Playing in the sun - Top Tips for staying safe

As we approach the summer months, and bask in the unexpected days of sunshine - it's important we remember how powerful the sun can be in the UK! We've pulled together our top tips for those sunshine filled days when little ones will be hard to get indoors! 

Encourage your children to play in the shade, especially during the hottest part of the day (11am-3pm).

Make sure they’re wearing sun cream, even when it’s overcast. UV rays are so strong they can penetrate through clouds. Sun cream should be applied 30 mins before they go out in the sun and be reapplied every 2-3 hours. Take extra care of their shoulders and neck. These are the most common areas for sunburn.

Make sure they wear a hat that covers their face and neck.

Sunglasses will not only make them look super-cool, it will also protect your child’s eyes. Make sure they have CE Marked labels to guarantee UV protection.

Drink lots of water. It’s vital to keep their hydration levels topped up especially when they’re playing in hot weather.

Set a good example and follow the tips yourself, it’s the easiest way for them to learn how important it is to protect yourself in the sun.

Most importantly, make sure you have fun and enjoy the sunny weather with your loved ones.

Looking for some garden fun? Check out some of our outdoor games and toys to kick start your summer adventure.