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Hamleys have teamed up with the LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort to offer a family of 4 the chance to visit one of the most popular UK attractions. The prize includes one family theme park day ticket to experience lots of adventure and fantastical fun!
Not only that but you and your family will also get to stay overnight at the LEGOLAND® Windsor Hotel for a fantastical short break! This really is the most incredible prize for the whole family!
Winner will be chosen at random and contacted directly by Tuesday 7th July 2017.
PRIZE: 1x Family Theme Park Day Ticket for a family of 4 and 1x Overnight stay at the LEGOLAND® Windsor Hotel. Prize valid until 31st May 2018.
Put on your dancing shoes and do the Lindy Hop, because May 26 is World Lindy Hop Day.
Also known as the jitterbug, Lindy Hop originated in Harlem, New York City in the 1920s and 1930s. The day commemorates Frankie Manning, who some consider one of the creators of the dance form.
A combination of different kinds of dances, including jazz, swing, and tap, Lindy Hop is a two-person dance where the partners dance hand in hand or in an embrace to jazz music. Just as in jazz, there is some form of improvisation that takes place during the dance.
Popular in the 1930s and 1940s, interest in the dance form declined until the 1980s when a number of dance groups around the world revived it by holding annual workshops, camps, and competitions.
…that some people believe that the name, Lindy Hop, may have originated from the name of aviator Charles Lindbergh? Lindbergh was fondly called Lindy by the media and after he successfully finished his solo flight between New York and Paris, media headlines read Lindy Hops the Atlantic.
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Brides has teamed up with Hilton Seychelles hotels and Turkish Airlines to give you the chance to win a honeymoon to remember; a two-stop island-hop holiday at the Hilton’s luxurious boutique resorts in the idyllic Seychelles.
Touching down on Mahé, you’ll head straight to Hilton Seychelles’ adults-only Northolme Resort & Spa, where you’ll start your eight nights in paradise. Verdant jungle and turquoise seas abound; in fact, you’ll soon be rubbing your eyes – the mix of colours is almost too dazzling to believe.
Here you’ll stay in a smart King Hillside Villa and spend your days lazing around Northolme’s show-stopping infinity pool, which juts out above the ocean in a smooth curve. And when you aren’t basking in the bright sunshine, our lucky winners will go full board, so you won’t need to hold back at all while enjoying the foodie delights on offer. There’s something to suit every palate – why not indulge in the Island Mess with local tropical fruit and rum at the amazing al fresco restaurant Les Cocotiers? But – who are we kidding? – we’d spend most evenings reclining with a sundowner at the fabulous, panoramic Ocean View Bar.
Then it’s just a hop, skip and jump across the water to your mountainside retreat at Hilton’s Labriz Resort & Spa on Silhouette Island. Here you’ll find stunning scenery and mountain peaks turning black against the setting sun each night. Labriz has everything Northolme has – and more. This resort is home to one of the country’s largest nature reserves, and our winner will also be treated to a trek through the park, with expert guides pointing out exotic plants and animals along the way. But the highlight of the trek is likely to be the uninterrupted views at Belle Vue. Or perhaps the secluded beach of Anse Mondon, where you can cool off in the crystal waters at the end of the walk.
When you return, freshen up in your luxe Garden Villa and head directly to the jewel in Labriz’s crown: Grann Kaz, the ex-plantation house, which has been painstakingly restored to its former glory. This 140-year-old house – once home to the island’s owners – is nestled into the green hillside and has been transformed into a trad Creole restaurant. Standout dishes include the sublime marinated jobfish in banana leaf – everything on Grann Kaz’s menu is homemade or locally sourced, so it’s a must-visit unique dining experience in a grand historical setting.
Oh, and how could we forget to mention the glorious spas and diving on offer at both these five-star resorts? This double-whammy of a Seychellois holiday is not to be missed. Enter now for your chance to win a honeymoon you’ll never forget.
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PRIZE INCLUDES: Four nights in a King Hillside Villa on a full-board basis at Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort and Spa * Four nights in a Garden Villa on a full-board basis at Hilton Labriz Resort and Spa * Hike to Anse Mondon at Hilton Labriz * Airport transfers and transfer between resorts * Return economy flights with Turkish Airlines
Terms and conditions: Entry is restricted to persons aged 21 or older and resident in the UK or Republic of Ireland who are not employees of Condé Nast Publications Limited or in any way connected with the promotion. No employee, agent, subcontractor or director of Hilton Hotels, Audley Travel and Turkish Airlines, nor anyone connected with the competition, nor any member of such person’s family, is eligible to enter. The organisers reserve the right to verify the eligibility to enter. One entry per household. The winner will be chosen at random from all correct entries received by 27th July 2017. Condé Nast Brides is not responsible for late or lost entries. The winner will be notified within 14 days of the draw. If the winner cannot be contacted within 30 days, an alternative winner may be chosen. All travel must be taken by 31st August 2018, subject to availability. Blackout dates are 20th December 2017 – 12th January and 20th March – 4th April 2018. The prize cannot be transferred, exchanged for cash or used against another holiday, hotel or airline. Flights must be booked at least 30 days prior to departure and passengers must travel together. All extra incidentals including spa treatments, entrance fees to tourism sites, additional meals, laundry and beverages etc. must be paid for directly by the prize winner. Transfers to and from the departure point, gratuities and personal expenses are not included. Prize is not valid in combination with any other offer or promotion. Travel insurance or any airport fees and taxes are not included in the prize. It is the responsibility of the individual passengers to ensure they have travel insurance cover, valid passports and inoculations prior to their journey. Visa applications for entry into countries requiring them for certain passport-holders must be obtained prior to travel. Once the flight tickets are issued, no changes can be made to the booking and no routing charges are not permitted. The editor’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. The promotion will be governed by English Law. ABTA J3152.
