We all know that children love the freedom of the outdoors. All outdoor space including parks, beaches and woodland are full of hidden surprises in a child’s mind. Allowing children to explore the wonderful world around them, to fuel their imagination and fill their senses is something we love to encourage and observe as a parent. However, let’s be honest, who does this and also secretly thinks about the next wash load, what Grandma will say when she sees the state of their new outfit and other such parenting thoughts. My own children are forever coming home from the farm so filthy even the washing machine coughs at the mud during the winter months!
Help is at hand
Rain-Shine is a super online company recently accredited with the same Small business Sunday award from Theo Paphitis as Coombe Mill. When I saw the obvious match in their clothing range and our farm holidays I was keen to partner up with them. Their range extends from beach protective wear to snow suits covering babies and growing kids; something for all weather and every form of outdoor play. There is even a small section for adults. Personally there are days on the farm I could do with their Regatta waterproof trousers!
Testing, Testing 1,2,3….
I was kindly sent the Togz all in one waterproofs age 3 to test out here on the farm. Over the New Year period I was fairly confident of having some little ones to stay who would fit the bill. On the First morning tractor ride I found my perfect three year old. Full of excitement for a tractor ride and animal feeding, but no water proofs and so her parents kindly agreed to give my sparkly new Togz a test run. They became the outfit that saved the washing during her stay. Every day her clothes were beautifully preserved while the fun and freedom of the farm enjoyed to its best despite the very mixed weather. From a dry bottom on the train to bouncing on the trampoline, the Togz waterproof really did do the job.
This Togz all in one retails on the rain-shine website for £30.99 including post and packaging in the UK. The recommended age guide is good and fitted our lovely holiday model perfectly with just enough growing room. It isn’t the cheapest on the market but it is a cut above in quality. The handy gathering on the back makes it more fitted and comfortable while the Velcro tabs ensure the cuffs and feet fit snugly. The material is flexible yet thicker than many all in ones I have seen, suggesting it will last well; I do hope so as it is now hanging in my borrow room in the Coombe Mill reception shop ready for the next visitor to come and give it a go!
Win your Togz all in one with Coombe Mill
These all in one overalls would make a great wardrobe addition for any fun loving child. For a chance to give your kids that outdoor freedom with no clothes worries why not enter the prize draw below. Simply follow the instructions.
“Tales from the farmers wife” shares the funny and interesting happenings on our lovely holiday farm with Farmer Nick and our 6 children. A behind the scenes look on balancing family, farming, the holiday business and cooking for all.