Milo Play Prize Pack

Giveaway {closed} | Milo Play Kit – this is AWESOME!

The wonderful team at Milo have really gotten in behind the concept of play in 2012 and it has been so great to be involved as a Mum Ambassador!

You can catch up on what we’ve all been up to by heading over to the Milo Australia/New Zealand Facebook page and getting involved in the discussions and play ideas, plus keep an eye out for an awesome new play resource coming soon!

In the meantime, I have a seriously kick butt giveaway for you guys; we have one of these kits at home and we have used everything in it in so many different ways!

You will receive; a portable set of soccer nets, soccer ball, rugby league ball, soft squishy fun ball, set of training cones, ball pump and some Milo of course!   All you have to do to enter is ‘Like’ The Best Nest on Facebook and leave a comment below telling us about your favorite holiday boredom buster!

Milo Play Prize Pack


Prize will be drawn at random on July 29th and is open to NZ and Australian residents only.  Please note prizes may differ from image showen.

Good luck! {Don’t forget to enter our other fab giveaway here}

  • I am participating in the Milo Play Movement as a Blogger Ambassador and any compensation received is for advice provided directly to the MILO Play Movement team on the social media engagement plan.
  • All communications I share regarding the MILO Play Movement are my honest opinion.



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I live in rural Auckland, New Zealand. Two boys, one big, one not so big and 2 boy dogs belong to me and I them. I love Coca Cola in all of its sugar-less forms and I love you internet. I take way too many pictures of my kids and collect them all here. This is what I am doing when I should be cleaning or cooking or doing other 'useful' things.

77 thoughts on “Giveaway {closed} | Milo Play Kit – this is AWESOME!”

  1. Favourite game. Slipping on the tramp in wetsuits in the winter rain with soap and bubbles. Then a hot bath afterwards.

  2. On a wet rainy day I love Scrabble, but with the children it would have to be dominoes. My NZ grabdchildren love Milo and also ball games. x

  3. Favourite holiday boredom buster is heading to the beach. In summer spending the day with buckets, spades, various sporting equipment and a picnic. In winter, heading down the beach on a sunny day with the dog in toe and a tennis and rugby ball. A beach with big sand banks to run up and down is even better, especially if you've got boggy boards or a big bit of cardboard to slide back down them!! Finish the day with a play at the park and a big ice cream!! Perfect x

  4. This kit looks fab Melissa! Can't wait until my little one is big enough to play with stuff like this 🙂

  5. Well, if it's wet…jumping in muddy puddles! Depending on age this can entertain for hours…

    Note: change of clothes required 😉

  6. My two, I don't know why, like to put heaps off stuff on the tramp and then spend hours trying to bounce it off??? making huts in the lounge is another time consuming game and I'll admit we still make art out of macaroni!

  7. In the middle of winter, on a nice sunny day I give the kids some homemade paint to go crazy with outside. Then the next time it is pouring down with rain the kids love to go out and try and remove the paint from the ground. Always followed by a nice warm bubblebath.

  8. These holidays we have loved playdough for indoor fun with all the rain – and then good old bikes and balls for when the sun has finally come out

  9. Its been cold and my daughter is into her baking so nothing like a perfect way to warm up the house and fill it was great smell of baking .

  10. My grandchildren like to play on the xbox or read a book – they really need some outside activities to encourage them in sports and fitness!

  11. That's funny because for the last three days, Ethan has been busy with 2 rugs on the tramp! They are excellent stand ins for ninjas apparently!

  12. We love chalk we can draw around ourselves and color them in or hopscotch or guess the picture Chalk is a wonderful boredom buster!!

  13. A ball…. curby, football, piggy in the middle, catch, volley ball…. splashing in puddles. So versitile and if you have a blow up 1 so practical.

  14. the BEACH!!!! whether paddling with wellies or without. skimming stones, building sandcastles, writing messages, eating ice creams… just endless fun

  15. A packet of large coloured markers and several cardboard boxes of varying sizes.The Imaginative Mind of a Child is a truly wonderous thing.

  16. Favourite boredom buster here is to build an obstacle course through the house… keeps them occupied for ages and burns of energy!

  17. Craft making!!! all kids like getting their hands dirty! my son especially loves making cards for birthdays and christmas !

  18. The tramp is also popular all the time in our household. The kids are also into lego big time at the moment so that is great for challenging their logical thinking and manipulative skills, keeps them busy for hours. Then once it is made they make up stories as they play with it. We often do baking together as well.

  19. My grandsons love jumping on the trampoline and doing lots of outside playing when nanna's around as their father is inside sitting playing computer games all day so they get no interaction so nanna loves to do outside things with them .

  20. We have turned the lounge into streets, using masking tape. They have create buildings out of blocks and boxes, and spend the time playing with their cars and trucks. Hours of fun!

  21. Our favourite boredom buster is to get our bikes out and go for a bike ride around a local park/forest.

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  23. Family day Sunday – stayed in our PJ's, watched a movie and played board games – all planned, so looked forward to and a real success 🙂 My little girl thought it was the best day ever!!

  24. I always give mine a project. We have spent the last week planning my boys birthday party . And I mean WE. The kids had to send the invitations, plan the menu, write a shopping list. Research and design a cake. Make a papermache Pinata, wrap pass the parcel, make decorations. etc. Its great. Gives them ownership of the event and makes the anticipation even greater!

  25. Building huts – inside from blankets and duvets, or outside using old bits of wood and tarp – have kept my boys busy these holidays.

  26. Ooooooh what a cool prize!! On cold Winter days we like to make fun creations out of Lego or play "shops" using things from around the house 🙂

  27. beach walks, family cycles, hip hop dancing, skooters and shooting hoops xxxxxxxx making a bird feeder buying the seeds and waiting for the birds…….healthy outdoor play with all the neighbourhood kids. Walking our pug and going on adventures.

