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NOW CLOSED: Would you and your family like to go to the Skylanders Spyro's Adventure Nickelodeon Tour at the new Westfield Centre Sunday 18th Sept?

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NewGirlHelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 02-Sep-11 16:24:26

We've been asked by Activision, the makers of Skylanders Spyro's Adventure, to find 60 Mumsnet families to go to a Skylanders Spyro's Adventure Nickelodeon Event day in London or Liverpool with their family. You'll have exclusive access to the event for a couple of hours before it opens to the public.

The Event will be going on all day, 9am-7pm but you can come and go as you please - the exclusive Mumsnet access session is 9-10.30am. Here are the dates:

Saturday 10th September in Liverpool - Williamson Square, Liverpool NOW CLOSED
Sunday 11th September in Liverpool - Williamson Square, Liverpool NOW CLOSED
Sunday 18th September in London - Westfield Stratford City (please note this is the new Westfield centre in East London)
PLEASE NOTE THEY ARE NOW UNABLE TO RUN THE SATURDAY PREVIEW SESSION - IF YOU APPLIED TO THIS WE HAVE EMAILED YOU

Skylanders Spyro's Adventure is designed for children aged 7-12 years but the event is a day out for the whole family (up to 6 people per family can attend, including children of all ages). Here's what will be happening:
· The Trial Turrets: The highlight of the tour, your child(ren) will be amongst the first in the world to play Skylanders Spyro's Adventure. There will be two Trial Turrets, each featuring six screens, with game trials going on all day.
· The Main Stage area: Nickelodeon presenter Matt Walker will lead proceedings, so expect stage shows packed full of cheekiness, laughs, slime and prizes galore! There will be a live 'Burp off', the chance to 'dress up your parents', quizzes and games, including: Jelly Fishing, Ball Pool relay, Hoola Hoops, Build a Krabby Patty relay and Air Guitar, where kids can dress up in wigs and costumes and play air guitar in front of the Sponge Bob and Patrick videos playing on the big screen.
· The Green Screen Activity Marquee: Take a little piece of the Skylands world home, with a souvenir photograph taken within the magical Skylands world.
· Whirlwind?s Tornado Tunnel: The game's element of 'Air' will be brought to life inside the dome-like tunnel. In teams of five, children will have the challenge of plucking a special prize ticket from the thousands of tickets blowing around inside, within a ten minute slot.
Click here for more information about the events.

The events will be filmed and photographed for promotion for other events. If you attend and are filmed/photographed, you'll be asked to sign release forms. The films and photos will feature on the Skylanders website and possibly elsewhere. Parking is available at both Liverpool and London venues but the cost of this isn't covered as part of the event and you'll need to bring your own refreshments if you plan to stay for the whole day.

Attendance is by invitation only - if you'd like to attend please sign up here and we'll be in touch with full details if you're selected.

If you're selected to go, you'll be asked to add your feedback from the day to a thread on Mumsnet - everyone who does so will be entered into a prize draw to win a Wii console.

Thanks and good luck
MNHQ

Kbear Fri 14-Oct-11 14:39:16

Thank you very much!

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 14-Oct-11 13:47:06

Am pleased to say kbear was picked at random from those who completed the survey feedback form as the winner of the Wii! well done and thanks to everyone for the feedback.

Ds is counting down the days until this game is out!! He keeps asking what the date is...tis getting very annoying now angry

At least that says a lot for the game though, all 3 of them loved it so much

gazzalw Wed 12-Oct-11 16:34:52

Thanks Ann - just keeping fingers crossed....

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 12-Oct-11 12:12:00

gazzalw - sorry - am just sorting out the data for the feedback - will be this week! I'll post the winners name on here

gazzalw Tue 11-Oct-11 19:47:17

What happened to the prize draw as this thread seems to have wrapped up a while ago?

grumpypants Sat 24-Sep-11 08:40:32

feedback on the game: ds 8 and dd 12 enjoyed it the most; dd likes games that are not too arduous but easy to follow and enjoy. the littler ones played it with me but just liked randomly firing water cannons and crashing through gates. my problem (i have agreed to buy it) will be who plays as who ; they will have to take it in turns to be Gill Grunt as two of them like this character best. I will also need to frisk the 3 yr old when they have been playing as he made several attempts to wander off with the Spiro playing piece at the event grin.

