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

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Win a set of StoryPhones


StoryPhones, an award-winning smart headphone for kids that brings the joy of storytelling to a whole new level. StoryPhones, an independent device, offers screen-free entertainment, providing a magical and educational audio experience for young listeners.

Paired with a StoryShield, users simply pop a shield into the StoryPhones, and the story is automatically downloaded into the headphone’s memory. Kids can switch out StoryShields, and control them with simple play, pause, and stop buttons. They are portable and convenient, so kids can bring the fun with them wherever they go.

For your chance to get a pair, head over to our Competitions Entry Page and enter your details.  Final date for entries is midnight on the 1st June 2024.  Winners will be picked at random.

You can find out more about StoryPhones at and they are also available from Argos



Win an Airbrush Art Activity Set


Create amazing designs with the Airbrush Art Activity Set! It contains everything you need to create unique airbrush designs: a battery- operated airbrush gun, 8 paint markers, 10 stencils, 10 drawing sheets and an instruction manual with helpful tips. The practical case serves as a base for storing and transporting your works of art! Follow the instructions to create your own works of art using this cool creative technique!

To be in with a chance of winning go to our Competitions Entry Page and enter your details.  Final date for entries is the midnight on the 20th May.  Winners will be picked at random.

To find out more about the Airbrush Art Activity Set follow the link Smyths toys



Win an awesome ‘Deddy’ Bear – a slightly ‘different’ approach to cuddly toys!


Dive into the whimsical world of Deddy Bears with the irresistible Deddy Bear 30cm Plushies. These collectible Deddy Bear Plush Characters come in Deddy Bags/Body Bags. Teddy Bears are complete with fun and quirky Autopsy Report. There are 8 endearing characters to collect.

Impulsive, Fun, Super Cool and completely On-Trend, Collectible Deddy Bear Plush in their Deddy Bags/ Body Bags are the beautiful balance between Fright and Adorable.

To get your hands on one of these adorable (and slightly strange) toys, simply head over to our Competitions Entry Page and enter your details.  Final date for entries is the midnight on the 20th May.  Winners will be picked at random.

Find out more about Deddy Bears here or at Smyths toys



Win a Family Day Ticket (for 2 adults and up to 3 children) to Into The Trees on the 6th – 8th September 2024


Win a Family day ticket to Into The Trees between the 6th – 8th September 2024. Missing from our lives more than anything is time spent outdoors in nature… Into The Trees takes you on a fascinating journey through one of the South East’s most unique landscapes. A chance to relax and explore our natural surroundings with your family and connect with nature.  You can find out more about the Into The Trees at

For your chance to win, simply head over to our Competitions Entry Page and enter your details.  Final date for entries is the midnight on the 21st June.  Winners will be picked at random.







Win a copy of ‘Exam Slayer’ by Paul Flint




How would it be if you got to the exam room totally confident that you would do well no matter what questions were asked? This book provides exam techniques, exam preparation, revision skills and learning methods to smash your exams – guaranteed.

Exams are stressful. You spend years at school, studying all sorts of subjects, so that you can go to college and university or get the job, apprenticeship, or career you want.
There’s the anxiety of the revision and study, the exams themselves, worrying about whether you’ll get the right results, and pressure from yourself, parents, friends, teachers. Sometimes you are told not to worry if you don’t get the grades you want – more stress!

After all those years of studying, it’s no wonder you feel stress, because when it comes down to it, everything hinges upon the results of the exams you take. Yet nobody has shown you how to get the best marks. Until now…

My aim with this book is to bridge the gap between your dream results and your current reality and make exams exciting ‒ rather than a fearful monster.
My vision is to help thousands of students achieve their targets, including you, by learning some simple skills which help you to change what you are doing and get your desired outcome.

Some of the skills in here are so simple you won’t believe they will work until you put them into practice. These skills are very rarely taught in school because most teachers have never been taught them in teacher training college and they don’t have the time. If you learn them and practise them, you can have any result you want. I guarantee it.

‘It has really helped me a lot, so I can guarantee others will be able to benefit as well’ – Reader Review
‘This book has really opened my eyes to techniques I didn’t realise existed and I’m beginning to use them myself’ – Reader Review
‘I was failing & getting the lowest grades in the class, now I am passing everything & getting the highest grades in the class’ – Reader Review

The Exam Slayer is a qualified teacher of science, who gave up classroom teaching to privately tutor kids who really wanted to do better. For over a decade and with around 15,000 hours of 1:1 tutoring he has helped hundreds of students to smash their exams so that they could pursue the career of their dreams. After running out of diary space, but frustrated about why more kids don’t know these techniques, he decided to write this book. This is the start of a series of workbooks, study guides and exam prep tools that will help kids to approach exams in a completely different light.

