Frozen Anna & Elsa Tops £2 @ Asda George

by Nada in Deals on 31 October, 2014 at 9:19 pm

Frozen Anna & Elsa Tops £2 @ Asda George

I would LOVE to know how much Disney have made from those lovely Frozen sisters Anna and Elsa. The merchandise is EVERYWHERE yet it is somehow hard to get hold of unless you are will to pay £££. Asda George have reduced two Disney Frozen tops from £4 to just £2, and they are really adorable.

These Disney Frozen tops from Asda George feature Anna and Elsa on each of them. Both tops are made from 100% cotton which means they are absolutely fine to machine wash and can be tumbled dried on a low setting. That's if you can get this off of your little ones back.

The white top features the words Let It Go and some lyrics along with a motif of our fave sisters Anna & Elsa. The pink is glittery and reads "sisters forever".

The only sizes left in both colours 9-12 months, 1-1.5 years and 1.5 -2 years. All of the bigger sizes have sold out unfortunately.

You can collect these Disney Frozen Anna & Elsa Frozen tops from your local Asda store or pay £2.95 for delivery.

Mega Bloks Steer Me Steve Vehicle £10 Delivered @ Argos

by Nada in Deals on 31 October, 2014 at 8:29 pm

Mega Bloks Steer Me Steve Vehicle £10 Delivered @ Argos

This Mega Bloks Steer Me Steve Vehicle is £22 at Debenhams, £20 at The Entertainer, and is currently reduced from £20 at Argos, to a tiny £10. That's not all, Argos have gotten all generous and added FREE delivery too! Unbelievable!

The Mega Bloks Steer Me Steve Vehicle comes with ten pieces. There's no small parts so it's suitable for tots aged one to four years old. You can use good ole Steve with ANY Mega Bloks First Builders sets. He has a face so cute that would make even the grumpiest child want to play with him.

This isn't a hand held size toy, but a big, chunky,two hands needed to carry play truck. Load the bricks into the back of Steer Me Steve and then pull the lever for the bricks to be tipped out. On the top of the truck cab is a steering wheel, hence the name Steer Me Steve, and this can be used to manoeuvre the truck.

Mega Bloks Steer Me Steve is an online exclusive and is not available to reserve and collect from your local Argos.

Lego Juniors Princess Play Castle £11.99 Delivered @ Amazon

by Nada in Deals on 31 October, 2014 at 7:23 pm

Lego Juniors Princess Play Castle £11.99 Delivered @ Amazon

It's pink, it's a castle and it's Lego. What is not to like about the Lego Juniors Princess Play Castle? Get it NOW from Amazon for just £11.99 including FREE Super Saver delivery, since it is over the £10 threshold. Expect to pay £14.99 if you get it from Argos or Toys R Us. Sets like this are always popular when at a good price.

This Lego Juniors Princess Play Castle is suitable for children aged four to seven years old. It is clearly aimed at little girls with it's pink, Princess theme. This set is simple to build and comes with easy to follow instructions.

A castle can be with the Lego brick included. This set comes with a Princess Minifigure and her cat. If your little one gets fed up with it as a castle, fiddle around with the pieces and you can make a play garden with a seesaw and slide. There's accessories included like a food bowl and a grooming brush.

This Lego Juniors Princess Play Castle was available from Tesco at this price and sold out quickly. If you want it then my advice is don't hang about.

That Moment When You Realise Children Really Are Growing Up Too Fast...

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Misc on 31 October, 2014 at 7:00 pm

That Moment When You Realise Children Really Are Growing Up Too Fast...

Have you ever had one of those moments as a parent when you’re floored by the sudden realisation that your little one is growing up?

I mean obviously they’re growing up - that’s what kids do, of course - but sometimes the reality of that pulls you up short and has you pining for their baby days and vowing never to let them leave home. (That’s not just me, right?!)

My most memorable ‘they’re growing up too fast’ moment came on holiday this summer when my nine-year-old son, who has always been warm and affectionate and totally happy to hold our hands in public, suddenly wriggled his hand free of my grasp as we passed a group of teenagers in the street.

In a heartbeat he’d gone from my ever-affectionate bubbly little boy to a cool, street-wise, self-conscious pre-teen. My heart just about smashed into a million tiny pieces right there in the middle of a little seaside village in Ireland. In fact, should we ever return there for another holiday, I reckon I could find the exact spot in the street where it happened; where my firstborn child took a sudden giant leap from childhood towards adolescence.

