Tractor Ted Xmas Gifts Review & Giveaway

Tractor Ted is one of Mister B’s favourite DVD’s to watch, he just loves watching all the big farm machinery moving around and singing his favourite song, “Digging a Ditch”.  So he was thrilled when he saw the new Xmas pack from Tractor Ted, containing the latest DVD and activity book.

Tractor ted 1Sitting glued to the television, Mister B really enjoyed watching the huge machines at work and then telling me what he saw.  This DVD shows children various tractors along with the jobs they do as well as interaction from Tractor Ted who pops on screen to encourage children to count, sing as well as learning lots of new things.

The special Xmas section of this DVD is a visit to meet some reindeer and shows how they pull the sleigh.  This generated a number of questions from Mister B who was intrigued about what they were doing and we had a lovely chat about Christmas and how important the reindeer’s job was in helping Santa!

The Tractor Ted Christmas Activity Book is of a lovely quality with full colour glossy pages perfect to attract little ones attention.  With 32 pages packed full of activities, there is plenty to do from letter practice, colouring, mazes, spot the difference and even a couple of festive recipes – the reindeer cupcakes look fun!  We also had some chunky farm animal crayons to use to colour in the pictures which are great for little fingers.  We find Mister B tends to break thin crayons so this are perfect for him to get creative with!

Tractor ted 3For one lucky reader I have a Tractor Ted Xmas pack to giveaway containing the DVD and activity book!  These would make a lovely gift for a young child or could even be used as stocking fillers.

Enter below to win, good luck:

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All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the Tractor Ted gifts in order to write the review.

Tractor Ted Farm Show at Bowood House

Last weekend my children got to meet their favourite tractor.  I hadn’t told them in advance of where they were going but I knew they’d be excited and have a fun day!  We went to Bowood House, where Tractor Ted’s Farm show was being held and we weren’t disappointed, both in the displays and the weather – it was scorching!!

bowood 5My children ran through the gates in total amazement at all the tractors and farm machinery ahead of them, more excited than I expected to be honest but they loved it!  They’ve watched Tractor Ted’s dvd many times and have been pretty glued, and this showed through here at the show.  I half expected them to walk past but they were interested and intrigued and recognised certain vehicles that they saw.

bowood 3The children were keen to check out everything so we had a walk around, viewing different things in marquees, such as farm animals, including some mega cute baby chicks!  There were several Tractor Ted marquees, where we did some colouring, had a go on little ride on diggers and browsed around their shop – which had special prices available just for the show!

We also very briefly met up with the lovely Mary from Over 40 and a Mum to One, a shame we didn’t have time to catch up for longer but there’ll be time for that next weekend at Britmums!

We took a family ride in a trailer, towed by a huge CLAAS tractor around the Bowood estate, saw some sheep being sheared and then watched some amazing JCB displays in the arena.  One of our favourite things was the Bowood Lamb National, a race between five sheep, which the children thought it was hilarious!

bowood 4 We took a look at some diggers and tractors close up and the children were allowed to jump inside to try them out – Mister B couldn’t wait to get his hands on the gear sticks!

bowood 2One thing my children had spotted was the funfair, I don’t normally like paying for them to go on these sort of rides but as we hadn’t paid to go in, and they had been so well behaved, I said they can choose two each.  Miss M, the fearless and ever daring girl that she is wanted to try the trampolines in harnesses and the mini quad bikes which she really enjoyed.  Mister B whose a bit timid and shy stuck to the bouncy slide and swings.

bowood 6Last but not least, my children had been requesting all day to have a go on Tractor Ted’s bouncy castle, so we let them have a go before the long drive home.  They loved it and it made a great end to a great day!

