Freebie! Summer Maths, English Or Science Pack

by Luschka van Onselen in Freebies on 29 July, 2014 at 9:36 pm

Freebie! Summer Maths, English Or Science Pack The Times Tutorial website are giving away a free 'summer pack' for years 1 through 11 in Maths, English and Science.  You need to enter your name, surname and email adress, and choose which pack you want, then click submit and it gets sent to you. Check your email (mine arrived immediately) and you'll find a link that takes you to a printable pack.

I chose English year one, and it contained 42 pages of worksheets and answer sheets for Key Stage 1 English. It looks pretty decent for a freebie, and if you like it, you can complete a 14 day trial for interactive worksheets for just £1.

Thanks to seb at HUKD

Baby Nappies, Bibs & More 40% Or More Off @ BabyKind

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 29 July, 2014 at 9:10 pm

Baby Nappies, Bibs & More 40% Or More Off @ BabyKindBabyKind has a summer sale on right now with some amazing offers for those using cloth nappies especially.

Both my girls were brought up in cloth nappies as neither of them did well with chemicals when they were smaller, and my oldest had a terrible reaction to most disposable nappies, but I never saw a new nappy sold for the prices they're on sale at BabyKind right now.

Minki pocket nappies are £3 instead of £9.99, Wonderoo nappies are £3.99 instead of £15.99 and gorgeous HipHipBaby wet nappy tote bags are down from £7.50 to £2.99. HipHip Baby changing mats are down to £4.49 and Imse Vimse swimmers are down to £7.50 .

If you're not too fussed about everything being 'oh so perfect' for your baby, the Bandana Bibs 'Seconds' are 75p right now, down from the usual £2.50. These have some marks from being on display, or threads loose and so on.

If you have a baby coming, or are looking for new baby presents, there are fabulous prices to be had here. I half wish I was having another baby, just for another go at those cute little cloth nappies!

Kids Go Free at Ripley's Believe It Or Not @ LittleBird.Com

by Lynley Oram in Deals on 29 July, 2014 at 8:26 pm

Kids Go Free at Ripley's Believe It Or Not @ LittleBird.ComSave yourself a cool £16.95 if you're heading to London this school holidays and want to visit the Ripley's Believe It Or Not attraction. Use this deal through LittleBird.Com, where you get a free kid's ticket for every adult ticket purchased.

What you get is 42% off one Adult ticket and one Child (4-15 yrs) ticket for Ripley's Believe It or Not! An adult ticket is £22.95 while a child ticket is usually priced at £16.95.

In the attraction you can marvel at a jaw-dropping collection of over 700 cultural artefacts and artwork from across the globe. View amazonian shrunken heads, Venture into Ripley's Marvellous Mirror Maze, and new for 2014, see the Harry Potter Hungarian Horntail Dragon made entirely from recycled car and motorcycle parts!

I couldn't see if it was possible to use LittleBird voucher codes on items that are already on special offer, but if you are looking at other LittleBird.com deals then do try out the 10% off coupon code in our Vouchers section for new customers.

Thomas The Tank Inflatable Bouncing Castle £43.20 @ Debenhams

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 29 July, 2014 at 8:00 pm

Thomas The Tank Inflatable Bouncing Castle £43.20 @ DebenhamsIf you're loving the sunshine and good weather, this Thomas the Tank Inflatable Bouncing Castle from Debenhams could be just the ticket for getting the kids outdoors. It's reduced from £60 to £48, which I believe makes it the cheapest bouncy castle we've had around here so far this summer.  Then add the code FV39 from our voucher page, and it drops it even further down to £43.20 with free delivery, though it may take up to two weeks to be delivered.  Around the web these can be found for upwards of £75.

The Thomas the Tank Inflatable Bouncing Castle isn't massive, which makes it ideal for most of us. I had a look at it on other sites, and the reviews of it are great. People say that it's easy to inflate and deflate, and that they use it outdoors or indoors, depending on what the weather is like.

