SPACETALK, a children’s all-in-one mobile phone, smart watch and GPS – REVIEW

If your kids are anything like ours, there comes a time when they start asking for a phone of their own. That wasn’t going to be an option for Alegría and Isaac (#sorrynotsorry) but we couldn’t deny that there were times when being able to contact them would come in handy. However one thing was for sure – we didn’t want them to have access to the internet or social media and we wanted to control who was able to contact them.

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We started to research options and soon came across the amazing Australian designed SPACETALK All-in-one smartwatch, smartphone and GPS device for kids*.

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Let me say, this watch is a game changer in our house! So much so, that we asked the good people at SPACETALK if we could run a competition for you to win a SPACETALK of our own and they said “Yes!” We can’t wait to give away a SPACETALK to a very lucky Kidding Around Australia reader! Honestly, the SPACETALK gives parents peace of mind and kids freedom to explore – and that is what we are all about!

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Before we get into the competition nitty gritty, I want to let you know about the features of the SPACETALK and how we have found each feature whilst trialling the product for review.

GPS Tracking: The SPACETALK is connected directly to the AllMyTribe app (which is really easy to set up) so we can see in real time exactly where the kids are! It’s also handy if the SPACETALK gets lost – you can just go and pick it up.

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Safe Zones and Location on Demand – using the GPS feature we can set up ‘safe zones’ via the app which alerts us when the kids have (or haven’t) arrived at a particular location. We have been telling friends about this feature and they were excited to use it when their kids ride their bikes to school. With the ‘location on demand’ feature, we can simply request a child’s exact location and it updates us immediately or the kids can send us their location.

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Send and receive calls and messages: Peace of mind is paramount so it’s comforting to know that only the people that we have loaded into the app can contact the kids – we’ve added us, the grandparents and a couple of friends and family members. Any ‘unauthorised’ calls or texts are alerted to us via the app. Alegría and Isaac can call the pre-loaded contacts at any time (although we’ve made sure that they know they will run out of credit if they call for a chat and it really should be only if they really need to. So far so good, we haven’t run out of our PAYG credit yet!). 

With the message feature – Alegría and Isaac can only reply back with pre-loaded messages that we’ve added in via the app. The app contains some suggestions and we have loaded things like “I’m leaving now”, “Call me please”, “Goodnight! I’m going to sleep now” (for sleepovers), “I’m running late” and “I love you”.

Also, all of our data is stored with high grade security in Australia under strict Australian privacy laws which is often not the case. In fact, SPACETALK is the safest and most secure device of its kind on the market and the only kids smartwatch that meets general data protection regulation (GDPR) requirements.

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School approved with School mode – this mode is fantastic! Listed technology company MGM Wireless (MWR) pre-empted the school mobile phone ban while designing and developing SPACETALK for children aged between four and 12. We are able to restrict features during school hours such as incoming and outgoing calls, messaging, step counter, location and the stopwatch by setting a timer on the app which switches off the features at 8.50am and reactivates the features at 3.15pm so the SPACETALK is literally a watch during the day and the kids aren’t distracted.

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Watch, step counter, set alarms/reminders weather report, torch and reward stars – Alegría and Isaac loved these features! It made them feel like they had a “real” phone with apps and we had peace of mind that they were safe from the dangers of internet and social media access. The app also keeps a history of their steps for the week which they loved seeing!

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SOS Feature: This is another very clever and helpful feature. If Alegría and Isaac are ever in a situation where they feel unsafe they just need to press the SOS button on the side of the watch and anyone that is on the ‘Emergency Contact’ list will be called or notified in the order of the list. We can access the app and track their location and of course speak to them or text them to make sure they are okay.

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Battery life: The SPACETALK comes with a magnetic charger which attaches to the back of the watch. Your child should charge it every night ready for the next day and you are sent a reminder on the App if it isn’t being charged (it also notifies you if the watch is switched on and off). To extend battery life, you should change the GPS updates to hour intervals instead of every 15 minutes. This makes safe zones less effective but you can change it if there is movement you are anticipating. Everything can be altered quickly and easily.

