We have some great family prizes to give away, from holiday essentials, days out and luxury family holidays to books, games and goody bags to pack in your suitcase or enjoy at home.

Our competitions are fun and simple to enter, giving our readers the chance to pick up some fantastic prizes.


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 Win £50 to spend on Decathlon camping gear!

With the good weather finally on its way, many families are planning adventures in the great outdoors and looking to stock up on equipment. Enter our competition, and you’ll be able to get your hands on some quality essentials without spending a penny!

Closing Date: Friday, 4th April at 11.59pm

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Do you have teenage girls? Then these books are a must! Make sure you enter our competition for a chance to win six of Louise Rennison’s hilarious best-sellers.

Closing Date: Friday, 17th January at 11.59pm

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To celebrate the release of the thrilling conclusion to Veronica Roth’s Divergent series, we have all three books in the series to give away.

Closing Date: Thursday, 7th November at 11.59pm

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Following the huge success of former model Holly Smale’s debut novel, ‘Geek Girl’, a second book in the series has launched and we have a copy of both to give away to one of our Have a Lovely Time readers.

Closing Date: Thursday, 26th September at 11.59pm

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Win a family premiere admission ticket to this family day and concert at Ascot Racecourse

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Ascot Racecourse is hosting the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup on 10th August, with fun and activities for all ages and an evening concert, and we have a family ticket to give away to one lucky reader.

Closing date: Monday 5th August, 11.59pm

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Win the latest series of Hello Kitty books

In case you hadn’t heard, Hello Kitty and her friends are starring in this summer’s most fabulous series of books – and we have a set of all 6 to give away to one of our followers!

Closing date: Thursday 1st August, 11.59pm

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Warner Bros’ Baby Faces is available on DVD from Friday, July 15.

For your chance to win one of 10 copies, simply answer the question on our post.

Closing date: Thursday 19th July, 11.59pm

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Sarah Lean, the bestselling author of A Dog Called Homeless will release yet another touching and thoughtful book on 4th July 2013.

In celebration of this release we have copies of all three of Sarah Lean’s books to give away to a lucky Have a Lovely Time reader; A Dog Called Homeless, A Horse for Angel and The Forever Whale.

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Louise Rennisonthe author who brought us Angus, thongs and full-frontal snogging and Withering Tights has returned with the latest in the adventures of Tallulah Casey – The Taming of the Tights.

To celebrate, we are offering a copy of this latest book, together with her previous two titles, A Midsummer Tight Dream and Withering Tights in our Freebie Friday competition.

Closing date: Midnight, Thursday 11th July, 2013

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Create a beautiful photo book with a £50 voucher courtesy of Blurb BookSmart®

Wouldn’t you love one of these treasured keepsake photo books full of your treasured family snaps?

Well, thanks to Blurb® we have £50 vouchers for two lucky Have a Lovely Time readers that will enable you to create one of your very own.

Closing date: Midnight, Thursday 20th June, 2013

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Thanks to Maverick Books, we can offer one of our Have a Lovely Time readers a copy of each of these brilliant new children’s books:

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Closing date: Midnight, Thursday 16th May, 2013

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One lucky family could be whizzing down the slope on sledges, Rubber Ringos or Snow Scotters with our brilliant family pass giveaway.

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Get your hands on this cracking new recipe book courtesy of Lions Eggs!

AS it’s Easter, we thought our Have a Lovely Time competition over the next couple of weeks should follow the theme and feature eggs.  So we’ve teamed up with Lions Eggs to offer a fantastic new recipe book being launched by two rising culinary stars . . .

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Geek Girl is a semi-autobiographical first novel by ex-model-turned-author, Holly Smale. It tells the account of an unlikely teenage model who becomes entangled in the dramas of adolescence as she navigates the glamorous world of modelling.

Sound good?  Well, we have one copy of Geek Girl to give away to a lucky Have a Lovely Time reader.

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Do you know a deserving couple who would like a Valentine’s Day to remember?  Thanks to a Coventry hotel offering a romantic meal and overnight stay, one special couple will be set for a night of VIP-style luxury and pampering.

The De Vere Village Urban Resort is appealing for people to nominate a couple for the Valentine’s treat.

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Christmas may be over but you could still be unwrapping a wonderful gift in the shape of our Freebie Friday giveaway prize this week.

We have two copies of the new novel by Michael Morpurgo for you, A Medal for Leroy, illustrated by Michael Foreman.

This new story of courage and love from the bestselling author of War Horse is Michael’s latest war novel in an amazing body of work that also includes Private Peaceful, Adolphus Tips and Shadow.

This latest and much anticipated novel for Michael’s millions of fans is a story partly inspired by the author’s own life and partly by the life of an incredible soldier.

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We have a real Freebie Friday treat for all you book lovers out there.

Multi-million-copy bestseller Lauren Child presents the latest installment in the Ruby Redfort series: Take your Last Breath, and we have two copies to give away to lucky Have a Lovely Time readers this week.

Ruby Redfort burst onto the scene in October 2011, and, in the words of Julia Eccleshare, “put imagination and fun back into childhood”. Now, everyone’s favourite girl detective is back for a second mind-blowing installment, packed with all the off-the-wall humour, action and friendship of the first book. This time, though, it’s an adventure on the wide open ocean, and Ruby is all at sea…

Can she crack the case of the Twinford pirates while evading the clutches of a vile sea monster as well as the evil Count von Viscount? Well, you wouldn’t want to bet against her…

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Have A Lovely Time has teamed up with American Express® Preferred Rewards Gold Card to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a selection of family travel essentials, as chosen by radio DJ, mum of four and ambassador for the Gold Card, Jo Whiley.

This exclusive prize includes an iPod Shuffle and headphone splitters so that two of you of can enjoy your favourite tunes at the same time, a Trunki ride-on suitcase to keep little ones entertained at the airport, a stylish Paul Smith Trilby, a sun cream kit to protect you from the hot weather and a Lonely Planet guide to 2013, so that you can start planning your next trip and have something to look forward to!

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Fancy riding Oblivion at Alton Towers,  or catching up with David Beckham at Madame Tussauds?

Then you need a Family Standard Merlin Annual Pass, which will give you and your family access to 30 of the UK’s top attractions for 12 months including  Alton Towers Resort, Blackpool Tower DungeonSEA LIFE Scarborough, LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Manchester,  Warwick Castle and the EDF Energy London Eye.

And as we’ve got one to giveaway to one lucky reader, today could be your lucky day!

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Wouldn’t you just love to get away from it all for a weekend? Somewhere cosy and warm, where you can be waited on and pampered. Enjoy a lovely meal you haven’t had to cook, jump in the sauna or the pool, get a back massage, luxuriate in a bed that you haven’t got to make in the morning.  Sounding good to you?

The Village Hotel Coventry is offering just that.  Enter their latest competition to be in with a chance of winning a pamper package for two people, which includes bed, breakfast and dinner plus full use of the leisure facilities and your choice of spa treatment in the HealthworksSpa.

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Win a ghoulish ParaNorman goody bag and poster courtesy of Universal Pictures UK

To celebrate the release of the stunning new stop motion animation ParaNorman, showing in 2D and eye-popping 3D from today – September 14, Universal Pictures UK are giving readers a chance to win a bag full of ParaNorman goodies and a ParaNorman poster!

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Win Poppin Hoppies from University Games

Our fab friends over at University Games have very kindly offered us a great new game to give away to one of our readers called Poppin Hoppies.

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