Disney Princess Toy Box or Sling Bookcase: was £29, now £20 @ Tesco Direct

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 25 May, 2015 at 7:59 pm

 Disney Princess Toy Box or Sling Bookcase: was £29, now £20 @ Tesco Direct

I'm not having much luck with storage solutions for boys, but I've found some good ones for fans of Disney Princess. Tesco Direct have reduced loads of their furniture, and in amongst those I found this Toy Box and Sling Bookcase, both down from £29 to £20. If you have any Clubcard Points built up then even better, as these will cost you £10 worth of points using the Clubcard Boost.

Both of these Disney Princess storage items come flat packed for you to build at home, and they can be collected from stores for free, or home delivered for a charge of £3.

It looks like all the other character toy boxes are still full price, so it's just Disney Princess fans who are in luck this time. The 'Up To Half Price Furniture' offer finishes on 31st March, so after that expect the price on these to go back up again.

Incidentally, if you are also looking for a toddler bed then the matching Disney Princess Storytime Bed* with storages drawers has £30 off at the moment as well -and that's in the Clubcard Boost too.

Heads Up: Kids Outdoor & Playtime Deals @ Lidl from 1st June

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 25 May, 2015 at 7:05 pm

 Heads Up: Kids Outdoor & Playtime Deals @ Lidl from 1st June

What are you up to on  1st June?  You're going to Lidl of course! They have some big bargains for kids coming up on that date. There are Outdoor Toys like bouncy castles, games, swings and things like that, and Kids Playtime which covers indoor activities. As always they are great prices, and a few items that are definitely worth making the trip for.

In the Outdoor Toys the biggest seller is likely to be the Bouncy Castle which is a fab buy at just £24.99. The kids swings and climbing ropes are also great value at £6.99 each, and there's quite a big selection of other games at really low prices.

The Kids Playtime has one item that I really want to grab for my kids - the Colour In Playhouse at £6.99. There are also lots of craft bits and pieces for creative kids, and some fun science experiment kits that I know my eldest will love.

You can find more information on Lidl's offers for 1st June on the links above, and the offers will be in stores subject to availability from that date.

I'll have to find a new Lidl to get my deals from as the one in our town was bulldozed down this week.... but they are building a third Aldi. ;)

Dolls House Bookcase (White or Pink) was £39.99, now £24.99 @ Argos

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 25 May, 2015 at 5:59 pm

Dolls House Bookcase (White or Pink) was £39.99, now £24.99 @ Argos

There's never enough storage for the kids is there? This Dolls House Bookcase serves as storage for books, toys, or whatever else needs tidying way, or it can double up as a doll house as well. It now has £15 off at Argos, making it £24.99. There are two colours to choose from, white or a soft pastel pink, and either would look lovely in a child's bedroom.

There seems to be plenty of stock available in both colours for both reserve and collect or for home delivery, and the delivery will add another £3.95 to your bill.

This Dolls House Bookshelf is part of the 'Mia' range of children's bedroom furniture, and much of the rest of the range is reduced at the moment, including the lovely Toy Box and the Table and Chairs set if there's any other furniture you need.

Make Dinosaur Footprint Biscuits!

by Lisa Hayes in Misc on 25 May, 2015 at 4:30 pm

Make Dinosaur Footprint Biscuits!

I'm on the look out for easy and quick things to do with the kids this half term and this recipe for Dinosaur Footprint Biscuits on the Tesco Real Food website caught my eye. Don't they look fantastic?

At first glance I thought I would have to go out and buy some sort of cookie stamp or cutter kit for the dinosaur feet, but no - you just use toy dinosaurs that you have around the house and press them into your biscuit dough to make the imprint! Once you have rolled our biscuit dough, make the dino prints and baked them, it's just a case of filling the print with coloured icing to make them stand out. How cool is that?

There is a recipe for the biscuits along with full instructions on the link above, but in reality I expect it would work with your own favourite biscuit recipe should you have one.

I love this idea, and it genuinely looks like loads of fun to do, and I'm sure the kids would love it too. Right now they are busy covering every surface in the living room in seaside stickers, so baking sounds like a great idea for tomorrow!

Image credit Tesco Real Food

FREE Kids' Activity Mornings This Half Term @ Brewers Fayre

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 25 May, 2015 at 3:03 pm

FREE Kids' Activity Mornings This Half Term @ Brewers Fayre

Have the kids complained that they're bored yet? It's so hard to keep them constantly entertained, especially without spending a fortune. How does a free activity session for the kids sound? Brewers Fayre restaurants are holding free kid's activity mornings this half term, every week day from 9.30 am until 12pm.

