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Baby Shark Let's Go Hunt Game and Wooden Sound Puzzle | Review

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Disclosure - We were gifted both Baby Shark Let's Go Hunt Game and Wooden Sound Puzzle. All thoughts, opinions and photographs are our own. 

Baby Shark Game and Jigsaw
 I would like to assume that everyone knows the song Baby Shark and if you don't I can also assume you haven't been living on this planet for a year. Baby Shark is so popular with little ones and I can promise you if you are heading on holiday this Summer it will probably be a firm favourite at Mini Disco. We have been trying out Baby Shark Let's Go Hunt Game and Baby Shark Wooden Sound Puzzle for the last few weeks and they are a lovely addition to the very popular toy range.



Boy playing Baby Shark Game
Boy playing Baby Shark Game
The Let's Go Hunt game is a slow moving 'fishing' type game where each player grabs a rod and tries to hook a fish as it bobs up and down on the game board.

The game is designed for those 4+ and for between 2-4 players. Each player uses the rod to carefully catch the fish as it opens and closes its mouth. Now it may sound easy but it's quite tricky but lots of fun. There is an added bonus of the Baby Shark song playing as you fish.

Boy playing Baby Shark Game
There is a pattern to the fishes opening and closing their mouths which little J worked out very quickly however that doesn't mean he caught all the fish. You have to carefully place the rod in their mouth and hook it on to their sharp teeth. If you don't they tend to flip upside down.

It's a lovely game that little J actually enjoyed playing on his own too.

Boy playing Baby Shark jigsaw
Boy playing Baby Shark jigsaw
The Baby Shark Wooden Sound Puzzle is a 5 piece shark puzzle with colourful and chunky puzzle pieces. When you correctly place the shark in the right place it will sing the Baby Shark song however it will play the part of the song corresponding to the correct piece eg Mummy Shark, Grandma Shark. Lovely feature to the puzzle.

Boy playing Baby Shark jigsaw
Baby Shark Wooden Sound Puzzle is aimed at those 2+ so was a little easy for little J however it's perfect for when his younger cousins come to play.


Although our giveaway may be closed you can still enjoy Baby Shark Wooden Sound Puzzle and Lets Go Hunt game by purchasing on Amazon


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Yeti In My Spaghetti | Review

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Disclosure - We received Yeti In My Spaghetti for the purpose of this post. We have also been offered another to give away. This post also contains affiliate links.

Yeti in the spaghetti game
The Summer holidays will soon be here and I have been planning lots of activities to enjoy with little J. One of our favourite things to do together is to play games. Little J loves games and although we own plenty, including some from when Big J was little, we love having new additions to our games collection. Yeti In My Spaghetti is the latest addition. It's a fun, fast paced game that is perfect to keep the kids entertained and I have a Yeti In My Spaghetti to giveaway to one of our readers.

Yeti In My Spaghetti is a simple but very fun game to play aimed at ages 4+. Setup is really easy. All you need to do is place the bowl on a flat surface, place the noodle pieces on top of the bowl in all different directions and then place the Yeti on top. Each player takes turns to pull one noodle at a time  from the top of the bowl, whilst trying not to let the yeti fall in to the bowl. Once the Yeti falls into the bowl the game is over and if you made him fall you are the loser.

Our giveaway to win Yeti in the Spaghetti may be closed but you can still enjoy the game by purchasing on Amazon 




Michelle
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£50 Gift Card For The Entertainer | Giveaway

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Mr Tickle teddy
Keeping the kids entertained during the Summer holidays can be tough so I am giving you the chance to win a £50 Gift Card to spend at The Entertainer toy store.

Packed with lots of well known toy brands such as Disney, Paw Patrol and LEGO there is something for all ages.

All you need to do to enter is complete the giveaway below and come back daily for more chances to win.

Good Luck

Win a £50 The Entertainer Gift Card

Michelle

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My-Picture.co.uk Framed Photo Print | Review

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Disclosure - We were gifted a framed photo for the purpose of this post. All thoughts, opinions and photographs are our own.

framed photograph
Every time we take a Disney holiday we come home and try to decide which of our photos we will turn in to a large print to hang in the living room. My-Picture.co.uk had offered us the chance to review their service and choose from their framed photo prints so we wanted to make sure we chose the perfect photo.

Once we had decided which photograph to use we then chose a framed print from the many options available and uploaded our photo.

Once the photo was uploaded we could see a little preview of what the frame would look like. We then needed to choose our preferred size.

Sizes available are

24x24 cm

34x24 cm

44x34 cm

44x44 cm

64x44 cm

framed photograph
Once you have chosen your size you can then customise your frame. You can choose from

Black Matte

White

Vintage Silver

Walnut Flair

Oak Vintage Flair

framed photograph
You can then to choose whether to have the photo as it is or change it to black and white.

We then proceeded to checkout and waited for our framed photo print to arrive.

