Building sandcastles, playing ballgames, climbing trees, splashing around, playing in the dirt. Very important activities – that must be done with abandon. There is simply no time to consider whether or not the outfit you’re wearing is made for the job. Every outfit is just as suitable as the next, anyway. And is (almost) as good when it has stains, tears and holes as it is without. Which is why our lovely little ones should be allowed to run riot in the playground in a tutu or a designer polo shirt. Because that is where all the big social events take place: from a princess meeting a racing car driver and a dinosaur fighting with fairies to fire fighters feeding the pigeons.