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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!

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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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Buzzing Brains Rocking Horse £25.49 @ Kiddicare

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 12 September, 2014 at 10:24 pm

Buzzing Brains Rocking Horse £25.49 @ KiddicareKiddicare are selling this gorgeous Buzzing Brains Rocking Horse for £22.50, a beautiful price for such a lovely horse! With postage it's £25.49, which is still a bargain, especially if the £75.00 is true.

Giddy up, partner! this Rocking Horse will make your little cowboy or cowgirl feel like they're the real deal, herding cattle and chasing Indians in the Old West or just having a jolly giddy up . The exciting movements and sounds sound realistic and make playtime even more fun!

The features on this little beauty include a sturdy, wooden rocker, and a squeeze-ear to hear over 10 seconds of galloping and neighing sounds. If you squeeze the other ear you hear a quicker clip of neighing sounds. The mouth moves when the ears are squeezed for a more realistic appearance and the horse is covered with soft, brown fur.

This is going to be a fabulous gift for a little person.

Thanks to BuzzDuraband at HUKD

Babies R Us Purely Simple Electric Steriliser £4.96 @ Babies R Us

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 12 September, 2014 at 9:24 pm

Babies R Us Purely Simple Electric Steriliser £4.96 @ Babies R UsBabies R Us  has on sale an electric steriliser for just £4.96. It's not available for delivery, so this is only of for those who can collect in store, but you can reserve it online now. 

(There is also a Purely Simple Microwave Steriliser for £4.96, which is available for delivery, but with Babies R Us the delivery fee kind of kills the good offer, so if you can pick it up, it's worth doing.)

The Babies R Us Electric Steam Steriliser features 10 minute sterilising cycle for baby feeding bottles and nursing accessories.

This steriliser holds up to four Babies R Us bottles, and sterilises in 10 minute cycles. The set also comes with teat tongs. It only has one review, but that's a five star review. 

The review says, "Fantastic value for money. It does what it says on the box, and that's all I need."

At the price, I'd say it sounds like a great buy!

Thanks to honeypotpie at HUKD

Hoppity Hoot - Nursery Tidy £3 @ Mamas & Papas

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 12 September, 2014 at 8:34 pm

Hoppity Hoot - Nursery Tidy £3 @ Mamas & PapasMamas and Papas have a pretty good sale on at the moment, with up to 50% off on selected furniture. One of the items on sale is this Hoppity Hoot nursery tidy reduced from (who ever paid that!) £16 to £3. Delivery from Mamas and Papas is £4.95, unless you spend over £50, then it's free - but you can also collect for free from a store.

Designed with a gorgeous mix of bright prints and felt appliqué details, this nursery tidy is both eye-catching and practical, providing a handy storage solution for your little one's room. Perfect for keeping favourite toys, muslins, wipes etc. close to hand and can easily be attached with the fabric ties.

This strikes me as being relatively small, so it's not a toy tidy - it's for a bag of wipes, somewhere to keep soft toys, and maybe a spare dummy or whatever you might want to get hold of at night without having to switch a light on to find it.

It's a really good price though, so if it's your kind of thing, it's worth grabbing, especially if you can collect it.

Disney Frozen Wellies Preorder £13.98 Delivered @ Sports Direct

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 12 September, 2014 at 8:00 pm

Disney Frozen Wellies Preorder £13.98 Delivered @ Sports DirectSports Direct will be selling Disney Frozen wellies for £9.99, reduced from £19.99, apparently, though I can't see they were ever sold for that. There's a £3.99 delivery fee too.

These are on PRE-ORDER right now, and when they're in stock on Monday they'll be sent out. It's worth noting though that if you order more than just the wellies, your whole order will be held until it's all ready. (Apparently they won't be dispatched until the end of November, in time for Christmas, but I can't see this anywhere formally written!)

These wellies are waterproof, and have a moulded sole, and traction lugs for wading through all those muddy puddles. They have a synthetic upper and sole, and textile lining.