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Easy Set Up: Using the SPACETALK is really easy, simply download the AllMyTribe app and sign up for your subscription. You set your kids up in 6 easy steps and then you can spend your time customising the SPACETALK. The app is only $5.99/month for 2 devices or up to 5 devices for $8.99/month. You will also need a sim card, we got one from Aldi for $5 and have set it up on as a Pay As You Go plan (we put $15 on and haven’t run out after 3 weeks).

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There are a few cool little features too – like customising individual photos to contacts names and the wallpaper as well as changing the watch face (a traditional analogue clock for Alegría and digital for Isaac) at any time. They love this feature! It’s also splash proof, dust proof and built for kids (they come with a screen protector and you can buy additional packs from the website – which we had to do because Alegría’s got caught on her jumper and fell off. They are $8.95 for 2).

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ENTER TO WIN!

We are giving away a SPACETALK All-in-one smartwatch, smartphone and GPS device for kids (worth $349) in the colour of your choice (Grey, Pink, Blue or Red) to one lucky Kidding Around Australia reader!

FIRSTLY:
Make sure you LIKE the Kidding Around Australia and SPACETALK pages on Facebook and Kidding Around Australia and SPACETALK pages on Instagram to keep up to date with all that we do. This is really important!
FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN SIMPLY:
Fill in this form and tell us what your favourite SPACETALK feature is!

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

Entries close: 23 September, 2019 at 11.59pm AEST. GOOD LUCK!

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
OPEN TO RESIDENTS OF AUSTRALIA ONLY. BY ENTERING THIS COMPETITION, YOU AGREE TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE KIDDING AROUND AUSTRALIA MAILING LIST, IF YOU ARE NOT ALREADY SUBSCRIBED. YOUR PRIVACY IS PROTECTED AND YOU CAN UNSUBSCRIBE AT ANY TIME.
BY ENTERING THIS COMPETITION, YOU ARE ALSO AGREEING TO ALL OTHER TERMS AND CONDITIONS.
THIS IS A GAME OF SKILL NOT A GAME OF CHANCE. ENTRIES NOT FILLING IN ALL THE REQUIRED FIELDS AND ANSWERING THE QUESTION WILL BE DEEMED INVALID. THE WINNER WILL BE CHOSEN BY ORIGINALITY AND CREATIVE MERIT, BY A NON INVOLVED PARTY. THE JUDGE’S DECISION IS FINAL AND NO CORRESPONDENCE WILL BE ENTERED INTO.
ENTRIES CLOSE 23 SEPTEMBER 2019 AT 11.59PM AEST. THE WINNER WILL BE DRAWN 26/9/2019 AT 9AM AEST AND ANNOUNCED ON THIS WEBSITE. THE WINNER WILL ALSO BE CONTACTED VIA EMAIL. 
ONE ENTRY PER HOUSEHOLD. PRIZES ARE NOT TRANSFERABLE, CHANGEABLE OR REDEEMABLE FOR CASH. KIDDING AROUND AUSTRALIA WILL NOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LOSS, INJURY OR DAMAGE THAT OCCURS IN CONNECTION WITH THE PRIZE OR THE WINNER’S PARTICIPATION IN THE PROMOTION.

MORE INFORMATION

Visit AllMyTribe to purchase or for more information about the SPACETALK.

#SPACETALK
#SimplySaferPhonesForKids
@spacetalkwatchaunz

*We were sent two SPACETALK’s from All My Tribe for the purpose of this review. Our opinions are our own and honest. 

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.

ALL PHOTOGRAPHIC IMAGES ON THE KIDDING AROUND AUSTRALIA WEBSITE ARE THE EXCLUSIVE PROPERTY OF THE KIDDING AROUND AUSTRALIA AUTHORS. ALL IMAGES ARE SUBJECT TO COPYRIGHT AND CANNOT BE USED WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION FROM KIDDING AROUND AUSTRALIA.

