Win a years subscription to National Geographic Kids magazine x 2

 We have been quite long term subscribers to National Geograohic Kidss magazine and it’s really rather wonderful. It’s is filled with exciting information and stunning photgraphs from around the world. It makes science and nature and culture and technology exciting for kids and it is something very different from the usual TV / consumer associated magazines.  National Geographic Kids is one of the best-selling magazines in the UK for kids. Aimed at curious minds aged 6-13.

Every month, NG Kids comes with a high-quality, free gift as well as being packed full of informative features and interviews and it has lots  games, puzzles and competitions.


National Geographic kids


This latest version we had came with stickers, a kite, sweets and a book! 

 The current competition being running is a fantastic one:

International Photography Competition for Kids 2011
With four different categories to choose from; humour, people, animals and scenery, children aged 6 to 14ve the chance to try out their photography skills whether it be on a mobile phone camera or an expensive piece of hi-tech, we want children to go out and explore their world and potentially find talent they never knew they had

The winning UK entry and their family will take off on a trip of a lifetime to India, courtesy of adventure travel experts, Explore! Here they will visit the Taj Mahal, ride on camels and elephants, camp out in the desert and even go on a tiger safari! If all this wasn’t enough the winner and there family will also get to learn about the history of India, by visiting the palaces of the Pink City, spend a night in a converted fortress in Peshawar and learn how to make a real curry in Rajasthan.

Entries can be sent to National Geographic Kids headquarters by post. To enter online, and for full terms and conditions, go to Competition ends on the 31st October.

Competiton and Blog Offer

If you would like to win your child a years subscription to NG kids magazine simply tell me where in the world you would most like to show them. Everyone who enters receive 50% off a yearly subscription if they would like it which makes it only £20.


 UK and Ireland entries only please. One entry per family. baby budgeting s decision is final. Competition ends on Sepr 9th





  1. Ellen Arnison
    September 3, 2011 / 7:47 am

    Our subscription has just run out!

    I’d like to show my kids schools in parts of the world where children have nothing but still want to learn. I’d like them to see that, despite what they think, they are the world’s lucky ones.

  2. Ellen Arnison
    September 3, 2011 / 7:47 am

    PS you can find me at @ellen27

  3. David Lane
    September 3, 2011 / 8:38 am

    I’d like to take my two boys to Macchu Pichu and other areas on the Andes …

  4. tracey belcher
    September 3, 2011 / 10:53 am

    I would love to show my kids parts of the world that I fear will not be around for my grandchildren to see…including animals, habitats and those places at risk from the biggest threat of all – Mankind

  5. l temple
    September 3, 2011 / 11:30 am

    I’d like to show my daughter The Valley of the Kings, Egypt. I went when I was 7 and have never forgotten it! x

  6. Sarah Anguish
    September 3, 2011 / 3:14 pm

    I’d love to take my daughter to see the penguins in the antarctica


  7. Karen
    September 3, 2011 / 3:25 pm

    I want my children to grow up with an attitude of being interested in the history and culture of a place, wherever they go, whether in Britain or abroad.

  8. Crystal Mse
    September 3, 2011 / 7:20 pm

    The Galapagos Islands , to encourage curiosity and action on preservation (and to meet the famous Lonesome George of course!)

  9. Hannah Beadle
    September 3, 2011 / 10:03 pm

    I would love to take my kids to New Zealand an amazing country with every kind of landscape a place of dreams and fantasy you only have to see Lord of the Ring to see the beauty 🙂

  10. Leanne Lunn
    September 3, 2011 / 10:52 pm

    I would love to take my daughter to Egypt there is so much architecture i know she would love it especially seeing the pyramids.

  11. Carolina J.
    September 4, 2011 / 10:42 am

    Many places but first of all Machu Picchu and Petra!

  12. Robert
    September 4, 2011 / 8:55 pm

    I would love to climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge with my two sons

  13. Rachael Lines
    September 4, 2011 / 9:12 pm

    I would like my children to see the depths of the ocean, too much time is spent exploring off our planet, when were still left with so much to find here! @stralisemiai

  14. clara
    September 4, 2011 / 9:24 pm

    I would love to take my son to Africa he has Aspergers and has developed a thirst for knowledge in relation to Africa.

