Lightning Reaction Reloaded Electric Shock Game

Posted on May 20th, 2019 - Fiona

If you are struggling for the perfect father’s Day gift this year, we may just have the most innovative, fun filled answer for any adrenaline loving risk taking Dad out there who is game for a laugh. Lightning Reaction Reloaded from Prezzybox is a game quite unlike any other. It is all about fast reaction time and watch out if you are slowest to respond as you’ll receive an electric shock so everyone knows just who was caught out. Definitely a game for adults and older kids, but don’t worry, the electric shock is adjustable so you can make it as shocking or not as you choose.

 If you fancy giving the Dad in your house a shock this Father’s Day and creating some family entertainment time that will give you all a laugh and keep the kids happily off the screens for a while then read on to discover more about Lightning Reaction Reloaded and how you can win yourself a game.  

 

Lightning Reaction Reloaded Electric Shock Game

More about Lightning Reaction Reloaded

The game is can be played with two, three or four players. It needs loading with 3*AAA batteries then each player takes a handset. Press the start button and the sound begins. When the sound stops the light goes from red to green indicating it is time to press the handset trigger. Be the last to react and you are in for the shock. Press too soon and the same will happen!

 

Lightening Reaction Game in Play

Warning

Lightning Reaction Reloaded is recommended for age 14 plus due to the electric shock effect. However we have played it responsibly on a low setting with adult supervision with our children from age 10 and they love it.  That said the game is unsuitable for anyone using a pacemaker, suffering epilepsy or heart conditions and it is not advised for pregnant women.

What we love

  • It is a great party game
  • Tests reaction speed
  • The level of shock can be turned up or down
  • Great fun for teens and adults
  • Easy to set up and play

See how much fun it can be in our short video clip:

Need to know

RSP £24.99
Suitable from Age 14+
Players2 – 4
Batteries not included Needs 3*AAA batteries
Made by Paladone Products Ltd
StockistsPrezzybox

 

Win your Lightning Reaction Reloaded Game from Prezzybox with Coombe Mill

For your chance to win this electric shock reaction game and pump up the adrenaline to your party or father’s day just follow the instructions below. Good luck to all taking part.

Lightning Reaction Game

Disclosure

We were sent our game for the purpose of this review. All thoughts and opinions on the game are my own.

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Stamp your mark with Stamptastic Block and Ink

Posted on May 6th, 2019 - Fiona

If you dread labelling up kit for kids we have the best ever cheats answer for you. Stamptastic are the experts in no sew, no mess named permanent ink printing labels. Think nursery school clothes, school uniforms, PE kit, stationary, school residential trips, after school club kit and more. Read on to discover how much use we have had from their bespoke branded logo stamp for Coombe Mill and how you could win a stamp with your child’s name on it for all your labelling needs. 

 

Stamptastic Block and Ink

More about Stamptastic

I have been a big fan of Stamptastic since they first launched. As a busy working mum with 6 children, Stamptastic was the answer to all my school and business labelling. It was being in the same situation that led Founders Francesca and Emma to develop the range, which has gone from strength to strength each year. While school labelling was the beginning, the range now extends to fun and branded logos for all kinds of events.  

Name Stamp and Ink Pad

 The ink pad and stamp block are so easy to use you’ll want to label everything in sight, just because you can! The stamp block is £10.00 and ink pad £12.00, both are sold separately and if like me, time is money, you will be saving yourself a fortune! No problem if your ink runs low, just order some more when you need it.  You can see my review of the Name Stamp and Ink Pad here.  (Nb these are the products for the Giveaway below).  

 

Stamptastic block and Ink

Bespoke Logo for your family or business

We have been lucky enough to be sent one of the new ‘design your own logo’ stamp blocks from Stamptastic. How cool is this, our very own Coombe Mill logo stamp!

 

Stamptastic Coombe Mill Logo

 

Even in just one colour it is so very clearly ours.  I have been busy labelling everything from farm certificates to welly boots and books to farm overalls. Just like the name stamp, it is easy to order online and easy to use when it arrives. Check out our little video to see just what we mean. 

What we love about the Stamptastic stamp and ink range

  • Easy to order online with efficient delivery
  • Bespoke to you (tip: If you have more than one child, why not just use a surname, or include all their initials on the stamp)
  • Intuitive to use
  • Super quick to stamp
  • Lasts wash after wash
  • Refill ink pads available online
  • Stamp block is hard wearing and built to last. (One stamp block did all 6 of my children through school and is still in use now at Coombe Mill).
  • Transparent block allows easy positioning of the stamp
  • Stamps to a variety of clean flat surface materials
  • Get the whole school on board with a 20% discount via the PTA team (details online)

Win your Stamptastic Block Stamp and Ink Pad with Coombe Mill

If you’d like your child’s name on a stamp to make light work of labelling everything from PE kit to stationary then follow the instructions below for £22 worth of bespoke block and ink. Good luck to all taking part.

Stamptastic Block Stamp and Ink Pad

Disclosure

We were sent our Stamptastic Coombe Mill stamp for the purpose of this review, however all thoughts and opinions expressed here about the products are my own.

 

 

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Sounds of Nature: World of Forests

Posted on April 22nd, 2019 - Fiona

For nature and animal lovers the new book from Quarto Kids is simply a must. Sounds of Nature: World of Forests explores 10 different forests across the world, each on a double page spread. Packed with interesting facts and information, the book can’t fail to delight. The interactive sounds really bring each forest to life for the reader. Read on to discover more about the book and for your chance to win a copy here with us.

