Win a Trunki PaddlePak [closed]


If there are two things Mia loves in this world, it’s swimming and animals.
What she doesn’t know is that while we on our Caribbean Cruise very soon, we’ve arranged to go horse riding in the sea and to swim with dolphins. I think she will actually burst with the excitement. Hell, I might burst with the excitement for her!

Mia discovered swimming quite late really. Last year at the age of seven she asked if she could have swimming lessons (whenever we’ve asked if she wanted to in the past she’s replied with ‘what for? I CAN swim’. Well, she could doggy paddle very stylishly and actually get quite far, but it wasn’t pretty.
However, she started lessons and we discovered that she’s actually a bit of a mermaid. She loves it. She’s really good at it. She’s a natural.

So I take her along to her lessons every week. Curse at the blue plastic overshoes I have to put on. Curse at the soporific heat in the pool as I sit and watch. Curse at the soggy towel/costume/bag I have to wrestle with.
But then Trunki got in touch and asked if Mia would like to try out their brand new Paddlepak.
The backpacks are perfect for the beach they said. And trips to the pool. They are water resistant AND they come in styles such as Killer Whale, Dolphin, Shark and Clown Fish.

killer whale paddlepak

As you can see Mia is a huge fan. I did wonder if she would be too old for them, but not a bit of it. It goes to swimming lessons and it’s coming to the beach with us while we’re away.
The pack has acres of space, has a clever fold over top with clip to ensure everything stays in and nothing gets in (i.e. sand!), has a mini pocket in the tail for essentials and a special little grip for sunglasses.

Paddlepak washbag

So, how would you like to get your hands on one of these gorgeous Paddlepaks for your little one? There is the choice of 10 different designs.
I’ve teamed up with Trunki to give away 2 Paddlepaks, worth upto £24.99 each.
PLUS each winner will also get one of these little fellas too; a gorgeous Jellyfish wash bag, worth £9.99 each.

All you have to do for a chance of winning is enter via the widget below.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The competition is open to residents of the UK only (sorry rest of the world).
No cash alternative offered.
The prize is two Trunki Paddlepaks worth unto £24.99 each. Plus 2 Jellyfish wash bags worth £9.99 each.
Entry is via Rafflecopter.
Make sure your contact details are easily available.
The competition closes at on Sunday August 10, 2014.
One winner will be chosen at random from all the entries after the closing date.
The winner will be asked to provide their full name and address for the prize to be sent to.
If a prizewinner does not respond within a week of being contacted, the prize will be re-drawn and a new winner will be contacted.

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250 Responses to Win a Trunki PaddlePak [closed]

  1. Emma says:

    Sandcastle competitions 🙂
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  2. tracyknixon says:

    Building sandcastles or playing ball games such as piggy in the middle or tiggy with the ball!

  3. Tiffany wills says:

    Building sandcastle or frisbee competitions

  4. kimbothebookworm says:

    We love to build sandcastles and other things in the sand because it gets kids using their imaginations and just playing with natural things like sand, water, shells, sticks and stones is getting us back to nature and not needing things that you buy!

  5. elaine dale says:

    building sandcastles is always fun

  6. kirsty thompson says:

    build the biggest sandcastle we can with a moat around it then fill it with water

  7. katie robertson says:

    Building sandcastles

  8. Mummy to three boys! says:

    We love beach tennis!!!
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  9. fferfer43454 says:

    Football and dog chasing.
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  10. kristi says:

    We love building sand castles!!!

  11. Ordinandy says:

    Bury daddy in the sand…

  12. Christine Andrews says:

    What's the best game to play with kids on the beach?
    build a moat and channel it to the sea……………wow their faces when the sea fills their moat

  13. karen cowley says:

    Volleyball x

  14. Sarah says:

    I bought a paddle pan for my daughter at the weekend as her existing swimming back was frankly a PITA to lug around at her swimming lessons. Of course now I need one for my little boy too before we go away at the end of August – they are fabulous! (Once I’d worked out how to fasten it lol).

