Entries to competitions in the Spring issue of Army&You are now closed. Look out for more chances to win some fabulous prizes in this Summer’s magazine, out on 4th June!

1) Fun-filled family break

RG1Set in 100 acres of glorious New Forest parkland, Shorefield Country Park has fabulous facilities for all the family including in- and outdoor heated pools, floodlit tennis, crazy golf, a day spa and more. Youngsters will love the Kids Club, there’s evening entertainment, and, if you don’t fancy cooking, there’s a mouth-watering range of dining options. Find accommodation of varying sizes to suit all budgets, from supersaver chalets and caravans to Select, Superior or Luxury Signature Lodges, some of which come with their own hot tub, BBQ and private decking.
We hope you’ll find time to explore Beaulieu and Exbury Gardens, two of the finest attractions in the New Forest. Beaulieu’s incredible collection of more than 250 vehicles featuring a new World Land Speed Record Breakers Gallery and Exbury’s plant displays range from rare orchids to magnificent rhododendrons.
Visit www.shorefield.co.uk or call 01590 648331 to make your booking.
You can win a fun-filled family break in the New Forest with Army&You and Shorefield Holidays Limited. The prize of a four-night mid-week (Mon-Thu) break for a family of five at Shorefield Country Park includes entry to nearby Beaulieu and Exbury Gardens. 

T&Cs: Open to all serving Regular and Reserve soldiers and their families. Prize must be taken and completed by 19 December 2014 and is subject to availability (excludes Christmas, New Year, Bank Holidays). Not exchangeable for cash. Does not include travel or food. Employees of AFF are not permitted to enter.

 

2) Relax at Ragdale

RG3You and a friend could spend a blissful 27 hours of me-time and relaxation at Ragdale Hall enjoying an Overnight Reviver Break sharing a superior room.
The break includes dinner, overnight accommodation, breakfast, lunch and the choice of a 50 minute Body Massage or a 50 minute Pure Radiance Facial. Plus use of all of Ragdale’s facilities including the multi-million pound Thermal Spa featuring candle pool, indoor/outdoor waterfall and a series of heat experiences, two further pools, including whirlpool bath and cascade, gym, exercise classes and outdoor facilities.
If you’re not the lucky winner, a gift voucher could be the perfect present. Call 01664 433030 or visit www.ragdalehall.co.uk to find out more.

 

3) Russell Watson concert tickets

RG2You could win two pairs of VIP tickets to Russell’s Homeground charity gala concert at The Edinburgh Playhouse (31 May) or The London Palladium (27 July), plus a copy of his latest album, Only One Man.

 

 

 

4) Bringing Forces families closer

RG4Army families who want to show their loved ones they are thinking of them when they’re apart can use I Promise to create beautifully presented pledges.
In three easy steps, you can personalise printed promises, delivered by post in a red or navy case with striking foil lettering. Each case contains a collection of three, five or ten promises that can be illustrated with a choice of stylish pictures. Whether it’s little thoughts, more time spent together, new experiences or romantic gestures, anything can be wrapped up as a promise. Create your own personal pledges or find inspiration from a wide range of pre-written ones.
Visit www.ipromise.to for more details. Prices start at £9.50 for three promises including delivery.
I Promise is giving away 50 free cases of promises to Army&You readers, complete with free postage to the UK and overseas via BFPO.

 

5) Let us entertain you

RG5You could be in with a chance of winning £100 in Theatre Tokens – unique theatre gift vouchers that can be used at over 240 venues nationwide, including all of London’s West End.
With so much on offer there’s sure to be a show you would like to see from great plays, musicals, dance, opera and entertainment, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Whether you choose to stay close to home or plan a weekend away, Theatre Tokens have no expiry date so there’s no pressure to use them straight away. For more details, log on to the website at www.TheatreTokens.com

 

6) Stunning silver

RG6Online jeweller Corazon Latino is designed with men in mind, making gift buying a whole lot easier. They specialise in handmade sterling silver jewellery, and offer beautiful gift wrapping for that loving touch.
The Corazon Latino website is quick and easy to use, with recommendations based on style, fit, price and occasion whether her taste be classic or contemporary. If you’re still not sure, try the live chat for a personal shopping experience. All serving and ex-Forces personnel will receive a 20 per cent discount at www.corazonlatino.com. Enter code HERO14 at checkout.

 

7) Outdoor adventures

RG7What better way to spend time with your loved ones than taking part in some fantastic outdoor pursuits and enjoying spectacular surroundings and fresh air? Lost Earth Adventures is offering one lucky winner and their family the chance to spend a day rock climbing and abseiling at Brimham Rocks and at various crags throughout Yorkshire and the Peak District.
You’ll be provided with all the equipment needed and the experienced fully-qualified instructors will take care of everything else. For more information, go to www.lostearthadventures.co.uk or call 01904 500094.
The prize, worth £170, is for two adults and two children aged seven or over.

 

8) Hands-on history

RG8For a fun, free family day out, Imperial War Museum (IWM) North brings to life stories of how war has shaped lives over the past century. Get hands on with history with a packed calendar of events to mark the centenary of the First World War including a special exhibition, From Street to Trench: A War that Shaped a Region, exploring extraordinary personal stories from the North West of England.
Dare you climb the AirShard? Scale the inside of the IWM North viewing platform, an iconic feature of the Manchester skyline, and stand almost 100 feet in the air looking down through the mesh gangway under your feet.
Visit www.iwmnorth.co.uk for full details of upcoming events, opening times and charges.
Army&You is giving you the chance to win one of five sets of Airshard tickets (each admitting five people) courtesy of IWM North.

 

9) MOB Rule

RG9Military wife Hannah Evans has three small boys. In her world, farting is so much more interesting than phonics, dam-building trumps damsels in distress any day and, astonishingly, she now instinctively knows the difference between a front-loader and a JCB. It’s a world of mud – and just occasionally blood – sweat and tears. It’s also a world of indescribable joy.
MOB Rule (published by Bloomsbury, £8.99) is the funny, honest and eye-opening account of Hannah’s experiences as a Mother of Boys. Supplemented by recipes, quizzes, mnemonics and mysteries, it is the indispensable book for anyone who finds themselves adrift on a sea of testosterone, wondering when the lifeboat is going to show up.
Army&You has six copies to give away.

 

10) Get qualified

RGSLS2LDS Ltd is passionate about Service personnel getting the formal recognition they deserve for their military experience to gain the competitive edge in the job market.
Using their specialist expertise in training and education they have created a unique way to gain Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Coaching & Mentoring and Leadership & Management qualifications. The Learning Programme is specifically designed for all military, regardless of service, even if they have left in the last five years. Using tutors and the online-learners’ area, learners complete an assignment by answering a series of short, directed questions. Visit www.S2LDS.com for details.
Army&You has teamed up with S2LDS Ltd to offer three CMI qualification programmes (one at each level) worth up to £500 to give away to your soldier or veteran. 

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