Children go free in fancy dress for Halloween 2016….now that always sounds good when free means Free. I’m sure there is lots to spend your money on when you get there

This could be a brilliant offer for anybody who’s got young children and lives in the south of the UK.

Basically if your children are dressed up in Halloweencapture2 fancy dress then there is free admission to Monkey World one of the best attractions along the south coast here is the link to the Monkey World website if you want to verify this and I found this link on h u k d have a great Halloween and remember it’s all about having fun

 

Here are the T’s & C’s from the monkey world website at this link 

 

Just an Amazing ” freebie ” day out – Hastings Pirate day 2016

Firstly , I admit to having taken this from the web ( my own blog infact ) so is that allowed , who knows Not to sure if I should use the text above for this  as it’s really a review of  what has been a great  year  ( band wise  )  and  there are still events to come this year .

I have the pleasure of performing with  Celebration Samba, a band based in   West Sussex . The band has been around for a while  and  it seems to get better  every year . The reason for the blog is an event that  being in the band Takes me to  each year, a great day for Families, Adults, Children,mums and dads alike .

Its my involvement with the band that has taken me to so many places, dressed me up in fancy dress, made me smile, and  really enjoy something that other people seem to enjoy me doing .

Hastings Pirate Day 2016 on Sunday 17th July 2016

There is just so much going on, and its only if you tell people about these things that the word gets out

So why blog about it, well, the band has shown me that  it’s not just the ” big & shiny ” events that are fun, Dressing up. and playing & performing  can be good & its so much fun.Last  year has also seen oldmanleslie, don his pirate  wig, use his best AAAAARRRRRRR

Before I get picked up saying the event is Free, you will have to pay to get there, you may have to buy  food / drink etc, and you may need to get parking and things for your children.

So I guess the main point of the blog, is that  if like me you are at a carnival procession ( big or small)and you see something that looks like fun, it’s always  good to ask, because speaking from experience, if I hadn’t asked, I wouldn’t have found out about celebration samba,and I couldn’t have told you about all the wonderful  free to attend events going on in this part of the world

If you fancy Joining the band, have a look at their www and see if you can get along to rehearsals , full details and a Little history  are here and if you think it’s just ” 40 somethings like oldmanleslie “. no we have all ages  in the band.and its NOT  always about piracy.Mums, dads,grannies,granddads,father & sons, Generally people just having a good time entertaining people

For the blog,  my involvement with  the band
has cost me to buy kit and rehearse, however it has shown me that there  are so many carnivals and free events that are typically  English around the country, its still a good  ( and noisy if you are drumming ) place to be.

“see you at the pirate day , be sure to come and say HI “

A Great Free event -2 of 3 ( UK Family Based ) – Glastonbury Illuminated carnival

So as we approach ChristmasIMG_20141115_203501593_HDR  and all the  usual costs  it brings, I just thought I would let you know about 3  freebies  that  me and the ” oldmanleslie Clan ”  found  this autumn. events  that  are free to attend, some small, some absolutely huge . all good fun, all based in the south

This blog is about the  ” HUGE EVENT ” , possibly one of the largest free events in the UK

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it’s an event that  the Carnival clubs in the area  have been  doing  for many years and I have to say , they are pretty good at it

This is held, as the name suggests in Glastonbury  ( Somerset ) and forms part of the  group of Carnival Clubs  in the area that operate a ” circuit ” during the autumn , they come together in Glastonbury for the season Finale

It’s a great  event, with music, Thousands IMG_20141115_201102096and thousands of lights  and all the great  independent shops of Glastonbury ,  and all the usual  fair rides  etc ( these Charge ) there should be a load of pictures available

There are organisations parading that  are collecting for all sorts of charities ,  I guess  the only problem with trying to Blog about how good something thatIMG_20141115_214218968_HDR is such a sensory  overload, is that  the pictures just don’t do it justice
Any way, it’s a free to attend event, it’s a great  night  out for families, so I thought I would  pass it on , as always there is a Facebook page that you can like , so you  know when next years event will be . also there are the links on the FB to the various  videos etc

 

This is the second year we have been, as last years was good ( heres the review )  we didn’t think it could get any more fun ………..But it did

Free microsoft office software

As found on the back of the hot uk deals website this could be a nice link to get downloadable versions of microsoft software