i thought the game was user friendly and engaging - the older two played nicely together.

gazzalw Fri 23-Sep-11 14:34:11

Survey completed and can we just say a big thank you for a lovely day out - just what DS needed to relax after 11+!

gazzalw Fri 23-Sep-11 08:24:10

Thanks Ann, you have got a lot of work on then :-(

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 22-Sep-11 23:36:18

(newgirlHelen is on her hols......sad)

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 22-Sep-11 23:35:47

gazzalw - should have something out v soon...sorry it is delayed.

gazzalw Thu 22-Sep-11 10:03:46

Hi, NewGirlHelenMumsnet, am I right in thinking that the feedback thread hasn't started yet? Hope I haven't missed something!

mumatron Mon 19-Sep-11 20:20:56

Oh I am gutted we had to miss this one sad

Sounds like all had a fab time.

I really appreciated the redintion of Happy Birthday for DS2, although he buried his head in my shoulder, he chatted about it all the way home grin

Kbear Sun 18-Sep-11 20:37:51

Fimbo - nothing wrong with a bit of enthusiastic singing on a Sunday morning!! Nice to meet you and your family - did DD get something fab in Forever 21? We didn't get to go in there as we were starving and headed straight for food when we left the Nick event then a quick look in the Lego shop then home for the party.

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Sun 18-Sep-11 20:35:42

will do a feedback thread this week - thanks

grumpypants Sun 18-Sep-11 20:18:23

This isn't the feedback thread officially is it? Loads to say - let me know! Big thabk you to all involved in organising it - level of attention was fantastic.

Fimbo Sun 18-Sep-11 19:53:32

Oh and my dh joined in singing happy birthday to KBear's ds rather enthusiastically. Don't know if that should be grin or blush.

And thanks very much to all at MNHQ especially Ann.

Fimbo Sun 18-Sep-11 19:51:08

We got back just over an hour ago but then we do live in Norwich! Mind you it only took 1hr 40 mins to get there so that was a bonus. Parking was easy (especially at that time in the morning grin). Only grumble was that it was outside and it was freeeeeezing as I hadn't taken coats, but I guess that was our own fault, if we had read the map of Westfield properly we might have realised!

The PR company were good and organised free hot drinks for everyone and juice/water for the children.

My dc enjoyed the game very much and it is on our Christmas list. Enjoyed the gunging and met KBear so all in all a very successful day.

Kbear Sun 18-Sep-11 19:49:41

THANK YOU MN AND NICKELODEON - well worth getting up and out early for, the DCs had a great time, we were entertained and well looked after (thanks to Karen for the coffees and drinks for the kids - she was lovely).

All the Nick crew were great and made a fuss of us. DS was thrilled to be slimed - he had a great time especially everyone singing happy birthday to him.

Nice to meet the MNers as ever!

Westfield Stratford impressive and can't wait to go back.

Nice one MNHQ!

gazzalw Sun 18-Sep-11 18:07:05

The day was great. We attended the Stratford event.The graphics on the trial turrets game were fantastic and I also thought it was well presented and had been organised well. The games on stage you played were good fun and the prizes fabulous. The photos were nicely done especially the fire one. smile.

Of course the Wii game is designed to get as much money out of you as possible by having lots of add-ons and extra characters to collect. Just the thing when you are in the centre of a recession so they are marketing it at the wrong time unfortunately to the squeezed middle-class at any rate. That's a shame as the concept is good, the game is addictive and appeals very well to that age group as a multiplayer game. Most games these days have the multiplayer on-line aspect so you could have 5 schoolchums playing online once the homework has been done, as if.

All in all a good day out courtesy of mumsnet.

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Sun 18-Sep-11 16:21:17

grin grin grin thanks for going and glad it was all working!

That was fabtastic smile
My dcs are still buzzing from it. After we finished this morning we ended up going back and I was dragged on stage and dressed up as spongebob blush
All 3 dcs loved the game and I think it's also on our christmas list.

It was so nice to meet you all and thank you mnhq for a fantastic day.

grumpypants Sun 18-Sep-11 15:28:51

we just got back - had lunch there, talked in code with another mumsnetter over lunch (poor dh!) - they had a brilliant time and we are definitely going to buy it for xmas. still wiping slime from ds' hair...

I think my DCs would have stayed all day too, but we've got visitors due this afternoon so we needed to get back.

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