Thomas, Ben & Holly, Bob the Builder and more!
As Christmas draws closer, parents all over are being handed the annually anticipated sheet of paper containing comprehensive lists of eagerly wished for toys, games, cuddly toys, and anything else their children have clapped their eyes on during the months recently passed that they just have to have!
Having three children here between the ages of 2 and 7 years, I am regularly bombarded with cries of "I want one of those" and "I need to add that to my list!" The Christmas tradition here, as with many families, is the children get a stocking of small presents that Santa leaves at the end of their beds for when they wake up on Christmas morning. This stocking usually contains a new pair of slippers, a book or two, an activity pack of some description (normally a colouring book and pencils or a sticker book) and a DVD. This is usually enough to keep them amused in their bedroom until we reach a socially acceptable hour and such a time that they can venture downstairs to discover what delights await under the Christmas tree!
This year will be no exception to that tradition, and we have the perfect stocking addition if you are looking for a great DVD to add to those little stockings!
At the beginning of this month, Abbey Home Media released their latest Milkshake offering, featuring a whole host of much loved favourites, all of whom will be recognised from Channel 5 and their daily morning fun.
My lot love Milkshake. They're fun and adventure filled episodes, telling appealing stories as we follow a bunch of favourite characters in each of their own unique settings.
Milkshake's Fabulous Friends promises over two hours of fun and friendship for your little ones as they follow the much loved characters they enjoy following every morning. And this is a promise they have most certainly honoured!
Included in the DVD are:
Peppa Pig – In ‘The New Car’, Peppa's family car breaks down. While it is being mended, they borrow a shiny new one from Grandad Dog's garage.
Thomas & Friends – In ‘The Thomas Way’, Harold the Helicopter breaks down, so Thomas and Duck take him to Sodor Search and Rescue for repair. Thomas wants to show them the sights but Duck isn’t keen. They need to learn to work together.
Pip Ahoy! – In ‘Alan Loses His Bounce’, Alan starts the day full of music and bounce, until Norman the Snail tells him that bouncing is silly. Pip and Alba organise a surprise to cheer him up and get his bounce back.
Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom – In ‘Books’, Queen Thistle reads the children a story which inspires a question. They can't find the answer in the magic books in the castle, so go to the Wise Old Elf in the Great Elf Library.
Fireman Sam – In ‘Jupiter on the Loose’, the Pontypandy Pioneers visit the fire station, and Norman ends up accidentally driving Jupiter through Pontypandy. Sam races to the rescue!
Lily’s Driftwood Bay – In ‘Stop That Pudding’, Lily puts her newly discovered set of measuring spoons to good use when Nonna takes a tumble and needs a rest, leaving Salty to step in and cook an important pudding.
Bananas In Pyjamas – In ‘Power Cut’, Morgan accidentally causes mayhem in Cuddlestown when he plugs in too many lights and speakers in preparation for Camembert's birthday party.
Little Princess – In ‘I Want My Treehouse’, Little Princess builds a treehouse, then discovers Algie and Maid are also building one in the tree next door! Soon they are in competition to see who can build the best one.
Bob the Builder – In ‘Lofty Lets Loose’, Bob and his team are building a new giraffe enclosure at the zoo, but Lofty's excitement about meeting his favourite animal gets the better of him.
Wanda and the Alien – In ‘Starfish’, Wanda and friends help a hermit crab to find his starfish friend who was swept out to sea, aided by a giant whale and some important fish.
Toot the Tiny Tugboat – In ‘Toot's Funny Side’, Toot arranges a funny No Talent Show to help Paula the Trawler overcome her embarrassment when she makes a mistake.
Toby’s Travelling Circus – In ‘Ribbons and Strings’, Toby is inspired to create a ribbon-and-strings act in the show after witnessing the havoc caused by Momo and Freddo earlier with a yo-yo.
Wissper – In ‘The Slow Slow Loris’, Sonia the slow loris asks Wissper to help her speed up as the chattering monkeys keep taking all the best fruit first. Wissper decides to enlist the help of Monty the meercat.
Paw Patrol – In ‘Pup Pup Boogie’, Ryder, Chase and Rubble use their dance moves to help repair the tracks before the next train arrives.
I don't know about you, but I know one little boy in particular that absolutely loves this DVD, and it may even be the only one that keeps him sitting still for more than two minutes! It has some of his biggest favourites - Peppa, Paw Patrol, Thomas and Toot, to name just a few, all in one place, so I think this is one that will be watched many many many times! With a squeal of excitement at the beginning of every episode, he loves the uninterrupted variety and the anticipation of what is coming next!
Would you like a chance of winning a copy of Milkshake! Fabulous Friends ...?
Take a look at our competition where you can win your own treasury of favourites just in time for the big man in red to leave it in a special stocking of your choosing!
If your child would love a daily dose of all the favourites mentioned above, and more, make sure you tune in to Channel 5 every weekday morning from 6am until 9.15am and on weekend mornings until 10am.
Also, check in to their official website regularly for some of their other popular features, including their Picture Gallery in which they feature the wonderful masterpieces sent in to them, and recent news and events. Keep up to date with news as it happens by following Milkshake on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
We were sent a copy of Milkshake! Fabulous Friends on DVD for the purpose of this post as well as being promised a copy of the same DVD for our competition winner. No other payment has been received.