Drop this into your browser or please use the link below youtube

http://m.hotukdeals.com/freebies/free-ms-microsoft-office-with-desktop-icons-word-excel-powerpoint-2035914

http://m.hotukdeals.com/freebies/free-ms-microsoft-office-with-desktop-icons-word-excel-powerpoint-2035914

It could be dependent upon your operating system but it’s always worth a look

Please don’t forget to credit the original poster

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What a great thing to do in the school holidays

Halfords are offering child school holiday bike workshops for children my sons did one of these during the summer holidays and another 1 today they are absolutely brilliant

They really teach kids what to do with their bikes .mums and dads have to stay with the child in the store workshop last 1 hour and as I say it’s really helpful for the kids pop into your local store and see if they are doing them i know that my boy and really enjoyed it  IMG_20141029_115011612

The kids also get a goody bag with a few nice bits in, and for each session, a certificate IMG_20141030_164250015

I guess this give them a good feeling of achievement. so that can’t be a bad thing

Our local store was Bognor regis for the initial invitation that i got was from halfords head office via hot uk dealsIMG_20141029_120557778

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Free “crafty stuff for Kids ” but watch out and make sure you cancel what you dont want

Never sure about these  offers, If you remember to cancel then yes, you get a freebie, if you decide to keep going , or forget to cancel, they can cost you a lot of money

toucanBox

Free Toucan kids craft box - get your first taster box for free.Please beware . however Toucan Box are offering a selection of Craft items via their  www

the link is here   or drop   https://secure.toucanbox.com/account/box/new?coupon_code=FBF14K&plan=one_craft   into your browser

I found this on the HUKD  website  where there is positive feedback for the offer ,

Please remember to credit the person that originally listed this

 

 

 

What a brilliant Idea……any fundraisers for Cancer awareness & cure research i will get right behind

the link below  is such an easy & fun way to help raise some funds for research into a cure for cancer, and to help those that have it.

 

Its all on the  page but  basically you post something like  below and  see what happens

 

http://www.macmillan.org.uk/donate/Ways-to-support-Us/ice-nominate.html

Ice Nominate ex 2

The Ice Bucket
Challenge

 

Get involved in the perfect summer fundraising challenge that’s sweeping across social media. #IceBucketChallenge a friend and raise money to help people affected by cancer.

How does it work?

It’s simple. Just challenge someone via Facebook or Twitter to have a bucket of ice-cold water poured over their head in exchange for a text donation to Macmillan. Film it, share it, and then sit back and watch the nomination process take over. Take a peek at these videos to get an idea.

Sounds brilliant. What do I need?

  • A bucket
  • Ice
  • A smartphone
  • A towel
  • A change of clothes (highly recommended)
  • Immense bravery

Right. Got all that. What do I do now?

  1. 1. Fill the bucket with iced water
  2. 2. Pour it on your head
  3. 3. Film this on your smartphone
  4. 4. Post the video to Facebook / Twitter
  5. 5. Text to Donate £3 to Macmillan by sending ICE to 70550
  6. 6. Nominate up to three friends to do it next

Make sure you include this all important line when posting on social media:

I nominate XXX to take part in the #IceBucketChallenge in the next 48 hours and text ICE to 70550 to give £3 to Macmillan. (*Wimp out and text FINE to 70550 to give £10 instead).

– See more at: http://www.macmillan.org.uk/donate/Ways-to-support-Us/ice-nominate.html#sthash.H8Bbe3qi.dpuf

 

 

 

 

One for the UK Kids this summer , a little freebie i found , cos its all about the sharing

http://www.hotukdeals.com  Halfords | Bikes | Sat Navs | DAB Radios | Car Seats | Car Maintenance are providing a link to  some free workshops that Halfords are running  over the summer hols

The offer is via the halfords website, and i guess numbers are limited, but i just managed to get the ” little est oldmanleslie ” on one so it may  be well worth a look 

kids bike club

 

From the halfords site, they describe it as  …….

” This Summer we’re holding free bike workshops to show 7 to 11 year olds the basics of things to check on their bike.

Spaces are limited so click on the button to book your place

Halfords will be running a free bike workshop to show 7 to 11 year olds basic bike maintenance such as how to fix a puncture, how to put a chain back on, how to adjust a saddle and basic bike safety.”

