TP Spiro Bouncer £29.99/£32.98 Delivered @ Smyths

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 20 August, 2014 at 10:09 pm

TP Spiro Bouncer £29.99/£32.98 Delivered @ SmythsThe Spiro Bouncer is currently £29.99 at Smyths, with free collection from their stores. If you have to have it delivered you'll have to add £2.99 bringing it to £32.98.

For the first time ever, really, my kids have absolutely loved their outdoor toys this summer. Their slide is probably the one thing they've actually played on every single day. That being the case I'm really sad that those outdoorsy kind of toys have to come to an end soon, which is why I'm loving this indoor seesaw! And obviously you could use it outside in the meantime too. Just brilliant, really.

The TP Spiro Bouncer spins 360 degrees, so you'll have to have good space for it, and it bounces up and down on the ball bits too. I also love that the soft balls on each side cushion the impact - that's something I always worry about with regular slides.

It has a hollow base which can be filled with sand for added stability and it comes with a funnel included so you don't have sand going all over the living room or play room.

Apparently it's easy to assemble too which is a great start to any toy.

Frozen Elsa & Anna Plastic Lunchbag And Bottle £8.49 Delivered @ Internet Gift Store

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 20 August, 2014 at 9:32 pm

Frozen Elsa & Anna Plastic Lunchbag And Bottle £8.49 Delivered @ Internet Gift StoreInternet Gift Store is selling a rather unusual variety of the Elsa and Anna lunchbag  bottle duos. It's £9.99 with free UK delivery, but if you use the code FACEBOOK1 and ICLICKED it takes £1.50 off the total, bringing it down to £8.49, delivered.  This set is currently available at Amazonfor £10 with £3.99 delivery, so you're saving a few pennies at IGS with this offer.

I do like this case over a soft case! It should prevent sandwiches getting squashed and fruit getting bruised, which would definitely please my daughter! I've not seen these before either.

This is apparently official Disney merchandise, and is obviously food safe. The casing is wipeable, and the carry handle offers secure closure. It's also BPA and lead free.

The set includes a matching bottle, although it seems to only be matching in colour, as there's no image on it.

Remember that with IGS the price goes up as an item becomes popular so don't delay if you want this set at this price, and if you're having trouble with free delivery on PayPal, try to pay by card and it should take care of that for you.

Girls' Slippers £4.99 @ Shoe Zone

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 20 August, 2014 at 8:48 pm

Girls' Slippers £4.99 @ Shoe ZoneShoe Zone are selling girls slippers for £4.99 delivered, with four options to choose from.

I don't know about where you are, but tonight I shut the doors and popped a blanket on my lap, granny style!

It breaks my heart to say, but I think it's time to start pulling out the slippers and putting away the flip flops.

There are loads of shoes to choose from, it being Shoe Zone, after all, but the slippers that caught my eye are the Girls White and Lilac Soft Flower Bootie Slipper, the Minnie Mouse Girls Polka Dot Slipper in Red,  Hello Kitty Girls Pink Heart Mule Slipper and the Girls Glittery Owl Velcro Slippers in Pink.

Between them they're available in sizes small 4 to large 4 and at under £5 delivered, they're lovely and will make for warm feet and cozy toes on cooler evenings.

Halloween Decorations Up To 50% Off @ Yellow Moon

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 20 August, 2014 at 8:20 pm

Halloween Decorations Up To 50% Off @ Yellow MoonIf you're planning ahead to the end of October and trying to pick up some decor on the cheap, Yellow Moon is a good place to get started with up to 50% off on their Halloween Crafts and decorations .

Before kids we used to have fabulous fancy dress Halloween parties, but with the advent of small people, that's kind of gone the way of the dinosaur.  We may have to start small again, with the less scary looking things, and get everyone in on the decorating action!

Yellow Moon have everything from Halloween Wiggle-Eye Stickersfor 99p and Halloween Glow in the Dark Stickers* for a bit of ooh in party.

You can paint every face at the party with the Halloween Face Painting Kitfor £6.99 (it's currently £10 at Debenhams) and there are pumpkin carving tools and decorations for £1.99.

Delivery is £2.99, although if you buy over £50's worth of stuff, it's free.

Annoying Things Granny Says

by Lucy Sweet in Features on 20 August, 2014 at 7:25 pm

Annoying Things Granny SaysWe all love granny, don’t we? Whether she’s your mother or your mother-in-law, she’s always there to help out and spoil the kids with love.

