Beat the heat! Children’s activities

I’ve been posting beauty content in the form of reviews and tips for the last two years with Indulge. Over 12 years ago, I start doing makeup, so talking about it comes easy to me but just 18 months ago, I had my little boy, Conor.
When Monique asked me to give parenting posts a go, first thing I said to her was, why would anyone want to read what I had to say because I’m still fairly new to all this myself, not an expert at all! But then I thought, none of us are really experts, are we? We are all just winging it to some extent and learning along the way. Loads of us are new and I can share my own experiences through beginner eyes! We are also aware that there are a lot of local and expat parents who don’t know where to start when it comes to pregnancy, babies and the kids scene in Malta, so I’m going to do my best to address some of these topics and share anything useful from my journey so far. Me nerves!

So I’ll get on with my first post – what are you supposed to do with your little ones in this Heat? How can you keep them entertained?
This is tough, most days are so hot that all I feel like doing is lying under and ac watching Netflix (which I do a lot) here are my top 5 favourite things to do with my little boy and 5 things to do for kids a bit older. My suggestions are to try beat the heat.

1. Go swimming in the sea very early or late (after 5pm) and have breakfast or dinner Al fresco
2. Cheat the midday sun by going for lunch at a big shopping area like Tigne Point, there’s lots to see and do plus you’re guaranteed to be cool.
3. Organise a “day by the pool” with friends or family in a farmhouse – this is becoming really popular. Spend the day barbecuing and chilling by the pool – most places have large shaded areas to eat and drink so you’re not really over exposed to the sun unless you’re sunbathing. There are many different options for example, bringing your own food or paying a bit extra to have your day fully catered.
4. Village feasts are great for socialising and there is so much to see for curious little eyes, there’ll be beautiful firework displays to watch too. You can find the schedule for different villages here
5. Finally if it’s too hot, there’s nothing wrong with staying cool at home doing activities and letting your child play.

1. Visit Esplora, great for adults too!
2. Go to the Cinema and bowling
3. Book a hotel day by the pool.. I’m mentioning this for kids a bit older just because I found this a bit stressful with my little boy, I don’t find it as relaxing or private as the farmhouse alternative as there can be too much going on.
4. Take a trip to the aquarium in Qawra
5. Visit the playmobil fun park


Kim Kiernan

Makeup Artist & Beauty Columnist

Kim provides professional makeup services in Malta for any occasion, working in all areas of makeup including Bridal, photographic, television, film and special effects as well as teaching makeup lessons one to one and to groups. With over 10 years experience, Kim has worked with the biggest and most sought after brands in the industry, internationally with MAC, Smashbox and Estee Lauder in Dublin and Toronto and most recently, heading the MAC Cosmetics brand in it's launch in Malta.

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