CADBURY EASTER EGG HUNT AND FAMILY PICNIC GIVEAWAY 2018

We have tickets to giveaway to TWO very lucky Kidding Around Australia families to the Werribee Park Family Picnic & Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt! Tickets usually sell out, so if you haven’t purchased yours, and you definitely want to go then click HERE!

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Cadbury are once again sharing the joy of Easter with Victorian families with its renowned Werribee Park Family Picnic & Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt, raising much-needed funds for The Royal Children’s Hospital’s Good Friday Appeal.

All proceeds from the Family Picnic & Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt are donated to the Good Friday Appeal that benefits children and families at The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne. Having been to the hospital with both the Kidding Around Australia kids, we cannot express how grateful we are to have such an amazing facility in Australia!

TWO VERY LUCKY FAMILIES WILL EACH WIN FOUR TICKETS (VALUED AT $60) TO THE WERRIBEE PARK FAMILY PICNIC & CADBURY EASTER EGG HUNT ON GOOD FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 2018.

FIRSTLY, MAKE SURE YOU FOLLOW US ON:

Facebook – Kidding Around Australia and Cadbury Dairy Milk Australia

Instagram – Kidding Around Australia

TO ENTER:

Simply, fill out this entry form with your details and tell us in 50 words or less “What is your favourite Cadbury chocolate and why?”

*IF YOU CAN’T SEE THE ENTRY FORM PLEASE GO TO OUR WEBSITE AS SOME PHONES AND MEDIA DO NOT SUPPORT THIS APPLICATION.

By entering this giveaway, you agree to all the terms and conditions. The official rules and terms and conditions of this giveaway can be found by clicking HERE. You will need to enter a valid email address so that we can contact you – don’t worry it will not be published or shared with anyone else! Please refer to our Privacy Policy for more information. 

Competition closes 9pm AEST 6 March 2017.  Winners will be announced on March 7, 2017 at 10am. 

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WIND IN THE WILLOWS, The Australian Shakespeare Company

WIND IN THE WILLOWS IS STILL TOADALLY OUR FAVOURITE!

It’s been two years of us telling anyone who will listen about how fantastic Wind In The Willows is! If you have the chance to join Mr. Toad, Ratty, Weasel, Mole, Badger, Otter, Portly and the Head Chief Rabbit in the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne to watch them bring to life Kenneth Grahame’s famous tale about life on the riverbank, then please do it!

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Now in it’s 31st year, Wind in the Willows begins with the Head Chief Rabbit turning everyone into rabbits with a waggle of the ears, a wiggle of the nose and some whispering willows!
As ‘rabbits’ you are encouraged to get involved and become part of the adventure by singing out loud, running through the gardens and laughing at all the crazy antics!

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GEORGINA SAYS

DON’T FORGET TO PACK A PICNIC FULL OF YUMMY GOODIES, A RUG TO SIT ON, A HAT, INSECT REPELLENT AND SOME SUNSCREEN. THE PRODUCTION MOVES LOCATION HALF WAY THROUGH SO MAKE SURE YOU ARE READY TO FOLD UP YOUR PICNIC RUG, GRAB YOUR STUFF AND GO FOR A LITTLE STROLL TO THE NEXT SET.

We LOVE this show if you haven’t already picked up on it! Our top tip is to make sure you send the kids off with the cast and stay behind for some adult jokes and fun! We laugh until our cheeks hurt! This is interactive theatre at it’s best and you and your family will be talking about it, singing the songs and counting down the days until next year!

So, HOP TO IT, the season finishes soon so book your tickets and don’t forget to get a photo with the cast after the show!

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MORE INFORMATION

WHERE: Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne. Enter via Gate F on Birdwood Avenue

BOOKINGS:www.shakespeareaustralia.com.au or call 8676 7511

Tickets are available at the on-site box office unless sold out, box office opens one hour prior to each performance.

www.shakespeareaustralia.com.au

Please note all details quoted are correct at the time of publishing. All details are subject to change without notice and Kidding Around Australia takes no responsibility for information contained in this post. Please check the appropriate website to ensure that information is still correct and current.

