Making a Beach Day More Fun: 6 Parent Hacks You Need to Know

Making a Beach Day More Fun: 6 Parent Hacks You Need to Know

Whether going on a beach holiday or planning a local beach visit, beach days are a lot of fun if you are well-prepared to keep the little ones entertained and safe.

In this article, I have put together seven parent hacks to help you make a beach visit relaxing and enjoyable for every family member.

Hack #1 Bring a pop-up tent

A pop-up tent can provide a much-needed escape from the sun, wind, and sand. Plus, it can be a fun place for kids to hang out and play. Make sure to choose a tent that is easy to set up and take down and provides enough shade for everyone.

Hack #2 Create a beach scavenger hunt

Hunting for treasures on the beach can be fun for kids of all ages. Create a beach-themed scavenger hunt by listing things you might find on the beach, such as seashells, sea glass, and driftwood. Give each child a list and see who can find everything first.

Hack #3 Pack a DIY sandcastle kit

Building sandcastles is a classic beach activity, but mixing pre-made sandcastle tools with household items such as spoons, cups, and bowls will add a new twist to building sandcastles. Your kids will enjoy using their imagination to build unique constructions.

Hack #4 Freeze your juice boxes

No one likes warm drinks on a hot day, so freeze your juice boxes before packing them in your cooler. They will keep your other snacks cool and refreshing, and as they thaw out, they will provide a fun slushy drink for your kids to enjoy.

Hack #5 A beach cart is a lifesaver

Picture this: it's a beautiful day for a beach day with your little ones. You've packed your sunscreen, snacks, towels, and toys. But suddenly, reality sets in as you start lugging your bags, coolers, and chairs across the hot sand. That's where a beach cart comes to the rescue! Not only does it save you from a potential backache, but it also keeps everything organised and easy to access. Plus, your kids can hop on and take a ride, making it a fun and leisurely trip to your perfect spot on the beach. Investing in a beach cart will make your beach days with your children a breeze. We use the Vuly Beach Cart because I love the beautiful colour options and the reasonable price tag.

Hack #6 Bring a portable speaker

Nothing says a day at the beach like some good tunes. Bring a portable speaker and create a playlist with your family's favourite songs. Dancing and singing along to the music keeps the energy up and the good vibes flowing.

Hack #7 Try some new beach games

Have you ever considered spicing things up with some non-traditional beach games? Sure, digging holes and building sandcastles are classics, but why not try something new? From water balloon tosses (or one of many other water balloon games) to disc golf, non-traditional beach games can be just as fun as the old favourites. And best of all, they’re easy to set up and can keep children entertained for hours.

A day at the beach with your kids can be a memorable experience for everyone involved. By using these parent hacks, you can make the day more fun. With these tips, you can relax and soak up the sun while your kids have a blast. So pack up your towels, sunscreen, and snacks, and confidently hit the beach!

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