One person was concerned about it's quality but they had nothing but rave reviews on it and their son used it every day, so that's promising.

The bouncy castle is approximately: 153cms x 153cms x 165cms which means it's a nice size for little ones, but not so big there's not going to be room anywhere for it.

Brantano Promotional Code: 30% Off

by Lynley Oram in Deals on 29 July, 2014 at 7:44 pm

Brantano Promotional Code: 30% Off If you're in some need of some summer shoes or want to stock up for later in the year or school, look no further than Brantano. With this Brantano voucher code you can save 30% on everything across the store.

Click here to use your Brantano promotional code*

  • Discount: 30%
  • Promotional code: CASTLE
  • Expires: 30th July 2014

To use this voucher code just pop the items you want to buy in your virtual shopping bag by clicking 'Add to basket' and then click on 'View basket and check out.' After that put the code in the box marked Voucher Code and then select 'apply' and you'll see that your discount will be automatically applied to your purchases.

You'll have to be quick as this code is only available today and tomorrow. However, do check out the Brantano voucher codes in our Vouchers section as there will be promo codes on offer for Thursday and Friday for 25% off, and on Saturday and Sunday for 20% off.

Massive Clearance Event Starting 7am Monday 4th August @ B&Q

by Karen McGinn in Deals on 29 July, 2014 at 6:23 pm

Massive Clearance Event Starting 7am Monday 4th August @ B&Q

This one will be in store only and the doors open at 7am where it’s first come first served. There will be hundreds of things included and while we don’t have a full list there are some things confirmed at the minute.

This is just a tiny selection in what looks like being a massive clearance event.

  • 7 x 7 shiplap shed was £349.98 will be £139 (5397007009002)
  • Kids Wooden Playhut £59 (5397007009149) or for £79 (5397007009125)
  • 8 Piece Garden Furniture Set Was £149 now £90 (5052931256358) (Looks like this one may already be reduced)
  • 3M Overhanging Parasol £30 (Parasol 5052931257720) (Ditto this one, looks like this may be reduced already)
  • Corner Arbour, Blooma Chiltern £99 (5397007007558)
  • Electric Ryobi Strimmer £20

The kids wooden playhouses definitely stand out for me here but I guess it depends what you're hoping for really. Remember though it’s first come first served here and when it’s gone it’s gone!

The numbers in brackets are the EAN numbers and as B&Q is discontinuing a lot of stock they won’t all show on the website but a quick Google search on the items you’re interested in may help. I googled the kids wooden playhouse and will be there queueing at my local at 7am on Monday.

Anyone care to join me?

Huge thanks to gab123 @ HUKD for the heads up here!

Celebaby: Jade Jagger And Daughter Assisi Show Off Their New Babies Together

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Celebaby on 29 July, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Celebaby: Jade Jagger And Daughter Assisi Show Off Their New Babies Together

Jade Jagger and her daughter Assisi both recently gave birth to babies - born one month apart - and the proud new mums are gracing the cover of the current edition of Hello magazine together.

I can't wrap my head around whether I'd find it weird or wonderful to be pregnant at the same time as my mum, (!) but I reckon in celebland, it's probably more wonderful than weird.

The magazine reports:

"'It was quite peculiar that the pregnancies happened at the same time,' Jade, who welcomed her third child, son Ray Emmanuel Fillary, four weeks after Assisi gave birth to daughter Ezra Key, said."

"'I can't help but have a sense of humour about it. But becoming a grandmother doesn't faze me or make me feel older. I don't feel like a grandmother, because the babies are so close in age it almost feels like they are brother and sister. It's been really great. We're lucky.'"

Ok, so the brother and sister bit is definitely verging a bit more towards the weird side of wonderful, in my mind. Erm, surely they're niece and uncle?

