Skating at Brighton Royal Pavillion

Skating at Brighton Royal PavillionLet’s start with the most obvious reasons why ice skating at the Royal Pavilion in Brighton is a fantastic activity to whisk you back to how people entertained themselves in Ye Olde Worlde Christmas-time. Skating at Brighton Royal PavillionThe marvellous backdrop of the Pavilion raises my spirits every day I pass it, the crumbly bits just adding to the crazy majesty of the domed masterpiece. Sticking the ice rink directly in front adds a huge attraction for those standing on the fringes and gives them some respite from throwing their arms in the air as their nearest and dearest crash unceremoniously to the floor in front of them.

We got to the Brighton Royal Pavillion with a family ticket for the 10 o’clock showing and had time to sit in the cafe area and have a quick drink and a gingerbread man before the excitement started. We were advised to go to an early session as neither Harry or Caitlin had been before and it gets busier later, but I’d love to go back next year later in the day when the Pavilion is lit up as this turns an already beautiful setting into something quite magical. The history of the place adds to the feeling of nostalgia that goes towards making most Christmases what they are; a conscious embrace of every warm and generous feeling experienced and a temporary belief that this is what life is always like!

Skating at Brighton Royal PavillionThen we got onto the ice. Now I must admit that I’m not the most accomplished of skaters. I went three times in my twenties and each time ended up flat on my back more times than I care to remember. Bearing this in mind -and now 46 and 2/3rds- I made it clear to my partner Sarah that I would be very much cheering from the sidelines. However, like the last cocktail sausage in the fridge, the whole thing was very hard to resist once I was actually there.

I must admit I was somewhat reassured by the incredibly patient helpers who whizzed about, picking up young ’uns and giving impromptu lessons in how to move. Also, within the rink a small section is given over to particularly small and unstable patrons, with friendly upright, handled penguins to give them a bit of ballast.

Skating at Brighton Royal PavillionSo, daring myself manfully, all four of us hit the ice. I’m happy to announce that this was mostly a metaphor and that although at least three of us fell at various times none of us did so with great enough violence to force us off before our hour was up. Ok, so Harry ended up with a vari-coloured bump on his left elbow, my knee was twanging alarmingly this morning, Caitlin claimed her bum had frozen solid and Sarah’s hands were contorted into claws from clutching the side, but all in all it went swimmingly. Alright, so I doubt any scouts positioned behind their lattes in the cafe will be contacting any of us about our involvement in South Korea’s Winter Olympics for 2018 but overall it was a great experience.

Harry Skating at Brighton Royal PavillionA family ticket comes in at £36 so it’s not necessarily something you’ll do day after day but for a good old-fashioned Christmas activity the Brighton Royal Pavillion Ice Rink was pretty special. And you know what, I was better than I had been 20-odd years before. Maybe I’m more careful, maybe I’m wiser, maybe I’m just less often drunk, but I like to think it’s because I’m a late starter. Perhaps Korea in 2018 is out but as for China in 2022… well, you never know.

Buyagift.com Delivers Happiness across The UK

Buyagift.com launches ‘delivering happiness’ campaign to enable their customers to give something back to their heroes with the help of ITV’s Stephen Mulhern

Buyagift.com customers were asked to nominate someone who they thought deserved a special thank you, this could have been anything from charitable work, keeping a positive outlook through adversity or going the extra mile to help others. They were overwhelmed with the huge response they had from people wanting to surprise their Christmas hero, and after much deliberation three winners were chosen.

ITV presenter Stephen Mulhern personally went to surprise the winners with their special gift on their own doorstep alongside the person who nominated them, so they could personally tell them why they are a hero.

Stephen Mulhern was delighted to support the campaign and said, “It’s so important to take the time to truly appreciate those that have done fantastic and selfless things for others, and this is what the campaign with Buyagift.com is all about, just taking the time to say ‘thank you’. We have surprised some incredible people with a gift that will create special memories for them, to show them that they are truly appreciated. We travelled nearly 500 miles to surprise our heroes but it made it all worthwhile just to see the smiles on their faces! ”

Watch the video of the winners being surprised on their doorstep and the heart-warming reasons why they were nominated.


The BuyAGift Heroes:

Callum Wilson from Southampton was nominated by his sister Samantha Wilson to receive the Ariel Atom 300 Thrill for serving in Afghanistan for 8 years and overcoming a serious injury whilst still managing to be a huge support to her.

