Boredom Buster Giveaway

How many times a day have the kids told you they’re bored so far this week? Have they been fighting like cat and dog? Do you just crave a hot cup of coffee, just five bloody minutes peace? Well this is the giveaway for you! How do you fancy winning this lot?

  1. Tom and Jerry Back To Oz DVD
  2. Lego Movie DVD
  3. Scooby Doo 13 Spooky Tales DVD
  4. Zomlings Series 6 Blue Capsule
  5. Superzings Mission Bakery Blast Set
  6. Zomlings Series 6 Purple Capsule

To be in with a chance of winning just enter via the Rafflecopter below:

1. The giveaway is open to residents of the UK only.
2. There is 1 prize available as listed above.
3. There is no cash alternative offered.
4. To enter, please use the rafflecopter widget above.
5. The winners will be drawn at random from all qualifying entries.
6. The giveaway will run until Midnight 19/08/18.
7. Once the giveaway is over the winner will be contacted for their details to arrange postage of their prize.

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Busy Things Online Educational Games & Activities

Busy Things is a great award winning online educational games and activities site that supports children’s learning from Early Years to Primary School aged children – making it suitable for children from ages 3-11. There are options for schools, nurseries and families. As my younger children are 5 & 8 they are the perfect ages to try out the Busy Things family subscription. The first thing you need to do is sign up and watch the 3 minute introduction video.

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OOKS Story Creation App Review & Giveaway

If you haven’t heard of OOKS yet then you’re missing out! OOKS  is a story creation app that puts your child at the heart of and in control of the story and they get to make the story into a personalised book- perfect for world book day.

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We’ve spent some time trying out the OOKS app and making our very own stories! The wizard character OOK-Laf starts by asking the child some questions about a few of their favourite things such as:

  • Their name
  • Favourite Colour
  • Favourite Animal
  • Favourite Food
  • How they feel (happy/sad/excited etc)
  • What they most enjoy doing (movies/games/singing etc)
  • Then choose their favourite OOK character

All via little choice wheels as you can see in the picture below.

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The choices then all combine together and up pops your Ook!

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The OOK can be moved around via the touchscreen on your chosen tablet/phone (we used both an Iphone 6s and a Samsung Galaxy Tab and it worked great on both) to interact with the other characters to the make the elements of a unique story and ultimately a book starring your chosen OOK!

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What the characters say can be seen on screen as well as heard and the story changes dependent on which answer they give to the questions. There are also chances along the way to take part in activities such as drawing/colouring in a chef’s hat which the OOK then goes on to wear, choosing the days specials from the menu – who wouldn’t fancy a green overcooked shoe huh?!

Once the story is completed the book is created and goes into your library for you to see and buy the books, delivered straight to your door which include the options your child chose and the drawings they did as part of the story! To order the books an adult needs to have registered.

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  • The books are priced at £16.99 each.
  • The App is available from the Apple  and Google Play stores
  • Free to download with no in app purchase and no advertising
  • Helps with literacy
  • Age 4+ (was perfect for my 5 + 8 year olds)

We really loved the OOKS app, it’s bright and colourful with brilliant graphics and keeps the children’s attention along the way with humour and anticipation in what’s going to happen next. When they realised they would also get the book to keep forever they were delighted. This would make a lovely present or just a lovely way to sit and have reading time with the kids.

Here’s what the lovely people behind OOKS had to say:

‘Here at OOKS HQ, we are all too aware of the importance of stories in the lives of children. With the world becoming more technologically advanced and digital devices playing a big part in the lives of children, it’s important for traditional practices to be nurtured as part of a harmonious relationship that embraces digital and the changing landscape. We created OOKS for this exact reason – to allow storytelling to continue to be at the forefront of play experiences for kids!’

A Balance of Real World and Digital Play

Encouraging learning through play, OOKS is an interactive story-creation app for children that enables them to create awesome real world books through digital play, and develops their love of books, reading, and storytelling in the process!