But occasionally, (well, OK, frequently) she says things that make you want to smash up the kitchen and yell ‘GET OUT OF MY HOUSE YOU MEDDLING HARRIDAN!’ Of course, we never ever do. Instead, we grit our teeth and slowly die inside. Here are a few universal granny gems that are guaranteed to make any parent’s blood boil…

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Maleficent Hits The Big Screen For Juniors @ Odeon/Cineworld/Vue

by Karen McGinn in Deals on 20 August, 2014 at 6:59 pm

Maleficent Hits The Big Screen For Juniors @ Odeon/Cineworld/Vue

 Maleficent is set to hit the big screen at all three of the above this week and although the dates may vary slightly, you can check your local on the links below.

At the Odeon prices start from just £1 at selected cinemas but £2.50 seems to be the average.

Over at Cineworld prices start at £1.35 if you book online and you also may be eligible for that free Cravendale pack. This includes instructions on how to make your own Barry the Biscuit at home, a chance to win a milk shake making pack by uploading pictures of Barry the Biscuit and kid’s activities including spot the difference, stickers and crosswords. Not something you’d buy obviously but for free - well the kids will like it.

While at Vue Cinemas a ticket will cost you from £1.75.

Maleficent is rated as a PG, it is rather a dark movie though so may not be suitable for very young children. It’s obviously up to you, you know your own child best after all but I'm not sure it's for timid kids. I guess that’s the beauty of these films in general though, if you’ve paid less than £2 per head, you don’t mind as much if you have to leave early for whatever reason.

Did your kids enjoy this movie? My daughter did and she’s 7 but I’m not sure she would have even a couple of years ago. What age would you recommend it for?

Free Lego With The Daily Mail Starts On September 20th

by Karen McGinn in Deals on 20 August, 2014 at 6:13 pm

Free Lego With The Daily Mail Starts On September 20th

It’s back! This promo has always been popular in the past and it’s running again between September 20th and September 27th. We'll remind you nearer the time but for now make a note in the diary. Pretty awesome stocking fillers for the cost of a newspaper here.

Click here to find out more

This time around the eight bags will be :

  1. 30310 City Arctic Scout
  2. 30265 Legends of Chima Worriz Fire Bike
  3. 30271 TMNT Mikey’s Mini Shellchaser
  4. 30264 Legends of Chima Frax Phoenix Flyer (subject to change)
  5. 30227 City Police Watercraft
  6. 30281 The LEGO Movie Micro Manager (subject to change)
  7. 30229 City Repair Truck
  8. 30244 Anakins Jedi Interceptor

As usual you’ll have to cut your token out of the newspaper and exchange it in store at WH Smith (possibly Toys R Us too) to receive your free Lego. Going by previous promotions you have to be there nice and early to bag your freebie as each store has a limited number of sets and they tend to go fast! You will also be able to send off for them too but there’s no details at present about any p&p costs on this option.

What do you think? Going to try for all eight sets?

Thanks GTID!

Bargains Galore In The Kiddicare Bargain Basement

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Deals on 20 August, 2014 at 4:00 pm

Bargains Galore In The Kiddicare Bargain Basement

You know all those little bits of everyday essential baby gear that you can never really have enough of? Things like weaning spoons and bowls (is there always a pile of them waiting to be washed up beside your sink too?) and dribble bibs? Well Kiddicare has loads of those bits and pieces on offer at bargain basement prices right now.

The sale spans all categories of items from toys to car seats, and all price brackets too. There's even an entire section of items for under a fiver.

I've already bagged myself a few packets of these super cute bandana bibs with popper fasteners, now just £2.49 instead of £4.99. Oh, and a packet of these BPA-free Tommee Tippee weaning spoons for £4.89 instead of £6.99. You can never have enough baby spoons.

And while I've never really understood the appeal of the Little Helper Fun Pod - I've always just popped my little ones in their high chairs at times that might call for one - it's a steal right now at £70 instead of £117.99.

And, as if all that wasn't enough, if you need a new car seat you can get an extra 25% off when you enter the voucher code AUGCS at the basket checkout stage.

Delivery from Kiddicare is free if you spend £29.99 - which I reckon is amazingly easy in a sale like this!

Red Kite Sleep Tight Travel Cot £27.95 Was £44.99 @ Kiddies Kingdom

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Deals on 20 August, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Red Kite Sleep Tight Travel Cot £27.95 Was £44.99 @ Kiddies Kingdom

Having recently returned from a holiday during which my 11 month old baby continued sleeping all through the night every single night, I am a firm believer in the value of a decent travel cot. And this one - the Red Kite Sleep Tight Travel Cot is down in price from £44.99 to £27.95 right now. That price includes the mattress AND it comes with a free carry bag.