Brewers Fayre are promising arts, crafts, games and more, plus free activity sheets and a balloon for every child. Obviously they are hoping you will grab a bite to eat while you are there, and with the Kids Eat Free breakfast promotion it doesn't sound like a bad idea to combine the play with a meal, but you don't have to.

The list of restaurants, timing, activities and other details can be found on the link above if you fancy giving it a go. I certainly will, and I'll let you know how it goes.

Thanks to benji96m @ HUKD

10% Off EVERYTHING (including Frozen & reduced items) Today Only @ The Disney Store

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 25 May, 2015 at 2:34 pm

 10% Off EVERYTHING (including Frozen & reduced items) Today Only @ The Disney Store

It's day 5 of The Disney Store's 5 Days Of Wonder and they have pulled a good one out of the bag for us - there is an extra 10% off everything, including lines already on promotion. And yes, this time it even includes Frozen!

There is no code to enter to get the 10% discount, it is automatically applied at the checkout. The offer started this morning (damn you my late email) and runs for 24 hours, so you have until 7.59am tomorrow morning to take advantage of this offer.

If you were dithering about the half price dolls, toys and Star Wars vehicles at half price like I was, then another 10% off on top of that makes it very tempting indeed!

I love the fact that this applies to goodies that are already reduced, so the extra 10% off will work on top of these offers:

  • 50% Off Stationery and Puzzles
  • 30% Off Baby Clothing
  • 30% Off Summer Shop
  • 25% Off Avengers Age Of Ultron

If there is anything you have had your eye on at all then this is the time to get it, as it's not often you get a promotion that applies to everything that is already reduced, and Frozen is nearly always excluded! Grab those Disney bargains now!

Frozen / Minnie / Spiderman / TMNT 5 Piece Kids Luggage Sets: now £16.66 @ Argos

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 25 May, 2015 at 1:54 pm

Frozen / Minnie / Spiderman / TMNT 5 Piece Kids Luggage Sets: now £16.66 @ Argos

If you are heading off on your holidays soon then these 5 piece kids' luggage sets from Argos are a must have. There are four different designs that have been reduced down from around £25 to £16.66 per set, and that works out to be really great value.

The characters you can choose from are Frozen, Minnie Mouse, Spiderman and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, so there's a good choice for both boys and girls.

Each sets contains a wheeled bag, a rucksack and a drawstring gym bag, and another two items. These will be either purses, bags, wallets or swimming goggles depending on the set. The wheeld bags themselves are normally upwards of £10 on their own, so this is a fab buy at the moment.

Stock levels look good on all these luggage sets right now, though I would imagine that Frozen and Spiderman will sell quickly. Which one will your little travellers pick?

Thanks to mhyusuf @ HUKD

Fisher Price Stroll Along Baby Walker £12.49 @ Argos

by Nada in Deals on 25 May, 2015 at 12:00 pm

Fisher Price Stroll Along Baby Walker £12.49 @ Argos

The Fisher Price Stroll Along Baby Walker is one of the most adorable walkers on the market. Argos have reduced this from £24.99 to just £12.49. I like the fact that this is two toys rolled into one - a toy stroller and a baby walker. It's a great way of encouraging your little one to move those feet, but with the security of holding onto something.

The Fisher Price Stroll Along doesn't come with a doll but that means you can use the one you have in the house or buy a cheap one. It stands on four chunky wheels that should provide balance and stability and prevent any nasty tipping. They will also glide along to help your little one move.

On the handle is a wriggly bear that will play music when pressed. There are also spinners, a roller bar and a flipbook for baby to play with. It just looks like great fun and I love the way Fisher Price has turned a boring walker into such a cool toy.

Reserve and Collect the Fisher Price Stroll Along Baby Walker from an Argos near you for FREE or pay £3.95 for home delivery.

Up To 33% Off Philips Children's Lighting @ Amazon

by Nada in Deals on 25 May, 2015 at 11:09 am

Up To 33% Off Philips Children's Lighting @ Amazon

My children all were quite worried at bedtime when it come to the dark. We reassured then with night lights and it really helped them. Amazon have Up to 33% off Philips Children's Lighting just now, with some great novelty items included. Items start from only £5.99, so it's not all mega expensive items that are reduced.