It was a defining moment in my life as a mum. I was baffled for a moment, and looked down beside me to see what had happened to make him drop my hand as if it had turned into a hot potato. At first I assumed he’d paused to do up a shoelace or pick up some interesting bit of junk off the ground, as boys are prone to do. (That’s not just my kids that do that, right?)

But then I clocked the gaggle of uber-cool teens swaggering their way towards us, all skinny jeans and carefully-constructed complicated hair-dos. Neither of us said a word, but I don’t mind admitting that my heart sank just a tiny bit as I realised *that* moment had come. I’d blinked, and in that second I’d been relegated from the centre of my son’s universe to the role of embarrassing mother. Ouch.

In the sweetest twist, he picked up my hand again once the One Direction lookalikes had passed us by, and any ‘damage’ that had been done to my delicate old heart was instantly restored. My son might not want to hold my hand in the presence of the sort of cool-kid peers he is beginning to care about impressing, but he does still want to hold my hand. But that moment made me realise that those days are probably numbered too, so I squeezed that little paw as tightly as I could and hoped that would be enough to convey that I will love this kid until the day I die, and that the chance to hold his hand is a privilege which, though I may have taken for granted previously, I will treasure for every single second that it lasts.

And, of course, the realisation that our kids are growing up isn’t just a sad moment of mawkish nostalgia. It’s bitter-sweet, yes, but it’s as exciting as it is tear-inducing because I can’t wait to see this kid grow up; to have my first beer with him, to let him drive me to the supermarket, and to meet all the people who will touch his heart as he moves into adulthood, and on into all the adventures that await him.

I know there will be many more moments like this. And as that poem that periodically seems to do the rounds on social media says, there will come a time when my daughter will fall asleep in my arms and it will be the last time I’ll ever hold my sleeping baby. A time when my eight year old will climb into my bed at midnight for cuddles, and it'll be the last time I ever wake to elbows in my face.

And, just in case you haven’t sobbed into your keyboard yet…

 “The thing is, you won’t even know it’s the last time 
Until there are no more times. And even then, it will take you a while to realise."

"So while you are living in these times, remember there are only so many of them and when they are gone, you will yearn for just one more day of themFor one last time."


Ahem. Ok, I've pulled myself together now. So... hold that little hand and don’t take its willing clutch for granted. Rock that sleeping baby and ignore the inner critic that says that child should have grown out of this by now. Lift that tired toddler and relish the weight of their limbs in your arms, because one day, all too soon, you’ll stop to realise that they haven’t asked to be carried for a while now, and the moment might have gone forever...

Isabella Oliver Mid Season Sale Up To 50% Off Now On

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 31 October, 2014 at 12:03 pm

Isabella Oliver Mid Season Sale Up To 50% Off Now On

Isabella Oliver maternity items are on sale right now, as they clear out stock in their mid season sale.

I have a soft spot for Isabella Oliver, I must say. When I was eight months pregnant, my bestie got married and I was her maid of honour, needing a dress. No easy task when you're not sure how big you're going to be when the time comes! I had a beautiful Isabella Oliver dress which I had to get adjusted twice, and it was beautiful. 

There's a little bit of everything in the sale, like seamfree thongs for £4, or Opaque tightsfor £12.

The Kim Loose Maternity Tunic* is reduced by 60% to £19 and the gorgeous Kimono Maternity Top* for £21.

If you need something a little glamorous there's 16 dresses for under £50 you can choose from, so there's no reason to not feel comfortable and top of your game if you have fancy occasions this winter.

Peppa Pig 6V Electric Ride On Car £45 Delivered @ Halfords

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 31 October, 2014 at 11:12 am

Peppa Pig 6V Electric Ride On Car £45 Delivered @  HalfordsHalfords are selling a Peppa Pig 6V Electric Ride On Car which was £139 for £50, but pop it in your basket and it actually comes up at £45 delivered, which strikes me as a bargain.

The Peppa Pig 6V Electric Ride On Car car will provide hours of outdoor fun and operates like a real car with a forward and reverse gear and foot powered pedal!

This fun ride-on features a seatbelt for "added safety", and has a top speed of 2km per hour. It has a foot operated accelerator, and a 60-90 minute run time, with 8 - 10 hours charge time. That doesn't sound like much run time, really, but if you know children I guess 60- 90 minutes of anything is good going.

The maximum rider weight is 20kg, which I guess at about 4 or 5 years old. The electric ride on car comes with a battery and charger.

