Calling all parents – VIP knows how to keep the kids entertained during the long summer days

Contributing Editor Bianca Luykx lends a helping hand

School’s out for summer, and the kids are getting bored at home. Argh – what to do with them!? If you’re running out of ideas on how to entertain your little ‘uns, fear not – VIP is here to help.

Our Contributing Ed Bianca has, as always, come up with some fab ideas to keep your tots happy and make your lives so much easier. Check out this month’s mag for the full article, but for now, here’s some of Bianca’s top thrifty tips.


“We love school holidays – no early rising, no lunchboxes to make, no struggling with socks, and hats, and scarves, and shoes, and scooters and bikes, and seatbelts as you try to make it out the door and into the school before the bell tolls,” Bianca says. “But the days, aren’t they really long? And often so hard to fill? There’s only so long that you can sit on a playground bench. For those days that you just want to stay put at home, here are some cheap ideas to keep them entertained in the garden for maybe… an hour!? This haul came from Tiger!”

Ring Toss, €3 Ring Toss, €3

Play tent, €15

Play tent, €15


Tennis set, €4

Tennis set €4


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