Good luck if you choose to have a go.

 

 

“so come and see the band, join in the fun ” littlehampton carnival 2014

the band  will be there to  lead the party, so if you are based in the south of the Uk why not come on down to the seaside for the day

Come and meet  ” Hampton ”  the towns hedgehog . . say hi to the carnival ” royalty ” 

But  most importantly come down to the seaside and have a great day out  and help to celebrate the  towns carnival in Littlehampton

CELEBRATION SAMBAwill be there to bring a ” Brazilian beat ” to the proceedings.along with all sorts of entertainment & things to do on the day 

 

Date & times as below , and on the official website 

Littlehampton Carnival & Summer Fete:

Saturday July 12th 2014 from 10 – 6 in the Town Centre (High Street, Littlehampton) with lots of stalls, Free entertainment, DJ etc. Hampton the Hedgehog plus the  Spectacular 40th Anniversary evening procession.

Carnival Theme: Lets Party.

 

Pirates of Bognor Regis, West Sussex, Sunday 15th June 2014

it was great to see this blogger having so much fun on the day ……and then along came captain jack

Fatima Saysell

Pirates fighting on Bognor Regis seafront Pirates fighting on Bognor Regis seafront

Today, our lovely town held a summer carnival based on a Pirate theme and we were all for a wonderful surprise when Jack Sparrow himself landed (or more like it, was hoisted) from his modern day Black Pearl – read speed boat – to the delight of all, big and small.  

Spirit FM on stage Spirit FM on stage

The event started at 11.45 am, courtesy of Spirit FM West Sussex, outside the Regis Centre and Alexandra Theatre, and we were kindly advised to look out at sea for the momentous event. We obediently followed and were rewarded with the arrival of the most famous (should that be infamous?) pirate in the history of film making.

Pirates waiting for their captain, Jack Sparrow Pirates waiting for their captain, Jack Sparrow

Where is the Captain? Where is the Captain?

The Captain arriving on Bognor Regis Beach in a modern age Black Pearl The Captain arriving on Bognor Regis Beach in a modern age Black Pearl

A little help from the pirates A little help from the pirates

On dry land at last ready to lead his team of cut-throats On…

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A great resource for Historic Pictures…..

Found on the back of the HUKD  site ,
and  claiming to be free to download & print. so  you can use them  if you need to  a whole load of classic posters from way back when

Classic Images that you may have forgotten about, Films,brands,movies,places, just a whole bank of good old memories


the website is here 

I hope you find something that you like on here, May be for a history project, school homework,art project,or for whatever you need one for

My personal favourite is the creature from the black lagoon, i guess that says more about me than the site

Free sweeties ( UK ) by voucher

so Mine were made on a funny planet from the tears  of a dragon thingy………..

Not an expression i thought i would ever use, but from  http://www.juicytheories.com/  a few clicks and a voucher for free sweeties is yours for the taking

Im not sure if this is limited, UK only  or if there are other T’s&c’s

 

Good luck

Free tickets to get your photograph taken with the World Cup

We all like a chance of a freebie and it seems that  Coca Cola are offering another  freebie in the UK

The excitement starts here for the 2014 FIFA World Cup™! Coca-Cola is exclusively bringing you the chance to see the iconic trophy in person, and have your photo taken.

Get involved in this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity at these locations: 

Friday 14 March: Westfield, London (10am-9pm)

Saturday 15 March: George Square, Glasgow (10.30am-6.30pm)

Sunday 16 March: The Hayes, Cardiff (10am-6pm)

Monday 17 March: Outside Asda Eastlands Supercentre, Manchester (10am-6pm)

Join the festivities and enjoy a free sample of Coca-Cola, challenge your footie skills, and loads more fun activities!

Plus, you can register for tickets to the trophy viewing room, where you can see the trophy up close and have your unique photo taken with it.

There are limited tickets available, so register now!

More free LEGO …great for kids if you can get there in time

What a great offer for  ages 6-14 – go into your nearest official Lego store on the first Thursday of every month between 4-6pm to take part in the Lego Mini Build.

http://shop.lego.com/en-GB/MiniBuilds   

Stock is limited to 200-300 models per store (depending on size and location), and its first come, first served. The Staff will show your kids how to make the model worth around £5 . Once it’s been made the kids can take it home for free.

