Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Bug Safari - Review & Competition!

We have been on a bug safari, a bug safari, a bug safari!! Alfie at the moment is loving bugs and creepy crawlies (much to my despair!), I'm really trying not to let my fears rub of on him but when he brings me a spider I admit, I do recoil somewhat. Over the last couple of months he is absolutely fascinated by all things bug like and is becoming more and more brave in wanting to touch them and feel them and let them crawl over him. When we were asked if we wanted to review Nick Baker's Bug Safari I knew that Alfie would be the ever keen explorer.


Firstly, before I begin please excuse the manky bit on the sofa, I had removed the cushion as Alfie had just spilled all his juice over it so it was drying in the sun. Anyway, so when Alfie received the bug safari he was super excited to go out hunting for some creepy critters and bugs, thankfully the weather was fab so we wasted no time in checking out the kit ready to start searching.



Within the kit is everything to become a budding bug hunter. There are tweezers, tongs, a brush, magnifying glass and bug holder. We found the tongs very useful for capturing bugs and the plastic enclosure was really useful for having a quick look at the bug and then transferring it to the bug pot for a closer look.




We spent quite some time scouting the garden looking for bugs, we found ants, red ants (loads of blooming ants), a ladybird, a bumble bee and most exciting for Alfie was this little dude.....a stag beetle! Alfie absolutely loved watching him and looking at his pincers, he was quite feisty!




As soon as Daddy was home from work the first thing Alfie showed him was that he'd caught a stag beetle. *Disclaimer time* we didn't keep the stag beetle in the pot very long we did let it go once Alfie had shown Daddy. He was so proud, it was lovely to see. I love observing him embracing his new interests, every day he is more fascinated by new things and animals and critters definitely seem to capture his imagination. Also included in the set is a bug book with space to record finds and charts to help identify all your finds. For a RRP of £9.99 I think this is fab. For more information or to purchase one head over to Interplayuk.com.


One of my readers could be lucky enough to win their very own bug safari kit, so if you fancy yourself being a budding bug hunter enter via the Rafflecopter below! This is a UK based competition, entries are only valid using the Rafflecopter and the winner will be notified by email and twitter so please do leave valid contact details, thankyou! Good Luck!


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73 comments:

  1. one with legs i love, anything with slime can stay away haha. ladybugs are cute

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  2. Some caterpillars and ladybirds!

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  3. A stag beetle would be great -I have only seen three in my life and they are fascinating

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  4. I love caterpillars, as do the kids :)

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  5. Millipedes or centipedes would be ace!

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  6. Butterflies and Bumble Bees...I love to see them in my garden. x

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  7. Centipede.

    Rachel Craig

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  8. A woodlouse! @kleesical

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  9. #bestandworst woodlouse!lovely review. Faye x

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  10. Woodlouse #bestandworst Lovely review xx

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  11. Sounds like an interesting activity for kids... kids just love little creatures, aren't they? #bestandworst

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  12. This looks great for little explorers! #bestandworst

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  13. Bugs is something my 2 year loves at the moment. I think her favourites have to be ladybirds and bees - thanks to Ben & Holly and Maya The Bee. This would be a perfect gift for her so we will definitely be entering the competition #BestAndWorst

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  14. Wow these look super cool! My almost-3 year old would LOVE these!
    #BestandWorst

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  15. I can easily imagine kids being fascinated by insects. It will stop at some point though, no? Well, he did for me. No, I just kill them, especially if they are scary and very ugly... More seriously, this stuff looks great and your little boy looked very interested. #bestandworst

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  16. This is something my boy will love when he is a little bit older. He is fascinated by bugs and creepy crawlies. Looks like Alfie was in his element playing with all those bugs xx #bestandworst

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  17. L is obsessed with capturing beetles and bugs at the moment, as well as snakes, which are actually worms. I have to be so careful checking his pockets now!! #bestandworst

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  18. Oh wow how exciting. We did some mini beast hunting with the school in April and that was about as buggy as I get...don't think I could do the insects or butterflies in my home! #bestandworst

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  19. ah my nephew had one of these and he LOVED it! ladybirds and snails here :) #bestandworst

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  20. Oh gosh this looks so cool! I'm not a huge fan of creepy crawlies I have to admit, but if I had to capture one, it'd be a woodlouse. I used to be obsessed with them as a child for some strange reason. Probably because they rolled into a ball. My son would want to collect ants, because he thinks they're tiny dinosaurs #bestandworst

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  21. Slugs. I know most people hate them but they are really interesting to watch.

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  22. My daughter loves finding snails and earwigs. #bestandworst

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  23. Ladybirds for me. My sons would like to find caterpillars

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  24. We love centipedes and ladybirds in our house :)

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  25. We live in the south and we see stag beetles now and again and, as these are getting quite rare, this would be a wonderful beetle to search for and to find!

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  26. Brilliant giveaway! My boys would love this. #bestandworst xx

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  27. My son would love this! Like you, I feel a little uneasy with bugs but try to pretend as don't want him to be afraid X #bestandworst

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  28. I don't want to find any critters,I hope to win for my grand-daughter who absolutely loves all bugs,much to my disgust !.She goes into the garden with a little magnifying glass to study them.The great thing about being a grandma is,if I win,I can give this to her to take home and do it with mummy and daddy,perfect,she's happy,I'm happy and as for mum and dad,well,that's just another part of parenting x

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  29. Lady birds they are the prettiest of the insects x

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  30. my kids love collecting the snails & ladybirds in the garden

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  31. My little boy does like ladybirds and has brought a worm into the house before! haha x

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  32. Myself and my daughter would love to find some Ladybirds x

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  33. My three year old twins love all insects but it would be great to look at a butterfly close up. As long as it didn't come to any harm that is.

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  34. A millipeade would be cool

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  35. None! Creepy is the word! But the children love such things so they would want to see everything that moves. The garden is full of ants and woodlice so they would probably be first.

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  36. I'm sure my little one would find spiders to chase me with. Little monkey x

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  37. My daughter loves dragonflies and butterflies so they would be top on the list.

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  38. I hate all creep crawlies, but can imagine my little ones loving this! I blame Gaston the ladybird! #bestandworst

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