I don’t know about your hometowns, but when the Splash Pads opened in Austin on May 17, it seemed that everyone in the city was there to ring in the occasion. It’s one of the most popular ways parents find free fun and an escape from the heat during the hottest months of the year. When we discovered British clothing line, Joules, and their collection of bright and poppy rain boots and swim suits, we knew the splash pad was just the right playground to see the fun summer garb in action. And, as a special surprise gift, Joules is offering our readers a 20% off coupon (on full priced items)! Use the code BLCSTY to enjoy the discount on their website now through July 31. Happy shopping!

photography by wynn myers


Hugh and Miles brought the energy and fun up to the next level on our day at the splash pad!

Joules’ Boys Swim Shorts, Blue Scary Fish Print & Red Rugby PrintJoules’ Yellow Welly & Joules’ Printed Welly, Scary Fish


My two-year-old daughter Ellie loves marching around the splash pad. With her fair skin, we try to never leave home without a hat. Check out Joules’ Vacation Shop for more stylish ways to protect your kiddos from the sun.

Joules’ Girls Frilled Swimsuit, Dusky Blue Floral & Joules’ Printed Welly, Multi Mix 


Beatrice gets her first splash of the summer in Butler Park. For a full list of all Austin area splash pads, go here.

Joules’ Girls Frilled Swimsuit, Turquoise Daisy Field & Joules’ Red Welly


Popsicles are a favorite splash pad snack. Check out our Little Things columnist Carrie Ryan’s recipe for fresh strawberry, greek yogurt and honey popsicles.

Joules’ Girls Frilled Bikini, Dusky Blue Floral & Joules’ Printed Welly, Candy Pink Pony Print


Joules’ Boys Swim Shorts, Blue Scary Fish Print & Joules’ Yellow Welly

Joules’ Boys Swim Shorts, Red Rugby Print & Joules’ Printed Welly, Scary Fish

It’s impossible for us to pick a favorite from Joules’ lineup of wellies. Check out their full collection here.

Joules’ Printed Welly, Candy Pink Pony Print, Joules’ Printed Welly, Scary Fish, Joules’ Yellow Welly, & Joules’ Printed Welly, Multi Mix


Camille’s sweet daughter Phoebe tries some boots on for size.

Joules’ Girls Scalloped Edge Swimsuit, Red Spot & Joules’ Yellow Welly


Cora is keeping it cool in her heart-shaped shades.

Joules’ Girls Frilled Bikini, Dusky Blue Floral 


Joules’ Boys Swim Shorts, Blue Scary Fish Print & Joules’ Yellow Welly

Joules’ Girls Frilled Swimsuit, Dusky Blue Floral & Joules’ Printed Welly, Multi Mix

As a new mom last summer, I didn’t know about all the fun water toys you should bring along to splash. Margeurite showed the younger girls the ropes with the umbrella her grandparents brought back from a trip to China.

Joules’ Printed Welly, Candy Pink Pony Print


Joules’ Boys Swim Shorts, Blue Scary Fish Print & Red Rugby Print & Joules’ Yellow Welly & Joules’ Printed Welly, Scary Fish

Miles gives Hugh the assist on getting all the water out of his boots.

Joules’ Boys Swim Shorts, Blue Scary Fish Print & Red Rugby PrintJoules’ Yellow Welly & Joules’ Printed Welly, Scary Fish


The girls share a sweet hug before it’s time to leave.

Joules’ Girls Frilled Swimsuit, Turquoise Daisy Field & Joules’ Girls Frilled Bikini, Dusky Blue Floral


Joules’ Girls Frilled Swimsuit, Dusky Blue Floral & Joules’ Printed Welly, Multi Mix

8 comments
  1. 1
    allisonnicoleignacio | June 10, 2014 at 4:33 pm

    SO adorable – the kids and the clothes! I love the colors – just perfect for summer!

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  2. 2
    Annie D | June 10, 2014 at 4:56 pm

    Those rain boots!!! So adorable.

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  3. 3
    Nancy M | June 10, 2014 at 9:44 pm

    What darling children and fabulous photos!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  4. 4
    Debbie P | June 10, 2014 at 10:32 pm

    Love this!!! Cute boots and suits.

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  5. 5
    Kim - The TomKat Studio | June 11, 2014 at 1:47 am

    Serious cuteness! LOVE!

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  6. 6
    diane smith | June 11, 2014 at 10:13 am

    Sooooo adorable! Cute boots & beautiful children.

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  7. 7
    Moriah | June 11, 2014 at 9:45 pm

    These photos are so cute and so are the outfits! Love them!
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