10 of the best school bags and backpacks

The first day of school and nursery is fast-approaching, meaning it's time to pick a school bag, backpack, swim bag and PE bag for boys and girls in primary and secondary school


Whether it’s your child’s very first day at school or they are starting a brand-new school year, they probably need a new school bag. 


You want a durable, versatile bag to carry lunch boxes, PE kits and swimming gear or stationary and these bags will do all that. 

10 of the best school bags and back packs…

1. iLeisure Unicorn Printed Backpack, £14


Simple, stylish and best of all  personalised, we love this back pack that’s available on Etsy. It comes in a number of colours including pinks, greys and this super-bright blue and we think it’s screams ‘understated cool’.

Available from: Etsy

2, Hatchimals Collegtibles School Backpack And Thermal Lunchbox, £13.99


If your child loves Hatchimals then this school bag and lunchbox in one could be just the ticket. There’s a main zipped apartment for a pencil case, books etc and the lunchbag/box part zips off so they can be used separately. Super handy.

Available from: Amazon

3. DC Comics Official Wonder Woman Backpack, £32


If you’ve got a super hero fan at home – this might just be the bag for them. This uber-cool bag has a gold drawstring and two handy outside compartments.

It’s covered in stars and the Wonder Woman logo and we think it’s mega stylish.

Available from: Amazon


Another character backpack, this time from LEGO Ninjago. There’s a mesh pocket at the side for drinks, the straps are adjustable and it’s the perfect size for a pencil case, work book plus a few extras.

Available from: Amazon

5. Personalised Drawstring Swimming / PE bag with racing cars, £17.99


If your child already has a back pack or book bag and you’re looking for a shoe bag/swimming bag now – we think this is super cute.

It’s got a sweet racing car design and you can get it monogrammed – super easy to spot in the changing rooms.

Available from: Etsy

6. Minions Unicorn backpack, £30


Unicorns are still big news – and this plush backpack from last year’s hit movie Minions is so much fun. It’s shaped like a unicorn and not a traditional backpack style and features one large, zipped compartment. 

Available from: Claire’s

7. Converse backpack, £20


A hardwearing backpack made from polyester, it has 3 pockets, a large zippered main compartment, stationary organiser and padded laptop compartment.

Available from: Sports Direct

8. Spiderman backpack with light-up eyes, £12


This backpack has a 4 litre capacity and front zippered pocket for added storage.  But it is of course the fact that it features Spiderman on the front with special eyes that light up that will be a hit with the kids.  

Available at eBay

9. Lee Cooper messenger bag, £4


A large Messenger shoulder bag with a carry handle to the top, large main compartment, zipped pocket to the front and dual clip fastenings.

Available from: Sports Direct  

10. Cath Kidston Unicorn Backpack, £28


In muted, vintage colours and a rather serene looking unicorn on the front, we think this might be one of the prettiest school backpacks we’ve ever seen.

And the mane is sparkly….ahhhhh 🦄

Available from: Cath Kidston

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