Lego Duplo Jake & The Never Land Pirates Hideout £11.98 Delivered @ Amazon

by Nada in Comps on 15 September, 2014 at 9:46 am

Lego Duplo Jake & The Never Land Pirates Hideout £11.98 Delivered @ Amazon

You have got to love Amazon when they throw out little treats like this. The Lego Duplo Jake and the Never Land Pirates Hideout play set. It's only £11.98 including Amazon's FREE Super Saver delivery. It is currently selling at Asda for £15.03, Debenhams for £20 and Hobbycraft for £20. Sets like this always go down a treat with little ones and at this price adults too.

The Disney Channel seems to have some hypnotic powers. I bet if your little tot has clapped eyes on Jake and the Never Land Pirates that they are obsessed with it. If that is the case, then become a legend a buy them this cute Lego Duplo set.

So what are you getting for your £11.98? Two Lego Duplo figures (Izzy & Cubby), a mixture of Duplo bricks including cool transparent ones, a rotating lookout tower, palm tree, slide, flagpole and flag. Plenty to keep your little one occupied for a good wee while.

You will always hear me raving about Lego Duplo, Mega Bloks etc, that's because kids love them but you can add to them. They're not going to play with it once and then get bored.  Get on over and have a gander, see what you think.

Thanks to kennykipling @ HUKD

Newborn Crochet Fancy Dress From £3.88 @ Amazon

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 14 September, 2014 at 9:11 pm

Newborn Crochet Fancy Dress From £3.88 @ AmazonAmazon seller AccessoryStation is selling a range of baby crochet fancy dress, perfect for newborn photography or, dare I say it Halloween fancy dress with prices from £3.88 with free delivery.

Not all the team are in agreement over this one, but I think it's pretty cute. I can just see the newborn photos already. What's not to love. It's Anne Geddes, at home. Kind of.

There's a lady bird outfit for £3.88, or a Hungry Caterpillar for £5.29. If you prefer animals to insects, there's a giraffe for £5.59, a bear for £4.48 and a fox for £5.55.

The little mermaid is £7.01, and the Minnie Mouse outfit is £5.99 but whichever you prefer, delivery is free.

I also like that the seller has good feedback, so you can buy with relative confidence.

Do feel free to send us any pics that may result from purchases here - I'd love to prove my point ;)

Annas Book Of Secrets £3.52 Delivered @ The Book Depository

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 14 September, 2014 at 8:26 pm

Annas Book Of Secrets £3.52 Delivered @ The Book Depository

The Book Depository are selling Anna's Book of Secrets for £3.52 and there's free delivery too.

This is a really sweet idea. It's from Disney Frozen, if the name Anna doesn't automatically take you there, and features the younger of the sisters.

Apparently this book includes the story and gives the reader space to write their own wishes and dreams, and they can keep photos safe in this special book of secrets.

Follow Anna on her epic journey through the Winter wonderland of Frozen, then fill in your best memories and your favourite things and use your key to lock them away!

For £3.99 you can't really go wrong, and I figure it would make a lovely gift or fab stocking filler in a few months' time.

Resident Frozen expert, Karen, says this is a lovely book, thick, padded and well made. High praise indeed.

Thanks to proudmammy at HUKD

10 Everyday Tasks That Drive Us Bonkers

by Lucy Sweet in Features on 14 September, 2014 at 7:50 pm

10 Everyday Tasks That Drive Us Bonkers

Recent research from Bird’s Eye has claimed that mothers do 42 tedious, grinding, drudge-ridden tasks a day. Is it any wonder we’re feeling a bit run down? Could that be the reason we can hardly concentrate on whether Chetna’s Kugleflop has the right kind of sponge layers to hold the crème patissiere on Bake Off? Or why we can’t finish a book, or a sentence or a…Sorry, lost my thread there.

Anyway, here’s a breakdown of the top 10 tasks that Mums always seem to end up doing, according to the survey. They might not seem like a big deal on the surface, but dig a bit deeper and you’ll see why they might be making us go a bit loopy…

Click here to read more...

Celebaby: Kimberley Walsh Gives Birth To A Baby Boy!

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Celebaby on 14 September, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Celebaby: Kimberley Walsh Gives Birth To A Baby Boy!