 

 

 

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CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAY – OVER $1000 WORTH OF PRIZES

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‘Tis The Season! Your chance to win one of the following prizes could not be easier! Simply chose which prize you’d like to win, fill in the competition form and you’re in the draw.

RYOBI Drill Kit (Valued at $199)

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Get the ultimate combination of power, convenience and versatility with the 18V ONE+ drill driver kit from RYOBI. This comes with a high-capacity 5.0Ah battery, and a nylon bag for easy and safe storage and transportation.

More information can be found HERE.

All RYOBI products can be found exclusively at www.bunnings.com.au

LEGENDS IN CONCERT DOUBLE PASS (Valued at $179.80)

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Legends in Concert is once again heading to The Palms at Crown from the 10th-27th January, 2019 and this year’s line-up was specifically chosen based on Melbourne fans requests! We have a double pass for Thursday 10th January, 7.30pm performance to give away.

You will hear many of the legendary songs you know and love, sung with pitch perfect live vocals as the tribute artists portray Rod Stewart, Tina Turner, Stevie Wonder, Donna Summer, Cyndi Lauper and Kenny Rogers and returning by popular demand, Elvis Presley and Michael Jackson.

More information can be found HERE.

THE ILLUSIONISTS DOUBLE PASS (Valued at $178)

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The world’s biggest selling magic show returns to Melbourne with their spectacular new production, The Illusionists: Direct From Broadway, materialising in the Regent Theatre for one week only from 22 to 27 January 2019.

The Illusionists has shattered box office records across the globe and dazzles audiences of all ages with a powerful mix of the most outrageous and astonishing acts ever to be seen on stage. This year, The Illusionists: Direct From Broadway will continue to redefine magic and challenge audience expectations with large-scale stunts, levitation, mindreading, disappearance and daredevilry. This non-stop show is thrilling and sophisticated magic at its best!

More information can be found HERE.

HUMAN NATURE DOUBLE PASS – MELBOURNE (Valued at $200)

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Human Nature are making a triumphant return to Melbourne next year for their ‘Little More Love: A 30-Year Celebration Tour’ and you can win a double pass for either of their Melbourne shows.

Their Melbourne shows on 1st and 2nd May 2019 at the Margaret Court Arena, will form part of a national tour to celebrate the success of 30 years of making music together, and the group can’t wait to share the moment with their fans.

General admission tickets, VIP Sound Check packages and VIP Meet and Greet packages can be purchased from HERE (Ticketek).

PETER PAN GOES WRONG DOUBLE PASS (Valued at $199.80)

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Win tickets to this hilarious play at the Arts Centre, Melbourne on Wednesday 19th December, 7pm performance. 

Join the Peter Pan Goes Wrong cast who have all been silly enough to sign on again with The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society where they will once more battle against technical hitches, flying mishaps and cast disputes on their way to Neverland with hilarious and disastrous results.

More information can be found HERE.

2 x SILVERS CIRCUS FAMILY PASS (4 tickets, valued at $120 each)

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From January 2, 2019 Silvers Circus will be at the Bata Show Grounds, 1150 Nepean Hwy Mornington.

Owned by Swiss born Anna & Anton Gasser, Silvers, from humble beginnings 40 years ago, have evolved into the critically acclaimed position of being one of the Top 10 Circuses of the World. Silvers circus presents a line up of stunning international artists, Las Vegas style illusions and captivating production techniques.

Prize winners can chose date and time to attend. More information can be found HERE.

WIND IN THE WILLOWS FAMILY PASS (4 tickets, valued at $90)

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Win tickets to this not-to-miss outdoor theatre experience in the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne on Friday 21 December at 10am.

