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Catch festival favourite Nick Cope on tour + Win a Nick Cope CD Bundle!

Summer is here and the festival season is upon us once more. Whether you’re off to Camp Bestival, Refract at the Waterside Arts Centre in Sale, or taking in the sights at the Edinburgh Fringe, you must (you really must) catch “indie-surrealist kids’ singer songwriter” Nick Cope this summer. Nick Cope is a professional singer and songwriter, who first enjoyed international success as lead singer and songwriter with The Candyskins in the 1990s. These days he is a much loved writer and performer of beautifully bonkers songs for kids.

On tour with festival favourite Nick Cope

Nick first came to my attention when I saw he was appearing at Refract at the Waterside Arts Centre in Sale on Sunday 30th July (tickets available here). I looked him up on YouTube and I knew that my son would love his work, and he really really did.

Nick has a number of CDs, each one is full of his funny, whimsical songs for kids of all ages. I now have two of his CDs; The Pirate’s Breakfast and A Round of Applause for The Dinosaurs which I know will fill a few happy hours on the long drive to Cornwall and back this summer. The songs are simple, funny and really relatable. I would love to see Nick perform live and I’m going to make it my mission to catch one of his shows soon! 

Nick has also recently released a DVD – The Nick Cope Show which is an animated compilation of brand new and classic videos by Nick and his son Burt (Burt has done some of the animations for Nick’s songs). The DVD is narrated by a cartoon Nick and features favourites like – A round of applause for the dinosaurs, I’m a little lizard, Flower in the garden, the classic The baby’s done a poo and many more. This 25 minute film is available on DVD and iTunes download.

Nick performs all over the UK at all the major art and music festivals. If you want to see him this summer (or at any other time really), all of his gigs are listed here. He will be appearing at Camp Bestival, Refract at the Waterside Arts Centre in Sale and the Edinburgh Fringe over the next month or so.

Nick is brilliant. We are big fans and I hope you will be too!

On tour with festival favourite Nick Cope + Win a Nick Cope CD Bundle!

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Win a Milkshake! Fabulous Friends! DVD

Milkshake! Fabulous Friends! is a brilliant compilation DVD of your favourite children’s shows from Channel 5’s Milkshake! Hit shows on this DVD include Peppa Pig, Ben and Holly, Fireman Sam, Thomas & Friends, Little Princess, Bananas in Pyjamas, Toby’s Travelling Circus, Wanda & The Alien, Pip Ahoy, Toot The Tiny Tugboat, Dora & Friends, Paw Patrol, Wissper, Lily s Driftwood Bay and Bob the Builder.

The Milkshake! Fabulous Friends DVD is rated U and is 140 minutes long and is available in retailers and online now. Compilations are great DVDs for pre-schoolers who like a bit of variety and have fairly short attention spans.

Milkshake Fabulous Friends DVD DVDs for Five Year Olds

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Win a Zip and Zap and The Marble Gang DVD

Two iconic Spanish comic strip characters Zip and Zap are brought to life in this exciting adventure – Zip and Zap and The Marble Gang. Brothers Zip and Zap thought they would get to enjoy their summer holidays. But after they’re caught stealing exam questions, they’re forced to re-do the year and are sent away to summer school. When they arrive, they soon realise their summer isn’t going to be much fun after all.

The headmaster is a fearsome tyrant with an eye-patch. He has a strict no fun, no play policy within the school. Along with his chief security guard, he runs the school with rod of iron. Zip and Zap quickly make friends and form ‘The Marble Gang’. Their aim is to wreak havoc around the school by creating mischief and playing pranks whilst everyone sleeps.

During one of their adventures, they discover that their headmaster is hiding a mysterious secret – one the Zip and Zap brothers are just waiting to solve…

Win a Zip and Zap and The Marble Gang DVD

Released on 26th June 2017, Zip and Zap and The Marble Gang is rated PG and is Spanish with English subtitles. With a runtime of 89 minutes, this adventure for pre-teens is directed by Oskar Santos and stars Javier Gutiérrez, Raúl Rivas and Daniel Cerezo. 

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Giveaway & Review: PAW Patrol Game On! DVD

PAW Patrol – we’re on a roll! Good news PAW Patrollers, everyone’s favourite rescue pups are back in action in their brand new DVD – PAW Patrol Game On! which is released on 22nd May.

My son adores PAW Patrol and he was incredibly excited to get his paws on this DVD a couple of weeks before its UK release. In these seven exciting, sports-themed episodes, the PAW Patrol team take part in some daring rescues and amazing adventures. 