Artvo, Melbourne.

I have to be honest, an art gallery is not somewhere that I take the kids often. Something about being quiet and not touching anything has me in a mild panic before we even get in the car!

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Well, the time’s, they are a changing! The Artvo Immersive Gallery is the first art gallery of its kind in Australia and is located in Melbourne’s District Docklands precinct (formerly Harbor Town). Unlike other art galleries or museums, you can touch and interact with over 100 amazing large scale 3D artworks covering the walls and floors!

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Artvo recruited 14 international artists with over 40 years of experience to complete the awe-inspiring paintings with works complete in just 60 days.

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Now, I could go on and on about it but really, our photos do all the talking! I will say, that capturing photos on your smart phone is simple – we did take our “big” camera as well and to be honest, we got better photos on the phone. All you need to do is step onto the clearly marked photo point on the ground in front of each painting and follow the easy to read directions. There are TV screens showing you how to get the best results as well as the photo tips on the floor that tell you if you should be using a vertical or horizontal image capture, camera flash on or off and how to position yourself for a mind-bending picture result. There are also staff on hand to help you get the best image and to take family and group shots!

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There are 11 themed galleries in 1900sqm, so let’s get to it!

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As you can see, Alegria absolutely loved hamming it up for the camera, and Isaac liked it for about an hour and then started to get antsy. On this basis, I’d say that you have a limited time frame for under 5’s whilst school aged kids will have a great time. Everyone loves seeing the results of the image they just took as it looks completely different on screen!

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Artvo is open 7 days and is a fun, family-friendly destination – get ready to pose and get your photo taken!

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MORE INFORMATION

Venue: Artvo, 26 Star Crescent, Level 1, Harbortown Docklands, Melbourne
Dates &Times: Sun-Thurs 10am-6pm / Fri-Sat 10am-11:30pm / Open 7 Days
Tickets: Adult $28/ Child 5-15yrs $18/ Child up to 4 yrs Free / Conc $25 / Family from $55
Booking and Info: artvo.com.au
Social Media: facebook.com/ArtVoMelbourne , instagram.com/artvo_melbourne ,   twitter.com/artvo_melbourne

Operation Ouch Giveaway!

OPERATION OUCH! Live on Stage
With Dr Chris and Dr Xand

Following their sold out Australian tour in January 2017, Dr Chris and Dr Xand, the
stars of hit ABC Me children’s television series Operation Ouch!, are coming back to
Australia with a brand new show! The Operation Ouch Live! Summer Tour will visit
15 venues across Australia throughout January 2018.

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TV’s favourite identical twins have been hard at work – creating more incredible
medical stunts and even crazier experiments … and the show is packed with
fascinating facts about biology and the awesome things your body can do. Plus they’ll
share their favourite bits from the TV show!

Dr Chris and Dr Xand van Tulleken grew up in London and trained in medicine at
Oxford University, graduating in 2002. They have combined work in the UK’s National
Health Service with global health work and television; appearing in Blizzard: Race to
the Pole, Medicine Men and Medicine Men Go Wild.

According to Xand, he is seven minutes older, half an inch shorter and five kilos
heavier than his brother! Chris is seven minutes younger, half an inch taller and five
kilos lighter. And for this, he believes he is twice the man Xand is!

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GIVEAWAY!

We have 2 x Family Passes (4 tickets) to give away for Perth, Melbourne, Geelong and Canberra! Please make sure you can attend these dates and times before you enter!

PERTH, Riverside Theatre 21 January – 6PM x 2 family passes
MELBOURNE, The Plenary 23 January – 5.30PM x 2 family passes
GEELONG, Costa Hall 25 January – 5pm x 2 family passes
CANBERRA, Llewlyn Theatre 28 January – 6PM x 2 family passes

To Enter, simply send us an email and tell us why you want to win!

FOR MORE CHANCES TO WIN – Please head to www.facebook.com/kiddingaroundaustralia 

 

 

 

 

Entries close: For PERTH 20/1/18 at 12pm, for MELBOURNE, GEELONG and CANBERRA 22/1/18 at 5pm AEST.