There is fun for young and old as the Head Chief Rabbit transforms the audience into rabbits with a waggle of the ears and a wiggle of the nose. The young ‘rabbits’ are encouraged to get involved in the action and are given every opportunity to scream out loud, sing along and become part of the adventure.

The Wind in the Willows is Australia’s best-loved affordable family entertainment, so pack a picnic, grab the kids and join in the fun! More information can be found HERE.

ALICE IN WONDERLAND FAMILY PASS (4 tickets, valued at $110)

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Win tickets to this not-to-miss outdoor theatre experience at the 11am show on Friday the 4th of January, 2019.

Life is suddenly turned up-side down for Alice, so join her as she tumbles down the rabbit hole and lands in the magical world of Wonderland. It’s a roller-coaster of a story as she bravely bounces from one unexpected and amazing situation to the next.

Presented in a bright performance style, with colourful costumes, interactive games and catchy songs this is a perfect way to go on a gentle but stimulating adventure with the entire family. Show location is Ripponlea House and Gardens – 192 Hotham St, Elsternwick (entry via main gate on Hotham St) and you are free to explore the gardens after the show.

More information can be found HERE.

 

YOWIE CHOCOLATE HAMPER WITH 12 PACK OF YOWIES AND 6 BOOKS (Valued at $78)

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Yowie has released its mega World Wildlife Super Series to Australian collectors, featuring over 50 new toys to discover. Yowie is a delicious 100% premium milk chocolate with a surprise toy inside and is nut, gluten and GMO-free. Certified by the Rain Forest Alliance, Yowie is the natural choice for the allergy and eco-conscious.

The Yowie World Wildlife Super Series is available for a limited time at retailers such as Woolworths, Kmart and Big W.

Find out more about Yowie’s new World Wildlife Super Series by visiting: http://yowieworld.com/au/

 

WINNERS:

Thank you to the thousands of people who entered our amazing Christmas competition!

The winners are:

RYOBI DRILL KIT (VALUED AT $199)

ALEXANDRA MILLER

WIND IN THE WILLOWS FAMILY PASS (4 TICKETS, VALUED AT $90)

JADE STANTON

ALICE IN WONDERLAND FAMILY PASS (4 TICKETS, VALUED AT $110)

ALICE HOSKING

2 X SILVERS CIRCUS FAMILY PASS (4 TICKETS, VALUED AT $130 EACH)

  1. MERON SLATTERY
  2. JAYDE MOORE

LEGENDS IN CONCERT DOUBLE PASS (VALUED AT $179.80)

WAYNE DAINER

THE ILLUSIONISTS DOUBLE PASS (VALUED AT $178)

MEL CHAPMAN

YOWIE CHOCOLATE HAMPER WITH 12 PACK OF YOWIES AND 6 BOOKS (VALUED AT $78)

LISA PIRES

HUMAN NATURE DOUBLE PASS – MELBOURNE (VALUED AT $200)

JACKIE O’CONNOR

PETER PAN GOES WRONG DOUBLE PASS (VALUED AT $199.80)

KALAI SHAW

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
OPEN TO RESIDENTS OF AUSTRALIA ONLY. BY ENTERING THIS COMPETITION, YOU AGREE TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE KIDDING AROUND AUSTRALIA MAILING LIST, IF YOU ARE NOT ALREADY SUBSCRIBED. YOUR PRIVACY IS PROTECTED AND YOU CAN UNSUBSCRIBE AT ANY TIME.
BY ENTERING THIS COMPETITION, YOU ARE ALSO AGREEING TO ALL OTHER TERMS AND CONDITIONS.
THIS IS A GAME OF SKILL NOT A GAME OF CHANCE. ENTRIES NOT FILLING IN ALL THE REQUIRED FIELDS AND ANSWERING THE QUESTION WILL BE DEEMED INVALID. THE WINNER WILL BE CHOSEN BY ORIGINALITY AND CREATIVE MERIT, BY A NON INVOLVED PARTY. THE JUDGE’S DECISION IS FINAL AND NO CORRESPONDENCE WILL BE ENTERED INTO.
ENTRIES CLOSE 12 DECEMBER AT 11.59PM AEST. THE WINNER WILL BE DRAWN 13/12/2018 AT 9AM AEST AND ANNOUNCED ON THIS WEBSITE. THE WINNER WILL ALSO BE CONTACTED VIA EMAIL. 
ONE ENTRY PER HOUSEHOLD. PRIZES ARE NOT TRANSFERABLE, CHANGEABLE OR REDEEMABLE FOR CASH. KIDDING AROUND AUSTRALIA WILL NOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LOSS, INJURY OR DAMAGE THAT OCCURS IN CONNECTION WITH THE PRIZE OR THE WINNER’S PARTICIPATION IN THE PROMOTION.

