This October is International Walk to School Month, an initiative to encourage parents and children to walk to school each day rather than jumping in the car. We do try to walk to school when we can, especially in the summer but on the cold, dark, wet winters evenings with two young, tired, hungry children I have to admit that popping round in the car can be more appealing.
Miss M’s school celebrate International Walk to School Month last week by putting on a special breakfast in the playground for any children who arrived at school on foot, scooter or bike between 8.30 and 8.45 so I was rather pleased when I had the opportunity to try out a couple of coats from F&F to wear on the journey.
One thing that’s essential for walking to school in the outdoors is a good winter coat and F&F have a great variety on offer to keep children cosy and warm. For winter I like a child’s coat to have a soft, warm lining and a hood as well as being practical and easily washable for everyday wear.
With many styles and designs to choose from, we chose the Pink Corsage Padded Jacket for Miss M. With a warm padded exterior and soft fleecy inside which she loved, this is great for windy, wet weather. It has a snug fitting hood so it won’t blow off, that is fur lined around the edge to make it ultra cosy. It fitted well and looks stylish. Being a jacket was perfect for Miss M as she doesn’t like anything too long and is ideal for the Autumn days that are upon us. With it’s pretty pink design and well made finish we loved this coat suitable for many occasions.
For Mister B I wanted something comfortable, that he could happily run around in and that wouldn’t show too much dirt. He always walks to nursery as it’s just round the corner or on the day’s he doesn’t go, he join’s us on the school walk always picking up sticks and leaves along the way.
I don’t normally go for character clothes but when I saw this Disney Pixar Cars Lightning Mcqueen Padded Coat on the F&F website, I knew this would be the perfect coat for him. His little face said it all when I showed him the coat – Lightening Mcqueen is one of his favourite characters! The overall colour of the coat is black with a small Lightening Mcqueen logo. There is also a trophy logo and the word RACER written across the bottom of the coat at the back. Added details I liked were the checkerboard design inside of the hood and again this coat had a soft fleecy lining to keep him cosy and warm. I found this coat to be of a really good quality, better than I was expecting for a coat of this style. It was easy to zip up with the zip coming high across the neck to keep all the cold wind out.
I love this coat and so does Mister B. It is generously sized although we did get a size up to go over all his thick winter cardigans and jumpers. This coat should last, is great quality and has a bit of fun with it’s Lightening Mcqueen detailing which definitely helped encourage Mister B to wear it and motivate him to walk to school.
We’ve really enjoyed trying out the range of coats from F&F. I have to be honest that I didn’t realise they did such a variety of coats and jackets and am quite impressed by the choice available. They are good value for money with stylish, fashionable designs that are of a good quality. I’ll definitely be back to shop there next time we need a coat but for now my children have some great outerwear to keep them warm and cosy on the school run each day.
Are you supporting International Walk to School Month to keep your children active?
All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions. We are not paid for reviews although we do receive the product to try out and enable us to write the review.
We make a point of always walking (or scooting) to school. It annoys me that at the slightest bit of rain everyone drives, even if they are only a 5 minute walk away! Lovely coats, I didn’t realise they did so many.
We always walk to school and back again. I think anyone who is able should walk, it wakes your children up and sets them up for the day.
Love the coats – proper warm coats 🙂
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Love the pink jacket! Looks lovely and cosy!
we were walking to school until all the rain started. On those days I’m glad we have the car and I really feel for parents who don’t have any choice but to walk whatever the weather.
love both those choice of coats!
we always walk every day, lucky for us we are not too far
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