12 Weeks of Christmas Travel Giveaway

Travel Giveaway –   dare I say with Autumn upon us we are now on the countdown to Christmas.  Along with my normal advent giveaway this year I wanted to do something special for my followers. It has been such a tough year for everyone. Yet we have been very lucky still being able to have adventures and I am so very grateful for all the support you give us on those adventures. Without your likes, comments and shares it really wouldn’t happen. So I have been busy behind the scenes organising some travel-related giveaways over on Instagram for you all. To spread a little cheer and to say thank you.

Each Sunday between the 4th of October and the 20th of December at 8pm I will be sharing a new travel-related giveaway.  They  will run for a week closing at midnight on the following Sunday.  Each will have its own T&Cs so please make sure you read the posts carefully.   I have partnered with some amazing brands who have been so very generous. So please make sure you bookmark this page to ensure you will be the first to see the updates as they appear.  Good luck  and please share this page with your friends and family.

AD – All the travel giveaways mentioned in this post have been gifted by the brands in question.

12 Weeks of Christmas  – Travel Giveaway

Week One 4th October – Innkeepers Lodge – Travel Giveaway

My first giveaway going live on the 4th of October is with Innkeepers Lodge. We had a wonderful stay with them in Edinburgh back at the end of 2019 before the craziness hit. They have been very generous and are offering a two-night stay for a family of four to be taken within the next 12 months. Please see the Instagram post for exclusions and details of availability.

Innkeepers Lodge specialises in great value family rooms. With hotels across the UK both in rural locations and city centres, there is something for everyone. Since the winner will be announced on Monday the 12th of October there is also time to use your prize over half term too (subject to availability)!

Book direct with Innkeepers Lodge for the best rate. They also don’t charge any booking fees so if you need to, you can cancel your room until 1 pm on the day of arrival when choosing a Flexible rate room.

Review – Innkeepers Collection Edinburgh

 

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⭐️CLOSED – 12 WEEKS OF CHRISTMAS WEEK 1 ⭐ [AD Prize is Gifted] I am so excited that today I am launching our 12 Weeks of Christmas Giveaways with a fantastic prize from @InnKeepersCollection. Having experienced staying with them first hand in November last year when we went to Edinburgh for the Christmas markets I know the winner is in for a real treat. Innkeepers Lodge specialises in great value family rooms. With hotels across the UK both in rural locations and city centres, there is something for everyone. Since the winner will be announced on Monday the 12th of October there is also time to use your prize over half term too (subject to availability)! Book direct with Innkeepers Lodge for the best rate. They also don’t charge any booking fees so if you need to, you can cancel your room until 1 pm on the day of arrival when choosing a Flexible rate room. ⭐PRIZE⭐ They have been very generous and are offering a two-night stay for a family of four to be taken within the next 12 months in any Innkeepers hotel To ENTER: ⭐ Like this photo ⭐ Follow @InnKeepersCollection and  @mudpiefridays (we will check) ⭐Comment as many friends below as you like in separate comments – Each comment is one entry ⭐ Please share the giveaway in your stories tagging both @Mudpiefridays and @InnKeepersCollection ⭐TERMS & CONDITIONS⭐ ▪️Two night stay in any Innkeepers hotel, for a family of four (up to two adults and two children) ▪️Family room included – giving a double bed and a sofa bed ▪️Stay must be taken within 12 months of notifying the winner ▪️Excludes stays between 23 Dec – 2 Jan ▪️Children are classified as being under 18 years old ▪️Must give at least 14 days’ notice of preferred stay dates, and hotels are subject to availability ▪️Open to residents of the UK & Ireland only over the age of 18. Ends Sunday the 11/10/20 at Midnight the winner will be selected at random and announced within 7 days by @mudpiefridays ▪️This competition is no way affiliated or sponsored by Instagram or any other social media platform. ▪️Once the giveaway has ended Mudpiefridays accepts no responsibility for the holiday and the agreement is between the winner & Innkeepers Collection

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Week Two 11th October – Verdant Leisure

Our second giveaway is with the lovely bespoke holiday park operator Verdant Leisure.  Who have recently celebrated their 10th Birthday. Offering self-catering holidays across ten parks located in  Scotland, Northumberland, and County Durham you can expect fantastic on-park facilities, outstanding customer service and excellent holiday accommodation.

Verdant Leisure is offering an extremely generous prize of either a  three or four-night break at one of their parks in 2021  (not including  Erigmore Leisure Park).  Please see the Instagram post for full T&C.