They have the Frozen sisters on one side, and Olaf on the other, and will be loved by fans of the story.

And if Frozen's not your thing, there's also Jake and the Neverland Pirates, Mickey Mouse and Disney Princesses.

Thanks to Amy on Playpennies facebbook page

Disney Store Half Price Sale Instore & Online

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 12 September, 2014 at 6:45 pm

Disney Store Half Price Sale Instore & OnlineThe Disney Store has a half price sale on at the moment and while loads of items are out of stock already  - it's Disney, what do we expect, eh? - there's still a lot to choose from with prices starting from £1.39.

This is a great sale for stocking fillers and small gifts, definitely.

There's a set of Tinkerbell cutlery - my kids have this and it's fabulous quality, goes through the dishwasher fine, and is easy to hold and eat from - for £2.49, (the Cars version is sold out). On the theme of Tinkerbell there's also a melamine plate for £1.99 instead of £4, and a placemat for the same price.

Mickey Mouse also features for the same price and there's a 64-piece puzzle for £2.39.

In clothing there's Simba character shoes for size 0 - 12 months for £3.99 and Sully character shoes in the same sizes for £2.99.

There's a £4.95 delivery fee, but if you buy enough of the small things, hopefully it'll be worth it for you!

Thanks to mummyfor2angels at HUKD

Model Makers Trucks/Diggers £1 @ ASDA

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 11 September, 2014 at 10:13 pm

Model Makers Trucks/Diggers £1 @ ASDAASDA is selling Model Makers Trucks and Diggers for £1 each. There's good and bad here though, so read on.

The good is that these are a brilliant price. At £1, they're substantially less than elsewhere - for example Amazon, where they are £6.97.  Delivery is free from ASDA though, or you can collect in store too.

The bad here is that ASDA have the Model Makers Trucks and Diggers both, but the labels and pictures are the wrong way around so when you order the truck you may or may not get the truck, or the digger, or if you order the digger you may or may not get the truck. I guess the best option here is to order one of each, and return the one you don't want, or gift it to someone else, or save it for later. At the price it's worth the gamble.

The model kits come with everything you'll need, I believe, and you can build the motorized model, then have fun with puzzles and games. There's no need for glue, and with simple step-by-step instructions, you will enjoy hours of model-making fun.

2 Piece Pure Cotton Crocodile Bodysuit & Crawlers Outfit £2.99 @ M&S

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 11 September, 2014 at 9:50 pm

2 Piece Pure Cotton Crocodile Bodysuit & Crawlers Outfit £2.99 @ M&SM&S are selling this cute little 2-piece pure cotton crocodile & crawlers outfit for £2.99. There's free click and collect from your local store, or £3.50 delivery, so obviously being able to pick it up makes it a pretty good offer.

This is such a sweet little outfit, don't you think? 

It's a two piece set, with long sleeves, a bodysuit with popper fastening and a pair of crawlers with elasticated waist, a spot print and integral feet to help keep little ones from slipping. It's 100% cotton, which is nice too.

The anti-slip feet are probably not all that appropriate at this age, but if you have an early crawler they should at least get a bit of resistance, which is helpful. 

It's still available in sizes newborn, 1 month, 0-3 months and 3 - 6 months, and would look really cute on a little one, especially with that smiley bottom. Too cute.

Kids Snow Boots Caribou Junior Kid's Snow Boots £4.99 @ Amazon/Mountain Warehouse

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 11 September, 2014 at 9:02 pm

Kids Snow Boots Caribou Junior Kid's Snow Boots £4.99 @ Amazon/Mountain WarehouseBoth Amazon and Mountain Warehouse are selling kids snow boots in black and purple for £4.99 reduced from £24.99. On Amazon delivery is £1.99, while on Mountain Warehouse it's £4.50, unless you spend over £50 in which case it's free, or £2.50 if you click and collect to store.

So as you can see from the above, Mountain Warehouse are selling the Caribou boots in sizes 6, 7, 8 and 9, unless you want a size 4, then it's listed separately.

