Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Trunki PaddlePak Picnic and Competition

We were all pleased with our latest delivery from Trunki of a Shark PaddlePak filled with treats from Ella’s Kitchen, it was the perfect excuse to head straight off on a picnic!


PaddlePak’s are perfect for carrying swimwear for the beach or just to take with you on any fun day out, as the interesting shape will definitely appeal to your children and their keen sense of adventure.

The Shark PaddlePak we were sent is one of the three bigger PaddlePak’s (£24.99) for children aged 5+; they also have a Whale and now a Dolphin in the range.  My boys already have a Whale one each but my eldest was keen to have the Shark, as that is what one of his best friends takes to swimming lessons. 

For younger children you have the very colourful smaller PaddlePak’s for £19.99 each, these are quite bright and vivid colours and would certainly appeal to the little ones. 

We had such a wonderful picnic thanks to Trunki and Ella’s Kitchen.  This is our first experience with Ella’s Kitchen products but I am sure it will not be our last now we have sampled how tasty they can be.  Even hubbie and myself enjoyed tucking into the Raisins & Spelt Cookies; they were lovely, very moreish for a snack filled with the good stuff and the Parsnips & Poppy Seeds Cracker Bites were pretty decent too!


It was reassuring seeing all the ingredients on the packets of products, as they are all wholesome sounding and organic.  The packets look interesting too with little mice on adventures at a farm and castle.


If I am honest I have not bought snacks aimed for children in a long time as I personally find them quite bland and unappealing, but I have been pleasantly surprised by Ella’s Kitchen, even the squished smoothie fruit packet was wolfed down by youngest (aged 5) and I would have thought that was aimed at children much younger than himself.  He ate it straight from the packet before improvising and deciding to use it as a topping for his Cookies.  It is one easy way to get lots of fruit down them!

Having the PaddlePak was handy as this is one bag the boys are happy to carry, they want to be able to change into a Shark and explore the beach and its lightweight enough for them to manage.  The Shark PaddlePak was a good size for swimming trunks, goggles and a towel so its ideal to teach them the responsibility to look after their own items for the beach, especially when this is one bag they will be enthusiastic about!

I have been offered a PaddlePak (of the winners choice) to giveaway if you would like to enter this delightful competition then please fill out the rafflecopter below by the 3rd of September.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

206 comments:

  1. What a lovely bag would come in so handy!! Thanks.

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  2. Lovely giveaway. Big fan of Trunki products.

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  3. Would love one for my little girls x

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  4. Ahhh I love Trunki and their Paddlepaks are adorbable! Thank you for another lovely review and giveaway!

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  5. this is a lovely prize :) lindsey bluff

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  6. ah thats fab. We'd love one of these in our house ready for new adventures. gem x

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  7. We are big Trunki fans - they have great products!

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  8. Lovely competition. Thanks so much for the opportunity.

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  9. Fabulous prize! :-)

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  10. I love these - would love to win!

    Ashleigh

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  11. Excellent Give away, I know my little man would love a special bag for his swimming stuff =)

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  12. Love "Leave a nice comment"! Perfect bag - love Trunki products. Enjoyed reading your blog

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  13. Lovely competition,thank you

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  14. you can't beat the quality of trunki products

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  15. Helen Tobin-Perry13 August 2014 at 22:03

    Loved reading your blog , fab giveaway thankyou x

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  16. thank you for running the comp. good luck with your blog.

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  17. Lovely review, the trunki rucksacks look adorable, so many fun characters.

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  18. The rucksacks are lovely thanks for giveaway

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  19. Great giveaway - and it's good to know that the bags have been road-tested (or beach-tested) by the two lovely young lads in your pics. :)

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  20. Love these, especially the shark one. My son would love one.

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  21. I love the Paddlepaks, thank you for a great giveaway!

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  22. The Paddlepaks are well designed & thought out ( Melanie M )

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  23. Looks great, my boy would love this. x

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  24. I love the shark one! Martina Pichova

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  26. the kids would enjoy wearing this...

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  27. fab prize my son would love it

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  28. Yay! Way to go... Taking the shark to the beach :)

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  29. laura jayne bates15 August 2014 at 13:47

    fab giveaway

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  30. I love Trunki stuff, they keep bringing out new ones like the Hello Kitty ones. Thank you very much for the great giveaway :)

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  31. The shark one would be the best for my little boy

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  32. love to go travelling with the grand children

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  33. We love all the Trunki products! Count me in xx

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  34. My son would love this he is into sharks and dinasours

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  35. I saw someone with this in my work the other day and wondered where they were form! The designs are so cute and they are lovely! :D

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  36. Love this , thanks for the chance xx

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  37. love the Pinch the lobster paddlepak

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  38. Another great prize. Thank you

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  39. Love these xx thanks for the chance

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  40. Fantastic prize, my grandson would love this

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  41. A very useful bag. Good to see children enjoying the good weather.
    RC= Su Tyler.

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  42. lovely giveaway, my daughter would love one of these

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  43. great prize thanks for the chance xx

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  44. brilliant giveaway :) caroline pawson xx

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  45. fab giveaway as usual, thanks xx

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  46. A lovely giveaway, perfect for my little girl who starts swimming with school in September (Hannah Bee)

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  47. id love this for my daughter.she has never used a back pack so learning to wear one and how to carry it carefully with good things inside will make her understand to be careful.

