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(53 Posts)
AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 18-Apr-11 14:57:30

Dolmio are hosting a series of events to promote their range of 100% Natural Bolognese sauces. They would very much like Mumsnetters and their children to attend a "Dolmio 100% Natural Fun Day" and then to add their feedback about the event on this thread to tell other MNers (and Dolmio) what they thought about it. Events are being held at various shopping centres across the UK - see below for more details.

Everyone who visits an event and returns to Mumsnet to add feedback to this thread be entered into a prize draw to win a £200 John Lewis voucher and a Dolmio hamper. Once you've been to the event all you have to do is say a) which event you attended and b) what you and your children thought of it. Do also let us know how you got on with the World Record attempt grin

The events are being held as follows:

Birmingham Bullring Shopping Centre: Saturday 23rd April
Essex/ London - Lakeside Shopping Centre: Saturday 30th April
Glasgow Braehead Shopping Centre: Saturday 7th May
Newcastle/ Gateshead Metro Centre: Saturday 14th May
Manchester Trafford Centre: Saturday 21st May

Dolmio say the events will feature the following:

"World Record Attempt - Each family will receive a ball of dough and will be able to feed it through a pasta machine in an attempt to beat the 7ft world record. Once they have completed their attempt an independent adjudicator will measure the pasta, record it's length, take a photo of the family with their creation and bag it up in a branded bag for them to take home and cook together. A leader board will record the longest attempts each hour, and at the end of that hour the leader will win a branded herb grow kit"

Also there will be pasta collages to make with your child, face painting and free samples of Dolmio on pasta to try.

The events are open to all so please also tell your friends about it. Do 'watch' this thread to remind yourself to give feedback after the event.

Thanks, MNHQ

ilovesprouts Mon 18-Apr-11 15:56:30

too far away for me

HarrietJones Mon 18-Apr-11 17:20:33

Me too, though I'm not surprised.

LifeOfKate Mon 18-Apr-11 19:22:00

That's not very many places confused No chance for me, nearest one is a 3 hour drive

AtYourCrucifix Mon 18-Apr-11 19:27:02

bloody miles away.

FolornHope Mon 18-Apr-11 19:28:18

they are oddly located for nayone in the south west arent they

ouryve Tue 19-Apr-11 08:59:41

We're at the metrocentre most Saturdays. Shall keep an eye out!

SolosEggSpoonentiallyShrinking Tue 19-Apr-11 12:43:44

Are they there all day?

whomovedmychocolate Tue 19-Apr-11 15:15:40

Oh yes I'd love to drive 100 miles on a Saturday to queue up to play with pasta dough when the sun is shining outside hmm

Dolmio do seem to have some funny ideas about what entertains mums don't they? Tomato seeds anyone? grin

CointreauVersial Tue 19-Apr-11 16:16:54

The only one near me is happening on a day when we are unexpectedly going to be child-free - this is something that happens so rarely in our lives that I am trembling with indecision and excitement about how best to spend those precious hours, just DH and I.

So will I be in a sweltering shopping centre, making pasta and collages, surrounded by hordes of other people's kids??


AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 19-Apr-11 17:13:41

Hi guys...we asked about the location of the events and this is what Dolmio say "“This year we are running five events as part of the Dolmio 100% Natural Fun Days and we are holding these at some of the largest shopping centres across the country to accommodate as many people as possible. Whilst there is a good geographical spread, we do understand the locations may not be convenient for all and for this we apologise. For those unable to make it please do check out Mumsnet where the recipes and special tips from Mama will be included”. [coming soon!]
I will ask about the time for each event and come back to you pronto.

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 19-Apr-11 22:59:16

The events will be running from 10am-6pm in each location.

SolosEggSpoonentiallyShrinking Tue 19-Apr-11 23:29:50

Thanks Ann

5inthebed Wed 20-Apr-11 13:01:17

Looks exciting! Will try go.

DramaInPyjamas Fri 22-Apr-11 18:15:27

Might go along to the Buchanan Galleries one. Will be in the town that day anyway.

RightUpMyRue Sat 23-Apr-11 22:33:11

Ha ha, I thought it said domino events. Was looking forward to seeing one of those massive rallies.

SolosEggSpoonentiallyShrinking Sat 23-Apr-11 23:51:52

I didn't get there as all I kept hearing was M25 up the shoot not moving and I just couldn't be bothered face the snarl up.

SecretNutellaFix Sun 24-Apr-11 19:19:03

Way too far away for me.

TheMonster Mon 25-Apr-11 22:16:39

We're going to go to the Manchester one. It sounds hilarious!
And I bloomin' love pasta grin

juneybean Tue 26-Apr-11 15:57:14

<pedant> The Metro Centre is in Gateshead.....

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 26-Apr-11 17:12:05

ta juneybean...have tweaked above!

NotShortImFunSized Tue 26-Apr-11 21:03:19

Oooh will go to Lakeside Saturday then good excuse to go buy new clothes

SoloIsApparentlyACougar Wed 27-Apr-11 00:10:13

Must be going mad as I could've sworn the OP said Lakeside 23rd April hmm

Might go then smile

CeeMac Wed 27-Apr-11 13:27:42

All too far away for me. Perhaps they would welcome our suggestions on alternatives shopping centres for future events? Westfield Shopping Centre is at least accessible by car, tube and bus. Alternatively Brent Cross.

DurhamDurham Wed 27-Apr-11 17:41:17

I may pop to the one at the Metrocentre as it's only 20 mins away.

Will report back smile

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