Friday, 28 February 2014

Prizes for Parents competition Round Up 28.02.14

Prizes for Parents 28.02.14

This is roundup of some of the best competitions available on the web, I'll keep my eyes peeled for the best prizes or freebies on offer for UK families, mums, parents and health and beauty fans.
I'll post a selection here of the ones I spot or if you have a competition you'd like me to include, just tweet me the link @beachpebble, email me or leave a comment below with the details and closing date.
#prizesforparents
Prize must be open to UK winners.
Published every other Friday.

• Win MAC or Urban Decay make-up
Entry by rafflecopter. Closes 24.03.14

• Win an ELC motorbike
Entry by online form. Closes 24.03.14

• Win a copy of Hedgehugs.
Entry by rafflecopter. Closes 24.03.14

• Win a set of 2 The Manor House Stories books.
Entry by rafflecopter. Closes 15.03.14

• Win a set of Horrid Henry books
Entry by rafflecopter, closes 21.03.14

• Win 1 of 3 Mrs Fox decoupage bird feeder kits.
Entry by Facebook. Closes 27.02.14

• Win my first teddy bears picnic set
Entry by rafflecopter. Closes 26.03.14

• Win 2 books by Devin Scillian
Entry by rafflecopter. Closes 09.03.14

• Win 1 of 2 Dr Brown's breast pumps
Entry by rafflecopter. Closes 14.03.14

• Win a custom canvas print from Canvas Design.
Entry by rafflecopter. Closes 07.03.14

• Win a selection of BEAR goodies 
Entry by rafflecopter. Closes 05.03.14

• Win A Night's stay and Dinner for two at Askham Hall.
Entry by online form. Closes 01.05.14

• Win 1 of 2 sets of Animaru peekaboo books.
Entry by rafflecopter. Closes 10.03.14

• Win Dinogami - Dinosaur Origami book.
Entry by rafflecopter. Closes 07.03.14

• Win Doh-Nutters game.
Entry by rafflecopter. Closes 08.03.14

• Win Bridal Accessories worth over £500 from Millany
Entry by answering a question. Closes 27.03.14

• Win 1 of 3 copies of Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2 DVDs 
Entry by rafflecopter. closes 14.04.14

• Win 1 of 5 copies of Hello London board book.
Entry by rafflecopter. Closes 13.03.14

• Win a £100 to spend at Love Knitting.
Entry by newsletter sign up.
Monthly prize draw.

• Win a selection of Italian Produce from Peccando 
Entry by rafflecopter. Closes 08.03.14

Emma in Bromley xx
(@beachpebble)

Daily Deal - dollhouse bed, Popit tents, fiesta crafts

For a spot of bargain shopping I noticed these items this week

Dollhouse Toddler Bed (hiding in the wooden toy section) normally £223 on offer at £149.99 until 03.03.14 - among all the lovely details - I spotted that the little dollhouse windows open!

Wooden Dollhouse (Doll House) toddler bed


Big Red Barn normally £50 on offer at £27.99 until 03.03.14 love the little pulley for bringing in the hay!
Wooden big red barn toy set
White and Grey wooden Cutlery box - love the idea of this at all the buffets and parties we do! Normally £11.40 on offer at £7.99 until 03.03.14 
white and grey wooden cutlery box
Genius set of two wipe clean practice books normally £14 on offer at £5.99 until 03.03.14
wipe clean practice books

Pop up large blue castle tent by Popit- features UV fabric and an insulated roof to keep cool. Normally £49 on offer at £32.99 until 03.03.14
Popit pop up blue castle tent
Dinosaur chalk board by Fiesta crafts - isn't he roarsome! Normally £14 on offer at £8.99 until 03.03.14
fiesta crafts dinosaur chalk board
Happy shopping!

Emma in Bromley xx
(@beachpebble)

Friday, 21 February 2014

Thursday, 20 February 2014

MuddyPaws New Friends book review

As a Parragon Book Buddy, I was delighted to recieve Muddypaws' New Friends to read with my two little people. The story is written by Steve Smallman and illustrated by Simon Mendez http://www.parragon.com/uk/books/detail/4071

Maegan Clement reading Muddypaws New Friends by Steve Smallman and Simon Mendez

My little boy, Blake is four and in reception so he really related to the little boy, Ben in the story who goes to school!

