Thursday, 22 December 2016

Trend UK Toyd #Review





Trends UK was formed in 2002 by a small number of toy industry professionals who wanted to rescue an old British toy company that had gone into liquidation. Slowly but surely they built the business back up with ranges of science and nature toys and that formed the backbone of the new company.

Since then the team has expanded to 13 and so has the number of brands. Today Trends UK is one of a number of small but vibrant businesses in the UK toy industry, providing local sales and marketing expertise to a number of international companies and bringing exciting and innovative products to the market. In addition we continue to design and develop our own ideas and hope that consumers will share our enthusiasm for science toys and for hi-tech robots, plush, creative play as well.

We was sent a number of Trends UK toys to review and give our honest opinions of what we thought about them.

Firstly we was sent Shopkins cupcake café which is one of children's top craze toys this year and probably on every little girls Christmas list to Santa. My 6 year old Daughter is a huge fan of Shopkins and loved testing this one out with the help of her big sister Michaela. They both sat nicely at the table reading the instructions and put all the pieces together before having some fun and playing with it.




The Cupcake Café is a popular meeting place which comes with 175 pieces, and comes with four cute Shopkin  figures that can be separated and rebuilt. The Cupcake Café has set features real opening door, table for three, and comes with a café street sign and two-tiered gondola.

There's a wide range of Shopkin kinstructions your little one can collect to build the own Shopkins world prices vary.








Peppa's Alphaphonics Campervan




Katelyn is almost 18months and already starting to know her numbers, colours and letters which I think is very clever for her age, having older sibling is a big advantage Katelyn takes on board everything they do.
Katelyn was sent was sent the Peppa pig Alphaphonics campervan to try even though it states 3+ years we didn't let that put us of we thought we would still give it a try even if she isn't old enough.
Peppa Alphaphonics campervan has
  • 8 fun-filled spelling and word games.
  • Chunky campervan design featuring the real voice of Peppa
  • Easy to use slider and light-up keys to select different games.
  • Play 'Find the missing letter', 'Which word starts with the letter…?' and other learning games.
  • Helps children with hand to eye co-ordination and vocabulary skills.
Katelyn loved listening Peppa while coping words she already knew from the while say pig when she recognised Peppa from her favourite television program.

Katelyn loved playing with Peppa's Alphaphonics Campervan its bright cheerful and colourful and robust having been dropped a good few times with Katelyn carrying it around the house. The only down side I would say is the volume doesn't go very load not to sure if it was due to the batteries going I will have to test it with some knew ones. 



Fright Factory Creature Creator

Fright Factory was tested by my eldest daughter Michaela who was overly keen to try this as she's the one who loves to create and make things. The Fright Factory Creature Creator is the ghoulish way to make your own disgusting creatures. Pour the EwwGoo into a mould, place in the chamber, and turn the crank - you'll have your very own 3D creatures in just 3 minutes. Mix the gels together to create, multi-coloured beasties, bats and skeletons. 
Firstly of all Michaela squeezed the EwwGoo in to a stencil of her choice the are three to choose from, she then placed the stencil on the chamber turned on the ultraviolet light and turned the crank which moved the light over the mould drying the EwwGoo within 3 minutes creating a rubbery creature. Michaela thought the fright factory was awesome, being able to dry gooey slimy creature with just a ultra violet light.   



We has so much fun testing Trends UK products we give all three a 10/10 for fun and learning



Disclosure: We was sent toys from Trends UK free to test and give our honest opinion  




Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Traidcraft’s gifts

If you’re looking for fun and exciting gifts for the kids this Christmas, Traidcraft’s carefully selected ethical product range, offers them in abundance. Brought to you by artisans from around the globe, the Christmas gift range offers exciting, ethical and thoughtful present ideas for your little ones that will give them something completely new to open on their favourite day of the year!
In choosing Traidcraft and showing them you care with a unique Christmas gift, you’re not just providing a fair wage; buying fair trade helps fight poverty, inequalities, bringing education and better living standards to people in the developing world.


