Roaming in the garden, making a mud pie and going in search of insects drum up a sense of nostalgia in many a parent, but these once popular children’s activities are now a thing of the past, with research that we carried out revealing that four in 10 children have never even seen a conker! This probably comes as no surprise, as these days kids are often glued to computers and TV screens, instead of enjoying the great outdoors, despite how much we pester them as parents!
At Littlewoods we want to change all that! We’ve teamed up with wild life expert and TV presenter Michaela Strachan to encourage little ones to explore the outdoors with the launch of Treehouse of the Year, a competition to find the best kids’ outdoor area in the UK, and we’d love your help too! We want you to get your kids to head outside and discover all of the nature living right on your doorstep – from the little creatures that live in gardens and woods, to unusual birds perching high in the tree tops. Kids are the most creative of us all, so whether they’ve created a den in the park with friends, built a treehouse with a little helping hand from mum and dad or even transformed a shed into a cool area for them and their friends, we want to know about it. It doesn’t have to be huge or extravagant, what matters is how creative and unique it is.
How to enter and what you could win:
To enter your child and their treehouse, den or amazing outdoor space into the Treehouse of the Year competition all you have to do is snap a picture of them and their creation and send via email to email@example.com or via twitter to @littlewoods using #treehouseoftheyear
The closing date for entries is 19th May 2014.
Michaela Strachan will help judge the winning entries, with the owner of the best treehouse receiving £500 worth of Ladybird, Demo or Freespirit clothing to explore the outdoors in style. There are also 2 runner’s up prizes of £50 worth of Ladybird, Demo or Freespirit children’s clothing to be won.
Terms and conditions:
1. Entry into the draw will be deemed as acceptance of these rules and any separate instructions for entry will form part of the rules 2. This prize draw is open to any UK resident, aged 18 or over with children aged 4-14. 3. Entrants must email a picture of their child with their “treehouse” to firstname.lastname@example.org or via twitter to @littlewoods using #treehouseoftheyear between 18th April 2014 and 19th May 2014. 4. Employees of Shop Direct Group companies and anyone else involved in the operation of the draw are excluded from entering. The closing date for entry is 19th May 2014 at midnight. The promoter reserves the right to end the competition early. 5. All entries into the draw must be genuine and approved so by the promoter. Any entries deemed not genuine will be excluded from the draw. 6. A total of 1 winner and 2 runners up will be chosen by Littlewoods and Michaela Strachan by 23rd May 2014. The winners will be notified by email within 14 days of the draw and must respond to their notification email within 30 days otherwise they will forfeit their prize and a new winner may be drawn at random from the remaining entries. The prizes will be sent to the address of the relevant winner within six weeks, delivery to be agreed between the promoter and the winners. 7. There is one main prize of £500 worth of children’s clothing from Littlewoods.com and two runner up prizes of £50 worth of children’s clothing from Littlewoods.com 8. The prize is non-transferable, non-negotiable and there is no cash alternative. The promoter reserves the right to offer an alternative prize in the event of the original prize being unavailable. The prize cannot be returned or exchanged once they have been sent to the winners. 9. By entering the draw, entrants agree that, if they win, their details may be disclosed to anyone requesting details of the prize winners. The winners may be required to take part in any publicity relating to this promotion.10. Promoter: Shop Direct Home Shopping Limited, First Floor, Skyways House, Speke Road, Speke, Liverpool, L70 1AB. Registered No 4663281.