Summer Time Fun: The Many Ways You Can Cool Off this Summer

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The long, hot days can only mean one thing: summer is here. And with the hot sun come a lot of things: school’s out; days at the beach; and family fun. There are plenty of ways to cool off in these hot Aussie summers but none more popular than having ice cream.

In Australia, ice cream shops like are a long-standing summer tradition that brings families and friends together with delicious flavours. Whether cone, cup, or shake, nothing can beat a cool, refreshing treat. But there are other ways to beat the summer heat that are just as fun and memorable.

Wet and Wild Water Fun

One of the best things about summers Down Under is all the great beaches within your reach. From the world-famous Bondi Beach to the smaller Bronte Beach, there is no shortage in access to sand and sea. Take up a new water sport like surfing or sailing, or just build sandcastles and lasting memories.

But if you live quite a ways away, don’t fret—there’s plenty to do in your backyard. Bring out that inflatable pool or Slip N Slide—the season is perfect for it. Or better yet, run through your sprinklers with the kids. You can even get into a water balloon fight, and they’ll love you for it. Your activities are only limited by your imagination.

Keeping Cool

Don’t forget to stay hydrated amidst the summer fun. Just last year, a heat wave ripped through most of New South Wales causing record high demands for energy. But you don’t need to retreat indoors just to keep from burning up.

Remember the basics: Slip, Slop, and Slap. Slip on a shirt, slop on some sunscreen, and slap on a hat. Doing these simple steps should keep you well protected from the blistering sun. Another great way to stay cool is by using tea towels. Soaking a tea towel in water and freezing them makes a convenient cold pack for cheap.

Family, friends, and a delicious scoop or two of ice cream is the easiest way to keep good times going. With these tips, you can cool off and keep the fun on.