With half term coming up fast you may be wondering what activities you could do to keep the kids entertained, especially things that get them up and about rather than sat in front of the TV. As the weather starts to get colder and wetter it can be harder to get some exercise with the kids as days at the park can be rained off and a trip to the beach isn't really possible, which is when swimming becomes the perfect day out. It's the ideal way to ensure your child has fun, keeps active, and builds on an important life skill, so here are our top 5 swimwear brands which we think will get your child wanting to wear and show off their style at the pool.
Australian brand Amanzi never fail to release a fun and funky collection of swimwear for girls and boys and the latest season is no exception. Our favourite stand out pieces are the Girls Chameleon Swimsuit with its gorgeous jungle print, the Boys Braindead Jammer with its grotesque zombie print which we think boys will love, and the Girls Aurora Kneesuit which has a colourful mystical print with extra coverage.
Not only do they look fantastic but they feel comfortable too! The swimsuits and legsuits have open backs so they can feel free to move about in the water without feeling restricted. The boys jammers have a comfy drawstring waist to give a great fit.
With so many designs this season, you’re sure to find something that your child will love, whether it’s a colourful geometric print, a cute chameleon, a beautiful butterfly or a creepy zombie.
Funkita and Funky Trunks
Funkita and Funky Trunks are an Australian brand that are famous for being funky, hence the name! Their designs are always incredibly popular for children and adults and each new season is eagerly anticipated.
The latest collection includes some amazing pieces and our two favourite prints are Barnamboo and Diamond Devil. Barnamboo has cute turtles and swirly patterns which is available in the Girls Single Strap One Piece and the Diamond Devil is a chaotic blend of bright colours and shapes that’s available in the Girls Single Strap One Piece and the Boys Classic Trunk.
Maru always create a range of swimwear that’s hard to miss. This season sees a variety of adorable animals, rad reptiles and fancy floral prints to appeal to all.
Our favourites from this collection are the Girls Sweetheart Pacer Rave Back with its gorgeous rabbit print, the Girls Aslan Pacer Rave Back and its floral lion print and the Boys Eye on You Pacer Jammer with its close up scaly, green reptile print.
The majority of the pieces from this season are made of Maru’s famous Pacer fabric which boast 100% chlorine resistance and total UV protection.
Australian brand Zoggs always manage to achieve a laid back sunny style with their prints and this seasons designs are cooler than ever.
Our favourite pieces from the collection are the Girls Cool Geo Sprintback which has a wonderfully retro blue tie dye print with thin straps for a truly colourful look. We also love the Boys Shark Jammer which has a pixelated sneaky shark print down one side so boys can scare their mates at the pool with this super cool jammer.
Speedo are one of the most famous swim brands in the world and they have been previously more well known for their plain and sporty designs however over the years they have branched into creating more colourful, patterned pieces which are proving to be very popular for children and adults.
The Flipturns range is new to Speedo and it’s aimed at older children and teenagers for a sporty beach vibe. We love the Solar Pavola circus themed print which comes in a Girls Two Piece, Double Crossback Swimsuit and a Boys Jammer and Brief.
The classic Speedo range also has some beautiful designs for this season and we particularly love the Girls Endurance 10 Tribe Idol Splashback with its stunning aqua blue sugar skull print and the crazy, colourful Boys Astro Ignite Printed 17 inch Watershorts.
Which brand is your favourite? Have we helped you discover any new ones?