We all know kids love the great outdoors in the summer months, but that doesn’t mean they can’t get green-fingered in winter too. Planting indoors with your children is not only educational but great fun for all of the family to get involved in too! We’re offering one lucky winner a stylish Lechuza CUBICO 22 All-in-One Set to get your little ones growing exciting plants or edibles and add some greenery to your home in the run-up to spring.
Lechuza planters (widely used by professional landscapers and the green fingered enthusiasts) are famed for their sub-irrigation system, which provides plants with the exact amount of water they need for optimum growth for up to 12 weeks.
The CUBICO combines elegance with the most convenient use and care – perfect for introducing the little ones to planting!
London Fire Brigade have recruited a specialist #PLAYMOBILBrigade to release a catchy sing-a-long video, to ensure children know who to call when they are in danger.
To celebrate, we have 2 PLAYMOBIL Special Forces Firefighters to give away to 2 lucky winners!
The new watch have a unique set of skills including singing, dancing and specialist clown rescue capabilities.
The video shows how London Fire Brigade fights more than just house fires and highlights how much they do for the community. It launches the Brigade’s 150th anniversary celebrations, as part of a partnership running into 2016 aiming to educate children about fire safety outside of the home.
In true PLAYMOBIL style, children can watch the fire service as they rescue clowns and a rock band from a road traffic accident, caused by a dragon crossing the road. They save an elderly lady from a flood as a pirate ship casually sails past, and attend an out-of-control campfire attended by Father Christmas and a cowgirl, showcasing the variety of heroic deeds our fire fighters do.
For your chance to win, simply watch the video here and answer the following question:
Q. What is the second emergency our PLAYMOBIL firefighters are called to?
Please enter via Rafflecopter below.
To browse the PLAYMOBIL Fire Brigade range, visit http://bit.ly/PLAYMOBILFireBrigade
January 1st 2016 marks the start of London Fire Brigade’s 150th year in operation.
To find out how to join in the celebrations throughout 2016, visit www.lfb150.co.uk
The video will be used by London Firefighters and the Brigade’s Education team as part of their fire prevention outreach work, teaching children in foundation year classes (Nursery, Reception and Year 1) about the people who help us.
HUGGIES® Pull-Ups are encouraging parents and toddlers to say goodbye to nappies and hello to learning pants! The new learning liner inside HUGGIES® Pull-Ups® allows children to feel wetness for a few moments, before quickly drawing the moisture away. This way, little ones will start to learn the difference between wet and dry and means they can ultimately stay dry on their own.
HUGGIES® Pull-Ups®, specifically designed to make potty training easier, have teamed up with Crayola® to help make sure your child graduates to real undies with ease.
Crayola® helps to unlock your child’s artistic potential. Ideal for the smallest of hands the safe and easy to use My First Crayola Jumbo Crayons® come in an array of bright colours and are the perfect tool for the Crayola® My First Colouring Book®.
For your chance to win two packs of HUGGIES® Pull-Ups® day time, two packs of HUGGIES® Pull-Ups® night time, Crayola My First Crayola Jumbo Crayons®, Crayola My First Colouring Book® simply answer the question below, leaving it as a comment below.
What are HUGGIES® Pull-Ups® encouraging parents and toddlers to do?
a) Say goodbye to nappies and learning pants
b) Say goodbye to nappies and hello to learning pants
c) Say hello to nappies and goodbye to learning pants
I have very fond memories of Rubik’s Cube, many a days spent trying to solve the seemingly impossible puzzle eventually failing to fool my mother by peeling off stickers and replacing them badly! With over 43 quintillion possible combinations but only one solution. It’s kept kids and adults alike fascinated for generations, and this year sees the iconic Rubik’s Cube celebrating its 40th Anniversary which makes me feel incredibly old!
First invented by Ernö Rubik in 1974 in Hungary, the world’s obsession with the Rubik’s Cube became apparent during the 1980s making the puzzle synonymous with the ‘retro’ era and becoming a symbol for this time period.
