"There is no bad weather, only poor clothing"
This is an old Swedish saying that I've taken to heart!
As a mum from Sweden, I want my children's clothes to be comfortable and
practical, but also original, distinctive and fun to wear. Children love climbing,
running and splashing through puddles, and their clothes should allow them
to have fun whatever the weather. Every item should also be easy to wash and
care for, as well as durable and hard-wearing.
Scandinavian style is renowned for its emphasis on functionality, and Nordic children's clothes are designed to cope with harsh weather conditions. Snow, sleet or rain, nothing should stop youngsters from having fun outdoors!
Since 2007, VikingKids have been excited to introduce, a number of well-known Swedish and Danish brands to the UK for the first time.
We're very proud to have been the first to bring you Didriksons and their top quality outdoor clothing, waterproofs, winter wear and all-weather clothing - as well as rain wear from Elka, funky indoor and summer clothes from Moonkids, specialist outdoor wear from Isbjörn of Sweden, Skogstad, Reima; UV protective clothing from Zunblock and Hyphen - and much more!
Forest Schools and VikingKids: how it all started :
We were delighted to be chosen, from a number of companies supplying children's rain wear (including Scandinavian brands) to equip 10 inner city schools with waterproof dungarees and jackets for Forest School, in a project sponsored by IKEA - just a few months after starting up! You can read more about this, and see more photographs of our exciting day at Forest School, with the children enjoying their new rain gear, in our section about Forest Schools and waterproofs.