Thanks to kimowen1960 at HUKD

Childrens Christmas Party CD £1.39 Delivered @ Amazon

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 31 October, 2014 at 11:02 am

 Childrens Christmas Party CD £1.39 Delivered @ AmazonAmazon seller PressPlay are selling a children's Christmas party CD for 13p, with £1.26 delivery. There are other sellers with similar prices, but this one strikes a good seller rating vs cost balance and the reviews for it are very good, which is what draws me to it, really!

I know you can probably find similar ideas in your local pound shop, but my experience with those is that you get what you pay for, and if the children - or you - make it through one listening, it's good going. This CD gets good reviews from parents as well as children and they say that it comes out year after year, which makes it rather tempting to me!

According to the reviews it has a nice selection of Christmas carols and songs to sing along with.

One of the reviews says that there are a lot of slower songs, which makes the title 'party' a bit misleading, but that's part of Christmas, I say - time to slow down and all. For the price, it sounds one of the better Christmas CDs out there.

VTech Infant Discovery Cube £24.98 @ Tesco Direct

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 31 October, 2014 at 10:45 am

VTech Infant Discovery Cube £24.98 @ Tesco DirectTesco Direct are selling the VTech Infant Discovery Cube reduced from £49.99 to £24.98. It's currently £39.99 at Smyths, and £50 at Debenhams, where it's also available at that price in pink.

The VTech Infant Discover Cube introduces the alphabet, numbers, animals & shapes, manipulative features & textures and lots of melodies & fun sing-along songs.

The cube has 5 sides (that took me a moment to get my head around!) and introduces little ones to all the basic building blocks of learning.  The Discovery Cube also has piano keys that help teach shapes and musical sounds, and includes a shape sorter with 13 double-sided letter blocks and an electronic letter recogniser.

It seems like the kind of toy that offers lots of play opportunities and will keep little ones busy not only for a long time, but with different things as the mood strikes. It's a bit of an all in one toy, which is great for space saving and avoiding toy overwhelm!

Thanks to kaysam at HUKD

Minecraft - The Complete Handbook Collection £14 @ ASDA

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 31 October, 2014 at 10:27 am

Minecraft - The Complete Handbook Collection £14 @ ASDAIf you have Minecraft mad kids this handbook collection looks great. It's currently £14 in Asda and while we're not clear if they're exactly the same as the usual annuals, they should make a great gift for fans.

The Minecraft Beginner's Handbook will teach you how to find resources, craft items and protect yourself from monsters during your first few days. The Redstone Handbook gets you fully wired up to this amazing substance and teaches you how to use it for traps and weapons, as well as showcasing some of the most amazing community creations.

These 'combat handbooks' will help you with everything you need to know to defend yourself from hostile monsters and enemy players as well as how to build incredible structures, including houses and bridges and ships, floating islands, rollercoasters and all the other game play constructions.

It's a sneaky little way to get kids off the screens and into books, whiles still feeding their passion - the good kind of sneaky.

Thanks to B00mer at HUKD

Liv Tyler's Got A Bun In The Oven

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Celebaby on 31 October, 2014 at 10:00 am

Liv Tyler's Got A Bun In The Oven

Pregnant Liv Tyler cracked us all  up with her Halloween costume - she posted this adorable pic to her Twitter account of herself dressed as ... drum roll please... a bun in an oven.

She added the caption:

"Halloween school dance. My favorite party!!!!!"

E! Online reports that Liv hast had much to say in public about her pregnancy, but adds that her father, Steven Tyler of Aerosmith fame, is clearly thrilled by his daughter's baby news:

"I am over the moon that we are adding another member to our wolf pack," Liv's father, Steven Tyler, told E! News earlier this month. "Being a father and a grandfather is the greatest gift in life so far." 


The actress and star of Lord of The Rings has a nine-year-old son, Milo, with her ex-husband Royston Langdon. Liv and current partner Dave Gardner are expecting a baby together, hence the hilarious costume.

Well played, Liv, well played.

Up To 50% Off Bikes & Scooters @ Smyths

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 31 October, 2014 at 9:00 am

Up To 50% Off Bikes & Scooters @ SmythsSmyths toy sale is still going on, and they have a lot of bikes and scooters in the sale. There's free delivery on orders over £39 from now until the 6th of November.

The lowest priced bikes here are balance bikes for £24.99, available in green and pink. In terms of 'normal' bikes, they are also selling the 12" Rocket* or 12" Glitterbug Bike* for £29.99, which seems a good price - it looks identical to one I saw in a shop for £65 last week!

At the other end of the scale is the 24in Procycle Sonic* bike for £199, reduced from £299.99, this bike is made for easier cycling and more speed, with a front zoom suspension to offer comfort and control when travelling on rough terrain.