The models are different each month. Feb to April listed in comments.

I guess you can design something at home, then possibly build it in store

Participating stores include: Blue water, Brighton, Cardiff, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester Arndale, Milton Keynes, Newcastle, Sheffield Meadowhall, Watford and both London Westfield centres.

There may be stores in other countries doing this,  have a look  and  in the top corner is a ” change region ” button

Good Luck  & Happy Building

“Build” Anything you can for Free with Lego,

 www.buildwithchrome.com/

What a brilliant one  this is, 2 of the biggest brands on the planet teaming  up to give kids something to do for free, I guess the idea is that you design it, then go to the nearest Lego store   and buy the bricks you need to build it ” real world” 

 

Lego and Google  have teamed up  

 

And the result is www.buildwithchrome.com/

 

A brilliant interactive platform  where you can even see if some one near you has built  something, I can see that there is a cost involved until you try to buy  the Lego

 

Get kids thinking about spaceships, aliens , rockets and the like …..

What a great thing to inspire kids imaginations

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission and The Planetary Society invite you to submit your name for a round-trip ride to asteroid Bennu. Your name will hitch a ride to the asteroid, spend 500 days there, and return in the Sample Return Capsule to Earth in 2023.

Plus your name will be on the spacecraft, which will remain in space long after returning the sample return capsule to Earth.

Nothing to lose and it’s an awesome thing to do!

You can also print off a Certificate to show your kids

Full details at  http://www.nasa.gov/press/2014/january/nasa-invites-public-to-send-names-on-an-asteroid-mission-and-beyond/#.UtupbxBFDcs

OSIRIS-REx artist concept

Free Stuff for Kids . always a good place to start

Crayola  found on the back of the Crayola site, Could be just what you need for a damp day, some traditional fun for children .  http://www.crayola.com/free-coloring-pages/ just download them and print them.

I searched ” car ” and there were pages of choices,

There are themes that include  Disney,educational,parent choices, dogs,cats, all sorts of things for kids,flags,science & geography.

Note that it is a .com so its USA themed & i have a sample taken from the site below

Human Organs coloring page

Hope you enjoy it

Freebies are always good ….

Could be just the thing for  just about any  one really,

Mums, dads, Kiddies, Homes, shops, Parents…..

A free sample of wipes  open to UK residents

http://www.sandywipes.com/offers/promotions/sample/gbie/

From the good people at

 

On their web , they claim ” our signature disinfectant wipe that cleans just about every surface in your home, killing 99.9% of germs and bacteria with a streak and residue-free shine.”

I will let you know how good they are  when mine turn up

Free Lego Toys & a nice afternoon out …

Im not sure if this is UK or Global, but found on the back of the HUKD  site

http://www.hotukdeals.com/freebies/lego-store-free-monthly-mini-model-build-4-6pm-2nd-january-2014-snow-plow-1771992

Could be just the thing if you are out doing a last bit of Sale shopping , I guess its  for Mums, Dads, Grannies & Grand dads and any one else that has picked up a piece of Lego

https://i2.wp.com/cache.lego.com/r/club/-/media/club/markets/us/events/brand%20retail/mini%20model%20build/snowplow_300.jpg

There is a full list of stores at  http://stores.lego.com/en-gb/stores/  It might be worth a call to the store as i guess this is going to be popular

Learn to build this mini model and take it home for FREE!

Thursday, 2nd January 2014

16:00 – 18:00https://i2.wp.com/cache.lego.com/r/club/-/media/club/markets/us/events/brand%20retail/mini%20model%20build/snowplow_300.jpg

Ages 6-14. Ask in store for details.

 

LEGO logo

LEGO logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

For little boys & girls all over the world What a great Idea for an unusual Christmas present ….and you MAY see Santa

 What a great idea for Kids & possibly get to see Santa for free

 

Make sure to watch Reindeer Cam on December 18th, and 23rd at 1:00 PM ET. You just might catch a glimpse of Santa coming to feed his loyal reindeer crew.Animal Planet FREE Live Reindeer Cam

 

 

 

http://www.apl.tv/reindeer.htm

 

 

When they aren’t busy pulling Santa’s sleigh, these reindeer call the Como Park Zoo and Conservatory in Saint Paul, Minnesota home.

