Legoland FLASH SALE: Kids Go Free In August @ Legoland Holidays

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 30 July, 2015 at 4:15 pm

Legoland FLASH SALE: Kids Go Free In August @ Legoland Holidays

If you were thinking of going to a trip to Legoland Windsor this summer then take a look at the prices the are offering right now! They have a 72 hour Flash Sale on, with a Kids Go Free offer this August, and short breaks with 2 days in the park from £142 per family!

The Kids Go Free gives Legoland breaks at their cheapest August prices ever (or that's what their website says!) and £142 for a family of four does sound pretty fantastic.

Short breaks at those sorts of prices are for a family of four staying in a nearby hotel (the Legoland one is much more pricey), breakfast included, and your second day in the park is free.

This Flash Sale ends at 9am on 3rd August so you have a little while to take advantage of this offer, but some of the dates are being snapped up very quickly, as are the cheapest deals, so there are much more around £180 and upwards now.

Thanks to goonertillidie @ HUKD

SEGA Megadrive Portable Games Console £17.99 (was £39.99) @ Argos

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 30 July, 2015 at 3:52 pm

SEGA Megadrive Portable Games Console £17.99 (was £39.99) @ Argos

This SEGA Megadrive Portable Games Console is less than half price at Argos, down from just short of £40 to only £17.99. It comes loaded with more than 20 classic games like Sonic The Hedgehog, and it's a compact console great for travelling.

Although you might think that this won't interest children it's aimed at over 5s and at retro gamers who want to play the games they grew up with, plus most of these games will new to children, and from my experience they enjoy playing these classic games as much as the latest ones. My eldest is just a happy playing Sonic as Mario Kart 8!

If you were thinking of taking a tablet or console with you on holiday, or to keep the children occupied on the journey, then this is a cheaper alternative, and much less of a worry if it gets lost or broken. Heidi recently wrote about the cost of all the gadgets we take on holiday, and I'd much rather risk an £18 console than the tablet that cost many times that.

There's plenty of stock around for the free reserve and collect from Argos stores, or you can get the SEGA Megadrive Console delivered for £3.95.

Thanks to s1i @ HUKD

Design You Own Star Wars Shoes @ adidas

by Lisa Hayes in Misc on 30 July, 2015 at 2:54 pm

Design You Own Star Wars Shoes @ adidas

Adidas have just launched the most amazing thing to happen to shoes... well I think so, and if you're reading this with Star Wars in the title I guess you're a fan too.  You can now personalise your own adidias shoes with Star Wars images, designed and printed just for you!

In the UK you can choose from a big library of star wars images, and select your characters, scenes, illustrations, sketches or Star Wars patterns. You can then crop, rotate, and change your image until it's exactly how you want it and the place your order.

These shoes are not going to come cheap, and as soon as the app you need finishes installing I will be able to tell you exactly how expensive they are. But they are amazing. ;)

It doesn't say what sizes these mi ZX Flux Star Wars come in, and until my naff phone decides it will download the app I can't check either, sorry. Isn't technology grand?

There is still a Star Wars Adidas Kid's Range* already for sale on the website, and I suspect that these standard designs are going to be way cheaper than the personalised ones.

I am a bit miffed that the UK ones aren't as cool as the US version though. Take a look at the photo below and you'll see what I mean. Which ones would you rather have?

Design You Own Star Wars Shoes @ adidas

Half Price Paddling Pools from £2.50 @ ELC

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 30 July, 2015 at 1:53 pm

Half Price Paddling Pools from £2.50 @ ELC

ELC have slashed the prices of their paddling pools, and with only one exception they are all half price! Prices start at just £2.50, and there are some great play pools, baby pools, water play mates and more.

The only pool that isn't reduced is the Thomas the Tank Engine one, which is over priced at £12.99, but all the others have the full 50% discount.

For £2.50 you can get My First Pool which is a shallow baby splash pool, the Frog Baby Shade Pool is now £8, three ring pools start at £6 too.