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Win Family Tickets to Tractor Ted’s Farm Show at Bowood House

Tractor Ted’s Farm Show is coming to Bowood House on Sunday 8th June 2014 and I’m really looking forward to taking my children there.  Mister B always asks if it’s Ted when he sees a green tractor and they both love watching the Tractor Ted DVD showing real life on a farm with lots of cute little animals.  I think the Tractor Ted Farm Show is a great opportunity for a family day out where the children will learn and get to play at the same time.
Bowood House looks like a stunning setting for the show and I can’t wait to go.  I also have 3 family tickets up for grabs for 3 lucky families to enjoy a fun day out too!
The Tractor Ted Farm Show will be held in the glorious grounds of Bowood House, Wiltshire SN119NF on Sunday 8th June 2014 10am – 5pm.  More than 10,000 people are expected to enjoy a day of farming in action where the hit children’s series, Tractor Ted – Real Life Fun on the Farm is brought to life for young children and their families. Non-stop displays of tractors, diggers and a giant combine harvester take place, plus trailer rides, machinery repairs, animal husbandry and of course, the star attraction, Tractor Ted and Les the Tractor Driver star of the hit series. 
 Alongside runs the Bowood Charity Dog Show with pedigree and ‘have a go’ classes and a Summer Fair of artisan produce. On the day gate proceeds go to local Wiltshire charities with over £200,000 raised over the 8 years this event has been running.
Discount advance tickets are available online until 1st June at Adults £8 Children(2-16) £4 – a saving of 20% on gate prices.  Carers accompanying wheelchair users are free.
Amongst the entertainments new to the day this year will be the Bath Rugby’s Farm Fitness.  Famous players, from the Bath and England Rugby Squads will be running fitness events for children such as kicking the ball in the digger bucket or completing the Tractor Ted Obstacle Course.   Other highlights include the sheep racing, sheep dog agility, sheep shearing, falconry, donkey rides, circus workshop and the Spanish horse display.
If you don’t win and want to go then make sure you buy your tickets on line at for a 20% discount before 1st June.

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Tractor Ted Easter Activity Book – Review and Giveaway x 5

Tractor Ted is a cute green tractor that lives in Tractorland and gives children a great insight into tractors and farming life through a series of books, dvd’s, clothing and more.  We were exciting to receive Tractor Ted’s Activity Book 2, a special Easter edition of the series of activity books from Tractor Ted.

TT Easter Book coverMy first impressions of Tractor Ted’s Activity Book 2 were really good. Firstly I loved the quality of the book, a high gloss cover and thick, durable pages inside covered in brightly coloured illustrations.  Also the size of the book is quite handy compared to usual children’s activity books, as it’s easy to carry around and gives younger children just a one activity per page to concentrate on.Tractor Ted 1It’s aimed at Early Years children and I feel that Mister B who’s 3 and a half next month is the perfect age to carry out the activities within the book.  I also feel that the activities have been well thought out and put together, giving a great variety but also being of an appropriate level for Mister B to do.

The book shows children about farming and all things related to Easter time, such as baby animals and Easter themed recipes.  There are also counting activities, colours, matching, mazes, recipes, colouring in, writing skills and baby animal recognition.  I am really impressed with the variety and quality of this activity book.

Tractor Ted 2Mister B has loved looking through this book, taking in the information from the pictures and really having a good practice of his writing skills.  Even big sister Miss M joined in beside him copying the same words on a piece of paper and guiding him through the writing.  She’s also keen to try out the recipes at the back of the book, being an eager cook.  I can honestly say I’d recommend this book for a 3/4 year old to get to grips with pen skills and learn about animals and farming.  Of course Mister B was loving all the tractors and enjoyed picking out his favourite coloured ones.

Tractor Ted 3Tractor Ted have kindly offered 5 copies to give away to my readers, so if you have a little one who’d love to learn more about farming, baby animals and boost their writing skills then why not enter to win one below:

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Winners will be contacted within 48 hours of the giveaway ending and if I am unable to make contact within 14 days, then I may pick an alternative winner.
Your details will be passed to Tractor Ted who will be responsible for sending out the prize.

All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the book in order to write the review.