ELF ON THE SHELF COMPETITION

CHRISTMAS COMPETITION!

We have 3 x The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition® box sets to give away (2 Girls and 1 Boy) AND 3 x Elf Pets – A St Bernard Tradition to give away between 6 lucky winners!

Competition closes: 30/11/2018 at 12pm.

Congratulations to our winners!

Girl Elf – Jodie Clark

Girl Elf – Paul McCallum

Boy Elf – Emma Decker

Pet- Tara Leigh

Pet – David Day

Pet – Sarah Baker

Winners were chosen from the Kidding Around Australia Facebook page, Instagram page and website and announced here on the Kidding Around Australia website.

#elfontheshelf #kiddingaroundaustralia

RYOBI – Father’s Day Gift Guide and $399 Giveaway!

This post is in collaboration with RYOBI

Eight years ago, Tim became a Daddy. I remember for his first Father’s Day, I made him a mug with photos of Alegría on it. He still uses that mug today. In the subsequent years, we have given him an assortment of gifts. Some hits and some misses. This year, is guaranteed to be a hit! (Psst! Spoiler Alert, we are giving one of you a chance to WIN Dad’s present this year … but more on that later!)

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One of the world’s largest and most innovative power tool manufacturers, RYOBI specialises in making quality power tools truly affordable and with over 70 tools in the ONE+ range. So, whether Dad is interested in woodworking, automotive, DIY, camping or gardening, RYOBI has a tool for him!

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Now, picking a tool for Dad might seem overwhelming but it doesn’t need to be. RYOBI have developed an amazing Gift Guide (you can find it HERE) that makes it so easy to choose the perfect gift! You simply choose who it is for, what they are interested in and your budget and … voila, they give you gift suggestions and tell you where your closest Bunnings is! RYOBI is available exclusive to Bunnings Australia and New Zealand, so you don’t need to wonder where to go to purchase!

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What I like about RYOBI, is that they are so confident in their ONE+ tools, they back them with a 6 year replacement warranty.* Not that we have ever had a problem, and we use RYOBI tools at least 2-3 times per week. It’s good to know what you are covered if anything does go wrong with your purchase, just don’t forget to register on their website.

FATHER’S DAY GIVEAWAY!

To celebrate RYOBI’s new gift selector that will help you find the perfect gift for Father’s Day, we are giving away a RYOBI 18V ONE+ 4-piece kit worth $399.

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The Ryobi 18V ONE+ 4-piece kit combines efficient power tools with handy accessories. Featuring a circular saw, angle grinder, impact driver and drill driver, it has everything your Dad needs to become the ultimate DIYer.

This kit comes complete with:
• 1 x 18V ONE+ drill driver
• 1 x 18V ONE+ impact driver
• 1 x 18V ONE+ circular saw
• 1 x 18V ONE+ angle grinder
• 2 x 2.5Ah lithium ion battery
• 1 x fast charger.

The 18V ONE+ 4-piece kit also comes with a nylon carry bag, so you can keep all the different parts stored in one handy portable location.