I think the best value are the Racer Pools in red or pink, as they look so much fun, are an unusual design, and would work really well as a ball pool as well as they are quite deep. At £12.50 each these are great value for a novelty pool.

Any of these ELC pools can be collected for free from stores, delivery is free over £50, otherwise charges will apply.

Kub Wooden Moses Basket Stand £4.99/£7.99 @ Argos

by Nada in Deals on 30 July, 2015 at 11:55 am

Kub Wooden Moses Basket Stand £4.99/£7.99 @ Argos

Moses Baskets don't tend to come with stands when you buy them, and that can really bump the price up if you want a good quality one. Argos have reduced two Kub Wooden Moses Basket Stands and they are super cheap. The Kub Wooden Folding Moses Basket Stand was £14.99 now £4.99 and the Kub Wooden Rocking Moses Basket Stand was £19.99 now £7.99. Both are a great buy.

The Kub Folding Moses Basket Stand is most like your regular type of stand. It's a steal at £4.99 as it is wooden. Like it's name suggests it does fold which makes it easy to store or transport to Granny's house or wherever you wish to take it.

The difference with Kub Rocking Moses Basket Stand is that the stand will move gently back and forth. This is great for those babies that need a little help drifting off to sleep.

You can Reserve and Collect the Kub Wooden Moses Basket Stand from Argos for FREE or pay £3.95 to have it delivered to your front door.

Spend £50 Get £10 Off Selected Toys @ Asda George

by Nada in Deals on 30 July, 2015 at 11:38 am

Spend £50 Get £10 Off Selected Toys @ Asda George

Asda George can be really good for picking up bargains, especially on those garden toys. They are currently running a great offer along with those competitive prices, spend £50 on selected toys and get £10 off. With this offer, some items are an absolute steal. There's no need to faff around with promo codes either as the discount comes off automatically at the checkout.

This Sportspower 10ft Galvanised Trampoline And Enclosure With Flash Zone* is normally £99, which is great. We bought it and we LOVE it. With this offer you are getting it for just £89 with FREE delivery.

The Plum Children’s Circular Garden Picnic Table with Coloured Seats* is just £44.40 once that extra £10 comes off. This price includes FREE delivery.

Lego is included in this awesome offer too. I think I will have to get my boys this Lego Ghostbusters Ecto-1 Set*. A blast from the past and very, very collectable.

You can Click and Collect your order for FREE as long as it doesn't include big items. Some bigger toys include FREE delivery but for those that don't delivery is £2.95.

Girls' Black School Trousers £1.99 @ Argos

by Nada in Deals on 30 July, 2015 at 11:10 am

Girls' Black School Trousers £1.99 @ Argos

Looking for some School Trousers for your daughter? Argos have some black ones reduced to just £1.99 down from £5.99. That's less than half price. These have a cute little charm on them which might appeal to those fussy little ladies out there.

We don't know the quality of these Girls' Black School Trousers from Argos as there are no reviews for them but we say for £1.99 they are worth a try. Argos are generally very good when it comes to returns.

The only sizes available are 5-6 and 9-10 years old. There's still plenty of stock throughout the United Kingdom BUT not in all Argos stores. These are in over 50% of the UK stores though, so you can still bag a pair or two.

We reckon these will sell out so if you are wanting to get some, then you want to be quick about it.

You can Reserve and Collect the Girls' Black School Trousers for FREE from an Argos near you. Unfortunately, these are unavailable for home delivery as they are out of stock online and are only available in Argos stores.

Have Your Babies By 32, Experts Say

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Misc on 30 July, 2015 at 11:09 am

Have Your Babies By 32, Experts Say

According to a story in the news yesterday, 23 is the ideal age to become a mum if you wish to have a big family. And even if you're hoping to have just one child, you should crack on with it before the age of 32.

