Back to school | Bags, bags and more bags

Back to school - Bags, bags and more bags

With most schools having a school uniform policy it is really only school bags, gym bags and lunch bags that children get the opportunity to express their individuality (unless your school insists on school logo bags).

When I was at school I can’t remember needing a school bag at primary school but I certainly remember my lunch boxes.  Those were the days of the plastic lunch boxes which housed a matching flask, I had My Little Pony and Barbie ones throughout my time at school.

Nowadays it feels as though Roo takes in more and more bags every day, from her school bag carrying her stationery, reading book, homework etc, her gym bag, her lunch bag and then depending on what after school activity she is doing it could well mean another bag to carry.

With all these different bags needed let me show you some examples of what is available this year…

Back to school | Bags, bags and more bags

Batman Logo Children's RucksackWarner Bros. Batman Rucksack

Make running for the bus Super Hero worthy with this Batman rucksack, ideal for all your crime fighting essentials.   The rucksack has adjustable, padded shoulder straps, a hanging loop, and a zipped outer pocket – perfect for carrying your school essentials or even your gym kit.

Price: £29.99
Available from:

Avengers AOU Lunch BagDisney Marvel Avengers AOU Lunch Bag

Superheroes need to recharge their powers and fast. So pack their favourite provisions into this insulated Avengers lunch bag, with a bold film artwork plus a carry handle – it is the ideal way to make lunch time more interesting.

Price: £10.95
Available from: Disney Store and

Navy Jersey Striped BackpackNavy Jersey Striped Backpack

This navy jersey striped backpack with contrasting brown adjustable strips and zip details allows your tween to feel more grown up.

Price: £25.00
Available from: Claire’s and

Pink Satchel Insulated Lunch BagPink Satchel Insulated Lunch Bag

Keep your lunch cool in this super stylish insulated lunch bag in a sophisticated satchel style – perfect for those who think that they are too grown up to carry character lunch bags.

Price: £5.00
Available from: Wilko and

Alien Book and Lunch BagAlien Book and Lunch Bag

Make lunch times out of this world with this super Alien themed lunch bag with detachable book bag – the ability to attach both bags together will make carrying them on the school run much easier especially for younger children.

Price: £10.00
Available from: Wilko and

Personalised Boot BagPersonalised Boot Bag

The boot bag is suitable for all types of sports shoes and boots or use as a handy holdall for tennis balls/hockey balls etc.  Available in eight different design options as well as six different colourways – as Roo is very much into her sports this will be another bag she is regularly carrying to school.

Price: £16.00
Available from:

What type of bags do your children use for school?


Disclosure: We were provided with samples of the above items FOC for the purpose of this guide.



  1. August 5, 2015 / 11:52 am

    Ah, choosing my back to school bag was probably the highlight of going back to school as a kid!

  2. Mammasaurus
    August 5, 2015 / 12:35 pm

    Mine have always used book bags as they are little but this Summer they pick their first backpacks – they are so excited about this! Love these examples!

  3. August 5, 2015 / 1:12 pm

    There is so much choice now a days isn’t there….
    I love that Alien Book and Lunch Bag….So cute 😀

  4. August 5, 2015 / 7:29 pm

    We had a school book bag at infants but my son is moving up to the Juniors – thought I had it nailed with a Minions back pack but he’s cried saying he thinks people will laugh at him! Thanks for this I forgot I probably need to go find him a sporty gym bag too now.

  5. August 5, 2015 / 7:57 pm

    choosing a bag is such a big thing. I have one starting secondary school and the bag seems like such an imprtant thing to get right.

  6. August 5, 2015 / 8:14 pm

    I loved school bag shopping when I went to school. We didn’t have lockers and had to drag all sorts to school every day, so bags didn’t last terribly long – not that we did mind as it meant getting a new one almost every year 🙂

  7. August 7, 2015 / 7:04 am

    I love the pink satchel! off to buy one for Kara!

  8. August 7, 2015 / 6:32 pm

    I like the striped one, can I have it for me please? Mich x

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