Giveaway & Review: PAW Patrol Game On! DVD

The PAW Patrol Game On! DVD includes seven sporty episodes – 

Pups Save a Basketball Game – Mayor Goodway needs a basketball team, so she calls Ryder and the PAW Patrol for help. The pups team up to become the “Adventure Bay All-Stars” and they’ll need everyone, including an uncertain Marshall, to pitch in and help win the game for Adventure Bay.

Pup-Fu! –The PAW Patrol and the mischievous kittens from Mayor Humdinger’s Kit-tastrophe Crew are both competing for their martial arts belts when they come across an ancient scroll that holds a wealth of secrets. Mayor Humdinger steals the scroll and the PAW Patrol is called upon to find and return it back to Sensei Yumi.

Pups Save the Mayor’s Race – It’s the annual Mayor’s Race and Mayor Goodway is determined to beat the devious Mayor Humdinger. Mayoral contestants need to row a boat, swim and race to the finish line. The pups need to help Mayor Goodway train for the running race and deal with Mayor Humdingers’ disasters.

Pups Save a Snowboard Competition – Jake and Everest are excited for the big Snowboard Competition, until they look outside and see the course is completely buried under a blanket of snow. The rescue pups help to clear the course and rescue the Kit-tastrophe crew kittens who have fallen off a cliff. Everest uses her grappling hook to lower Ryder down the edge of the cliff and her snowboard jet pulls them back up to safety.

Pups Save the Soccer Game – When devious Mayor Humdinger challenges the Adventure Bay team to a soccer match, Ryder and the PAW Patrol are called in to play. The PAW Patrol players start strong but a series of mysterious mishaps jeopardise their team’s victory. The pups must work as a team to overcome some dirty tricks by Mayor Humdinger and win the match!

Pups Great Race – It’s Adventure Bay Race Day and the Pups are about to race each other all across the town to see who is the fastest pup. One other competitor unexpectedly shows up though, Alex in his super trike!

Pups Save a Tightrope Walker – Francois Turbot is bravely walking a tightrope between the top of the Bridge and the Lookout Tower, but storm clouds and seagulls threaten to ruin his act! It’s time to call the PAW Patrol to help get him safely to the other side.

My six year old son has been a massive (seriously massive) PAW Patrol fan for around three years now and his love to Ryder and the PAW Patrol team shows no sign of waning. I fully expected him to love this DVD and I was not mistaken. He’s watched the DVD several times in its entirety and then dipped in and out. The PAW Patrol Game On! DVD is an absolute must for any mini PAW Patrol fan!

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PAW Patrol: Game On! is available on 22nd May on DVD!

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Giveaway! Win The Beatrix Potter Collection on DVD

The small boy and I are big fans of Peter Rabbit & Friends which is currently being shown on CBeebies. Peter Rabbit is a bit more streetwise than the Peter Rabbit I remember, he was always mischievous, but the new version does contain more scenes of mild peril than I remember from my youth. As a treat the small boy and I sat down for a cosy afternoon watching The Beatrix Potter Collection DVD, released on 7th March, this is Beatrix Potter and Peter Rabbit as I remember them. And what a treat it was!

This collection of 3 DVDs has a running time of 231 minutes, and features the complete collection of the classic Peter Rabbit episodes which lovingly recreate the enchanting Beatrix Potter stories. The timeless animation and the wonderful music make for gentle viewing. The small boy and I were enthralled by stories involving mischievous Peter and his friends including Benjamin Bunny, Mrs Tiggy Winkle, Jemima Puddle Duck, and Pigling Bland.

The Beatrix Potter Collection

2016 marks 150 years since the birth of Beatrix Potter, one of the world’s best-loved children’s authors, she captured imaginations around the world with her beautifully illustrated stories which are now available in this charming DVD boxset.

The Beatrix Potter Collection was released by Abbey Home Media on Monday 7th March 2016. This beautiful and rather special triple DVD boxset includes the following 9 beautifully animated stories based on the Peter Rabbit Books by Beatrix Potter –

The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends:
The Tale of Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny, The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies and Mrs. Tittlemouse, and The Tale of Tom Kitten and Jemima Puddle-Duck

The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle and Mr. Jeremy Fisher and other stories:
The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle and Mr. Jeremy Fisher, The Tale of Mr Tod: The Further Adventures of Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny, and The Tale of Two Bad Mice and Johnny Town-Mouse

The Tale of Pigling Bland and other stories:
The Tale of Pigling Bland, The Tale of Samuel Whiskers or The Roly-Poly Pudding and The Tailor of Gloucester

We’ve enjoyed watching these episodes together, we’ve even dug out my old and rather dog eared Beatrix Potter books for some bedtime reading. I think The Beatrix Potter Collection DVD would make a wonderful gift for the family and has inspired us to take a trip to the Lake District to visit her cottage later this year.