Stephen Mulhern and winner BuyAGift

Callum Wilson (left) with his sister Samantha Wilson (right)

 

Antonia Kingscott from Birmingham was nominated by her Mum Sonia Kingscott, to receive the Two Night Family Treehouse experience in Wales for being a huge support to her whilst she battled cancer, and still managed to carry on with everyday life and secure her dream of getting into the West Bromwich Albion football team.

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Sonia Kingscott (left) nominated her daughter Antonia Kingscott (right)

 

Jean Hancox from Wolverhampton was nominated by her friend Sian Hallewell to receive a 5 Star London Hotel Break with Top Price Theatre Tickets for Two for all the volunteering she does to improve health services in Wolverhampton.

Stephen Mulhern and BuyAGift Hero

Jean Hancox (left) was nominated by her friend Sian Hallewell (right)

 

To help you say thank you and deliver some happiness to your loved ones this Christmas, Buyagift.com are giving you 25% off purchases made on the website.  Just use the code HAPPINESS25 at the checkout.

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WowWee – Toys for Boys at Christmas

I know I’m going to get it in the neck but I have got two gifts for Christmas that screams ‘BOYS’. Adding insult to injury I am also planning to give them to my two sons. Miposaur WowWeeNow I know that there are certain sections of the media that scream ‘SEXIST’ the moment you let it slip that your daughter likes wearing pink, but at least I have the recommended age group on my side in these two cases.

The WowWee toys I’m talking about are the R.E.V. Robotic Enhanced Vehicles (aka a remote controlled car) and the Miposaur which is a remote controlled dinosaur. The toys themselves look fantastic and although they are quite pricey they operate with the latest interactive technology and I know that my boys will spend all of Christmas morning chasing them around the floor.

The Miposaur comes with a trackball and the reactions it shows differ according to the mood of the toy, sometimes angry, sometimes curious, a bit like our current pet cat Slinky, but WowWee Miposaurhopefully without the dribble. Similarly, it responds to hand gestures -often a dangerous ploy in Brighton but something that I know Harry will absolutely love. He’s already got the ‘I’m listening to you but I’ve heard it all before’ stance down pat -which is impressive in a 7 year old- so I’m hoping the Miposaur sometimes puts him in his place by implying that it doesn’t really care if it watches Strictly Come Dancing and then slams the door on its’ way out!

Aside from the trackball and hand gestures there is also an app you can download and with which you can control your dinosaur pet. We’ve not shown this to Harry yet, clearly, but my partner and I have played with it loads. My favourite is when you put the trackball on leash mode and the little dear follows you around. It’s like having kids, but ones who do as they’re told! Other trackball settings include dancing, feed or chase so the aforementioned Slinky is probably going to have a rough few hours on the 25th.

What I love about this is the deliberately robotic style of the Miposaur with his black and silver casing and blue l.e.d eyes. Harry loves a robot and loves dinosaurs so…hmm, a robot dinosaur for Christmas? Yeah baby.

R.E.V Robotic Enhanced VehiclesThe R.E.V. stands for Robotic Enhanced Vehicles and is a car that not only drives but thinks and (in a mode where you meet other people with similar vehicles) battles other cars. This is controlled again by an app and the first things that struck me is the speed these go at, especially in the turn when they spin on the proverbial sixpence (or 10 euros if you’re feeling modern). I must admit I was already looking for a remote controlled car for Tom but the first thing that swung this for me was the app control which is sleek, easy to use and at the same time rather fancy. Tom, my 10 year, is no fool but he’s a 10 year old boy and works on the principle that if it looks cool, sounds cool and it’s got an app, then it’s probably cool. In this case, he would be 100% correct.

All of which leads me to my second point and that is these cars remind me hugely of the Lotus Esprit from The Spy Who Loved Me. I’m not a car person really but I loved this car and I can still WowWee carsremember drawing various versions of it as a kid. Badly, it has to be said, but it clearly hit a nerve with its streamlined front and low-slung seats. I know the R.E.V. will have exactly the same effect on Tom and I’ll be getting ready to catch his eyes when he opens the box.

Christmas is always pricey but with these ‘toys’ from WowWee, at least I’ve ticked the first and most important box when it comes to deciding pressies for the kids: can the parents play with them as well and have a laugh? As far as I can see both of these answer in the affirmative here. And yes, before people start huffing into their muesli, I’m sure Caitlin will get a chance to play with them too, but I tell you this: she’ll have to join the queue

I’m Dreaming of a Sleepy Christmas

To become a parent is an amazing, life-changing experience but sleepless nights with a crying baby can be exhausting particularly when there’s Christmas shopping and gift wrapping to cope with too.

