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8 of the best kids’ umbrellas for rainy days

Make the most of the rain with these charming, child-sized umbrellas. Take a look at these 3D, colour-changing and even personalised options

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Raindrops don’t have to spell dull days spent indoors, but only if you have the right kit to fully make the most of it.

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Get your kids dressed in their best wellies and grab a brolly for some good old fashioned, puddle-splashing fun. And, let’s face it, the UK has enough rainy days for their best kids’ coats and umbrellas to get use all year round!

Kids umbrellas tend to have smaller handles which should be easier for little ones to hold themselves. The canopy will also be more compact than adult umbrellas, making it lightweight and easier to balance while still providing enough coverage.

Umbrellas for kids also tend to feature much more fun designs, including 3D elements, colour changing patterns and even options to personalise them with names.

Below, we have included a selection of kids’ umbrellas with all of these features and more, to help inspire your choices. If you’re looking at other pieces of kit to get the kids through the winter months, we’ve also found the best baby snowsuits and best thermals for kids, too.

Here’s our pick of the best kids umbrellas to buy…

1. Dinosaur Colour Change Umbrella, £12

Children will love watching this umbrella magically transform as it changes colour in the rain. The dinosaurs on the umbrella look white until they come into contact with water, which fills them up with colour.

There’s also a plastic handle sized for little hands and a Velcro strap to secure it once it’s closed.

Available from: Jojo Maman Bebe

2. Fulton Funbrella Birdcage Kids Umbrella, £11

The wide, domed shape of this umbrella will help to keep kids sheltered from the rain, whilst providing them with a clear view thanks to its PVC cover.

Reviewers on Amazon praise the fact there are no sharp edges for little hands to poke into, along with its smooth open and close. “My 2 year old loves using this independently”, said one Amazon reviewer. “This umbrella is light weight, very strong and sturdy and easy to dry and wipe clean when necessary.”

Available from: Amazon

3. Drizzles Childrens 3D Dome Animal Umbrella, £7.99

These fun 3D, umbrellas for kids offer extra coverage from the rain thanks to their domed shape and come in a choice of 7 fun animal designs. These options include a frog, shark, panda and ladybird.

Those who bought this umbrella in the past seemed pleased, with one parent on Amazon praising its child friendly features, “fantastic and has a child safe way to open and close without pushing a sticking out metal bit.”

Available from: Amazon

4. Personalised Kids Umbrella, £12

These umbrellas for children are available in numerous prints, from tractors and fairies to space and nautical themes.

You can even personalise the umbrella in your chosen font and colour. The umbrella is by an independent seller on Etsy, who averages 4.5 out of 5 stars from more than 1,000 reviews.

One parent of a 5 year old said their son was “over the moon” with his dinosaur umbrella and adds that he “loves the fact that it has his name on it”. Others agreed, saying it was a “lovely” and a “great quality umbrella.”

Available from: Etsy

5. Child’s Umbrella, £14

This charming kids’ umbrella comes in a choice of 4 sweet designs; vintage cars, flowers, pandas and brightly coloured animals.

The best thing about this option is that it can be personalised with up to 20 letters. This means you can add your child’s name to it so they’ll never get it mixed up with anyone else’s – particularly handy for school.

It would also be a thoughtful gift idea, especially for any birthdays during the colder months. One reviewer, who rated the product 5 stars, purchased this as a Christmas gift and said their daughter loved it.

Available from: Not on the High Street

6. Grass & Air Colour-Revealing Umbrella, £15

These clever children’s umbrellas feature raindrops which reveal their colour in the rain. There is a choice of 4 designs; blue, navy, yellow and pink.

The curved handle is sized for smaller hands to grip and there is a push to open feature which should be simple for little ones to use.

Available from: Mori

7. Personalised Kids’ Unicorn Umbrella, £18.99

This bold unicorn umbrella should go down a treat with children. The best part is that you can add their name (up to 10 characters) in purple writing across.

The horn and ears of the unicorn are 3D and really bring the umbrella to life. The added personalisation makes it an ideal gift option for any little unicorn fans, too.

Those who bought this umbrella in the past were impressed and the Etsy seller has an average rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars from over 2,500 reviews. One buyer said it, “looks great, and the pop up bits stay upright too” and one added that their granddaughter “was amazed it had her name on.”

Available from: Etsy

8. Disney Frozen 2 Elsa Umbrella, £10

Perfect for any Frozen fan, this kids’ umbrella has been designed in the trademark blue and purple colours. Inspired by the second film, Frozen 2, the umbrella features Elsa in alternating segments.

The other sections are clear, meaning the see-through umbrella should be an easier choice for kids to see where they are going. There are even sparkly gems for an extra special touch.

Frozen-themed umbrellas are very popular and you can find a range of other designs from more retailers like Amazon, if you have a true fan at home!

 Available from: Claire’s

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