Interactive Storytelling Where your Child is the Author

While playing in the OOKS world, your child will create a book that is ultra personalised to them! Their drawings will decorate the landscape and their choices will direct the story. How did they defeat the dinosaur at Mount Gargoyle? A catapult? A dance-off? A tea-party? Your child’s unique OOK book will reflect the magic of their own imagination!

A Personalised Book to Read Over and Over

Watch your child’s face light up when their book arrives full of artwork they created and personalised just for them! Not only have they created their very own book but they’ll gain a love of storytelling, writing, and reading – gifts that will stay with them for the rest of their life.

I’m giving 3 of my lovely readers a chance to win an OOKS Tote Bag and a code for a free personalised book including shipping!

To enter click on the Rafflecopter below:

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1. The giveaway is open to residents of the UK only.
2. There are 3 prizes available of 1 OOKS Tote Bag and 1 free personalised book code.
3. There is no cash alternative offered.
4. To enter, please use the rafflecopter widget above.
5. The winners will be drawn at random from all qualifying entries.
6. The giveaway will run until Midnight 18/03/18.
7. Once the giveaway is over the winner will be contacted for their details to arrange postage of their prize.

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*We were gifted items in return for this review.All opinions remain honest and my own*

Drumond Park Barbecue Party Review & Giveaway

We love a game we can play around the table that we can all get involved in so we were really excited to be asked to give Barbecue Party from Drumond Park a try. Stick with us as there’s a chance to win one for yourself at the end of this post!

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Something I really love when opening a game is not having a million and 1 pieces to put together and as you can see from the contents below this game didn’t disappoint.

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The only thing you need to do before play is to put the eyes on the little pieces of food, the eyes come as a sheet of stickers and underneath each set is the name of the corresponding foodstuff which makes this job an easy one.

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Once this is done all that remains is to put the grill on top of the barbecue that will hold the food that you place on it.

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To decide which food you need to place/take off the grill you are provided with a set of cards corresponding to the food pieces.

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Turn on the barbecue via the switch on the side – something else fab about this game is that it does NOT require batteries, don’t see that very often do you – and turn over a card from the pile to find which piece of food you need to add to the grill with the handy tongs. Once there have been a few turns you’ll find you turn over a card of a piece of food already on the grill in this case you can take that piece of food back off and place it on it’s card in front of you. The first to 3/4 wins. There is also a sneaky joker card which means you are able to add or takeaway any item you want.

But beware! If the barbecue gets full or someone gets a bit heavy handed the grill will pop off and all the food must be replaced in the middle. Who will become the Masterchef?

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It’s a game for age 4 and up and for 2-4 players and perfect for my 8 & 5 year olds who, as you can see had great fun playing it. Younger players can just use their hands to pick up the pieces.

RRP £22.99 and can be bought from Amazon, Argos and ASDA among others.

For your chance to win a copy for yourself click the Rafflecopter below:

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1. The giveaway is open to residents of the UK only.
2. There is 1 prize available, 1 Barbecue Party Game Only.
3. There is no cash alternative offered.
4. To enter, please use the rafflecopter widget above.
5. The winners will be drawn at random from all qualifying entries.
6. The giveaway will run until Midnight 10/11/17.
7. Once the giveaway is over the winner will be contacted for their details to arrange postage of their prize.

 

 

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*We were gifted the game for the purpose of this review however all opinions remain honest and my own*

GingerSnap A5 Lightbox Review & Giveaway

Lightboxes have been really popular lately and I have quite fancied trying one for sometime, in fact I put it on my Christmas list last year and I obviously mistakenly ended up on the naughty list because I didn’t get one.

So when Gingersnap offered me the chance to review one of their A5 Cinematic Lightboxes £20 I was really pleased I’d finally be able to have a go. Read on and find out how to win one for yourself!

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Inside the box you get the Lightbox unit, 120 black & red letters, numbers and symbols and a usb cable. I also received a pack of emoji faces and symbols £8 for even more fun.

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The size of the Lightbox is: L20 x W15 x D4.5 cm so it’s not huge but plenty big enough to make a statement and as stated above the lightbox comes with a USB adapter only so needs to plugged into a 5V USB adaptor, alternatively can be powered using 6 X AA batteries meaning it’s portable. It features a 6 hour self timer so there’s no panic if you go out and forget to turn it off.