InfacolHowever, parents need not feel alone. The truth is that sleepless nights, which can be exacerbated by colic, which affects one in five babies , touches parents across the globe and the only difference is how the parents choose to soothe their little ones! Infacol, Britain’s Number One Infant Colic remedy, decided to research snooze views from around the world to provide parents with a global perspective.

“It’s reassuring to discover there are different ways to help babies to sleep, and ideas you may not have heard of in your parenting circle,” said Midwife Nikki Khan. “Many mums will have heard of baby massage, but in Sweden they instead practice ‘buffing’. After laying their barn on its belly, Swedish mammas and pappas pat the baby’s bottom in a circular motion until it drifts into peaceful slumber. “

In Japan, mothers let their akachan know it’s time to make them sleepy and head to the land of nod by rhythmically tapping them on the belly. Known as ‘ton-ton’, this method is thought to be particularly effective straight after a feed.

On the other side of the Sea of Japan, they have an alternative solution. Korean mothers are encouraged to stick to a strict post-partum diet of miyuk gook – that’s seaweed soup! Rich in calcium, iron and protein, it’s believed to be an essential part of post-birth recovery for both mother and baby.

Meanwhile, in a practice strongly encouraged by the Danish Health Authority, parents in Denmark are in the habit of leaving their babies outside for a bracing outdoor snooze. The theory is that the brisk Danish air encourages sound sleep, a hearty appetite and general wellbeing.

“With so many different ideas and traditions across the world, the only trend we can see is that there is no one right way to get your baby to sleep,” said Midwife Nikki Khan. “Every baby is unique, so it’s all about finding what works for you and your little one.”

“This also applies to treating colic. Your baby may have colic if she seems otherwise healthy but cries continuously,” said Nikki. “No one is certain what causes colic but a likely explanation may be the build up of trapped wind in your baby’s bowel, causing discomfort. Baby massage can help, as can anti-colic drops with simeticone.”

Of course, Christmas with a baby is magical even if a good night’s sleep is a distant memory and the fun part is watching their faces light up when you’re decorating the tree. Don’t you wish you knew what’s going on inside their heads? We’re inviting you to imagine exactly that. All you have to do is Go to our special Infacol competition and fill in the baby thought bubble for a chance to win a £50 Mothercare voucher. It’s as easy as falling asleep, before they were born!Infacol Christmas Baby

 

Infacol, Britain’s Number One Infant Colic remedy, is licensed for the treatment of infant colic, wind and griping pain. It can be used from birth onwards and comes with a handy dropper, making it easy to give your baby.

For the treatment of colic. Contains Simeticone. Always read the label.

Visit www.infacol.co.uk for more information.

Win a £50 Mothercare Voucher from Infacol

That first Christmas with a new baby is such a special time. From tinsel and trees to gifts and mistletoe, there are so many new experiences for your tot – but don’t you just wish you knew what your little one was thinking about all the festivities?

 

Infacol Christmas Baby

 

Infacol*, Britain’s Number One Colic Remedy, is giving you the chance to Win a £50 Mothercare voucher by putting the wordsInfacol in this little one’s mouth.

To be in with a chance of winning the £50 Mothercare Voucher, just comment on the blog and tell us what you think our Christmas Baby is saying.

Also Retweet This Tweet & Follow @theBabyWebsite & @Infacol on Twitter.

The winner will be announced on our Twitter/Blog Winners Page on December 18th.

*Infacol is for the treatment of colic. Contains Simeticone. Always read the label.

Win a KORRES Party Survival Kit

There’s a chance below. for you to Win 1 of 3 KORRES Party Survival Kits!KORRES Party Survival Kit

KORRES best-selling set for those with an active social life has had a makeover! The new look kit now features a window on the front so that you can see the miniature bits and bobs inside. KORRES Party Survival Kit contains everything you need to take care of your face, body and hair after a big night out…wherever the night takes you!

KORRES Party Survival Kit

The KORRES Party Survival Kit is available to buy  from www.Debenhams.com and contains:

  • White Tea Gel Cleanser 16ml
  • Wild Rose Cream 16ml
  • Aloe & Dittany Shampoo 40ml
  • Guava Shower gel 40ml
  • Basil Lemon Body Milk 40ml

To be in with a chance of winning 1 of 3 KORRES Party Survival Kits just RETWEET THIS TWEET and Follow @TheBabyWebsite on Twitterand @KORRESuk

The winners will be announced on Twitter and on our Twitter/Blog Winners Page on December 15th.