For just £5.99 you can get the Philips Minnie Mouse Night Light*. It omits a gentle glow and has a motion sensor on it. The Mickey Mouse* version is more expensive at £7.99. If you quite like the idea of a motion sensor night light but aren't keen on Mickey or Minnie then there's this Spider-Man* one for £6.99.

Some night lights projects images onto the wall or ceiling, these are good for relaxing little ones to sleep and I find these are better for younger kids. This Philips Disney Princess* one is now only £11.99 in this deal.

Delivery is FREE at Amazon when you spend £20 or more otherwise delivery charges start from just £3.30. If you don't want to spend £20 and you want to avoid delivery charges then why not consider signing up to Amazon Prime with friends? You can find more information on that here.

Selected Children's Clothing Half Price Or Less: From £1.50 @ Debenhams

by Nada in Deals on 25 May, 2015 at 10:09 am

Selected Children's Clothing Half Price Or Less: From £1.50 @ Debenhams

Kit out the kids for summer and for the rest of the year! Debenhams have a MASSIVE selection of Children's Clothing with at least 50% off. There are bargains galore and items start from just £1.50. Even if the kids aren't needing any more for the summer, think further on in the year and you could buy them a size up in it. Trust me the prices are that good that you'll even be considering next year's wardrobe.

Let's start with Summer Clothes as you may still be on the lookout for that holiday. This Blue Zoo Boys' Monster T-Shirt* was £5 -£6 and is now only £1.50 - £ 1.80. Blue Zoo Monkey T-Shirt* was £6 - £7 now £3 - £3.50. Mantaray Blue Denim Skirt* was £10 - £11 now £3 - £3.30.

There's so much to choose from, literally hundred of items but I just love this Disney Frozen Tunic and Leggings Outfit*. It was £14 - £16 now £4.20 - £4.80.

You can Click and Collect your Children's Clothing Bargains for FREE from your nearest Debenhams or pay £3.95 to have your order delivered to your door.

Six Camping Recipes Kids Will Love

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Features on 25 May, 2015 at 9:38 am

Six Camping Recipes Kids Will Love

If you’re planning to venture into the great outdoors to sleep beneath the stars any time soon, you’ll want a few family-friendly camping recipes up your sleeve that will wow your kids without breaking the bank. So here are six of our favourite cheap and cheerful camping recipes which even fussy eaters will love. (Hopefully.)

Click here to read more...

30% Off EVERYTHING @ Brantano

by Nada in Deals on 25 May, 2015 at 9:22 am

30% Off EVERYTHING @ Brantano

Woo hoo! The good thing about Bank Holidays is that retailers sometimes run great offers. Brantano is giving 30% off Full Price and Sale Shoes in their Friends and Family Event. Get those school shoes bought, or those summer sandals and get that big discount off. To get the 30% off you must enter promo code FRIENDS30 at the checkout.

Did you know that Brantano sell Clarks Shoes? You could get these Clarks Star Games Sandals* for just £12.60, instead of £18 with the code. Or these Clarks Halcy Fun Shoes* for £14 instead of £20.

It's not just shoes either, you can get lunch boxes and other accessories. Check out this Minions Gym Bag* for just £3.50, Disney Frozen Sisters Umbrella* for £5.60, Cute Elsa Toy* just £6.30 and Despicable Me Socks* for £2.10.

To get these great prices you MUST use that promo code or else the discount won't be deducted from your order.

Spend £20 or over and you will get FREE delivery, any orders under that will be £2.50 to have them delivered to your home.

Thanks to Sophie on our Facebook Page! 

Minnie Mouse Wagon £4.49 @ Argos

by Nada in Deals on 25 May, 2015 at 8:53 am

Minnie Mouse Wagon £4.49 @ Argos

If you have followed PlayPennies for a good while, then you might have seen these Toy Wagons featured before. We haven't seen this Minnie Mouse one reduced this low for about a year, so imagine our glee when we found it for just £4.49.  Argos were selling it for £9.99, so it's now less than half price. These can prove very popular, especially at this time of year.

The Minnie Mouse Wagon is ideal for the beach. Seriously, when you have to walk a fair distance from the car to the sand, you need one of these wagons. Your little one will actually enjoy pulling their belongings and you won't have to carry a million and one things.

They are also great for in the house. My kids like to bring ALL of their toys into the living room to play and that's fine but I make them tidy them up again or else my house would resemble Steptoe's Yard. Again, they don't mind doing it if it means piling it all into the wagon and pulling it along to their rooms.

