Meet the HiPP Buddies – the new addition to the HiPP Family! They’re a group of hard working furry friends who have one ultimate goal – to make the finest organic pouches. Each has their own task on the HiPP farm – they pick the fruit and vegetables, mash them, stir them and finally fill the pouches.
I’ve been using some of the HiPP jars with Baby N since we first started weaning her onto solid food at around the 6 months mark, so I was really interested to try out the new HiPP buddies pouches with her – especially with the cute new characters to add a bit of fun to mealtimes.
We like all of the characters (N loves all animals!) but Finley the Fox is my personal favourite as I find him very cute.
There are sweet and savoury pouches, with a good range of choices available.
Fuzzikins craft sets are great fun to keep the kids entertained during half-term, and we have a dog and a cat set to give away to two lucky readers!
Help the Fuzzikins get ready for bed with the fabulous Cozy Cats and Dozy Dogs craft sets from Interplay. Each set comes with 3 cats or dogs and everything you need to create and personalise their sleeping bags. You can colour the cats or dogs with whatever designs your heart desires, then wash them and you can colour them again with a new look. After making their personalised sleeping bags, tuck them in for a cosy nap!
Each set contains three Fuzzikins cat or dog figures – one large, one medium and one small, along with 3 x felt pens, 3 x self-assembly felt beds, felt accessories, assembly tool and full instructions. The kits are perfect for inspiring creativity and imagination, and also help to develop hand-to-eye co-ordination and fine motor skills.
Fuzzikins Cosy Cats and Fuzzikins Dozy Dogs sets are £9.99RRP each and are available from a range of retailers, including John Lewis and Amazon.
For your chance to win one of the two sets, enter via the Gleam widget below.
Real heroes don’t settle for bronze. To celebrate the upcoming release of Aardman’s prehistoric adventure EARLY MAN, in cinemas now, we’re giving you the chance to win one amazing goody bag to ensure you’ll be the talk of the tribe!
From Aardman, the creators of Wallace & Gromit, Chicken Run and Shaun The Sheep, EARLY MAN tells the story of courageous caveman hero Dug (Eddie Redmayne) and his best friend Hognob as they unite his tribe against a mighty enemy, Lord Nooth (Tom Hiddleston) and his Bronze Age City, to save their home. Goona (Maisie Williams), a strong and outspoken young woman who befriends Dug, helps the tribe in their battle to beat the Bronze Age at their own game.
Watch the hilarious trailer here
For your chance to win this great prize, simply watch the trailer and answer the following question, in the Gleam widget below:
My boys are all very active and love sports, especially football (2 Arsenal supporters and one Man City supporter!) and they also tend to love little collectable pocket money toys, so when I heard about the new sports themed collectables from Zuru, I was sure they would be interested!
Smashers are fun little characters, each with a sports theme and to find out which character you have inside you have to smash the balls that they come in.
These are some of the smashers that my boys have collected so far…
…and we were also sent the Smash bus which stores up to 50 smashers characters, and comes with two rare exclusives, which they were very happy to add to their collection.
The bus is a great addition as it helps keep them all nice and tidy, and it opens out into a sports pitch with goals to shoot the characters into
With these type of collectables, I find my kids love the anticipation of finding out which one is inside, and then they love the swapping and trading amongst each other. Smashing the balls open first adds an extra element of fun to this, which is quite different to other types of collectables that are normally in blind bags, and it links in with the sports theme really nicely.
Smashers will suit kids from around age 4-10 (my boys are 6, 8 and 9) and there are over 100 to collect! They are available from retailers including Argos, and The Entertainer
Jammie Dodgers are my favourite biscuits so naturally when I heard about a new variety of Jammie Dodgers Oaty Bites designed as a healthier biscuit snack for young children I was keen to hear more. We’ve been trying out the new Oaty Bites and they’ve been a hit with the whole family.
The Jammie Dodgers Oaty Bites are mini biscuits that come in multipacks of five little bags. They are made with wholegrain oats and raspberry fruit pieces, they contain absolutely no artificial colours, flavours, preservatives or sweeteners. They also have no GM ingredients and are suitable for Vegetarians
They’re lower in sugar than most kid’s mini biscuits but they are really tasty and do feel like a treat for my kids. I’ve also tried them and enjoyed them myself too!
Jammie Dodgers Oaty Bites work well as a healthy treat for after school, or in lunchboxes, and my toddler really enjoys them too.
Jammie Dodgers Oaty Bites are available to buy in Tesco, with an RRP of £1.69. I will definitely buy more in future, as I’m really pleased with the balance they have with being healthier but still being really appealing to the kids.
Would you like to try Jammie Dodgers Oaty Bites with your family? We’re giving away a full box of 12 multipacks to one lucky In The Playroom reader!
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We’re really happy to be part of the Chad Valley Play Panel again this year. As well as having the opportunity to test out lots of fun Chad Valley toys with the kids, it also means that we’re able to offer In The Playroom readers the chance to win Argos vouchers to treat your family too, and now it’s time for another £75 voucher giveaway!
The Chad Valley brand is 150 years old, and the range of over 400 Chad Valley toys is exclusively available at Argos. The majority of toys are for babies, toddlers and younger children although there are also some toys for older kids too. The really special thing about Chad Valley is that all the toys are designed and developed purely with play in mind. That’s it, just pure play and imagination!
These are some of the toys we’ve been trying out so far this year:
Of course another great thing about buying your Chad Valley toys from Argos is that you can get same day delivery to your home, which I’ve used a few times and find so handy, whether it’s for last minute presents, or just that you can’t wait to play!
Which Chad Valley toys would you spend your vouchers on if you win?
For your chance to be the lucky winner of the Argos vouchers, enter via the Gleam widget below!
In the Playroom is offering a family ticket (for 4 people, minimum 1 adult) to see In the Night Garden Live at a venue and performance of your choice this summer!
For a chance to win this brilliant prize for your family simply answer the question below and submit your details in the embedded giveaway form before the competition closes at 23:59 on 19 Jan, and good luck!
You’ll be snorting with laughter if you play with these piggy games for Christmas. The original party animals, Pass the Pigs, use hilarious pigs for dice. Will you roll a sider or start makin’ bacon? Having fun with friends, on the road entertainment, or just chilling out – the game is on for every pig in the parlour!
Fantastic fun for the whole family, Pass the Pigs is so easy to play. Simply throw the 2 piggies up in the air and see how they land. Compare the pigs landing positions with your scorecard and earn points, the first to 100 wins.
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