Amazon are selling the same boots in the same sizes.

If you're only buying the one pair of shoes, it's going to be cheaper at Amazon, but if you're buying more and spending over £50, head to Mountain Warehouse for the cheaper final price.

Thanks to katrinacarney at HUKD

Disney Frozen 2015 Calendar £5 Delivered @ The Works

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 11 September, 2014 at 8:20 pm

Disney Frozen 2015 Calendar £5 Delivered @ The WorksThe Works is selling a Disney Frozen 2015 Calendar for £5, reduced from £8.99. Use the code FREEDEL for free delivery with no minimum spend, meaning your whole spend on this item is £5. Karen is our in-house Frozen expert and she had hers delivered today and says it's totally worth the £5.

This was available, sold out and has become available again, and now with free delivery, it's sure to go out of stock really quickly, so grab it while it's hot.

The much awaited 2015 official Disney Frozen calendar, packed with all of your favourite characters including Elsa, Anna, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven.

This is a 30.5 x 30.5 calendar so it's just a bit bigger than an A4 page.

I guess if you know what this is there's little I can tell you about it, so head on over there and grab one while it's still in stock.

Thanks to dianneNE at HUKD

Glitch! Red Kite Hello Ernest Cosi Cot Set Blue 4p @ Tesco

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 10 September, 2014 at 10:43 pm

Glitch! Red Kite Hello Ernest Cosi Cot Set Blue 4p @ Tesco

*These are now OOS online for some people but it will be dependent on your location. It's definitely worth trying your local as we've had a few messages tonight from people letting us know they've grabbed these for 4p!!

Tesco is selling the The Red Kite Cosi Cot 4 piece blue bear bedding set includes a 4 tog quilt, padded bumper, fleece blanket and flat sheet for 4p. It's currently £24 at Tesco Direct*, so we do not expect it to last very long. Apparently you can collect in store too, nationally.

The set is made from polyester, with soft appliqué and embroidered detailing and a blue bear design.

Disney Frozen Stand Up Cup Cake Toppers £1.99 Delivered @ Amazon

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 10 September, 2014 at 10:08 pm

Disney Frozen Stand Up Cup Cake Toppers £1.99 Delivered @ AmazonAmazon are selling these Disney Frozen Stand Up Cake Toppers for £1.99 delivered for 24. Read on though, as there are a few bits you need to know!

I love that these stand up. It makes them quite unique from other cake toppers. Reading through the reviews, however, I want you to know the negatives people mention, so you're not disappointed!

  • Firstly, you have to cut them out yourself. They don't come pre-cut. They are small and fiddly, and it can take some time to cut them out like the ones in the picture. (I don't think anything stops you from just cutting them out roughly around the edges though.)
  • Some people have mentioned that the picture must have mini cupcakes in as the toppers aren't quite as large as they look.
  • A few people have also complained that the pictures aren't as clear as they are here. Others have said they are brilliant. It's only £1.99 though, so I reckon worth a try.

Those are the negatives. However.... it's cupcake toppers. It's Disney Frozen cupcake toppers and it's something different to the usual.

By the way, there's also Halloween* stand up toppers, Lego* themed stand up toppers, Jake and the Neverland* toppers and Muppets* too!

Adidas Classic Toddler Trainers Size 4 & 5 £5 @ Very

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 10 September, 2014 at 9:26 pm

Adidas Classic Toddler Trainers Size 4 & 5 £5 @ Very

Very are selling Adidas Classic toddler Trainers in size 4 and 5 for just £5, reduced from £18. There's free collection, or £3.95 standard delivery. If you're a first time customer there's 10% off with the code 4JLNY or there's also a free gift offer, if you use the code 4JU9Q you'll get a free 5 pack of nail files, no matter how little you spend.

As I said, these are unfortunately only available in sizes 4 & 5 for toddlers. They are said to be perfect for running around the playground at nursery as well as general everyday wear. They feature strap fastening for easy on/off, and the signature Adidas three stripe logo on the side and a durable sole.