All aboard the fair trade train


Let their imagination run wild this Christmas with this brilliant blue train. Complete with two hand-painted drivers, eight wooden passengers and a bright and colourful handcrafted carriage, this 55.5cm long train will keep your child amused for hours. A toy, created in Sri Lanka, to be treasured for years to come. Big Blue Toy Train*, £52 Code: 36048 *Not suitable for children under three years.





One of Traidcraft’s best sellers, this hand painted bus has a removable roof which reveals a wooden driver and 22 passengers. Children will have hours of imaginative playtime taking passengers for a ride. The only question is, where will you go on your first trip

ihateironing’s new laundry on-demand button



“We’re excited to be the first service on earth to clean your laundry at the push of a button” 

“A new smart home device which is set to revolutionise a busy parent’s day” 
--ihateironing’s new laundry on-demand button





ihateironing is the UK’s first on-demand dry cleaning & laundry service. The business works with a network of master dry cleaners across the UK, each with a minimum of ten years’ industry experience. Customers can place an order on the mobile friendly website, iPhone app, Android app and now the on-demand button. We serve London, Brighton, Oxford, Cambridge and Peterborough with international expansion on the horizon. ihateironing can collect, clean and deliver your laundry all within 24 hours.

We have all got a to-do list to last you till Christmas. Between dropping off the kids at school, working your high-pressure job and preparing a home-cooked dinner by 7 sharp, your plate isn’t just full--it’s overflowing. The last thing you want to do after a busy day is tackle that pile of laundry! 




ihateironing, the UK’s first on-demand dry cleaning and laundry service, has the perfect solution. The company is launching a ‘laundry on-demand’ button, which when pressed, signals a driver to pick up the whole family’s laundry and return it cleaned and beautifully pressed in 24 hours


 Not only will the service ensure a quality clean with a quick turnaround, but the device will also learn your routine and work with you to perfect your laundry experience. If you’re out of the house by 8am, the device will learn your preferred time slot and a driver will be on your doorstep before you leave for work. If Saturdays are spent indulging in precious family time out of the house, set the service to drop off your clean clothes in the evening. For laundry emergencies, simply double-click the button and a driver will be summoned to your home as soon as possible. 

Best of all, the service can be scheduled and amended at your ease with your smartphone through the ihateironing app. Life’s too short to spend it on laundry. Just click the button and we’ll take care of the rest. 





‘‘PEPPA PIG MY FIRST CINEMA EXPERIENCE’


Peppa Pig and Friends Return to the Big Screen this April in

‘PEPPA PIG MY FIRST CINEMA EXPERIENCE’





Nine Brand New Episodes and Interactive Sing-a-Long Content Offers Young Fans

One Hour of Peppa Fun Only in Cinemas



Popular TV Personalities Jo Brand and David Mitchell Voice New Characters



Fans of Entertainment One’s (eOne) hit TV show Peppa Pig will be snorting with delight as everyone’s favourite little piggy heads to cinemas nationwide in a new big-screen adventure; complete with new stories and characters. Set for release from April 7th 2017, ‘PEPPA PIG MY FIRST CINEMA EXPERIENCE’ is perfectly timed to entertain the little ones during the Easter holidays and May half term.

Join Peppa in this exciting new preschool cinema experience, with plenty of snorts, giggles and jumping up and down in muddy puddles! Leading with ‘Peppa Visits London’, the first of the never-before-seen episodes, Peppa and her friends hop on board a double-decker red bus as the Queen takes them on an unforgettable tour of iconic London landmarks including Big Ben, Tower Bridge and Trafalgar Square. The other new ‘oink-tastic’ episodes include ‘The Police, ‘Canal Boat’, ‘The Zoo’, ‘Move to the Music’ and a four-part story in which viewers will join Peppa on an Australian holiday to visit her old friend, Kylie Kangaroo.