Sounds of Nature World of Forests

More about Sounds of Nature: World of forests   

The clever sound system to play on each page keeps the reader matching each sound to an animal following the number guide.  The deciduous forest of the New Forest in the UK will be the most familiar to most with easily identifiable animal sounds, however even here there are some surprising facts to learn. Did you know there are wild pigs in the forest to eat the fallen acorns and other nuts that might otherwise be poisonous to the grazing ponies and cows? We know how much Sally, our holiday farm pig, loves the fallen acorns here.

Move away from familiar territory, especially outside of Europe, and the sounds of the forest become more mysterious and intriguing. We enjoyed the sounds from the Boreal forest, Mangrove Forest and Desert forest. Though our Alpaca at Coombe Mill are camelids and sound rather like the Dromedary camel of the desert forest.

 

Pages from Sounds of Nature World of Forests

What we love

  • Interactive sound system with number guide to match each animal with its sound.
  • Colourful illustrations which build the forest scene.
  • Informative facts for each animal
  • Quick paragraph detailing each forest habitat
  • Education made fun

 

Video of Sounds of Nature: World of Forests.

Need to Know

RSP£14.99
Age Range5-7 years
IllustratorRobert Frank Hunter 
Book format

Hardback

24 pages

Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 0.6 x 12.4 inches
Publisher Wide eyed Editions (Quarto)
ISBN-10:
ISBN-13:

1786033275

978-1786033277

StockistsQuarto Kids online, Amazon,
Sound SystemComes with 3 AG-13button cell batteries (3*1.5v = 4.5v) replace with similar.

 

Win your copy of Nature: World of Forests with Quarto and Coombe Mill

For your chance to WIN a copy of this lovely book with sounds simply follow the instructions below. Good luck to all taking part.

Sounds of Nature World of Forests

Disclosure

We were sent our copy of Sounds of Nature: World of Forests for the purpose of this review. All thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own. A copy of the book can be found in the Coombe Mill Games Room for our holiday guests to borrow.

 


Sticker World Farm, Castle, Airport

Posted on April 8th, 2019 - Fiona

We all know kids are a source of creativity and imagination. Without the wisdom and experience of life the world is full of possibilities. Lonely Planet kids aims to fuel this creativity and expand young minds with their fun to create themed sticker world books. We have looked before at Sticker World Zoo, Museum, Theme Park and know how much fun they are. Imagine my delight in discovering there is now Sticker World Farm! This is an opportunity for kids to create their very own farm just as they want it. Farmer Nick watch out, there could be some little experts joining you soon full of farming ideas! Alongside Sticker World Farm, in the new series there is Sticker World Castle and Airport. We have all 3 to giveaway to one lucky winner. Read on to discover more about the range and for your chance to win.  

 

Sticker world farm airport and castle

More about Sticker World Farm, Castle and Airport

Create your own farm or airport or restore your own castle. The books guide you through the process giving just enough information to keep ideas realistic, yet allowing creative minds to flourish. With over 500 stickers in each book there is no shortage of options to make your farm, airport or castle bespoke.  Create a map, choose your crops or animals, design your coat of armour or create a colourful luggage tag. Each book is packed with information and challenges making learning fun and creative.

 

 

Pages from Sticker World Farm by Lonely Planet Kids

What we love

  • Interactive

  • Educational

  • Creative

  • Fuels imagination

  • Fun subjects kids love

  • Can be as simple or advanced as the child chooses.


Play for an insight into Sticker World Farm Book 

Need to Know

RSP £5.99 per book
Suitable for  Age 5 upwards
Product Dimensions
  • Soft back
  • 40 pages,
  • 500 stickers
  • Dimensions: 216mm × 270mm
Illustrated byAviel Basil
Written byKait Eaton
Produced byLonely Planet Kids
StockistsLonely Planet online shop, Amazon
ISBN: 9781788680271

 

Win your copies of Lonely Planet Sticker World Farm, Castle and Airport

For your chance to win all 3 of these great sticker books simply follow the instructions below. Good luck to all taking part.

 

3 Sticker World Books

 

Disclosure

I was sent the sticker books for the purpose of this review. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.  


Scratch and Learn Human Body

Posted on March 25th, 2019 - Fiona

Science is such a fascinating topic and what more so than learning how our own body works? Since science is a topic children today will need to study until the age of 16 it is even more important that they should enjoy and be excited by the content right from the start. With this in mind we have found the perfect book for age 3+ to begin to understand what makes our bodies tick. Scratch and Learn Human Body from Quarto Kids is packed with discovery and interactive activities making this book a must. To discover more, and for your chance to win your own copy, do read on.

 

Scratch and Learn Human Body

About Scratch and Learn Human Body

There is a new theme to discover on every double page spread. Learn about skeletons, muscles and our organs and how our brain works. Each page has fun to do suggested activities to reinforce the learning. Perhaps the best part is using the clip away scratch pen to uncover different body parts and functions. This is such a simple idea, yet effective at making some difficult concepts more appealing and fun to learn.   

pages from Human Body scratch and learn

What we love

  • Interactive scratch and reveal

  • Clear and simplified illustrations

  • Fun to do activities to demonstrate learning

  • Supports the themes in KS1 curriculum

  • Ideal from Age 3 but suitable all through to KS2

 

Need to Know

RSP £11.99
AuthorKaty Flint
IllustratorAna Seixas
Format
  • Hardback
  • 16 pages
  •  240 x 260 x 10.16mm | 612.35g
Age Range3 – 7 years
PublisherWide Eyed (Quarto Kids)
Available from Quarto Online shop, Amazon, Waterstones.
 1786033232

 

Win your copy of Scratch and Learn Human Body with Quarto and Coombe Mill

For your chance to win this super nonfiction first science book simply follow the instructions below. Good luck to all taking part.

Scratch and Learn Human Body Book

Disclosure

We were sent our copy of Scratch and Learn for the purpose of this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. The Coombe Mill copy can be borrowed by holiday makers from the games room library.

 

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