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Win Four Jump Sessions At Gravity Force, St Albans

Mummy’s Zone has teamed up with Gravity Force to give you the chance to win FOUR free jump sessions at the brand new trampolining centre in St Albans.

Gravity Force is the leading provider of trampoline parks in the UK and are really excited about their new site in St Albans that opens in only a couple of weeks time on the 17th August.Displaying GF Opening.jpgDisplaying GF Opening.jpgGF Opening

Gravity Force are taking pre bookings starting now and there is a whopping 25% off of selective sessions if booked up until launch day on August 17th. There will be 25% off Gravity Jump, Gravity Tots, Gravity Fit, and birthday parties, if booked by Sunday 24th July by using the respective money saving codes – ‘JUMP1’, ‘TOTS1’, ‘FIT1’, ‘PARTY1’. To book and find out more about the sessions available visit or call 0845 498 9049.

There is something for everyone at Gravity Force. “Gravity Jump” is the core session and gives you access to all the park’s facilities. “Gravity Tots” kids’ class is suitable for toddlers from walking age up to five-years-old, along with any parents or guardians. “Gravity Fit” provides a high intensity, low impact structured fitness class that burns fat whilst building, toning and defining muscle. Children can also host their birthday parties at the trampoline park.

Gravity Force is the ultimate UK trampoline park. Whether you’re a freestyle pro looking to showcase an insane routine on the Tumble Tracks or an average Joe looking to get stuck into a game of trampoline dodgeball there really is something for everyone.

We have teamed up with Gravity Force to offer you the chance to win four free jump sessions at their St Albans site. So enter below and good luck! Happy jumping!

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Entrants must be aged 18 or over at the time of entry and the competition closes at 00:00 on 16 th August.

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Dreaming Of Dubai………….

Dubai is somewhere that I have always wanted to go to. A few of my friends live there and I always see their amazing photos on my Facebook and Instagram feed and as I sit here writing this post and its pouring with rain outside in May I am extremely jealous! Blazing hot, super glamorous and loads to explore and do, what more could you want?

The internet is full of amazing things to do when holidaying in Dubai and when I saw on Twitter that Tots 100 had an amazing competition for bloggers to win a holiday to Dubai with Dubai Tourism I had to enter! Dubai is the perfect location for a family holiday with amazing hotels and beaches and loads to see and do. I have looked at lots of the fantastic things you can do in Dubai for here are my top 5 if we were lucky enough to ever go!

  1. I would soak up some rays on the gorgeous beaches and swim in the crystal clear sea. Oscar loves playing on the beach and building sand castles and I have always preferred swimming in the sea to a swimming pool. Photos on Instagram of the beaches in Dubai look amazing and hot hot hot!

2. Something I have always wanted to do is swim with Dolphins, wherever we have been on holiday in Europe before we have been to watch Dolphin shows but have never been able to swim with them. Oscar always asks to see if he can swim with them so I know it would be an amazing surprise for him if he could swim with them.  Dolphin Bay In-Water Experiences & Aquaventure Waterpark is based at the back of the Atlantis on the Palm which is a hotel I would love to visit in itself. For £159 each you can visit the waterpark and then have a  personal and truly unforgettable shallow-water dolphin interaction. You get your own little show as the Dolphin’s swim and show off some of their favourite skills, then come truly close to them and touch, hug, kiss or even play ball with your new dolphin friend. You get to have an up-close experience which is appropriate for all ages which is great as Archie is only 17 months old but can still join in too instead of either Greg or myself missing out we get to do it as a family. This would be an unforgettable experience and would tick swimming with Dolphin’s off my bucket list.

four people in large pool with dolphin in Dubai

3. Obviously outside the hustle and bustle of the city you are in the middle of the desert. You can go on a excursion and one that really caught my eye is where you go for the day and not only get to ride a camel but also get to drive a quad bike and try sandboarding which all sound great fun! For around £75 each I think that’s a bargain for the amount of activities you get to try out. It sounds like a great day out, having tons of fun and we would get to try lots of new things and after all that’s what holidays are all about, making memories and trying something new!

two camels on sand dune in Dubai

4. So the Dubai Mall is the World’s largest shopping mall and is probably somewhere Greg will try and keep me away from with its array of gorgeous shops and boutiques! Obviously I would love to have a day of shopping here as I have been told that most things are quite a bit cheaper in the shops in Dubai. I will most probably need an extra suitcase to bring my new purchases home! 🙂 The Mall even has its own aquarium which is just mind blowing!

