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Find a Smurf hiding on Mumsnet for a chance to win a £500 voucher NOW CLOSED

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AmeliaMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 06-Mar-17 10:32:50

Inspired by the release of the new film, Smurfs: The Lost Village on March 31, Sony are inviting you to have an adventure of your own. We've let some Smurfs loose on the Mumsnet site, for you to search for as you explore. Follow the clues below and, if you find a Smurf, submit the URL of the page it was on here to be entered in for a prize draw to win a £500 Love2Shop voucher and a Smurfs goody bag. Three runners up will also receive goody bags.

1. It’s all go go go on this part of Talk – find the latest conversations and threads you can stalk.

2.YABU or YANBU is the answer over here – it’s the part of Mumsnet that some people fear.

3. Whether you like comedy or drama, we’ve got a movie – find the homepage and everything’s groovy!

4. Talking about films is the key, and if you look closely there’s a Smurf to see.

5. In Mumsnet Classics is the Smurf you seek – hiding with a little lost bunny – take a peek!

The new Smurfs film will be out in UK cinemas March 31, with special previews March 25 and 26. You can watch the trailer here:

We’re also offering you the chance to get your hands on an additional £300 Love2Shop voucher. The team behind Smurfs are interested to know about the times your DCs have adopted a Smurf-like spirit of adventure of their own.

Have your kids ever taken themselves on a quest of their own? Perhaps they were searching high and low for a lost toy? Or sneaking into a forbidden part of the house (the biscuit barrel, perhaps) when no one was looking? Tell Sony about the greatest adventures your DCs have been on in the thread below to be entered into a prize draw for a £300 Love2Shop voucher!

Thanks and good luck,


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Cambam2010 Mon 06-Mar-17 14:02:30

When my DS (6) was younger we lost him in my sisters house. She lives in an old farmhouse with quite extensive grounds and we was panicking that he had got out into the yard where there are tractors etc to draw-in a curious toddler. We searched for what felt like a lifetime with terrible increasing panic before he emerged in the kitchen with the cat. Turns out that he had followed the cat down into the cellar and had been playing with it. Huge relief all round and disbelief that we had completely forgotten about the cellar as it is only used as a route outdoors by the cats and as storage.

FeelingSmurfy Mon 06-Mar-17 14:11:59

I have changed back to this username to celebrate grin we need a smurf emoji though, please flowers

BeeMyBaby Mon 06-Mar-17 15:22:01

Last time I went up into the attic (up a stepladder and through a hatch), I had been busy looking for some things and I turned around and found my two DDs (5&7) had followed me up, normally they are not allowed anywhere near the attic. They at least saw it was not the treasure trove of toys they had imagined it was, with it being dusty and everything in bin bags.

CMOTDibbler Mon 06-Mar-17 15:43:16

Ds says his biggest adventure was when we were camping and he and other children could just go off and make dams in the streams, model little 'boats' to sail and so on without adults. And then come back, eat, and collect an adult to go and jump into the lake with!

foxessocks Mon 06-Mar-17 16:36:26

My dd loves to pretend the climbing frame at the local park is her pirate ship and will happily play for ages shouting "ahoy there!" at other small children.

del2929 Mon 06-Mar-17 21:02:02

when my DD was about 2.5 yrs old she loved pretending she was a pirate..... she got hold of a roll of wrapping paper and exclaimed '"ahoy there! i see pirate shit"

vickyors Mon 06-Mar-17 21:40:08

We often go on quests- we have to run through forests to capture a dragon (my little girl is 4).. so we have to run under a blanket erected over th stairs; or tiptoe through the dangerous house to rescue someone (usually her baby sister) from.. yup.. a dragon.. and we may have to use magic to shrink ourselves.. or escape from dangerous things going on.. (chopstick as wand)..

Love pretend games!

123julie321 Mon 06-Mar-17 21:52:02

Last summer, DD and her friends decided to go on a "safari wildlife trip" our back garden. They pitched a tent (well, DH did, but the girlies slept in it), and made a very serious documentary on her phone. Who knew that there were lions and gorillas in the British countryside grin and we even allowed them to have a supervised "campfire" dinner. It was so cute to see them acting so independently. It's amazing the adventures that children can create with the power of their own imagination smile

HopefulHamster Mon 06-Mar-17 22:06:30

My son goes through adventures only he can see. We can be in the same living room we're in every day and it transforms in his mind to a valley full of hot lava, to a pirate boat, to Batman's cave smile

FeelingSmurfy Mon 06-Mar-17 23:38:40

There was the nursery incident, when he army crawled (mind gone blank!) away from story time and about 5 others followed. Teacher didn't notice because he had sat by the book case and just inched his way round it until out of sight! He wanted to play with the new toy house but all of the older DC were always around it so he didn't get a chance, I think the other DC were a bit disappointed it wasn't a master plan to get biscuits or something, one walked back to where they should have been and that's when the teacher realised.