The whole process to order from My-Picture.co.uk was very easy and we are really happy with the quality of the photo and the frame. The finish is lovely and looks perfect in our living room.

Michelle

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Smashers Epic Dino Egg | Review

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Disclosure - We were sent the Smashers Epic Dino Egg for the purpose of this post. All thoughts, opinions and photographs are our own. 

Smashers Dino Egg

Today is hatching day for our Smashers Epic Dino Egg. We received the huge egg a few days ago and Little J has been so excited waiting for the day when he could 'smash' the egg open. We are huge fans of Smashers and have built up quite a collection of Smashers including Smashers Dino so we can't wait to see the surprises inside.



The Smashers Epic Dino Egg has over 25 surprises inside. If your little one is a fan of blind bag type toys then this egg will be perfect for them.

Cracking open the egg was lots of fun. Little J tossed it in the air and let it fall to the ground. Each time a little crack appeared so he did it over and over until it smashed in to 4 pieces and a package popped out of the Dino Egg.

Smashers Dino Egg
Smashers Dino Egg
Inside Smashers Dino Egg
Inside was a Fossil Rock, Fizzy Lava, Dino Dirt, Glowing Slime and an Ice Age Putty. Each one of these will reveal a Dinosaur body part that once you uncover them all will create a large Dino figure. 

Inside Smashers Dino Egg
Also included was 6 Smashers Dino eggs which include a Dino collectible inside. 

Little J can't wait to create his Dino. We have played with Fossil Rock and Fizzy Lava before. All you need to do is add some water and watch as the Dino appears. Little J loves slime so this will be very popular and also the Dino Dirt sounds fun too.  

Little J is also excited to crack open his Smashers Dino Eggs to see what Dino collectibles he has found which he will add to his Smashers Dino collection

The Smashers Epic Dino Egg is currently available to buy in most major toy stores and supermarkets.

Michelle

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Gift Guide | Thank You Teacher

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Disclosure - This post  contains affiliate links, they work at no cost to you however can help towards the running of my blog.

Thank you teacher heart decoration
If you are looking for some gift inspiration for a teacher gift this year, I have gathered a few of my favourites I have found online.

Handmade Wooden Hanging Heart Plaque
Beautiful handmade wooden heart shaped plaque. Shabby chic style hanging sign, with a unique printed design. Ideal gift for someone special. Made from high quality sustainable 3mm Plywood. Can be used as a hanging decoration, or even as a gift tag. Tag Reads Teachers like you are precious & few. You're so lovely & caring, I will miss you! Thank You.



Thank you teacher tote bag
So'each Canvas & Beach Tote Bag
A perfect gift For any occasion including Thank You Teacher. Designed with a zipped pocket, mobile phone holder, key holder and leather shoulder strap.



End of term wine glass
The Perfect Gift for a Teacher - End of Term Teacher's Wine Glass & Gift Tube Set 
At the beginning of term this glass will be filled to the "New Term" Line but by the end of term this glass will be filled all the way up to the "End Of Term" Line!

A fun teachers gift that bring a smile to any Teacher's face with this fun and fabulous wine glass. Teachers cannot wait til the end of term, and what better way to celebrate than with a glass of wine in their very own End of Term glass.


Flower tea cup
Flower Teacup and Matching Spoon
 The flower teacup is made of crystal glass and design with crystals and enamel, making the product looks elegant. It is a perfect gift for your teacher. The flower teacup comes with a small matching spoon.

Thank you teacher bracelet

Thank You Teacher Thank You Gift Elephant Charm Wish Bracelet 
This beautiful little Wish bracelet makes a great gift for someone special. This handmade bracelet is made using 1mm waxed cord and attached is a small charm. This cute bracelet is adjustable to fit any size wrist or it can be trimmed to size. This bracelet comes with an Organza gift bag 



Thank you teacher beans
You've Bean The Best Teacher
Unique gift for your favourite teacher. A real tin just like a regular beans can but filled with delicious jelly beans in assorted fruity flavours. The can includes 200g of jelly beans. The can has a special ring pull so no need for a can opener, no sharp edges so can be used as an ideal desk tidy / pen pot once all the beans are gone.


Are you buying a special gift for  teacher this year?

Michelle
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Smiggle Lunchbag and Bottle | Review

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Disclosure - We were sent the Smiggle goodies for the purpose of this post. All thoughts, opinions and photographs are our own. 

Smiggle lunchboxes and bottles
It was only about 6 months ago we found Smiggle. A store opened up in our city centre, we walked past it one day and the explosion of colours caught little J's eye. From the outside all I could see was pinks and purples and I have to admit I was keen to take a look myself. Smiggle has a huge range of stationery, bags, lunchbags and water bottles on display. Little J was so excited and we agreed he could choose something as a treat. He chose a water bottle and has loved that bottle ever since. Smiggle recently sent us some lunch bags and bottles and little J is over the moon.