Handpicked Christmas Gifts

There are so many options for buying Christmas gifts on the high street and online, that it’s great when you find one or two sites where you can buy something for just about everyone you want to buy for.

Reindeer Born GiftedBornGifted is one such site. Apart from the wide range of personalised gifts you can buy there are also some very distinctive products that you won’t find everywhere else.  This stripey crocheted reindeer is made by Dutch designer Anne-Claire Petit.  He stands at an impressive 45cm high and is made from 100% organic cotton.  This colourful, baby-safe toy has floppy arms and legs and makes the ideal luxury Christmas gift for any baby!  Not cheap, priced £54.99 from www.borngifted.co.uk but very special!

Savanna Leather ShopperHandpicked Collection.

This simple but chic leather shopper from handpickedcollection.com seems to suit every situation and every age range! We love its ethical credentials – handmade from leather dyed using extracts of bark and plants by a Fair Trade cooperative of 40 families in Rajasthan. The leather is not “corrected” to hide its natural marks so it’s full of character. It’s not a bad price at all for a leather bag and we can see it lasting for many, many years. Women of all ages would love this bag to bits, so it’s a brilliant gift!

Artisan du Chocolat's No 1 Sea Salted Caramels

 

Artisan du Chocolat’s No 1 Sea Salted Caramels are unbelievably good. They have just the right balance of flavours and textures sweet and salty, crunchy and liquid and velvety. These chocolates are very special and perfect gifts for any chocoholic. The Handpicked Collection also have the most delicious Charbonnel et Walker Strawberry White Thins and we’re big fans of ‘Montezuma’s Chocolates:The Discovery Library of Bars’ – to die for……

Long Olive Wood Chopping Board

This beautiful and brilliantly versatile board in gorgeous, satiny olivewood is perfect for serving all manner of festive foods.  Great for cheese, a whole side of salmon, cold meats or for canapés. We love the fact that each board looks individual and unique and that they can be personalised too. A lovely and original gift for men, women, young and old alike and at £26.99, a veritable steal!

Grace Deluxe Sleeve Grace Deluxe Sleeve
An awful lot of bags and sleeves for laptops and tablets aren’t very stylish at all but the Grace Deluxe Sleeve is quite the opposite. It’s very slim, very chic and has room for a few other essentials too. The main compartment has a super-soft protective lining and the magnetised front flap makes for easy access. The front zipped pocket is perfect for pens, your mobile, cards and more! The Deluxe Sleeve retails for £39.95 and is available in four different colour options: night sky, dark purple, coral/dove and teal dot/night sky. nutribullet

So, after Christmas most of us decide we want to go a healthy-eating regime of some kind. Faddy diets come and go as they rarely fit into our everyday lives but this revolutionary machine, The NUTRiBULLET  means you can stay healthy for good. We know plenty of people who’d love one of these Nutribullets for Christmas! There are colours to go with most kitchens – we like the aqua one best. The recipient of your gift will be able to blend up delicious healthy smoothies in a matter of seconds and will be forever in your debt for giving them such a useful present!Toad Diaries

You can’t go far wrong with a  Personalised Diary from TOAD® DIARIES  either. TOAD Diaries have an extensive range of covers to suit all ages so it’s dead easy to create a personalised gift to suit your mum, dad, husband, teenager or just about anyone. They’re flexible date diaries too so you don’t have to start on January 1st – you can create it to start and finish when you want so miles better than a high street diary.

The Weanagers

One of Britain's WeanagersTo celebrate the launch of Britain’s Weanagers – a new fly on the wall docu-series – we’re giving you the chance below to win one of five new weaning books ‘The First Foods Book’ & some Ella’s Kitchen snacks!

We’ve all heard about the terrible twos, not to mention the testing teenage years, but what about those weanage months? That’s right, weanagers!

