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Toddle Models Photo Competition – Spring 2019

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Win a family holiday to any one of Haven’s 36 coastal holiday parks located in the UK, worth up to £500.

Enjoy a 3 night weekend or 4 night midweek break to be taken before 30 October 2020 (exc. school holidays and bank holiday weekends). Winner will stay in Prestige self-catering caravan accommodation sleeping up to 6 people.

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Win a Family Pass to Buckinghamshire Railway Centre

Bucks Railway CentreWe are giving away a family ticket (for 2 adults and 2 children) to Buckinghamshire Railway Centre, worth up to £52.

Buckinghamshire Railway Centre occupies an extensive site in rolling Buckinghamshire countryside. Exhibits range from large express passenger locomotives to the humble shunting engine together with a host of smaller items recreating the golden age of steam. Come for steam train rides, take a trip on the ride-on miniature railway, watch the model trains, visit the Railway Museum and have fun sorting the mail at the Travelling Post Office.

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Competition: Win a Family Day Out to Africa Alive! worth up to £75

africa-aliveWe’ve teamed up with Africa Alive! voted Best Large Visitor Attraction 2019, to give one lucky reader the chance to win a family ticket for 2 adults and 2 children.

Africa Alive! is set in 100 acres of stunning Suffolk countryside and offers visitors the chance to explore the sights and sounds of Africa whilst discovering lions, giraffes, meerkats, hunting dogs and many more animals from the African continent, including the new arrivals this Easter, the Red River Hogs, in their brand new enclosure “Hog Snorts”.

The spectacular centrepiece of this beautiful park is their ‘Plains of Afr​ica’, the perfect place to spot five species of African savannah animals, including their graceful giraffe and heavyweight rhinos.

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Win a Family Ticket to Cotswold Wildlife Park worth £58

cotswold-wildlife-parkTo celebrate Father’s Day, we are giving away a family ticket (for 2 adults and 2 children) to Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens!

The Park makes a great family day out. Get eye-to-eye with giraffe, walk with lemurs or watch the rhinos graze on the Manor House lawns. Let the kids run off steam in their treehouse adventure playground, have lunch in the restaurant or take a ride on Bella the train. Spot the sloths in the tropical house and watch the daily penguin feed at 11am and 3pm. Continue reading

Excitement BUILDS as BRICKLIVE returns to Brum

BRICKLIVE 2018 is back in Brum

BRICKLIVE 2018 is back in Brum

The UK’s largest LEGO® fan convention returns to the NEC Birmingham this November, welcoming a host of new and improved features that will encourage children and adults to create, play and discover. Taking place from 1-4 November, BRICKLIVE lets fans explore 11 zones, as well as see live stage shows and meet the makers.

Brand new for 2018 is Mythical Beasts, a powerful presence that is sure to drive brick fans wild when 50 models and interactive experiences bring the fascinating world of creatures from mythology to life using LEGO® bricks. Inspired by legends from ancient Greece, the show revolves around the mythical Pandora’s Box which, when opened, will unleash a horde of trapped beasts upon the world. As the “heroes” of the experience, visitors must find all of the escaped creatures, to send them back into the box and seal them away. Mythical Beasts like Valkaria the majestic Hippogriff and Owl of Athena will be your allies, but beware of the likes of Asterion the vengeful Minotaur, Vladdigor the fearsome four-headed Chimera, and the seven-headed Hydra, who won’t be as friendly.

Returning to this year’s BRICKLIVE is the Warrior Bots Zone, where custom-built battle zones will provide the backdrop for adrenalin-filled wars. With each LEGO® bot comes a different set of brick-built weaponry, so all you have to do is grab hold of a remote control and battle it out for robot supremacy in this custom-built area. Also returning for 2018 is a new and improved Star Wars Zone, where you can choose the Alliance or join the Empire and create new spaceships to be used in the galactic war. As well as being able to take part in an out of this world adventure, visitors can explore a huge selection of official Star Wars sets on display, spanning over 15 years’ worth of official LEGO® releases.

This year’s event also welcomes back the LEGO® theme City, a build zone that has four dedicated activity areas all within one area. Visitors can use specialist elements to create everything from a house and automobile, to a boat or plane. Builders can create their own adventure and display it within the cityscape, harbour, airport or town.

In addition to the new and improved features of BRICKLIVE 2018, some old favourites also make their return, including the ever-popular Minecraft Zone, where you can create using the playable console pods or dig through the pits of bricks to build. As well as the Race Ramps, where you can design and build your ultimate vehicle and try it out on one or four challenging car tracks. There are also Stage Shows, the chance to have a Dance Party with your friends, play amongst the Fairy Bricks, get competitive in the Gaming areas, and be hands-on in the Duplo® Build Zone. As well as the BRICK Pits, Build Map, BRICK Lane and so much more!

BRICKLIVE is all about bringing the LEGO® fan community together, encouraging all ages to create masterpieces, play with fellow fans, and discover each of the zones. The show welcomes both families and Adult Fans of LEGO, with masterpieces by the experts sitting alongside areas dedicated to making your own creations.

Tickets for BRICKLIVE 2018 are on sale now, priced at £20 + fees for General Admission day tickets, which permit entry from 10.30am, or £27.45 + fees for Priority Admission that gets you into the show 30 minutes earlier. There are also VIP tickets priced at £35 + fees, which includes 9.30am show entry, a lanyard, event guide and goody bag. Family tickets are also available.

To buy tickets, visit www.bricklive.co.uk.

 

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Our greatest innovation so far… The Toddle About VIP Members Club

Here at Toddle About HQ we are constantly looking for ways to improve our service… and today we have some exciting news for you.

This is our single biggest innovation since the first Toddle About magazine was first published nearly 7 years ago, and we set out to help families love life with little ones.

Announcing… the launch of our exclusive VIP Members Club!

Toddle About VIP Members Club

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