Blake and Maegan Clement reading Muddypaws New Friends by Steve Smallman and Simon Mendez

Muddypaws is an adorable little puppy who misses his best friend, Ben while he is at school - there isn't anyone to play with! 

Blake and Maegan Clement reading Muddypaws New Friends by Steve Smallman and Simon Mendez


One day Ben takes Muddypaws to puppy school and the story is all about the new friends and the activities and lessons the puppies get up to! 

Blake and Maegan Clement reading Muddypaws New Friends by Steve Smallman and Simon Mendez

My daughter, Maegan aged 2 loves the cute little puppies - especially Droopy! 

Maegan Clement reading Muddypaws New Friends by Steve Smallman and Simon Mendez

My children often ask if we can have a dog - whilst we are living where we are, the answer is no - but one day we might :) - I had a Border Collie named Skip!

Blake and Maegan Clement reading Muddypaws New Friends by Steve Smallman and Simon Mendez

Blake is learning to read and managed to pick out and read a few bits of the story himself, whilst Meg likes to talk about the beautiful pictures - look out for all the lovely little details and glimpses of wildlife!

The story is a charming little tale of friendship and mischief and one my little people keep choosing from our bookcase.

Whilst we enjoyed the paperback picture book, its also available as a digital book on iBook 


Emma in Bromley xx (@beachpebble)

Saturday, 15 February 2014

Paint Lichtenstein Pop Art! Shortlands Bromley


Paint Lichtenstein Pop Art! Shortlands, 24 Feb

February 24 @ 7:45 pm - 10:15 pm

Event Navigation

Come and try your hand at this iconic Roy Lichtenstein image!  No experience needed, just brush, drink and listen to great 60′s music!

Shortlands Tavern
5 Station Road, Bromley, BR2 DEV
Emma in Bromley xx

February Half Term 2014

Looking for something fun to do in the Bromley half term? Maybe some of these suggestions can help? 

The Church House Gardens in Bromley town centre (main access next to the Churchill Theatre)  have a wonderful play area, skate park and duck pond.

Hussywell Park (BR2 7DD) is shaded, small and quiet with a lovely play area for young children and a small duck pond.

Kelsey Park (BR3 3LS)  - large park with river and ducks, a large play area, a small food hut, Ice cream van and toilets! Lots of benches and picnic spots. Some parts of the park are dog free zones.

Northbrook park (SE12 0PS) - Has a fantastic climbing frame, zip wire and a wooden Wigwam in their large play area. 

Widmore Recreational Ground (BR1 2RN) is a quiet set back play park and basketball court.

Scadbury Park (BR7 6LS) - A large open space and woodland area with lots of walks and nature trails to take. 

Kings Meadow (BR1 5AF) - rectangle open space with a path all around a large green space and a play area in one corner. - The Lavender House Cafe is close by. 

The Lavender House Cafe - A wonderful cafe with a lovely outdoor play area and kids menu.
http://www.thelavenderhousecafe.co.uk/

Horniman Museum and Gardens have a wonderful events listing for half term - including a farmers market, making polar bear dens, nature trails and african drumming!  some events are free or drop in sessions too. http://www.horniman.ac.uk/visit

Bromley Museum in Orpington 

Dinosaur Dramatics! Half-term at Bromley Museum

Dinosaur puppets
18 February 2014 - 20 February 2014
Location: Bromley Museum, The Priory, Church Hill, Orpington, BR6 0HH
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Cost: £1 per child
Make finger and stick puppets and a theatre to create your own dinosaur show!Drop in activity from 2 pm until 3.30 pm (session ends at 4 pm)Aged 4+, adults must accompany children.

Bertha James Day Centre Model Railway Exhibition

22 February 2014
Model railway exhibition to raise money for the Age Concern run day centre
Location: Bertha James Day Centre, 34 Masons Hill, Bromley, BR2 9HJ
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Cost: Adults £3.00 Children £1.00
14 Layouts, full trade support, raffle, hot and cold refreshments. On site parking for disabled only, other parking at Norman Park, Hook Farm Road, Bromley Common for a free shuttle bus.www.berthajamesmodelrailwayexhibition.weebly.com
TWIST and PULSE STREET DANCE WORKSHOP
Tuesday 18th February 2pm-4pm.
The stars of Britain’s Got Talent will be working with the children to create a routine with a performance at the end, as well as a QandA session and opportunities for autographs and photos.
For children 5+
Tickets £20 with half price sibling discount.

