The best animal backpacks for kids

Can’t leave home without your children’s favourite toys? Fun animal backpacks are the best way to bring them along on adventures

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by Lily Anderson |
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So, your little girl or boy needs a backpack? Well lucky for you, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve picked a roaring selection, which will definitely make your little ones hop out of bed in the morning to get ready for the day.

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Get in the routine of packing their favourite stuffed animal, a change of clothes and some snacks. Top tip: if they’re going back to school or starting nursery, a rucksack is a fantastic way for them to carry their own books and a blanket.

Our top picks of the best animal backpacks for kids:

3D Giraffe Backpack

PaddlePak Pinch Lobster

Skip Hop Bee Bag

LittleLife Daysack

Dinosaur Rucksack

But forget nursery for a moment, with an animal backpack it gives you the perfect excuse to go off on an adventure together. For a great day out, take your whole family to a farm or zoo. Here, youngsters can show off their new best friend to the real thing. How cute will it be to see the delight on their face when they’re up close to their favourite creatures? Especially as they’ll have their matching bag on their back. Sounds like an incredible photo opportunity, right?

They don’t have to choose a wild cat to be king of the jungle. Whatever you decide to gift them will make them head of the pack. Here are our favourite animal backpacks for kids.


The best animal backpacks for kids

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3D Giraffe Backpack

Brighten up your little one's day with this adorable rucksack. They'll love showing off its amazing giraffe design at nursery or on a play date with friends. It's a fantastic size so there's plenty of room for a change of clothes, small teddy and jacket.

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Sloth, Panda Monkey Backpack

OK, this is probably the most adorable backpack we've ever seen... This super-soft rucksack is made from the fluffiest material, and it will always look like it's hugging your child - aww. That's surely worth splashing out on, right?

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PaddlePak Pinch Lobster

Trunki has delivered again with this splashing PaddlePak. Whether you're taking your kids on holiday or for a swimming lesson at the local pool, this waterproof bag will soon travel with them everywhere. Psst… There's a secret tail pocket to store pocket money and other exciting features to discover.

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Skip Hop Bee Bag

You won't bumble over whether or not you should purchase this for your little boy or girl, because they'll be buzzing to take it anywhere they go. As well as its bee-utiful design, it has brilliant features like an adjustable side pocket for a water bottle or juice carton.

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Skip Hop Zoo Unicorn Children's Backpack

This magical creature makes the perfect backpack. Complete with a horn, this fun Skip Hop backpack is everything your little one could ever want. Plus, it's super roomy with a front zip pocket and a water bottle holder. If that isn't enough, it even has adjustable straps so that your child can grow with this bag.

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LittleLife Daysack

See the sparkle in your little angel's eyes when wearing this cool butterfly bag. You'll see them fly off with excitement, thanks to its cut-out wings. If you misplace this fun daysack at nursery, not to worry as it has space to put a name and your address on the tag.

LittleLife Animal Frog 10L Kids Swimpak Backpack7 of 9

LittleLife Animal Frog 10L Kids Swimpak Backpack

We're hopping our way to the shopping basket for this charming frog bag. Take it on your next trip to the seaside and your little ones can store damp towel in the water-resistant main compartment.

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Dinosaur Rucksack

Dinosaur fans will love this bag. Alongside the cute t-rex, diplodocus and pterodactyl, you can personalise it with your little monster's name. The spacious backpack has a zipped main compartment, a small carry handle and adjustable shoulder straps. Your mini explorer can take it to school, the park or even on a picnic.

Snow Leopard Backpack, Lunchbag & Pencil Case Set9 of 9

Snow Leopard Backpack, Lunchbag & Pencil Case Set

We're all about that easy life, and this adorable back to school set is everything your little one needs for class in September. We love that in just one purchase you will have a backpack, lunch bag and pencil case. Plus, the matching snow leopard design is just the icing on the cake.

Lily Anderson is a Commercial Content Writer at Bauer Media, where she reviews products for titles like Heat, Closer, What’s the Best, Yours and Mother&Baby.

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