The Daily Mail reports:

The advice comes from scientists who crunched together fertility data on more than 58,000 women to create an at-a-glance calculator.

It tells a woman the best age to start a family – and makes it clear that IVF is not a guarantee for those who wait.

We've all heard about the risks of delaying motherhood, and it seems as though fertility experts aren't holding any punches when it comes to explaining that time isn't on your side if you want to have a family in your thirties.

But what's your view? I had my babies when I was 28, 30 and 37 - and I don't mind admitting that I worried sick throughout my last pregnancy that I was over the hill and putting myself and my baby at all sorts of risks by choosing to have a child so 'late'. But in hindsight, I wish I hadn't let the media scaremongering spin me into a state of worry during what was otherwise a perfect pregnancy and labour.

What age were you when your babies were born, and did you pay any attention to the experts' advice about not delaying motherhood?

We'd love to hear your views on the 'right' age to start a family, either in the comments below or over on our Facebook page.

Up To 70% Off Branded Children's Shoes @ Amazon

by Nada in Deals on 30 July, 2015 at 10:04 am

Up To 70% Off Branded Children's Shoes @ Amazon

Children cannot get enough of brands like Converse, Vans and so on. They cost £££'s and at a time of year when your money is being spent on Schoolwear, you could do with finding some with a few quid off. Head over to Amazon and you will find those popular brands for much less, up to 70% less.

For those Converse Fans, check out these bargains: Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Hi Unisex Children's Trainers* from £9, Converse Chuck Taylor High Street Unisex Children's Trainers* from £10.50, Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Ox Unisex Children's Trainers* now from £12.15.

Other great bargains include: Vans Authentic Unisex Kids' Low-Top Sneakers* from £9, Crocs Hello Kitty Plaid* from £7.50 and Gola Boys' Loafers* from £7.50.

The annoying thing about Amazon is that each size and colour have a different price, so it's pot luck whether the pair you need are the cheapest or not.

Delivery is FREE when you spend £20+ or if you have Amazon Prime. For those of you that don't have AP and won't be spending £20, delivery is £3.30.

All Sale Items £7 And Less Plus FREE Delivery @ Pumpkin Patch

by Nada in Deals on 30 July, 2015 at 9:36 am

All Sale Items £7 And Less Plus FREE Delivery @ Pumpkin Patch

Children's Clothing bargains alert! Pumpkin Patch slash the prices of their clothes by so much that they are cheap enough to rival the likes of Primark. I personally rate the quality of their clothing higher though. Just now ALL sale items are £7 or less and you can have your order delivered absolutely FREE. To get FREE delivery just enter promo code UKCHN at the checkout. That's a saving of £4.95!

Here are my top picks of Boys' Clothing from the PP Sale: Boys' Check Slip Ons* was £11 now £4.60, Patch Boys Tee* was £7 now £3, Grizzly Bear Knit Jumper* was £21 now £7 and Gravel Wash Banana Leg Jeans* was £19 now £6.

For the Girls'... Colour Blocked Tiered Skirt* was £17 now £5.99, Lace Trim Shrug* was £12.99 now £4.99, Watermelon Graphic T-Shirt* was £11 now £5, Check Skinny Leg Jeans* was £23 now £7 and Anchor Printed Jeans* was £22 now £8.99.

Baby Clothes start from just 99p delivered when you use that promo code. These Denim Dungarees* were £14 now £7.

Thanks to ligger83 @ HUKD

£5 Off School Uniform When You Spend £40 @ Marks And Spencer

by Nada in Deals on 30 July, 2015 at 9:01 am

£5 Off School Uniform When You Spend £40 @ Marks And Spencer

It's that time of year where you have to surrender your whole month's wages in order to get the kids' their school uniform. Let's face it, you can pick up cheap deals from the likes of Aldi and Asda BUT if you rate Marks and Spencer's quality then you will be prepared to pay that little bit extra. If you are spending £40 and more then enter promo code SAVE5ONLINE and save £5.