I know summer holiday season is already over for lots of you (weep) but at this price it's worth investing in this travel cot for next summer, or even as a handy option for sleepovers at the grandparents' - or anyone else who will have your tot!

I'm convinced that comfort at bedtime and the right bedding plays a big part in how well babies sleep. My little lady loves to be snug as a bug in a rug and she also loves lots of space to roll around in her sleep, especially since she started crawling. I'm sure having a cosy, comfy travel cot on holiday helped ensure that she kept her brilliant sleeping habits up, even in an unfamiliar holiday house.

This travel cot is available in various colours too, and mainland UK delivery will be free if you spend £50 or more, otherwise it's £5.95.

(Ooh OUCH... but I've just noticed that delivery is a rather nasty £19.95 to the Scottish islands and Highlands, and £24.95 to Northern Ireland, regardless of the value of your order. I'd ring 'em up and give 'em an earful if you're subject to those crazy delivery prices.)

8ft Trampoline & Enclosure £50 Delivered @ B&Q

by Karen McGinn in Deals on 20 August, 2014 at 11:28 am

8ft Trampoline & Enclosure £50 Delivered @ B&Q

Reduced from £89, you're saving 40% on this one and it's reduced to £50 from B&Q. Delivery is free as it's over the £50 mark and although there's no option to collect in store, we've been told that they're also available in store at this price, although that will of course be dependent on your local and the stock they carry.

I've bought a lot of toys over the years. An awful lot and if I had to pick the one item that’s been the best value, it would have to be our trampoline. And yeah I say our trampoline, as we’ve all had a go (sometimes after a glass of wine which I wouldn’t recommend!) We’ve had ours a few years now and it’s still a firm favourite and still going strong.

This one has two reviews, scoring 4.5/5 overall-pretty impressive! Trampolines have been around long enough now that we all know what to expect really I think. They can be a little tricky to assemble but kids love them and anything that gets them outside and on the move has to be a good thing surely?

Thanks to tina_ch @ HUKD!

Doc McStuffins 4pk Shaped Puzzles £3.48 @ John Lewis/Amazon

by Nada in Deals on 20 August, 2014 at 10:56 am

Doc McStuffins 4pk Shaped Puzzles £3.48 @ John Lewis/Amazon

Who doesn't love a bit of Doc McStuffins? John Lewis have this 4 pack of Doc McStuffins shaped puzzles for only £3.48, making them half price. Tesco are selling these for £7.99. If you'd prefer to buy from Amazon then they are also £3.48 here.

For £3.48 you get FOUR Doc McStuffins puzzles, a six piece, an eight piece, a ten piece and a twelve. It's suitable from age three and above and the fact it has various piece puzzles means you can introduce new ones once your child has mastered the easier ones in the pack.

Everyone's favourite Lambie is featured on one along with three other popular characters. These puzzles comprise of big pieces and are a great introduction into jigsaws, to get those little brains problem solving. Jigsaws are an activity that my children actually include me in. I think kids like puzzles like these because they see an end product of their work and it gives them a jolt of pride and self confidence.

This can be collected for free from your local John Lewis or Waitrose store or you can opt for delivery at a charge of £3.

Tippitoes Basic Baby Activity Gym £6.24 @ Boots

by Nada in Deals on 20 August, 2014 at 10:14 am

Tippitoes Basic Baby Activity Gym £6.24 @ Boots

Do you need a baby activity gym? If the answer is yes then quick get over to Boots.com, where they have this Tippitoes Basic Baby Activity Gym for only £6.24. Even at it's £12.49 original price it's cheap.

The Tippitoes Basic Baby Activity Gym consists of a no frills padded mat that is bright and colourful for stimulating your little baby's senses. It is designed in a safari jungle theme and features a giraffe, monkey and tiger. The gym arch stretches over the mat so that baby can lie underneath, stare and play with the four detachable soft toys.

There isn't a lot to say on this, as we all know what they do. For £6.24, it's a really good buy and will be absolutely fine for baby's essential tummy time. It may be basic but it certainly has all the features required from a baby play gym. Bright, comfortable and stmulating, trust me I have spent a lot of money on expensive ones and they do the same job.

The Tippitoes Basic Baby Activity Gym can be collected for £1.95 from your local Boots store (free if you spend over £20) or it's £2.95 to have it delivered. Why not see how many Boots Advantage points you have? You might even get it for free.