Kimberley Walsh has welcomed her baby boy into the world. Like all celebs seem to do these days, she announced her tot's arrival took to Twitter to announce the tot's arrival, tweeting:

"Our beautiful baby boy Bobby arrived yesterday afternoon 04/09/14 he's perfect"

Hello magazine reports:

"Kimberley Walsh and her partner of ten years Justin Scott are overjoyed after the birth of their baby boy, named Bobby."

"Her bandmates wasted no time in sending their congratulations." 

"Cheryl Fernandez-Versini replied to Kimberley's tweet with: "He really is, he's perfect!" while her tweet included lots of smiley face emojis. "

Kimberley hasn't yet shared a pic of her bundle of joy - we await the magazine interview and glam photo shoot which must be imminent - but what she did share was a mega cute pic of some home-baking that her mother seems to have supplied to help keep the new mum's energy up, complete with baby Bobby's name spelled out on top.

Aww. Seems like someone's very proud granny.

Did you have doting relatives foisting food on you after you gave birth? I reckon cooking a home-made meal is just about the loveliest thing you can do for new parents, and I have very gooey memories of being well fed and feeling seriously loved after the birth of each of my kids. How about you?

Lego Duplo Creative Ice Cream Set £9.77 @ Tesco Direct/Asda

by Nada in Deals on 14 September, 2014 at 11:13 am

Lego Duplo Creative Ice Cream Set £9.77 @ Tesco Direct/Asda

We always find plenty of Mega Bloks sets reduced, but here's a Lego Duplo Creative Ice Cream set for only £9.77 at Tesco and Asda Direct. Debenhams, Boots and Toys R Us sell it for £13+, so this is a good price. If you have a little one and your starting to think about Christmas then perhaps, it's worth having a looky at this.

Lego Duplo is suitable for small children aged one and a half to five. It can be found in most nurseries, playgroups and even in the early primary school years. It's chunky and is great for little hands with limited dexterity. Construction toy sets like this one are just fab for firing up imagination from a young age.

With this particular Lego Duplo Creative Ice Cream Set, your small fry can make their very own ice cream from the chunky building blocks. Not only will they be using their heads to build and make but this toy has a role play element to it too.  It comes with three ice cream cones, six coloured tops and bricks.

This Lego Duplo Creative Ice Cream set can be collected for free from both Asda or Tesco. To have it delivered costs £2.95 at Asda or £3 from Tesco.

Kids' Clothing Up To 75% Off Starting From £1.99 @ GAP

by Nada in Deals on 14 September, 2014 at 10:55 am

Kids' Clothing Up To 75% Off Starting From £1.99 @ GAP

Are you a fan of GAP but find them a touch too pricey? If the answer to that is yes then today is your lucky day. GAP Kids have an up to 75% of sale on, and items start at only £1.99. Most of it is the last of the summer stock but there's pieces that would be wearable all year round. There's reductions on maternity wear* too, so if you are in need of some then check that out.

I like GAP, and I find their clothing of good quality. I have always thought them to be too expensive when compared to other high street clothing brands. I tend to stock up when they have a sale on. This sale has plenty to offer, read on to find out what goodies I have found for you.

For boys, these 1969 straight jeans* are a fantastic buy at only £7.99, these had been £19.95. What a reduction! They are absolutely fine for the winter and I will be buying a pair for my eldest to go with his new winter boots. I found this fleece scarf* at only £2.99 that was originally £7.95.

And for the girls, the Fairisle sweater in the picture above is just so meant for the lead up to Christmas. It's just so pretty. It's now only £9.99 and had been £22.95. The windbreaker in the Starry design is so lovely that I wish they had it in my size. It was selling for £29.95 and is now only £14.99.

Unfortunately, GAP are a bit behind with the times and there's no store collection available,however, delivery is at £4. Sizes available across the whole kids clothing range span from four to thirteen years old, so their something for everyone. Why not take a look, who knows what bargains you might find?

Striped Single Duvet Cover Set £3 @ Tesco Direct

by Nada in Deals on 14 September, 2014 at 9:27 am

Striped Single Duvet Cover Set £3 @ Tesco Direct

When children outgrow character bedding, it can be hard to find something that's not too grown up. This striped single duvet cover and matching pillowcase is just the ticket. It's pretty and fresh looking, but young enough for a pre-teen or young adult. Here's the best bit, it's half price and is now only £3.  Cheers Tesco Direct!

Whether it's for a child's room or the spare room, this striped single duvet set with matching pillowcase from Tesco Direct. The stripe pattern is made from soft versions of colours from the rainbow. I must admit I think this is superb value for the price.