The Beatrix Potter Collection DVD is rated U and is available from all good DVD stockists including Amazon.

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Review: Milkshake Fabulous Friends DVD

With Christmas just around the corner, Abbey Home Media have a festive treat for fans of Channel 5’s Milkshake, with the release their new DVD collection and perfect stocking filler – Milkshake Fabulous Friends DVD.

This is a brilliant compilation DVD of your favourite children’s shows from Channel 5’s Milkshake! Hit shows on this newly released DVD include Peppa Pig, Ben and Holly, Fireman Sam, Thomas & Friends, Little Princess, Bananas in Pyjamas, Toby’s Travelling Circus, Wanda & The Alien, Pip Ahoy, Toot The Tiny Tugboat, Dora & Friends, Paw Patrol, Wissper, Lily’s Driftwood Bay and Bob the Builder.

Milkshake Fabulous Friends DVD DVDs for Five Year Olds

We were sent a copy of the Milkshake Fabulous Friends DVD to watch, and we thought it was a most brilliant way to spend an afternoon of family cuddles on the sofa. The DVD has most of his favourites on there and at over two hours long, it’s a great DVD to dip in and out of, or to help fill a rainy afternoon now that winter is here. 

Obviously top of his list is Paw Patrol, and this DVD contains probably his favourite episode ever – Pup Pup Boogie; where Ryder, Chase and Rubble use their dance moves to help repair the tracks before the next train arrives.

One of his other favorites is Thomas & Friends. When Harold the Helicopter breaks down, Thomas and Duck take him to Sodor Search and Rescue for repair. Thomas wants to show them the sights but Duck isn’t keen. They need to learn to work together to be Really Useful Engines!

Giveaway & Review: Milkshake Fabulous Friends DVD

And in the Peppa Pig episode ‘The New Car’, Peppa’s family car breaks down. While their car is being mended, they borrow a shiny new one from Grandad Dog’s garage. Lucky Peppa!

Milkshake Fabulous Friends DVD is a great compilation of all of your favourite shows on Milkshake! It is rated U, it is 140 minutes long and it’s available in a wide range of retailers and online now. Compilations are great DVDs for children who like a bit of variety, and this would make a great stocking filler this Christmas.

 

DVDs: Steven Spielberg’s The BFG

Two of the world’s greatest storytellers – Roald Dahl and Steven Spielberg – unite this year to bring Dahl’s classic to life. Based on the beloved novel by the iconic British children’s novelist, The BFG tells the exciting tale of a young girl named Sophie and the mysterious Big Friendly Giant who introduces her to the wonders and perils of Giant Country. Steven Spielberg’s The BFG is released this month – making the DVD or Blu-ray the perfect Christmas present for young and old Dahl fans alike!

The BFG follows a young girl named Sophie who lives in an orphanage in London. One night, Sophie sees a large, cloaked person in her bedroom window who takes her away to his homeland in Giant Country. There, he identifies himself as the Big Friendly Giant (‘BFG’). Considered an outcast by his fellow children-eating giants, the BFG spends his nights sweeping the streets of London blowing bottled dreams into children’s bedrooms and sustaining himself on a diet of ‘snozzcumbers’ – a foul tasting vegetable substitute to ‘human beans’.

Despite his intimidating appearance, Sophie discovers that the BFG is a kind-hearted soul and they quickly become friends. The BFG shares with Sophie the wonders and secrets of Dream Country, but she soon finds herself in danger by the sudden arrival of several human bean gobbling giants. In order to stop the Giants tyranny, together they prepare a plan to appeal to the Queen of England for help.

The BFG on Blu-ray

Directed by three-time Academy Award winning director, Steven Spielberg (E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Jurassic Park), The BFG stars Oscar-winning actor, Mark Rylance as the BFG (Bridge of Spies, The Other Boleyn Girl) and newcomer Ruby Barnhill as Sophie. Penelope Wilton plays The Queen, Rebecca Hall as Mary, the Queen’s maid, and Rafe Spall as her honourable servant. They are joined by Jemaine Clement and Bill Hader as two of the formidable giants.

