Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Win a Bounce 'n' Spin Zebra to celebrate a splendid idea for travelling families

It was busy at the airport. Between the garish shopfronts, holiday makers waited not so patiently for the instructions to change on the boards

"Help. Help me. Daddy, No, no. Help," screamed the toddler being hauled across the concourse by a harassed-looking woman.
Travellers unglued their gaze from the departure screens to stare at the child. Where was his father? What was that woman doing? Was he being abducted? Should they do something or tell someone?

"Help. I want my Daddy. Go 'way Mummy. Too busy. Help," continued my youngest son in his most carrying of voices. I was lugging him through the airport to find some lunch while the Panther of News was off on some luggage-based mission.

Only hours later I learned that in another terminal of the same airport, Fisher-Price were opening a shop and play area for kids up to school age. This is one of the best ideas I've heard in a mighty long time. 

I don't even begrudge F-P trying to sell as many toys as they can to struggling parents. Our recent trip - Glasgow to Salzburg via Gatwick - saw us spending a small fortune in plastic or sugar just in order to keep Boy Three from causing too much of mayhem or attracting the attention of the authorities. There were at least three versions of a certain red racing car purchased as well as numerous other bits of nonsense. It would have been excellent to take him somewhere he could try - at length - a toy before shelling out on it. 

To celebrate this marvellous innovation, open in Gatwick's South Terminal until October 28, Fisher Price have given me a Bounce 'n' Spin Zebra to give away as a prize. 

To enter, add a comment to this post before the end of August when I'll pick a winner at random. Follow my blog for a bonus second entry. 

39 comments:

  1. Lovely prize, thanks for the giveaway!
    @superluckydi

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  2. what a great giveaway! @mummyfever

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  3. im foloowing you too (i think) xx

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  4. I'd love this for my niece! I'm following you too :) @LauraCYMFT

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  5. I'm following you in GFC as Laura :)

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  6. great prize and I'm sure Baby G would love this too when she's older.
    @comidayvida

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  7. also following on GFC
    @comidayvida

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  8. My DS would have great fun on this

    @littleboo_21

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  9. Following you via GFC

    @littleboo_21

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  10. What a lovely prize! Please enter me :)

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  11. Following via GFC too @milkpetal

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  12. my son would love this please include me

    @ashlallan

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  13. i already follow with gfc as mummy24

    @ashlallan

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  14. I don't need the giveaway, but just wanted to say that by coincidence I found the FP shop at the at the weekend at a similar desperate moment. I can't recommend this toy highly enough: http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/3489343.htm?CMPID=GS001&_$ja=tsid:11527|cc:|prd:3489343|cat:nursery+%2F+baby+toys+%2F+baby+activity+toys+%2F my nearly 5 year old loved it, even thought it's for babies!

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  15. This would be amazing!!!!
    @plasticrosaries

    Following you too!

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  16. Would make a perfect present for my niece.

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  17. Love the Fisher Price play area idea, fantastic!

    @robynlclarke

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  18. Following your blog

    @robynlclarke

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  19. Looks like thisd be fab for C when he is bigger!

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  20. Fab prize! I'm following you (not literally!).

    lisa.morrow1@talktalk.net

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  21. please enter me in this draw.contact @pooohbear2811

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  22. Would love to win. @ericahughes

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  23. Following the blog.@ericahughes

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  24. I would love this @1Moaningmummy

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  25. I'm following your blog as well x

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  26. fantastic giveaway many thanks and good luck to all

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  27. @mummylion if we won this then maybe my son would stop asking me to spin him round, holding his arms. it makes him so happy but makes me feel so ill. the things you do eh?

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  28. i have followed too @mummylion

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  29. looks like a fab toy, count me in

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  30. I am following your blog on GFC

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  31. Following blog via GFC. Granddaughter would be so happy with this toy. It's bright and attractive, easily cleaned and the movement is excellent to calm and soothe. Thanks for this giveaway.

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  32. such a fab prize....looks soo much fun would love to win for my kids.
    facebook name of sarah clegg

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  33. im following your blog too x

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  34. hi count me in my little man would love this
    chris icu2neo2oo2@yahoo.co.uk

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