Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Win A Family Ticket To Paw Patrol Live In Nottingham



PAW Patrol Live! “Race to the Rescue” shows that “No job is too big, no pup is too small!” and shares lessons for all ages about community, social skills and problem solving as the characters each use their unique skills and teamwork. 


When Mayor Goodway goes missing during the day of the Great Adventure Bay Race, the pups come to the rescue. 

Families can join Ryder, Chase, Marshall, Rocky, Rubble, Zuma, Skye and Everest for the show’s first tour in UK and Ireland. 
Running at 80 minutes, PAW Patrol Live! “Race to the Rescue” includes two acts and an intermission. 


The show is set to engage audiences with Bunraku puppetry, an innovative costuming approach that brings the PAW Patrol characters to life on stage with their vehicles and packs.

“Using Bunraku, puppetry elements are built into costumes worn by real actors to create a wonderful combination of life-size pups and to make a stronger connection with the audience. 

The PAW Patrol cast sings and dances, which brings a fun, realistic parallel between the animated series and the live show,” says Jim Waters, producer, VStar Entertainment Group.


The performance features music, dance and an original script as well as classic theatrical scenery along with a high-tech video wall that visually transports families PAW Patrol locations such as Adventure Bay, The Lookout, Seal Island, Farmer Yumi's farm and Jake's Mountain. 

Special interactive video allows the audience to participate in the show via interviews, solving puzzles with the Pups, following Mayor Goodway and much more. 

I'm about to offer 5 A-reserve tickets to the 10.30 show Wednesday 9th of August at the Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham

All you have to do is complete the Rafflecopter below....

T&Cs

Winner will be picked at Random,
*Family tickets are comprised by 5 x A–Reserve tickets valued at £30 to a total value of £150. Tickets can be used by either adult or child. 
Children under 12 months of age do not require a paid ticket, provided they are seated on the lap of a ticket holder and do not occupy a seat.

The winners will receive a ticket voucher via email which they will need to bring on the day of the show in order to redeem the tickets from the box office.

Winner will have 48hrs to respond to the email before another winner is picked.
UK only
Ends 18/7/17


Rainy Day Fun With John Adams Games .....


The boys love spending time with both Jon and myself playing fun games, so when John Adams asked if we wanted to review some games for them I was more than happy to say yes!

Last week was a bit of a wash out, which meant it was the perfect time to stay inside and keep ourselves busy with some fab new games!



We were sent;
Mr Bucket,
Giggle Wiggle and Don't be a Donkey.
All 3 games are for 2 - 4 players.
Recommended age range of 4+.


Up first was Giggle Wiggle.

Aim of the game...

Be the first to place all your coloured balls onto Giggle Wiggle’s moving hands to become the champion of the game

The boys loved this game.
They thought it was hilarious trying to get their balls onto Giggle Wiggles hands as he danced around to Salsa music.

I've also been using it to help Ru sort his colours.
The game comes with four sets of different coloured balls and he really enjoys placing them in their different compartments.

The game requires 3 AA batteries that aren't included.
RRP £24.99



Up next was Don't Be a Donkey.

Aim of the game...

Players get to choose a card from their hand to pass onto the next player, then keep on swapping cards until someone gets a full house of matching donkey cards and shouts out ‘DONKEY’. 
Then it’s a race to grab one of the carrots on the table, but watch out as there are not enough carrots to go around, if you are too slow you must lift-up one of your donkey ears. 
Miss out three times and you get to wear the donkey nose completing your transformation into a donkey and losing the game.

This game took a little explaining for the twins to understand, but once they had watched Noah and myself have a few rounds they soon cottoned on.
This is a great game and something for all the family to enjoy.
The twins enjoyed being the donkey far more than they should have and I'm sure they lost on purpose.
It has been a great game for Jon, myself and Noah to play on our Friday games nights.

The game comes with everything you need.
4 Headbands,
4 sets of ears, 
3 carrots,
a set of Donkey playing cards and one Donkey snout.
RRP £24.99



Last but not least Mr Bucket.....

Aim of the game....