THE BFG is available on Digital Download, Blu-Ray™ and DVD. Order your own copy today on Amazon.

 

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Christmas Picks! Five DVDs for Five Year Olds

DVDs make great stocking fillers. What could be better than a whole DVD of your favourite TV series? I’ve picked my five favourite DVDs for Five Year Olds this Christmas for five year olds. I know my small boy would love to find any of these under the tree this Christmas.

Milkshake! Fabulous Friends DVD

DVDs for Five Year OldsThis is a brilliant compilation DVD of your favourite children’s shows from Channel 5’s Milkshake! Hit shows on this newly released DVD include Peppa Pig, Ben and Holly, Fireman Sam, Thomas & Friends, Little Princess, Bananas in Pyjamas, Toby’s Travelling Circus, Wanda & The Alien, Pip Ahoy, Toot The Tiny Tugboat, Dora & Friends, Paw Patrol, Wissper, Lily s Driftwood Bay, Bob the Builder.

The Milkshake! Fabulous Friends DVD is rated U and is 140 minutes long and is available in retailers and online now. Compilations are great DVDs for five year olds who like a bit of variety and have shorter attention spans.

Peter Rabbit: The Tale of The Great Rabbit and Squirrel Adventure

Join our hDVDs for Five Year Oldsero Peter Rabbit in his latest adventure in The Tale of the Great Rabbit and Squirrel Adventure. From the much loved children’s author, Beatrix Potter, comes a wonderful new collection of the escapades of Peter Rabbit and his friends. The episodes on this new DVD include:- The Tale of the Great Rabbit and Squirrel Adventure, The Tale of Two Enemies, The Tale of Mr Tod’s Trap, The Tale of the Wiggly Worms, The Tale of Fierce Rabbit and The Tale of Old Brown’s Feather.

Peter Rabbit: The Tale of the Great Rabbit and Squirrel Adventure DVD is rated U and is 84 minutes long. It is available in a range of high street shops and online now.

Paw Patrol: Pups Save Christmas DVD

par_d59180585dAny Paw Patrol fan would be delighted with this collection of five episodes from the hit children’s animated series PAW Patrol. Follow the exploits of a group of hero pups who go around solving problems in Adventure Bay. The episodes included in this special festive DVD are: ‘Pups Save Christmas’, ‘Pups Save the Penguins’, ‘Pups Save the Pop-Up Penguins’, ‘Pups Save Skye’ and ‘Pups Bear-ly Save Danny’.

The Paw Patrol: Pups Save Christmas DVD is rated U and is 69 minutes long. This essential gift for Paw patrol fans is available from a wide range of retailers including Amazon.

Masha and the Bear – Holiday on Ice DVD

510fnz8niml-_sy300_Join Masha and the Bear in this new DVD – Holiday On Ice. Watch as Masha gets up to her old tricks and causes mischief and mayhem for Bear. Episodes include Holiday on Ice, One, Two, Three! Light the Christmas Tree, Picture Perfect, Tracks of Unknown Animals, Watch Out!, First Day of School, No Trespassing!

This adorable festive themed DVD from Abbey Home Media is rated U and is 61 minutes long. This DVD is currently available on Amazon for £4.99!

Children in Need Pudsey and Friends DVD

61-4ezgnvkl-_sy300_Join all of Pudsey’s Friends in this first BBC Children In Need DVD which will help raise money for Britain’s biggest and favourite Children’s Charity. Episodes include Twirlywoos, Peter Rabbit, Something Special, Bing, Teletubbies, Mike the Knight, Charlie and Lola, Timmy Time, Sarah and Duck, Chuggington, The Furchester, Octonauts, Cloudbabies , Q Pootle 5 and In The Night Garden.

The Pudsey and Friends DVD is a very special compilation and a great way of entertaining young children. The DVD is full of familiar, well-loved characters from a whole range of Cbeebies favourites, all brought together to help raise funds for a fantastic cause.

The Pudsey and Friends DVD is rated U, it runs for 180 minutes and is widely available online and in the shops now. You can read my full review here.

Those are my five picks for DVDs for Five Year Olds this Christmas. 

Christmas Picks! Five DVDs for Five Year Olds

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Charity: Children in Need Pudsey and Friends DVD

This year Children in Need is on 18th November. Our favourite fundraising bear Pudsey has teamed up with Cbeebies and Abbey Home Media to put together a very special Pudsey and Friends DVD compilation, featuring 15 episodes from some of CBeebies’ best loved shows.