 

Don’t miss Dr Chris and Dr Xand LIVE ON STAGE as they explore medical science

from a kid’s-eye view.

MORE INFORMATION

www.operationouchliveonstage.com

FULL TOUR DETAILS

 

MANDURAH, Performing Arts Centre
19 January
Bookings: 08 9550 3900 or
http://www.manpac.com.au

BUNBURY, Entertainment Centre
20 January
Bookings: 1300 661 272 or
http://www.bunburyentertainment.com

PERTH, Riverside Theatre
21 January
Bookings: 132 849 or
http://www.ticketek.com.au

MELBOURNE, The Plenary
23 January
Bookings: 13 28 49 or
http://www.ticketek.com.au

BENDIGO, Ulumburra Theatre
24 January
Bookings: 03 5434 6100 or
http://www.gotix.com.au

GEELONG, Costa Hall
25 January
Bookings: 03 5225 1200 or
http://www.gpac.org.au

CANBERRA, Llewlyn Theatre
28 January
Bookings: 1300 665 915 or
http://www.ticketek.com.au

 

Alice in Wonderland – The Australian Shakespeare Company

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As you know, we really enjoy the Australian Shakespeare Company‘s productions. We think they are a great way to introduce children to the world of live theatre! We had never seen the Australian Shakespeare Company’s version of Alice in wonderland (based on Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll’s classic story) so we knew we had to change that!

We grabbed our picnic blanket, our chairs and a picnic and headed off to Rippon Lea Estate (the gardens are amazing to explore after the show) and joined Alice as she follows the White Rabbit into the fun and magical world of Wonderland.

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Of course, the production is funny and there’s plenty of audience participation. We would expect nothing less of an Australian Shakespeare Company’s production! You can expect to see a hoard of little caterpillars are encouraged to crawl away as fast as they can before the Queen shouts “off with their heads” and they are all cheered on by a large deck of playing cards!

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Top Tip: Don’t put your kids in clothes that you don’t want grass stains on the knees!

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All of your favourite characters are there! Alice dances with the Dodo, is surprised by the Cheshire Cat, sings with Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee, talks with a Caterpillar, sneezes with the Duchess, has tea with the Mad Hatter and keeps her head from the Queen of Hearts.

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Photography during the performance is not allowed, but there are plenty of photo opportunities after the show.

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Alice in Wonderland is a fun, fast-paced journey into fantasy and the kids will love it!

MORE INFORMATION

9 – 28 January, 2018
Tues – Sun, 11am and Thurs and Fri, 6pm
Tickets: $25 (children under 12 months free), $90 Family (4 people). $20 and $80 Family Early Bird Tickets available till 11 December
Bookings: 03 8676 7511 and online at www.shakespeareaustralia.com.au/productions/alice-in-wonderland/
Venue: Ripponlea House and Gardens – 192 Hotham St, Elsternwick (entry via main gate on Hotham St)
www.shakespeareaustralia.com.au

Tinkerbell and the Dream Fairies – Australian Shakespeare Company

If you have been thinking about introducing your little ones to live theatre, then Tinkerbell and the Dream Fairies by the Australian Shakespeare Company is the perfect introduction.

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Returning from a sell-out season in London, the Tinkerbell and the Dream Fairies musical is being performed in Melbourne’s Athenaeum Theatre 2, and Geelong’s Botanic Gardens.

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The show has been moved indoors for the Melbourne season (the Melbourne weather was too unpredictable to ensure the comfort of your littlest theatre fans), which is great for children aged between 3 – 8 as they join Tinkerbell and her friends the Dream Fairies, from a Midsummer Night’s Dream, as she searches for her wings.

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Together with Tinkerbell, the cheeky Mustardseed (who entices the most laughter from young and old), fluttery Moth, daring Cobweb, sweet Peasblossom create a flurry of fun and encourage all of the little fairies and elves to help them as they sing, dance and do some pretty impressive acrobatics before heading off on a special adventure to ‘Bubble Land’.

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Photography is prohibited during the performance, however if you remember to bring your camera you can get a photo with the cast after the show!