  15. Sarah says:

    Frisbee is a big favourite here. I have fond memories of once determinedly playing beach frisbee in the pouring rain on a group weekend away in Newquay “because we’re British dammit”. We had so much fun!

  16. Sandra Lane says:

    Beach volleyball is great fun.

  17. becca staples says:

    We like to get the frisbee out, a great game on the beath whatever the weather x

  18. kim neville says:

    Building castles or playing with beach ball

  19. Susan Sargent says:

    Have a sandcastle competition

  20. Julia Plant says:

    Depends on their age — mine like burying themselves (or their mum and dad) in sand or sculpting their legs into mermaids!

  21. Doreen Mccarthy says:

    burying mummy in the sand, the kids love this!

  22. sarahdawnay says:

    We are still in sandcastle stage too
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  23. K. Alman says:

    Playing catch or volleyball is fun depending on how crowded it is (cooling off in the water) or sandcastle building always a plus.

  24. Pam Hubbard says:

    Sand castles xx

  25. Frances Lauder says:

    Can't beat jumping over the waves especially in the weather we've been having!!

  26. ann clements says:


  27. Rachel Craig says:

    Building sandcastles. It is great to see the variety etc.

  28. laura stewart says:

    sandcastle's 🙂

  29. gemma clark says:

    building sandcastles!

  30. richard hill says:

    sandcastle building

  31. Janine Phillips says:

    volley ball x

  32. lynsey buchanan says:


  33. john hatrey says:

    Frisbee and treasure hunting!

  34. Michele says:

    We love looking around the rocks for sea creatures, the one who finds the most is the winner 🙂

  35. Natalie Crossan says:

    making sandcastles 😀

  36. Victoria Coulson says:

    Building sandcastles with a moat or burying daddy!

  37. jayne says:

    make a massive moat so when the waves come in it fills up 🙂

  38. Heather says:

    Building sandcastles and moats.

  39. stephen says:

    footy of course!

  40. Kay panayi says:

    We love football

  41. Leanne Lunn says:

    If the beach is quiet we like to do pebble skimming see who can make it jump on the water the most times

  42. Claudia Dance says:

    Making sandcastles 🙂

  43. Jane Green says:

    Frisbees and just digging to find Austrailia

  44. MichelleD says:

    We like frisbee and swingball!

  45. Jo sharp says:

    Burying daddy!!!

  46. It has to be sandcastle building 🙂

  47. Julie Holden says:

    We love having adventures in sand cars and sand planes – when daddy gets involved we have veritable feats of sand engineering!

  48. libprice says:

    I loathe the sand with a passion – but the 'joy' of 4 kids is I'm forced to go on the beach and endure it whilst they all build sandcastles / bury each other etc. Give me the pool any day!!

  49. Michelle Ferguson says:

    Beach volleyball

  50. KATHY D says:


  51. Andrea Williams says:

    Building sand castles with a moat so you can fetch water from the sea x

  52. Jane says:

    We love collecting pebbles, shells and driftwood then seeing what we can make out of them. We often take some bits home and carry on the fun we have had by drawing them or making handmade cards for family and friends.

  53. iain says:


  54. making beach art with sand, seaweed and pebbles. Rebecca Beesley

  55. cherie shaw says:

    Building sandcastles 🙂

  56. 13rebecca13 says:

    building sandcastles or beach tennis

    Rebecca Mpb Phillips

  57. Vicki says:


  58. Lara Davis says:

    Gotta be building sandcastle with moat xx

  59. caroline pawson says:

    building sandcastles

  60. ClaireArchie says:

    Building mermaid tales……. or seaweed art

  61. Michaela Turner says:

    Building sandcastles and knocking them down!

  62. Corinne Peat says:

    We like to get the kite out as it's always windy on the beach.

  63. Harley says:

    Building sand castles

  64. Lisa says:

    Burying daddy in the sand 🙂

  65. Kerry Locke says:

    Largest Sandcastle is always a winner

  66. jamclaren says:

    Burying your big brother in the sand!

