5 Summer Survival Hacks for Parents from Sky Cinema

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Sarah Fischer
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5 Summer Survival Hacks for Parents from Sky Cinema

The summer holidays are here – are you prepared? These 5 summer survival hacks might just be what you’re looking for.

1. Strategic movie nights
Sky Cinema is literally coming to your rescue with its dedicated Sky Cinema DC Superheroes Pop-Up Channel from 3 – 19 August. There are also exclusive premieres each week that you can watch on-demand throughout the summer including The Lego Ninjago Movie and Justice League to keep the kids entertained for weeks on end. Simply create your movie list on Sky Cinema with this summer’s latest launches and let the kids press play whilst you crack open a bottle of vino.

2. Be a dog sitter for a day
You might not be able to keep up with your kids, but how would they fare against the unboundless energy of a dog? Even dog owners need a break from their pets so use this as an opportunity to provide both your child and the dog with companionship. Borrow My Doggy pairs you up with a local dog in need of a carer for set period so you can rest and recuperate for as long as you need.

3. Outsource the entertainment
If you can’t bear to get through yet another round of Pokemon Monopoly just so the kids are occupied, why not outsource the help for a few hours so you can reclaim your sanity? Did you know you can hire home cooks and entertainers through Task Rabbit? If you’re lucky, you might be able to bundle in some house chores and get your tasker to sort out a bit of DIY too.

4. Head to a crèche-taurant
There are plenty of restaurants and bars who are sympathetic to parents who just want a quiet drink away from their kids. So say hello to the new wave of crèche-taurants where the adults can sit back and sip on a cocktail, whilst the kids are looked after with a crèche-style service which keeps them well-fed and entertained by trained staff.

5. Spend the day in IKEA
If you don’t have the budget for a full day at an activity park or summer club, IKEA is a treasure trove of novel activity. Think about it – every single one of their styled rooms is a new adventure for your child. Why not bring a book and “try out” one of their lounge chairs whilst your child explores the store’s wonderous playground. Alternatively, if you have a younger child, make use of the crèche whilst you go shopping.

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