  15. Rachael G
    September 4, 2011 / 9:43 pm

    So many places, but I’d love to take my kids to the Maldives. A place that’s as beautiful from the sky and in the sea as it is on the islands and there is so much wildlife to see and teach them about.

  16. Rachel Murray
    September 4, 2011 / 9:49 pm

    I would love to take my 7 year old to Eygpt. She is fascinated with books on the subject and regularly we read them together. She loves loves the history and the pictures of the Pyramids. She is so curious it is wonderful to encourage her.

  17. Helen
    September 4, 2011 / 9:56 pm

    I would love to take my kids over to canada, to see niagra falls and the rocky mountins.

  18. lisbeth
    September 4, 2011 / 10:53 pm

    I would take my kids camping in Kalahari

  19. Sarah Robinson
    September 4, 2011 / 11:07 pm

    I would love to take my children to travel around Australia.

  20. Nicky Benton
    September 4, 2011 / 11:40 pm

    I’d love to take my boy up the Amazon, Would be incredible.

  21. Lisa Day
    September 5, 2011 / 6:26 am

    I’d like to show them just how lucky they are and that they don’t need a ipod,laptop,iphone,xbox,wii,dsi,and every other gadget that comes out otherwise they arn’t cool and yeah maybe their friends have everything but some kids have nothing so i’d like to make them realise just how lucky they are to have what they do have.

  22. Linda Guest
    September 5, 2011 / 8:07 am

    I would love to take my son to Washington DC. He would love to go to the Smithsonian museum and see the dinosaurs

  23. Matt McAndrew
    September 5, 2011 / 9:01 am

    Victoria Falls. They would be totally mesmerized!

  24. Maggie.L
    September 5, 2011 / 10:16 am

    I would take my children to parts of the world where children have very little but are probably happier than many children in the affluent western countrie.

  25. Dawn Costen
    September 5, 2011 / 10:31 am

    Quite an unoriginal choice really but I would really love to take my 7 year old to disneyland florida.

  26. Emma L Clarke
    September 5, 2011 / 1:40 pm

    I would love my children to see the pyramids of Egypt – there’s so much history and tales to tell behind them.

  27. Margaret
    September 5, 2011 / 3:42 pm

    Would love to take my kids to see the Northern Lights.

  28. FionaLynne Edwards
    September 5, 2011 / 6:48 pm

    Great prize! My daughter’s sub has just run out and money’s a bit tight!

    I’d love to take my daughter to Morocco. I went there as a teenager and loved it – such a diverse country!

  29. Claire Hughes
    September 5, 2011 / 9:08 pm

    I would love to take my girls to Australia to see the Great Barrier Reef and to meet their Aunty (my sister) who lives far too far away.

  30. Esther
    September 5, 2011 / 9:58 pm

    I’d like to take my kids to Italy and spend time visiting all the ancient Roman sites – and Vesuvius as well.

  31. Rachael
    September 6, 2011 / 11:03 am

    I would love to show my children Hong Kong as My Father lives there and they have only met him twice. I lived in Hong Kong for a while when I was a little girl and I would love to show them the sreas that I remeber from my childhood to help them understand where they come from, as well as seeing their Grandad.

    Thankyou for the amazing prize draw =) x


  32. Solange
    September 6, 2011 / 11:38 am

    Egypt, a beautiful country rich with culture

  33. September 6, 2011 / 12:18 pm

    I would love to show my children Jordan – it’s such a fabulous country with wonderful sites, people, and food. From Amman to Petra to the Dead Sea there’s so much to see and although in the same country, these places are so different from each other.

  34. jane steels
    September 6, 2011 / 12:26 pm

    I would love to take my kids to the rain forest, nature at its best.

  35. September 6, 2011 / 1:00 pm

    I would love to take them to the jungles in africa, so they can see large animals living in their natural habitat. @susankmann

  36. lorna anderson
    September 6, 2011 / 3:50 pm

    canada i think my kids would love it there

  37. September 6, 2011 / 3:54 pm

    I want to show my kids the arctic so tehy coudl see how beautiful a place is when there isn’t so much to see at first glance!

  38. Jane Townson
    September 6, 2011 / 5:36 pm

    I’d love to take mine to New Zealand, in fact I’m sure we’d love it there so much we wouldn’t want to come back home.

