We all know the risks of too much sun, the media calls to wear sun cream, hats and stay out of the mid day sun. As adults it is easy to apply these rules, but try telling children on a trip to the beach or on holiday that they are not to go out to play in the lovely midday spring sunshine and you soon become seen as a kill joy of a mother! Thankfully help is at hand with a multitude of summer safe sun wear on the market that can allow you the freedom your children want on holiday to play freely and safely.
The Beach Factory
We have found a ‘one stop shop’ to meet all your summer sun needs at affordable prices in the Beach Factory. It is an online shop selling the family outdoor gear for safe fun in the fun. Whether you are planning a holiday or just looking to enjoy being out in the garden and the park this website is worth a look. I was delighted to see my favourite Sun Sense sun cream sold, not to mention sun tents, gorgeous hats, sensible beach shoes, accessories for kids and UV rash tops for all.
I was invited to test out one of the rash tops for my children. I jumped at the opportunity as a new season of Surf Club has just begun and the children have outgrown all last year’s tops. I ordered age 11 as the triplets have just had their birthday and the top is a good snug fit which is just what you need under a wetsuit in the sea.
The UV top is from the sought after surfing Quicksilver Range and my brand aware tweens were only to keen to put it on. Guy was most in need and claimed it, although despite it being in the boys range my daughter adores the rich blues and the trendy design and has “first dibs” when Guy grows out of it! I think it will be a case of first packed gets to wear it until I order another two!
Sun protection is not just for the beach, those rays are just as damaging playing out in the garden so I was delighted to find Guy in his new top playing down by the river after school.
The special 50% UV filter protection material is much more comfortable than a regular cotton t shirt in water and actually helps keep you warm too. It would be perfect for little ones playing in a paddling pool, or in our case for jumping into the river.
It certainly is preferable to using school uniform which has been done on more than one occasion! These tops are currently just £14.95 at the Beach Factory, and they are so comfy Guy has been wearing his back to front all season and neither he nor I noticed as they stretch into shape and fit like a glove. That’s not all…….
An offer for All Coombe Mill Readers
There are plenty more items for sale all under the theme of sun safety on the Beach Factory Website and they have an amazing summer sale on at the moment so it is well worth a look. There is even a further 10% off the sale prices for Coombe Mill blog readers using the code CoombeMill on orders over £25 during May so go on, take a peep and see how far £25 will take you!
Win a Pool party sack with Coombe Mill
Not only have we teamed up with the beach Factory to offer a great discount to all out readers, but there is also a further chance to WIN a fun pool party sack worth £19.95. This contains everything you could want for your kids to have a brilliant day out by a pool or at the beach all in one handy carry bag.
If this sounds like something you and your family could use just follow the instructions below.
Good luck to all taking part and remember to check out the Beach Factory Summer Sale.
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