You can reserve and collect the Minnie Mouse Wagon for FREE from an Argos near you, but it looks like it's unavailable for home delivery.

Fisher Price Link-A-Doos Kick & Play Piano £12.49 @ Smyths

by Nada in Deals on 25 May, 2015 at 8:23 am

Fisher Price Link-A-Doos Kick & Play Piano £12.49 @ Smyths

Not wanting to buy clothes for a New Baby gift? Why not pick something that will last little one a good while? This Fisher Price Link-A-Doos Kick and Play Piano fits the bill. Plus it's very affordable at the moment, reduced from £24.99 to just £12.49 at Smyths Toy Store.

We had one of these Fisher Price Link-A-Doo Kick and Play Pianos or something very similar with my eldest son and he played with as soon as his legs were kicking about.

You can choose to tie it to baby's cot, or put of the floor. It depends what age they are I guess and the beauty of this interactive toy is that the three modes of play enable it to be used even as baby grows.

Mode number one is for newborns: Fun with animal music and twinkling lights. Number two is for infants: When baby kicks animal sounds and lights are activated. Number three is best for toddlers: Put it on the floor and your little one can press the keys to hear piano.

You can Collect from a Smyths store for FREE or pay £2.99 for home delivery.

Buy Any Two No7 Products & Get Filled Summer Beauty Bag FREE @ Boots.com

by Nada in Deals on 24 May, 2015 at 9:57 pm

Buy Any Two No7 Products & Get Filled Summer Beauty Bag FREE @ Boots.com

Listen ladies, if you are need of pampering then here's a deal for you. Buy any two No7 items from Boots.com and receive a FREE No7 Summer Beauty Treats Bag. The beauty of it is that items start from just £3, so potentially you can bag two £3 items and the Summer Beauty Treats Bag for £6 (if you get it delivered to store). Not bad at all! Think of any teens that have birthdays as this could seriously save you pennies!

Inside that Beauty Bag you get a No7 Extreme Length Waterproof Mascara Mini, a No7 Stay Perfect Eyeshadow Mini, a No7 Protect & perfect Intense ADVANCED Facial Sun Protection SPF 15 and a No7 High Shine Lipgloss in Tangerine Twist.

These No7 Stay Perfect Nail Colour* are just £3 each. Grab some to brighten up those fingers and toes for the sunny season. I warn you that they are selling fast and no wonder, grab two and get that FREE Beauty Bag.

If those above sell out then your next best thing is the No7 Nourishing Nail and Cuticle Care* at £6 a pop. You don't have to get two the same, so you could grab a Stay Perfect Top Coat* for £6 too.

You can Collect from Store for FREE or pay £3.50 for home delivery. If you prefer to buy cosmetics instore then you can do so and still benefit from the offer.

Thanks to nk2013 @ HUKD

Pre-order Bkids Tell Me A Story Bedtime Lamp £39.99 Delivered @ Amazon

by Nada in Deals on 24 May, 2015 at 9:22 pm

Pre-order Bkids Tell Me A Story Bedtime Lamp £39.99 Delivered @ Amazon

When I tell you about the Bkids Tell Me A Story Bedtime Lamp some of you might think that it is yet another gadget on the market that is out to replace a vital duty of a parent. I get that but I think that most of the people buying this will be like myself whose partner, aka daddy(or mum), works away. Who am I to stop my child from hearing daddy's voice last thing at night? The Bkids Tell Me A Story Bedtime Lamp is available to pre-order from Amazon for £39.99 delivered. Available from 29th May.

Click here to read more...

2 Free Legoland Tickets With Tokens From 'The Sun' From May 30th

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 24 May, 2015 at 8:48 pm

 2 Free Legoland Tickets With Tokens From 'The Sun' From May 30th

If you are thinking of a family trip to Legoland Windsor this summer then you are probably already aware of how expensive it can be. To help out with the costs of the entrance fees you can grab two free tickets with The Sun starting on May 30th.

If you are a Sun Perks member then you don't have to buy any papers or collect tokens at all, you just book online from 7th May and pay only a £1.50 P&P fee for your tickets.

If you aren't a Sun Perks member then you will need to collect tokens from the paper starting next week on May 30th until June 7th. You need 10 tokens in all, and then you need to pay your £1.50 postage for the tickets on top of the price of the papers. Even including the papers and postage this is a massive saving on Legoland tickets - even as much as £96 for the two!