The material composition is 50% cotton and 50% polyester. Which means that this can be not only machine washed but tumble dried too. Thank goodness, with the rainy cold weather looming there's very slim chance of hanging bedding out without it coming back in even more wet.

At this price I wouldn't imagine these would last long. If you want one just get it ordered, you can even collect yours for free from your local Tesco store. If collection doesn't suit you then have it delivered for £3.

Thanks to jullie7 @ HUKD

Usborne Big Book of Drawing, Doodling & Colouring for Girls £3.99 @ Amazon

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Deals on 14 September, 2014 at 8:00 am

Usborne Big Book of Drawing, Doodling & Colouring for Girls £3.99 @ Amazon

I do so love a decent colouring book - for the kids, you understand... keeps 'em occupied for literally hours! And right now the Usborne Big Book of Drawing, Doodling & Colouring for Girls is on special offer at Amazon, priced at just £3.99, reduced from £14.99.

I don't know who determines why this is for girls, but the version for boys is also on special offer, down to £3.99.

These make great stocking fillers at Christmas, or you could invest in a few and turn them into an arty little doodling bundle that would make a great birthday gift, along with some colouring pencils.

The reviews are great, too. Here's a fairly typical one:

"I love this book. It's full of interest. I could spend ages on it myself if only the kids would let me have a go."

Delivery from Amazon is free if you spend £10 or more, so it's probably worth buying several if you can spare the cash and can think of happy recipients to lavish them on.

 

With thanks to kiera123 @HUKD

Disney Frozen Magic Scribbler £2.99 Delivered @ Amazon

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 13 September, 2014 at 10:33 pm

Disney Frozen Magic Scribbler £2.99 Delivered @ Amazon

Amazon have an offer you can't really turn down. It's a Frozen Magic Scribbler and it's selling for £2.99, with free delivery. You know how much any Frozen fans will love it, and for less than £4, it's a no-brainer, really. Also, it's unlikely to stay in stock very long at all!

Okay, so this is one of those fab deals where I can really not tell you very much about it, and rather than waste your time on trying to tell you what Disney Frozen is, I'll let you get to the buying, (assuming if you're still reading, this is something you're interested in!)

A 'magic scribbler' is a drawing board with metal shavings under the 'page' and a magnetic pen that pulls them up to the surface to 'draw' your picture.

You then wipe it away and start again - mess free, fuss free, pick-up free art, and perfect for travel. Great if you're heading anywhere nice during half term!

Thanks to Sam on PlayPennies Facebook

Freebie! Play Donkey Kong Online

by Luschka van Onselen in Freebies on 13 September, 2014 at 10:07 pm

Freebie! Play Donkey Kong OnlineThis isn't a deal, and rather than money saving it's time wasting, but it's such a throwback to childhood, we thought we'd share it with you. If you were a kid who spent hours in an arcade in your younger days, you'll remember this Donkey Kong game.

It's free to play online, and it made us smile!

Enjoy!

Thomas And Friends My First Sit and Ride £14.13 @ Amazon

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 13 September, 2014 at 9:58 pm

Thomas And Friends My First Sit and Ride £14.13 @ AmazonAmazon are selling the Thomas and Friends My First Ride On for £14.13, reduced from £19.99. It's a lovely little ride on for little people, and is aptly called My First Ride-On.

There are really mixed reviews on this product, with some people loving it and some saying it is really poor quality. We have one of them, and we've had no complaints with it at all. If/when the stickers come loose, it's nothing a little glue can't fix, and the toy itself is particularly good for indoor days.

It's small enough that it can be stored away without being in the way, and the wheels, while a bit noisy if you're not on carpet, don't scratch the floors or anything.

There's a back rest for support, and an anti-tip feature, which is useful. There's also under seat storage, which is a winner for little ones who like carrying treasures around.

There's a removable play phone, which the little ones love. What is it with play phones? They just love playing with that, and the fun squeaker will keep going long after it starts getting on your nerves.

It's a lovely little gift for any Thomas fan and a perfect way to burn off some energy on indoor days - just make sure to not have anything breakable at toddler level!

Shhhh! Smyths Toys 20% Off Coming Soon

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 13 September, 2014 at 9:30 pm

Shhhh! Smyths Toys 20% Off Coming SoonWe hear via the grapevine that Smyths Toy* sale will be coming up next week, starting on 19 September both in store and online.