But how do you identify a weanager? To help mums and dads recognise this important stage in their little one’s development, parenting expert, Sarah Ockwell-Smith has identified 10 sure-fire signs your child is a fully-fledged weanager:

  1. Your baby won’t let you leave them, ever
  2. Your baby ends up wearing more food than they eat
  3. Your baby loves to empty stuff
  4. Your baby puts EVERYTHING in their mouth
  5. Your baby does a great impression of you
  6. Your baby becomes a big fan of dropping things
  7. Your baby will have a favourite food one week, then go off it the next
  8. Your baby enjoys testing out their new pincer grip, even on you
  9. Your baby starts spontaneously waving hello or goodbye
  10. Your baby makes their mark on the house

Is your little one a weanager?Sarah comments: “The weanage months, from six to twelve months, are a constant series of firsts, exploration and wonder for both the baby and parent – from first foods and first teeth, to first steps and first words. Commonly glossed over in favour of the cute new-born phase and the challenges of ‘the terrible twos’, it’s time this period of development got the recognition it rightly deserves”.

Celebrating weanagers all over the country, Ella’s Kitchen is launching a NEW fly on the wall documentary series, ‘Britain’s Weanagers’. Exploring the exciting and, at times, hilarious weaning journeys of babies, the series stars four families who have all featured in the popular Channel 4’s One Born Every Minute.

Weanagers don't want to leaveMark Cuddigan, Head of Ella’s Kitchen, adds: “We are passionate about helping little ones develop healthy relationships with food and that really starts with the very first tastes. Weaning is a really exciting milestone for little ones and their parents. We created the ‘Britain’s Weanagers’ series to give mums and dads who are about to start weaning a fun insight into what to expect. It really brings to life our view that every baby is different and that there isn’t a ‘one size fits all’ approach when it comes to weaning. We think the series perfectly captures the reality of weaning in a very charming, yet honest way and hope that we’re able to bring a smile to parents watching it.”

The docu-series is hosted on their YouTube Weaning Channel, which launched earlier this year. To view the episodes search ‘Ella’s Kitchen weaning’ on YouTube.

10 SIGNS YOU HAVE A ‘WEANAGER’

  1. Your baby won’t let you leave, ever

Separation anxiety is possibly the hardest developmental phase for a weanager, but it is a sign of great parenting and a good indicator that your baby will grow to be happy, confident and independent

  1. Your baby ends up wearing more food than they eat

Research shows it’s super important to let your baby play with their food, babies who do so may be less fussy eaters as they grow. Eating isn’t just about the food that goes into the baby’s mouth though, it’s about the touch and smell too.

  1. Your baby loves to empty stuff

Weanagers spend a lot of time working on their ‘filling and emptying’ skills, whether it’s the laundry basket, toy box or the kitchen cupboard. This habit of theirs actually helps your little one learn about the world, through repeated actions and experiences.

  1. Your baby puts EVERYTHING in their mouth

This is a sign that they are developing their hand/eye coordination, practicing their pincer grip and investigating objects via the most sensory part of their body – their mouth!

  1. Your baby does a great impression of you

You are your baby’s best teacher and babies learn best by imitation. Every minute of the day, they are looking to you to see how to behave…so be sure to set a good example!

  1. Your baby becomes a big fan of dropping things

The desire to drop and throw everything is a common stage in the weanage years. Don’t worry though, your weanager isn’t being naughty; far from it, they’re actually being incredibly clever experimenting with gravity.

  1. Your baby will have a favourite food one week, then go off it the next

We’re all entitled to change our minds, right? Especially if you’re a weanager. During this time, your baby has increasing ways to communicate their preferences, and you’ll soon become familiar with what these are.

  1. Your baby enjoys testing out their new pincer grip, even on youOh no! A Weanager!

Towards the end of the weanage months, your weanager will really start working on that pincer grip of theirs. All of the practice picking up raisins will now come to fruition – just keep an eye on your keys and phone!

  1. Your baby starts spontaneously waving hello or goodbye

Weanagers are social little beings and their communication skills increase by the day – prepare for lots of waving ‘hello’ and ‘goodbye’.

  1. Your baby makes their mark on the house

Your baby is becoming increasingly mobile and learns a lot about the world by touching everything. This exploration phase is likely to be marked by tiny sticky handprints collecting over your house, on everything from your TV screen to your light coloured linen.
The First Foods Book

WIN ‘THE FIRST FOODS BOOK’ & ELLA’S KITCHEN SNACKS

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The 5 winners will be announced on Twitter and on our Twitter/Blog Winners Page on November 23rd.

 

Buy Gifts For Christmas & Help A Charity At The Same Time

RNLI Teddy BearI love Christmas to bits and always have but I know there are an awful lot of people who rail at the over-commercialisation of the annual food-and-gift-fest. And yes, of course I understand where they’re coming from!