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5. Last but no means least, I would love to take Greg and the boys to Ferrari World. It is £ 49 per adult to get in and £40 for a child. Greg loves cars and Oscar has his own electric ferrari at home that Archie now uses. We recently went to something similar for Mercedes in the UK which is much smaller and we had a great time. It is the World’s largest indoor park (and only Ferrari-branded theme park) offering more than 20 Ferrari-inspired rides and attractions for visitors of all ages. Being indoors is good and in the midday sun would be a cool break for a few hours inside. For kids they can play in the waterless car wash, pilot remote-control cars, peddle their own Ferraris, and play with a Formula 1 car made entirely from kid-friendly foam and for adults you can go behind the scenes at the Grand Prix. Get up close and personal with the ultimate display of Ferrari cars, take a tour the historic Ferrari factory as you experience what was previously a privilege for only Ferrari owners plus so much more! This would be an amazing day out and one my boys would really enjoy!

So there you have it, my top 5 things I would love to do in Dubai. Obviously there are a few more I could add as there is so much to do there! If you are taking a trip to Dubai check out the Dubai Tourism website for more great ideas on how to make your holiday extra special!

This post is an entry in to the Tots100/Dubai Dreams blogger challenge, and be sure to share your own Dubai Dreams for a chance to win a holiday to Dubai yourself!

Share Your Ghastro Ghoul or Noro Story To Win A Break To Legoland

Norovirus causes diarrhoea and vomiting and is one of the most common stomach bugs in the UK. As a Mummy to two boys Norovirus is a nightmare! Archie is only 15 months and touch wood we have swerved it so far but Oscar has had it a few times over the last few years. One particular that time that I will always remember was when Oscar was 4 and I had just been for my 20 week scan as I was pregnant with Archie. Oscar had had a fun afternoon playing in the playground as we had met his Nanny for lunch afterwards for lunch. On the way home Oscar said he didn’t feel very well and that he had a tummy ache. I just thought he needed the toilet and told him we would be home in 5 minutes and not to worry. We were literally a couple of minutes from home and Oscar was sick, he was so upset that he had been sick and also worried that he had ruined his car seat. Seeing your little one so upset when they are ill is awful, you just want to switch places with them. Luckily when we arrived home Daddy was there and as it was a warm Summer’s day I took off Oscar’s shorts and tshirt and Daddy lifted him upstairs to give him a shower and get him cleaned up and in fresh clothes. After taking the car seat out of the car and putting the covers in the wash Oscar was in fresh clothes and still feeling really unwell. We gave him plenty of fluid and snuggled on the sofa to watch a DVD.

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Within a couple of hours the diarrhoea set in and I Googled what the best remedies were to treat it and rehydrate Oscar as I knew this was really important and Dioralyte came up as the number 1 selling rehydration therapy. I sent Greg out to get some Dioralyte from the chemist.  Dioralyte provides the right balance of mineral salts and water to combat dehydration and rehydrates better than plain water, fruit juice or fizzy drinks and contains essential electrolytes (mineral salts) and works by replacing fluids and body salts lost as a result of acute diarrhoea. By the next morning Oscar was feeling much better and it is amazing how quickly children bounce back after an illness and he very much enjoyed having 48 hours off of school to recover and play! Annoyingly after a day I came down with it as well, which was awful as being pregnant I couldn’t take a thing, only drink loads of water and pray that Oscar didn’t get it back again from me as obviously he was off of school at home with me. Luckily we both recovered after a few days.