As Mr. Bucket moves and waves his arms, he likes to pop balls out his mouth. 
Grab a shovel and chase Mr. Bucket, scooping up and returning all three of your coloured balls. 
Be quick as he pops out balls almost as fast as you can drop them in! 
When all the balls have been dropped in, lift Mr. Bucket by the handle to win the game!

Rupert has never really been a big fan of games, as he can't quite sit still enough so this game is perfect for him.
He could run around putting the balls into Mr Bucket all day quite happily.
The twins got a bit fed up with it, as they couldn't quite manage to get all their balls in before he spat them back out again.
So, so far Mr Bucket is the remaining champion on Mr Bucket.
Again this is another game that Ru likes to sort out the colours with.

Mr Bucket comes unassembled in the box but literally takes 5 minutes for you to click him all together.
The first time you get him out you have to stick on his eyes.
He requires 3 AA batteries which aren't included.

It's the perfect game for preschoolers like Ru.
RRP £24.99.





**  We were sent the PR Samples in return for a blog post, all thoughts are my own!


Monday, 3 July 2017

Snoball Fights, Duck Attacks and Pool Hangs.

This weekend went by so fast that I had to do a double take last night when I realised Monday was just a sleep away.


Saturday

Noah went off to play at Sam's after Sam had spent the morning with us and the twins kicked up a bit moaning about how they wanted to go, so it was the perfect time to crack out the Snoball packet we were sent from Zimpli Kids.


The brand new SnoBall Battle Pack not only provides endless outdoor fun for children worldwide, it transforms a once seasonal experience into something that can be enjoyed all year round - even in summer!! ​
Add the SnoBall powder to water, watch it turn into realistic snow that you can mould to create your very own Snowballs. Each box makes approx 60 Snow balls! 


The Snoballs were super easy to make,
You just add the packets provided into a bowl and add around a litre of water.

The boys loved mixing up the Snoballs and couldn't wait for their summer Snoball fight.
They didn't quite add the right amount of water, so their Snoballs didn't hold together very well but they still packed a punch!

As you can see from the pictures, it was a different kinda way to spend a sunny Saturday afternoon!


Shortly after the Snofight had finished Noah arrived home and the boys all sat on the sofa watching the new Lego Batman movie whilst I got their dinner on.



Sunday

I thought the weather was going to be rubbish on Sunday so I was all set for another day in, but was pleasantly surprised when I saw the sun was staying put.
So I quickly dash around the house getting it in order and making sure all the uniforms were washed, once that was done we all put our shoes on and headed off to feed the local ducks and have a trip to the park.

Just before we headed out Jenni asked if Noah wanted to go out for lunch with them, and as Noah seems to stop working when he hasn't seen Sam for more than a couple of hours he was more than happy to say yes.

So we dropped him off on the way round and then headed off to the pond.


We each had a bag filled with frozen peas and as soon as the ducks saw us coming they flocked around us.
I couldn't move for fear of stepping on one.


They really enjoyed their peas and were eating them straight out of our hands.
The geese decided to try and get in on the act but ended up hissing as us too much, which made the boys run away.


The ducks followed and the boys were all in their element.
Rupert got right in the mix of all the ducks and would have tried to pick on up if we hadn't of told him not too touch.





We were soon out of frozen peas and the ducks were still hungry, one even tried to eat my phone.
After the realised we were all out they soon headed off back to their sleeping spots or the pond for a dip.


The boys then all dashed off to the park and were delighted to see the slide had been fixed.
They were little manics and throwing themselves down it in all manners of ways and then making me spin them ridiculously fast on the roundabout and little Ru was just happy climbing up the mini climbing frame.


There were a couple of other children in the park who the boys made friends with and played with for a little bit and then after an hour or so we headed back home for some lunch and Haribos!



After lunch the boys went in the pool.....for a minute as it was far to cold in it to really enjoy it.
Ru had more fun chucking footballs into it rather than being in it.



The twins found a new love for sunbathing to warm themselves up.
They would lay in the sun for 5 minutes, run and jump in the pool for no more than 5 seconds and then jump back out to warm up in the sun.


What did you get up to this weekend?