Each of the nine brand-new episodes will be connected with never-before-seen interactive entertainment featuring live action Peppa and George characters and their friend Daisy, in her colourful new world.  Little ones (and parents too!) can join in with games as well as singing and dancing along to new versions of their favourite nursery rhymes, including The Wheels on the Bus and Row Row Your Boat in this unique new offering for preschoolers

Listen out for two familiar voices in PEPPA PIG MY FIRST CINEMA EXPERIENCE’ as David Mitchell lends his voice to Policeman Panda in the episode ‘The Police’ and Jo Brand voices Mrs. Crocodile in ‘The Zoo.’



PEPPA PIG MY FIRST CINEMA EXPERIENCE’ will be released in cinemas nationwide from 7th April 2017.

For an exclusive sneak peek, click here to watch a brand-new trailer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5nIHVhGMG0

Thursday, 8 December 2016

Infacare Ultra Mild Night-time Baby Bubble Bath #Review


I was sent a 750ml bottle of Infacare ultra mild night time baby bath to review for my 3 month old son and 18 month old daughter to give my honest opinion.
 Infacare is kind to babies' sensitive skin and creates long lasting bubbles. It is also Clinically tested and pH balanced, Infacare night-time baby bath does more than just clean gently, it helps care for your baby's skin too. Using a specially selected, safe and gentle fragrance to help baby relax in the bath.
Clinical testing proves that Infacare is gentle on the skin and is suitable for babies and children who may be prone to dry and sensitive skin which quite a few of us suffer with, I also tried Infacare for my 6 year old daughter who suffers with eczema and dry skins and cant use many high scented products on her skin, we found Infacare was very mild and didn't irritate and dry her skin out like most bubble baths
I did find it hard a times to squeeze the bottle especially when I got to the last bit other than that I can not fault it.

Infacare smells great its kind on my children skin, and produces a genres amount of bubbles which all children love in there bath id also have to put my hands up and say I love lots of bubbles in my bath. I also think the bottles a great size and good value for money and lasts a good while. 


Thursday, 10 November 2016

Halloween at Warwick castle




On the 22nd October we had a family day out at Warwick castle having not been there before this was a new experience for us. We had been talking bout going a few times but never got round to it, I was extremely excited when the opportunity to review our experience at Warwick castles Halloween spectacular. 

On the day we took a forty minute drive from our home it really wasn't that far at all and very easy to find. On arrival we was greeted by a lovely lady who gave us a map of the castle and where to pick up our tickets.  The staff at Warwick castle were very pleasant and polite to my partner and I and child friendly, there were members on the staff dressed up as characters.
We entered the castle grounds to find the Horrible history maze made up of  tall bushes, at the start there were little leaflets were the children had to collect stamps from around the maze having then found all the stamps they would then need to take it to the shop to collect their prize.

(A pop it badge prize for completing all five stamps in the Horrible History maze)

Once we found our way back out the maze we took a walk towards the castle where we saw a man shooting arrows and talk about the castles history, the children found this very entertaining. 
We then took a tour of the inside of the castle i expected it to be cold and spooky but it wasn't the rooms were warm and nicely decorated there were quite a few artefacts from many years back.


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In one room there was Henry the eighth and his wives where a member of staff was talking about the history of Henry the Eighths life and why he had so many wives.

Having taken a tour around the castle we headed back outside where we found some snack bars I thought were rather pricey for their meals having such a large family we would have been better of taking a packed lunch, other than that we had a good time the children enjoyed them selves. 

There was so much going on through out the day from 10am you could spend the whole day there which mad it worth every penny. There was story time in one part of the castle, the dungeons which was a extra cost of £9.00 but we didn't go in the dungeons as it may have been to scary for the little ones. 


