Children's Half-Term Essentials Guide

Children's Half-Term Essentials Guide


School half term is a time both children and parents look forward to throughout the academic year. It’s a chance for families to spend quality time together and allows children the chance to explore their sense of freedom and go on fun adventures with their family and friends. Whether you choose to take a family staycation or venture to local areas and explore what they have to offer, half term is a time that should be cherished.

Here at Barbour, we understand the importance of family time and that’s why we have put together a curated selection of childrenswear that is perfect for whatever activities your children decide to get up to this half term. Take a look at our carefully selected half-term-ready children’s jackets, tops, dresses and accessories below, all available in fun, stylish and practical Barbour designs.

Children’s Quilted Jackets

If your kids are going to be partaking in a lot of outdoor activities during the half term, a quilted jacket is a must-have. Offering comfort and warmth, our boy’s and girl’s quilted jackets are built to last through many half-terms to come. Designed to be highly functional yet stylish, the Barbour quilted children’s jackets are perfect for all half-term adventures.

A true countrywear icon, the boy’s Liddesdale quilted jacket features a stylish cord collar, studded fastening and easily-accessible pockets. Available in both black and navy colourways, this quilted children’s jacket is not only ideal for half-term but will also make a great back-to-school coat option. 

The girl’s Foxley reversible quilted jacket features the same cord collar, studded fastenings and patch pockets as the boy’s Liddesdale but has the addition of a floral inner lining. This adds a playful contrast to a classic piece that your little one will love. Available in olive green and navy, both of which feature a unique lining, this quilted jacket will add a pop of colour to any outfit this half-term.

Children’s Waxed Jackets & Gilets

With the unpredictability of weather conditions, a waxed jacket and a gilet are must-have outerwear options to add to your children’s wardrobe. Whether you’re in need of a lightweight outerwear piece for quick and easy layering with a gilet or a more durable, water-resistant wax jacket to protect against the weather, we’ve got just the thing to suit.

The Barbour boy’s Liddesdale gilet can be worn as a standalone outerwear piece for warmer half-term days or layered under a Barbour jacket for extra protection. Featuring two slip pockets, a stand collar and snap fastening, this lightweight gilet is a great option for kids on the go. Its sleek and simple design makes it easy to layer to meet your warmth requirements and allows your children a wider range of movement whilst enjoying their half-term freedom.

Our waxed jackets are an iconic Barbour piece for people of all ages, meaning your little ones can take part in this timeless trend too. The Beaufort wax jacket has been scaled down to create a ‘mini-me’ version, especially for boys. Featuring the same classic details as the adult version, the Beaufort boy’s wax jacket offers a water-resistant material that is great for adverse weather conditions. With a ‘stormfly’ front, handwarmer pockets and a cord collar that is interactive with the detachable wax hoods for added weather protection, this classic Barbour jacket is an all-year-round addition to your child’s wardrobe, not just for half term.

We also stock a range of Barbour girl’s waxed jackets and girl’s gilets that offer the same iconic styles with a playful touch, featuring pink colourways and floral linings that your child will love.

Boy’s Jumpers & Hoodies

No matter what activities your little one will be getting up to this half term, ensuring they have a warm, layered outfit is essential, especially if your plans involve venturing outdoors. A knitted jumper or hoodie is the perfect versatile option to dress your child in this half term as they are guaranteed to add an extra layer of practicality.


The Barbour Tisbury crew jumper is ideal for layering on top of a polo shirt for a smart yet functional boy’s outfit. Crafted from a premium wool blend, the Tisbury jumper comes in a deep blue colourway with subtle Barbour embroidery. Shaped to a regular fit, this jumper is thick enough to keep your child warm but still allows them a free range of movement ensuring they’re never restricted when running around.

If your child prefers a more casual look during the half-term, then the Barbour Greyson rugby-style hoodie may be the ideal choice. Blending classic Barbour designs with more modern style, this 100% cotton hoodie boasts a stylish striped design with a cosy hood and statement branding. This hoodie pairs perfectly over any classic boys t-shirt and under any Barbour boy’s jacket to keep them warm and comfortable.

Girl’s Dresses & Tops

Half-term is a great opportunity to let your little one’s self-expression come out in what they choose to wear. A change from their everyday school uniform, half-term is a chance to explore colourful, patterned clothing that can make all the difference to your child’s mood. Whether you’re exploring the outdoors or taking part in a fun indoor activity this half-term, a knitted jumper and a fun patterned dress are great unique options for your child.

A fun, colourful knitwear piece such as the Barbour Cassley girls jumper is a simple way to brighten up your child’s half-term wardrobe. Crafted from 100% cotton, this pastel-striped jumper is delicately soft and makes the perfect layering piece for all occasions. In the image above this jumper is layered on top of the Barbour Rowan top, showing a great styling option that is ideal for unpredictable weather. The floral embroidered colour of the Rowan top pairs perfectly with the colours in the Cassley knit, but both pieces can also be worn separately, making them a versatile half-term clothing essential.

If your little one loves wearing dresses, then the Barbour Cassley dress is a great choice for letting them express themselves this half-term. Made from soft, Lyocell fabric, this long-sleeved girl’s dress boasts a modern all-over floral print with a sweet key-hole back detail for a unique finish. This dress is a year-round wardrobe essential as it can be paired with tights, boots and a jumper for a cold-weather-appropriate look or can be worn alone with a pair of trainers for a comfortable outfit, perfect for the summer holidays.

Children’s Accessories

The key to a successful half-term is to have the right accessories to hand so that you’re prepared for all occasions. With the hit and miss half term weather, having a warm, knitted hat or waxed hood to attach to their jacket is essential for ensuring your little one is protected from any unexpected cold, rainy weather.

As part of the 'Mini Me' collection, the Barbour boy’s Fair Isle beanie is a must-have essential for the half term. With a thick, knitted material and fun bobble pom, this beanie is sure to become a staple in your little one’s wardrobe. The muted grey, navy and red colours make this beanie a versatile option that pairs well with almost anything in your child’s wardrobe.

The Barbour girl’s Saltburn beanie is also part of the 'Mini Me' girls collection and features a cute, pink ribbed knitted material with a faux-fur pom for a fun detail. This baby pink colour is sure to match with most of your little one’s wardrobe making it a great versatile, half-term accessory.

This half-term, it could only be Barbour

No matter your plans for this half-term, your little one is sure to be the most stylish kid out there with the help of Barbour’s children’s clothing and accessories collection. For more fun, iconic Barbour styles for your child, browse the full collection of Barbour childrenswear today.


  1. Rothley Half Zip Sweatshirt
    Rothley Half Zip Sweatshirt
    From $91.00 MRSP $130.00
  2. Boys Liddesdale Gilet
    Boys Liddesdale Gilet
    From $90.00