Sunday, 19 April 2015

Giveaway #474 : Win a Heroes of the City prize pack - closed - winner Michaela Hannah


I've told you about Heroes of the City before - Pierre was delighted to review some of the Heroes of the City toys and books last year (click through to read our review) and he also loves watching the DVD.


What we love most about Heroes of the City is that it shows the real life heroes in everyday life rather than imaginary superheroes. Paulie Police Car and Fiona Fire Engine, along with the other rescue vehicles, are great role models for young children and the show's motto "Friendship and Cooperation - Everyone Can Be A Hero" reinforces this message.



 We've recently discovered the Heroes of the City Youtube channel which offers a whopping 6 hours of full episodes to enjoy, as well as a few short films for toddlers. It's a great way to keep the kids occupied in the car on the ipad on long journeys or, as each episode only lasts about 13 minutes, to entertain them while you make a phone call or get dinner ready.


But that's not all that the Youtube channel has to offer. We were delighted to discover a series of Kids Crafting tutorials featuring none other than Calamity Crow, the accident-prone feathered friend from the series. He's always getting things wrong and making mistakes in the series so it was lovely to see him presented in a positive light as the star of the show. The Kids Crafting Show is packed with simple ideas for things to make using household objects like toilet roll tubes, paper plates and tissue paper - all things that you're already likely to have in the crafts box. Pierre has shown me all the ones he wants to make during the next holidays !


Calamity Crow also has a starring role in the Calamity Crow Sketch & Guess videos which show a picture being drawn and you have to try and guess what it is before it is complete. This reminded us of Mister Maker and the Madhouse kids had great fun, watching them together to see who could find the answers the quickest !

One of the things that the Madhouse kids noticed - possibly because of their bilingual upbringing - is that the people talking in some of the videos have an accent. The programme was created in Sweden and has been translated into a multitude of languages and the Madhouse kids loved the fact that the Youtube channel also gives you the chance of discovering the show in 18 different languages !


Heroes of the City have kindly offered to send a prize pack comprising a T-shirt, a DVD with episodes from season 2 and a die cast car to one lucky Madhouse Family Reviews reader. Fill in your entries in the Rafflecopter widget below.



UK only. Closing date : 4/5/15

T & C's : Entries close at midnight on the closing date. Winners will be selected with a random number generator and announced on facebook, twitter and in the giveaway post subject line. Please note, you will be contacted by email and/or twitter and if I haven't heard from you after a week, I'll have to pick another winner. Prizes will be sent out by the companies or their PR directly to winners. Madhouse Family Reviews cannot be held responsible for any prizes that go astray !

Other giveaways you may be interested in :

Giveaway #473 : Win a world map mural worth up to £250 including postage - closing date 1/5

Giveaway #468 : Win a Tree Fu Tom - Tom Saves The Day DVD - closing date 20/4

125 comments:

  1. My hero is my mum - she does loads for me!

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  2. my hero is my dad he's always helping me out

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  3. my fiance cos he is always there for me

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  4. has to be my dad always there for me

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  5. My best friend Pauline as she is always helping me out

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  6. My hero is my daughter fostering four young children

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  7. My MIL always helping out the whole family.

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  8. My mum - she can tackle anything that comes her way

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  9. My hero is my husband

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  10. My Mum she is cool and calm in any situation

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  11. my Wife is deffo my super hero she does everything for everyone all at the same time!

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  12. My mum,she is such a busy bee.

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  13. I have entered! My hero is my best friend.

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  14. I entered. My real life heroes are my parents. BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

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  15. I entered. My real life heroes are my parents. BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

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  16. My mum, she's been such an inspiration since my dad died x

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  17. I've entered! My nephew would love this!

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  18. my husband

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  19. Leave me a comment below and tell me who your real-life hero of the city is. ........... my husband

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  20. My hero of the City is Sir David Attenborough

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  21. Has to be my dad, ty for the chance x x

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  22. my hero would have to be my husband.

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  23. My hero is my partner as he is the one that is always by my side

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  24. My Grandson for just being here.

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  25. I have entered. My hero is my husband for putting up with us all

    @kidsdogsandcats

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  26. A guy called Martin who lives in Glasgow ran into the clutha bar 5 times pulling people out guys a diamond x

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  27. My next door neighbour - always helps me out and cuts my grass!

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  28. My Mum, shes always there for me

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  29. My grandson is my hero, has the power to lift the darkest mood with just a smile :-)

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  30. what a fab prize
    from samantha price

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  31. My hero is my child minder! I love her to bits and she does just so so much for me! I couldn't be without her.

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  32. My best friend we have sanity meeting in a pub once a week. LOL

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  33. my partner, he has been through so much with me

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  34. I have entered competition. Nice prize.

    Rachel Craig

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  35. Its got to be my dad.
    Every girls hero is her dad

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  36. My son is fantastic, proper man about the house.

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  37. my husband iis my hero! hard working, and caring x

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  38. My dad is today, he cut my hedge for me!!!!!

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  39. everyone whos loves me and puts up with me.

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  40. my hubby cos he is always there for me - @leabana1

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  41. My mum she has done so much for me and I don't tell her enough

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  42. My hero is my best friend and partner.

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  43. You gave Cheryl Pasquier +K about Books

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  44. Gerald Durrell

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  45. My Mother who has passed away she is my HERO.

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  46. Funnily enough, my mother in law, She's an absolute star <3

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  47. My girlfriend for putting up with me

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  48. Yasmin Newman2 May 2015 at 20:42

    My dad is my hero. :) x

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  49. I have entered - My son is my hero

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  50. I'm in :) My big sister is my hero - shes a single mum of 2 - one 23 year old son with aspergers and mental health probs and an 18 month old little girl with developmental delay. She has a lot of health probs herself but still manages to smile and take care of both of her children.

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  51. Sounds like a great prize for my little man

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  52. Mark Chamberlin3 May 2015 at 09:23

    All the fireman who put their lives on the line!

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  53. My mum :)

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  54. My real-life hero of the city is my Dad, so strong and brave and I love him more than life

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  55. My best friend.She has had a lot of bad things happen in her life but always bounces back with a smile on her face

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  56. My husband. He's a top Dad and takes wonderful care of us all!

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  57. my best friend Donna, she is always there to talk too when i need her

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  58. my dad he taught me all i know and made me the person i am today ,my super hero...Barbara M

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  59. My Mum - superwoman in my eyes :) x

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  60. My best friend Sam,a true inspiration to me. Such a strong woman for all she has had to cope with

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  61. my friend Paul, as if he wasn't for him i wouldn't be here

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  62. My best friend she has been there through everything

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  63. My sister as a paramedic its a more dangerous job than people think it is, and she saves lives.

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  64. My father has always been my hero.

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  65. My wife and carer
    G. Williamson

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  66. My best friend Melanie who has been there for me in times of trouble and when I have needed a shoulder to cry on

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  67. Carol Kirkwood for keeping me informed about the weather

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  68. My hero is my sister she knows why

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  69. My mother who gave us everything.

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  70. My daughter, shes got cerebral plasy but battles on every day and never lets it get in her way

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  71. Its got to be my Mum, never realize just how much she's really done for us x

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  72. my daughter been through so much in her young life always with a smile on her face

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  73. My Other half. He puts up with me even when I don't put up with myself.

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  74. My husband he is a brilliant dad and looks after our 2 children while I work part time

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  75. My little boy. He's been through a lot, and I am so proud of him.

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  76. pauline black4 May 2015 at 23:08

    my friend Fiona, always doing charity work and thinking of others

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