Happy Father’s Day, indeed!

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FIRSTLY:

Make sure you LIKE Kidding Around Australia and RYOBI on Facebook and FOLLOW Kidding Around Australia and RYOBI on Instagram if you use these sites to keep up to date with all that we do. This is really important!

COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED! Thank you so much to everyone who entered. 

WINNER: Xavier Hammond, VIC

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MORE INFORMATION

www.ryobi.com.au
Facebook: www.facebook.com/RyobiAU
Instagram: www.instagram.com/ryobianz
#ryobi #ryobiAU #ryobimade

* 6 year warranty applies to cordless products registered at www.ryobi.com.au. Batteries and chargers have 3 year warranty only. Corded tools have a 4 year warranty.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
OPEN TO RESIDENTS OF AUSTRALIA ONLY. BY ENTERING THIS COMPETITION, YOU AGREE TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE KIDDING AROUND AUSTRALIA MAILING LIST, IF YOU ARE NOT ALREADY SUBSCRIBED. YOUR PRIVACY IS PROTECTED AND YOU CAN UNSUBSCRIBE AT ANY TIME.
BY ENTERING THIS COMPETITION, YOU ARE ALSO AGREEING TO ALL OTHER TERMS AND CONDITIONS.
THIS IS A GAME OF SKILL NOT A GAME OF CHANCE. ENTRIES NOT FILLING IN ALL THE REQUIRED FIELDS AND ANSWERING THE QUESTION WILL BE DEEMED INVALID. THE WINNER WILL BE CHOSEN BY ORIGINALITY AND CREATIVE MERIT, BY A NON INVOLVED PARTY. THE JUDGE’S DECISION IS FINAL AND NO CORRESPONDENCE WILL BE ENTERED INTO.
ENTRIES CLOSE 27 AUGUST 2018 AT 11.59 PM AEST. THE WINNER WILL BE DRAWN 28/8/2018 AT 9AM AEST AND ANNOUNCED ON THIS WEBSITE. THE WINNER WILL ALSO BE CONTACTED VIA EMAIL. 
ONE ENTRY PER HOUSEHOLD. PRIZES ARE NOT TRANSFERABLE, CHANGEABLE OR REDEEMABLE FOR CASH. KIDDING AROUND AUSTRALIA WILL NOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LOSS, INJURY OR DAMAGE THAT OCCURS IN CONNECTION WITH THE PRIZE OR THE WINNER’S PARTICIPATION IN THE PROMOTION.

Monster Jam Competition – Melbourne

Monster Jam® Revs Up for 2018 Australian Tour!

The most family-friendly, action-packed motorsport in the world races into Adelaide, Sydney and Melbourne

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Thrill-seekers – brace yourselves. Monster Jam® – the larger-than-life sport that always leaves you entertained – is heading back to Australian shores, and this year it’s bigger, better, faster and stronger than ever!

Returning for four action-packed shows across Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide, Monster Jam fans can expect to be brought to the edge of their seats with adrenaline-charged and gravity-defying four- wheeled entertainment.

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11-time Monster Jam World Finals® Champion Tom Meents, driving Max-DTM, is set to lead the pack of world-class drivers including Australia’s only Monster Jam trained driver Rhianna Buchanan in crowd-favourite Wonder WomanTM and two-time Monster Jam Triple Threat Series Champion Justin Sipes, driving Megalodon®.

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Each city will also host the famous Party in the Pits® ahead of the first show where fans can get up close with their favourite Monster Jam trucks, before meeting the superstar drivers, taking pictures, getting autographs & more!

Standing nearly four metres tall and four metres wide, Monster Jam trucks are custom-designed machines that weigh around 5,500kgs. Built for short, high powered bursts of speed, the powerful Monster Jam beasts perform breathtaking stunts and can accelerate from 0-100kph in under 3 seconds. They literally fly – covering up to 50m in a single leap (a distance greater than 14 cars side by side) and up to 12m skywards.

