Thursday, 10 May 2018

Giveaway #680 : Win a Helix Sling Stix - closed - winner Angela Kelly


We've been having some beautiful weather lately, so I've been on a mission to get the kids away from their screens and into the fresh air. With perfect timing, we received a great new outdoor toy to put through its paces : Helix Sling Stix. Each pack contains a green and an orange stick with a suction pad on the end and a robust green ball.


The official blurb calls it an easy, fun sling-and-catch outdoor toy for ages 6+, which offers you an array of open-ended play options in one toy and allows you to throw the ball up to 30 feet. "Just sling it, stick it and sling it again! Players catch the ball with the super sticky cup and then use the trigger to release the ball and sling it away. Play with friends and family for fast-paced fun and impress each other with your trick shots."


Well, we didn't find it as easy as they make out and it took a fair few tries until we managed to get the ball to stick to the suction pads, both from the ground and when flying through the air, and even then it was a bit hit and miss. Nevertheless, the kids had great fun trying and spent ages flinging it across the big car park in front of our house !


How gratifying is it to see modern-day, tech-savvy kids getting outside for some good old fashioned fun with a ball? They burnt off loads of energy, had lots of giggles and didn't look at their phones once !


Once he'd finished charging about like a loony, throwing it miles like a superhero (in his words) and getting hot and sweaty, Pierre also discovered that you can look through the ball to see the world in green or hold it just away from your face to get photos of yourself looking like Shrek or The Grinch !

Ages: 6+

Players: 2+

RRP: £14.99

Stockists: Smyths, Argos and Amazon

Just in time for the summer, I'm delighted to have a Helix Sling Stix pack to give away to one lucky Madhouse Family Reviews reader. Fill in your entries via the Rafflecopter widget below.



UK only. Closing date : 25/5/18

T & C's : Entries close at midnight on the closing date. Winners will be selected with a random number generator and announced on facebook 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 28 days, 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. Any personal data given as part of the competition entry is used for this purpose only and will not be shared with third parties, with the exception of the winners’ information. The winners' personal contact information will be passed on to the PR / Brand responsible and used only for delivery of their prize. 

100 comments:

  1. looks like fun when you get the hang of it

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  2. getting our pool out and water sprayers x

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  3. Getting the water balloons out

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  4. I'd hoping to spend lots of time outside, walking, feeding the ducks, going to the local park.. the possibilities are endless this summer!

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  5. Spending loads of time on the beach.

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  6. We'll be spending time on our local beach x

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  7. Lots of days at the seaside and having our first bbq in our new house x

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  8. It looks as if my "summer fun" is going to be a stint of jury service. A good thing we had planned our holidays for spring and autumn this year.

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  9. looking forward to our farm stay this summer x

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  10. we are off to Cornwall this year xxx

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  11. We will be spending time in the garden and at the park.

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  12. hoping to spend more time outdoors, we like playing cricket in the feild x

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  13. Lots of walks in the woods

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  14. I am hoping to have lots of days out in the sun

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  15. We love picnics, in the park, after a game of rounders.

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  16. We are going to Swansea for a family beach holiday

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  17. Lots of days out with the kids, and I'm going to FriendsFest!

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  18. Bat and ball games in the park and hopefully a few picnics and walks, too.

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  19. Going on our family holiday to Porteventura World. Kids are very excited for all the rides and fun in the pool

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  20. Margaret Clarkson
    Spending time on our nearby beach.

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  21. I have entered, thank you so much for the chance to win xXx

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  22. I've not got anything specific planned but hopefully some fun afternoons in the garden in the sun at least.

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  23. Camping with my nephews and nieces.

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  24. Hoping to get a lot of time outside, get the paddling pool out

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  25. looking forward to our little Grandson coming to stay with us

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  26. Not sure yet but hope to have a day at the beach

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  27. Lots of walks, bbq's and family time!

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  28. Angela Boucher12 May 2018 at 07:52

    We are going to spain and we are also going to go camping in the local forest park.