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MORE INFORMATION

MELBOURNE SEASON
2 – 27 January, 2018
Tues 11am, Wed – Sat, 11am and 2pm
Tickets: $20 each (children under 12 months free), $80 Family (4 people)
Bookings: 03 8676 7511 and online at www.shakespeareaustralia.com.au/productions/tinkerbell-and-the-dream-fairies or via TICKETEK
Venue: Athenaeum Theatre 2 – 188 Collins Street, Melbourne.
www.shakespeareaustralia.com.au

GEELONG SEASON
29 December 2017
11am and 2pm
Tickets: $20 each (children under 12 months free), $80 Family (4 people)
Bookings: 03 8676 7511 and online at www.shakespeareaustralia.com.au/productions/tinkerbell-and-the-dream-fairies/ or via TICKETEK
Venue: Geelong Botanic Gardens
www.shakespeareaustralia.com.au

Please note all details quoted are correct at the time of publishing. All details are subject to change without notice and Kidding Around Australia takes no responsibility for information contained in this post. Please check the appropriate website to ensure that information is still correct and current.

Giveaway – Australian Shakespeare Company! Win tickets to Wind in the Willows, Alice in Wonderland or Tinkerbell and the Dream Fairies in Melbourne

We have teamed up with the Australian Shakespeare Company to give 3 lucky families tickets to go and see Wind in the Willows, Alice in Wonderland or Tinkerbell and the Dream Fairies in Melbourne.

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We absolutely LOVE these shows, so much so, that they have become a tradition for the Kidding Around Australia family!

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I can’t tell you how much we LOVE the Australian Shakespeare Company’s Wind in the Willows! This is a must do for the school holidays! For over 90 minutes, you will be entertained by all of the classic characters – Mr. Toad, Ratty, Weasel, Mole, Badger, Otter, Portly, Polly and the Head Chief Rabbit at the Royal Botanic Gardens as you watch them bring to life Kenneth Grahame’s famous tale about life on the riverbank.  The children (and let’s face it, most parents) are transformed into rabbits by the Head Chief Rabbit with a waggle of the ears and a wiggle of the nose and have a wonderful outdoor adventure!

If you would like to see what we thought or our top tips for the show, then click HERE and HERE!

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Alice in Wonderland comes to life in the beautiful surrounds of Rippon Lea House and Gardens this Summer holidays, and all the crazy characters will be there! You can join Alice as she goes down the rabbit hole and follows the White Rabbit into the entertaining
and magical world of Wonderland. She’ll get taller and smaller, dance with the Dodo, talk with a Caterpillar, sneeze with the Duchess, have tea with the Mad Hatter, and keep her head from the Queen of Hearts.

This captivating promenade-style children’s production will keep your whole family enthralled and delighted. With acrobatics, singing, dancing, and riddles and rhymes, there’s lots of fun participation for the kids. Even the adults have to turn into cards and march behind the Queen of Hearts – or it’s off with their heads!

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Children aged between 3-8 will love to follow Tinkerbell and her friends the Dream Fairies, from a Midsummer Night’s Dream, as she searches for her wings at the Athenaeum Theatre 2, in Melbourne’s CBD.

Together with Tinkerbell, the cheeky Mustardseed (who entices the most laughter from the young audience), fluttery Moth, daring Cobweb, sweet Peasblossom and little Dewdropcreate a flurry of fun and encourage all of the little fairies and elves to help them as they sing, dance and do some pretty impressive acrobatics before heading off on a special adventure to ‘Bubble Land’.

If you would like to see what we thought or our top tips for the show, then click HERE!

GIVEAWAY

We are giving away a family pass (2A+2C) to each show! Please make sure you are able to attend on the date listed below:

Wind in the Willows – Friday 29 December, 6pm. Online info here: http://www.shakespeareaustralia.com.au/productions/willows/

Alice in Wonderland – Sunday 14 January, 11am. Online info here: http://www.shakespeareaustralia.com.au/productions/alice-in-wonderland/

Tinkerbell and the Dream Fairies – Tuesday 9 January, 11am. Online info here: http://www.shakespeareaustralia.com.au/productions/tinkerbell-and-the-dream-fairies/

SO WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO DO NOW?

