Win a Dinosaur with Chicago Town Pizza

Chicago Town pizzas are regularly eaten in this house, my children love The Deep Dish and I find The Sub handy for a lunchtime treat.  At the moment every time you buy a Chicago Town pizza, you will find a special code on the inside of the box which you can enter online in the hope to win one of six Jurassic World dinosaur toys.

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Available are:

  • Indominus Rex
  • Ceratosaurus
  • Dilophosaurus
  • Dimorphodon
  • Tyrannosaurus Rex
  • Velociraptor

Every 15 minutes between 8am and 8pm a different dinosaur is released so you can try your luck to win every dinosaur.  It’s definitely worth a try as we won on our third attempt which my son Mister B is very happy about.

If you are unsure what pizza to buy, then I am going to highly recommend The Takeaway Four Cheese Melt.  With a stuffed tomato sauce crust and topped with a combination of Mozzarella, Monterey Jack, mature Cheddar and Emmental cheeses, this pizza is pure heaven.

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We hadn’t tried this pizza before but got it in for all the family on Saturday night and it disappeared within minutes with everyone saying how delicious it tasted.  The crust rose up beautifully to a soft but crispy edge that just melted in the mouth.  This will definitely be our go to pizza in the future for weekend family treats!

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All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received a dinosaur and some vouchers in order to write an honest review.

Win Chuggington Series 5 on DVD

Chuggington has always been one of my 4yr olds favourite programmes, he loves watching it in the mornings over breakfast before heading to nursery.  With the Series 5 currently airing, it’s soon to be released on DVD and with two new characters being introduced, Dock Master Skipper Stu and Daley this series is sure to be a lot of fun!

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“New and existing young fans can watch their favourite Trainees face more challenges, learn new skills and discover a sense of achievement through teamwork, courage and determination. Along the way, they will be able to explore the brand new freight and delivery hub – the Chuggington Docks – and meet exciting new characters such as Dock Master Skipper Stu who organises the loading and unloading of the freight containers from the ship and Daley – the High Speed delivery courier. Pre-schoolers can also ride the rails with the likes of Hamish and Harry, the mighty haulers, as they transport heavy, long and wide loads around Chuggington.”

We’ve had a sneak preview of Series 5 and it was thoroughly enjoyed by my little boy.  He loved seeing a new episode and meeting the new engines and can’t wait to see the rest of the Series when the new DVD is released!

I am pleased to be able to offer one of my readers a copy of the new  Chuggington Series 5 DVD, so if you know any little chuggers fans, then just fill in the Gleam form below:

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All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received a preview sample dvd in order to write the review.

Heroes of the City Youtube Channel and Giveaway

Heroes of the City is a firm favourite of my 4yr old after we first discovered it back in 2013 and enjoyed watching Series 1.  The animated tv series is aimed at preschool children and follows various rescue vehicles about a town where everybody gets to be a hero teaching values of friendship and helping each other.

YouTube_EnglishThey now have a Heroes of the City youtube channel which has a total of 6 hours worth of entertainment across 18 different languages for worldwide appeal.   With characters such as Fiona the Fire Engine (my little boys favourite as it’s the same name as me!), Paulie the Police Car (that’s daddy cos he’s a policeman), Hector Helicopter, Troy Tractor, Hot Dog Herbie and many more including Calamity Crow who gets up to all sorts of mischief!

Not only are there plenty of episodes to keep little ones occupied there are activities such as Calamity Crow’s Sketch and Guess Show which are short clips of a minute or two where you have to guess the picture that’s being drawn.  Mister B had fun with these and liked clicking the mouse between the different ones himself.

Sketch&GuessThere are also some fabulous craft videos with Calamity Crow helping to demonstrate.  Some simple ideas using everyday crafting bits you would have around the house and a few bits out of the recycling box.  Mister B has spotted the marble run made out of cardboard tubes that he wants to make so we are saving a few tubes up to have a go.

Crafting_ShowThere are some really fun ideas to make, great for activities over the summer holidays!

Take a look at the Heroes of the City youtube channel and hopefully it will keep your child entertained for a while and give them ideas of things to make.

I have a goody bag to offer to one of my readers consisting of a Heroes of the City t-shirt, DVD and diecast model of one of the vehicles in the show.  Here is a sample of what you may get although any diecast model may be sent.

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All reviews are my own opinions and I received the products as part of my review.

