidston Dragons Kids Boxy Backpack

    Cath Kidston's known for flowery prints - so how about this gorgeous grey/turqouise box-shaped backpack?

    Instead of flowers, your child will don a fire-breathing, wing-flapping, tail-wagging dragon print. Ideal for any fantasy fans out there.

    What it costs: £30, from Cath Kidston

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  • Personalised Kids Messenger Bag - Red

    This brightly-coloured messenger bag is something a little different for school - but like many backpack options, features your little one's names front and centre.

    What it costs: £34, from Tinyme

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  • Disney Cars 3 backpack

    We love all backpacks and bags featuring our children's favourite cartoons - but given that Cars 3 was a smash hit in many a household this summer, we though it was fitting to include this Lightyear-themed bag.

    Oh by the way, the tyre at the front is an attachable pencil case!

    What it costs: £20, from Debenhams

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  • Spaceboy Backpack

    Little explorers will definitely like the look of this navy, space rocket backpack - especially since you have their name emblazoned on the front πŸš€

    What it costs: £22, from My 1st Years

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  • Scribble Frog Backpack

    Croakkk! This frog backpack is SO cute, your little one's classmates will be positively green with envy. (Get it?)

    It comes with a main zip pocket and a mouth zip pocket, plus a comfy sponge strap. It's small, it's sweet and less thna a fiver online. Bargain!

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    What it costs: £3.50, from Amazon

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  • Cath Kidston Kids Lion Backpack

    We've not seen anything like this lion backpack - which comes complete with a fringe lion's mane.

    There are also adjustable straps, a zip closure and an ID window...

    What it costs: £27, from Cath Kidston

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  • Matalan Infant Boys Monster Check Bag

    A cheap and cheerful bag option - with a big personality!

    What it costs: £10, from Matalan

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Last updated on 7 August 2017

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