FIRSTLY, MAKE SURE YOU LIKE AND FOLLOW KIDDING AROUND AUSTRALIA ON FACEBOOK AND INSTAGRAM TO KEEP UP TO DATE WITH ALL THAT WE DO!

TO ENTER:

1 ✅ Enter your details in the form below and tell us which show you would like to see!

2 ✅ Enter also on Facebook and Instagram for bonus entries.

Competition ends 26 December, 2017 (8pm AEST). The winner will be chosen by random draw and announced on this post.

(IF YOU CAN’T SEE THE FORM, IT MAY BE THAT IT IS NOT SUPPORTED BY YOUR EMAIL SO CLICK ON THE WEBSITE!)

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!

MORE INFORMATION

WIND IN THE WILLOWS

MELBOURNE SEASON:
22 December, 2017 – 28 January, 2018
Tues – Sun, 10am and 6pm (times vary – please see booking link for full details)
Tickets: $25 – $110 (please see booking link for full details)
Bookings: 03 8676 7511 and online at www.shakespeareaustralia.com.au/productions/willows/
Venue: Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne – F Gate (enter via F Gate, near the Shrine of
Remembrance: Birdwood Avenue, South Yarra)
www.shakespeareaustralia.com.au

SYDNEY SEASON:
5 – 28 January, 2018
Tues – Sun, 10:30am and 6pm (times vary – please see booking link for full details)
Tickets: $25 – $110 (please see booking link for full details)
Bookings: 03 8676 7511 and online at www.shakespeareaustralia.com.au/productions/willows/
Venue: Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney (enter the gardens through any gate and make your way to the Harbour side of the Main Pond)
www.shakespeareaustralia.com.au

ALICE IN WONDERLAND

9 – 28 January, 2018
Tues – Sun, 11am and Thurs and Fri, 6pm
Tickets: $25 (children under 12 months free), $90 Family (4 people). $20 and $80 Family
Bookings: 03 8676 7511 and online at www.shakespeareaustralia.com.au/productions/alice-in-wonderland/
Venue: Ripponlea House and Gardens – 192 Hotham St, Elsternwick (entry via main gate on Hotham St)
www.shakespeareaustralia.com.au

TINKERBELL AND THE DREAM FAIRIES

MELBOURNE SEASON
2 – 28 January, 2018
Tues 11am, Wed – Sat, 11am and 2pm
Tickets: $20 each (children under 12 months free), $80 Family (4 people), $15.90/$55.90
Bookings: 03 8676 7511 and online at
www.shakespeareaustralia.com.au/productions/tinkerbell-and- the-dream- fairies/
or via TICKETEK
Venue: Athenaeum Theatre 2 – 188 Collins Street, Melbourne.
www.shakespeareaustralia.com.au

GEELONG SEASON
29 December 2017
11am and 2pm
Tickets: $20 each (children under 12 months free), $80 Family (4 people), $15.90/$55.90
Bookings: 03 8676 7511 and online at
www.shakespeareaustralia.com.au/productions/tinkerbell-and- the-dream- fairies/
or via TICKETEK
Venue: Geelong Botanic Gardens
www.shakespeareaustralia.com.au

#ShakespeareAustralia #ASCWillows #ASCAlice #ASCFairies #DreamFairies

Portable North Pole 2017 and Magic Pass Giveaway

Have you heard of the Portable North Pole 2017? Its a fun website and app that lets you create highly personalized video and phone messages that are delivered directly from Santa in just a few minutes to be viewed (or heard) on the web, your smartphone or tablet.

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The video and calls are personalised so that Santa greets children by name (or nickname if your child has a unique name) and shows their picture. Alegria and Isaac were in shock at first, and then loved it!

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“Mum, can we watch it again!!!!!!” “Do you think Santa will send us another message?” “How does Santa know my nickname?” (The answer to that one was … He sees you when you’re sleeping …)

Alegria had to watch the video 3 times, to let it all sink in! She couldn’t believe that Santa knew she was 7 years old and in school. She is very happy to know that Santa has picked out some great presents for her!

