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Competition: Win a Family Weekend at Abhainn Rí

We have a fantastic prize for our February competition.  Win a wonderful Family Weekend at Abhainn Rí Self Catering Cottages along with two sets of our Eco Kids Waterproof Sets.

Abhainn Rí Holiday Cottages in beautiful Hollywood, Co. Wicklow offers superb quality accommodation and has lots of special features and activities on site. You can enjoy scenic farm walks, a play barn, friendly farm animals and a home cooked welcome pack on arrival.

 Check out the Abhainn Rí website here

This is a Facebook page competition. To be eligible to enter please “like” the Abhainn Ri Facebook page and the PuddleDucks Facebook page.

To be in with a chance of winning,  send us the answer to these two colourful questions.

1. At Abhainn Ri, what is the name of the farm’s two goats? You can find the answer on Abhainn Ri’s Facebook page here

2. We have new Kids Wellies on the way in two colours. What two colours are they? You can find the answer on the PuddleDucks Facebook page here.

Email your answers to competition@puddleducks.ie. Please also include your name and contact phone number.

The closing date for entry is Thursday 24th February and the winner will be announced here and on our Facebook page.

Terms and Conditions:

  • Closing date is midnight on Thursday 24th February
  • You need to “like” both Facebook pages to be eligible to win
  • One entry per person please. Duplicate entries will be disqualified.
  • The weekend at Abhainn Ri can be taken between 25th Feb and 15th April 2011
  • The weekend is for two nights and you can arrive on either Friday or Saturday.  The cottage can accommodate six people plus an infant in a cot. 
  • The prize of the PuddleDucks waterproofs is for two Eco Sets (no alternative offered).
  • Entries can be made to PuddleDucks or to Abhainn Rí and the entries will be collated with one winner drawn at random
  • No cash alternatives offered 

And finally …. Good Luck!

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November Competition: Win a Jewellery Tree Voucher

In our November competition, one lucky winner will get a wondeful €75 voucher for the  Jewellery Tree.

The Jewellery Tree creates beautiful personalised jewellery using sterling silver, Swarovski crystals, your children’s hand and footprints or even a loved ones fingerprint.   From charms, pendants, keyrings and cufflinks to gorgeous bracelets for mums and little girls, there is something for everyone. Check out their website here.

To be in with a chance of winning the €75.00 voucher, send us the answer to this question:

In the Jewellery Tree’s  Birthstone Kids range, what is the Birthstone for November?

Check out the answer here.

Email your answer to competition@puddleducks.ie. Please also include your name and contact phone number.

The closing date for entry is Tuesday 30th November and the winner will be announced here and on our Facebook page. Only one entry allowed per person.

Lastly a huge thanks to Lisa at the Jewellery Tree for generously sponsoring our competition.

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Win a Wonderful Wrapsie

In our October competition, we’re delighted to partner with new Irish company Wrapsies.ie so you can win one of two wonderful wrapsies for kids. 

A Wrapsies is a towel with a twist!  It a towel that can’t  fall down or come undone.  It’s designed to keep children covered and warm when changing at the pool or the beach. Wrapsies are Irish made and come in a gorgeous selection of brightly coloured designs.

To win a children’s Wrapsie all you need to do is to answer this question:

One of the Wrapsies is named after a sea creature called Ollie. What type of creature is Ollie?

Check out the answer here.

Email your answer to competition@puddleducks.ie. Please also include your name and contact phone number and also let us know if you would like the 2-5 age size or the 5-7 age size.

The closing date for entry is Sunday 31st October and the winners will be announced here and on our Facebook page. Only one entry allowed per person.  The prize is a choice of either a Walter Whale or a Diving Dolphin Wrapsie in 2-5 years or 5-7 years size.

Discount Code: Our friends at Wrapsies have also kindly offered a 10% discount for any purchases from their online store. Just use the code “PUDDLEDUCKS” (all capitals) at checkout to avail of the offer.

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Competition on Dad.ie

We’re currently sponsoring a competition with the good folks on dad.ie. Simply answer a question on our new children’s wetsuits and be in with a chance of winning a well stocked picnic rucksack. Now all we need is the Summer weather!

Click here to enter the competition.

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PuddleDucks Summer Art Competition

To celebrate the launch of our new Sun and Beach range we are organising a new children’s summer art competition.

Our new summer range includes kids wetsuits, UV suits, tops & hats and beach shoes. You can see the full range here

To enter the art competition let your little artists have fun drawing or painting their favourite beach scene. Send us the drawing and be in with a chance to win a bumper set of beach toys.

There are a number of ways to enter:

  • Send the entry to us at the address below
  • Photograph the entry and email it to us at info@puddleducks.ie
  • Photograph the entry and post it to our Facebook page

Competition Rules:

  • Children aged 11 years and under are eligible to enter
  • The closing date for entries is Saturday 18th July
  • If posting the address for entries is PuddleDucks, Beechwood, Ferney Road, Carrigaline, Co. Cork
  • We may display the entries on our Facebook page or on photo sharing sites. Acknowledgement will be made to the artists.

