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Win 5 Complimentary Tickets to Pleasurewood Hills, Suffolk worth up to £97.50

Pleasurewood HillsWin a trip for you and your family to East Anglia’s premier theme park Pleasurewood Hills with 5 Complimentary Tickets that are up for grabs. With over 35 rides, shows and attractions including the all new Egg-Spress and the region’s tallest rollercoaster, Wipeout.

Pleasurewood Hills offers great fun for the whole family. There’s so much to explore whether you’re an adrenaline junkie or prefer to take things at a slower pace. Jump onboard Wipeout, the tallest, fastest and most extreme roller coaster in the East of England! Get soaked on our Timber Falls log flume, plummet 60ft per second with a 5.5G force on the Jolly Roger Drop Tower or simply relax and enjoy fantastic shows with The Sea Lions and our Playful Parrots.

When it’s time to re-fuel, there are plenty of places to eat and drink including Tony’s, our brand new all-you-can-eat pizza and pasta restaurant.

With great discounts when you book online and ample free parking, there really hasn’t been a better time to visit the biggest theme park in the East of England.

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Review of TOTFest 2019 Newmarket

Live Stage at TOTFest 2019 Newmarket

Live Stage at TOTFest 2019 Newmarket

Review written by Pia Howe, Toddle About Suffolk

We recently got the chance to experience the ultimate pre-school festival – TOTFest 2019 at the iconic Rowley Mile Racecourse in Newmarket. The event is specifically aimed at children aged 6 months to 5 years. This was a great chance for our 7-year-old son to take charge of his little, 3-year-old brother who the event was aimed for.

This was TOTFest’s first year at the racecourse, a stunning, clean and prestigious venue with plenty of indoor & outdoor space. The weather was beautiful which is always a bonus so we decided to bring a picnic.

On arrival with a warm welcome, the friendly staff gave us useful maps with a list of activities throughout the afternoon and pre-entry lost children wristbands. The festival was already buzzing as we entered and there were plenty of Continue reading

Win a Family Day out at Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure

roarr-dinosaur-adventureWin a Family Day Out at ROARR! Dinosaur Adventure worth up to £75.

Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure is a family-owned dinosaur themed adventure park in Lenwade, Norfolk.

The 85-acre park, which is open all year round except Christmas Day and Boxing Day, offers true family fun adventure of a Jurassic nature, including animatronic dinosaurs in natural settings, Dippy’s Splash Zone, Predator High Ropes, Dippy-ville (new for 2019), Secret Animal Garden and Dinomite – Norfolk’s largest indoor play area. Guests can also explore the Deer Safari, Dinosaur Trail, Lost World A-mazing Adventure, Pterdactyl Treehouse, Stone Age Road Race indoor race circuit and X-tinction fossil dig.

Plenty of ROARR-some food outlets are available, including the new Explorers steampunk themed restaurant. The park hosts a number of family friendly themed events throughout the year and Season tickets are available year-round adventure and individual admission costs vary depending on the season.
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Win a Family Ticket to Wistow Maze!

wistowYou can win a family ticket for four people (2 adults & 2 children) to Wistow Maze, this is the main prize however, there is also 4 Children’s tickets up for grabs as runners up prizes.

To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the ‘First Man on the Moon’, the award-winning Wistow Maze has been designed in the shape of an Astronaut. The giant Maize Maze has a fun quiz trail hidden amongst its 3 miles of pathways, with high-level bridges and towers. The day out includes the Activity Funyard with mini-mazes and games for all ages. Opposite is Wistow Rural Centre with café and shops.

The Maze opens on Saturday 20th July 2019 and is open 7 days a week until Sunday 1st September, then following this it is open weekends only until Saturday 22nd September 2019.
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Win a Toddler Break at Hengar Manor in Cornwall, worth £306

Win a toddler break package at Hengar Manor in Cornwall, including tickets to Camel Creek Adventure Park.

Escape to a rural oasis with a stay at this 35-acre country estate in the heart of Cornwall. With the rolling hills of Bodmin Moor nearby and the north coast just a short distance away plus lots to see and do on-site, Hengar Manor is a popular option for a self-catering break.

THE PRIZE: The winner will receive a Toddler Break (3 nights Fri – Mon or 4 nights Mon – Fri), staying in a luxury caravan or lodge sleeping 6-8 people. Dogs are also permitted (2 max.) Continue reading

How can I make the upheaval of moving home less stressful for my Child?

Moving house as an adult is one of the most stressful things you can do. There’s so much to organise, there’s costs to think about, and of course the emotional upheaval of the entire process can be exhausting. But what is it like for your child? To your child, you and their family home are the centre of their universe, and it’s difficult for them to imagine much else. So how can we help our children to better understand and find the moving on of moving house less stressful? There are a few tips that can help along the way.

Get on Their Level

The things that you’re worrying about in relation to what your child is worrying about in regards to the move are probably worlds apart. Whatever you do, a great place to start is by being honest with them and making them feel as included as you possibly can, without allowing them to share your worries. Something commonly found here, is that children will ultimately gravitate towards focusing what they may lose in the move such as their friends, their current school, and their current bedroom. Distracting from this and guiding them towards focusing on the positives of moving to a new home such as gaining more friends and a brand new bedroom is a great way of encouraging them to turn their nerves and sadness into excitement! Continue reading

Win a £50 Frugi Gift Voucher

Win £50 to spend on Frugi’s brand new ‘Brave and Brilliant’ range, featuring great adventurers, courageous figures and epic endangered and extinct animals.

Young adventurers can bravely tackle their first day back with Frugi’s new Pack-a-Snack Lunch Bag and Adventurers Backpack made from plastic recycled bottles. The accompanying Splish Splash steel bottle with its practical sports cap fits perfectly inside the lunch bag or side pocket of the backpack. Not forgetting the classroom essentials, there are three Brave and Brilliant Crafty Pencil Case designs to choose from, matching the Adventurers Backpack. Three bright and distinct prints feature across the range: ‘Polar Play’, featuring cheerful polar bears, orcas and penguins; Rainbow Roads, peppered with bright vehicles; and the white Rhino Ramble. Continue reading

Toddle Models Spring 2019 – The Winner!

Toddle Models Photo Competition

Thank you to everyone who entered this issue’s Toddle Models baby and toddler photo competition!

All we can say is WOW! You sent in over 600 entries, and every single one of them could have been a winner. You made our job judging this competition HARD… but fun! Thank you so much for getting involved.

If you haven’t seen them yet, you can see Northants, Bucks, Oxfordshire and Warwickshire entries here. Suffolk entries can be seen here.

haven-logoThis season, we had 1 winner, who as won a family holiday to any one of Haven’s 36 coastal holiday parks located in the UK, worth up to £500. (See below)

And don’t forget, even if you haven’t won, we will print as many entries as possible in the July – September 2019 edition of the Toddle About magazine to give you a lovely keepsake. Sadly we won’t be able to print them all, but we will fit in as many as possible.

This edition will be coming out on 8th July 2019 and you can join our VIP Club for just £1 to make sure you get your own copy. (For another 2 weeks only, SUFFOLK parents can still get FREE subscription for a year by signing up here)

Congratulations go to…

Toddle Models Winner