We don't know yet what will or won't be included in the sale, though based on past experience, we expect that it won't include computer games, but will include bicycles.

Last year the website crashed when the sale went  live, and we have heard stories of people queuing down the street and filling two or three trolleys with goodies for Christmas, birthdays and so on, so what we do know is that it will be popular, busy and you'll have to be very, very quick.

Keep an eye out here though, as we hear more, you'll be the first to know!

Follow PlayPennies on Facebook and Twitter to be sure to get the updates as they happen.

Kids Cinema For Sunday

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 13 September, 2014 at 8:50 pm

Kids Cinema For SundayI love taking my kids to the Cinema at the crack of dawn on a Sunday. Of course, I'd love to be sleeping in, woken to the smell of bacon and fresh bread, but since that's not going to happen anytime soon, I quite like the quiet and semi-deserted town centre as we head into the cinema, the lack of traffic, and the fact that I can get away with saying it's way too early for the super expensive pick 'n' mix sweets.

At the Odeon prices start from just £1 at selected cinemas but £2.50 seems to be the average. The movie at Odeon this week is Muppets Most Wanted, but that's subject to change, so check your local Odean at the link below.

Over at Cineworld prices start at £1.35 if you book online. They seem to have a variety of options depending on your cinema. My local is showing Free Birdsbut there's also Tinkerbell and the Pirate Fairies and Maleficent, and there's still a free Fun Pack you can pick up to compliment your movie. 

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

What you can see at the Vue cinemas seems to depend on which on is near you. All the current kids movies are showing though, and you should be able to find something you - or at least the kids - will love.

Hidden "Easter Eggs" In Disney Movies

by Luschka van Onselen in Misc on 13 September, 2014 at 7:46 pm

Hidden "Easter Eggs" In Disney MoviesWhile there's something wrong with the title of this post on M-Magazine's website - these aren't really hidden messages - the 20 Easter Eggs (an intentional inside joke, message or in the case of Disney, future character from another movie!) in these Disney movies are quite entertaining to discover. I'm sure you'll find yourself watching them a little more closely next time!

I just loved Goofy and Donald Duck attending the concert in The Little Mermaid!

Well, it's a fun way to kill 10 minutes on a Saturday night. You can thank me later.

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Kids' Clothing Starting From 99p Plus Spend Over £5 Off With £20 Spend (With Code) @ Bargain Crazy

by Nada in Deals on 13 September, 2014 at 7:00 pm

Kids' Clothing Starting From 99p Plus Spend Over £5 Off With £20 Spend (With Code) @ Bargain Crazy

Bargain Crazy is another one of those sites where you will find heaps of "junk" but have a good rout around and you will find true bargains. You know the sort you don't find very often. Thankfully, us lovely Playpennies girls have done the routing for you, keep reading to see what goodies we have found. Plus they are running these offers, spend £20 and get £5 off using code W5, or spend £40 and get £10 off with code W10, or spend £100 and get £25 off with code W25. Just enter your code at the checkout.

I absolutely LOVE finding kids clothing and shoe bargains because let's face it, we are always having to replenish them. It's not a cheap affair but it can be if you keep your eyes peeled or visit us frequently. Bargain Crazy sells catalogue clearance stock from Very and Littlewoods. Their kids clothing range starts at only 99p, not bad at all. Not to mention that they sell branded clothing and shoes too.

I found these Adidas Seeley Infant trainers* that were £40 apparently (you'd have to be nuts!) but are now only £9.99. They are only available in a size 4 and 5 but are a real good buy. For only £3.99 you can get a 7 pack of socks for girls* or boys*.  Socks are always needed and for this price, you certainly can stock up.

They sell brands like Mamas and Papas, check out this girls floral dress here*, for only £7.99. It had been £26! It would be gorgeous with thick tights and a lovely pair of leather boots for this time of year.

Do have good nosey, and see what you can find. Sizes are limited due to the nature of the site and the low prices but there's plenty of choice. Remember to use codes W5, W10 or W25, if you are spending £20, £40 or £100 and you will get extra money off. Delivery costs £3.95 no matter how many clothing items you order.

