Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Review & Giveaway: Swingball All Surface

Congratulations to Dolly Daydreamer (@d_daydreams) you are the lucky winner.  Please DM or email me your name and address details.  Many thanks, Mich x

So what do you think when I say Swingball to
you?  Personally it took me right back to being in my back garden in the early 80's when I was about 10 years old.  It was definitely something that was part of my upbringing, banging that ball round as fast as I could to see if I could bash my little brother with it! I now see that was probably not the idea of it though...

A couple of years back JJ was given a Junior Swingball (the same but smaller) and I admit that I thought it was a rubbish present, it stayed in the garden and when my Mum got a dog he took a liking to it and bit the ball up so it never really got used properly but what I know now was that we did not give it a chance, I made a judgement call before we even gave it a fair shot.

So a few months ago when I was helping at our Church's youth group and they got out a full size Swingball, it was really interesting to watch all these 12 - 16 year olds playing with such zeal, they had so much fun and then I had a game too and I had fun and you know what it was so energetic.  Exercise in the form of fun - perfect!  So when I got an email asking if I would like to review a full size Swingball set I jumped at the chance and I was right to do so, the kids all loved it.

As my kids are still fairly young I constructed the swingball minus one of the lengths so it is a short version, I love the fact that it is versatile to be able to do this. It meant that both my 4 year olds could
play and even though the bats were big for them they were able to hold them and gently bash the ball around.

JJ and I played a more ferocious game and really had some fun.  Next time we meet friends for a picnic day at the park I will definitely take this along so we can all have some fun together, you could even have tournaments like you might in snooker.  The winner stays on and plays the next person....  well until they are too tired!  JJ was in his element batting a ball at high speed towards his Mum!

Take a look at the all surface swingball we were sent HERE, you can watch a video to see how it works in practice if you are not sure.  The Swingball game is produced by Mookie Toys, who are a classic brand with a heritage stretching back more than 30 years and Swingball is officially one of the top ten best-selling toys of the last 10 years.  What they say about Swingball: The fully portable game is perfect for outdoor events, holiday fun and picnics. With its unique lid and base construction, all the game components can be stored inside and the integral handle makes it easy to pick up and play... anywhere!  It’s fun, interactive and great for all age-groups and genders.

It is true, it really is very portable, setting the swingball up was easy and quick and I was able to pack it all away again too, something that companies often boast about but is practically impossible to do. Not so with Swingball the promises they make seem honest.  We used some old rubble to fill our base to make it sturdy but they advocate water or sand. It just shows that all sorts work.

If you are interested to buy a Swingball for your family they are available from all good toy retailers or you can purchase from Amazon for the great price of £22.99 currently.  The RRP is £29.99 which I think is good value for a game that will last years.  However if you don't have any spare pennies at the moment you can enter my giveaway to win an All Surface Swingball just like the one we have.

How to Enter
  • Mandatory:  Follow my review blog by any means that suits you - Google friends connect, subscribe to my RSS feed or subscribe by email. All the gadgets are in the right side-bar. Leave me a comment to say you have done so and a way of contacting you if you are the lucky winner.
  • Extra entry - Tweet 'I am in to #win a Swingball set from @MookieToys in @MichelleTwinMum's #giveaway http://bit.ly/qgr4uW'
Terms and Conditions
  • The winner will be chosen at random
  • Open to UK residents only
  • Giveaway closes at 12 noon on Friday 9th September 2011
  • The winner will be contacted within 3 working days of the competition closing
  • The winner needs to contact me within a week of my announcing the winner or I will draw again
  • The prize is not transferable and there is no cash alternative
  • The Swingball set will be sent direct from Mookie Toys
Good Luck!


This is a review and giveaway post, I was provided with a Swingball set to review.  I was not instructed what to write, my opinions are my own and I remain honest.

74 comments:

  1. I follow you so would love an entry :)

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  2. Posted a comment to see if everything was working xxx

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  3. Following on Networked blogs and posted this to see if it worked okay.Would like to enter, anyway, please.

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  4. I am following you with GFC, Networked Blogs and e-mail.

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  5. I tweeted as @mumoffunkids.
    http://twitter.com/#!/mumoffunkids/status/108495499434274816

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  6. I follow you Michelle :) xxx @wendymcd83

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  7. i follow with gfc as mummy24

    @ashlallan

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  8. i have tweeted as @ashlallan

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  9. I have a huge soft spot for swingball not sure why as I usually get hit by one! But for that reason that I need to practise and they are alot of fun I can't resist the chance to win one. I already subscribe to your blog as you know :-) x

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  10. I already subscribed via email @anna8301

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  11. Following you via GFC

    @littleboo_21

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  12. I've done it through my email. Didn't even know u had this site aswell as the blog. How far behind am I lol? x

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  13. Also tweeted. Sorry didn't know if needed to do this in the one comment.x

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  14. Followed on Google FC as Gareth Green

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  15. Love swingball, wanted to get one this summer and never got round to it, think it will be next year now unless I see one in the sales

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  16. Fab prize!!!Following you via GFC :)

    @MrsD_Winchester

    xx

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  17. follow you on gfc - emma Thackery

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  18. Also tweeted the competition :)

    @MrsD_Winchester x

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  19. following blog via google connect

    fantastic prize - thank you

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  20. I am following you via GFC. would love to enter this competition. I remember playing this as a child, ok i may have got hit by the ball a few times but still loved it hehe

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  21. sorry forgot to leave my contact details
    jlnorris2010@gmail.com

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  22. Hi!
    Thanks for the fab review and giveaway! I am following your blog via GFC

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  23. I am following you on Twitter and have tweeted @d_daydreams xxx

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  24. I'm following via GFC (phil Darling)

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  25. Following,twitter facebook and blog

    suzanne.sendell@googlemail.com

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  26. Hiya! I have subscibed to your blog and tweeted about your great swingball comp @buddybanana :)

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  27. following in google @kemo_2002

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  28. Following via gfc: steph marie

    tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/stephie_xox/status/110460046709764096

    twitter: stephmcuk

    Thankyou x

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  29. Following via GFC :) @pipersky1

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  30. Tweeted your giveaway :) @pipersky1

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  31. Following on GFC. My family would love this giveaway! x

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  32. I follow your blog through GFC
    Thanks
    @chocolateonemse

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  33. I follow you on twitter and have tweeted x

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  34. I am following via Twitter, GFC and email

    I have tweeted the message

    tweet me @aesop57

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  35. I've tweeted too @cattish1

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  36. Following your blog, thanks for the great giveaway xx

    @heatismybible

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  37. I follow you so would love an entry

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  38. I follow you, wouldlove to be entered into the competition. X

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  39. following you tweeting @chillijamx . love swingball but remember being hit by the ball more than i hit it haha

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  40. followin blog I can be contacted via twitter ~ @manna137

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  41. Have also retweeted ~ @manna137

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  42. Hello, I'm following your blog, also on twitter as @humbugsy

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  43. hi following your blog and twitter and have tweeted, my little girl would love this x

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  44. I have tweeted message

    @emmiloam

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  45. Following your blog :) @thespotmeister (Twitter)

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  46. I follow your review blog by email, GFC and Networked blogs.

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  47. How subscribed to newsletter and followed on Twitter @zaphgb

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  48. Following your blog by email @annieanna24

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  49. Following your blog by email @annieanna24

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