WIN Chuggington Turbo Charged Chugger DVD

The latest action packed DVD from Chuggington is Turbo Charged Chugger, featuring six episodes plus bonus features giving you over an hour of entertainment, perfect for little ones to watch.

chugThe DVD has a running time of over 60 minutes, featuring 6 exciting episodes from the most recent series plus bonus features, including Character Sneak Peeks for Chug Patroller Calley and brand new characters – Payce – the high speed tunnel runner from Tootington and Fire Chugger Asher.  In the new turbo charged adventures, the Chuggers compete in the ‘track dash fun run’ and Hanzo teaches Koko to control her new engine booster and how to brake at high speed!  When Koko’s speed booster malfunctions and she speeds out of control, can Wilson and Brewster think on their wheels and save the day?  The brand new DVD comes with a free Story CD for bed-time listening. ‘Turbo Charged Chugger’ DVD is available from all good retailers with a RRP of £7.99

Mister B who is 4, loves Chuggington, he has a good selection of track and loves to play and act out with his favourite characters.  Two new characters appear in this dvd Payce and Fire Chugger Asher who Mister B loved.  What’s really good about this dvd set is that a story cd is also included, absolutely perfect to play to little ones at bedtime.  I still read Mister B a bedtime story but when I am gone he can listen to this and enjoy the Chuggington adventures for a little while longer.

The episodes on the dvd are:

Stop Koko Stop – Koko learns to master her new speed booster.
Brewster Leads the Way – Brewster and his team transport a massive tunnel boring machine
Runaway Koko – Koko’s speed booster malfunctions and she speeds around Chuggington out of contro
Explorer Koko– Koko gives the Mayor an amazing tour around Chuggington
Blazin Wilson – When he runs out of water, Wilson has to think on his wheels during a special fire-training exercise
Team Trainee – Speed Fleet, Chug Patrol and the Chuggineers compete in the Track Dash fun race

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All reviews are my own and my families opinions and I received a Chuggington dvd in order to write the review.

Win a Family Ticket to Octonauts Live

Octonauts is one program that both of my children love and watch every morning before school.  They love all the characters from Captain Barnacles, Kwazii, Peso, Shellington and many more that keep them entertained as they go down in their Octopods for deep sea adventures.

I’m rather excited to be surprising my two with tickets to the show in the New Year and can’t wait to see their happy little faces.

OctonautsYou can see a full list of UK tour dates including venues and performance times here:

http://www.octonautslive.co.uk/

153Top-selling children’s stage show producers Fiery Light will tour a brand new full-length theatre adventure for children, Octonauts and the Deep Sea Volcano Adventure. Based on the popular CBeebies’ TV show, Octonauts, this exciting new production opened on Thursday 16 October and tours into 2015.

081In Octonauts and the Deep Sea Volcano Adventure the entire crew of the Octonauts, led by intrepid ex-plorer Captain Barnacles, Lieutenant Kwazii and Medic Peso, embark on an exciting new underwater quest and visit amazing underwater worlds full of adventure, with surprises around every corner. This action-packed interactive show features new music (from BAFTA-award winning composer Mani Svavarsson) and all the Octonauts live on stage for the very first time.

111Richard Lewis adapts and directs this new production for the stage. He also adapted and directed the hugely popular three Peppa Pig stage shows and last year’s Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom tour. Matt Lewis is lyricist, Simon Scullion is designer, Matt Haskins is lighting designer and Ian Horrocks Taylor is sound de-signer.

Octonauts 2For one lucky reader I have a family ticket to giveaway to a venue of your choice subject to availability – just fill in the gleam widget below and you and your children could be off to see the Octonauts Live Show!

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T &Cs: A family ticket is for four people, minimum one adult. The tickets are non-transferable. There are no cash alternatives. Accommodation or travel are not included in this prize.

Win a Case of Bahlsen Pick Up! Biscuits

Pick Up! are an exciting new biscuit from Bahlsen, consisting of a slab of chocolate sandwiched between two crisp biscuits.  I know my two children would be eager to get their hands on these and they come in handy individually wrapped packets – perfect for snacks on the go!

pick upWith a pack containing 5 wrapped biscuits and a case containing 14 packs, that means I’m offering you the chance to win 70 of these rather scrummy looking biscuits, great for pack lunches, days out, morning snack at work or simply a treat whilst at home.

Why not check out the Ninja Chihuahua TV advert for Pick Up! biscuits:

So if you’d like a chance to win, just fill in the rafflecopter form below:

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I have received some packs of Pick Up! biscuits in return for running this giveaway.

Win a Canvas with photo of your choice!

Have you ever wanted your favourite photo turned into a canvas?  Well here’s your chance to get that done.  Canvasdesign are offering one of my readers the opportunity to turn a photo of their choice into a canvas of any size, ranging from 6×6 inches up to 40×40 inches!