Call off the search! We’ve got the dress, the shoes and all the beauty you could need – not to mention the ultimate perfume. With each issue, we give our readers the chance to win fabulous goodies for their big day. In the July/August 2017 issue of Brides we are giving away a selection of luxurious treats worth £5,900 to one lucky bride-to-be.
The prize includes:
A ‘Jessica’ bridal dress, worth £1,200 from Emily Victoria White.
A wedding cake that serves 150 guests, worth £850 from Choccywoccydoodah.
100ml ‘Goodnight Kiss’ perfume by Roja Dove, worth £1,250.
Ivory &Co bridal accessories of your choice, worth £500.
Two pairs of Freya Rose bridal shoes, worth £500.
Ten bridal beauty boxes for you, your mum and your maids, worth £600.
An Omorovicza beauty hamper (includes Queen of Hungary Mist, Thermal Cleansing Balm, Deep Cleansing Mask, Instant Perfection Serum, Firming Neck Cream, Illuminating Moisturiser), worth £500.
Fresh beauty box, including cleanser, face masks, toner, serum and a candle, worth £500.
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1. Entry is restricted to persons aged 18 or older and resident in the UK or Republic of Ireland who are not employees of Condé Nast Publications Limited or in any way connected with the promotion. 2. The organisers reserve the right to verify the eligibility to enter. 3. The winner will be chosen at random, from all correct entries received by the closing date of 27th July 2017. 4. Condé Nast Brides is not responsible for late, lost or damaged email. 5. The winner will be notified within 14 days of the draw. 6. If the winner cannot be contacted within 30 days, an alternative winner may be chosen. 7. The editor’s decision is ﬁnal and no correspondence will be entered into. 8. All prizes are non- exchangeable, non-transferable and there is no cash alternative. 9. The competition will be governed by English Law.
Emily Victoria White Prize breakdown: ‘Jessica’ bridal dress, worth £1,200. Additional terms and conditions: The ‘Jessica’ dress will be sent to the winner in a standard UK size of their choice (8-16). No alterations are included. The winner can choose a different design and pay the difference, however there would be no refund of money/possibility to spend any unspent balance on accessories or alterations etc. The winner should allow around 10-12 weeks from order to delivery of the dress. UK mainland delivery only. Ivory & CoBridal accessories of your choice, worth £500. Additional terms and conditions: The prize will be in the form of a voucher which can either be spent at Ivory & Co’s showroom in Earl’s Croome, Worcester, or online. The voucher cannot be spent at other Ivory & Co stockists. No travel costs to redeem the voucher if the winner prefers to attend the showroom are included in the prize. The voucher will be valid for 12 months. If the winner spends more than £500, the winner will be required to make up the difference. If the winner spends under £500, no refund will be given, monetary or otherwise.Freya Shoes Two pairs of bridal shoes, worth £500. Additional terms and conditions: The prize be in the form of a voucher that can be spent in the Freya Rose stores in Islington, London, or Southsea, Hampshire (no travel costs are included in the prize) or online. The voucher cannot be redeemed in other Freya Rose stockists. The winner cannot choose shoes from the couture or ready to wear collections. The size range is 36-41 (and half sizes on classic styles), all subject to availability. If the winner spends more than £500, the winner will be required to make up the difference. If the winner spends under £500, no refund will be given, monetary or otherwise. The voucher will be valid for 12 months.WitwooboxTen bridal boxes for you, your mum and your maids, worth £600. Additional terms and conditions: The contents of each box will be five full-size beauty products plus a canvas bag. The boxes will be sent to one UK address. Choccywoccydoodah A wedding cake that serves 150 guests, worth £850. Additional terms and conditions: A bespoke wedding cake including design consultation (which can take place in store or over the phone/by email). The winner can pay extra for a design that costs more than £850. The winner can collect their cake from either the London store (30-32 Fouberts Place, W1F 7PS) or Brighton (3 Meeting House Lane, BN1 1HB) free of charge or can pay extra for delivery of their cake (the delivery cost cannot be included in the £850). No travel costs to collect the cake are included in the prize. The winner should allow 3-6 for consultation and creation of the cake. The cake must be ordered within 12 months of winning.OmoroviczaBeauty hamper (includes Queen of Hungary Mist, Thermal Cleansing Balm, Deep Cleansing Mask, Instant Perfection Serum, Firming Neck Cream, Illuminating Moisturiser), worth £500. Additional terms and conditions: All products are subject to availability and Omorovicza reserves the right to substitute different products up to the same value. The winner will receive their prize within 28 days of the closing date. Fresh