East Surrey Family Grapevine


(We’ve got more great competitions on the way, so check back regularly)

(Please do make sure you read our terms and conditions which apply to all competitions)



Win a Copy of the Amazing Mumbles and The Tall tree Wood by Sian Spencer – Little (plus a cuddly hedgehog and a wooden bug house)


Mumbles and the Tall Tree Wood is a children’s book, all about a hedgehog called Mumbles and a mouse called Doris, they both live in Tall Tree Wood, but Mumbles worries quite a lot, especially about the dark, and being lonely.

Doris wants to be his friend and so she helps him, with kindness and understanding and a little help from some friends.

One of the many reasons I created the characters in the book, is that often we don’t have stories where worries and loneliness are talked about, stories that also recognise that worries can be really overwhelming, and look and feel very different, in each person.

Children and young people who can be worried, find it tricky to say they are, or to find the right language to describe it, my hope is that through Mumbles and Doris they can see that it is ok to share a worry, and to have representation in a book that describes what that looks and feels like, and the response with kindness and understanding, means they feel heard.

Everyone worries about something, at some time, and that is ok.

The book is suitable as a sharing book from 2 years upwards- with a gentle reminder it is about being afraid of the dark.

To find out more about the brilliant Sian Spencer – Little and where you can purchase copies of her debut book – read our post here.  

For your chance to win this lovely story and great prize bundle, head over to our Competitions Entry Page and answer the following question:  What is a baby hedgehog called? A Hoglet or a Piglet?

Final date for entries is midnight on the 10th December.  Winners will be picked at random.



Win a Gel Blaster Surge (for children aged 14+, Parental Supervision Recommended)


The award winning Gel Blaster takes you to the next level in awesome outdoor fun with the exciting new Gel Blaster SURGE.  Adrenalin filled, competitive play doesn’t need to be messy!  The Gel Blaster SURGE is a fun filled blaster with barely any mess or clean up.

Unbox your Gel Blaster and get blasting! The rechargeable Gel Blaster SURGE shoots water based beads or “Gellets” that burst on impact. This innovative blaster is ready to blast straight out of the box – fully charged with a hopper full of hydrated Gellets.

Think airsoft but with no pain, stain or clean up, bring the battle to the garden, park or anywhere else you can think of.

Gel Blasters water based Gellets are eco-friendly, non-toxic, non-irritating and burst on contact.   All you need to do is soak them in water for 2+ hours and watch your ammo grow!

Product features.

SEMI TO FULL AUTO ACTION: Features 2 “Blast Modes” for enhanced combat strategy. Choose between semi automatic (1 Gellet per trigger pull) or Full Automatic (8 Gellets per second when holding down the trigger) and get ready to dominate your battlefield

ADJUSTABLE VELOCITY: You’re in control of the power! Two barrels are included to adjust your velocity (White: Maximum, Orange, Minimum). If you’re battling a newbie and want less sting, you can drop the velocity to as low as 90 Feet Per Second with the Orange barrel. For more intensity, you can increase your velocity up to 170 feet per second and shoot over 100 Feet using the White barrel (pre-installed)!

BATTLE READY KIT: This kit contains everything you need for your first epic battle! 1 fully charged Surge blaster, 1 fast charging cable which supports up to 4 hours of play, a pre-loaded gravity fed hopper that holds up to 800 Gellets, x2 barrels for adjustable velocity, 1 pair of safety glasses, and 1 pack of 10,000 Gellets.

Available from Currys but you can have a chance of getting your hands on one by clicking on our Competitions Entry Page and entering your details.  Final date for entries is midnight on the 10th December.  Winners will be picked at random.



Win an Amazing Book Bundle from The Diverse Book Awards (courtesy of the wonderful LitPR)


We are delighted to provide a brilliant book bundle courtesy of The Diverse Book Awards, now in its fourth year, and celebrating all the amazing diverse, inclusive books here in the UK. This year’s prize sees the addition of new categories alongside the original Diverse Book Awards Children’s, Young Adult and Adult books of the year.

There are Readers Choice Awards, where each longlisted book was in the running for the popular vote, a new Picture Book category, and the Malorie Blackman Impact Award, being received by the legend herself at an awards party in Waterstones Piccadilly at the end of October 2023. To find out who the winners are: and remember to sign up to the mailing list so you can vote in next year’s prize!

The Diverse Book Awards (DBA) bundle includes:

Kiki Kallira Conquers a Curse by Sangu Mandanna

Sade and Her Shadow Beasts by Rachel Faturoti (with beautiful sprayed edges)

Marv and the Dino Attack by Alex Falase-Koya and illustrated by Paula Bowles

Keep Dancing Lizzie Chu by Maisie Chan

Why is Nobody Laughing by Yasmin Rahman

For your chance to win this wonderful book bundle simply enter your details on our Competitions Entry Page.  Closing date for entries is midnight on January 14th.  Winners will be picked at random.