CanvasThese sound amazing!  I’ve always wanted to try a canvas but never actually had one done.  The Canvasdesign website makes it simple to order and you can get a bespoke canvas the size and finish you want.  I’ve had a look at the order process and it looks really fresh and modern and easy to get the look that you want.  Why not take a look?

If you fancy ordering a canvas, I can offer you 15% discount off any canvas including free delivery.  Just use code BLOG15 as the discount code.

To win a canvas of your choice, just enter the rafflecopter form below:
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Winners will be required to email me the photo they require, their address and mobile number and I will forward them to Canvasdesign for fulfillment of the prize.

 

Scootaheadz Fun Scooter Accessory – Review and Giveaway

Scootaheadz are the exciting new accessory for your child’s scooter.  Fun, durable animal heads in four different designs are sure to boost your child’s enjoyment whilst out for a ride.  I was delighted to receive Pippa Pony a pink horse head to try out with 5 yr old Miss M’s scooter.

apink9When I surprised Miss M with this new accessory for her scooter, her first reaction was “Ah, I love it” and proceeded to cuddle her new pony friend.  Once she had been introduced to Pippa Pony, I suggested we try to fit it to her scooter.  Well I have to admit, it was so much easier than expected, it literally just clipped securely into place as if it was made for her scooter.  Really impressed with how snug it sits on the T bar of the scooter with no signs of movement or ability to fall off.

With the disappointing weather at the moment it’s been hard to get out much, but Miss M has been scooting after school round to the nursery to pick up Mister B and was proud to display her Scootaheadz which definitely got some attention from people we knew asking about it.  As Pippa Pony is a horse, Miss M loved to neigh as she went along and lift the front of the scooter up imitating a horse lifting it’s front legs.

Scooterheadz1Scooterheadz 2The Scootaheadz are waterproof, easy to clean and designed to be long lasting.  Being made of a rubber type of material they won’t break if  the scooter falls to the ground.  I am impressed with how good this looks on the scooter, and Miss M loves her new scooter accessory – it’s been a huge hit here!

As well as Pippa Pony there are three other animals to choose from in the Scootaheadz range, Lovely Lola, Timmy T-Rex and Danny Dino, all in bold engaging colours.

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Scootaheadz have kindly offered one of these delightful scooter accessories to one of my readers, you’ll be able to pick the design of your choice from the four friendly faces.

If you’d like to win a Scootaheadz, then fill out the form below for your chance of winning:

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All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions. We are not paid for reviews although we do receive the product to try out and enable us to write the review.

The Hive: Buzzbee to the Rescue DVD – Giveaway and Review

The Hive: Buzzbee to the Rescue is one of Abbey Kids Media’s latest  releases, an animated series that follows the fortunes of the extremely cute Bee family, who live together with friends and relations in The Hive.

Pappa Bee, Mamma Bee, Buzzbee, Rubee and little Babee are really just like any other family, except they are tiny, stripey and can fly!

The Hive 2D_RGBFeaturing 10 episodes

Buzzbee to the Rescue
A Royal Visit
Postman Buzzbee
Babee’s Room
Useful Bee
Bee in Charge
Computer Bee
Sporty Bee
Buzzbee’s Garden
Teddy Bee Lost

Having never heard of The Hive before, I was eager to sit down and watch the DVD with my children.  My immediate thoughts were that the images were bold and bright, sure to catch a little ones eye.  Almost 6 year old Miss M wasn’t too fussed on this but 3 yr old Mister B was glued to it and wanted it on again and again.  I think this is a really cute animation about a family of bees and their day to day shenanigans.  Mister B found the storylines really enjoyable and something he was happy to watch multiple times (subject to me allowing him!).  We give The Hive a  thumbs up for it’s cute cartoons and fun adventures.

The Hive DVD is released on 7th October 2013 and can be purchased from all good DVD stockists.

For more information can be found on the Abbey Home Media website or their Facebook and Twitter pages.

If you’d like to win a copy of the new The Hive: Buzzbee to the Rescue DVD, then fill out the form below for your chance of winning 1 of 5 copies:

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#WIN – The Anagranimals and the Wishing Tree – Children’s Book

Following on from our review of The Anagranimals and the Wishing Tree earlier in the week, I’m delighted to offer you a signed first edition of this delightful book featuring six very ordinary animals – Heidi the Hippo, Pedro the Pig, Lancelot the Lion, Ebenezer the Elephant, George the Giraffe and Rocky the Rhino.

WP_003116Their amazing adventure takes them on a journey that ends up with them exchanging parts of their body for their favourite animals body parts, transforming them into weird and wonderful new creatures.

To win your own signed copy, simply fill in the form below:

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