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Isaac is super excited that he is currently on the nice list and on track for some special presents from Santa. He loved seeing how the big book worked and is happy with the photo choice that Santa has included! Apparently, he really LOVES those shoes!!

If you would like to see Isaac’s video, head to our Facebook page!

HOW IT WORKS

By visiting www.portablenorthpole.com, I created personalised messages for both Alegria and Isaac. I had to use a nickname for Alegria and for Isaac had to change the pronunciation as it was the American pronunciation of eye-zik instead of eye-zac.

I then entered details such as name, age, class and uploaded a photograph. Depending on the video you choose, you can also add the gift your child is hoping for. It was quick and simple! I was then able to access it on my phone via the app ( I only let the kids in the special children’s area – which they think is fantastic) and download it in high definition onto my computer.

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It is also via that app that the kids were able to add different filters to their photos and I was able to record them watching their videos.

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Santa speaks in four different languages – English, French, Spanish and Italian and there are quite a few package options including free videos (which last for around a minute), options for groups so that kids, such as childcare and preschool groups, enjoy Santa’s greeting together and there are no limits – make as many as you want!

PACKAGES (AU$)

• FREE: 4 unique, customizable videos (Christmas videos for kids, grownups and groups, plus one for Birthdays)
• Single Premium Video ($4.49): Choose from among 6 Premium videos.
• Video Pass ($12.99): Unlimited Premium videos, Reaction Recorder (mobile app only), Christmas Eve and Birthday videos.
• Magic Pass ($17.99): Unlimited Premium videos and calls, Reaction Recorder (mobile apps only), HD video downloads and 5 weekly bedtime videos read by Santa leading up to the big day. Also includes Christmas Eve and Birthday videos.
• Upgrade from Video to Magic Pass ($5.99)

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Another great aspect is that Portable North Pole donates 5% of all online sales proceeds to children’s hospitals around the world. Since 2012, PNP has donated over $300,000.

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SPECIAL OFFER

For a limited time, Kidding Around Australia readers get 20% off Magic Pass. Simply go to this link (hyperlink: https://www.portablenorthpole.com/en/?openCart=PAS03&promocode=PNP7BLG20 ) create your account and the discount will be automatically applied.

COMPETITION TIME

To share the joy of Christmas, we have 2 x Magic Passes ($17.99) to giveaway to 2 of our readers. The Magic Pass is your all access pass to: Unlimited Premium videos and calls, Reaction Recorder (mobile apps only), HD video downloads and 5 weekly bedtime videos read by Santa leading up to the big day. Also includes Christmas Eve and Birthday videos.

To Enter: Fill out this form and tell us what PNP feature you are looking forward to sharing with your children!

We would love you to share this post with your friends!

Competition closes: 18/12/2017 at 8pm.

MORE INFORMATION

Simply visit www.portablenorthpole.com or download the mobile app on iOS and Android – Remember there are free clips available!

#PNPSanta  portablenorthpole.com

Facebook.com/PNPSanta, Instagram.com/PNPSanta, Youtube.com/PNPSanta, Pinterest.com/PNPSanta, Twitter.com/PNPSanta, Twitter.com/PNPElf

Travelling with Pets – Our 5 Top Tips! Win a Years Supply of Bravecto!

Sponsored by Bravecto®

If you are like us, you are becoming so busy with end of year parties, school commitments, planning for Christmas and organising a much-needed break for your family that you could easily forget protecting your furry family members!

I’d like to take a moment to remind you to think about protecting your dog from paralysis ticks and fleas especially as you may be travelling with your beloved pooch.

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To help you, we have put together our top 5 tips for travelling with your pets:

  1. PROTECT YOUR PET – Make sure your pet’s vaccinations are up-to-date, that they are fully wormed (including heartworm) and have been treated with Bravecto® for protection from paralysis ticks and fleas.

TIP #1: Make sure you take a copy of their vaccination certificates with you, vet notes if your dog has a medical condition and prescriptions / medication for the length of the trip.