The Studio Chislehurst

BALLET WORKSHOP
Wednesday 19th February 11am-1pm.
A beautiful ballet interpretation of The Ugly Duckling. This much-loved story will be told through ballet and mime, with costumes, performance and games.
For children 3+
Tickets £10 with half price sibling discount.

The Studio Chislehurst

PRINCESS WORKSHOP
Wednesday 19th February 2pm-4pm
Would-be princesses are invited to dress-up and join in a fun-packed workshop featuring magical storytelling with songs, dancing and games.
For children 4+
Tickets £10 with half price sibling discount.
The Studio Chislehurst 


For details of current classes: www.facebook.com/pages/The-Studio-Chislehurst


The Studio Chislehurst, 95 High Street (above Prezzo), BR7 5AG Chislehurst
Tel:
07759 123678
Email:


The Cat in the Hat at Greenwich Theatre

The Cat in The Hat
Wed 19-Sun 23 February 2014
Based on the much-loved book by Dr Seuss, The Cat In The Hat is a lively and engaging first theatre experience for young children.
From the moment his tall, red-and-white-striped hat appears around the door, Sally and her brother know that the cat in the hat is the funniest, most mischievous cat they have ever met.
With the trickiest of tricks and craziest of ideas, he turns a rainy afternoon into an amazing adventure. But what will mum find when she gets home?
What the Ladybird Heard
What the Ladybird Heard Bromley Library

Come along to Central Library on Wednesday, 19th February and/or Saturday, 22nd February at 2.15pm and find out 'What the Ladybird Heard'. Suitable for children aged 3-6 years. 

Jungle Tales – half term event

Stories and Crafts with a jungle theme for 4 -7 year olds. Listen to stories and make your own jungle character. Places are free but limited in some libraries, so must be booked in advance. Contact the library for details. https://arena.yourlondonlibrary.net/web/bromley/news-and-events

FREE CHILDREN'S ACTIVITIES

VENUE: OUTSIDE ZARA
STARTS: 17 FEB
ENDS: 21 FEB
TIME: 11:00 - 16:00
Join us for FREE Children's Activities outside Zara at intu Bromley this Half Term.  There's a different activity every day so your little ones will never be bored!  This holiday's theme is Pirates and Fairies so get ready to decorate your own fairy wings, bandanas, pirate hats and eye patches along with treasure chests, fairy wands, pirate swords and bunting.

Jo Jingles 
Mon 17th 11am
Cafe Dolce Vita 103a Queensway, Petts Wood
A Circus themed event - a prize for best costume. £8 includes music session (songs, instruments and  puppets) face painting and lunch box - the cafe also has a children's play area.

Christmas Tree Farm Downehttp://www.xmastreefarm.co.uk
Open 9-4 £3 per adult £1.50 per child (age 2+) lovely farm with plenty of animals to pet and feed. 

Coolings Nature Trail
Set in the garden centre, there's a lovely nature trail with a bark path (managable for prams) lots of interesting animals - wallaby's and hides holes such as wooden huts and an arch of trees.


Ruxley Rascals 'Fantastic Fairy Cakes!'

17 FEB 2014 - 21 FEB 2014  (10AM - 4PM)
£2.99
Fabulous fun for little ones! Join the Ruxley Rascals this February half term decorating two fairy cakes with rainbow coloured icing and sweets!
Price includes two fairy cakes (baked by our chefs in-house), a selection of icing and sweets to decorate, and a FREE gift bag to take both cakes home in!
Ruxley Manor also has a soft play area.
National Galley - Trafalgar Square
We love to go here with colouring pads and crayons - the gallery fully welcomes little artists. 
The gallery is free - but please leave a donation! 
The cafe is very expensive (£2.80 for a small plain gingerbread man!) so take your own snack!
We always buy a postcard after each visit and write about our visit. 
The galley has a lovely events listing for the half term
Pinterest
Absolutely full of printables, crafts and activities - perfect for rainy day inspiration! http://www.pinterest.com/beachpebble/
Emma in Bromley xx (@beachpebble)

    Friday, 14 February 2014

    Prizes for Parents Competition Round Up 14.02.14

    Prizes for parents 14.02.14

    This is roundup of some of the best competitions available on the web, I'll keep my eyes peeled for the best prizes or freebies on offer for UK families, mums, parents and health and beauty fans.
    I'll post a selection here of the ones I spot or if you have a competition you'd like me to include, just tweet me the link @beachpebble, email me or leave a comment below with the details and closing date.
    #prizesforparents
    Prize must be open to UK winners.
    Published every other Friday.