There aren't as many sale scooters, but the Evo Pink Move n Groove Scooter* is on sale for £9.99, which I think is a great price!

Hopefully these sales will help you save some pennies on the bigger presents under the tree!

The Jolly Christmas Postman £3.99 @ The Book People

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 30 October, 2014 at 9:01 pm

The Jolly Christmas Postman £3.99 @ The Book PeopleThe Jolly Christmas Postman is £3.99 at The Book People right now, and delivery will cost you £2.95. If you are spending over £10 you can use the code FLASHDEL to get your delivery free. This price is apparently only till midnight though, so get in there while you can!

The Jolly Christmas postman is a really gorgeous, fun and interactive Christmas book. It's a great part of our book advent calendar because it's so interactive.

Jolly rhyming verses and charming illustrations from Janet and Allan Ahlberg give The Jolly Christmas Postman an irresistible appeal to both young and old readers.

Dotted throughout this book are envelopes with cards and 'presents' tucked away for the familiar characters in the book, including Humpty Dumpty.

My kids love this book and it really is a fun read for them, so from one mum to another, I heartily recommend it!

Mini Convertible Style Kids Ride On With Rechargeable Battery £59.99 @ Amazon

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 30 October, 2014 at 8:40 pm

Mini Convertible Style Kids Ride On With Rechargeable Battery £59.99 @ AmazonAmazon are selling a Mini Convertible Style Kids Ride On With Rechargeable Battery for the amazing price of £59.99. It's RRP is £121.99, but for the next hour you can get it at this fabulous price.

The Mini convertible is a fully working ride on car with a rechargeable battery. It can go left and right and has a gas pedal for going forwards and backwards. The brakes are applied automatically when the child releases the pedal, and it has a seatbelt for safety too.

It has working lights and even an MP3 socket with pre-loaded  music. Apparently these are suited to children over 3 yrs with a maximum weight of 35kg.  One of the Amazon reviews says that it was bought for a 2 year old who was a perfect fit for it.

The reviews on it are good too, which always helps when you're buying an expensive toy!

Thanks to Jakirrr21 at HUKD

3 For 2 Gifts From 75p @ Wilko

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 30 October, 2014 at 8:13 pm

3 For 2 Gifts From 75p @ WilkoWilko has a sale on at the moment with 3 for 2 on gifts from 75p.  Delivery is from £3.50, depending on item size, but store delivery is free.

We love kids and kids stuff, here at PlayPennies, but we know that sometimes mums (and dads) need to buy gifts for other people too, so Wilko's 3 for 2 offer looks great to us for that!

The Wilko Garden Gift Cardboard Boxis 75p, which is a pretty cool way of giving a gift. There's soap for £1, the Classic Gent Mustache Grooming Kit* is a great Secret Santa gift too.

If you are after something for the kids though, there's a range of Frozen goodies - who doesn't have that these days! - with the lower priced items out of stock, but there's Glitter Bath Sprinklesfor £2. There are other Disney bits & pieces too, from £1.

Definitely the place you want to go to pick up stocking fillers and small gifts!

Thanks to goonertillidie at HUKD

Extra 18% Off For 18 Hours @ Claire's

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 30 October, 2014 at 7:16 pm

Extra 18% Off For 18 Hours @ Claire'sClaire's are offering an extra 18% off full priced items for 18 hours only. It does work on 3 for 2 sale items though, so you could pick up for example three sets of £5.50 earrings for £11, minus 18% makes for £9.47 for all three sets. Delivery is £1.99 on super saver, but you can get it free on orders over £21. The T&C's do say it doesn't work on 3 for 5 items though!

This also works on Frozen goodies, so you can find the Frozen Days of The Week Jewellery Setfor £3.28, or the Lambie Plush Soft Toyreduced from £9 to £7.38.

We've had a few offers from Claire's lately, and they are still available, but it's nice to find an offer on full priced items. While you've missed out on last minute delivery for Halloween items, (you can still collect in store) there are loads of other categories to choose from.

Thanks to lels at HUKD

Boo At The ZSL London Zoo This Weekend

by Luschka van Onselen in Misc on 30 October, 2014 at 3:09 pm
Boo At The ZSL London Zoo This Weekend
If you're anywhere near the ZSL London Zoo this week/end, they are hosting a fun week of spooky goings on for both half term and Halloween. Activities will run from 11 - 3 each day, and are included in the price of the ticket.