It’s unique twisting and turning action has captured the imaginations of many since those early days and with its brightly coloured tiles crossing language and cultural barriers, an estimated 350 million Rubik’s Cubes have been sold worldwide. The world’s obsession with solving the Rubik’s Cube has also led to ‘Speedcubing’ competitions taking place all over the globe where Cubers compete against each other to be the quickest at solving the Cube. The current world record for a single solve is held by Mats Valk from the Netherlands, whose record is an impressive 5.55 seconds. The current UK record isn’t far behind with 15 year old Alexander Lau completing the Cube in 5.96 seconds.
This November sees the Rubik’s UK Open returning to Leicester for the third time, attracting over 100 competitors from 13 countries. The event takes place on 1st – 2nd November 2014 at The O2 Academy, Leicester, and current UK Champion Thom Barlow will be defending his cubing title. The 2013 Rubik’s Cube Champion from Manchester last year completed the iconic 3×3 cube in a mind blowing 10.64 seconds average. Thom has a battle on his hands though, as current UK record holder and new European Champion, 16 year old Alexander Lau will be competing and ready to take on the challenge, as well as previous champ Breandan Vallance. There is more information on the Rubik’s UK Open at www.worldcubeassociation.org
To celebrate it’s 40th year Rubik’s are giving Me and My Kiddywinks readers the chance to win one of three Rubik’s Speed Cube Pro Pack (RRP £16.99 each), to enter please do so via Rafflecopter below. Good luck!
With half term and Halloween both happening this week Cash Generator served the kiddywinks up with a real treat with Disney’s latest DVD release Maleficent.
“Let us tell an old story anew and see how well you know it.” is the opening line of Disney’s Maleificent, a re-telling of the classic tale “Sleeping Beauty” told from the standpoint of the villain. The film starts with Maleficent as a young, horned fairy who is basically good. She lives in the moors as their protector, meets a young human boy named Stefan and the pair become the best of friends. Love soon blossoms as they grow older and Stefan gifts her with true love’s first kiss on her sixteenth birthday.
Shortly after Stefan stops seeing Maleficent as he pursues his desire for the crown. Eventually, hungry for power, Stefan goes back to the moors and betrays Maleficent and she becomes the scorned woman who curses a young baby with a sleeping spell that we know from the animated Disney tale. So as not to spoil anything I’ll leave the story there but rest assured that it’s an awesome film that had the whole family gripped. This trailer should give you a nice taster.
Cash Generator are giving you the chance to win your very own copy of Maleficent on DVD in our latest competition. For your chance to win enter via Rafflecopter below, good luck. a Rafflecopter giveaway
I do a massive percentage of my shopping online, personally I find it a lot easier to find shop around and get the best price for things and then there’s always the advantage of cashback and voucher codes.
Once upon a time I used to put at awful lot of time and effort into finding the “holy grail” of promo codes that would grant me free delivery or a percentage off my order but now sites like Voucherbin.co.uk have taken the legwork out of the internet trawl with deals and discounts in one place!
The site is really easy to use with the options to search by store name, if you are looking for a particular retailer, or you can browse by category which is sometimes the best options if you’re looking for a bargain. You can also clearly see the deal or voucher code expiry date and the success rate that other users have had. Voucherbin has already saved me almost £12 on a car seat for Joseph and the added bonus of 1000 extra Advantage Cards points at Boots.com to stash away for their infamous January sales.
Voucherbin are giving Me and My Kiddywinks readers the chance to win £50 cash in their PayPal account to spend as they wish. To enter simply follow the instruction on Rafflecopter below. Good luck.
Maya the Bee buzzed onto UK screens in January this year being shown on Tiny Pop three times a day during the week and twice at the weekend. This is a remake of the classic TV series Maya the Bee which was first aired in 1975 and is based on the 1912 book by Waldemar Bonsels ‘Maya and her adventures’. Maya is a young bee who has left her hive to discover the beauty and mysteries of nature. As she explores the meadow where she lives, she meets other insects living there, plays to her heart’s content and shares her joy with her friends! Her friends include her sidesick Willy (cue sniggers from kiddywinks), Flip the grasshopper, The Queen, Ben the dung beetle, Miss Cassandra (Maya’s teacher), Barry the fly and Imogen’s favourite Beatrice the butterfly.