You can have a look on the Dioralyte website and if anyone in your family is suffering from sickness or diarrhoea you can find the right product for you to get rid of it as quick as possible. In the range are:


DioraleZe is a product which can stop the symptoms of diarrhoea in just one dose, it contains Loperamide Hydrochloride, which has an exceptionally rapid onset of action compared with other anti-diarrhoeal drugs. DioraleZe works by slowing down muscle movements in the gut which leads to more water being absorbed from stools. The stools then become firmer and are passed less frequently. NHS guidance recommends taking oral rehydration sachets and anti-diarrhoeal medication as one of the ways in which you can help to treat diarrhoea – taking DioralyteTM and DioraleZe together can help aid a faster recovery time. DioraleZe 2mg capsules RRP £3.49 for 6 capsules and are available from Boots, Asda, Superdrug and independent pharmacies.


Dioralyte is the number one selling rehydration therapy. It is clinically proven to treat dehydration faster and more effectively than plain water, fruit juice or fizzy drinks, it works by replacing fluids and body salts lost as a result of acute diarrhoea.

Dioralyte comes in three different flavours:

• Blackcurrant

• Citrus

• Natural Dioralyte is suitable from 2 years.

Dioralyte Relief

Dioralyte Relief has a unique formula which reduces the duration of diarrhoea and the time taken to return to normal drinking and eating, thanks to the rice powder. It also treats dehydration faster and more effectively than plain water, fruit juice or fizzy drinks by replacing essential electrolytes (mineral salts) and water – just what your body needs to help you rehydrate and start feeling better. Dioralyte Relief is available in blackcurrant and raspberry flavours. Dioralyte Relief is suitable from 2 years.

I would love for you to share your Ghastro Goul or Noro Story of when somebody in your family was struck by either the Norovirus or Rotavirus. By sharing your story you will be entered in my competition to win an amazing family mini break (2 adults and 2 children) to Legoland Windsor, including centrally located hotel accommodation for one night and tickets to Legoland worth over £560! We went to Legoland ourselves last week and it is amazing! Competition closes Monday 16th May 2016 at 11am.

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Competition terms and conditions:

1. This competition is open to residents of the UK, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and Republic of Ireland.

2. All information detailing how to enter this competition forms part of these terms and conditions. It is a condition of entry that all rules are accepted as final and that the competitor agrees to abide by these rules. The decision of the judges is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Submission of an entry will be taken to mean acceptance of these terms and conditions.

3. Entries should be submitted as a comment on the blog post or via the bloggers given email address ( Entrants should include their own name and relevant contact information i.e. email address.

4. All entries must be received by the advertised closing time and date.

5. Each entrant grants a worldwide, irrevocable, perpetual licence to Sanofi to feature any or all of the submitted story in consumer and trade press and Sanofi company publications, on their websites and/or in any promotional material connected to this competition.

6. Late, illegible, incomplete, defaced or corrupt entries will not be accepted. No responsibility can be accepted for lost entries and proof of transmission will not be accepted as proof of receipt. Entries must not be sent through agencies or third parties.

7. The winning entry will be chosen by Pegasus. The winner will be notified within seven days of the closing date of the competition.

8. Offensive or entries deemed by the competition organisers to be inappropriate will not be accepted.

9. The winning entry will win an experience with a perceived value of £560.

10. The winners may be required to take part in publicity.

11. Events may occur that render the competition itself, or the awarding of the prize, impossible due to reasons beyond the control of the Promoter and accordingly the Promoter may at its absolute discretion vary or amend the promotion and the entrant agrees that no liability shall attach to the Promoter as a result thereof.

12. English law applies and the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts shall prevail.


• This competition prize is provided by Dioralyte as part of their Gastro Ghouls & Noro Stories campaign

• Dioralyte has not influenced the content of this piece

• To find out more about Dioralyte, Dioralyte Relief and DioraleZe products visit

• Always read the label when using any Dioralyte products.


