Waterproof, practical and sturdy - the best rain boots UK 2021 for all the family

A great pair of wellies can transform a gloomy day into puddle-stomping fun. Here are the best for the whole family

Wednesday, 7th July 2021, 10:27 am

Waterproof and practical: best rain boots UK 2021 for all the family

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It may be July, but the rain keeps coming and so we have to be prepared for a typically wet British summer.

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Here is our round-up of the best wellington boots so the whole family can be ready for fun days out, no matter what the weather.

There’s something for mum, dad and the children - and every budget.

Kids' Monster Chelsea Wellies

Kids' Monster Chelsea Wellies

Your little monsters will love these fun wellies which are complete with friendly monster detailing and 3D spikes on the back.

They are a standard fit, Chelsea boot-style with stretchy sides so they can be easily put on and taken off.

There’s also a textured sole for plenty of grip so you can be sure your little ones are secure.

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Kids' Unicorn Wellies

Kids' Unicorn Wellies

Your little ones will love splashing about in puddles in these magical unicorn wellies.

There’s an easy pull-on design with handy tabs so children can take them on and off themselves.

Decorated with a unicorn pattern and 3D horns, the gripped sole also features a fun raincloud shape.

Available in sizes 5 small to 12 small.

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Chloé Betty Boots 50

Chloe Betty Boots 50

Equally practical and stylish, the Betty boots from Chloé make dressing for dreary days a fashionable affair.

They offer a chunky cleated sole and a block heel for an extra dose of height that won’t compromise on comfort.

They also boast the addition of a zip to allow for easy fastening and a fitted finish.

Available in various sizes.

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Dune Reid embossed-branding wellington boots

Dune Reid embossed-branding wellington boots

These boots will keep you dry and protected while you splash about.

Not only are they water resistant they’re calf-high, so you’re covered if you come across a deeper-than-anticipated puddle.

Don’t miss the branded rubber logo patch at the front too. Available in sizes 3 to 8.

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Barbour international low shiny biker wellington boots with buckle and zip detail

Barbour international low shiny biker wellington boots with buckle and zip detail

These sleek branded wellies feature Barbour logo detail, back zip fastening and a pin-buckle strap.

They are also cleat treated so you can be sure of a comfortable and secure fit.

Available in sizes 3 to 9.

Was £80, now £64.

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ASOS DESIGN Gemma embellished wellie boots in black

ASOS DESIGN Gemma embellished wellie boots in black

These beautiful pull on wellies are made extra special with the embellished buckle.

They have a round toe and a textured tread and look so stylish you can wear them with all your outfits and nobody will suspect you are actually wearing wellies.

Available in sizes 3 to 8.

Was £25, now £20.

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M&S Collection Wellies (Ladies)

M&S Collection Ladies Wellies

These wellies are so stylish they can be worn with all your everyday outfits and will easily replace your boots for particularly rainy days.

Regular fit, with a comfortable low heel, they have elastic at the sides means they’re easy to pull on.

Available in sizes 3 to 8 and in four different colour ways; pink floral mix, black mix, blue polka dot mix and khaki.

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Hunter Balmoral Full Zip rubber boots

Balmoral Full Zip rubber boots

These men’s wellies are as stylish as they are practical, and the added zip detail makes them look much more like sophisticated boots rather than wellingtons so you can easily wear them all day.

They’re also exclusive to Selfridges.

The boots are designed for rough terrain: handmade from natural rubber, they’ve got a sole with excellent shock absorption and an ice trek compound for abrasion resistance.

Available in sizes 6 to 12.

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Hunter Field Balmoral Hybrid rubber ankle boots

Field Balmoral Hybrid rubber ankle boots

These men’s wellington boots are exclusive to Selfridges.

Specifically crafted for different terrains, they’re stitched together from technical yarns and natural rubber shaped to a high-top, round-toe silhouette that’s signed off with the British house’s signature logo.

Available in sizes 6 to 12.

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G500 Lightweight Tall Wellies in Brown

G500 Lightweight Tall Wellies in Brown

These puncture-resistant boots are comfortable and lightweight so they’re perfect for doing outdoor activities with the kids.

They have an adjustable rear gusset so the boots adjust to the size of your calf, and the 5mm tread gives good grip on muddy ground.

Available in sizes 6.5 to 11.

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Barbour Bede wellington boots

Barbour Bede wellington boots

These branded wellington boots feature an adjustable strap so you can get the best and most comfortable fit for you.

The check lining finishes them off in a stylish way and provides extra comfort. They also feature a moulded toe and textured tread.

Available in sizes 6 to 12 and three colours; olive, black and navy.

Was £64.95, now £51.95

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Men’s Hunter Originals play wellington boots in grey

Hunter Originals play wellington boots in grey

These ankle Hunter boots feature the signature branding and a contrast stripe detail on the tab at the back which makes it quick and easy to get these on and off.

They also have a chunky, speckled sole and textured tread so you know these are sturdy boots which will give you the support and longevity you need.

Available in sizes 6 to 12.

Was £75, now £60

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JoJo Maman Bebe Children's Wellies

JoJo Maman Bebe Children's Wellies

These best selling wellies are made from natural rubber so they are soft, supple, flexible and comfier for little feet than plastic wellingtons.

The sole is gently ridged and grippy, again in lighter weight rubber so they are much easier for little ones to run about in.

With anti-sweat lining, they’re comfortable enough for all-day wear splashing in those puddles.

Available in yellow, fuchsia, navy and red, and sizes 3 to 11.

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Hunter navy original boots toddler

Hunter navy original boots toddler

These are little branded Hunter wellies for little feet. The iconic welly is scaled down for your children.

They feature a sturdy man made construction, Hunter branding tab, buckle detailing and reflective strips at the rear.

Available in various sizes.

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Children’s Wellingtons

Children’s Wellingtons

These beautiful glitter effect wellington boots in a pretty rose colour feature a chunky soles that are patterned underneath for a good grip.

Available in sizes 7 to 1, including some half sizes.

They also have a loop at the back so little ones can easily put them on by themselves.

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