They did actually monitor the dolls house for a week or two after that (until the novelty wore off) and made sure everyone was getting a turn

kateandme Tue 07-Mar-17 00:27:27

loves making a den under office desk and making up adventures.sits for hours pretending she is somewhere else.its adorable and her places and imagination is amazing!

voyager50 Tue 07-Mar-17 09:55:13

A road trip to America - it was his first time on a plane so that in itself was an adventure but he loved the open roads, the new food and all the different and quirky things he saw.

Angelkimmy Tue 07-Mar-17 12:31:15

My dd loves to pretend the back garden is paw patrol tv show..

He loves being ryder and round up all the pups and going on adventure the story he comes away with, what they been up to is so funny

To be a 4 year old

purplepandas Tue 07-Mar-17 12:33:05

Definitely packing her bag to leave home for the first time aged 5.

syntheticharmony Tue 07-Mar-17 20:17:35

When my DS was 3 he said he really wanted to go to Africa and could I take him that week? I packed up a bag of suncream, water and snacks, we took a couple of train routes to a seaside town quite far away with large beaches and spent the day as if we were in Africa. He genuinely believed we had a real African adventure disappointed to not find any elephants though grin

CheeseEMouse Tue 07-Mar-17 20:25:00

Packing up the "car" (under the dining table) to go to Granny's house (she doesn't have a Granny!) for tea. The packing was taken very seriously!

Belmo Tue 07-Mar-17 21:00:08

My dd still talks about the time she went on a walk with her grandad in the woods at night (or four o'clock in winter!) with a torch- super exciting

PenguinRoar Wed 08-Mar-17 07:04:07

DS (6) loves adventure. At the end of our road is a track into field and woodland. Last summer DS asks where it went, so we went exploring. He took his compass, a map, a bucket, a net, a small picnic and wellies.

He was determined we had to go exploring. We found fields, a footpath with stiles, lots of friendly cows and a wide, meandering river. It was a good day's adventuring.

AndNoneForGretchenWieners Wed 08-Mar-17 09:25:07

On a trip to Florida when DS was 7, we were at the airport and had to get a lift from one floor to another. DS gaily ran ahead and jumped in the lift, only for the doors to close as someone else called the lift from a different floor. He panicked and we could hear him screaming for us, and we were.pressing the button to call the lift back down, but there were about 6 lifts and every time a different one came. Eventually a kind airport cleaner appeared holding DS's hand - it happens quite regularly. DS is now 16 and still hates lifts.

fernanie Wed 08-Mar-17 10:14:54

My DD (7) has been begging us for ages to be allowed to go to the bakery round the corner on her own to buy something with her own money. We finally agreed, with DH following stealthily a couple yards behind to make sure she was OK. I think he enjoyed the adventure as much as she did, doing the whole spy thing and making sure he remained unseen grin. Since then she's been a couple more times truly on her own and still loves it!

theresamustgo Wed 08-Mar-17 10:47:09

Discovering Hadleigh castle on a really muddy day - that is a legend in our house. And losing boots in the mud and barely making it back to the train station.

MrsFrTedCrilly Wed 08-Mar-17 20:29:08

We camped on a farm in the summer, a huge adventure for the children was creeping out every morning to the farmyard and collecting freshly laid eggs for breakfast!

Supermam Wed 08-Mar-17 22:34:51

When my DS was two years old, he had a little bag with Miffy on it. One day he was playing with it and I asked him whether he was going shopping. I then went to make him a sandwich. When I returned from the kitchen, the front door was open and he was gone! I didn't know he could unlock the door! I ran out and found him at the top of the street, barefoot with his little bag; I think he was on his way to town! We laugh about it now, but it was VERY scary at the time.

Mumslet Thu 09-Mar-17 04:47:11

Ours have adopted / commandeered a garden shed as their improv theatre cum Narnia. Their concept of territory is less advanced however - the shed is our neighbour's.

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