Kurio Car Mount and Adaptor £9.96 Was £24.99 @ Toys R Us

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Deals on 13 September, 2014 at 7:00 pm

Kurio Car Mount and Adaptor £9.96 Was £24.99 @ Toys R Us

If you have a Kurio tablet, this Car Mount and Adaptor is a bargain right now - it's reduced at Toys R Us and is on offer at just £9.96 instead of £24.99.

It's basically a mount which turns your Kurio tablet into an in-car entertainment device! It is suitable for all tablets from 7” to 10” and has a 360 degree rotation to show landscape or portrait views. It's reportedly stable and easy to use, and comes with rubber brackets to protect the tablet from scratches. All the ports and controls are easily accessible and the car charger is a two-in-one cable too.

Obviously this is only really of interest if you have a Kurio tablet - but if you're being pestered for a tablet for Christmas then it might be worth checking out the Kurio range on the basis that this normally pricy accessory is a steal! This 10" one is £79.96 and the reviews are generally very good.

Delivery is £4.95 or you can use the collect in store service once you've ordered it, which is free.

Celebaby: Liv Tyler Is Expecting Second Baby

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Celebaby on 13 September, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Celebaby: Liv Tyler Is Expecting Second Baby

Have you heard the news that Liv Tyler is pregnant?

She has yet to confirm the news, but People magazine reports:

"Tyler, 37, is already mom to Milo, 9, her son with ex-husband Royston Langdon."

"She is dating Dave Gardner, a British football agent and friend of David Beckham, who appeared with the soccer star in his documentary, David Beckham into the Unknown. The couple has been photographed out and about together over the past four months."

That's it, then - it 's practically inevitable that Victoria Beckham will be asked to be the baby's godmother!

Judging by what Liv has had to say about pregnancy in the past, she seems to find the whole process weirdly fascinating.  She has said:

"It gives you this sense and this feeling of timelessness, this sort of evolution of man and what a miracle it is that you get pregnant at all. It’s not like you take a special pill and this pill makes the baby grow. The baby just grows, without your even doing anything but breathing and sleeping and eating. That is an amazing feeling. You feel so proud of your body.”

Aw, bless. She's clearly not a Hyperemesis Gravidarum sufferer like poor old Kate!

Clair De Lune Toy Shop Blue Moses Basket £17.99 @ Kiddicare

by Nada in Deals on 13 September, 2014 at 11:39 am

Clair De Lune Toy Shop Blue Moses Basket £17.99 @ Kiddicare

Are you on the lookout for a Moses Basket, or perhaps you know someone who is. We have found a really great deal on one. Kiddicare have the Clair De Lune Toy Shop Moses basket for only £17.99. I don't think I have ever seen one this cheap before. For this very same one, you would be looking at £40+ elsewhere.

There's nothing cuter than a tiny little newborn all nestled into a pretty Moses basket. This Clair De Lune Toy Shop one is no exception. It's blue so would probably be preferable for a baby boy, however it's not overly boyish. The basket itself is hand crafted using natural palm leaves. This lovely baby bed comes with a reversible coverlet.

The fabric on this wonderfully priced Moses basket has a toy shop theme, with patterns of rocking horses, spinning tops, drums and kites. Now, it doesn't come with a stand but many don't. If you do need a stand then pop down to your local Home Bargains as I have seen them for £15 numerous times in there.

Delivery for this Clair De Lune toy shop Moses basket is £2.99 or spend £29.99 and get it delivered for free.

My First Toddler Anna Doll £24.99 (Was £29.99) @ Argos

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Deals on 13 September, 2014 at 11:23 am

My First Toddler Anna Doll £24.99 (Was £29.99) @ Argos

The My First Toddler Anna doll is £24.99 at Argos right now, down from the usual price of £29.99.

It's the same price at Smyths Toys but depending on where you live, it might be easier to get to a branch of Argos to take advantage of their free click and collect in store service. If not, delivery from Argos is £3.95.

I hate to admit this but Frozen fever never really hit my house. My boys enjoyed the movie but that's about as far as their Frozen fervour goes. Still, I'm contemplating investing in one of these dolls for when my little lady gets acquainted with the movie in years to come. How cool will it be to have a retro dolly stashed away for when they're even more impossible to come by?!

This Anna doll seems to come with an Olaf the enchanted snowman figure and a pink hand-held mirror, but do note that it's not suitable for children under three years of age.

If Elsa is the doll you're after she's still £29.99 at Argos but you'll find her over at Smyths for £24.99 with free delivery when you spend £29.99 or more.