Thanks to Chula @ HUKD

 

 

Chad Valley Cook & Go Kitchen £7.99 @ Argos

by Nada in Deals on 20 August, 2014 at 9:50 am

Chad Valley Cook & Go Kitchen £7.99 @ Argos

Wow! This is a bargain! Argos have the Chad Valley Cook & Go kitchen for only £7.99. I don't think I have ever seen a brand new play kitchen for this price. It started out at £19.99 then got reduced to £8.99 and now Argos have sliced off another £1.

The Chad Valley Cook & Go kitchen playset is suitable for children over the age of three. It's not massive but is big enough to be believable as a role play kitchen. With a sink, hob and oven this toy kitchen has plenty to keep your child occupied for hours on end. Features include, lights and cooking sound effects, and fifteen accessories.  Not to mention it even comes in a carry case so it can be stored easily.

I think you can agree that for £7.99 that's a lot of toy for your money. Kids love role play toys like this, and I think this would be a great buy for Christmas. You could also give one as a birthday gift if your child has any parties coming up. Just think how generous you would look handing one of these over.

The Chad Valley Cook & Go kitchen can be reserved and collected from your local Argos for free or you can pay £3.95 to have it delivered.

 

 

Seedling Good Things For Boys £9.99 @ John Lewis

by Nada in Deals on 20 August, 2014 at 9:17 am

Seedling Good Things For Boys £9.99 @ John Lewis

Right, I have put this on for two reasons, the first one being that I want to know what the general consensus of this very gender specific toy is. Secondly, the Seedling Good Things for Boys set is reduced to £9.99 at John Lewis and this is the cheapest I could find it. It was originally £19.99 and this seems to be the going rate elsewhere.

Let's see what Seedling think little boys play with... dominoes, playing cards, a glider plane, juggling balls, wooden balloon powered boat, a notepad and a pencil. Are these the sorts of toys that your little boys play with?  Okay, so this is marketed as a set of traditional activities that have kept boys happily occupied over the years. Am I the only one that thinks perhaps in the 1920's?

The Seedling Good Things for Boys set is a lovely little piece of kit but I can't help but wonder if it has a place in today's toy market. Check out the contents of the Seedlings girl's set here. I think both sets look lovely and full of nice activities but I can't help but think that both sets could be enjoyed by both genders.

You can opt to collect the Seedling Good Things for Boys set free from your local John Lewis or Waitrose store or if you would like it delivered then it costs £3.

Fisher Price Cruise & Groove Ballapalooza £29.99 @ Argos

by Nada in Deals on 20 August, 2014 at 8:35 am

Fisher Price Cruise & Groove Ballapalooza £29.99 @ Argos

This looks like such fun and nonsense for little ones. The Fisher Price Cruise & Groove normally retails for around the £50 mark. Argos had it at a ridiculous £99.99 apparently, before knocking the price down to a more realistic £39.99 and now they have knocked it down to only £29.99.

The Fisher Price Move & Groove Ballapalooza is aimed at children aged six months and above. It's big, bright and colourful with lots of cool functions like the six dancing lights and music. We all look for baby/toddler toys to encourage new skills in our little ones and this claims to help them sit, crawl and stand.

Children use balls that travel around the Ballapalooza and they can follow them as they make their journey. There's a gate for tots to crawl through and the balls bounce back when they are dropped into the chute. If the paddle wheel is struck the lights and sounds are activated, I would imagine this to be a favourite feature for little ones.

The Fisher Price Cruise & Groove Ballapalooza can be reserved and collected free from your local Argos store or pay £3.95 to have it delivered.

Thanks to vickiek123 @ HUKD

Kids DIY Sessions @ B&Q Kids Classes

by Luschka van Onselen in Misc on 19 August, 2014 at 10:32 pm

Kids DIY Sessions @ B&Q Kids ClassesIf you've been 'meaning to' get the kids to B&Q over the summer for their DIY sessions, you have two chances left to do so.

This weekend 23 and 24 August, youngsters will be helped to make their own magazine storage racks, and next weekend, 30 and 31 August they'll be making pencil cases.

These classes are suited to 7 - 11 year olds and are aimed at helping children learn basic DIY skills through small projects.

They're normally charged at £5 a session but members of the free B&Q Club get them free.

To become a member, simply click here to register online (you'll be sent a confirmation email with your membership code in). If you're already a member, you don't have to re-register.

I know in our local B&Q the classes have been fully booked every Saturday and Sunday, but that's not been the case at them all so it's worth checking out if you're after some activities for the last two weekends of August.

Disney Cars 2 Sit and Play Activity Tray £7.99 Delivered @ Argos

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 19 August, 2014 at 9:50 pm

Disney Cars 2 Sit and Play Activity Tray £7.99 Delivered @ ArgosArgos are selling the Disney Cars 2 Sit and Play Activity Tray for £7.99 delivered. They're no available for store collection, it's home delivery only. I see that as a plus, personally!