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The letters and emojis mean you can have great fun for celebrations such as birthdays, Halloween, Christmas and lots more.

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The word will never be unfunny to kids will it? They thought this was absolutely hilarious to do while I wasn’t looking!

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Had to get the blog name in there somewhere didn’t I? We loved this lightbox and the kids have been making up loads of different things. This is my favourite and of course, very true.

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I’m giving my lovely readers a chance to win their very own Lightbox! Click the Rafflecopter below to enter!!

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1. The giveaway is open to residents of the UK only.
2. There is 1 prize available, 1 A5 Lightbox only.
3. There is no cash alternative offered.
4. To enter, please use the rafflecopter widget above.
5. The winners will be drawn at random from all qualifying entries.
6. The giveaway will run until Midnight 19/11/17.
7. Once the giveaway is over the winner will be contacted for their details to arrange postage of their prize.

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*I was gifted the lightbox for the purpose of this review however all opinions remain honest and my own*

Appy Kids Co Drinks Review & Giveaway

Having the kids off school means that every other minute they’re asking for something to eat or drink! We were delighted to be sent some yummy drinks from Appy Kids Co  for them to try out. Appy Kids Co make wholesome and low sugar drinks without compromising on the taste. Their packaging is earth friendly by using recyclable materials and they also give back by replanting trees. What’s not to like? Stick around for the chance to win some for yourself at the end of this post!

We received a mixed box of:

Paw Patrol Juice Drinks in Orange & Apple 

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These are 200 ml juice packs with a plastic wrapped straw to the back. Featuring characters from the Nickleodeon cartoon Paw Patrol. We tried both orange and apple flavours which went down a treat, with the apple being the winner. The sweetness of the drinks comes from the fruit & Stevia (a healthy sweet leaf replacement for sugar or artificial sweeteners). The apple version has red/green & golden apples plus Stevia and the orange version has apples, oranges and Stevia. Just the right amount to quench a thirst, the children really enjoyed them.

Peppa Pig Tropical Juice Drinks

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These are 200ml juice boxes with a plastic wrapped straw attached to the back featuring characters from the Peppa Pig cartoon.  We got the tropical flavour which contains Apple, orange, passion fruit, mango, apricot, pineapple and Stevia. Again these were well received and I’m reliably informed that the technical term is “Yummy”.

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Some other great points:

  • Vegetarian Society Approved
  • Great for lunchboxes or days out
  • There is an app that can be downloaded from the App store or Play store then the packs can be scanned to get props to use within the app to customise pictures.
  • No worries about sugar overload – all good stuff in these!
  • There are Peppa Pig, Paw Patrol, Gruffalo, Minions, Dora & Friends and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles variations available.

For a list of stockists click here.

For your chance to win an awesome bundle for yourself which includes:

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  • 3 x 5-pack of Paw Patrol Juice Drink Pouches
  • 3 x 3-pack of Peppa Pig Fruit Drink Cartons
  • 1 x Peppa Pig 9in1 Puzzle Pack by Jumbo Games

Click on the Rafflecopter below to enter:

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1. The giveaway is open to residents of the UK only.
2. There is 1 prize available.
3. There is no cash alternative offered.
4. To enter, please use the rafflecopter widget above.
5. The winners will be drawn at random from all qualifying entries.
6. The giveaway will run until Midnight 03/09/17.
7. Once the giveaway is over the winner will be contacted for their details to arrange postage of their prize.
8. Emails collected as part of entry will not be shared with any third party.

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*We were gifted the drinks in return for the purposes of this post however all opinions remain honest and my own*

Lottie Dolls Review & Giveaway

Sugar and spice and all things nice, that’s what little girls are made of. Outdated now that rhyme isn’t it? My daughter is all those things but much, much, more. She loves to climb trees, jump off high objects and regularly comes home with skinned knees. Lottie dolls from Arklu are different in that they are all about letting children be children, all inclusive and belong regardless of race, gender ethnicity or ability. There’s also a chance to win a doll for yourself so read on!