Smiggle lunchboxes and bottles
Smiggle lunchboxes and bottles
This style of lunch bag is called a double decker. So if you want a bag with lots of space than I would definitely recommend a double decker. The top can be opened using the zip to reveal a shallow compartment. This is ideal for snacks or even an ice pack if needed. The bottom is spacious and could fit a large lunch in and/or a water bottle.

Smiggle lunchboxes and bottles
The glitz double decker is also spacious and could fit a large lunch inside and/or a water bottle too. There is also a front zip which opens up and is ideal for popping in a water bottle, ice pack or snacks. The glitz double decker comes with the choice of a carry handle or a strap.

There are also a large range of water bottles available at Smiggle. The range includes hard plastic, roll water bottle, stainless steel and also a spritz water bottle that has a water mist trigger that will spray cool, refreshing mist. This is on little J's Smiggle wishlist.

If you don't have a Smiggle close to home you can view and buy the range online by visiting Smiggle. There is currently 25% off all lunch bags and bottles however it is for a limited time so might be a good idea to buy now before the back to school rush.

Michelle
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Top 9 Things To Do At Coral Island, Blackpool

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Disclosure - We were invited to Coral Island as VIP guests. We were given money towards our trip as well as a VIP pass. All thoughts, opinions and photographs are our own. 

Boy pretending to be a pirate
Visiting Blackpool is something we have been doing as a family for years. It's one of our favourite days out no matter the weather. Our day using starts and ends at Coral Island as there is so much to see and do and it's the perfect place to visit on a family day out in Blackpool.

Coral Island is the largest free admission attraction in Blackpool featuring games, rides, restaurants, camel derby, Over 18 casino games and family prize bingo. Here's are top things to do at Coral Island.

2p Machines
boy playing on penny aracde
boy playing on penny aracde
boy playing on penny aracde
There is a large range of machines at Coral Island but little J's favourites were the 2p machines. We gave him a tub full of 2p's and he really enjoyed watching his two pence make its way down the machine. He got so excited when his 2p knocked a load off the edge

Try To Win Tickets
ticket machines at the Arcade
Most of the machines at Coral Island offer you the chance to win tickets. If you are lucky enough to win tickets you can feed them all in to the ticket eater and collect your voucher for the amount of tickets you have won. Pop to the prize shop and swap your ticket voucher for some goodies.

Camel Derby
This game is called so many different names, Arabian Derby, Donkey Derby or Camel Derby as it is called in Coral Island. The game is simple you get 3 balls and you have to roll the balls into the holes to get points. Each hole is worth either 1, 2 or 3 points. Your camel will move the amount spaces depending on which hole your ball rolls in too. If you are the first to finish you win a prize. When we played all 19 spaces were full. We had 15 games between us but didn't manage a win. The staff member on the game let little J choose a prize for trying which was really lovely of him.

Prize Bingo
This is my favourite game. Pop in £1 and you will get 100 credits. Each board costs 10 credits and the screen has 6 boards to play. if you want to play all boards this will cost you 60p. It is really easy to play as the numbers will mark off automatically for you so perfect for all the family. The number of players taking part determine the size of the prize available. For the games we played the winner got 150 points. We won a few times and where able to redeem our points for a Toy Story Forky Teddy. Little J was thrilled.

Play On The Arcade Machines
There are so many arcade games to choose from at Coral Island. Both John and little J love playing on the games and this VR game caught their eye. 

Take A Ride
boy on ride in arcade
Coral Island, Blackpool
Coral Island, Blackpool
There are two rides to enjoy at Coral Island, the Ghost Train and The Pirate Flyer. Little J did not want to ride the Ghost train however he loved The Pirate Flyer. The ride takes you high in the air above Coral Island giving you great views of everything there is to do. If you sit in the front of the pirate flyer you get a pretend gun so you can shoot those down below. 


Let Zoltar Speak Your Fortune

Coral Island, Blackpool

Enjoy Some Food
Restaurant at Coral island
Restaurant at Coral island
Restaurant at Coral island
There are a few dining options at Coral Island and all offer Kids Eat Free. We dined at The Buccaneer  and the food was delicious. There was a large range of starters, mains and desserts with the children having their own menu.

Starters included garlic bread, nachos and garlic mushrooms. Mains included burgers, curry and chicken, and desserts included a choice of ice cream type desserts and cakes.

There is an option to dine inside or outside on decking overlooking the amusements. Inside there are large TV screens and a bar area.

We ordered starters, mains and desserts however we decided to cancel our desserts after our mains. It took over 30 minutes for our starters and almost 75 minutes for our mains to arrive. Unfortunately by this time little J was becoming restless and wanted to head back out to the amusements. It was such a shame however it was a busy Saturday night.

Have Fun
Coral island, Blackpool
Make sure you plan lots of time to spend here as you will need it with the amount of things to see and do. I can promise you that you will have lots of fun at Coral Island.

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