Pudsey and Friends DVD

The Pudsey and Friends DVD has over 3 hours of pre-school fun and includes the following episodes – 

  • Twirlywoos – Turning
  • Peter Rabbit – The Tale of Old Rusty
  • Something Special – Circus
  • Bing – Hearts
  • Teletubbies – Conga
  • In The Night Garden – Upsy Daisy only wants to Sing
  • Mike the Knight – The Snoring Dragon
  • Charlie & Lola – I Can Train Your Dog
  • Timmy Time – Timmy’s Picnic
  • Sarah and Duck – Sarah, Duck and The Penguins
  • Chuggington – Trainee Camp
  • The Furchester Hotel – Peckity Woodpecker
  • Octonauts – Porcupine Puffer
  • Cloudbabies – Rainbows Orchestra
  • Q Pootle 5 – Pootle’s New Spaceship

The Children in Need Pudsey and Friends DVD is a great way to raise money to help disadvantaged children and young people throughout the UK. A minimum of £2 from the sale of every DVD will go towards helping children and young people across the UK have a safe, happy and secure childhood and the chance to reach their full potential. 

Pudsey and Friends DVD

Compilation DVDs are always very popular with us, and the Pudsey and Friends DVD is no exception. I think we both appreciate a DVD with a variety of things to watch on it, and this DVD is jam packed with Cbeebies fun. It’s great value too, it’s currently just £5 on Amazon (with £2 going to Children in Need).

The Pudsey and Friends DVD is a very special compilation and a great way of entertaining young children. The DVD is full of familiar, well-loved characters from a whole range of Cbeebies favourites, all brought together to help raise funds for a fantastic cause.

The Pudsey and Friends DVD is rated U, it runs for 180 minutes and is widely available online and in the shops now.

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Review: Lily’s Driftwood Bay: Message in a Bottle DVD

We were sent a copy of the DVD, Lily’s Driftwood Bay: Message in a Bottle to watch together. We’d never heard of Lily’s Driftwood Bay before, which is a real shame because it’s absolutely lovely. Lily’s Driftwood Bay is currently shown on Nick Jr and Channel 5’s Milkshake, and at first glance perhaps wouldn’t be the kind of thing to capture the imagination of a lively five year old boy, but by episode 2 he was hooked!

Lily’s Driftwood Bay features six-year-old Lily and her menagerie of friends as they set sail for a whole raft of adventures on the beautiful island of Driftwood Bay. The new DVD of the series, Lily’s Driftwood Bay: Message in a Bottle is available now.

Lily’s Driftwood Bay: Message in a Bottle DVD

The series follows Lily, a little girl who lives in a beach hut with her Dad (Richard Dormer). She creates an imaginary world from the treasures she finds washed up on the sea shore. Every day, the sea washes up a new treasure, which sparks Lily’s imagination about what might be happening ‘across the way on Driftwood Bay’. And so, with her best friend Gull the clever seagull in tow, an adventure begins as they head off to Driftwood Bay and its cast of colourful inhabitants.

There’s Salty Dog (Peter Mullan), a jolly sailor with a story for every occasion; Nonna Dog (Annette Crosbie), a wise granny who runs Cockle Café and is always ready with advice and a Puffin Muffin; Hatsie Hen (Tameka Empson), a train-driving hen with a need for speed and a love of excitement; Bull (Ardal O’Hanlon), a boisterous bull who always charges head first into things (often literally); Wee Rabbit (Jane Horrocks), a gentle young bunny with a love of art; and Lord Stag (Stephen Fry) an aristocratic deer with a taste for the finer things in life. It’s the kind of thing you watch and think – hang on – I know that voice, and it’s Stephen Fry!

Lily’s Driftwood Bay is a lovely, sweetly animated series about making fun and adventure from unwanted treasure which has been washed up on the shore, this charming DVD from Abbey Home Media features ten adventures with Lily and her friends. Episodes include Message in a Bottle, Honking Haddock, Old Bertha, Stop that Pudding, Puffin Muffins, Starfish in the Sky, Silly Seals, Harbour Cookies, Seaweed Pie and Runaway Stag!

Lily’s Driftwood Bay is U rated, runs for 70 minutes and is widely available from a range of retailers including Amazon. It really is charming and my boisterous boy enjoyed sitting quietly and watching it with me, it was a nice way to wind down before bed.