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⭐GIVEAWAY – 12 WEEKS OF CHRISTMAS WEEK 2 ⭐ [AD Prize is Gifted] It is that time of the week again where I am sharing the next giveaway in our #12weeksofchristmascampaign Our second giveaway is with the lovely bespoke holiday park operator @Verdantleisure.  Who have recently celebrated their 10th Birthday. They offer self-catering holidays across nine parks located in  Scotland, Northumberland, and County Durham you can expect fantastic on-park facilities, outstanding customer service and excellent holiday accommodation. ⭐PRIZE⭐ Verdant Leisure is offering an extremely generous prize of either a 3 night (Friday to Monday) or 4 night (Monday to Friday) break for up to 4 people in a Deluxe Caravan 2 at your chosen Verdant Leisure Holiday Park in 2021 (Break unavailable at Erigmore Leisure Park).   To ENTER: ⭐ Like this photo ⭐ Follow @verdantleisure and @mudpiefridays ⭐Comment as many friends below as you like in separate comments – Each comment is one entry ⭐ Please share the giveaway in your stories tagging both @Mudpiefridays and @verdantleisure ⭐TERMS & CONDITIONS⭐ ▪️Holiday must be taken between 1st January 2021 and 21st December 2021. Excludes all main school and bank holidays. ▪️Prize is subject to availability and must be booked directly with Verdant Leisure. ▪️Prize is subject to the terms and conditions outlined in the current Verdant Leisure Holiday Brochure. ▪️Prize is non-transferable and there is no cash alternative. ▪️Original voucher must be presented to confirm booking. ▪️The winner, as a condition of receiving the prize may be required to participate in any publicity or promotion organised by Verdant Leisure.  ▪️Open to residents of the UK and Ireland only over the age of 18 Ends Sunday the 18th of October 2020 at Midnight the winner will be selected at random and announced within 7 days by @mudpiefridays ▪️This competition is no way affiliated or sponsored by Instagram or any other social media platform. We reserve the right to withdraw or change the giveaway at any time. ▪️Once the giveaway has ended Mudpiefridays accepts no responsibility for the holiday and the agreement is between the winner of the giveaway and Verdant Leisure

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Week Three 18th October – Burnham Beeches Hotel

Our third prize is an overnight stay at   Burnham Beeches Hotel for two adults and two children with breakfast included. Please see the Instagram post for T&Cs  and exclusions.

Burnham Beeches Hotel is an elegant Georgian mansion located in the tranquil Buckinghamshire countryside. The hotel is set within 10-acre gardens which create a romantic scene of a bygone era with a sprawling lawn to the front and magnificent trees that frame the Georgian house.

Guests can enjoy an overnight stay in a newly designed Laura Ashley bedroom which has been elegantly decorated with accessories showcasing the Laura Ashley Home range and its exquisite, inherently high-quality British fabrics and furnishings, to create a luxurious designer destination.

For those looking to explore the great outdoors, the ancient woodlands of the Burnham Beeches nature reserve, a site of international importance offering 220 hectares of open space, is located on the hotel’s doorstep. The ancient woodland is renowned for its beech and oak pollards – many of which are more than 400 years old – and thrives with wildlife being home to over sixty rare or endangered species.

The hotel has launched its ‘Trust in Your Stay’ programme showcasing their commitment to the wellbeing and protection of their guests and team, and to ensure a safe, clean and comfortable environment. The ‘Trust in Your Stay’ programme builds upon the already high standards of housekeeping and hygiene at the hotel to ensure guests and staff feel protected, without compromising the high standard and quality of service that guests have come to know, love and expect.

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CLOSED ⭐GIVEAWAY – WEEK 3 ⭐ [AD Prize is Gifted] Our third giveaway is with @burnhambeecheshotel an elegant Georgian mansion located in the tranquil Buckinghamshire countryside. The hotel is set within 10-acre gardens which create a romantic scene of a bygone era. Guests can enjoy an overnight stay in a newly designed Laura Ashley bedroom which has been elegantly decorated with accessories showcasing the Laura Ashley Home range to create a luxurious designer destination. ⭐PRIZE⭐ An overnight stay at Burnham Beeches Hotel for two adults and two children with breakfast included To ENTER: ⭐ Like this photo ⭐ Follow @burnhambeecheshotel @amomentwithfranca and @mudpiefridays ⭐Comment as many friends below as you like in separate comments – Each comment is one entry ⭐ Please share the giveaway in your stories tagging both @Mudpiefridays @amomentwithfranca @burnhambeecheshotel ⭐Please Note – Winners will be validated and must be following all accounts having tagged the minimum of one friend to win ⭐TERMS & CONDITIONS⭐ ▪️Prize is for two adult and two children under 16. ▪️Prize winner and guest must be aged 18 and over. ▪️Only one winner will be drawn. ▪️The prize is non-transferable, non-refundable, non-exchangeable and there are no cash alternatives. ▪️Prize to be redeemed and booked by between 1st November 2020 to 31st May 2021. ▪️Prize is subject to availability and excludes 24th December to 31st December 2020. ▪️Reservation must be booked in advance ▪️Open to residents of the UK and Ireland only over the age of 18 Ends Sunday the 25th of October 2020 at Midnight the winner will be selected at random and announced within 7 days by @mudpiefridays ▪️This competition is no way affiliated or sponsored by Instagram or any other social media platform. We reserve the right to withdraw or change the giveaway at any time. ▪️Once the giveaway has ended Mudpiefridays accepts no responsibility for the holiday and the agreement is between the winner of the giveaway and Burnham Beeches Hotel ⭐GOOD LUCK ⭐