The reviews on these are really promising too, especially for the price. Parents seem to like that they can get dirty as they "clean up lovely and will last". That's pretty much all you can ask of a kids shoe!

Disney Frozen Junior Duvet Set £12 @ ASDA

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 10 September, 2014 at 8:45 pm

Disney Frozen Junior Duvet Set £12 @ ASDA

There's a new Disney Frozen Junior Duvet style at ASDA for £12, nice if you're after something  little different.

As is the norm with ASDA you can have it delivered for £2.95, but if you have it delivered to store that's free of charge.

This Polycotton bed set features Elsa, Anna and Olaf, and includes a duvet cover and pillow case.  It fits a junior, toddler or  cot bed. There's also a co-ordinating fleece, cushion, curtains and rug available to buy separately.

If you have a little Frozen fan on your hands, it could be quite nice to have a different duvet set that you can either alternate to keep the excitement fresh, or the bedding clean, whichever box you tick.  And it's Frozen and doesn't totally break the bank, either!

What do you think of this bed set then?

The Very Hungry Caterpillar: Book and Toy Gift Set £3.30 @ WH Smith (Expired)

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 9 September, 2014 at 10:09 pm

The Very Hungry Caterpillar: Book and Toy Gift Set £3.30 @ WH Smith (Expired)The Very Hungry Caterpillar Book and Toys Set is £3 at WH Smith at the moment, and delivery is £2.99. You can have it delivered to a local store though, which is free.

Eric Carle's classic tale teaches children about numbers, days of the week and time as the newly hatched (and very hungry!) caterpillar munches his way through die-cut pages. This delightful gift set contains a sturdy board book edition of this bestselling picture book and an adorable soft toy.

Not a huge lot else you need to know about the set, I think! At this price it's a brilliant little stocking filler, or school friend gift.

The toy is suitable for 2 year olds (and up), but it doesn't say why, specifically.

This is a really lovely little gift set, and fans of the story will love snuggling up with their own little caterpillar.

Mums Planners From £2 Delivered @ The Works

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

Mums Planners From £2 Delivered @ The WorksThe Works is selling a couple of mum, or family planners, from £2 and if you use the code FREEDEL you'll get it delivered free too.

Mum's Planner is the calendar that you can't live without! Every page features a grid with five columns across the top (one for each family member) and the days of the month running down the left-hand side.

You can write in each person's daily activities, so it's easy to see who's doing what with just a glance and the planner includes selected public holidays, special events and religious celebrations.

I particularly like the take along version though, with a week to view diary, monthly and yearly forward planners, ribbon bookmark and contact section, the planner begins on the 1st of August 2014 and finishes on the 31st of July 2015, and it's great for taking along in your hand bag so you can actually get play dates and reminders in your planner immediately - I don't know about you, but slips of paper are long gone by the time we get home!

For this and other coupon codes from The Works visit our vouchers page!

£8 Discount With £25 Spend on Babywear @ Tesco F&F

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 9 September, 2014 at 9:16 pm

£8 Discount With £25 Spend on Babywear @ Tesco F&FTesco have a £5 off £25 spend offer right now, where - as it says really - you can take £5 off when you spend £25 on baby wear. That's especially good if you use it on sale items.  Everything in the picture above came to exactly £20, when I selected free pick up from store. There's additional for delivery, £3.95 as usual. While this is an automatic reduction you can use the £3 off £10 code on babywear and receive £8 off in total when you spend £25. The code you need to add at checkout for the extra discount is FFBABY3.

You don't need a discount code for this one - just put more than £25 worth of stuff in your basket and it'll automatically update once you've signed in.

In the sale you'll find baby regulars like burp cloths, boys and girls t-shirts and joggers (seriously. For babies. That may or may not have made me laugh out loud!)

There are multi-packs of two or three items and little dress up outfits (one, at least.) Loads to look at and choose from, and a pretty good bargain if you're looking to size up.

Thanks to noellereuben and Bunny_Boiler at HUKD