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WE HAVE 4 TICKETS & AN AMAZING MERCHANDISE PACK TO GIVE AWAY TO THE MELBOURNE SHOW FOR ONE LUCKY KIDDING AROUND AUSTRALIA READER!

We have 1x family pass (4x A-reserve tickets in one pass) and a prize pack (valued at $109) to give away to MONSTER JAM on Sat. 20 October at 7pm!

We LOVED it last year and CANNOT wait to go back – how amazing is this photo we took of El Toro Loco absolutely smashing it in the freestyle in Melbourne, 2016?

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Tickets start from just $24*, which makes Monster Jam affordably priced for the whole family!

ENTER THE GIVEAWAY

FIRSTLY:

Make sure you LIKE Kidding Around Australia on Facebook and Kidding Around Australia on Instagram if you use these sites to keep up to date with all that we do. This is really important!

FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN SIMPLY:
Fill in this form and tell us which is your favourite Monster Jam truck and why! We would love you to ask your kids to answer! Don’t forget their name/s and age/s.

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

COMPETITION CLOSES 5PM AEST ON FRIDAY 3/08/2018. WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON 6/08/2018! GOOD LUCK!

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
OPEN TO RESIDENTS OF VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA ONLY. BY ENTERING THIS COMPETITION, YOU AGREE TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE KIDDING AROUND AUSTRALIA MAILING LIST, IF YOU ARE NOT ALREADY SUBSCRIBED. YOUR PRIVACY IS PROTECTED AND YOU CAN UNSUBSCRIBE AT ANY TIME.
BY ENTERING THIS COMPETITION, YOU ARE ALSO AGREEING TO ALL OTHER TERMS AND CONDITIONS.
THIS IS A GAME OF SKILL NOT A GAME OF CHANCE. ENTRIES NOT FILLING IN ALL THE REQUIRED FIELDS AND ANSWERING THE QUESTION WILL BE DEEMED INVALID. THE WINNER WILL BE CHOSEN BY ORIGINALITY AND CREATIVE MERIT, BY A NON INVOLVED PARTY. THE JUDGE’S DECISION IS FINAL AND NO CORRESPONDENCE WILL BE ENTERED INTO.
ENTRIES CLOSE 3 AUGUST 2018 AT 12 PM AEST. THE WINNER WILL BE DRAWN 6/8/2018 AT 9AM AEST AND ANNOUNCED ON THIS WEBSITE. THE WINNER WILL ALSO BE CONTACTED VIA EMAIL. 
ONE ENTRY PER HOUSEHOLD. PRIZES ARE NOT TRANSFERABLE, CHANGEABLE OR REDEEMABLE FOR CASH. KIDDING AROUND AUSTRALIA WILL NOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LOSS, INJURY OR DAMAGE THAT OCCURS IN CONNECTION WITH THE PRIZE OR THE WINNER’S PARTICIPATION IN THE PROMOTION.

MORE INFORMATION

Kicking off on October 6, full dates and show locations are as follows:

06 October – 5pm – Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
13 October – 6pm – ANZ Stadium, Sydney
20 October – 2pm and 7pm – AAMI Park, Melbourne

Tickets for Brisbane through Ticketmaster:
www.Ticketmaster.com.au/MonsterJam or call 136 100.

Tickets for Melbourne & Sydney through Ticketek:
www.Ticketek.com.au/MonsterJam.com or call 132 849.

With stadiums selling out across the globe, Monster Jam fans are encouraged to purchase their tickets early to avoid missing out.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.MonsterJamOnline.com.au. Follow Monster Jam on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic – MELBOURNE GIVEAWAY

Disney On Ice

celebrates 100 Years of Magic

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Celebrate 100 Years of Magic as Mickey Mouse leads a parade of characters including Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy and an ensemble of Disney Princesses on the ice. Be dazzled by the magic of Disney’s Frozen with Anna, Elsa and the hilarious Olaf.