Beauty box, including cleanser, face masks, toner, serum and a candle, worth £500. Additional terms and conditions: The prize products are: Soy Face Cleanser (£32), Rose Face Mask (£52), Rose Deep Hydrating Facial Toner (£68), Rose Deep Hydration Face Serum (£48), Rose Deep Hydration Face Cream (£35), Rose Eye Gel (£37), Vitamin Nectar Vibrancy-Boosting Face Mask (£56), Sugar Face Polish (£52), Brown Sugar Body Polish (£59), Sugar Rose Tinted Lip Treatment SPF 15 (£20) and Sugar Lip Polish (£20). All products are subject to availability at the time of competition closing. Any products that are not available will be replaced with products of equal or greater value. The winner should allow up to one week for the prize to arrive after confirming their address with Fresh.Roja DoveA Goodnight Kiss perfume (100ml – contains rose, jasmin and orris), worth £1,250
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Upload a photo of your favourite Australia experience (if you’ve been) or tell us why you’d like to visit (if you haven’t) and you’ll be entered into our draw to win this fantastic prize.
Tourism Australia and Flight Centre have teamed up to offer one lucky AOL Travel winner an incredible two-week camper van adventure between Melbourne and Sydney. The prize includes return flights for two flying into Melbourne and out of Sydney (or vice versa) and 10 days’ Britz Voyager camper van hire to help you enjoy all that this scenic route has to offer.
But you don’t need to win our competition to visit Australia. Flight Centre’s tailor-made holidays can save you up to £450 on a two-week break! Discover Flight Centre’s amazing holiday deals on their website or call a Flight Centre Travel Expert free on 0800 280 8908 to book your Australia Journey.
We’ve teamed up with Staffordshire County Council to give away the prize of a perfect wedding day at County Buildings in Stafford worth £2,000
Located in the heart of Stafford, County Buildings is a magnificent Grade II listed building which provides an elegant setting for a unique and distinctive wedding ceremony and reception.The building, which opened in October 1895, is available on an exclusive hire basis so you can celebrate in total privacy with your friends and family.
There are five elegant rooms of varying size and character to choose from and a dedicated team is on hand to help you choose the best option to suit your requirements. Whether you want an intimate setting for a party of 25 in The Members’ Library or a grand celebration with 100 held in The Council Chambers, there are plenty of options to choose from.
When it comes to photographic locations, County Buildings offers a wide variety. The magnificent 12-foot-wide sweeping staircase offers a breathtaking backdrop for a grand entrance, while the lobby has a stunning ornate stained glass dome and period feature fireplace – not to mention the two decorative antique crystal chandeliers which hang as focal points in two of the rooms.County Buildings is licensed for civil ceremonies and civil partnerships. Packages range from ceremony only to a ceremony and the use of the venue for receptions, which also include the registrar fees. They can provide options ranging from champagne and canapes to afternoon tea or an evening function. Ceremonies are available on a Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays.
One lucky couple will win a wedding worth up to £2,000. The prize includes the venue hire for four hours during the day, notice fees for both of you and registrar costs as well as canapes and prosecco for up to 60 guests after the ceremony, including the couple.
For your chance to win this prize, simply fill in the form below before the deadline of midnight on Thursday, May 25 2017. Usual Trinity Mirror rules apply, as well as those found below.
Read more at http://www.staffordshirelife.co.uk/win-a-2-000-wedding-in-a-grade-ii-listed-building/story-30279683-detail/story.html#7YirdoOqfPY6E6q3.99
To celebrate the launch of Kingswood’s new family adventures,readers have the chance to win an all-inclusive stay in one of eight new camps
Mums and dads can now join their children aged six and up, challenging and adrenaline-fuelled break in breath-taking surroundings. For the first time in 35 years, Kingswood are giving big and little kids the chance to experience a range of activities together – from zip wiring and archery to abseiling and obstacle challenges.
Families can forget costly flights and school holiday budgets and enjoy an adventure nearer to home at eight new camps; Colomendy in North Wales, Dearne Valley and Peak Venture in South Yorkshire, Overstrand Hall in North Norfolk, Grosvenor Hall in Kent, Wolverhampton, Dukeshouse Wood in Northumberland and Isle of Wight.
Each family adventure experience offers its own unique accommodation and can vary from Cabins to Eco Pods and Adventure Lodges. Extra facilities include a communal yurt – complete with a log fire– plus adventures including water activities are also available on selected dates.
For more information visit www.kingswoodfamilies.co.uk.