  39. Raising Ginger
    September 6, 2011 / 7:38 pm

    I would love to take our children to Botswanna – to feed my 5yold’s wonderful enthusiasm for the wildlife of the African savannah (and my own enjoyment of Ma Ramotswe’s fictional homeland from the heartwarming Ladies Number One Detective Agency books).

  40. September 6, 2011 / 8:13 pm

    I’d love to take them on a campervan tour around Europe, seeing not just the tourist hotspots but getting a feel of the ‘real’ parts of the countries.

  41. helen milner
    September 6, 2011 / 8:14 pm

    I would like my children to see 0rca whales in their own natural environment.

  42. Kelly Padwick
    September 6, 2011 / 9:01 pm

    I’m not very well travelled myself, so I would love to explore the world with my kids…i’d especially love to take them to Canada where my mum grew up 🙂

  43. linda martin
    September 6, 2011 / 10:59 pm

    a fully on trip across africa – a lifelong dream and i think would be a real learning holiday for my little guy

  44. John Mcgovern
    September 7, 2011 / 5:50 am

    I would love to take my kids on a boat journey on the River Amazon.

  45. Hayley Todd
    September 7, 2011 / 10:07 am

    I was brought up in South Africa and would love to show my little girl some of the wonderful, scenic country, for example the Garden Route, Table Mountain, Kruger National Park, Drakensberg Mountains…..

  46. Fay Wheeler
    September 7, 2011 / 9:01 pm

    I would love to take my son to Yosemite National Park… such an awe-inspiring place.

  47. Pamela Gossage
    September 7, 2011 / 10:42 pm

    The Prymids in Egypt I was fastinated with them as a child

  48. mark
    September 8, 2011 / 12:00 am

    It would have to be Antarctica to experience a landscape like no other,walk where so few have walked and to see the research that goes on there which may help us protect the future.

  49. Christina
    September 8, 2011 / 3:46 am

    so many fantastic places that I can think of but currently I would love them to visit beautiful Vietnam and wonder at the brutality that took place there.

  50. Maya Russell
    September 8, 2011 / 9:29 am

    I’d like to show my children Nyika Plateau, Malawi. It’s beautiful and the scenery is stunning.

  51. Helen Stratton
    September 8, 2011 / 10:46 am

    I would really like to show my boys what is like at the top of a mountain, when you are walking in the clouds and how that feels. So Ben Nevis or Snowdon really.

  52. Maria Reilly
    September 8, 2011 / 11:58 am

    Rio De Janeiro – I’d want them to see the extremes of poverty and riches, as well as the naturally beautiful settings, the statue of Christ The Redeemer as well as experiencing the Carnival. I’m fasinated with the place!

  53. bernadette blundell
    September 8, 2011 / 1:05 pm

    i would love to explre egypt with them i reckon we would all find it really exciting

  54. Clare White
    September 8, 2011 / 1:38 pm

    I would love to show my little one Alsaka and its rugged lnadscape along with its beautiful wildlife both in the sea and on land. We can also visit their uncle (my brother) who lives there. It would be a wonderful adventure to share together.

  55. toniq
    September 8, 2011 / 2:47 pm

    I’d like to show my son the seven wonders of the world espec the Pyramids in Egypt.

  56. Emily Hutchinson
    September 8, 2011 / 3:27 pm

    Tokyo, it’s such a crazy city but when I visited I felt very safe there. So much to see

  57. Janine Atkin
    September 8, 2011 / 4:54 pm

    id love to show mine the northern lights. fascinating

  58. Nancy Bradford
    September 8, 2011 / 7:11 pm

    I’d love to take my daughter on a tour of the Mediteranian.

  59. Lynne Kelly
    September 8, 2011 / 7:58 pm

    My kids keep telling me they want to go to outer space – this is obviously a pipe dream lol. I think as they get older & learn more about the world around them they will love finding out about exotic animals & destinations, for now though I would love to show them the Scottish highlands & islands – otters, deer & seals, so that they can appreciate what’s on their doorstep first!

