The best family plans for summer
With children on vacation at home it is important to plan outings and activities for family fun. When the heat tightens hard we have to think about both plans to do with children to keep us indoors, such as reading, and proposals for outdoor activities that turn our outings into pleasant walks and beautiful memories of these dates.
Plans with children against the heat
Without a doubt, the best option is to go to the beach, although not all of us have the pleasure of having it next to us on these dates. In any case, you already know that you have to protect yourself from the sun and avoid the central hours of the day, especially in the case of children and even more so the babies that many pediatricians recommend not to take to the beach, or under the umbrella , until after the first months of life.
Outings to nature
Rivers, reservoirs, swamps, natural pools and other recreational areas for everyone, such as the parks (especially El Retiro, in Madrid), are the ideal option when the heat is squeezing in cities where the beach is too far away. The natural surroundings with leafy trees are pleasant even on the hottest days. Nothing like nature to protect us from the sun in the height of summer. The shadow areas will be the great jewels of these places so, beware of those who are too overcrowded and, of course, make sure that the bathroom is authorized in the area and the waters controlled by the authorities. The Ministry of Health, in the case of Spain, carries out rigorous water checks to check that it is clean of harmful residues and dirt.
Yes, museums are ideal places to go with children in summer. There is less public, it is cool and the children can be calmer to follow the numerous games that the education departments of these institutions offer them. Before going, we recommend checking the website of the museum that you are interested in what are the conditions for reduced rates, in many cases children will be admitted free and adults may also be on certain days of the week. You can also check on the web if they have self-guided didactic material, which you can collect at the box office or print at home before the visit. This will guarantee the educational game and a good time for the whole family.
Most of the theaters close in summer, especially in August, but many others remain open and the schedule of the functions varies to make it easier to avoid the heat at the entrance or exit so do not rule out this option beforehand. Culture is always a good plan.
They usually have similar activities to museums and wonderful surprises to offer to the whole family. In addition, there will be cooler areas where it will be a pleasure to stay a while to observe the plants that most attract our attention.
Diana Martín Nieto. Director of Mama has a Plan