Maya the Bee is a beautifully animated series that Joseph has become quite hooked on. It is shown on Tiny Pop (Sky 617, Virgin 737 and Freesat 605) at 8.15am, 1.30pm and 6pm weekdays and 10.30am and 6pm. There are plenty of printable activity sheets over on the Maya the Bee Facebook page as well.
We’re giving Me and My Kiddywinks readers the chance to win one of three May the Bee Plush toys in our latest competition! To enter simply do so via Rafflecopter below, good luck!
Jackman is the chief of the Chug Patrol working along side Asher, Calley. Strong and brave he’s always in control and the bravest chugger on the tracks! With a twinkle in his eyes and great leadership skills he makes the perfect mentor for trainee Wilson who dreams of following Jackman in his tracks.
See him in action here….
In our latest competition we’re giving two lucky winners the chance to win their very own Die-Cast Jackman Engine, compatible with both the Die-Cast and StackTrack playsets.
For your chance to win please enter via Rafflecopter below. Good luck.
For our latest giveaway we have teamed up with Rockabye-Baby to give you the chance to win £50 of vouchers to spend on their site!
Rockabye-Baby has a refreshing attitude and a motto to match – don’t give into mainstream cute. Scrap those stereotypes; crush those clichés and let your kids be as individual as their thoughts. Their clothes stand for “Fun, Fashion and Attitude” and Rockaby Baby believe that kids were born to rock!
This bright and funky range of luxury cotton clothes for children up to the age of eight look fantastic, have a musical theme and are even packed in 10-inch record sleeves.
With such a fresh and welcomed approach to dressing kids, it’s no wonder Rockabye-Baby has been selected to showcase its clothes at House of Fraser’s POP at HOF – a pop-up at the flagship Oxford Street store. Following a competition organised by The Great Retail Revival Foundation, Rockabye-Baby was one of just ten small businesses selected from nearly 200 of the UK’s hottest new retailers in a sales event offering the winner a year’s concession at the store. Tattinger is sponsoring the event and people who buy any POP at HOF brands get a free glass of champagne!
Enter via the Rafflecopter widget below for your chance to win a £50 Rockabye-Baby voucher but read on for a chance to win one of two £100 vouchers!
Over on the Rockabye-Baby Facebook page they’re giving their fans the chance to win two £100 vouchers each week! It’s simple to enter, just head to The House of Fraser Store on Oxford Street, London to try on a Rockabye-Baby Item of Clothing then send a pic via a private message on their Facebook page along with your little rockers name and your Email address. Good luck!
Leading white goods manufacturer, Servis, is inviting residents from around the country to take part in its latest campaign to help save water in June ahead of World Water Week.
Servis is determined to help the nation save water with its Start the Cycle campaign and is looking for water-wise consumers to join in and pledge to see how much water can be saved over the month of June.
Briton’s use around 16 buckets of water a day, which is around 153 litres and 10 litres alone is used in one flush of the toilet. It’s easy to see how a small change can soon make a big difference. Start the Cycle is encouraging households to be more water conscious and find out just how much water they do use.
Households can register with Servis to submit their water meter reading at the beginning of the challenge and take another reading at the end to see how much has been saved. The household who saves the most water will also win a new Servis water-saving dishwasher which can use as little as 5.5 litres of water per cycle.
Servis is inviting families to get involved and pledge to save water between 1 June and 30 June, ahead of World Water Week (31 August – 5 September 2014).
Rita Balestrazzi, brand communications manager at Servis commented “We’re looking for families to get involved in this exciting campaign and really spread the word about water usage in UK households.
“We hope to raise awareness about saving water and by being a little more aware and using water efficient appliances, consumers can save on their water bills.”
The highest water-saving family will be crowned Servis’ water-wise consumer and will receive a brand new water-saving dishwasher.