Win a Family Camping Ticket to The Elderflower Fields Family Festival at the end of May 2024


A wild weekend family adventure, packed full of music, sports, nature and the arts, all set in the heart of the beautiful Sussex countryside on the 24th – 27th May 2024

Elderflower Fields is a small, safe and friendly festival, designed especially for families with younger children. We believe in the transformative power of spending time immersed in nature, letting kids be a little bit wild and free, and in appreciating great food and the arts together with friends.

Elderflower Fields was born in 2012 out of a desire to create a new festival designed especially for families and kids. In our first year we really didn’t know what to expect. Intending to produce a party for a few hundred friends and family, our plans snowballed and before we knew it, we had sold over a thousand tickets. What is more surprising is that everyone loved it! The sun shone, kids played and we danced in the beautiful surroundings of the Bentley estate.

It was so popular that we did it again in 2013 and this time twice as many people came – largely encouraged through word of mouth from the previous year’s customers. We had more kids activities, more music and more delicious local food & drink. And the sun even came back too!

In 2014 we moved to a new, bigger venue, Pippingford Park. It’s beautiful, hilly and wild, and it has become a great home to us over the years.

We intentionally keep Elderflower Fields small – it’s part of what makes it such a safe and special weekend for families. But we also try to increase the quantity and quality of the activities and performances every year, so that there’s always something new and exciting for our guests.  To find out more about the Festival visit

To be in with a chance of winning visit our Competitions Entry Page and answer this question:  In what year did The Elderflower Fields Festival hold it’s first event?  a) 2010 b) 2011 or c) 2012

Closing date for entries is midnight on the 23rd February 2024.  Winners will be picked at random.



Win a Prize Bundle with CoComelon


Win a fantastic JJ phone, CoComelon yellow bus and a JJ learning doll!

All entrants must be over 18 years og age and a resident of the United Kingdom
To enter the competition, go to and answer the question to be entered into the prize draw.
Final closing date for entries is 11:59 on 30/12/2023 and all entries must be received on or before that date.
The competition is a free prize draw.
The winners will be drawn at random from all successful entries by an independent judge.
The winners will be notified by the 30/01/2024.
The winners will be notified by phone or email.
The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
Prize is a JJ phone, CoComelon yellow bus and the JJ learning doll.
Only one entry per person.
There is no cash alternative.
The prizes are non-transferable and non-exchangeable.
The Promoter reserves the right to substitute the prize for one of equal or greater value as required.
Please allow 28 days for physical prizes to be delivered.
Two attempts to contact the winner(s) will be made after which the prize will be forfeit.
Winners must respond to the promoter within 14 days of being contacted.
Winners that respond after that period will not be eligible for the prize.
The winners agree to co-operate with the Promoter for publicity purposes if so required.
By accepting the prize the winners agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.
Any questions, comments or complaints relating to the competition should be directed to the Promoter.
The Promoter reserves the right to alter, amend or discontinue this competition without prior notice in the event that unforeseen circumstances make this unavoidable.
Should any technical issue arise the Promoter/Administrator reserves the right to withdraw the competition and/or any prizes that have been wrongly promised as a result of the technical problems.
The Promoter accepts no responsibility for any damage, loss, liabilities, injury or disappointment suffered by any entrant to the competition or any damage to any entrant’s property (including computer equipment and/or data which is stored on any equipment) as a result of using the application, entering the competition or accepting the prize.
These terms and conditions shall be governed by English law and exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.
The prize winner’s names and their regional location can be requested from the Administrator by sending a stamped addressed envelope marked “CoComelon Winner” to the Promoter after 30/01/2024 and before the 15/02/2024.
Entries submitted for the competition become the property of the Promoter and may be used in further promotional activity.
The winners agree to co-operate with the Promoter for publicity purposes if so required.
The Promoter reserves the right to amend these Terms and Conditions at any time.
Personal information about entrants will only be shared with the Promoter’s competition partners and with the Promoter’s agents to the extent necessary to manage such entry and participation as an entrant or, where required, to a legal or regulatory body.
Please note that while we are publicising this competition for our readership and audience, it is not run by or connected to the Grapevine Media Group or any of our franchises in any other way.  The Promoter is WhipperSnapper Republic, 6 Tunnel Cottages, High Street, Balcombe, RH17 6JZ.

To enter click here where you will be redirected to an external site.



Good Luck!!

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