HIPP Organic Review And Competition

Over the last couple of weeks we have been reviewing the HIPP Organic follow on milk and the 1-3 years tray meals. To be honest I have been feeding Archie the tray meals for a while now as he really likes them, his favourite is the wild zoo pasta. The meals are easy to prepare you simply pop it in the microwave or boil it on the hob. Obviously all of the ingredients are organic which is something I always look for when buying food for us and the children. The tray meals come in lots of different lovely flavours and have meals for 9 months plus, 1- 3 years and 18 months – 3 years. They are available at Asda, Tesco, Ocado, Sainsbury’s and Waitrose.

The HIPP Organic follow on milk was a new one for me as I hadn’t used the HIPP formula milk before. The follow on milk is a gentle organic milk that complements a weaning diet. It is a nutritionally complete, casein based, gentle infant milk that is suitable for use after first infant milk if baby is not being breastfed, or to complement breastfeeding. Using this product may help delay the early onset of weaning, as the higher proportion of casein means that it may satisfy extra hungry babies for longer than a whey-dominant formula. The gentle organic formula contains Omega 3 & 6 LCPs (DHA & AA) and PRÆBIOTIK® oligosaccharides (GOS), as well as all the important vitamins, minerals and other nutrients (required by law) that babies need to grow strong and healthy.

I switched Archie’s milk over and he didn’t notice at all. Archie is a very hungry baby and wakes 3-4 times in the night still for a sip of milk but I noticed that the HIPP formula seemed to fill him up a bit longer and he only has been stirring a couple of times in the night. With all the health benefits mentioned above I will continue to use the HIPP formula. I breastfed up until Archie was 6 months old and wanted something as a follow on milk that would meet all his health needs so he would continue to be happy and healthy and HIPP ticks all the boxes for me as a follow on milk. Obviously the Department of Health recommends that you breastfeed your baby exclusively for the first six months of their life; at around six months you can start to wean them onto solids. HiPP Organic understands that all babies are different and some mums might find that their baby is ready to accept solid foods a little sooner than this. HiPP Organic would always advise that you consult your health visitor for advice on when to start weaning.


HIPP Organic have kindly given the chance for one of my readers to win a lovely hamper including:

  •   HiPP milk storage tin
  • HiPP’s ‘HiPPofant’ cuddly toy
  • As well as a number of HiPP products (+6m):
  • Creamed Porridge Breakfast
  •  Penne with Tomato & Courgette
  • Pasta in a Tomato & Ham Sauce
  • Spaghetti Bolognese
  • Carrots, Sweetcorn & Sweet Potato with Apricots
  • Pumpkin, Carrot & Apple Spaghetti
  • Apple & Banana Crumble
  • Pear, Banana & Kiwi
  • Cherry, Apple & Banana Breakfast
  • Apple, Blueberry & Banana Muesli with Yoghurt

Enter below to be in with a chance of winning this great prize! Good luck!

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Disclaimer: I was sent the above mentioned products to review but all opinions are completely honest and my own.


Clangers #MotherToMother Mother’s Day Competition

Clangers have an exciting Mother to Mother competition especially to celebrate all of the wonderful Mother’s out there! In the lead up to Mother’s Day, they are asking you to share the one piece of advice you would pass on about being a mum and you could win a Spa Break! Every Mum’s dream! There are also daily prizes of Clangers: The Little Library and spa goodies up for grabs on the Clangers Facebook page.

Last week  became a official Clanger’s blogger which I am really excited about and was asked to share one piece of #MotherToMother advice. My advice as you can see below is something that I do everyday, I always make time to play with the boys as housework and other things can wait. Children grow up so fast and I want to treasure every moment and make sure they know they have my full time and attention.

The Clangers Team have also kindly given the chance for one of my readers to win a fantastic toy bundle. Please share with me and the over on the Clangers Facebook page your piece of Mother To Mother advice. Enter below to win the toy bundle and Good Luck! Have a lovely Mother’s Day this weekend!

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The Clangers Home Planet & Figures, Oscar’s Birthday Competition

Oscar got so many amazing presents for his birthday but one of his favourites was his new Clangers Home Planet play set which he got from his great-auntie and he also got the extra play sets to go with it. I used to love Clangers when I was younger and love that Oscar now watches and loves it too!

