Who doesn’t love being out in the sun? The warmth of the hot sun on your face and a lovely summer breeze running through your hair are some of those things that we crave during the chilly winter months. But when the sun does come out to play, it is very important to take care of your skin, and especially that of your children. At The Beach intu Lakeside, we actively encourage all visitors to apply sun cream, drink plenty of water and to wear a hat. Read on for our top tips on how to safely enjoy a hot, sunny day with us here at The Beach intu Lakeside.
Located by the intu Lakeside Shopping Centre on West Thurrock Way in Grays, The Beach has all the ingredients for seaside fun, even though it is not on the coast! And where there is water, sand and sun, there should be sun protection. This can start with something as simple as wearing a hat. When the kids aren’t splashing around in the water, make sure that they wear a hat. This not only protects their scalp from the sun, but also lowers the risk of UV rays getting into their eyes.
For children, you should always aim to use sun cream with a sun protection factor (SPF) higher than 30, and ensure that it is water-resistant, as your kids will want to play on all the great water rides at The Beach intu Lakeside. Even if the weather is cloudy, the UV rays from the sun can still penetrate through the clouds, so always be sure to apply. Just a little damage to your skin can have a lasting effect. It is important to apply a fresh layer of sun cream, especially when playing in water. The sun cream might say ‘water-resistant’ on the bottle, but it is always worth reapplying to be sure. Better to be safe than sorry!
Our last big tip is to stay hydrated. There is plenty of drinking water at The Beach intu Lakeside and it is really important that both you and your children take on lots of liquid. We hope you agree with us at The Beach intu Lakeside that it is of the utmost importance to take the safety of children seriously. Follow this advice to enjoy a cracking day in the sun, but most importantly, enjoy yourself!