Why not use the School Uniform Checklists at Marks and Spencer, to make sure you don't forget anything? Here for the Boys'* and here for the Girls'* one.

Plimsolls* start from £3, Gym T-Shirts* from £3, Polo Shirts* from £3, Gym Shorts* from £5, Blouses* from £5, Jumpers* from £6, Trousers* from £7 and so on.

As you can see it all adds up and you will spend that £40 easier than you think. Just remember to use the promo code to get that £5 off.

You can Click and Collect your School Uniform order for FREE from an Marks and Spencer store near you or pay £3.50 to have it delivered.

Thanks to Nicolefriello @ HUKD

65% Off Selected Stationery Plus Clubcard Boost @ Tesco Direct

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 29 July, 2015 at 9:45 pm

65% Off Selected Stationery Plus Clubcard Boost @ Tesco Direct

We already wrote about the Clubcard Boost where you can double up your Tesco Clubcard Vouchers to spend on school uniform. Well, the offer is also now on School Stationery, and included in it are some items that are 65% off!

There are just a few items in this offer, but all are big sets reduced down from £20 a pack to just £7 - and if you use the Clubcard Boost you can get a set for just £3.50 worth of points! That's a fantastic offer for Tesco customers, and will be a huge help with the back to school expenses.

You could get a 28 Pack of Sharpie Markers, a 72 piece BIC Colouring Set, a Staedtler New Stationery Collection with pens, pencils, highlighters and more. There are also two different Pukka Pads sets at the same price.

I can't see myself ever splashing out £20 on a pack of stationery for my sons to lose bit by bit, but £3.50 in points? Now that's a different matter entirely. (Although I will never trust them with permanent markers).

As usual, you can click and collect these items for free from any Tesco store, or home delivery will add an extra £3.

Thanks to cookie_monster28 @ HUKD

Up To 70% Off Emma Bunton Clothing - now from £3.29 @ Argos

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 29 July, 2015 at 8:51 pm

Up To 70% Off Emma Bunton Clothing - now from £3.29 @ Argos

Today there have been lots of price cuts on clothing and footwear at Argos, mostly to make way for the new catalogue items I think, as the reductions have been massive so they must want to clear this stuff out!

The Emma Bunton clothing range has has the prices slashed by up to 70%, and prices now start at just £3.29, with almost everything being under £5!

For £3.29 you can get a Pink Tutu Skirt, or for £3.99 you can get jumpers, jeggings, dresses, onesies and joggers. At £4.99 there is a selection of dresses, a pair of shoes at £4.29, and a hoodie for £5.99.

Stock is very hit and miss with some of these clothing items, much more so than I would normally be happy posting, but at these low prices I thought it was worth a go, and hopefully some of you will get lucky.

Kids' Summer Holiday Luggage Contains Gadgets Worth £1.9 Billion

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Misc on 29 July, 2015 at 7:53 pm

Kids' Summer Holiday Luggage Contains Gadgets Worth £1.9 Billion

The humble bucket and spade are on borrowed time, according to a new survey conducted by family gadget insurer Protect Your Bubble, which reveals that tablets and smartphones are today's travel essentials for kids.

The survey of 1,000 UK adults revealed that children aged 16 and under will pack £466 worth of gadgets in their holiday luggage, with six in 10 (60.4%) under 17s packing tablets worth £160 and smartphones worth £185, and almost half (49.3%) packing cameras worth £118. More than a quarter (26.6%) will pack a laptop or netbook.

Even the under sevens will take high-tech toys abroad, with their electronic baggage being worth an eye-watering £364 per child. Half of kids under seven (49.5%) will carry tablets worth £91 each, while more than a third (35.5%) will pack smartphones worth £106.

All this means the luggage of a family of four – based on two adults and two children under 17 – will contain gadgets worth £2,125 on their travels over the summer months.

