Destination Reviews UK

Give experiences that grow your kids’ world

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December 27, 2018

Travelling with kids can be a challenge, whether you are home or away, but it is such a rewarding experience for all the family.

We like to go off the beaten track and really explore wherever it is that we are visiting, whether it be a historical building or enjoying the great outdoors where we let the kids be kids and help find the courage to clamber over rocks or explore that dark and eerie cave.

When exploring places with the kids it is important for them to be properly dressed for the occasion and alongside our trusty waterproofs, woolly hats and gloves and warm winter coats, we would be lost without a good pair of walking boots.

KEEN offers a wide range of hiking boots which are perfect for these outdoor adventures, whether you are a boy or girl of four, fourteen or forty years old.

The Targhee boot is perfect for courageous fathers and sons, whilst the Terradora is made for active mothers and daughters and both styles are waterproof, giving you peace of mind for impromtu paddles in puddles, rivers or even the sea.

One of the features I really love is the heel lock and secure t lace capture system (or easy fit hook and loop closure in little kids editions) which are not only easy to do up, but keep feet stable and secure.

The padded tongue and collar and cushioned footbed gives incredible comfort from the first step too, plus non-marking, robust rubber outsole ensures reliable traction on a wide range of terrains, leaving little ones free to focus on the adventure afoot and discover the beauty of the great outdoors.

Plus, the whole fabulous range of walking boots comes in fun colours sure to please even the most judicious of juniors.

Travel is so much bigger than the destination, outdoor adventures really connect you to the whole family and helps create memories that will keep you talking about them for years.

KEEN currently have a fabulous New Years sale on with up to 40% off their range of hiking boots – to check it out, head to

Disclaimer: We were sent KEEN footwear for the kids for the purpose of a review. All thoughts and opinions are our own.

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    December 27, 2018

    Expanding our kids’ horizons is so important to their development. They need experiences so much more than any kind of gadget.

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    Anita Mckaney

    December 28, 2018

    These seem like really good hiking boots for the littles. Kids grow out of shoes so quickly so it is good that they are affordable and on sale!!

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    December 28, 2018

    Great photos! I don’t have kids of my own, but I think your post is super important, and I love the idea of growing your kids’ world with great experiences, and lots of outside activities!

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    December 28, 2018

    Thank you for sharing your tips for hiking boots! These are some things I must get for our kids when we travel!

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    Debra Schroeder

    December 28, 2018

    What a great idea. I’m a big believer in making memories and not emphasizing things.

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    December 28, 2018

    Love the photos here. Hiking boots are a must for outdoor adventures.

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    Stephanie Jeannot

    December 28, 2018

    I love that they come in fun colors and that they are waterproof. I also love that you guys go on adventures like this. How nice!!!

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    Tiffany Barry

    December 28, 2018

    The fact that they’re waterproof absolutely sold me! We go hiking, and I hate having to keep the kids out of the little creeks for fear of blisters. It would be great to let them just play!

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    December 28, 2018

    wow, love these shoes / boots – so stylish and useful. Great for getting outdoors and exploring like you say!

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    December 28, 2018

    I love taking my kiddos on adventures and these boots look amazing! These would be perfect for hiking at their grandpas cabin 🙂

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    Shannon Gurnee

    December 28, 2018

    It sounds like you have some amazing experiences with your children. I wish we had more opportunities to travel with our kids.

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    Rebecca Smith

    December 28, 2018

    These look like some great boots. I do like to give my children experiences like this too.

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    Yeah Lifestyle

    December 28, 2018

    Having good boots and shoes are so important for the feet and especially when you are travelling, these waterproof boots look super stylish and perfect for active kids

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    Rhian westbury

    December 28, 2018

    Sounds like some great footwear, and so important if you’re going to be out and about a lot x

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    Jasmine Hewitt

    December 29, 2018

    well they look like nice boots! very stylish

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    Lara | Grits in the City

    December 29, 2018

    These kids hiking boots are precious! We haven’t taken our little man hiking yet but looks like these boots are the way to go.

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    December 29, 2018

    Ooooo sounds like a pair of boots my daughter needs! So going to get her a pair!

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    December 29, 2018

    Traveling as a kid seriously helped to shape myself as person today. I don’t think that if I didn’t travel as a kid, my world view would be so much smaller. Those cute little shoes are a must!

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    Lydia Smith

    December 29, 2018

    I love when brands put kids’ interests in their products. Many parents will surely worry about hiking with their kids, but with Keen Footwear, they can be rest assured.

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    nichola - Globalmouse

    December 29, 2018

    I absolutely love Keen, we lived in their shoes all of last summer so I can’t wait to try out their winter offerings. They are so good aren’t they?

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    Kacie Morgan

    December 29, 2018

    Travelling with kids can be super fun, I imagine. I haven’t done it before – can’t believe how quickly my niece has grown up.

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    December 29, 2018

    Anything that is waterproof is a bonus when it comes to shoes. Especially for kids as they love puddles!

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    Victoria Marden

    December 29, 2018

    We absoloutly love finding places for us to explore which I have done in the past too. These boots are beautiful, I think I will have to have a look at theses, thank you. x

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    December 29, 2018

    I love the color combinations of those Keens. They’re super cute! I’m always looking for something fun and practical for my nieces and nephew, so these look perfect!

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    December 29, 2018

    I wish we’d had these boots in the summer when we were climbing on rocks and hills during our holiday! I love the bright colours

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    Cecilia Harvard

    December 30, 2018

    Your kiddos are the cutest and those look like some awesome boots. I really need to give my boys more memorable life experiences rather than toys when it comes to gifts.

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    December 30, 2018

    You have the cutest kids. It is really important to give them a wonderfuk experience that they will treasure it as they grow.

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    December 31, 2018

    I have heard about Keen before, but I’ve never bought anything from them. I will definitely have to look into what they offer as they could be really helpful with all of the traveling that I do!

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    December 31, 2018

    I love outdoor adventures and need to make an investment in a new pair of outdoor footwear.

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    Super Busy Mum

    January 1, 2019

    Outdoor adventures with our children far outweigh anything for us. The fresh air, the lack of tech in their hands – it’s everything! Great, supportive footwear is always a plus, too!

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