This tray turns into a table, but as a tray can also be packed away again, which is fabulous. I'm interested to know how the containment and confinement of craft supplies to the activity tray translates in real life to keeping everything together and not all over the house, but we can but try, right?!

The Cars Sit and Play Activity Tray has built in pockets for art materials and toys and a surface area for drawing and play. I love that it's more than just a tray too though, and actually includes the sit and play activity tray, 15 artistic sheets, 6 markers, 1 pair of scissors, 2 stencils, 8 crayons, a glitter glue, and two sticker sheets - it's a whole crafty session ready made.

At this price I think it's a brilliant gift, fab to take away on holiday or to the grand parents house, and just nice to keep little ones busy in their own space for a while.

What do you think?

Thanks to ashmac at HUKD

Disney Cars, Rapunzel Or Jake Duvet Sets £9.95 Delivered @ The Disney Store

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 19 August, 2014 at 9:28 pm

Disney Cars, Rapunzel Or Jake Duvet Sets £9.95 Delivered @ The Disney StoreThe Disney Store has a sale on Disney's Cars, Rapunzel or Jake and the Neverland Pirates duvet sets, selling them for £5. There's also Mickey and Minnie Mouse sets available for £9.99. You will need to factor in the £4.95 delivery charge, but it's still a pretty good price for these much loved characters.

These single children's bed sets consist of a duvet cover and pillow case, and have a plain pattern on the reverse. They come in a zip-up plastic bag with a carry handle and are machine washable.

They are 50% cotton and 50% polyester.

Jake and the Neverland Pirates also comes with a cushion shaped like a parrot - something every young buccaneer wants, obviously.

As is always the case with The Disney Store, their shipping is so high that the product has to be good value to make it worth it. The reviewers on these were very happy with the product, thought some mentioned they are better value for money on sale due to the high postage cost. And that was when they were £15, so at £5, they're excellent value.

Thanks to doodygirl at HUKD

BodyCon Dress £8.19 Delivered / Maxi Dresses £23.49 Delivered @ FD Avenue

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 19 August, 2014 at 9:06 pm

BodyCon Dress £8.19 Delivered / Maxi Dresses £23.49 Delivered @ FD Avenue

FD Avenue have women's clothes from under £5. Use the code FD15 to take 15% off your order too, whether sale items, under £5 or full price, there seems to be no restrictions.

As mums we often let our own wardrobes lapse while we make an effort to make sure our kids don't look like street urchins. Add to that the nightmare that is going clothes shopping with two toddlers in tow, and the mere thought of trying on outfits while my youngest insists on opening the door and running off is enough to put me off clothes shopping for a few years yet, so great on-line finds are always a win for me!

And then when there's an 'under £5'* section I get really excited because I tell myself I can get a feel for the quality and fit of a brand without spending a fortune, so I'm loving FD Avenue right now.

They have BodyCon dress/tops for £8.19 delivered - pair 'em with some leggings and you're set for the autumn - and maxi dresses for £23.49 delivered, if you want to still eek out a few weeks of summer.

If you're planning ahead they also have celebrity look-alike party dresses* from £9.99.

If you don't like it and want to return it, just let them know and send it back within 14 days.

PlayPennies Exclusive: Free Delivery With £10 Spend @ The Book People

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 19 August, 2014 at 8:40 pm

PlayPennies Exclusive: Free Delivery With £10 Spend @ The Book PeopleThe Book People are offering PlayPennies readers an exclusive free delivery offer when you spend £10. On their website they'll tell you you need to spend £25 to qualify for free delivery, but use the code below and you can bag your books for free with a £10 spend. (The code AFCHILD takes 10% off your order too, and can be stacked with the code below)

Click here to browse the selection at The Book People*

  • Discount: Free Delivery
  • Minimum Spend: £10
  • Expires 31 August 2014
  • Promotion Code: AFPENNY

With this discount code you can save yourself £3.95 on book sets, like for example The Read With Biff, Chip and Kipper 25 book set* which will cost you £14 delivered.

Julia Donaldson's book set* is still on offer at £9.99, which means you miss out on free delivery, but if you add one of the £1 books currently on offer*, you save yourself £2.95 and have another book for your shelf.

For Mr Men and Little Miss* fans there's a story treasury of 10 stories for £10.39, delivered.

For this and other The Book People Promotion Codes, check out our voucher section.

PlayPennies Exclusive: Free Delivery With £10 Spend @ The Book People