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Sing-a-long to over 30 of your favourite Disney songs including “Let It Go!,” “You’ve Got A Friend in Me,” and “Hakuna Matata.” Exciting moments from Disney Pixar’s Toy Story, Finding Nemo, Disney’s The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and more will leave the whole family with memories that will last a lifetime.

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GIVEAWAY TIME!

We are giving away 2 x A reserve tickets (worth $98) to Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic on Friday 6th July, 7pm in MELBOURNE!
Please make sure you can go on this day and time as we cannot change the date on the tickets.
FIRSTLY:
Make sure you LIKE the Kidding Around Australia Facebook and Kidding Around Australia on Instagram if you use these sites to keep up to date with all that we do. This is really important!
FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN SIMPLY:
Fill in this form and tell us who your favourite Disney character is! We would love you to ask your child to answer! Don’t forget their name and age.

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

Entries close: 24 June 2018 at 11.59pm AEST. GOOD LUCK!

Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic is coming to Hisense Arena these school holidays from 5th-10th July.
For more information visit www.DisneyOnIce.com.au
TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
OPEN TO RESIDENTS OF VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA ONLY. BY ENTERING THIS COMPETITION, YOU AGREE TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE KIDDING AROUND AUSTRALIA MAILING LIST, IF YOU ARE NOT ALREADY SUBSCRIBED. YOUR PRIVACY IS PROTECTED AND YOU CAN UNSUBSCRIBE AT ANY TIME.
BY ENTERING THIS COMPETITION, YOU ARE ALSO AGREEING TO ALL OTHER TERMS AND CONDITIONS.
THIS IS A GAME OF SKILL NOT A GAME OF CHANCE. ENTRIES NOT FILLING IN ALL THE REQUIRED FIELDS AND ANSWERING THE QUESTION WILL BE DEEMED INVALID. THE WINNER WILL BE CHOSEN BY ORIGINALITY AND CREATIVE MERIT, BY A NON INVOLVED PARTY. THE JUDGE’S DECISION IS FINAL AND NO CORRESPONDENCE WILL BE ENTERED INTO.
ENTRIES CLOSE 24 June 2018 at 11.59pm AEST. THE WINNER WILL BE DRAWN 26/6/2018 AT 9AM AEST AND ANNOUNCED ON THIS WEBSITE. THE WINNER WILL ALSO BE CONTACTED VIA EMAIL. 
ONE ENTRY PER HOUSEHOLD. PRIZES ARE NOT TRANSFERABLE, CHANGEABLE OR REDEEMABLE FOR CASH. KIDDING AROUND AUSTRALIA WILL NOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LOSS, INJURY OR DAMAGE THAT OCCURS IN CONNECTION WITH THE PRIZE OR THE WINNER’S PARTICIPATION IN THE PROMOTION.

 

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

CONGRATULATIONS TO ROSEMARY N (3016) AND SHARON M (3337)! THEY WILL BOTH BE ENJOYING A FUN FAMILY DAY AT THE CADBURY EASTER EGG HUNT!

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. 

Please subscribe to follow our website so you never miss a post and you will be the first to know when we are running competitions!

 

OPERATION OUCH! LIVE ON STAGE WITH DR CHRIS AND DR XAND 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!

CONGRATULATIONS TO!

PERTH, Riverside Theatre 21 January – 6PM x 2 family passes WINNERS: Kylie Mitchell and Mandy Gebhard

MELBOURNE, The Plenary 23 January – 5.30PM x 2 family passes WINNERS: Carly Newsome and Angela Amaya- Brandt

GEELONG, Costa Hall 25 January – 5pm x 2 family passes WINNERS: Lois Foster and Jodie Clark

CANBERRA, Llewlyn Theatre 28 January – 6PM x 2 family passes WINNERS: Sarah Gibbs and Louise Skinner

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

 

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

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