Jade also tells the mag that she waited several months before breaking her baby news to daughter Assisi, as she didn't want to steal her thunder, and Assisi says she is very happy at the way things have worked out. Aw.

Free RNLI Beach Smart Pack And Snapband

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Freebies on 29 July, 2014 at 2:37 pm

Free RNLI Beach Smart Pack And Snapband

Losing sight of your child is every parent's worst nightmare, and nowhere is a more scary place to face that prospect than the beach. So we love this offer from RNLI - just click the link below and pop your details in to get a free identity snapband, a waterproof marker (so you can write your emergency contact details on the snap band) plus an activity booklet.

For under 16's, parents or guardians will need to fill in the details, and you can opt in or out of receiving RNLI promotional materials or marketing materials from selected third parties, so you don't need to worry about getting bombarded with junk mail if you give them your details.

When you enter the date of birth, make sure you use the format DD/MM/YYYY.

Although this is a freebie, folks have pointed out that it's something they'd be more than happy to pay for on the basis that the RNLI is such a worthwhile charity. If that's how you feel, you could always donate here.

With thanks to Col67 @HUKD.

Chad Valley Paint Your Own Gnome/Birdhouse £2.99 @ Argos

by Nada in Deals on 29 July, 2014 at 11:24 am

Chad Valley Paint Your Own Gnome/Birdhouse £2.99 @ Argos

This summer hasn’t been too bad weather-wise, but that hasn’t stopped my brood from complaining of boredom. It’s always handy to have something that can be used on a nice or a wet day. What about the cost of occupying our little people? It’s too costly to go out every day, so a homely activity can provide the entertainment for a fraction of the price.

Argos have Chad Valley Paint Your Own Kits for only £2.99. They were £4.99, then £3.32 before becoming reduced again. There’s a choice of two sets, a gnome or a birdhouse. What I like about these, as well as the price, is they are functional. The gnome can be placed outside as a garden ornament and the birdhouse to home little feathered friends.

Each set contains: a ceramic gnome or a wooden birdhouse (depending which kit you choose), five little pots of paint and a paintbrush. The kids can paint their own designs on to the item then put it to use. I would recommend coating it in a protective coating like varnish as I can’t see the paint included in the kit being waterproof.

These would make a great activity for a kid’s party or even as a present for someone.

Reserve and collect from your local Argos for free or pay £3.95 for delivery.

Spiderman Duvet Cover & Pillowcase £7 @ Tesco Direct

by Nada in Deals on 29 July, 2014 at 10:17 am

Spiderman Duvet Cover & Pillowcase £7 @ Tesco Direct

We put a Spiderman duvet cover on here the other day and you lot were loving it. I have found another and this one is only £7 from Tesco Direct. It was previously selling for £14.

What caught my eye about this duvet cover and pillowcase set is that it is 180 thread count, so it is better than your standard children’s duvet set. Personally, for £7 I think something of this quality is worth it. It’s not quite luxurious but it will be better than many you will come across.

Spiderman is a popular choice with little boys right up to older ones, and I bet there’s a fair few girl fan of the sticky superhero too. If your son or daughter is into Marvel characters then this will gain you a few brownie points.

I will be snapping up a few of these for my sons. They are machine washable at forty degrees, which is perfect as I feel like I am forever washing bedding.

You can collect for free from your local Tesco store or pay £3.00 for delivery. Even when you factor in delivery, this is a good price. This item is included in the Clubcard Boost offer so this could end up costing little or nothing, if you have the clubcard points available.

Spending more? Then why not check out our vouchers section for Tesco eCoupons and lots more.

Fisher Price Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Mickey's Jet £13.99 @ Argos

by Nada in Deals on 29 July, 2014 at 9:40 am

Fisher Price Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Mickey's Jet £13.99 @ Argos

When you see Mickey Mouse, how many of you burst into the Hot Dog song? I bet it’s not just me. Mickey Mouse Clubhouse has been popular with little nippers for years, and by the looks of it for years to come. With it’s catchy songs, you can’t help but get sucked in.

