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

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

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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, plusย 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! ย  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. ย Please note prizes may differ from image showen.

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

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  • All communications I share regarding the MILO Play Movement are my honest opinion.




  1. Melissa · July 10, 2012

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

  2. Lynette · July 11, 2012

    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. Deborah Lehndorf · July 11, 2012

    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. Leah · July 11, 2012

    This kit looks fab Melissa! Can't wait until my little one is big enough to play with stuff like this ๐Ÿ™‚

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  6. Bryony · July 12, 2012

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

    Note: change of clothes required ๐Ÿ˜‰

  7. Sarah Ellis-Kirifi · July 12, 2012

    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!

  8. Miriam Matthews · July 12, 2012

    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.

  9. Liz M · July 12, 2012

    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

  10. josephine smith · July 12, 2012

    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 .

  11. Bush · July 12, 2012

    Very AWESOME, Miss!! Love ya'll Jacks!

  12. Glenys Key · July 12, 2012

    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!

  13. Melissa · July 12, 2012

    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!

  14. jodi mclean · July 12, 2012

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

  15. Ant · July 12, 2012

    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.

  16. bonnie phillips · July 12, 2012

    playing in the back yard on the slip n slide on a hot summers day

  17. Michelle · July 12, 2012

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

  18. Chris Goyen · July 12, 2012

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

  19. Melanie Nel · July 12, 2012

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

  20. Belinda · July 12, 2012

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

  21. Claire · July 12, 2012

    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.

  22. Zylla Green · July 12, 2012

    Card games while drinking hot milo on wet or cold days. Collecting shells at the beach when the sun is shining.

  23. Leslie Whitehead · July 12, 2012

    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 .

  24. brian m · July 12, 2012

    Get them to help bake chocolate cookies, loads of mess and fun!

  25. Kim Lancaster · July 12, 2012

    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!

  26. Mark · July 12, 2012

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

  27. Harvey Shrimpassidy · July 12, 2012

    Our favourite holiday boredom buster would have to be visiting the neighbours farm. They have lots of animals to look and our boy just loves feeding their sheep!

  28. Melissa Jack · July 12, 2012

    Hi guys – don’t worry your comments haven’t vanished! I’m just rolling
    out a new comment system, they will all come back {fingers crossed}.
    Crazy in the middle of a comp I know. Thanks for your patience x

  29. Ann-Maree · July 12, 2012

    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 ๐Ÿ™‚ My little girl thought it was the best day ever!!

  30. darrenrae · July 12, 2012

    At the moment it is rock climbing at the local climbing wall place!

  31. Veronica Donaldson · July 12, 2012

    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!

  32. Bennybear · July 12, 2012

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

  33. Angela Beaumont · July 12, 2012

    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 ๐Ÿ™‚

  34. kevla.ross@xtra.co.n · July 12, 2012

    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.

  35. Jo Sargent · July 12, 2012

    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 ๐Ÿ™‚

  36. Golden Girl · July 13, 2012

    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

  37. Maria · July 13, 2012

    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.

  38. Emma Kaye · July 14, 2012

    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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

  39. Kim · July 14, 2012

    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!

  40. Laurelle · July 15, 2012

    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.

  41. Ck Smith · July 15, 2012

    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

  42. Catherine Renolds · July 16, 2012

    My kids love making arts and crafts, this year encouraged giving them as gifts as random acts of kindness:-)

  43. Danielle Graham · July 16, 2012

    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

  44. Ruth B · July 16, 2012

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

  45. Julie McDonald · July 16, 2012

    Get out the paints, felts and playdough and have a mammoth art morning

  46. smurfette · July 16, 2012

    Our familes school holiday favourite is a stack of sheets ,kitchen chairs ,and pegs ๐Ÿ™‚ 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

  47. Barbara · July 16, 2012

    Play doh is so much fun.

  48. Lisa Leigh · July 16, 2012

    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.

  49. Zinky Delfa · July 16, 2012

    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.

  50. Nikki · July 16, 2012

    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.

  51. Andrea · July 16, 2012

    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.

  52. katharine · July 16, 2012

    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 favourites..it'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 best..you never know what toppings you'll get!

  53. Madalyn · July 16, 2012

    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

  54. Rebecca Costa · July 16, 2012

    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.

  55. claudia price · July 17, 2012

    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…!!!

  56. Giselle Gomes · July 17, 2012

    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!

  57. Chrystal Steiner · July 17, 2012

    Love taking my kids to the indoor heated pools!! They love it and me and my partner can enjoy the dip with them!!

  58. Karla Byrnes · July 17, 2012

    We love in winter taking a walk in gumboots and rain coats on a drizzly day. Nothing like splashing in muddy puddles for a bit of fun.

  59. JT · July 17, 2012

    Crafts – getting kids to make things and be creative.

  60. Teresa Wigzell · July 17, 2012

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

  61. Anna Stone · July 17, 2012

    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

  62. Janine Bradley · July 17, 2012

    Playing with cardboard boxes.

  63. michelle strang · July 17, 2012

    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.

  64. Vitoria Faletolu Ape · July 17, 2012

    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!

  65. Sarah Barden Scammel · July 17, 2012

    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

  66. JoCee · July 18, 2012

    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!

  67. marmite · July 18, 2012

    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.

  68. Anthony Mason · July 18, 2012

    Best buster is mt biking on the tracks at the back of Richmond / Nelson!

  69. Lisa England · July 18, 2012

    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.

  70. jody jamieson · July 19, 2012

    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 ๐Ÿ™‚

  71. Illana Halliday · July 22, 2012

    Playing German shepherd soccer. We kick the ball and the dogs have to stop it going to goal.