Boo at the Zoo will offer visitors a packed week of ghoulish animal treats that will see them howling with delight as they get up close and personal with mighty owls, enter the Black Widow’s Lair and face a mystery feely-box challenge. Putting on an extra brave face, visitors will travel through hair-raising activity stops, meeting rats, bats, spiders and owls, using their Boo at the Zoo activity passport to gain stamps.

They seem to be putting on a lot for the event, including a 'mysterious Mr Darkmire' hosting the Owl Emporium - a secret room lit by flickering lanterns. 

There's also the Bat Cave for some quiet time crafts and making treats for the Zoo's bats, and close encounters with the rodents.

Frozen Book & CD £4 Delivered @ Asda Direct (Released 6th November)

by Karen McGinn in Deals on 30 October, 2014 at 2:25 pm

Frozen Book & CD £4 Delivered @ Asda Direct (Released 6th November)

Updated : Looks like delivery is no longer free from Asda Direct.

Released 7 days from today, the Frozen book and CD is £4 from Asda Direct. Although Amazon have price matched, you do have to pay for delivery there, unless you have Amazon Prime, so Asda looks like the best option. The RRP is £5.99, so you’re saving 33% already and who knows what will happen price wise when it’s actually released.

There isn’t actually a lot of information on either website about this, although we do know the book is hardback and 32 pages long. The CD, features “original movie stars voices, thrilling sound effects and word-for-word narration” – could be good to keep little ones amused in the car, if the adults can take it of course!

Either way, this set looks like a great price for £4 delivered, think your little Frozen fan would like it as a stocking filler?

FREE Fabulous Family Fun Day & Kids Eat Free (No Purchase Necessary) @ Debenhams Oxford Street

by Karen McGinn in Freebies on 30 October, 2014 at 12:39 pm

FREE Fabulous Family Fun Day & Kids Eat Free (No Purchase Necessary) @ Debenhams Oxford Street

At a loose end today with the kids? Well Debenhams on Oxford Street are having a fun filled family day today (Thursday October 30th) between 11am and 5pm. Completely free, there will be face painting, balloon modelling and arts and crafts for the kids and they can also eat for free with no other purchase necessary.

Ah, a free day out and no dinner to make when you come home, it's got to be worth  popping in if you're in or around the Oxford Street store don't you think?

The Hulk & Batman Novelty Pyjamas From £3.99 @ Argos

by Karen McGinn in Deals on 30 October, 2014 at 11:57 am

The Hulk & Batman Novelty Pyjamas From £3.99 @ Argos

It says “boys” in the description over at Argos but we’re not buying that here at Playpennies!

The Hulk pyjamas are available in ages 2-3, 4-5, 6-7 and 8-9 and are now £3.99, reduced from £7.99, while Batman is available in 2-3, 3-4, 5-6 and 7-8 and are £4.49 from £8.99.

Make sure you change the size in the drop down menu to the one you need on the link.

Click here to buy The Hulk pyjamas from Argos*

Batman is here*

There is an unwritten rule among parents I know that the kids (or indeed the whole family) require new pyjamas for Christmas Eve. With the growing popularity of Christmas Eve boxes, this looks set to continue but either way, how cool are these?! Batman is my favourite I have to say, think it’s the mask, and at this price it’s a no brainer for me.

I’ve had a look around and stock levels look excellent for Batman, while The Hulk is more 50/50, at least in my local stores.

As always, you can reserve in store for free or opt for home delivery for an additional £3.95.

Electric Quad Ride-On Bikes From £26.25 @ Tesco Direct (Plus Boost)

by Karen McGinn in Deals on 30 October, 2014 at 11:01 am

Electric Quad Ride-On Bikes From £26.25 @ Tesco Direct (Plus Boost)

These caught my eye this morning as they look impressive. I don’t know about you but I always like to have at least one “big” present from Santa on Christmas morning and not only do these Quad Bikes fit the bill but the prices are attractive too as they’re all reduced and in the Clubcard Boost. With prices starting from £26.25, if you’re lucky enough to have some vouchers on your account you can boost, you can get a pretty impressive looking gift for half the price again!

The Evo Bikes were both £35 and are now £26.25, while the Tonka and Hello Kitty were £40 and are now £30.

If you've not had your Clubcard vouchers through the post yet don't despair, you can go into your account on Tesco and they should be there, so it's a simple case of adding them to your basket at checkout and seeing that price drop. Just be aware that when choosing your voucher, any unused funds will be re credited to your Clubcard account and won't be available to be used again until the next quarter when the vouchers are re issued. Not a huge issue but if you are wanting to use them for Christmas, it's just something to be aware of.

You can opt to collect these from a Tesco store near you for free or home delivery will cost an additional £3.