The Home Planet play set comes with Granny Clanger and has lots of different features. You can press the button and see Soup Dragon pop up, lift up the dustbin lid and there’s a secret slide and the Telescope can be put in different locations. You can also swing Granny on the hammock. The other play sets available all go with the Home Planet and can be all used together.

Smyths Toys currently have all the Clangers Toys in their clearance sale at amazing prices. I picked up the Home Planet for £10 instead of £25 and the family pack of figures for only £2 instead of £9.99. So I have brought an extra set as I thought they would be a great toy to giveaway. So to enter to win The Clangers Home Planet play set and the family figure pack enter below. Good Luck!


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TUMTUM Lunch Bag, Snack Pots & Water Bottle – Review & Competition

If you don’t already know TUMTUM are a multi award winning brand that aim to revolutionise dining for tots. When I was asked if I wanted to review on other their items I jumped at the chance as I had seen it in John Lewis and thought it was really eye catching and looked great. Out of the range there are three characters to choose from Scruff, Bluebell or bugs and I went for Scruff as I loved the blue bag for the boys and the dog character looks really sweet. We were then kindly sent a Scruff Insulated Lunchbag/Backpack, a set of four Scruff nesting snack pots and a Scruff water bottle.

Archie is 13 months now and has been eating ‘proper’ food for a while now as he is able to munch through most things with his 13 teeth and taking snacks out and about with me has been much easier thanks to the nesting snack pots. In the set that is £9.00 you get four brightly coloured pots in four different sizes and are perfect for taking out and about with you. I cut up bits of fruit and veg and put them in them, carrot stick crisps, a cut up sandwich for Archie and off we go. The snack pots are all dishwasher safe and the lids seal properly and tightly unlike some other pots we have used in the past. When not in use I can store the pots neatly inside one another and put in the cupboard. The snack pots are PVC, BPA & phthalate free.


When I take Archie’s lunch and snacks out with us in the pots they neatly fit into his Scruff Insulated lunch bag. I love that it can be used as a backpack too and will be able to grow with Archie and last for ages as when he gets bigger he can carry it around himself. Oscar can also use it too. It also has a carry handle on the top which I have been using and could also fit over a stroller handle. The Scruff design is so sweet and we have had comments from other people on what a nice looking lunch bag it is. The bag itself is insulated to protect lunch and snacks from the warmer weather. The bag is so spacious inside and you can easily fit everything you need for the day inside. I thought it was a cute extra touch that you can slot a photo of your child into the outside of the bag which if they used the lunch bag at school or nursery but couldn’t quite read their name yet they could identify their bag through there own photo. Again the bag is BPA & Phthalate free. The insulated lunch bag is £15. We went away last weekend and fitted all the snacks we needed inside!

Last but not least we were sent the Scruff water bottle which so far Oscar has seem to have hijacked. The water bottle has a flip top lid with a straw and is so easy to drink out of. The lid screws tightly on with no leakages at all and is dishwasher safe. I love the flip top bottles as when Oscar isn’t drinking out of it the straw is goes back inside and is protected by the lid which is much more hygienic then most drink bottles. The water bottle is £7. The whole range is lovely and TUMTUM also have Scruff cutlery, a dining set, super stable cup, a mega mat and a thermal food flask.

All in all the TUMTUM products are fantastic and have made eating out and about much easier and tidier. The quality of the bottle, pots and lunch bag are great and are a bargain too. You can see their full ranges HERE.

TUMTUM have kindly given the chance for one of my readers to win a Scruff Insulated lunchbag/backpack, snack pots and drinking bottle worth £31 which is the ultimate out and about set. Enter below and good luck!

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The TUMTUM range’s are available online, In John Lewis, Jo Jo Maman Bebe stores and other great independent stores. You can find your nearest stockist here.

The New Energi Trampoline Park Coming To Wilmslow & Competition

I posted about my friends at Energi Leisure Parks in October, ahead of the opening of their trampoline park in Preston in October. I’ve been to visit a couple of times  and it’s a brilliant venue for the whole family and has been a great success. I mentioned on the last blog post that the next Energi would not be far behind and we have been kept up to speed with the plans. Energi Wilmslow in Cheshire is all but complete and the doors will open at the end of this month!! It will be located at:

Energi Trampoline Arena, 4 Brooke Park, Epsom Avenue, Handforth, Wilmslow, Cheshire. SK9 3RL.

