10 of the best drinks bottles for kids

Back to school shopping? Check out our pick of the cutest cartoon plastic, steel and silicone water bottles for children...


Finding an affordable kids drinks bottle, one that’s got enough cool prints or cartoons on it so they’ll actually use it, isn’t always the easiest.


In our selection of the best, we’ve cover a range of budgets from £2.99 to £20, and a variety of kid-friendly designs they’re sure to love. Think: tropical animals, unicorns, mermaids, crocodiles, footballs… 

Check out the 10 best drinks bottles for kids…

1. Rachel Ellen Unicorn Minature Water Bottle, £9

rachel ellen water bottles

Make sure your child’s water bottle is on trend, with one of these sugary sweet unicorn, mermaid or tropical designs. Holds 500ml 🦄

Available from: John Lewis

2. Dinosaur Drinking Bottle With Straw, £12

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Help your little one learn the dinosaurs with this plastic drinks bottle – complete with removable pop-up straw and leakproof lid.

There are tons of designs for the same price. We love the penguin and fairy designs, especially.

Available from: Tyrrell Katz

3. Thermos FUNtainer Football Hydration Bottle, £17.95

thermos flask

Your little one will boss sports day with the kids’ version of the classic Thermos by their side. There are plenty of design options, just in case football’s not for your child.

Available from: Thermos

4. Polar Gear Aqua Sip Flip Drinking Bottle, £2.99

polar gear bottle

Keep things simple and make your wallet happy by opting for a classic pink or blue bottle for your little one. No frills – except for the pop-up drinking straw.

Available from: Uber Kids

5. Children’s Personalised Crocodile Water Bottle, £15

crocodile bottle

Of all the varieties of personalise-able drinks bottles available on this gem of a site, we couldn’t resist this illustrated crocodile…

Available from: Not On The High Street

6. Tommee Tippee Sports Bottle, £2.55

tommee tippee sports bottle

Comes with a sportee spout, is all-good for the dishwasher and is BPA free. A good one for very little movers and shakers, suitable for 12 months+

Available from: Waitrose

7. Smiggle Ice Cream Silicone Water Bottle, £14.50

smiggle ice cream bottle

Pastel colours, cute smiley ice cream, and a handy clip and handle.

Available from: Smiggle

8. Camelbak Eddy Kids Snow Princess, £10.99

snow princess

Channel a love of Frozen with this lovely purple bottle. Holds 400ml. 

Available from: Wiggle

9. Skip Hop Straw Bottle, £6.50

bee bottle

Another fab bottle for children aged 12 months +. Comes with an extra straw, a flip-top lid, is BPA free, and the design is a very gender neutral bright yellow.

Available from:  Dotty Hippo

10. Sistema Twist ‘n’ Sip Bottle, £2.50

sistema twist n sip bottle

Cheap, cheerful, with a pop-up top. Holds 460ml, and comes in bright green, pink and blue.

Available from: John Lewis

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