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Shopping for the April showers

Whether you’re planning a trip to the park, a walk around town, or nipping to the shops, sometimes you simply can’t avoid the British weather. We’ve chosen some stylish rain gear and macs for you and fun jackets for the kids to keep you dry during the inevitable April showers.

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Torr rain jacket (£29.50, kozikidz.com)

Designed to roll up so you can quickly stash it when clouds clear, this sweet yellow jacket has reflective panels, large pockets and a detachable hood. Matching trousers are available too!
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Trenchcoat (£29, clothingattesco.com)

This shortie trench is a multi-tasker, working just as well for weekdays as weekend walks. Team it with skinny jeans and sneakers for laid-back glamour.
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Girls’ jersey-lined anorak (from £29.50, boden.co.uk)

Baby-soft on the inside, shower-proof on the outside: it’s the perfect spring mac, and light enough to squash into your bag when the sun (finally) comes out.
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Seafolly jacket (£89.95, seasaltcornwall.co.uk)

Pink. Stripes. Toggles. Though it’s not cheap, we couldn’t love this raincoat more. Designed in Cornwall, where they know a thing or two about rain, this will give your wardrobe an instant update. Comes in a variety of colours. 
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Girls’ jacket (£50, bench.co.uk)

With elasticated cuffs and hem for added protection from the elements, this lovely purple jacket is ideal for spring adventures.
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Hippychick Packasuit (£15.99, hippychick.com)

Available in four sizes (12-18 months, 18-24 months, 2-3 years and 3-4 years), breathable and 100% waterproof, this packable suit lets toddlers jump in puddles to their heart’s content!
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Striped mac (£25, bhs.co.uk)

Hmm, parka meets Breton shirt: we like. With a longer length but still light enough to carry without weighing you down, this mac will see you through spring.
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Parka (£9, primark.co.uk)

Running errands, weekends away, even summer festivals: this on-trend parka will be your hero, because it packs down into one small pocket. And just look at the price! 
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Animal-print mac (£12, George at Asda, direct.asda.com)

With toggles at the waist for a flattering shape, this light-as-a-feather parka makes for easy spring wear and has a hood to save you from the drowned rat look…
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Baker by Ted Baker hooded coat (from £33, debenhams.com)

For ages one to six years, this bright aqua waterproof jacket will lift the spirits on even the gloomiest morning. Pockets are zipped so kids can keep safe the treasures they pick up on their travels.
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J by Jasper Conran raincoat (from £22, debenhams.com)

It’s got designer good looks and lightweight water-resistant fabric, but this little coat has one very big advantage: you won’t lose sight of them when they’re wearing vibrant orange!
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Blue stripe mac (from £8, George at Asda, direct.asda.com)

Classic nautical detailing make this packaway mac look way more expensive than that amazing £8 price tag. It comes in a range of sizes (9 months - 6 years), too.
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Croc Pac-a-Mac (£8-£9, Morrisons stores)

No need to break the bank with this cute crocodile design pac-a-mac from Nutmeg at Morrisons - grab it while you're doing the weekly shop. The design includes a big zipper so your little ones can learn to do their coats up themselves. 
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Ponchos and matching wellies (£22 and £12 each respectively, rockinbaby.com)

Bright and cheery, your little one will stay dry while jumping in puddles in these Rockin Baby wellies and ponchos. 

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