  67. Playing frisbee 🙂
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  68. Catherine Culmer says:


  69. stacy sorrell says:

    my little one loves playing with her ball, usually chasing her ball to the sea

  70. Kayleigh Main says:

    Piggy in the middle

  71. Laura Loo says:

    Building Sandcastles or splashing in the sea

  72. Melissa Red says:

    We always play cricket if there aren't that many people around.

  73. Christine Sutherland says:

    building sandcastles

  74. Mia Jade Fergusson says:

    Building sand castles 🙂

  75. Sandcastles and burying feet in the sand. My daughter loves sand angels!
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  76. Stephanie Tsang says:

    Building sandcastles or counting seashells.

  77. Lynn Heath says:

    Building sandcastles and then bashing them down!!!!

  78. winnie says:

    build a sandcastle

  79. Gemma Snell says:

    Sandcastles 🙂

  80. Elaine Flockhart says:

    Burying Daddy in the sand! He he!

  81. s edwards says:

    Mini Cricket draw a big circle in the sand as the boundary and watch their little faces as they hit four and six runs every time 🙂

  82. Sean Moore says:

    Definitely Sand Castles for my little one 🙂

  83. Karen Lloyd says:


  84. glenka2014 says:

    It has to be sandcastle building.

  85. abigail edkins says:

    sand mummies,

  86. claire says:

    Sandcastles of course……………..x

  87. lynne rudd says:

    we like playing scatch (catch, but with a velcro pad to catch the tennis ball) and if we are not playing that, my kids are digging deep holes!!

  88. emmav6 says:

    hopscotch 🙂

  89. Danielle says:


  90. Lauren Pilkington says:

    building most sandcastles in a minute

  91. Kathryn Davies says:

    Building sandcastles

  92. Claire says:

    Sandcastle always so much fun xx

  93. Helen Grayson says:

    With a bat and ball, but the velcro kind! No bouncy balls flying off anywhere either! 🙂

  94. Sallyanne Gooch says:

    Building sandcastles

  95. boodlebugsmumma (@boodlebugsmumma) says:

    building sandcastles, looking for crabs or playing football

  96. Samantha Wheeler says:

    Bury Daddy…!

  97. laura a says:


  98. Tammy Tudor says:

    collecting sea shells 🙂

  99. kris says:

    making sandcastles!

  100. Lorraine Tinsley says:

    Running away from the waves before the water gets you!!

  101. Sue says:

    It has to be building sandcastles. Making sure they have a moat for water to run into!

  102. Hutch2 says:

    Quick cricket

  103. Viv C says:

    Wave dodging

  104. Val swift says:

    Sandcastle building

  105. Rachael G says:

    Sandcastle building (usually with moats!).

  106. laura jayne bates says:

    got to be who can dig the biggest hole on the beach

  107. catherine plant says:


  108. Victoria Gooch says:

    Building sandcastle with a moat

  109. Caroline H says:

    Rounders is always a good one.

  110. Zoe G says:

    Playing catch with the velco pads and tennis ball

  111. Kerrie Heath says:

    We like to play stone skipping.

  112. donna jones says:


  113. Angela Williams says:

    burying Daddy

  114. Holly Edmundson says:

    Nothing better than getting the football out on the beach and having a kick around 🙂 x

  115. tom buchanan says:

    sandcastles and swingball!

  116. Tracy Newton says:

    Building sand castles, playing with a frisbee or numerous ball games

  117. MANDY DOHERTY says:

    Sandcastle building then sandcastle demolishing

  118. Tina Holmes says:

    Building sandcastles or flying a kite

  119. Helen says:

    The best game to play on the beach is seeing who can jump the waves.

  120. andrea lloyd says:

    building sandcastles

  121. leigh boyle says:

    sandcastles then knocking them down =)

  122. lindsey bray says:

    a castle competition

  123. Allan Wilson says:

    Football with the dog.

  124. angela says:

    playing frisbee is always fun

  125. Keshia Esgate says:

    sandcastles and moats that lead to the sea!

  126. Laura Asplin says:

    bat and ball

  127. Keith Hunt says:

    swingball with all that space

  128. jennifer jack says:

    playing Frisbee love it

  129. katrina walsh says:

    Kite flying is always a lot of fun is the weathers a bit breezy

  130. tracey thompson says:

    we love playing boules

  131. angela sandhu says:

    frisbee games or sandcastles

  132. EJ Dunn says:

    Building sandcastles…if that can be considered a game!

