At this time of year, many are looking towards their holidays and maybe spending time soaking up the sunrays but how can you make sure you and your family are keeping safe when the heat goes up?

Keep the Doors and Windows Closed

This might sound strange but during daytime hours it is important you keep all doors and windows closed. If you do decide to open a window or door all you are really doing is bringing the heat from outside, in. This means come the night indoors will have had a build up of heat from during the day and be uncomfortable.

When the temperature beings to cool outside then open the doors and windows, allowing the cooler air in but make sure to have protection from insects such as Mosquitos that will pay a visit.

Another tip for keeping a room cool is if you have access to a fan, put a bowl of iced water in front of it. This will blow the cold air coming from the ice around the room.

Our shaded kids play areaAvoid Direct Sunlight

When you are on holiday you want to enjoy the sun but whilst it’s tempting you need to avoid spending too much time in direct sunlight, especially at the hottest parts of the day. At this time, you should stay indoors.

We have a wonderful shaded play area for kids of all ages which Is great for rainy days but just as important when the sun is overpowering and this way the holiday fun doesn’t have to stop.

Protection from the Sun

Before going outside, it is vital that you and all the family have the relevant sunscreen applied with a high enough factor to give you maximum protection.

Apply the sunscreen 20-30 minutes before going out and even apply more just before leaving. It is vital you keep ‘topping’ the sunscreen up on regular intervals, especially if in and out of the pool.

Make sure you don’t forget the top of your head and therefore wearing a hat that ideally offers protection to the back of your neck helps keep you cool is hugely important.

Eating watermelons in the summer sunDehydration

Drinking water is important to the human body but even more so in hot temperatures. Cold drinks, Ice Pops/Lollies will help keep your body cool but also eating fruit such as Watermelons, Oranges etc will help give your body its much-needed liquid intake.

Whilst we advise staying indoors during the hottest part of the day, make sure you have bottles of water with you if you venture out for a walk etc.

Have Fun in the Sun

Sunny weather is great. It makes it more pleasurable to be outside and we all crave it whilst on holiday but it’s vital you take the precautions above and treat the sun with respect.

We look forward to welcoming all our guests during this hot period of the year and will always advise on the best methods to keep cool and enjoy the Charente summer sun.

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