If your little one is mesmerised by Mickey and his friends, then I have a deal that will interest you. Argos are selling the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Mickey’s Jet Playset for £13.99. This had an original price of £26.39 then was reduced to £15.99 before they reduced it further.

It is suitable for age 2 years and above. This is essentially a toy plane, with pilot Mickey Mouse and co-pilot Donald Duck figurines included. You also get 3 pieces of luggage accessories included. The plane opens up so your child can explore the inside of Mickey’s jet, there’s even a working luggage conveyor belt.

It can be rolled along the floor, as this is done the wings of the jet move up and down. I can see many two or three year olds loving this character toy.

Reserve and collect from your local Argos store for free.

Thanks to abbyd93 @ HUKD

Kiddicare Stores To Close & Bargain Prices On Remaining Stock (In Store Only)

by Karen McGinn in Deals on 29 July, 2014 at 9:08 am

Kiddicare Stores To Close & Bargain Prices On Remaining Stock (In Store Only)

As the title says it looks like Kiddicare are closing all their stores, with perhaps the exception of Peterborough, and you guys have been contacting us to let us know there’s bargains to be had in store.

Obviously this is an in store deal only and stock and subsequent reductions will vary from store to store but we’ve been hearing that Southampton have 25% off all toys (including Lego) while the Merry Hill store have 15% off already hugely reduced prices.

I guess they’ll be trying to clear as much stock as possible, so if you’re close to a store it’s well worth a look for any baby or child items you need.

As you can see from the article above it looks like Kiddicare will now only trade online, with perhaps the exception of the Peterborough store although this remains unconfirmed as yet. Online trading will be unaffected.

Has anyone managed to pick up anything great at their local Kiddicare? Let us know!

Big thanks to Gemma, Clare and Gabe on our Facebook Page!

Final Reductions Starting from £1 Delivered @ Jojo Maman Bebe

by Nada in Deals on 29 July, 2014 at 8:53 am

Final Reductions Starting from £1 Delivered @ Jojo Maman Bebe

Most will already know that Jojo Maman Bebe already have their summer sale on. We are ever so considerate here at Playpennies, and wanted to let you know that they have reduced items even further. Don’t forget they are offering free delivery too, with no code required.

Kids clothing starts at £1, and there’s plenty of baby, boys and girls clothing included. Plenty of cute accessories are in the final reductions too. There’s a two pack of footless tights for £3 delivered, a great purchase for the up and coming cooler months. For the boys, for just £5 (reduced from £16) there's a lovely poloshirt shortie romper, ideal for keeping a sweaty little baby boy cool on these humid sunny days. Plus many other bits for you little men.

They have a decent selection of maternity wear in their summer sale too, which has been reduced further. Their maternity range is right up my street. I think it’s superb quality, so if you can grab a few pieces reduced then you are on to a winner. Items start from £2 delivered. For example, the tailored pencil skirt is only £7 delivered and was £29 pre-sale. There’s a fine mixture of casualwear and formal/workwear.

There’s a few items left in the products section of the site, things have been selling fast and there’s only 13 different pieces left. Starting from £2 delivered, you can grab things like the Jojo essential sleeved bib for £3 (was £8). I will be stocking up on these, as these protect little one’s clothes entirely. There’s a choice of two sleeping bags that are £10 each, that have previously been £22.

Everything you see has free delivery. It is certainly worth a look. Apparently, this sale ends tomorrow so don’t hang about if you are after a bargain.

Thanks to edandhen @ HUKD

Tommee Tippee Explora Feeding Kit Including Bib £10 Delivered @ Amazon

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 28 July, 2014 at 9:56 pm

Tommee Tippee Explora Feeding Kit Including Bib £10 Delivered @ AmazonAmazon are selling the Tommee Tippee Explora Feeding Kit Including Bib for £10 delivered, in pink and blue (which is very green!). It was the same price at Mothercare, where it's sold out, and Argos has it for £13.99 delivered.