  133. michelle banks says:

    burying grandad in the sand lol

  134. Solange says:

    Building sandcastles

  135. sarah rees says:

    building sandcastles, paddling feet in the water, playing ball games, frisbee

  136. Louise B-G says:

    Building Sandcastles

  137. elaine stokes says:

    who can dig the digest hole………………………… the dog normally wins!!!!!

  138. Paul Witney says:

    Volleyball or rounders

  139. Kerry Yannetta says:

    building sandcastles

  140. Barbara Handley says:

    Sandcastles. There are so many accessories to go with the buckets these days.

  141. claire little says:

    building sandcastles 🙂

  142. caroline kelly says:

    Collecting shells

  143. solfleur says:

    making beach pictures (using seashells, seaweed etc)

  144. becci cleary says:


  145. HAYLEY WYNN says:

    Who can find the most crabs

  146. Caroline Blaza says:

    Building a sandcastle with a bit moat round it to fill up with seawater

  147. Kelly Roberts says:

    who can bury someone in the sand the quickest haha!

  148. Aideen Patel says:


  149. jen jackson says:

    beach tennis

  150. Julia says:

    Cricket on the sand

  151. liz ferguson says:

    Sand castles

  152. Tina Pink says:

    French Cricket

  153. Lucy Robinson says:

    building sandcastles. x

  154. joanna sawka says:


  155. Stephanie Whitehouse says:

    Building a wall and drainage canals to hold the sea back

  156. leanne williams says:

    Building sandcastle or frisbee competitions

  157. Matt Froggatt says:

    Burying mummy and daddy in the sand!

  158. rachael jess says:

    we jump the waves and hunt for crabs
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  159. Ceri jones says:


  160. wombat says:

    Sandcastle cities, at Camber Sands. Awesome

  161. Kerry Lethbridge says:


  162. Keri Jones says:

    We love sandcastle building races and badminton 🙂

  163. fran g says:

    building sandcastles… with a moat, of course!

  164. michaela atkins says:

    who can find the most dofferent sealife in the rock pools

  165. Tracey F says:

    Building sandcastles and flying our kites!

  166. Julie Ward says:

    Bucket and spade, sandcastles. To many people on beach to do much else, its annoying if someone else ball etc ends up on your head

  167. Lyndsey Beckford says:

    Building sandcastles

  168. tina edwards says:

    building sandcastles

  169. Mark Rayner says:

    Got to be sand castle building

  170. rebecca nisbet says:

    building sandcastles then jumping on them, my kids love it lol

  171. tarbs gill says:

    'Treasure hunt' among the rock pools

  172. christy beckett says:

    One of my twins likes to play with the sand so we see how deep a hole we can dig and then bury their dad. My other twin loves paddling and jumping the waves so we make a game of jumping the waves or chasing the waves as they break x

  173. Mark Palmer says:


  174. nicola white says:

    building sandcastles x

  175. Jamie says:

    Rounders 🙂

  176. Claire Appleton says:

    Building the biggest sandcastle 🙂

  177. Caroline Watson says:

    old fashioned but building sandcastles is great

  178. Amy Beckett says:

    Piggy in the Middle with the puppy

  179. Chris Fletcher says:

    Beach cricket is always fun!

  180. Robby price says:


  181. Denise C says:

    Building sandcastles

  182. spicers1976 says:

    playing frisbee
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  183. Laura Whittle says:

    Building a boat from sand

  184. Alison Johsnon says:

    Sandcastles are always a big hit

  185. joanne liddement says:

    Throw and catch with a beach ball or if there is a lot of you rounders is brilliant to play

  186. zoe lucas says:

    we try and play things like the best sandcastle or best shell we used to do the deepest hole but daddy got ovre excited and dug a huge one lol

