Practical, portable and effective: our three best suncreams for kids and a few must-have items for carefree beach and pool days.
The Lightweight Gel: Ultrasun Family 30 SPF
This gel glides on like water and rubs in instantly. It’s great too for really sensitive skin and lasts ages, plus there are no nasties in it. A firm Mr Fox favourite.
The ‘Clean’ Option: Clarins 100% Mineral Suncare Milk for Children 50+SPF
Concerned about the toxicity of chemical suncreams? Clarins has you covered. Unlike most 100% mineral sunscreens (which get a bad rap for being too thick and sticky) this goes on beautifully, smells great and is loaded with soothing aloe vera and olive.
The Wet Skin Spray: Lancaster Sun Kids SPF 50 Sun Mist
Continuous spray makes application a cinch, especially to top up after a splash in the pool or a race to the sea.
For Mucky Hands: Mrs White’s Travellers’ Organic Hand Sanitiser
Because you never know when you might get caught short. And it’s a handy size to slip into your hand luggage too.
For Dry Skin or Parched Lips: Weleda Calendula Weather Protection Cream
We keep this to hand at all times. Pure beeswax and lanolin form a natural protective layer which is great for great for delicate skin. Particularly useful for blustery British beaches.
For Bumps & Bruises: Pommade Divine, Nature’s Remedy Balm
Antiseptic and anti-inflammatory – this soothing little number comes highly recommended for bumps, chapped skin, grazes and burnt bits.
For Itchy Bites: Para Kito Mosquito Bite Relief
All natural and heaven-scented, this soothing roll-on gel will combat the itch and scratch for all the family.
The Insulated Bottle: S’well Santorini Textile Bottle
Apart from the health benefits of using real stainless steel over plastic bottles, S’well insulation also keeps cold drinks cold for hours on the beach.
The Lightweight Towel: Hammamas Mint Hammam Towel
The definitive beach must-have, these thin, 100 percent cotton towels roll up tight and double as a sarong or coverall for a quick beach bar bite.