The Explora Feeding Kit for babies from 7 months up contains pretty much everything you need to introduce weaning and self-feeding.  In the kit you'll find:

  • The Easy Drink Beaker with a a soft spout which is easy to drink from, and easy-grip sides and base to make it easy for a baby to use.
  • The Easy Scoop Feeding Bowls which have a unique easy scoop triangular base, which is supposed to make scooping food easier.
  • The Feeding Spoons have been designed to help a baby learn to feed themselves, featuring chunky handles for an easy grip and a wide spoon base to scoop up and hold food in place.
  • And the Roll and Go Bib which is perfect for feeding in the home or on the go, with a handy crumb and mess catcher. This is a great bib, actually, as it fits easily in your handbag or nappy bag.

All of these are steriliser, microwave, and dishwasher safe, and BPA Free. Pretty good for £10 all in.

Free 100 6x4” Photo Prints For New Customers @ Jessops

by Karen McGinn in Deals on 28 July, 2014 at 9:49 pm

Free 100 6x4” Photo Prints For New Customers @ Jessops

You can order these for free if you can collect from a Jessops store near you or if you opt for home delivery you still get the free prints but you’ll pay p&p which is £2.25.

 Whether it’s of the kids, holiday snaps or those pics you’ve been meaning to print from that wedding you went to last summer (or was it the summer before?!) if you’re a new customer , you can grab 100 6x4” pics free from Jessops at the minute.

  • Discount : 100 Free Prints
  • Expires : Unknown
  • Voucher Code : JPFR100

Simply pop the code in the promotional box and checkout and apply. If you opt to collect from a Jessops store your total will be 0.00 and if you want them delivered to your door, you’ll be charged £2.25 p&p.

You’ll find that voucher code for Jessops over in our voucher section.

Thanks to mixandmatchfash @ HUKD!

TOMY Play to Learn Discovery Dome Deluxe £29.99 @ Amazon

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 28 July, 2014 at 9:13 pm

TOMY Play to Learn Discovery Dome Deluxe £29.99 @ AmazonThis is an amazing price for the TOMY Play to Learn Discovery Dome Deluxe: £29.99! It's £36+ on eBay and upwards of £40 everywhere else! This is an Amazon product so it comes with free delivery too.

These domes are brilliant. My kids had one on loan from a friend when they were smaller, and it is like those activity cubes and a play tent all in one. It's really cool.

The Play to Learn Discovery Dome Deluxe is an interactive playhouse packed with fun developmental activities for toddlers to discover on the inside and out. Each of the four walls has specially designed activities to develop baby's manual dexterity and introduce colours, shapes, and numbers for hours of fun.

There's so much to do on this play tent. You can pop a ball in the moving cup wall and watch it quickly drop down from cup to cup on the inside and outside of the dome; the balls can also be posted through the ball pocket wall and then released with a set of coloured and shaped sorting keys.

The Discovery Dome Deluxe features four big 'paw' feet for stability, as well as a mesh window on the roof so you can easily see inside. The dome is flat packed for home assembly and easy storage.

Craft Box Fairy Garden £11.83 @ Amazon

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 28 July, 2014 at 8:06 pm

Craft Box Fairy Garden £11.83 @ AmazonA few weeks ago I told you about the Craft Box Fairy Garden that my kids and I had been creating, and that box is now selling at £11.83, delivered. Honestly, it's fabulous value for money! My children spend time tending their fairy garden every single day!

This Craft Box Fairy Garden lets you create a magical fairy oasis.

There's a 12-page activity guide that tells you how to construct your garden, or you can just make it as you wish. I know 12 pages sounds daunting but think Duplo... very easy step by step instruction.

This kit contains everything you need to make your fairy feel at home - you just need to add soil. There's stones for the fairy path, a wash line, and even "fairy dust" or glitter.