  187. Zoe Roxby says:

    We like to play turn dad into a mermaid we cover his bottom half in sand

  188. Clare S says:

    building sandcastles and paddling in the sea

  189. Elizabeth Williams says:

    Building sandcastles

  190. Lindsey Jones says:

    We like to dig channels from the sea to fill up holes we have dug in the sand

  191. nicola clarkson says:

    My kids love badminton

  192. rachael JONES says:

    shell collecting 🙂

  193. Jenny barker says:

    sand castle building :0)

  194. Angela Paull says:

    Wave jumping 🙂

  195. kristynco32 says:

    Can't beat a bit of rounders

  196. olivia280177 says:

    Boules and cricket

  197. Sue Robinson says:

    Rounders because noone gets hurt when they inevitably fall over
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  198. teresa sheldon says:

    Hnting for the most unusual, biggest, smallest shells are pebbles

  199. Nicola Holland says:

    Building sandcastles and jumping on them 🙂

  200. Daniel Reid says:

    building sandcastles

  201. Pamela Chang says:

    who can bury their feet quickest in the sand, followed by who can find the strangest looking shell on the beach.

  202. Kathryn S says:

    sleeping lions

  203. Jane Middleton says:

    building sand castles and throwing a ball

  204. Zoe Coen says:

    Building sandcastle or throwing a ball about

  205. Allan Hill says:

    dig the biggest hole

  206. catriona nation says:

    Building sandcastles or playing football

  207. karen walby says:

    Building a sandcastle with a moat and running back and forth to the sea with buckets of water to fill it.keeps children amused for a long time as most never fills

  208. jessica newman says:

    volleyball is always fun

  209. Allan Fullarton says:

    Building sandcastle

  210. Tim Taylor says:

    Beach football or cricket

  211. Donna Clinton says:

    We bury our kids in sand and the first one out wins…the kids love it Dad digs a big hole the kids jump in and he covers them up to their necks!

  212. carol boffey says:

    building sandcastles

  213. Annamarie Riddiford says:

    Volleyball definitely

  214. Jackie Chapman says:


  215. Lindsey Philpot says:

    We like playing beach football x

  216. Jo Booth says:

    Frisbee !

  217. Sue McCarthy says:

    I don't have any children but would love to win this prize for charity, to go to Romania.

  218. sarah stevens says:

    Building sandcastles

  219. Diana says:

    Building sand castles 🙂

  220. straysuzi says:

    Building sandcastles – it never gets old and they can experiment with different designs and ideas

  221. Tamara Foster says:

    Building sandcastles

  222. Allan Smith says:

    Building sandcastles

  223. Victoria B says:

    Sandcastles are great, frisbee is good as well.

  224. Kirsty Woods says:

    Sand castles

  225. Samantha Bolter says:

    Fly a kite if its windy or paddle baording in the sea….. great fun 🙂

  226. Rachel McMillan says:

    French Cricket is good fun

  227. Amy Ripley says:

    building massive sandcastles!

  228. JILL F says:

    who can dig to AUSTRALIA FIRST

  229. Sarah Lewis says:

    Football or tennis

  230. kelly says:

    collecting seashells!

  231. christine westlake says:


  232. Kate Johnson says:

    Building sand castles or collecting shells

  233. Erica field says:


  234. Holly Boyd says:

    building sandcastles

  235. Wendy Tyler says:

    My girls always want to draw or make a mermaid in the sand – last time they made their own legs into mer-tails!

  236. Alaine says:

    Duck race on the moat

  237. katie walker says:

    Badminton is my favourite

  238. Alex Sharples says:

    Bubbles!! They are great for kids of all ages.

  239. Laura says:

    My dad used to build the best sand racing cars. You also can’t beat a game of chasing – and then running away from – the waves as they splash onto the sand

  240. lia sturman says:

    we love playing catch on the beach

  241. Hayley Kinnaird says:

    Beach volleyball 🙂

  242. lynseyward78 says:

    Burying daddy in the sand!

  243. victoria thurgood says:

    digging a big hole until we find water the kids love it

  244. Dawn Totton says:

    Sandcastle building contest.

  245. Annaloa says:

    Sandcastle competition, keeps them busy for hours.

  246. Sam Fernley says:

    Pictionary drawing in the sand.

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