The lovely Alice, owner of Bluebells of Bath on Walcot Street, gives us her top 5 tips for heading back to school in a blaze of gorgeous…

1. Mini Backpacks, £12

Perfect for younger kids. The backpacks come in some cute patterns ideal for boys and girls. The main compartment is big enough to fit a bottle of water and a pencil case. The bag comes with adjustable straps and a handy front zip pocket (ideal for a few knick knacky toys!).


2. Ice Cream Erasers, £3.99

These look good enough to eat! You get 6 in the pack all different pastel colours. They are vanilla scented and come in a fun ice cream van shaped box.



3. Mermaid Notebooks, £4.99 – £7.99

Mermaids seem to be the new unicorn! These A5 size notebooks come in a stunning iridescent cover with lined pages inside which makes it perfect for practising handwriting or working out those sums. Equally they can be used for fun, maybe as a diary or friendship book.


4. Write Your Own Story Pencils, £6

You’ve got a jazzy notebook, now you’re going to need something to write with. These set of pencils come in 3 assorted pastel colours each with different gold sayings. You can either ‘Dream Big’, ‘Follow Your Heart’, or ‘Go Girl’.


5. Water Bottles, £6

With the nation becoming more aware of the amount of plastic packaging we use, we’re in full support of reusable cups and bottles. From the fun unicorn print to the more grown up botanical leaf print, these handy bottles come in a range of patterns. They come with a screw tight lid and are BPA free. They can also be easily washed in the dishwasher!


All products featured are available on the Bluebells of Bath website or you can find them in the delightful shop at 18b Walcot Street, Bath, BA1 5BG.