Sunday, 21 August 2016

Our Angry Birds Adventure #frubessleepover

A couple of weekends ago we headed to Thorpe Park as guests of Frubes to coincide with their fantastic Angry Birds promotion.  The special packs give you a chance of winning a six night family holiday to a tropical island!  Thorpe Park being the home of Angry Birds Land was the most perfect choice for this years #frubessleepover event.

On our arrival the boys enjoyed a fun quiz all about the sources of calcium – polar bears not being one of them!  Fortunately Frubes is much more appealing to the boys than chomping down on artic bears or even sardines. 

This was followed by an exclusive dance workshop with Britain’s Got Talent finalist Taylor (of Balance Unity fame!).  He is a big fan of Frubes himself, he managed to eat a couple during the session.  Strong bones really matter for Taylor when he needs to be flexible and give a good performance.  His fantastic workshop included an Angry Birds inspired dance off; the room was filled with laughter and such a positive energy.  

Taylor had a wonderful way about him and managed to engage all the children dancing.

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Later that evening we had private access to Angry Birds Land, which included the very scary (for me anyhow, one ride was more than enough!) drop ride the Detonator: Bombs Away, the King Pig’s Wild Hog Dodgems and the Angry Birds 4D Experience.  

The lovely Frubes PR team also had a skeleton that needed to be built and the children dashed around trying to find the bones to complete it.

After all the excitement we retired to the shark hotel, the compact rooms still have everything you could possibly need and are only a stone’s throw from the park itself.  

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I really liked that as part of your stay there you also get fast track access until 11am – its surprising how much you can fit in with that added extra, we experienced Storm in a Teacup, I’m a Celebrity Maze, Flying Fish, Quantum, X, Mr Monkey’s Banana Ride, Rumba Rapids and the Rocky Express – so if you’re more of a thrill seeker you could use that time well to fit in the likes of The Swarm or Saw The Ride – fortunately the detonator was as thrilling as I got on this occasion!!!  But I do worry as the boys get older I will be dragged on the scarier looking rides...

We buy Frubes regularly, but it’s a welcome added bonus having the chance of winning Angry Birds merchandise and of course the incredible holiday itself.  To see the pigs swimming in Bahamas would be a dream come true for any family, it’s a remarkable sight one we have watched on YouTube many times.  But to actually fly off to paradise and see it first hand would be so memorable.  I must confess I am eating my share of the Frubes too, just so I can finish packs off even quicker and enter more codes – I have already mentally packed my bags!!!

Frubes are the most perfect way to top up your child (or even yourself!) with calcium and vitamin D, as eldest has got older it has been harder to get him to drink milk but thankfully he continues to love Frubes as much as he always has.  With no added colours or artificial flavours they are a suitable alternative to build up strong bones without the daily battles over him finishing a cup of milk!  This summer holiday Frubes have been our picnic essential, very conveniently they keep outside of the fridge for up to eight hours, so when we are hiking up the mountains I always have an appealing treat to motivate the boys to keep walking!!!

The competition runs from the 9th of May until the 31st of October, so you still have plenty of time to enter.


  1. It was lovely to see you and the boys again. Hopefully we can do it all over again next year!

  2. My kids love Frubes and they are so handy for lunchboxes and picnics.

  3. Looks like great fun, I love Angry Birds, I used to spend hours playing it x

  4. It does look lots of fun. The Frubes are really handy when you are on the go.

  5. Winning a trip to a tropical island sounds amazing! I'll look out for the packs.

    Looks like you had a really fun event.