We’re looking at warmth on winter racedays, and fabulous fun at home for this year’s Christmas inspiration for kids.
Prices correct at time of writing.
Made from fleece in a panda-bear colour scheme this cold-weather set will keep little ones insulated from the cold this winter racing season.
Perhaps most renowned for their rubber wellies, Aigle is a unique French business, with expertise passed down from generation to generation for 160 years in their Châtellerault workshops.
Price: Snood £20; Beanie £20; Mitts £19; all available at www.aigle.com
Bring some magic and mystery to bedrooms and playrooms with a tall swishy canopy to make a den with or sleep beneath. Alex and Alexa stocks a range of canopies in different styles and colours so you’ll find one to suit your décor. We like this Rusty coloured one for drama and darkness – who knows, perhaps Father Christmas will be hiding inside! Adorned with pom poms for a playful finishing touch.
Alex and Alexa stocks kidswear and accessories from 0–16 years, as well as toys, homewares and lifestyle products from over 400 brands including Stella McCartney Kids, Chloe, Burberry, Bonpoint, Ferm Living, Jellycat and Lego.
Price: £96 from alexandalexa.com
So you think unicorns are hot? So are llamas – especially when worn as snuggly slippers!
Made in Derbyshire and available in three sizes, they come in a personalised canvas bag that can be printed with a message of your choice. They’re a quirky and comfy essential for boys or girls this Christmas.
Price: £34.99 from www.gettingpersonal.co.uk
“Jingle Bells Batman Smells” this funny Superhero kids sweatshirt is made from quality gildan and polycotton blended fabric. Available in four different colours, and a range of sizes.
Price: £12.99 via www.etsy.com
These luxurious, regular-height boots have a cuff of plush Toscana sheepskin. Available in five colours, there is also a ladies version for matching mother and daughter dressing!
Nick and Kath Whitworth are the founders of Celtic & Co and create enduring contemporary pieces using the finest natural fibres because they are renewable, sustainable and a pleasure to wear.
Price: £75 from www.celticandco.com
Keep kids snug for winter racing in temperatures down to -18°C with this all-action jacket. Taped waterproof seams and storm-guard cuffs shrug off showers, while the fleece lining and detachable hood keep things extra cosy. There’s even a secret pocket on the lower sleeve, plus it’s machine washable so it’ll look good as new every time it’s worn. And thanks to reflective detailing, it’s easy to stay safe after dark.
Available also in Hike Green, Heron Blue/Camouflage, and Techno Orange. All-weather waterproof trousers also available.
From £65 from www.boden.co.uk
Your little ones can now channel their inner unicorn with the new Equetech Unicorn Collection featuring hat silk, knit headband, fingerless gloves, riding socks and personalised unicorn T-shirt. Fantasy and fantastic all in one!
Equetech is a family run business that focuses on advanced fabric technologies to produce products that are “reassuringly equestrian”. Products are designed by Liz Hayman, Equetech Director, who as a horse rider herself understands the amount of work your horse riding wardrobe actually does for you.
Price: from £7.95 for Unicorn Long Riding Socks; all from www.equetech.com
How’s this for a new game for Christmas Day?! Fill the piñata with sweets and treats, hang it up and take it in turns to bash it until it breaks. A great way to work off a big lunch – and fun for all the family!
Price £45 or £50 with stick, from pinyatay via etsy.com