You can check out their Facebook page for regular updates, offers and competitions and also the Energi website.

I’ll post some pictures this week of the park which Greg and I have been shown and we’re looking forward to taking Oscar and Archie to the opening next week. Like Preston it’s in a super convenient location with plenty of on-site parking and the arena contains even more attractions and facilities this time. Over a hundred trampolines of different shapes and styles, airbags to jump onto, foam pits to play in, a climbing wall, interactive games, a separate kids one and much, much more.

As well as trampolining fun Energi have decided to offer organised parties, tots parties, street dance classes, Freerun lessons, and fitness classes for all ages. Call Energi Wilmslow on 0161 672 6799 for full details ahead of the online booking system going live later in the month. They’re already taking party bookings.

Not a penny has been spared on the development and it looks incredible.  As at Preston there is a really nicely designed cafe serving a variety of hot and cold food, top quality gourmet coffee and other hot drinks and ice slushes as a treat for the kids.

I have been invited to help with the opening party which is really exciting and have a limited no. of tickets for the event so if any local bloggers would like to attend please get in touch with me quickly!! You can email me on

I am not allowed to say just yet but Mummy’s Zone is aware of the next two locations set to open in the next couple of months. Watch this space! I also have a family ticket for 4 people for one of my readers to win and go and check out Energi Wilmslow for yourself! Enter below and Good Luck!

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Review and Competition – Cbeebies Sweet Dreams With Squidge Soft Toy

Recently we were sent a Cbeebies Sweet Dreams With Squidge from Golden Bear Toys. If you watch Cbeebies with your little ones like I do you will know who Squidge is as it is a permanent fixture on the channel. Golden Bear have a lovely Cbeebies Bugs range that includes the Cbeebies Sweet Dreams With Squidge,  a bedtime matching bugs game and a Cbeebies Toppling Bugbies tower game.

We are CBeebies fans in our house and for Archie’s birthday I made and sent in a birthday card which they showed on the birthday show. I also did this for Oscar on his first birthday.

The Cbeebies Sweet Dreams With Squidge is a sweet squidgy yellow bug that has a bedtime attached to him and plays the sweet dreams song and glows different colours to give off a light show. You simply press the star on Squidge and the Cbeebies sweet dreams song will play. Archie and Oscar like to watch In The Night Garden and then listen to the sweet dreams bedtime song and Oscar recognised the tune when he pressed the star on Squidge straight away.

The Squidge is the perfect size for your little ones to rest their head on and then listen to the peaceful tune, which is perfect for calm down time before bed. It is suitable for children aged 10 months plus so would make a great first birthday gift. Archie has watched how Oscar presses the star to activate the music and lights and tries so hard to copy him and do it himself. He really likes him and during the day crawls over to him and rests his head on him, it is very sweet.

The Cbeebies Sweet Dreams With Squidge has an RRP of £19.99 but is available at Amazon at the moment for only £9.99.

I also have a Cbeebies Sweet Dreams With Squidge for one of my readers to win. Enter below and good luck!

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Archie’s Birthday Competitions, Day 14 – JCB My First Tractor

A few months ago we were sent a JCB My First Tractor to review and both the boys loved it! It is a bright and colourful tractor which now Archie can crawl he has so much fun with. It comes with a detachable trailer and puts his play balls in the trailer and pushes it around. As you can see here Archie is having great fun!

In the My 1st JCB range there are 7 tractors available; a build and go digger, fun farm tractor Tim (the one we have), big wheeler Joey JCB, big wheeler Doug dumptruck, helpful Doug dumptruck, talkie Joey and talkie Dan dozer.My 1st JCB Talkie JoeyYou can read my full review HERE of what we thought of the Tractor and you can enter below to win a My 1st JCB Talkie Joey. Good Luck!

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