    • Win a beautiful Queen Anne Chair worth £1399
    Entry by Facebook. Closes 27.02.14

    • Win 1 of 5 Muppet Encyclopaedias
     Entry by blog comment. Closes 14.02.14

    • Win A Night's stay and Dinner for two at Askham Hall.
    Entry by online form. Closes 01.05.14

    • Win a Chicco digital video baby monitor.
    Entry by rafflecopter. Closes 28.02.14

    • Win a Love Boo Luxury Mummy Spa Kit
    Entry by rafflecopter. Closes 28.02.14

    • Win a Peekaboo Baby gift box
    Entry by rafflecopter. Closes 28.02.14

    • Win 1st prize of a £100 Leisure Voucher and 30 bottles of Multipower Fit Lite
    2nd Prize of a £20 Leisure Voucher and 15 bottles of Multipower Fit Protein List
    Entry by rafflecopter, closes 14.02.14

    • Win an e.l.f Make-Up bundle.
    Entry by raffle copter. Closes 16.02.14

    • Win £10 Barefoot Books
    Entry by rafflecopter. Closes 19.02.14

    • Win My Little Big Town Books
    Entry by rafflecopter. Closes 28.02.14

    • Win a Heroes of the City bundle
    Entry by rafflecopter. Closes 21.02.14

    • Win a Moshi Monsters Watch
    Entry by blog comment. Close 28.02.14

    • Win a Good Hemp Food Hamper
    Entry by rafflecopter. Closes 18.02.14

    • Win 1 of 2 sets of Animaru peekaboo books.
    Entry by rafflecopter. Closes 10.03.14

    • Win £150 worth of Argos baby goodies.
    Entry by rafflecopter. Closes 22.02.14

    • Win a Tractor Ted DVD and Book.
    Entry by rafflecopter. Closes 23.02.14

    • Win the Tale of the Tooth Fairy book and Toy set
    Entry by rafflecopter. Closes 23.02.14

    • Win Dinogami - Dinosaur Origami book.
    Entry by rafflecopter. Closes 07.03.14

    • Win Doh-Nutters game.
    Entry by rafflecopter. Closes 08.03.14

    • Win a Flowbox
    Entry by blog comment. Closes 28.02.14

    • Win Bridal Accessories worth over £500 from Millany
    Entry by answering a question. Closes 27.03.14

    • Win a pair of adult tickets to The Baby and Toddler Show.
    Entry by rafflecopter. Closes 25.02.14

    • Win a fabulous Canvas Design print
    Entry by rafflecopter. Closes 26.02.14

    • Win a nursing bra and briefs set
    Entry by rafflecopter. Closes 17.02.14

    • Win a Taylor’s Eye Witness Knives set. Entry by online form. Closes 19.02.14

    • Win Peppa Pig Weebles set
    Entry by online form. Closes 23.02.14

    • Win 1 of 3 copies of Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2 DVDs 
    Entry by rafflecopter. closes 14.04.14

    • Win 1 of 5 copies of Hello London board book.
    Entry by rafflecopter. Closes 13.03.14

    • Win My Brother's Famous Bottom 
    Entry by rafflecopter. Closes 23.02.14

    • Win a £25 Spreadshirt voucher
    Entry by rafflecopter. Closes 15.02.14

    • Win a Love Boo bespoke selection box worth £65
    Entry by rafflecopter. Closes 26.02.14

    • Win a £100 to spend at Love Knitting.
    Entry by newsletter sign up.
    Monthly prize draw.

    • Win a selection of Italian Produce from Peccando 
    Entry by rafflecopter. Closes 08.03.14

    Emma in Bromley xx
    (@beachpebble)
    #prizesforparents Prizes for Parents Competition Round up