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Week Four 25th October – Beside The Sea Holiday Cottages

Our fourth giveaway is with Beside The Sea Holiday Cottages.  Run by husband and wife couple  Richard & Sophie along with their son and dog their focus is very much ensuring you fall in love with  Camber Sands just as they have. They offer family and pet-friendly properties in Kent and East Sussex.  Not only are their properties right next to the coast but they are also a stone’s throw from the picturesque town of Rye, and the best vineyards in the area.

Richard & Sophie pride themselves on knowing all their properties inside out and furnishing them with gorgeous decor and comfortable furniture. Plus for peace of mind, they also offer risk-free bookings, allowing cancellations up to two days in advance of a booking for any reason.

The giveaway is for a Winter break for four in   Owlers Cottage which is a five-minute walk to the beach and a five miles away from Rye. Please see the Instagram post for terms and conditions and exclusions. You can find out more about the cottage on the website  – Owlers Cottage.

 

Week Five 1st November –  Boutique Holiday Lets

Our fifth giveaway is with Boutique Holiday Lets. We were very lucky to stay with them  in October of last year at The Lookout. We had a fantastic time even managing to head over to Brownsea Island which  I can also highly recommend.

The Lookout is a newly renovated 2 bedroom apartment located in Sandbanks. With soft golden sands and wonderful views on your doorstep, The Lookout is just a stone’s throw from the chain ferry and a short walk to local amenities, restaurants and cafes. Luxuriously decorated throughout, The Lookout is perfect for families. Sleeps 5.  They are kindly offering a three-night stay at the Lookout to be used by the 31st of March 2021.   Please see the Instagram post for terms and conditions and exclusions.

Our Stay on Sandbanks with Boutique Holiday Lets

Week Six 8th November – The Esplanade Hotel

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Week Seven 15th November – Air Manage Suffolk

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Week  Eight  22nd November – ABC Boat  Hire

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Week Nine  29th  November – Trecan Farm Cottage

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Week  Ten  6th December – Croyde Bay Resort

Our first trip after the lockdown was to the wonderful Croyde Bay Resort which is a stone throws from the beach in North Devon. Offering hotel, self-catering holiday cottages and also self-catering lodges. Meaning there is a lot of choices and something for everyone and party size. There are also easily accessible lodges with ramps and the ability for pet stays where you can bring your dog.

The location is amazing not only for the beach but also  Croyde itself. With plenty to explore both by boat with various coastal boat trips including a trip to Lundy Island within easy reach.  And many Devon villages close by to sit and relax and watch the world go by. The facilities on site are also fantastic with indoor pool, spa, tennis, play area, crazy golf and boules to name a few.  The prize will be for a £250   voucher to be used for accommodation.  With weekend offers at   £249 for the lodges (sleeping 6) and £159 for the cottages during off-peak rates.   You can choose whether to use the prize towards a weekend or perhaps a longer stay at any point until the end of October 2021.  Please see the Instagram post for terms and conditions and exclusions.

Croyde Bay Resort Review

Week Eleven 13th December – Votre Vacances

For our Summer break this year we headed to France. For the last part of our trip, we stayed with Votre Vacances in the wonderful region of Vendee.  It was a trip that was far too short,  I totally underestimated how much the region has to offer. We really had our eyes opened to all the things we could do and areas to explore.  I think part of this is because our hosts were so passionate about the local area and it was infectious.

Votre Vancances  is an independent family run business that specialises in holidays for families based in Vendee in France. Their eight luxury summer mobile home chalets are situated in the grounds of the 4-star campsite Chateau La Foret.   Open between May half term and the beginning of September they pride themselves on offering a truly personal holiday experience. It was this that really made a difference to our holiday, especially as I was travelling with the boys on my own. Having stayed on other campsites in France, I can totally understand why families come back to them year after year.

For our penultimate giveaway, the lovely Sarah at Votre  Vacances had offered a very generous prize including May half term!  Either a  3 bed (sleeping 6) or a 2 bed (sleeping 4) for a 5-night stay from 24th May to 30th June 2021 (including the night of the 30th), with the option of adding additional nights for a discounted rate of £40 per night for the 3 bed, and £35 per night for the 2 bed. All bed linen bed shower towels will be included at no extra cost.   Please see the Instagram post for the full terms and conditions.

Review Votre Vacances in Vendee

Week Twelve  20th December –   TBC

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