Choosing a coat for your child in winter can be tricky, especially once they've grown out of their toddler coat and start having a lot more say about what they'll wear.


So, we've chosen some of the coolest winter coats for kids on the market right now. We've got everything from thick, padded jackets to fleecey parkas, stylish button downs to special occasion coats - all from top UK retailers like Very, John Lewis and George @ ASDA, and high street staples like Zara, Next and Matalan.

We know winter coats can be pricey, so we've got a kids coat to suit every budget (our coat picks range in price from £16 to £71) as well as colour preference and style.

Check out 13 of the best winter coats for children aged 4 and above...

1. Mini Boden Girls' Cat Pocket Coat, £65 to £71

Size: 4 to 5 years, 5 to 6, 6 to 7, 7 to 8, and 8 to 9

Why we love it: This pink and white wool blend coat is smart for school and special occasions, and will look lovely with dresses, skirts, tights, jeans or trousers. The cat pockets aren't just for show, too, so children can store a few little essentials.

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Available from: John Lewis

2. Mountain Warehouse Sally Youth Padded Jacket, £29.99

Size: 5 to 6 years, 7 to 8, 9 to 10, 11 to 12, 13

Why we love it: Available in teal and purple. Bright, padded, it's a steal at half price, down from £59.99.

Available from: Mountain Warehouse

3. Matalan Heritage Parka Coat, £19.50 to £22.50

Size: 5 to 11 years, 13 years

Why we love it: Parkas aren't in short supply, but we like that this one's in a slightly cooler tan colour, has a faux fur, borg-lined hood, buttons and zips for extra protection from the cold and 2 working pockets.

Available from: Matalan

4. John Lewis Velvet Collar Coat, £42 - £44

Size: 2 to 12 years

Why we love it: A smart and warm double-breasted coat, with a beautiful velvet colour as a nice added touch. Ideal for any mini fashionistas out there.

Available from: John Lewis

6. Hype. Parka Jacket, £50

Size: 5 to 6 years, 9 to 10, 11 to 12

Why we love it: If you like a label, Hype. offer a range of reasonably priced (by reasonable we mean not £100+) parkas in navy, burgundy, black and khaki, for £50.

Comes with 4 pockets, a panelled hood and inner lining. Parents say it's smart, well-padded and warm, and doesn't get too dirty. Result.

P.S. We know some schools aren't keen on branded coats, so make sure you know your school's policy before you buy a designer label.

Available from: Next

6. Faux Fur Collar Coat, £44 to £46

Size: 5 years, 8 to 12 years

Why we love it: A soft, flarey coat, perfect for special occasions, and winter outings with the family. The fur collar is detachable, too.

Available from: John Lewis

7. Mayoral Navy Blue Duffle Coat, £66

Size: 2 to 9 years

Why we love it: A classic duffle coat with a hood. It's padded on the inside, and comes with a zip fastening and smart toggles. Also available in beige.

Available from: Children's Salon

8. George Pink Velvet Coat, £18 to £19

Size: 4 to 5 years, 5 to 6, 6 to 7, 8 to 9

Why we love it: Gorgeous material and super comfy, but also padded to protect from the cold. It's a good price, and an ideal coat to fit over school jumpers.

Available from: George @ ASDA

9. Dorothy Perkins Boys Grey Overcoat, £40

Size: 5 to 12 years

Why we love it: Something a bit different from parkas and duffles. Comes with 2 buttons down the front, and a smart lapel. Also available in beige.

Available from: Dorothy Perkins

10. Mini V by Very Camouflage Fleece-Lined Coat, from £16

Size: 4 to 5 years, 5 to 6 years (plus a few baby sizes)

Why we love it: A longline coat with a rubbery outer layer (good when kids are out playing in the mud) and a fleece layer to keep 'em warm while they're getting messy. It also has close-fitting cuffs to keep the cold air out.

Available from: Very

11. M&S Floral Print Padded Coat, £26 to £30

Size: 4 to 5 years, 5 to 6, 6 to 7 (and a few baby sizes)

Why we love it: Thick fleecy lining, padded, and with mittens and a faux fur-lined hood for extra warmth.

Available from: Marks & Spencer

12. Zara Basic Hooded Khaki Parka, £39.99

Size: 5 to 14 years

Why we love it: This parka has a detachable furry hood, and is fastened with snap buttons for ease. It's also one of the most stylish parkas we've seen for kids, at a reasonable price point. Also available in navy.

Available from: Zara

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