  28. Transport Day. You can buy a discovery pass on the Auckland bues which gives you a full day of buses, Trains and ferrys in auckland. So we bus to town, train to silvia park for lunch, train back to town, ferry to devonport for coffee and playground, ferry back to city and then bus home. Great day 🙂

  29. On the first day of the holiday's we write down the alphabet and beside each letter we have to write and activity. For example E= Extremely cool outing to the park, X= Xtreme games day. We have no time to get bored as we have to complete the list by the end of the holidays

  30. My loves to ride their bike. So if the weather is good, we go to our local park and ride bikes. But on a wet day, that when we have to be creative. We do lots of artworks using colorings, paintings, and make stuffs using carton boxes. Our last option is getting dvd's or watching movies.

  31. We love making obstacle courses out of just about everything we can find in the house, from pots to stand on through to planks of wood from our rennovations to slide down. They climb, they jump, they throw rice filled bags into buckets and best of all …. they get tired and need a rest in the afternoon 😉

  32. We plan in advance for most days – playdates, outings – in summer we hit local parks for picnics, feeding ducks, catchups with friends or biking, in winter wet days we make up treasure hunts of things to find at museums and art galleries, go around pet shops, go to movies/plays and their most favourite – getting in gumboots and going PUDDLE JUMPING!

  33. Get the kids to make a really awesome indoor hut (chairs, pillows, blankets etc), make some movie food (popcorn etc) and then pop the portable DVD player inside and enjoy a relaxing afternoon.

  34. with the olympics coming we made our holiday theme around this, have been doing lots of sports indoor and out, some real some made up, have training times to keep fit and done drawings and charts on personal achievements and goals while training

  35. I have to admit, i love the school holidays in winter time! We love getting heaps of sheets and blankets together and drape it over our table to make a cubby house, then we bake bikkies cupcakes and make "tea" (which is actually milo! hehe). We get dressed up and have a tea party! It is wonderful and awesome one on one time with my daughter

  36. Our boredom buster for the holidays is to head to the local park with bats, balls & a bunch of buddies for a great time.

  37. Our familes school holiday favourite is a stack of sheets ,kitchen chairs ,and pegs 🙂 They build the biggest cubby in the other tv room ,watching movies in bed and setting up home. They do drawings puzzles and love too take the lego box in . Like their own little home

  38. my boys love to play outside, they play any type of ball game that they can think out, we go to the bike and bike rides, if the weather is to cold outside we stay in they kids play with their cars and make cubby houses.

  39. Each day we make lunch or dinner together, they love cooking and helping out in the kitchen. It's what I didn't during my school holidays as a kid and I am ever so grateful to mum for having me learn. I now teach my friends and family how to cook.

  40. My favourite boredom buster during the school holidays is getting the kids to do arts and crafts. I go to the warehouse and buy large canvases and lots of little bits and pieces so the kids can stick things on them. I like to stick them up in the room once they are all done.

  41. My favourite boredom buster for my kids was inviting other kids over to play. Works a treat as it is often reciprocated and the kids are no longer bored.

  42. We get all the kids from the street to come over and play outside games like bull rush, tiggy, hide and seek, stuck in the mud..all the old's so much fun and even the adults get involved..then its a shared BBQ or we all help to make home made pizzas..the one's the kids make are the never know what toppings you'll get!

  43. Our favourite boredom buster, pack up a picnic full of good yummy food. Get the blanket and the kids and head out door's. For fun and a good family time

  44. Best holiday boredom buster is participate in the free activities that offered in your local area in shopping centres or your local library. my son these holidays got to make a pizza, decorate cupcakes and make a fake chocolate bar.

  45. taking the kids to the library is always a hit with mine.. always exciting things to see, do and learn.. then home for a massive baking session… keeps them busy, house warms up… everyone has a big smile on their faces…. me….well, once the kitchen is back to its original clean state…:) but, as long as my kids had a great time, it was all worth it…!!!

  46. We love having play dates. My kids like having their friends over and help me do baking and choosing what toys to play with when we host. Rest of the week they get to go to a different friend's house and check out their toys and have a play there. Keeps things interesting, varied and fun!

  47. We took the kids on a trail walk and they just loved it, So we plan to do it every dry weekend we get .

  48. We went swimming at the pool. Spent 3 hours there! Our girls and I practised our swimming in the Lane pool in preparation for this term's swimming lessons, played in the whirl pool and played on the inflatable Aquarun! We had a great time

  49. Our holiday boredom buster is trips to the west coast beaches. Nothing tires the kids out like a big walk along a windy west coast beach.

  50. Looking for 'Fairy doors' around our suburb (Titahi Bay), going to the library for activities and doing crafts and home baking – never get any complaints!

  51. Our Bordem busters anything I can find that does not cost a huge amount of money, as having 3. Kids it does get quite expensive, one of the best places to o is the library as that is ate best place to find out what's going on

  52. Pack a picnic, pick a trail, take a walk tell a tale, collect some flowers, berries or so, and off that old bad boredom will go!

  53. Get out in the fresh air, away from computer & tv screens. Kick a ball around, fly a frisbee, hide & seek, games we used to play years ago.

  54. We went to Devonport with the kids and had a fun day exploring the old North head defences on Mt Victoria. Kids slid down the hills on pieces of cardboard. Great day.

  55. i like to get the kids cooking not only does it keep them busy but it feeds them there are so many diffrent things you can make usuing milo and the kids love it before you know it the afternoon/morning is gone and the kids are fed as well two birds with one stone i say 🙂

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