This Competition has now ended.



Win a copy of ‘My Amazing ADHD Brain’ by Emily Snape



A Child’s Guide to Thriving with ADHD

Contains: crazy inventions, stinky socks, a colourful collection of monsters and some super-slimy mud pie!  Pip is a confident little monster who has ADHD. In this book, they enthusiastically share what that means for them and how it has some really brilliant benefits. Pip also discusses things they can find tricky, and how they are learning to control their impulses and be more mindful and organized so they can spend more time having lots of fun!

Roughly 129 million children worldwide have ADHD, although it is commonly undiagnosed. Packed with reassuring words, practical advice and skill-building activity ideas, My Amazing ADHD Brain will help your child to:

•Understand what an ADHD diagnosis may mean for them
•Celebrate the wonderful strengths having ADHD can offer
•Reframe negative assumptions about ADHD
•Explore the idea of self-regulation and making mindful choices

Emily Snape is a passionate author, educator, and mum. Her journey in understanding ADHD started when her son began the process of receiving his ADHD diagnosis. She now regularly works with young people celebrating and supporting their amazing, creative neurodivergent minds.

This Competition has now ended.



Win a Gabby’s Dollhouse Cakey Cat’s Dough Kitchen



Gabby’s Dollhouse Cakey Cat’s Dough Kitchen Craft delightful dough doughnuts and cupcakes with Cakey Cat’s Dough Kitchen! Just like Gabby, you can whip up your very own pretend creations using cakey dough and fun accessories.

With easy-to-follow instructions, this kit allows you to design and decorate your unique cake designs. Enjoy hours of entertainment shaping, moulding, and designing your cake creations, bringing the magic of Gabby’s Dollhouse to life in a deliciously fun way!


  • Create delicious looking cupcake and doughnut creations
  • Mould, play and redo
  • Hours of imaginative fun!
  • Contents: 1x Factory, 3x Mini Dough Pots with Cover Moulds, 1x Icing Syringe, 3x Cake Moulds, 2x Cutting Moulds, 1x Instruction Sheet
  • Dimensions: 37.5L x 6.5W x 26.3H cm

Available from Smyths toys we have one to give away!   Head over to our Competitions Entry Page and tell us what your favourite cake creation would be?




Win a Style 4 Ever 3-in-1 Scrapbooking Station



Style 4 Ever 3-in-1 Scrapbooking Station

Introducing the Style 4 Ever 3-in-1 Scrapbooking Station. The must- have kit for crafting your own unique scrapbooks and creating trendy customisations for all your favourite accessories. Enjoy hours of creative fun and kick-start your creations with the notebook included.

With features such as embossing paper, colouring and designing stickers, creating and customising sticky tapes, and with over 150 accessories included, you’ll have everything you need to unleash your creativity and bring your scrapbooking ideas to life. With the 3-in-1 station, it’s so easy to create one-of-a-kind scrapbooks that will be treasured for years to come.


  • Contents: 1 x Style 4 Ever Scrapbooking 3 in 1 Station
  • Dimensions: 22L x 9W x 14H cm
  • Emboss paper, design your own sticky tapes and customise fun stickers
  • Make beautiful customised creations for your photo albums, scrapbooks, accessories and more
  • Features over 150 accessories including stickers, tape, glitter gems, patterned paper, pens & more




Win a Family Admission Ticket to The British Wildlife Centre for up to Six People



The British Wildlife Centre is home to the finest collection of native species in Britain with over 40 species of wild animals on display, housed in large landscaped enclosures that reflect natural habitats.  We are thrilled to have a family admission ticket for up to 6 people to give away.

The centre near Lingfield opens its doors every weekend and daily during school holidays. This Easter holiday there’ll be plenty of opportunities to view fascinating native species as the Centre opens for a full three weeks from Sat 23 March to Sun 14 April. Why not plan a visit and view rare Scottish wildcats and red squirrels, as well as badgers, hedgehogs, foxes and more. The popular Keeper Talks take place very half an hour and help you learn more about these animals and the challenges they face in the wild, while seeing them up close. You’ll hear about conservation efforts to help the UK’s most vulnerable species, so they may survive for future generations to experience. Pip’s Corner Play Area, overlooking the deer park, allows young children to let off some steam while parents can relax in the picnic area nearby. The Centre has a wildlife-themed Gift Shop and a Coffee Shop, along with free parking.  You can find out more about the British Wildlife Centre at

Children’s Easter Trail – Easter Sunday 31 March 2024: Children will have fun spotting eggs that are hidden amongst the animals. If they spot them all they’ll win a small chocolate treat and the chance to win Family Membership.




Good Luck!!

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