Gone are the days when I dress impractically for days out! When dressing to go sightseeing with my kids I always dress with practicality, comfort and style in mind.
Top tips – Dressing for sightseeing with kids
* Number one priority… Comfortable footwear is an absolute must. Blisters do not make good travelling companions! I always wear comfortable footwear when sightseeing with my boys. It is essential that I can run around after them without having to worry about aching feet! Hotter recently asked me to review their Belle dark tan knee-high boots (£125 RRP). Although I normally hate the thought of autumn and the chilly days arriving, this year I could not wait to pack away my sandals and wear my new boots! I already know that my stylish new knee-high boots will be my staple winter footwear as they look equally as good with jeans, leggings and dresses.
In addition, with the millions of air bubbles in the sole of the boots they are going to keep my feet comfortable and warm when sightseeing with my boys over the winter. In case you have not heard of Hotter, they started out as a slipper company and now they pride themselves on making shoes/boots which are as comfortable as slippers. There are over 70 Hotter stores in the UK.
* Layers, layers, layers! I am always cold. My boys and hubby however are like human radiators. To keep us all comfortable when sightseeing I always pack lots of layers so that we can either take layers off if we are too hot or (usually in my case!) put extra layers on. The four of us all tend to wear a top and jeans layered with a long-sleeved top, jumper and a coat in the winter.
In the summer I tend to wear shorts or jeans. Rarely unfortunately skirts or dresses for sightseeing as they are impractical for running around after my energetic boys and bending down to change nappies or give piggy backs when they are unwilling to walk or sit in a push chair.
* Load up the car with extra layers. Even in the summer I always have all of our jackets in the car for when the weather takes a turn for the worst. In the winter I also drive around with all of our wellies in the boot of our car… as we live in the Cotswolds we are often found exploring a farm or park wearing our muddy wellies!
I hope you have found my top tips useful. Keep in mind that comfort = a great day out! There is nothing worse than being uncomfortable when sightseeing as a family. Even when visiting an amazing attraction, if my boys or I are uncomfortable you can pretty much guarantee we will be making an early departure for home!
Image – Testing out my Hotter boots on an autumn walk around Westonbirt Arboretum, Tetbury
If you would like to read a review of some Hotter ankle boots, check out Emma’s article at Emma & 3
Disclosure – This post is in association with Hotter who kindly provided me with complimentary boots for this review. All opinions are as always my own.
What do you wear for sightseeing with kids? Can you add any extra tips?