  60. Jon Payne
    September 8, 2011 / 9:11 pm

    I’d like to show them the galapagas islands

  61. Catherine
    September 8, 2011 / 10:02 pm

    Gosh. I’m finding this impossible to answer. Initially i thought Galapagos because of the richness and diversity of life and also a chance to sneak in a bit of Darwinian education! But mainly if I’m honest because I would absolutely love to go there. Then i got to thinking about maybe I should be showing them places which might not be around forever, places subject to such change as to make them unrecognisable within a lifetime. so where to start? Polar ice caps? But would our trip serve only to hasten their demise? Dilemmas like this aren’t making my choice any easier. But now I see the empty butterfly house on the kitchen table where we’ve spent 5 weeks of the summer watching Steven, Pearl and their friends growing, changing and flying before we released them, all 5 of our caterpillar/butterflys and I thought, I’d like to take my children on their Painted Lady migration route. So in answer we’d go to wherever that migration takes them…only problem, I’m not sure where that is! Simple, eh?!.

  62. sarah parker
    September 8, 2011 / 10:11 pm

    I would like to take my kids to Africa to show them the big animals in the wild

  63. justin parker
    September 8, 2011 / 10:13 pm

    i would like to take my kids to thailand to meet the people and the elephants.

  64. Amira
    September 9, 2011 / 9:25 am

    I would take mine to see the seven natural wonders of the world so that they could see how superior the design in nature is to that of mankind and to teach them more about respecting the environment we live in as nothing we create can compare in magnificence.

  65. September 9, 2011 / 9:55 am

    I would love to take my kids to show them the kangooros down under 🙂 They LOVE kangoroos.

  66. Sarah Cooper
    September 9, 2011 / 10:26 am

    I would love to take my boys to Lapland especially at Christmas – to make their childhood seem truly magical!

  67. Arlene
    September 9, 2011 / 10:28 am

    I would love to show my daughter the World’s Largest Salt Flat, Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia, the animals that roam there and buildings made of salt. 🙂

  68. Emma Smith
    September 9, 2011 / 10:45 am

    I would love to take my kids to see the Orangutans in Borneo.

  69. Ann
    September 9, 2011 / 11:28 am

    I would love to take my kids to see Uluru in Australia, I think the vastness would amaze them, and I wouldn’t mind going too.

  70. Jade Lewendon
    September 9, 2011 / 11:28 am

    I’d love to take my son to Liberia and Ghana (West Africa) One Day, His Father is half Liberian and half Ghanian and sadly doesnt want anything to do with my Son, I’d like my Son to see how different the world is and how very sad it is, how we are very lucky to have what we have and what his father had come from, hopefully one day we will have no such thing as poverty and child labour.! Good luck everyone xx

  71. Yvonne Dimbleby
    September 9, 2011 / 4:22 pm

    My grandson would love to go to Barcelona to visit the deepest European aquarium as he want to be a marine biologist, or to the Arctic Circle to see the Northern Lights.

  72. September 9, 2011 / 6:55 pm

    So many places, but I’ll go for Pompei because it will bring history alive.

  73. Christina Cooke
    September 9, 2011 / 8:50 pm

    I’d love to show my kids the Northern Lights from the Arctic Circle.

  74. Greg
    September 9, 2011 / 8:52 pm

    i would like to take my kids to the Maldives and experience the beautiful marine life

  75. Elena Sinel
    September 9, 2011 / 9:33 pm

    I would like to take my daughter on a trip through all the countries that used to represent an authentic Silk Route:)

  76. Anna Aird
    September 9, 2011 / 10:01 pm

    Wow, so many places to choose from! I’d love to take my son to the Norwegian fjords because of the breathtaking scenery, the range of outdoor activities and so many learning opportunities.

  77. September 9, 2011 / 10:18 pm

    I would love to educate my daughter on the different range of mountains and their importance to the world.

  78. Sheryl
    September 9, 2011 / 10:54 pm

    I would like to take my daughter to see Zambia and then to see Madagascar. She will be able to how animal develop on a large continent and compare it the same on an island. She absolutely loves the animals in both areas and wants very much to see them while they are still here and in the wild.

  79. Sharon Bell
    September 9, 2011 / 11:01 pm

    I would love to take my kids to New York City as there is sooo much for them to see and would be such a educational experience for them :o)

  80. Victoria Boland
    September 11, 2011 / 8:11 am

    The first long-haul trip I take my son on will be to USA.

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