It's a really lovely project to do with kids, and the grass grows quite quickly. It's also quite hardy - my two year old specifically loves digging around in it, and the grass keeps growing!

Last Chance Summer Clearance Sale @ Toys R Us

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Deals on 28 July, 2014 at 6:26 pm

Last Chance Summer Clearance Sale @ Toys R Us

You can still save up to 50% at Toys R Us in their sizzling summer clearance. Remember to use the code BIRTHDAY5 if you're spending over £30 to get £5 off.

There are stacks of bargains to be found - so much so that I hardly know where to begin.

For Barbie fans, check out this Barbie & Me Picnic For Two, reduced from £19.99 to £9.99, although do note that the actual Barbie doll must be purchased separately.

Or how about this Fisher Price Brilliant Basics Sorter? It's normally £14.99 but is half price right now, down to just £7.49. It looks like a good buy for a busy baby.

And if you've yet to get sorted for Back To School season (groan... I am NOT looking forward to the return of the school run...) then check out this Angry Birds lunch box - there's 40% off it right now in an online exclusive, down from £9.99 to £5.99.

All in all there are deals a plenty still on offer in the summer sale. Just make a cuppa and then sit yourself down for a leisurely rummage around the site. Heck, you might even find the urge to start your Christmas shopping early!

It's also worth bearing in mind that if you spend £29.99 or more, delivery will be free. Otherwise standard delivery is £4.95.

Celebaby: Billie Faiers Shares Pics Of Baby Nelly

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Celebaby on 28 July, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Celebaby: Billie Faiers Shares Pics Of Baby Nelly

As baby pictures go, this is one of new mum and TOWIE star Billie Faiers with her newborn baby daughter is really pretty cute. Check out that smooshed up little rosebud mouth!

TOWIE star and new mum Billie Faiers has been sharing snaps on Twitter and Instagram of her little girl, and it's almost enough to make you feel broody. (I said almost...)

Hello magazine reports:

"The TOWIE star posted the cutest picture yet of her newborn daughter on Instagram, captioning the beautiful mother-daughter moment: 'Cuddles with my little Nelly… Best feeling in the world xxx'"

"Billie shared the sweet picture after posting her little girl's full name on Twitter in a post telling her fans she was out to lunch with her fiancé Greg Shepherd and her 'beautiful little Nelly Samantha Shepherd'"

"Baby Nelly has the same middle name as Billie's sister, Sam Faiers, who was Billie's birthing partner during her labour."

So what do you make of Billie's baby's name? Did any of you name your little one Nelly?

Disney Frozen Girls Classic Elsa Dress £15 @ Very

by Karen McGinn in Deals on 28 July, 2014 at 12:20 pm

Disney Frozen Girls Classic Elsa Dress £15 @ Very

All sizes available which are 3-4, 5-6 and 7-8 with delivery within seven days.

With five 5 star reviews, if you can wait the seven days on these, it’s one to grab now. It's described as a "pale blue dress with sheer sleeves and a large Elsa character print on the front". It's 100% Polyester and sponge clean only. Some reviewers felt it was a little on the small side, I often find dressing up outfits to be, just something to be aware of when you're ordering. They seem happy overall though with one reviewer remarking :

I had been looking for an Elsa dress for my daughter for a while and could only ever find ones that were being sold for a ridiculous price. This dress is beautiful and fits my daughter really well and for the price I was very pleased with the quality. My daughter was over the moon and has been living in it since it was delivered!

You can have this delivered for free to a store near you, using the Collect+ option or home delivery will cost an additional £3.95.

Check out the Very “Treats” on the top right hand of the page too before you place your order. Some of these require a minimum spend but they have 4000 100ml tubes of Phil Smith Be Gorgeous Argan Oil Cream which you can add to your order for free by entering the code 4JRN4 in the promo box at checkout. Decent freebie if you’re ordering anyway!