It’s December and you know what that means? Beach days are back. Relaxed, balmy days are synonymous with Australian life. Think back to when you were a kid. Chances are, your mind fills with colourful memories of building sandcastles and splashing around in the water.
The great thing about the beach is you can enjoy it no matter how old you are. While you might outgrow playing in the sand, days spent at the beach never stop being fun. And with holidays coming up, you’ll have opportunities to create new beach memories with your family.
Make sure you’ve got your beach bag stocked with fun items like these – so you can laze around while the kids are busy working on their sandcastle masterpieces.
Toy ideas for a day at the beach
Beach towels, chairs, umbrellas, food, drinks, and toys. Whew, you’re going to need a couple of beach bags. But it’s better to be over-prepared. Especially when kids are young, remembering all the necessities will make a summery world of difference.
Here are five things to pack in your car:
Okay, so this might not be the most fun item in your beach bag, but it’s the most important. Fun in the sun won’t last long if you get burnt or experience heatstroke. Give your family shady relief from the hot sun by bringing a beach umbrella.
While fish and chips on the beach is the Aussie way, you might like to pack fruit, snacks and water if you plan to be there all day. Pack an esky stocked with ice and keep it under your umbrella, out of the sun.
Even if you think your kids won’t need them, pack a few of their favourite water-friendly toys (no, not the soft teddy they’re attached to). They’ll probably be playing in the water most of the time, but lay out a few toys like a plastic rake to help build that castle.
As well as your towels, invest in a jumbo beach rug to sit on. You won’t want to sit on your damp towel, especially if you’re going in and out of the water.
Days spent at the beach are special. You’ll want to remember your little toddler prancing on the sand, so don’t forget your camera.
At Baby Vegas, we sell a range of unique beach products such as SunnyLife pineapple shaped beach towels, inflatable beach balls, beach day rucksacks, paddles bats, and sand pit toys.
And of course… don’t forget to slip, slop, slap.