Having been our first time at Warwick castle I would say it was a very good experience for myself and the children, I just think the food and drinks could be a little cheaper and if parking is a little on the expensive side at a price on £10 pounds. 
The castle its self was well looked after and he staff were very pleasant so we would give Warwick castle 
9/10


Disclosure: We received a family day out at Warwick castle in returned for our honest opinion 




Thursday, 20 October 2016

Be the first to experience Warwick castle's new Halloween spectacular this half term !





Six all new spine-tingling attractions turn
Warwick Castle into The Haunted Castle



        Half-term and Halloween hijinx for all

Horrible Histories Haunted Maze & daytime family thrills

‘Tormented’ and ‘Outbreak 1349’ for tantalising terror from 12pm

     Sleepovers in the new Knight’s Village

  Castle open until 9pm (22-31 October)

    After Dark entry from £14pp


Prepare to be scared this half-term at The Haunted Castle, returning to Warwick Castle from the 22-31 October, with six all-new thrills and spine chills.  By day, there are fun and friendly scares for all the family including the new Horrible Histories Maze, and a very different, truly terrifying, experience by night with new actor and special effects led experiences.

Ultimate thrill seekers can enter Warwick Castle After Dark, open until 9pm, when the ghastly ghouls of the Castle’s turbulent 1,100 years of history return to life.  Entry from 5pm costs just £14pp.

Family Fun By Day….
Conquer chaos in the foul and gory Horrible Histories Maze. From Terrible Tudors to Vicious Vikings, the challenge is to reorder history – thanks to Rattus Rattus, who put everything in the wrong order - and escape the maze before things go (even more) horribly wrong…

Over in the Central Courtyard, children can help the evil witches of Warwick conjure up spells in The Witches’ Tower (the Princesses have been evicted!). Little witches and wizards will delight in the all-new spellbinding story packed full of magic, witchcraft and sorcery.


Watch out for Castle characters who are always happy to share a creepy tale or two with curious guests as they explore the Castle, whilst over in The Haunted Hollows a magical garden of golden vegetables and enchanted statues holds hidden secrets.  Beware though, as darkness falls, the trail becomes more eerie!
Action packed shows set to get the adrenalin pumping include the three times-daily mighty Trebuchet Fireball Spectacular and the ferocious Halloween Fire Joust.  Hear the thunder of horses’ hooves mix with knights’ battle cries as the bravery, skill and agility of the horseback heroes is pushed to the limit in this blazing battle.
  
With so much to enjoy, families can extend their stay over two days with a sleepover in the Knight’s Village, which welcomes its first Halloween guests in 2016. The new Knight’s Village lodges are the perfect place to chill out after a busy day. They have super modern facilities, such as a wet room and TV, alongside Mediaeval-style features that reflect the Castle’s exciting past.

Not for the faint hearted and after dark…NEW FOR 2016
From 12pm daily, prepare for disturbing encounters in Tormented: new for 2016, the attraction is for only the boldest and bravest.  A troubled soul trapped with a fate far worse than death!

At 5pm, as night envelopes the Castle, the Central Courtyard falls silent for the arrival of the plague doctor, brought in to treat the grotesque, plague-ridden souls in Outbreak 1349, a knuckle-clenching live-actor experience.  The Black Death has returned to Warwick but this time contagion is instant with shocking results. Victims must struggle through the darkness to flee the infected. Sound easy? Remember, not all walls are built to keep people out!

The Spirits are rising in The Castle Dungeon putting the resident moaning monks and wicked witches even more on edge. Uncover the darkest and bloodiest aspects of the Castle’s history including tales of terror, torture and injustice from 11am daily, through live actor shows and special effects.  Over 10s only, absolutely no exceptions.

 Also, every day throughout The Haunted Castle, enjoy some lighter relief with the following:
·        Flight of the Eagles Show, twice daily
·        History tours of State Rooms and The Great Hall – spectacular and spooky
·        Towers & Ramparts
·        Time Tower

Explore Warwick Castle, where you'll be surrounded by jaw-dropping history, magic, myth and adventure!