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  48. Great to have such a practical prize :)

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  49. what a great idea and a lovely prize x maria blythin

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  50. Great design! Good luck everyone!

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  51. I love trunki. Thank you for this giveaway

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  52. lovely giveaway my grandson would love it


    angela b

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  53. this is a wonderful giveaway thank you

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  54. fab bag ideal for the kids ready for the beach

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  55. it is such an amazing idea :) practical and aesthetically pleasing

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  56. These look fab! Thanks for the chance to win one x

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  57. izabela zylowska18 August 2014 at 15:26

    Lovely giveaway. Thank you x

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  58. Fab giveaway, have just started taking my son swimming and he could really do with one of these. *fingers crossed* :) xx

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  59. Yes my daughter would love one of these {@bexallum on twitter}

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  60. my daughter maisy would love this

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  61. Trunki stuff is great
    (Spencer Broadley)

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  62. Love these, especially the octopus one.

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  63. fab giveaway x

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  64. Recently got the Trunki Frieda and we love it so much, a paddlepak would just be so awesome ! :)

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  65. We already have the killer whale but my daughter also wants the dolphin! Love our paddlepak and although she is 8 we don't anticipate her outgrowing it any time soon xx

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  66. lovely competition, they look awesome

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  67. Nice prize and perfect prezzie 4 sum1 if not win :-)

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  68. lovely giveaway :)
    Helen booth

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  69. I love Trunkis. Such a good idea

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  70. My nephew is Trunki mad,he'd love one of these!

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  71. These are great, my daughter would love the shark!

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  72. Looks like fun family day at the beach

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  73. Think all these look great I wouldn't care which one I won

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  74. Fab prize, trunki make fab products

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  75. I have wanted something from Trunkie for my granddaughter for ages, fingers crossed!

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  76. Great giveaway as always :)

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  77. Thanks again for doing these giveaways

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  78. Thankyou for the lovely giveaway, and I really enjoyed reading the post and the phhoto's with it. Very cute.

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  79. This is lovely - I do like the octopus - here's hoping

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  80. What a lovely bag, thank you for the giveaway.

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  81. Fab giveaway - thank you so much

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  82. Pam Francis Gregory1 September 2014 at 19:42

    Lovely giveaway - Thanks

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  83. Paddlepacks have such a fab, fun design you can't help but love them! The shark is my favourite. Thank you for the opportunity, I will be keeping my fingers crossed!

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  84. The turtle one is so cute.

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  85. Tobys proud mummy1 September 2014 at 20:34

    Brilliant for the holidays thanks for the chance to win

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  86. these look fab

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  87. I love these they have so many uses

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  88. Great prize my twins would love this

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  89. love the turtle

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  90. My son has a Trunki Suitcase and he loves it, he would love a paddle pack too x x x

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  91. The kids look so cute when they have their back packs on and after we have repacked them at least 3 times!

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  92. (@FCWedding on twitter)
    I didn't know what a paddlepak at first. These look awesome!

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  93. Gret prize, good luck everyone !

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  94. Would love this for my foster child. He arrived recently with no bag/backpack :-)

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  95. Would love to win this for my boy!

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  96. Had my eye on a paddlepack for beach days for a while

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  97. Thank you for the lovely giveaway.

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  98. Perfect for my son

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  99. Lovely comp (and what an appropriate and inspired blog name!) Thank you.

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  100. love these, the shark one is my favourite though :)

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  101. adorable bag.

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  102. My son would love the shark backpack :)

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  103. My son loves his Trunki and would love a paddlepak to go with it

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  104. another lovely giveaway :-)

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  105. Loving the 'Nemo' Paddle pak ..perfect for our weekly swimming trips

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  106. The shark backpack is cool! Thanks for the competition!

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  107. lovely giveaway my son would love one

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  108. Sarah Huddlestone2 September 2014 at 21:06

    My boys would love this!

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  109. Just amazing bag... i love it... thanks

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  110. I love these Paddlepaks - great designs :)

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  111. I really love the look of the PaddlePaks, and all of Trunki's range!

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  112. love trunki products :)

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  113. I love these & I'm sure my little girl would too.

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  114. Great designs! my son would love it x

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  115. What a fab giveaway this is. Would love to win one for my little boy. I think he would like the shark :D

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  116. Lovely prize Thank you. My daughter would love this : )

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  117. They look great, i'm sure my son would love it x

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  118. amazing prize, my little boy would love it.

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  119. Lovely prize
    @kvj874

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  120. Fab prize, thank you.

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  121. Lovely , lovely , nicey , nicey!

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  122. wow my son would love this its amazing

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  123. these are fab! i would love the octopus for my daughters :D Thank you for hosting xxx

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  124. These bags are lovely....love your blog too :)

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  125. My oldest two have these for swimming, would love one for my youngest for her swimming kit too!!!!!

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  126. My oldest child has one so little one would like one too!

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  127. i love these! Would be great for swimming.

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  128. My son would love this

    Kay Panayi

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  129. great giveaways you do thank you for the chance :D

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  130. This is a lovely prize. Fingers crossed!

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  131. Great competition thanks, my partners son would love this :) Natalie Gillham x

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  132. Great competition. Thankyou for running it.

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