The tickets are first come first served, and will be for one specific date only, and are non transferable. All the details about the free tickets and how to claim then is on the link above.

When you get your tickets check out our guide "How To Survive A Family Day Trip" for handy tips. Have fun!

Thanks to davidian84 @ HUKD

Highgate Mums On Twitter Just Spared Me Bathtime Duty

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Misc on 24 May, 2015 at 8:15 pm

Highgate Mums On Twitter Just Spared Me Bathtime Duty

Need a giggle? Then head straight over to Twitter and check out @HighgateMums - be warned, though, I've just lost an hour. Time well spent though - husband thought I was 'working' so it got me out of managing bath-time.

The premise is preposterously simple. (I'm trying to get down the with Highgate massive, here, so forgive the long words, darlings.) Basically 'normal' mums share things they've overheard North London mums actually say. It's nearly as good as when Waitrose asked customers to tweet their reasons for shopping at Waitrose, and people shared things like this:

"I shop at Waitrose because, darling, Harrods is just too much of a trek mid-week."

We discovered this thanks to The Poke - so I have them to thank for narrowly escaping bath-time, and one of my fave tweets mentioned is:

"Mum, can you not put so much algae in my smoothie? It tastes of Japan."

Can't. Stop. Laughing.

It's like first world problems AND THEN SOME. I practically used to be one myself, soI feel I'm allowed to laugh. (Ok, I was more an impoverished Kentish Town mum but never mind. Details, people, details.)

So - share your favourite overheard Mum-ism over on our Facebook page...

Disney Movie Collection Books £3 each with Free Delivery (and in the Clubcard Boost) @ Tesco Direct

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 24 May, 2015 at 8:10 pm

Disney Movie Collection Books £3 each with Free Delivery (and in the Clubcard Boost) @ Tesco Direct

The new Disney Movie Collection books are a big hit, and there are a few stores that have them on a 2 for £10 offer so that the children can build up their collection... BUT we have been waiting and watching and Tesco have trumped all the other stores with this offer! They have the Disney Movie Collection Books at £3 each with free delivery! That can't be beaten right now.

If you have any Clubcard Points to double up with the Clubcard Boost then each book will cost you just £1.50 worth of points!

Online at Tesco Direct they are currently listing 14 of the Disney Movie Collection titles, and all are at the £3 price. It doesn't matter how many or how few you order, the free delivery applies to all books, although you can always use the free click and collect if that is more convenient for you than waiting in for a parcel.

If you are looking to collect all of the books, or Tesco doesn't have the ones that you want, then the next cheapest way is to get the remaining ones at 2 for £10 from Amazon*, as they do free delivery with a £10 spend on books.

It seems that a lot of children are starting to collect these story books, mostly young girls it has to be said, but at £3 each it's a cheap gift for a birthday if you can find out which ones to get. If in doubt start off with Frozen probably!

The Tesco special offer price of £3 doesn't have an end date specified online, but the Amazon 2 for £10 ends on 30th May.

Out Shopping Tomorrow? Check Your Local Stores For These Bargains!

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 24 May, 2015 at 7:26 pm

 Out Shopping Tomorrow? Check Your Local Stores For These Bargains!

There have been some amazing bargains found in stores this week that we thought you really ought to know about. They are in store only, so you can't get these online, but it's definitely worth keeping an eye out for them when you're shopping.

The Fisher Price Rainforest Jumperoo seems to be getting sold off in some Tesco stores, and it has been found for £25! Yes, really! There have been some found in several stores including Burnley and Ayrshire, so if your local store is rejigging the baby department you might just get lucky!

Passing an Aldi? As the new Baby Event is starting next week it looks like the old baby stock is being sold off mega cheap. Someone managed to find a Philips Avent 2-in-1 Electric Steam Sterliser for just £6.49!

If you need a pick up after searching through Tesco and Aldi for those then see if you can find this in store offer at Lidl - 16 Piece Ferrero Rocher Boxes at £3.49 and BOGOF! You stand a better chance of finding this deal as it's been spotted in quite a few Lidl stores - let's hope they have some left near you.

We don't often tell you about in store only deals unless we know you stand a good chance of being able to get them, but if this means some if you manage to grab a Jumperoo for £25 then it's worth it. Good Luck everyone!

Thanks to plodding, sparklenow and sainstcouple @ HUKD