  1. FOOD FOR THOUGHT – Dogs like familiarity so take an adequate supply of their regular food to reduce the risk of stress. We always take Duke’s food bowl although I am sure he’d eat out of any bowl without a problem!

 TIP #2: Limit food before long trips – you don’t want spew in your car!

  1. THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME – Make sure your pet is microchipped and your details are current so that your dog can be returned to you if they get lost.

TIP #3: We always write our number on the inside of Duke’s collar as well as having a name tag just in case the tag falls off.

  1. HOME IS WHERE YOU LAY YOUR HEAD – Take your dog’s bedding with you. They are always more comfortable in their own beds with familiar smells and it gives them a ‘safe’ place to go to when they want some alone time.
  1. LEAD THE WAY – Don’t forget your dog’s lead and a longer rope for when you are at camp if you think your dog will wander off.

TIP #4: Pack an old tent peg and a hammer to secure your rope.

Australia’s paralysis tick season runs from about September to March – the time when adult female ticks are most abundant, although this can vary region to region.

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It’s because of this that Australia’s leading emergency veterinarians have an urgent warning message for dog owners – they want you to protect your dog against paralysis ticks or be prepared for the consequences.

Director and Veterinary Specialist at The Animal Emergency Service in Queensland, Dr Rob Webster said “Tick paralysis is a preventable disease. When we lose dogs, a terrible outcome for all involved, we are losing dogs that could have been saved by administering a long-lasting paralysis tick treatment. Once the paralysis from a tick bite has taken hold, even the very best we can do using tick anti-serum and supportive care is going to save 8 out of 10 patients. This leaves a large number of dog owners in the dreadful position where they essentially watch their dog die from a preventable disease.”

As you know, we use Bravecto® (which is the only oral chew to deliver 3 months flea and 4 months paralysis tick protection for dogs in a single dose) for our Duke. If you want to read more about Bravecto® or see Duke demonstrating how easy it is to administer, click HERE!

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We want your dog to be protected too, and since it’s the season of giving, we are giving 5 lucky readers the chance to win a year’s Bravecto® (4 packs per winner)!

WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO DO TO WIN?

Well, like us on FACEBOOK (and INSTAGRAM if you have it!) to keep up to date with all that we do – plus like BRAVECTO® ON FACEBOOK  and INSTAGRAM because their pages are full of interesting information and cute photos!

TO ENTER:

FILL IN THE FOLLOWING ENTRY FORM AND ANSWER THE QUESTION “IN 25 WORDS OR LESS, WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT YOUR DOG?”

ENTRIES CLOSE DECEMBER 22, 2017 at 9pm AEST. Please note, that the prize will be posted out in January. Please be patient as everyone returns to work after the Christmas break.

1. ENTRY IS OPEN TO AUSTRALIAN RESIDENTS ONLY WHO ARE AGED 18 YEARS AND OVER AND ONLY ONE ENTRY PER HOUSEHOLD IS PERMITTED.
2. ENTRIES OPEN ON 13/12/2017 AND CLOSE AT 9PM AEST ON 22/12/2017.
3. THIS COMPETITION IS A GAME OF SKILL AND CHANCE PLAYS NO PART IN DETERMINING THE WINNERS.
4. TO ENTER THE COMPETITION, ENTRANTS MUST FILL IN ALL FIELDS OF THE FORM ABOVE.
5. FIVE WINNERS WILL BE SELECTED AND RECEIVE A YEARS’ SUPPLY OF BRAVECTO (4 PACKS) VALUED AT UP TO $250 (DEPENDING ON THE WEIGHT OF THE DOG).
6. THE JUDGES’ DECISION IS FINAL AND NO CORRESPONDENCE WILL BE ENTERED INTO.
7. THE WINNER WILL BE DRAWN WITHIN 48HRS OF THE CLOSING DATE AND THE WINNING ENTRY WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON THIS WEBSITE. THE PRIZE WILL BE POSTED TO THE ADDRESS SUPPLIED AT THE TIME OF ENTRY IN JANUARY 2018. THE PROMOTER WILL NOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE IF THE ADDRESS SUPPLIED IS INCORRECT.

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