For more information and dates go to: www.warwick-castle.com.




Be the first to experience Warwick castle's new Halloween spectacular this half term !





Six all new spine-tingling attractions turn
Warwick Castle into The Haunted Castle





·        Half-term and Halloween hijinx for all

·        Horrible Histories Haunted Maze & daytime family thrills

·        ‘Tormented’ and ‘Outbreak 1349’ for tantalising terror from 12pm
·        Sleepovers in the new Knight’s Village

·        Castle open until 9pm (22-31 October)

·        After Dark entry from £14pp


Prepare to be scared this half-term at The Haunted Castle, returning to Warwick Castle from the 22-31 October, with six all-new thrills and spine chills.  By day, there are fun and friendly scares for all the family including the new Horrible Histories Maze, and a very different, truly terrifying, experience by night with new actor and special effects led experiences.

Ultimate thrill seekers can enter Warwick Castle After Dark, open until 9pm, when the ghastly ghouls of the Castle’s turbulent 1,100 years of history return to life.  Entry from 5pm costs just £14pp.

Family Fun By Day….
Conquer chaos in the foul and gory Horrible Histories Maze. From Terrible Tudors to Vicious Vikings, the challenge is to reorder history – thanks to Rattus Rattus, who put everything in the wrong order - and escape the maze before things go (even more) horribly wrong…

Over in the Central Courtyard, children can help the evil witches of Warwick conjure up spells in The Witches’ Tower (the Princesses have been evicted!). Little witches and wizards will delight in the all-new spellbinding story packed full of magic, witchcraft and sorcery.


Watch out for Castle characters who are always happy to share a creepy tale or two with curious guests as they explore the Castle, whilst over in The Haunted Hollows a magical garden of golden vegetables and enchanted statues holds hidden secrets.  Beware though, as darkness falls, the trail becomes more eerie!
Action packed shows set to get the adrenalin pumping include the three times-daily mighty Trebuchet Fireball Spectacular and the ferocious Halloween Fire Joust.  Hear the thunder of horses’ hooves mix with knights’ battle cries as the bravery, skill and agility of the horseback heroes is pushed to the limit in this blazing battle.
  
With so much to enjoy, families can extend their stay over two days with a sleepover in the Knight’s Village, which welcomes its first Halloween guests in 2016. The new Knight’s Village lodges are the perfect place to chill out after a busy day. They have super modern facilities, such as a wet room and TV, alongside Mediaeval-style features that reflect the Castle’s exciting past.

Not for the faint hearted and after dark…NEW FOR 2016
From 12pm daily, prepare for disturbing encounters in Tormented: new for 2016, the attraction is for only the boldest and bravest.  A troubled soul trapped with a fate far worse than death!

At 5pm, as night envelopes the Castle, the Central Courtyard falls silent for the arrival of the plague doctor, brought in to treat the grotesque, plague-ridden souls in Outbreak 1349, a knuckle-clenching live-actor experience.  The Black Death has returned to Warwick but this time contagion is instant with shocking results. Victims must struggle through the darkness to flee the infected. Sound easy? Remember, not all walls are built to keep people out!

The Spirits are rising in The Castle Dungeon putting the resident moaning monks and wicked witches even more on edge. Uncover the darkest and bloodiest aspects of the Castle’s history including tales of terror, torture and injustice from 11am daily, through live actor shows and special effects.  Over 10s only, absolutely no exceptions.

 Also, every day throughout The Haunted Castle, enjoy some lighter relief with the following:
·        Flight of the Eagles Show, twice daily
·        History tours of State Rooms and The Great Hall – spectacular and spooky
·        Towers & Ramparts
·        Time Tower

Explore Warwick Castle, where you'll be surrounded by jaw-dropping history, magic, myth and adventure!


For more information and dates go to: www.warwick-castle.com.