Sparkles & Stretchmarks: A UK Parenting & Pregnancy Blog: Disney's Hundred Acre Wood Map review and giveaway!

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Disney's Hundred Acre Wood Map review and giveaway!


If there's one thing I have always been a fan of, it's the whim and wonder of Disney.

I first fell in love with Disney movies when I was around 3 years old and I watched Snow White for the first time, I knew the story already but seeing it brought to life in that beautiful old-fashioned animation style really brought a new element of magic to the tale - I remember so clearly the vibrant shiny red hue of the apple in contrast to the muted pale tones of snow white skin - it's those little touches and attention to detail that I believe have earned Disney their place in the hearts and homes of families the world over for over xx years.

Now I have to admit, somewhat controversially I suppose, that as much as I do adore Disney - I've never been much of a fan of the traditional characters such as Mickey and Minnie, Donald Duck etc - I don't really know why but for some reason they don't appeal to me quite so much...instead when I think of Disney I think of the more whimsical and poetic characters, the ones with a real air of magic and mystery about them...the ones who are just a bit twee.

One such character who embodies that poetic wonder and classic beauty I so associate with Disney is Winnie The Pooh - I've been a huge fan of the AA Milne tale since my childhood, and I grew to adore the Disney versions of Peter Robin and his pals adventures in Hundred Acre Wood.

Quite often when sharing my photos of the children on social media I will opt to use a Winnie The Pooh quote to accompany them, and this is because to me Winnie The Pooh captures the magic and wonder of childhood so perfectly in its word and it's imagery. 

So, when I was told that Disney had partnered with Google to create an interactive, three dimensional version of Hundred Acre Wood using Google Maps I was intrigued to try it out!

The feature on the Disney website is targeted at parents with young children and offers fun games, stories, videos, and activities themed around the Winnie The Pooh characters.

I've been getting to grips with it over the past few days, and I think it's such an unusual and wonderful idea!

The feature allows you to find out more about the characters (including my personal favourite, Eeyore!), and when you take a virtual stroll around Hundred Acre Wood you can pop into their various homes and do a variety of things.

Winnie's House is themed all around Milestones and this housed one of my favourite features all around giving inspiration for creating a treasure box for your baby - I'm sure most of us keep a box of babies first items to treasure but there were some suggestions on here of things to include which I hadn't thought of myself, and I loved the ideas!

Rabbit's house is all about getting out and about on adventures, and provides tips for creating the perfect picnic, ideas for going on adventure walks with your little ones and more!
Learn with Owl is a lovely section of the site where you can your little ones involved - and here is where I found the section of the site that sold me on it 100% - a playlist of beautiful, Disney-themed lullabies for baby!

Classic Disney tracks such as Can You Feel The Love Tonight, Just A Spoonful Of Sugar and A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes have been transformed into beautiful music-box style lullabies and quite honestly, I had tears in my eyes just listening to them...they are simply gorgeous and I have since been using them with Sailor every evening...I highly recommend checking them out! 

And finally, Kanga's New Mum hangout is an adorable collection of tips, ideas and inspiration for new mums - including everything from tips on how to dress your baby to how to decorate an adorable nursery - I just love the baby name bunting idea!

You can visit the site at http://www.disney.co.uk/disney-baby/winnie-the-pooh/  .... Even if you don't have a baby, if you're a Disney fan you MUST stop by and listen to those beautiful Disney song lullabies!

Giveaway







Our good friends at The Walt Disney Company have provided us with this lovely Winnie The Pooh soft toy to give away as well as

two Winnie The Pooh bibs and 2 pairs of Winnie The Pooh baby socks.

To be in with a chance of winning, simply comment below and tell me the name of your favourite Disney character!

(Competition open to UK residents only, closes 1st April 2016.)










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96 comments:

  1. Bambi - I grew up loving that little fawn. He brings back many happy childhood memories x

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  2. Simba from the lion king!

    @ashlallan

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  3. One fav Disney character! That is far too hard to narrow down! I would say Thomas O Malley from the Aristocats! x

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  4. Daffy Duck, yes I am showing my age! :)

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  5. pumba from lion king is very funny x

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  6. Mines Micky Mouse x he was the first Disney Character,i saw in a Cartoon x

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  7. Mulan has been a firm fave since my eldest was little, but I do love a little Lion King and Timone and Pumba xx

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  8. Mickey Mouse is my favourite.

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  9. My favourite Disney character is Stitch from Lilo & Stitch!

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  10. My favourite character would have to be Genie from Aladdin

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  11. Mickey Mouse is our current household favourite after a visit to Euro Disneyland last year.

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  12. My favourite is Eeyore :D

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  13. Cruella De Ville - the Glenn Close version

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  14. I love Belle from beauty and the beast. One of the first films I saw at the cinema!

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  15. I still love belle from beauty and the beast

    Kay Panayi

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  16. Belle from Beauty and the Beast x

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  17. Has to be Aladdin as I have a crush on him!

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  18. My favourite character is Baloo the Bear from the Jungle Book!

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  19. We absolutely love Simba from the Lion King ! :)

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  20. Tigger is the favourite in our house!

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  21. My fave Disney Character is Dopey from Snow White he is super cute

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  22. I really like Anna from Frozen because shes ditsy like myself

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  23. Bernard from the The Rescuers

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  24. I like Basful, as I played him in the school play in primary 9not sure why I got this role, I was anything but lol

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  25. My favourite is the little mermaid.

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  26. my fave has always been Ariel, loved her flowing red hair..!

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  27. It's got to be Tigger for the optimism!

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  28. Got to be Baloo from the jungle book!

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  29. snow white i think i look like her ha x

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  30. The Genie from Aladdin, he's hilarious! :)

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  31. I've always loved Belle :)

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  32. Belle from Beauty and the Beast and the Beast of course. :)

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  33. My favourite Disney character is Baloo from The Jungle Book :)

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  34. I love Dory from finding Nemo, I feel like that sometimes so can relate lol

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  35. Tigger is my favourite Disney character

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  36. Mickey Mouse and Mini Mouse

    @chrismse1

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  37. My favourite was always always Dumbo. I still have a cuddly Dumbo on my bed, I love him!
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  38. Simba is my fave disney character wud love to win for our 15 day old daughter

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  39. arial from the little mermaid <3

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  40. I love mulan she's a strong independent woman!

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