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Life’s a beach… until you’re taking the whole family with you! Jokes aside, going on that long-awaited seaside getaway is a wonderful way to spend quality family time together. But it’s not always easy to keep everyone entertained and happy.

Here are our top tips for a better beach break – one that actually feels like a holiday!

  1.     Bring a beach blanket – from your bed

No need to go out and buy a blanket for the beach – a fitted sheet works wonders. Place the items you’re taking with you in each corner of the sheet to create the perfect sand-free sanctuary.

  1.      The freezer is your friend

Save cooler space by freezing water bottles, yoghurt, grapes and other snacks the night before so you won’t need ice bricks.

  1.      Pick a strategic spot

With December’s busy beaches, it’s best to arrive early so that you can claim the best spot on the sand. This also means that you get your beach time in before the sun becomes too intense. 

  1.      Beat the burn

Try to minimise your children’s sun exposure as much as possible by getting them to cover up with hats, sunglasses and sunscreen. Remember to reapply sunscreen regularly, especially after swimming. Using a sunscreen spray avoids the messy mix of sun cream and sand.

  1.      Your beach bestie = talc powder

Did you know that baby powder helps get rid of sand? Dust it over your children’s bodies before rinsing or dusting off the powder and the pesky beach sand along with it.

  1.      Your secret stash

When the whole crew is going for a dip and you need to keep your valuables safe, stash them in a clean nappy! Potential thieves are unlikely to take a peek inside there…

  1.      Hunt for buried treasure

Bury items in the beach sand near you to make a treasure hunt. Items like big shells, balls, shovels and other beach toys make for good loot. Another idea is to set kids off on a scavenger hunt with a list of things they need to find or see on the beach.

  1.      Beach toys will keep kids entertained for hours

What could make for a better break than the world’s largest sandpit and pool? There really is fun for everyone at the beach, made even more exciting with seaside toys. Check out our selection of sand and water toys that will keep your children entertained – and learning through play – for hours.

And because you can’t guarantee 24/7 fun in the sun, it’s also a good idea to pack some indoor activities like puzzles and drawing and painting tools. These are small and easy to pack and will help to keep boredom at bay on a rainy day.

To find out more about our educational toys for all ages, please visit our website or contact us for a quote: 011 618 1337 /

At Truly Toys, we help you to be an even better parent or teacher by providing learning resources for dynamic play that encourage children’s development.

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