We were sent a lovely Lottie Robot Doll and Busy Lizzie The Robot accessory set to play with and we were very excited to try them out.

Lottie Robot Doll

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Comes with:

  • Detailed atomic hoodie
  • Long sleeved robot t-shirt
  • Denim jeans
  • Sneakers
  • Cap
  • A pair of glasses

Busy Lizzie The Robot

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Comes with:

  • Busy Lizzie robot
  • 1 extra pair of robot arms
  • 1 hairpiece
  • 1 frying pan
  • 1 spatula
  • 1 extra pair of shoes
  • 1 sheet of transparent stickers

The dolls and indeed the accessories come in lovely brightly coloured  packaging with  the particular dolls story. In our case with the box tells us that Lottie is using items from her messy bedroom to make a robot – Busy Lizzie.

The doll stands at 19 inches and has moveable arms and legs, long blonde hair and the hat and glasses can be removed. The robots arms and shoes can be changed and something we thought was fab was that the doll and the robot can share the shoes! I love that the doll has an age appropriate body (9 year old) and doesn’t wear any make-up. Most dolls these days are unrealistic with odd body shapes and faces full of make-up. As you can see the they were a hit with my daughter!

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Robot Girl costs £18.99 and Busy Lizzie The Robot £9.50. Both recommended for age 3+

We also love the look of the Raising the Bar Gymnastics Outfit  as my daughter loves to go to gymnastics and the different dolls including Boys .

You can also sign up to Club Lottie and get access to:

  • Redeem 10% off your first order
  • Exclusive Club Lottie bundle offers
  • New Lottie doll product announcements
  • Promotional discounts
  • Competitions

For a chance to win your very own Robot Girl Lottie Doll enter via the Rafflecopter below:

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1. The giveaway is open to residents of the UK only.
2. There is 1 prize available.
3. There is no cash alternative offered.
4. To enter, please use the rafflecopter widget above.
5. The winners will be drawn at random from all qualifying entries.
6. The giveaway will run until Midnight 27/08/17.
7. Once the giveaway is over the winner will be contacted for their details to arrange postage of their prize.
8. Emails collected as part of entry will be used for Club Lottie purposes only and not shared with any third parties.

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*We were gifted these items for the purpose of this review however all opinions remain honest and my own. Also contains affiliate links.*

BIC Colouring Review & Giveaway

When I was contacted by BIC with an offer to review some of their products it didn’t take me long to say yes as the kids had ‘accidentally’ put some coloured BIC pens in the trolley on a shopping trip earlier that day so I knew they would be very happy to help me review! We received a pack of BIC kids Ecolutions Evolution colouring pencils and a pack of Conte felt pens. There’s a chance to win a set of both at the end of this post. BIC is a household name that started with the iconic Crystal pen in 1950 and now has a huge range of products.

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The Ecolution Evolution colouring pencils came as a pack of 12 (there are also packs of 18 & 24 available) and contained all the colours you would expect for children to happily  colour with. They’re wood free and made from 50% recycled materials and are very strong, so if your children are like mine and are a bit rough sometimes then you know they won’t snap and splinter. They sharpen well without any rough bits like some of the cheaper pencils we have bought in the past. Each pencil is embossed with gold lettering and makes them look very professional.

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The Conte felt pens came in a metal tin of 10 (also available in 20) brightly coloured thin tipped felts. The nibs are very strong so when the kids go all out colouring their masterpiece you don’t have to worry about them being pushed in. They can also last for up to 3 months (wow) without the lids on although they do come with lids that click on to keep them properly. They’re made from water based ink which means they wash out because someone ALWAYS draws on something they shouldn’t don’t they?! It wiped clean from the kitchen table easily.

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As you can see the kids had a great time trying them out, tongue out for concentration. All the best artists do that don’t they? They are both just the right thickness for drawing Minecraft characters that my son is obsessed with currently!

Overall I was really impressed with the quality of both sets and the children have continued to use both since we opened them. The Conte set I think would also make a lovely present for someone who enjoys adult colouring as the tin they come in is lovely.