More than half (51.7%) will rely on these to keep their brood distracted while travelling to their destinations, but four in 10 (40.2%) parents wouldn’t dream of flying long haul without a tablet or a smartphone for their kids aged under seven to play with. Interestingly, mums are far more likely (59.4%) to use technology as a distraction technique than dads (39.2%).

But our tech reliance doesn’t end at our holiday destination. UK children will spend an average of two hours per day playing with gadgets on holiday, while almost one in seven (13%) will spend more than four hours per day.

All of which begs the question; do you rely on gadgets to help keep your kids occupied while you're travelling and / or on holiday, or are you firmly of the view that holidays should be about family time, not screen time? We'd love to hear your views over on our Facebook page.

This Bugaboo Runner Ad Has Got A BIG Reaction

by Lisa Hayes in Misc on 29 July, 2015 at 7:46 pm

This Bugaboo Runner Ad Has Got A BIG Reaction

A few days ago Bugaboo published an interview on their website with 23 year old Dutch model and "avid runner" Ymre Stiekema on how she uses the buggy in her fitness routine. So far, so blah. But to publicise the interview they published the picture above on their Facebook page, and the proverbial hit the fan.

Most parents who check out the Bugaboo Facebook page were not amused, and they did not hold back in their comments. To summarise the arguments most were upset about the use of a model in a bikini to sell a buggy - not exactly the way most parents push their buggy around the park is it? Exactly who were Bugaboo aiming the product at with an ad like this? And why was she not dressed more appropriately for running? 

Some comments concerned the undue pressure this was putting on mums to snap back into shape after giving birth, and that this was another example of an image that did not represent parents.

Others decided to find the whole thing laughable and concentrated on how unrealistic the picture was - "I prefer running naked with my children" being one of the most amusing.

If you read the original interview here you can see that the product is aimed specifically at those who want to run with their child strapped into a buggy as part of their fitness regime, and that it's a fairly specialised product. The other pictures in the article show Ymre wearing running clothing using the buggy. Have Bugaboo just picked this particular picture as a way of generating interest and publicity, because they have certainly got an awful lot of people talking about them!

What do you think about this Bugaboo Runner promotional image? Let us know in the comments or over on our Facebook page.

Tommee Tippee Sangenic Compatible Cassette (3 Pack) £8.25 @ Amazon

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 29 July, 2015 at 6:35 pm

Tommee Tippee Sangenic Compatible Cassette (3 Pack) £8.25 @ Amazon

Ok, so this isn't the most exciting deal in the world, but it if a great big 40% off so it's a great price, even if talking about dirty nappies doesn't float your boat.

The Tommee Tippee Sangenic Compatible Cassette 3 pack is down to just £8.25 at Amazon, and that's the best price I think I have ever seen. The cheapest I can recall is £9.99, so I think it's worth stocking up while they're cheap.

If you are in that early stage of changing baby's nappy every five minutes (or does it just seem that way?) then these bins can save a lot of hassle with nappy wrapping, and means that you can make one or two trips out to the bin rather than countless ones day and night!

The bins themselves can be bought for £11.99 including the first cassette*, and with refills working our at less than £3 each it's not a lot of money to spend for the time saved and the convenience.

If you are an Amazon Family member, or have taken out the free trial, then these are included in the Save £15 When You Spend £60* offer, and that will mean you get free delivery as well.

Dora The Explorer Dive & Swim Mermaid Doll £8.99 @ Argos

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 29 July, 2015 at 4:55 pm

Dora The Explorer Dive & Swim Mermaid Doll £8.99 @ Argos

Argos are selling the Dora The Explorer Dive and Swim Mermaid Doll for only £8.99, when most other stores are selling it for around twice this price. Whether this is an error or not we don't know, but the RRP is £21.99 so the Argos price is a brilliant and really low one.

This Diving Mermaid Dora can jump off the side of the bath and into the water, then she she turns on her back and swims. Push her fin against the bath wall and Dora will kick off and start swimming. Sounds like a lot of bath time fun for little Dora fans.