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  29. We are looking forward to spending time visiting the local countryside!

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  30. Getting the paddling pool out, and camping in the garden :)

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  31. Hopefully we'll spend lots of time in the garden or at the beach

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  32. It defo will involve water...lillie pops is a real water baby

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  33. We will most definately be getting a paddling pool for the garden

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  34. Theresa Thomas12 May 2018 at 17:39

    Getting the water balloons and pistols out

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  35. We've no holidays booked, but we're hoping for some fun days out!

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  36. holiday in Wales

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  37. We are going on holiday to Great Yarmouth 💝

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  38. I am teaching my grandchildren to grow from seed!

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  39. we are going away the first week of the holidays and we can't wait! x

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  40. Michelle Ferguson14 May 2018 at 19:38

    Hoping to get the garden sorted and we're going on holiday in September.

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  41. hopefully some day at the beach and a camping trip

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  42. We are going to Portsmouth, and hope to have lots of little days out too

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  43. Pooh sticks, parks, beach and hopefully sunshine!

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  44. Fun on the moor and by the sea #luckytoliveinDevon

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  45. We want to spend at lot of time at the beach!

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  46. Lots of fun days out at agricultural shows :)

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  47. Trips to the splashpark and water fights

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  48. This looks great fun and would be great for taking on our holiday to Norfolk

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  49. My son and husband would love these :)

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  50. lovely family walks and picnics

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  51. Spending a lot of our time in the park.

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  52. I hope we can go on a lot of fun packed walks

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  53. camping holidays and going to the beach

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  54. we are going to Butlins in August. Really looking forward to it

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  55. lots of day trips with my family @greigo_uk

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  56. We love getting out the pool, loads the water guns and filling lots of water bombs :)

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  57. We're gonna book a last minute hol somewhere hot!

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  58. Taking the grandsons and dogs out walking in the countryside and having a picnic

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  59. Camping, my son has just bought a pirate tent for his family

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  60. some family woodland walks with our daft dog SANDY

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  61. Lots of long walks and picnics

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  62. Fiona Johnstone24 May 2018 at 10:21

    Picnics are our favourite things. Especially at the beach. Hope we get good weather this summer.

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  63. We'll be having picnics down the riverside with the dogs.

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  64. hopefully lots of time at the beach and the local parks for games and picnics

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  65. I plan to have loads of fun days out with the kids plus do some gardening together.

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  66. we are looking forward to lots of time at the beach and park, this would be a very cool accessory to take with us.

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  67. Outings to the seaside and fun on the beach with my little grandson

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  68. We're heading to Devon. Hoping for fab weather and great days out.

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  69. lots of swimming with my grandaughter x

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  70. so looking forward to los of seaside trips x

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  71. Riding through the forest on our bikes

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  72. We are hoping for lots of good weather, so we can enjoy the sunshine out in the woods/seaside

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  73. Going on 2 holidays this summer and I hope to have lot a of BBQs!

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  74. We have lots of exciting family fun planned this summer. We are visiting London for a week to show our girls our amazing capital city. We are also planning on going for picnics, nature walks, trips to the beach, Chester Zoo and National Trust properties.

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  75. Entered to win thankyou for your giveaways 👍

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  76. I'm hoping to coax my nephew out of the house and onto the beach.

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  77. I can't wait for lots of yummy picnics in the park x

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  78. Hoping for some nice weather and hopefully will get to go to parents in law caravan in Somerset. Looking forward to some beach days

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  79. Great idea to keep the kiddies busy and out in the open. fab invention

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  80. This looks great fun. I've entered.

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  81. picnics on the beach and water fights in the garden

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  82. playing with my nephews at the park maybe go to the beach get the paddling pool out

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  83. We're off to the Lake District for a spot of hiking. There are some new trails we'd like to try out - if the weather is good enough!

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  84. Were going to spend a week in the caravan park

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  85. no too many plans yet, hoping for some nice days out

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