Most families will be heading into their gardens over the following week, as the country prepares for its hottest temperatures of the year so far. However, staying out all day in the sunshine can be extremely difficult with children, so here are some tips on how to survive the heatwave in the garden.
The Met Office has issued amber extreme heat weather warnings for the beginning of next week (July 17th), predicting that temperatures could exceed 35C in the south-east of England. In addition to this, many areas of the UK will experience 32C, though figures could be even higher than this.
Therefore, it is wise to keep kids out of the sunshine, particularly during the hottest parts of the day. You won’t want to stay cooped up in the house, however, which is why spending time in your garden log cabin is a good idea.
Set up some toys in there and a fan, and they can enjoy being outside without the risk of sunburn or sunstroke.
The best way to enjoy being in the garden when it is exceedingly hot outside is to make sure you have plenty of shade. For those who don’t have a log cabin, you can get your hands on gazebos that will shield those underneath from the glare of the sun. If you are eating outside, make sure your table has a wide umbrella, so you can dine in comfort and safety.
There is no better time to make use of paddling pools, water guns, slip-and-slide mats, and sprinklers than during a heatwave. Make sure you inflate everything you have in time for the weekend, so the kids can cool themselves down with cold water from the outside tap.
Author - Martin Corby
Posted - 11 Aug 2022
Disclaimer: This information is subject to change and as such, is provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute professional advice. Readers are encouraged to verify the details independently.
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