A stachue of santa claus

Sponsoring Como’s reindeer makes a great gift! Visit ComoFriends.com for sponsorship package information.
Get ready for Animal Planet’s Holiday Best Fest, starting December 16th!

 

 

 

Old school is always the best way ……..

So today, it was proved to me that ” old School ” is the best way…. we heard from an old Friend of the family a couple of weeks ago that there was a local event that she would like to go to. Just to say the lady involved has no email , no PC, No smart phone. No internet access, She had seen an advert ” printed ” in a local Parish type Magazine

 

We knew it would be a nice day out with a friend any

sparks

way so off we went to the event… I of course had tried to find it on the www the night before & couldnt so my expectations werent High …

 

The event was brilliant, a proper local event but on a big scale. all sorts of things going on. we particularly liked the soprano singer . The tree was magnificent

 

It looks also like it’s an annual event so roll on 2014

 

Any one who follows the Blog will know from the summer that i know a couple of good places to go in Arundel for that illusive Latte, well today we were on our way to take our friend to our favorite

 

When almost like a little voice at the side of the road ( or was it that i saw the sign ) i was drawn to what turned out to be the BEST BROWNIE I HAVE EVER EATEN sage

 

so a great day out generally, a smashing lunch, thanks to the team at sparks yard

 

Sparks Yard

Sparks Yard (Photo credit: Badly Drawn Dad)

 

, and time with an old friend

 

Not a bad weekend, and it’s not over yet

 

All thanks to an Ad in a magazine that an old lady saw ……..Old school is the future

 

What a brilliant Family Night out & free of charge as well

I had the pleasure of being invited to  Glastonbury this year for Free, i was told about the event by the good people who head up celebration samba …. Now I know that everyone will think  of the Massive music festival, but any one who know me  knows I ” aint  the biggest fan of live music ” so that’s unlikely What I didn’t know is that every year in that part of the world there is a whole series  of Illuminated Processions  that tour the area and  on the last night of the season they get together for a competition  and  ” Tour ” around Glastonbury . It’s a free event, all we had to pay was £3.something for a whole days parking in the town The floats are Amazing 

Glastonbury Carnival 2011 - Jungle dancers

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And  as they come past, the heat, Noise and general excitement is Brilliant, Obviously  this has all been caught on you tube , http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1OoMm8iZms  but when you are there its a brilliant low-cost day out for  the whole family. my personal favourite was http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBXRa6RE5XQ Take a picnic and you wont even have to spend in the shops and restaurants.Although some of these are excellent and not too pricey

One special mention for  http://www.lilithofavalon.com/  which is a shop i certainly hadn’t seen the like of before, it was fascinating . and i would recommend a look in there if you go ” down Glastonbury way “

The homepage for the carnival is http://glastonburycarnival.com/ and I am sure I will be there next year … hope to see you And just for the record , I’m not part of the committee, or have anything to do with the shop, I’m just sharing what was a brilliant day out

Just Get this one out far and wide

Just think, if everyone that saw this, told everyone they knew , and re blogged it  to everyone they knew, and they all donated  even a £1.00     How many Million users are there on this  site…

PLEASE RE BLOG it . you can even donate via paypal

https://paypal.dec.org.uk/philippines_typhoon_appeal

Free food…..? Not sure if this is UK or just USA

Free Burger King Satisfries

Found on Twitter initially.

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Free Shingles vaccinations

I found this on the web  and although i cant use it myself ( as i only go by the name of Oldmanleslie )  i thought it was worth blogging  as Shingles is  a horrible thing and if it stops one person getting it then that’s good …..

English: Shingles blisters Day 6, Characterist...

English: Shingles blisters Day 6, Characteristic purple colour.

A vaccine for the prevention of shingles is available. From September, the vaccine (known as Zostavax®▼) will be provided to people who are between 70 and 79 years old, through their NHS GP, pharmacist or private healthcare provider
http://www.shinglessupport.org/is the web  to look at , there may be terms & conditions

This is not a sponsored blog, i just thought you would like to know about it or circulate it to any body it can help

there has to be some event in here to take your Kids to this holiday and alledgedly they are all ” free” good luck

let me know how you get on   http://www.free-events.co.uk/  the events seem to be throughout the year as well so it might be good to use  in the autumn  and beyond