A loveable family animation to enjoy at home from Studio Canal and nWave pictures is now available on DVD and digital download. The Son of Bigfoot is set to be a family favourite this Christmas time and the good news is you can order it right now.  To celebrate, we’re giving away a copy of The Son of Bigfoot on DVD in an amazing family bundle with The House of Magic, A Turtle’s Tale & Robinson Crusoe. If you fancy finding out more about the new Bigfoot release and winning yourself this awesome bundle then read on.

 

win 4 fab titles including The Son of Bigfoot

A taste of what’s in store in The Son of Bigfoot

 Follow the young teenager, Adam, as he sets out to discover the mystery of his long lost Dad who turns out to be no other than Big Foot himself. The newly acquainted Father and son start making up for lost time together and Adam soon finds out his has inherited some of his father’s magical powers.  Just as well as they will both need to use all their superpowers as they are challenged by HairCo, the organisation chasing Bigfoot and unknowingly helped along by Adam. 

 

The Son of Big Foot

 

Follow Father and Son on their adventure, let yourself be swept up in the story and clever animation designed to keep the whole family on the edge of their seat.

 

Shots from the Son of Bigfoot Film

Need to know facts for Son of Bigfoot on DVD

Released: 20th November 2017
Distributor: StudioCanal
Animated by: nWave Pictures
Price: £5.99
Certificate: PG
Run time: 88 minutes
Available: Amazon

 

Win your family DVD bundle featuring The Son of Bigfoot DVD 

 

Win these four titles including The Son of Bigfoot

 

If you fancy stocking up on home entertainment classics this Christmas why not enter to win this amazing bundle for your family. Just follow the instructions below. Good luck to all taking part.

4 DVD bundle from StudioCanal

Disclosure

I have not seen a copy of the films myself or been paid to write this post but the giveaway is provided for Coombe Mill blog readers with thanks to StudioCanal.

Last week I mentioned how difficult it can be having my teenage children in my photos these days. This week I am proud to share not just one teenager but all of them and Farmer Nick too. The occasion was my 50th Birthday party. I was determined to mark my half century in style with a fun filled party and not a oldies style sit down event and be surrounded by all my family. While I can take no credit for the photos as I am in them all, I am very grateful to all who took over my camera on the night for the official and unofficial photos.  The theme was James Bond which resulted in some great themed and smart outfits. I enjoyed every minute of the evening with 4 generations present as well as friends. We gambled (fake money) and danced the night away and while it took a lot of organising, it was a wonderful memorable evening. As an added bonus I finally have a photo to replace the now rather dated picture of The Family Team on my website. Nick and I may look much the same, but a couple of years make a huge difference with children.  

 

New updated photo from my birthday party last Saturday

Birthday parties are the best with all the family team   

 Farmer Nick and me looking very un-farmer like

 

Farmer Nick and me at my 50th Birthday party

 

The unofficial snaps make me smile. I had gathered all the kids around me while I said a few words, the contents of which I can’t quite remember, but something must have made them smile judging by the photo. Even better is noticing the casual arms draped around one another, there is nothing more wonderful to see as a parent than your kids like this.  

Looking very much a family

Family gathered for speech at Fiona's 50th Birthday Party

 

Not to be left out Jed grabbed the microphone from me and added his own words, I love this photo of him looking as though he is mid karaoke! 

Jed taking centre stage

Jed takes the microphone: birthday parties to remember

 

I can now safely say organising an adult birthday party is at least as much work as a children’s party, but twice the fun. If you have a significant birthday approaching, do consider a good party, it really is such a memorable way to embrace a new decade, bring family and friends together and keep the inner kid in you alive.   

Welcome to Country Kids from Coombe Mill 

Country Kids is the original outdoor family fun linky designed to: 

“Encourage family fun outdoors, in an age where technology and screens are such a draw to a sedentary indoor life”

Welcome back if you are a regular to Country Kids and if you are new please join in. You will find plenty of inspiration for enjoying outdoor space and please do share your own adventures. We support the National Trust 100 things to do before you are 11¾ along with all other ideas for family fun outside. 

 

Country Kids 25.11.17

Because winter clothing makes happy outdoor kids

Here on the farm we have had a full on weekend with my 50th birthday celebrations. I was thrilled to have my great nieces and nephews down to celebrate with me. Thankfully they know the farm well and enjoyed their time outdoors as if it were summer thanks to some great little wellies and all in one suits. Don’t let winter weather keep you indoors, dress accordingly and embrace those outdoor moments away from central heating and indoor lighting.   I hope you’ll share on the link up below. 

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I am delighted to have Rockfish as the sponsor for Country Kids. Rockfish are a local Cornish company specializing in stylish quality wellingtons for all the family. We have been offering their country wellies in our borrow room here on the farm for over a year and they are always popular for their style, comfort and durability.

