March and April Fun for Mother's Day and the Easter Holidays

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With Mother's Day and  Easter Holidays fast approaching I've been informed of some fab ways to keep you and your children busy over the next few weeks, there are some lovely ideas here.

Dunelm have a fab colouring competition in store between 14th and 28th April. Pay £1 for an entry sheet and get your children to colour it in, perhaps while you do some shopping or have a cuppa in store. A great way to keep the kids entertained if they grumble about you shopping, and to raise money for a good cause too as all proceeds will go to Barnado's, the UK’s largest children’s charity, supporting vulnerable children and families nationwide. Lucky winners will receive a cuddly Barney Bear, Barnado's official mascot.




Renshaw Baking want you to bake the most important lady in your life a cake ready for Mother's Day, from 11th to 30th March. If you do so and upload it to their Facebook or G+, or Tweet, all using #bakingmemories so they can keep track of the entries. One lucky winner will receive £100 of Peggy Porschen and £100 of Renshaw vouchers and five runners up will receive the new Peggy Porschen book 'Cakes in Bloom'. Head over to the competition page for more information.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Photography CompetitionIf you have a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fan in your house (I have one, right here) then Flair have a competition for you. Simply take a photo and submit it to one of these three categories - Best Action Figure Battle Scene photograph, Best Ninja Pose photograph and Best Action Figure Battle Scene Video. The winner of eachncategory will receive a fantastic digital camera, a Turtles Mask of  their favourite character, a Turtles Shell plus Turtles Signature Weapons of their choice. Five runners up from each category will  also win a Turtles Mask and Signature Weapon for their entry. Send your to turtles@evolution-pr.co.uk before the closing date of 16th May for your chance to win! All winning entries will be available to view on www.flairplc.co.uk or in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Magazine after 26th June.

Hard Rock Cafe Manchester have two fab celebrations for Mother's Day and Easter planned:

The first is to celebrate Mother’s Day – Breakfast with Mummy (9am – 11am, Sunday 30th March), they are teaming up with Harvey Nichols for a super special Mother's Day treat! Trish McEvoy will be providing beauty consultations and Umberto Giannini will be on hand to style, preen and pamper your hair. All this as well as a full English breakfast and treats to entertain the kiddies: face painting, magic tricks, balloon modelling..

The second is to celebrate Easter – Breakfast with Bunny (9am – 11am, Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th April), Guests are treated to a full English breakfast (cereal and fruit are also available) and there are fun Easter games and special treats for each child. There is a face painter and a magician who will also be balloon modeling. Places are limited so call now to book your place. Children £7.50 and adults £9.00.
For more information and to book, please call the restaurant directly on 0161 831 6700 or visit www.hardrock.com/manchester Places are limited.

Win Your Dream Lego Star Wars BedroomIf your child is creative and loves Lego Star Wars then the Star Wars Comic has a great competition this month. Kids need to design an Lego Star Wars bedroom, and the winner will have it designed and built for them! The options really are endless and one lucky winner will receive the bedroom of their dreams! Pick up the current issue of the Star Wars Comic for full entry details. The competition closes on 2nd April 2014 and winners will be announced by 1st May 2014, just in time for Star Wars Day!

Hopefully there are some great ideas here to keep you and your children busy. Will you be entering any of these competitions or attending any fun events in March and April?