FORGET DMs: SLIDE INTO A FUN FAMILY HOLIDAY WITH WATER-BASED EXCURSIONS

FORGET DMs: SLIDE INTO A FUN FAMILY HOLIDAY WITH WATER-BASED EXCURSIONS

Hello, everyone!

When you have kids, holidays become a completely different experience. Believe it or not, most children don’t enjoy lying still on sun loungers in the sun for hours on end. So they’re going to need occupying. Holidays change from a couple of weeks of laid back, calming, relaxation and recuperation to action packed, fun filled days. The best way to keep your kids happy in hot weather? Water based activities. Here are a few ideas for your next family trip away. 

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Water Parks 

Water parks are a kid’s dream. Huge slides, wave machines, paddling pools, fountains, waterfalls and pool floats. What’s not to love. Almost all hot countries will have a water park especially designed for children. Of course, they’ll need adult supervision. But your input will be minimal as they’ll be busy formulating games of their own. If you want to avoid extra travel costs every time you head to the water park, check out parks that have hotels combined. Discover Nickelodeon Water Theme Park & Hotel In Malaysia for an endless source of family fun.

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The Sea 

The sea is a novelty for most. It’s great to swim in the open water, feel the salt on your skin and watch little fish swim by. Take a day trip to the beach and watch as your children jump over waves on the shore and scoop up buckets of salt water to fill moats in the sandcastles they’ve built. Never let your child into the sea unless there is a lifeguard on duty. Know where’s appropriate for swimming and never allow your child to go into the sea alone. Beware of undercurrents and drops in the seafloor.

Snorkeling 

If your children are a little older, they might like to try out snorkeling. Find a shallow reef and always go with a professional, trained guide. They’ll know the safest place to take you. Your kids will marvel at the colorful fish, corals and shells that live in the water, usually out of sigh

Precautions To Take 

No Running

Slippery surfaces can see kids falling over and the hard flooring surrounding pools isn’t forgiving on elbows, knees and chins. Make sure that your children know not to run on slippery surfaces. Dry them off before you head away from the poolside. Never allow them to walk up or down stairs or enter an elevator when wet.

Swimming

Children should also always be supervised when in water. Unsupervised children could encounter struggles and difficulties in the water. This could prove fatal. If your child doesn’t know how to swim, ensure they are wearing water wings or a life jacket whenever they’re in water and only allow them into the water when you’re in it too. If your child can swim, you will still need to keep an eye on them, just in case. 

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Sun Cream

Children are still prone to sunburn when they’re in the water. However, standard sun creams and lotions can wash off easily. Purchase a reliable, waterproof sun cream. Ensure that your children are topped up regularly throughout the day.

So, what about you? Do you like water based activities with your children? Is there any favorite place you would like to suggest us for our next family excursion? Let us know in the comment section below.

As always, thank you for visiting and have a great day!

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13 Comments

  1. Irene
    October 18, 2016 / 8:01 pm

    Great post Helene! We would love to try a theme park in a hotel some day.

  2. October 24, 2016 / 3:48 am

    Loved all these tips with kids, I need to book our first themed park with my little ones 😉
    xo,
    Maca

  3. October 24, 2016 / 4:51 am

    Wow! I love all of these photos. Definitely missing the beach 🙁

  4. October 24, 2016 / 8:39 am

    I remember when I was a child quite often going down the beach to paddle & loved it, water parks I wasn’t too keen on as I hate not being able to touch the floor with my feet plus don’t like water being in my face. ? I know a lot of kids that love water parks though and that would be their kind of holiday xx

  5. October 24, 2016 / 2:51 pm

    great tips, even as an adult i don’t like being still on holiday i need lots of things to do, never been snorkelling before though but would love to 🙂

  6. October 24, 2016 / 9:56 pm

    I would LOVE to spend a full day in a waterpark

  7. October 25, 2016 / 3:06 am

    I say take kids to the beach as you mentioned and let them run all they want! 🙂

  8. December 19, 2016 / 2:16 pm

    Great suggestions! I feel like I’m old but I would still love to hang around a waterpark. Children need a lot of “occupying.” Great read.

    Ron | Nearby Wanderer

  9. December 19, 2016 / 4:23 pm

    I love water based activities and loved the waterpark we visited a few years back in Corfu. Definitely going to be making a little water baby out of my little boy!!

  10. December 19, 2016 / 5:15 pm

    This post is amazing. I love every place where there’s water so i loved reading this.

  11. Jasmin N
    December 19, 2016 / 5:28 pm

    I’d go to that trip even without kids 😀 wonderful things!

    ~ Jasmin N
    littlethingswithjassy.blogspot.fi

  12. December 19, 2016 / 11:31 pm

    We used to always holiday near the sea when I was little. I have super fond memories of the seaside and always miss it when I’m not near it.
    Katja xxx
    http://www.katnapped.com

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