However there are ways to buy a little something for friends and family and ‘do good’ at the same time. I often buy my Christmas Cards from charity shops and this year I’ve already bought some presents from the RNLI Christmas Shop.  The RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution), is the charity that saves lives at sea and has some gorgeous, reasonably-priced and unusual gifts for all the family.

The cuddly teddy bear above is a snip at £4.95 and comes in pink too. I really like the Pop-Up Lifeboat Station too which makes a change from the usual Wendy Houses out there. Talk about playtime with a purpose.

Pop Up Lifeboat Station

 

This year instead of buying my Mum a tin of biscuits from M&S to go with her other gifts. I’m buying her this lovely Lifeboats Biscuits Tin and it’s only £7.95! Incredible value!

Lifeboats Biscuit Tin

I have also bought a Relax By The Sea Candle Set which at £14.95 is very competitively priced and has three different scented candles in an attractive gift box. A perfect gift for virtually any woman and many a man too no doubt!

Relax By The Sea Candle Set

Now I know I might be in a minority here but I ‘do stockings’ for everyone in the house and it’s much harder buying stocking fillers for a dad/husband than the girls in the family. I did pick up this Body Bar from the Gifts For Him section of the RNLI website. It’s a sort of woody, spicy scent and comes gift-boxed.

scottish fine soap body bar men

This is just a small selection of gifts you can buy from the RNLI Christmas Shop. Take a look yourself – you’ll be surprised.

Who are RNLI?

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is the charity that saves lives at sea and provide a 24-hour search and rescue service in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland from 236 lifeboat stations. The RNLI has more than 1,000 lifeguards on over 200 beaches around the UK and Channel Islands and operates a specialist flood rescue team too.

The RNLI relies on public donations to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824 their lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved at least 140,000 lives. Volunteers make up 95% of the charity!

  • The RNLI was founded in 1824.
  • The RNLI rescued 7,964 people in 2012 – an average of 22 people per day.
  • The RNLI charity also offers free safety advice to sea and beach users to help save lives at sea.
  • Most of the lifeboat crews are volunteers on-call while having other careers.
  • Lifeguards are paid a wage, as they have to be in place on the beaches to carry out their role. The local authorities make a contribution to the RNLI for the service provided by the charity to help fund their wages
  • The RNLI (Sales) Ltd company raises profit for the charity through catalogues, an online shop and high street shops.

Win Nativity 3: Dude Where’s My Donkey?!

Nativit 3: Dude Where's My Donkey?

You can win NATIVITY 3: DUDE, WHERE’S MY DONKEY in our new Christmas competition below!

Entertainment One (eOne) is pleased to announce that the beloved Nativity franchise is back – with NATIVITY 3: DUDE, WHERE’S MY DONKEY?!

We are offering 5 lucky winners the chance to win a copy of the film on Blu-ray – available to pre-order now from Amazon.

With loads of special features, including Sing-A-Longs and Bloopers, NATIVITY 3: DUDE, WHERE’S MY DONKEY? is the perfect Christmas film that all the family can enjoy.

Nativity 3This Christmas the pupils of St Bernadette’s and their madcap teacher Mr. Poppy (MARC WOOTTON) are back for their biggest adventure yet involving fantastic flashmobs, excitable elves, Christmas carols and of course Archie the donkey!

When their new teacher Mr. Shepherd (MARTIN CLUNES) loses his memory and forgets all about Christmas, as well as his fiancée Sophie (CATHERINE TATE) and the whereabouts of the beloved Archie, it’s up to the pupils of St Bernadette’s to save the day. Led by the ever enthusiastic Mr. Poppy, they embark on a Christmas journey like never before – but time is against them if they are to help Mr. Shepherd get to New York in time for his magical yuletide wedding…! NATIVITY 3 introduces CELIA IMRIE as the new Headteacher, with ADAM GARCIA as the scheming Bradley Finch and RALF LITTLE as Sophie’s brother.Nativity 3

To be in with a chance of winning 1 of 5 Nativity 3 Blu-ray discs, just RETWEET THIS TWEET and Follow @TheBabyWebsite on Twitter.

NATIVITY 3: DUDE, WHERE’S MY DONKEY? will be available on DVD, Blu-ray, 3 Disc Triple Pack DVD and Download from 2nd November 2015. Pre-order now from Amazon.

The winners will be announced on Twitter and on our Twitter/Blog Winners Page on November 16th.