Although this Mermaid Dora is showing as out of stock for home delivery the stock levels in stores are looking very high, so you shouldn't have too much of a problem finding one to reserve.

Thanks to Kittykim364 @ HUKD

Barbie Doll's Wardrobe £5.61 (was £34.99!) @ Amazon

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 29 July, 2015 at 3:36 pm

Barbie Doll's Wardrobe £5.61 (was £34.99!) @ Amazon

This really is a fantastic price for this Barbie Doll's Wardrobe at Amazon, as the last time we featured it was at £9.96, and this is now the lowest price it has ever been! The RRP is a daft £34.99, and other stores are selling it for nearer £20, but you can get this Barbie Wardrobe for a teeny tiny £5.61 from Amazon!

There's no doll or clothes included with this - it's the Wardrobe itself along with 2 hanging bars for clothes, 6 coat hangers to keep things tidy, and a mirror which opens out to give extra storage space for shoes, bags and all those other fiddly little accessories that Barbie's like to collect.

Reviews are great, saying that girls love using it to arrange clothes and dress up Barbie, and one reviewer saying that it had stopped tears as a result of lost shoes!

Home delivery is free for Prime customers and for orders over £20, but even if you have to pay the £3.30 postage and packing it's a brilliant price. This is definitely worth grabbing one for birthdays or even for Christmas at this price!

Thanks to fernandojo @ HUKD

Fisher Price Woodsy Friends Baby Bouncer £28.66 @ Boots & Amazon

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 29 July, 2015 at 3:19 pm

Fisher Price Woodsy Friends Baby Bouncer £28.66 @ Boots & Amazon

The Fisher Price Woodsy Friends Baby Bouncer is the Boots Baby Offer Of The Week from today, with a third off the price. It's down from £42.99 to £28.66, and what's more Amazon have matched the price as well!

This baby bouncer is suitable from birth, and has a new design with a really deep seat that cocoons baby for extra comfort. There is a removable hanging toy bar with cute toys for baby to pay with, a three point harness to keep them safe, and soothing vibrations. The seat cover can also be removed for easy cleaning and is machine washable.

If you order this from boots you can click and collect for free and you will also get £2.86 worth of Clubcard Points if you are a Parenting Club member. If you order form Amazon then you get free home delivery, so you just need to work out which retailer is better for you.

The Fisher Price Woodsy Friends Baby Bouncer is  only this reduced price for one week from today, after which it will revert back to it's full price.

12 HOUR OFFER: 30% Off All Full Priced Styles PLUS Free Delivery (with code) @ GAP

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 29 July, 2015 at 1:55 pm

12 HOUR OFFER: 30% Off All Full Priced Styles PLUS Free Delivery (with code) @ GAP

You have 12 hours to take advantage of this fab offer from Gap, from when it started at midday to 11.59pm tonight! Just enter the code TIME4GAP at the checkout and you get 30% off all full-priced styles, plus you also get free delivery with no minimum spend!

Click here to shop @ Gap*

  • Discount: 30% Off full-priced styles, and free delivery.
  • Minimum Spend: None.
  • Expires: 11.59pm Wednesday 29th July 2015
  • Code: TIME4GAP

I love a good free delivery code without a minimum spend as it means you can only pick up the one or two bits that you really want. Is there just one Gap item that you love? Get it today with 30% off the price and no delivery to add on and that's is a cracking bargain.

You can even use this code on the brand new 'sneak peek' autumn collections, like this gorgeous Stampede One-Piece* baby girl's outfit, or this Pleated Deer Dress*. The new baby collections have so many beautiful things that I would find it hard to resist if I had a baby to buy for.

The voucher code will work on ALL full-price styles on site, for adults, babies and children, and also the online only Maternity range. You have to place your order today to get the discount and free delivery.

You can find this Gap Voucher Code along with lots of other money saving codes for loads of other retailers over in our voucher section.