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Children’s Competition at Indie’Go Music Festival

The Indie’Go Music Festival is a new family friendly festival taking place in Fenagh, Co. Carlow on August 6th, 7th and 8th.  It promises loads of fun including 40 bands, 20 DJ’s and an array of exciting performances and workshops for all the family. Sounds like our kind of festival.

Ans what’s more! The good folks at Indie’Go are currently running a children’s competition to win a 3 day family ticket to the festival. The idea is for the kids to get creative with a digital camera (or just paper and crayons ) and post their entry to the Indie’Go Facebook page. Apart from tickets, the winning images will also be featured (and credited!) on Indie’Go’s promotional materials – from the  website and social networks to printed leaflets, programmes, posters and even in set decoration. The closing date for entries is July 2nd.

Get the full competition details here.

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Online Outdoor Family Quiz – the Winners

Thanks to everyone for entering our Online Outdoor Family Quiz. We’re delighted with the number of entries we received and the feedback from people taking the quiz. Hopefully you learned a bit about some of the fantastic outdoor attractions available to us in Ireland.

We really appreciate the support from the quiz sponsors:- Fota Wildlife Park, Greenan Farm & Maze, Castlecomer Discovery Park, Brigit’s Garden and Carlingford Adventure Centre.

We drew the winners at random last night and tried as much as possible to satisfy people’s preferences for tickets.

So here we go:  drum roll please … the winners are:
Emer Breen, Eibhlín Loftus Maloney, Jim Murray, Caroline Murphy, Linda Collins, Laura Brown, Una Hayes, Sheila Whelan, Isabella Pires, Katriona Murphy, Keith O’Shea, Edel Sherlock, Martin O’Riordan, Shannon Haynes and Tracey Coughlan

We’ll be in touch very soon with the winners to get their contact details so we can send on their tickets.

Many thanks again to everyone for taking part and please stay tuned for more exciting PuddleDucks competitions and draws.

To keep in touch follow us on Facebook.

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Family Quiz Video

Here’s a short video about our current online Family Quiz, showing photos of some of the great outdoor centres generously donating the prizes.

To be in with a chance to win one of 15 family passes and tickets go to  www.puddleducks.ie/quiz

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The PuddleDucks Online-Outdoor Family Quiz

We are delighted to bring you the very first ‘The Online-Outdoor Family Quiz by PuddleDucks’.  Think of the quiz as an online treasure hunt that the whole family can take together. It is brought to you in association with five of Irelands’s fantastic family parks: Brigit’s Garden, Fota Wildlife Park, Castlecomer Discovery Park, Greenan Farm and Carlingford Adventure Centre. We have 15 super prizes of Family Tickets for the lucky winners.

Just take the quiz with your kids and find the answers online on the website of the five participating centres.

This quiz is part of the Irish Internet Association’s Digitise the Nation event which is all about encouraging people to use the internet in more creative ways.  We hope that with our quiz children can be introduced to the internet in a fun but safe and supervised way.  We also hope that you might learn more about some of the wonderful outdoor attractions available to us in Ireland. 

A huge thanks to the five outdoor centres that have kindly donated prizes for the quiz.

Brigit’s Garden, Co. Galway  – Family One Day Entrance Tickets
Website: www.brigitsgarden.ie

Fota Wildlife Park, Co. Cork – Family One Day Entrance Tickets
Website: www.fotawildlife.ie

Greenan Farm, Co. Wicklow – Family One Day Entrance Tickets
Website: www.greenanmaze.com

Castlecomer Discovery Park, Co. Kilkenny – Family One Day Entrance Tickets
Website: www.discoverypark.ie

Carlingford Adventure Centre, Co. Louth – One Night Family Stay plus Activity
Website: www.carlingfordadventure.com

How to Enter:

There are 15 easy questions in the quiz – 3 questions for each of the five websites.

Be prepared!  The quiz will take around 10 to 15 minutes to complete. While the questions are easy, finding the answers does involve searching for the answers on the centres’ websites. You need to complete the quiz to be eligible for a prize.

>> Click here to take the Quiz

Tip: Use a separate browser tab or browser session to look at the centres’ websites as you go along.

You can also see a copy of the quiz questions here.

Rules:

  • The closing date for entries is June 7th 2010
  • Only one entry per email address please
  • All questions must be answered for an entry to be valid
  • The winners will be notified by email by June 10th 2010
  • As usual, the judge’s decision is final

Prizes:

  • Family Tickets are valid for two adults and two children
  • Carlingford Prize:  One night family ticket plus activity: this is on a B&B basis in a four bedded ensuite room with one activity included up to the value of €236. Please note activities are only suitable for children 8 years and over

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