Each week my favourite #CountryKids posts, which include my badge or a link back here,  will be considered for a free pair of Rockfish Wellies at the end of the month; the perfect way to enjoy the outdoors whatever the weather throws your way. Keep your posts coming, it could be you winning next!

For more more information on the Rockfish Wellies on offer with us and terms and conditions to win see here. 

 

Favourite posts from last week added to the shortlist for winning the November Rockfish Wellies:

Top Commenter this week: Lucy from Kids of the Wild

Herne Hill Mum and the family enjoyed a whistlestop tour of Wales with plenty of outdoor adventures.

Fireworks are always a great family activity and Ethan & Evelyn enjoyed a fantastic show at Hitchin priory. 

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I felt like I was due a lucky break, we had bravely fulfilled a few soggy activity hour sessions, dodging showers with wellies to complete our outdoor tasks and retreating into the games room for the crafts. This week we were blessed with a winter sun that felt more like summer and I was determined to make the most of it by collecting and using nature that wasn’t soaked through. An autumn scavenger hunt for nature’s treasures was my starting point and my mind was full of possibilities to make with our collected goodies.

 

Autumn Scavenger Hunt and Craft Keepsake

A treat to start

I had set out quite a challenge for little legs so we started by enjoying a homemade cookie for energy while I explained the scavenger hunt and handed out collecting bags and pens.

 

Homemade busicuits before a nature hunt

Autumn Scavenger hunt

We set off and in no time the children had spotted the first things on their list. Acorns and acorn leaves, helicopter seeds and sycamore leaves.

 

finding nature on a scavenger hunt

 

Encouraged by our early finds we wandered through the fairy gardens for more treasures and on across the farm path where all the children managed to tick off everything on their list. I think the elderberries and hawthorn berries were their favourite, they looked so juicy and ripe unlike the blackberries which really were looking end of season.  

 

Scavenger hunt on the farm

Hello from the animals

We had added the pigs and the chickens to our tick sheet knowing we would pass them, but the sheep and goats also came to say hello in the hope a branch might be spared for them. Finally we took the footbridge back across the open field to our craft station where we emptied out our treasures ready to make some autumn crafts.

 

Spotting animals on the farm in a scavenger hunt

Autumn Scavenger hunt leaf keepsake

The children chose an oak or sycamore leaf card with double sided tape to arrange their autumn scavenger hunt find on. It made a lovely keepsake of all the things they found from the sheet.

Leaf collage farm craft

 

Autumn Wreath

The remaining collected items were used to thread into paper plate wreaths. Here all the pretty berries and flowers made a colourful collection to hang in each house. A few pieces of autumnal coloured floristry ribbon completed the wreaths and the children left happy with their afternoons work.

 

Autumn wreath made from paper plate and nature

I can totally recommend a scavenger hunt as a way to motivate little legs on a country walk and learn about nature all at once.

 

 

Country Kids

If you are looking for a fun board game this Christmas that will keep the whole family entertained, laughing and competing frantically then look no further. Staccups from University Games is the fun stack by colour, fast paced, hand eye coordination game must have this season. It only takes a minute to learn, but will you be fast enough to win? If this sounds like a challenge for you and your family this Christmastime read on to discover more about the game and a chance to win one yourself.

Staccups the fast paced family board game

How to play a game of Staccups

The game is designed for 2, 3 or 4 players. The little cups are designed with one colour on the base and another on the top jut to try and confuse you. There are more than one way to play set out in the rules but essentially it is a race to place a top colour on your stack onto a matching base colour on the podium before your opponent does. If no one can go then you spin the central spinner to reveal a new colour to play to.

 

Playing Staccups

What we loved

We had several round of fun and laughter, frustrations and shouting but all in the best possible taste. Something makes the looser want to come back for a rematch, it sounds so simple but being fast enough is the trick.

 

 

 

It makes a great all round family game, though I also see it as a fun adult game after a few drinks and an excellent pre-exam trainer for teenagers as a bit of light relief from exam revision with brain speed training. Change the rules to turn taking for young children to help with colour identification and basic hand eye coordination and suddenly you have the perfect game for all ages and all occasions.

Need to Know

 

Suitable from Age 8 to adult (with revised rules can be played from age 4 plus).
Made by University Games
Price £19.99
Available from Smyths Toys, Argos, Toys R Us, and The Entertainer
Contents  32x Staccup Cups 1 x Podium Stand Spinner

 

Win your game of Staccups with University Games and Coombe Mil

If you fancy bringing some family fun to your Christmas time with this fast paced game why not enter to win. Just follow the instructions below. Good luck to all taking part.

Staccups

Disclosure

We were sent our Staccups game for the purpose of this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. If you are staying with us this Christmas and beyond our game is available to borrow from the Coombe Mill Games room, when we haven’t got it in play!