We have sourced some perfect prizes for this summer’s Army&You. If you’re a British army family, regular or reserve, click here to open the entry form. Choose as many giveaways as you would like to enter on the one form, complete your details and submit!

One entry per household per giveaway. Closing date for entries is 9 July 2021 unless stated otherwise. Your details will not be used for marketing purposes. Winners’ names will be published here. These prizes are open to anyone with a soldier in their life – please read our full terms and conditions.

Soak up stunning views

If you’re dreaming of a getaway, look no further! You could relax in the luxury surroundings of a Classic Lodges hotel – and with 12 venues throughout the UK, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Whether you’re looking for a country retreat in the Cotswolds or a base near the North Yorkshire Moors, you’ll find a friendly, relaxing atmosphere coupled with comfort and luxury.

One lucky reader will win a fabulous one-night stay for two in a Classic Lodges hotel with dinner, bed and breakfast, worth up to £300. Click here to enter.

If you’re not lucky enough to win, you can book your own getaway at classiclodges.co.uk 


This prize is open to serving regular or reserve families only. One winner will receive a one-night break for two people sharing a classic room with dinner and breakfast included at any of the 10-owned Classic Lodges hotels – Bagden Hall Hotel, Charingworth Manor, Farington Lodge, Grinkle Park, Grovefield House, Ramsey Park, Solberge Hall, The Hickstead, The Old Swan, The White Swan. Stay to be taken by 31 December 2021. The prize is subject to availability on selected dates, is not transferable and cannot be exchanged for a cash value. Go to https://www.classiclodges.co.uk/access-statement/ for information about disabled access. Travel to the venue is not included.

Moment to pause

Perfect for introducing mindfulness to children, these cards from The Rainbow Tree add colour and calm to your day. Each of the ‘Creatively Mindful Moments’, aimed at five to eleven-year-olds, provides an awareness of mental wellbeing through gentle prompts. Created by military spouse Grace Bull, they are perfect to use when a quiet moment to rebalance is needed, big emotions are happening, anxiety is rising, or concentration is waning – particularly during deployments.

Five fortunate readers will win a pack of cards worth £10.99 each. For more, see the-rainbow-tree.com

To enter, click here.


Counting down

Military spouse Charlotte created the Home and Away Clock to help her then two-year-old son with his separation anxiety. She now makes them to help other military families who face spending months apart and being separated by hundreds or thousands of miles. Each clock features the time at home and where your soldier is posted and is perfect for a deployment wall. They are available at arabella-jones.com

Make time to enter now and be in with a chance of winning a Home and Away Clock, worth £80. Enter here.


Kindness is key

The Lonely Hedgehog is a beautifully illustrated children’s book starring Hector Hedgehog, who is new in town and has no friends. On his morning stroll through the park, he soon realises that not everyone is as nice as he thought they would be! Will he find a friend in the end?

With clever rhyming, this enchanting tale by army spouse, S J Longstaff helps children understand the importance of kindness and friendship.

We have three copies to be won, worth £9.99 each.

To enter, click here.

Will you remember me?

Best-selling author and army spouse Amanda Prowse has written nearly 30 novels and sold almost 12 million copies worldwide. We found out how she’s achieved it whilst living army life in our summer spotlight on pages 32 & 33. Her latest book, Will You Remember Me?, is set where she used to live in Larkhill, Salisbury – and deals with something very close to her own experience. Amanda is giving away 50 copies to A&Y readers, so enter here to be in with a chance of winning.





Spice up your life

Easy Chilli Co started as a hobby for a Royal Signals soldier who goes by the nickname El Saucio. He used the internet to learn the basics of making his own chilli sauce and during lockdown, with more time on his hands, he made a small batch of 150 bottles to sell – it sold out within a week! Find out more about his sizzling success on page 57 or order yours from easychilli.co.uk.

Spice up your barbecue by entering here to be in with a chance of winning four bottles of medium heat fruity artisan sauce!




Warm reception

In this edition’s Army&You and Reading Force Book Club, our forces youngsters – James, Lucy, Joshua and Holly – share their views on The Weather Weaver by Tamsin Mori. It’s pretty clear that none of them wanted to put down this beautiful tale of friendship and responsibility, blended with a touch of magic and myth. More on page 63.

To get your hands on a copy plus a Reading Force scrapbook, click here.

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