For your chance to win 1 pack of both Conte pens and Ecolution Evolutions colouring pencils enter via the Rafflecopter below!

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1. The giveaway is open to residents of the UK only.
2.There is 1 prize available.
3. There is no cash alternative offered.
4. To enter, please use the rafflecopter widget above.
5. The winners will be drawn at random from all qualifying entries.
6. The giveaway will run until Midnight 19/03/17.
7. Once the giveaway is over the winner will be contacted for their details to arrange postage of their prize.

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*We were sent the items for the purpose of this post however all opinions remain honest and my own*

Hedrin Protect & Go Giveaway

If you have school aged kids then it’s quite likely you’ve either had to deal with the dreaded head lice or had the letters home advising you to check your childs hair. As the saying goes ‘prevention is better then cure’ so it’s a good idea to use something to repel the pesky little gits to stop them in their tracks. We’ve tried Hedrin Protect & Go previously and found it really great plus it smells amazing! I’m giving my lovely readers a chance to win one of 5 bottles to help with your fight against them. There’s lots of info and tips on the Hedrin website Once a week take a peek. Hedrin Protect & Go Spray is available in 120ml £4.29, 200ml £6.29 and 250ml £7.29. Available from pharmacies and leading retailers nationwide.

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1. The giveaway is open to residents of the UK only.
2.There are 5 prizes available.
3. There is no cash alternative offered.
4. To enter, please use the rafflecopter widget above.
5. The winners will be drawn at random from all qualifying entries.
6. The giveaway will run until Midnight 19/03/17.
7. Once the giveaway is over the winner will be contacted for their details to arrange postage of their prize.

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*This is a collaborative post*

Nurture Prize Bundle Giveaway

WIN A NURTURE FRUITY WATER+ PRIZE BUNDLE!

I’ve teamed up with the lovely people at Natural Immune Products, producer of the healthy children’s drinks Nurture Fruity Water+, to offer five lucky readers the chance to win a fabulous Nurture prize bundle – worth £25 each – which includes:

* A Firsty plush neck pillow (available in pink or blue) for comfy travel

* A Nurture puzzle book to challenge little minds

* A Nurture growth chart to measure our growing kiddies

* PLUS 4 mess-free pouches of Nurture’s delicious drinks to include Cherry & Strawberry Fruity Water+ and Orange & Pineapple Fruity Water+

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Nurture Fruity Water+, sold in Boots, Holland & Barrett and Ocado, is targeted specifically at young children (aged from 1 year) with added nutrients to support immunity and lower naturally occurring sugar. Made with 45% natural juice and 55% water, as well as nutrients that support immunity, bones, and teeth (scientifically proven with EU health claims) – Nurture Fruity Water+ contains no added sugar and less than 1 teaspoon of naturally occurring sugar per 100ml. What’s more, it is school approved and offers the UK’s first mess-free pouch for on-the-go convenience.

Nurture Fruity Water+ was created to support children’s immunity and help busy, on-the-go families stay healthy.It’s the first functional drink of its kind targeted specifically at young children (from 1 year). Nurture is the story of parents Lucie and Derek Sanders. With three children of their own, they were on a mission to create a children’s drink that not only tastes delicious but is healthy, thanks to its natural goodness. Driven by a firm belief that if children consume less sugar from an early age, they will be less inclined to develop a ‘sweet tooth’ and more inclined to make healthy consumption choices later on, Lucie and Derek have focused on flavours that kids love. Nurture Fruity Water+ is all about nurturing our little ones’ healthy habits for life. Out with sugar, and in with flavour!

For a chance to win enter via the Rafflecopter below. Visit nurtureimmunity.com for stockists and information.

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1. The giveaway is open to residents of the UK only.
2.There are 5 prizes available.
3. There is no cash alternative offered.
4. To enter, please use the rafflecopter widget above.
5. The winners will be drawn at random from all qualifying entries.
6. The giveaway will run until Midnight 04/03/17.
7. Once the giveaway is over the winner will be contacted for their details to arrange postage of their prize.

 

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