Join us on Instagram and win a YUUbag!

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Keep the children entertained this Easter with our award-winning YUUbag!

Packed full of pockets and compartments there’s plenty of space for all their treasured belongings and the fold-down desk is perfect for on-the-go fun.  Every YUUbag also comes with a YUUfun pack and has been ergonomically designed for maximum comfort and support.  Perfect for travel, play and everyday.

With a YUUbag you can take the fun wherever YUU go!

 

To enter, simply like our competition post on Instagram, tag a friend in the comments and follow our page.

Terms and conditions:

  • The competition closes midday on Wednesday 5th April 2017.
  • The competition is open to residents of the UK & Ireland only.
  • Entrants must be aged 18 or over.
  • You must like the competition post, tag a friend and follow our Instagram page to be successfully entered.
  • One winner will be picked at random from our Instagram followers and can choose a YUUbag of their choice (excludes YUUpuul)
  • Winners will be announced via Instagram within 48 hours of the closing date.
  • The winner will have 7 days to respond after which time we reserve the right to select an alternative winner.
  • There are no cash or other prize alternatives.
  • This competition is in no way connected to or endorsed by Instagram.

 

 

Half the term…twice the fun!

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With half-term just around the corner, we thought we’d share a few of our favourite fun ideas guaranteed to help keep the kids entertained.

 

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Ice, ice baby

Why not wrap up warm, swap your shoes for blades and go ice skating?  Most ice rinks offer family sessions with skate hire inclusive.  Some even have disco options if you fancying pulling a few moves on the ice with night time skating…..time to unleash the inner Torvill or Dean and show the kids how its done?!

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BYOB game party!

A what party I hear you say?  Bring your own board game!  If the weather takes a turn for the worse then why not invite a few friends over but they have to bring their own board games.  No more “I’m bored of my board games!” as the kids can try something new.  Chuck in some popcorn and maybe even create a tournament style leaderboard and you’ve got yourself a house full of entertained kids (and hopefully some well deserved peace and quiet!).

 

 

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Not too cool for the pool

Swimming is a great way to have fun as a family as well as keep active and practise those all important life-saving skills.  Why not see what’s going on this half term at your local leisure centre or health club, many will offer family fun sessions for that extra splash factor.  Find your nearest pool with this handy pool finder and check out some of these great games to play whilst in the water.

 

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After dusk frolics

Make the most of these dark nights whilst they’re here, wrap up warm, grab a flashlight and explore your neighbourhood after dusk.  With a YUUbag on their backs they can stay safe thanks to the reflectivity panels on the front and back so why not fill up their YUUbag with some snacks and glow sticks and let their imaginations run wild.  Check out these fun ideas for games in the dark.

 

 

 

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Get your Geocache on!

This is such a fun family activity that enables your young explorer to discover new and exciting surroundings in your local area.  If you’re new to the world of geocaching this website gives a great overview to help get you started.

 

 

 

 

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So time to fill up that YUUbag and get out and about this half-term!  Why not share your plans and inspire others by commenting below.

 

Have fun,

Team YUU x

Thank YUU for their magical Christmas

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This is a heartfelt THANK YUU to our lovely customers who bought a 7-gifts-in-1 YUUbag bundle as it helped our charity partner Starlight to fund a magical trip to Lapland for 14 seriously ill children and their families.

Just before Christmas 14 Starlight Wish children and their parents set off to try and find Father Christmas in Lapland.  For many this truly was a trip of a lifetime.  The children and families built snowmen, rode through the forest on a husky drawn sleigh, met the reindeer, played with elves and, of course met Father Christmas himself.

 

Watch the magic unfold as the children enjoy a trip of a lifetime…

 

Elizabeth, mum of four-year-old Isla who is in remission from acute lymphoblastic leukaemia and wished to meet Santa, said,

“The Lapland experience with Starlight gave us four days of unadulterated happiness, joy and shared celebration. After two and a half years of heartache and desperate moments, the trip has given us the most magical and wonderful moments that will live with us forever.”

YUU also provided all children travelling, including siblings, with a YUUbag to help keep the children entertained on their trip.

Thank YUU x

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If you would like to make a further contribution to support the fantastic work Starlight do you can do so by adding your own donation via our checkout page or by visiting the charity’s own website. 

YUU joins forces with Starlight to give seriously ill children a Happy Christmas

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Starlight Wish child Amy meets one of Santa’s elves on last year’s Lapland Wish Trip

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are proud to announce Starlight Children’s Foundation as our official charity partner.  Starlight brightens the lives of seriously and terminally ill children by granting wishes and providing fun and entertainment in hospital wards and hospices throughout the UK.  YUU love making children smile too which is why we are delighted to announce Starlight as our official charity partner.

 

For most children, Christmas is their single favourite time of the year, a time awaited with much excitement and anticipation. Unfortunately, over 100,000 will spend time in hospital this Christmas. Being in hospital can be a daunting and often scary experience for young patients, and equally hard for brothers, sisters and worried parents too, particularly over the festive season.

 

We believe that every child deserves to have a happy Christmas. That’s why we’ve teamed up with Starlight to help raise funds for their Lapland wish trip.

 

Every year Starlight sends a group of seriously ill children and their families on a magical wish trip to meet Father Christmas in Lapland. YUU will help fund this wish trip by donating £1 from every Christmas bundle sold during 10th November to 24th December. The bundle consists of a YUUbag and six accessories.

 

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During their stay, the families get to enjoy breath-taking rides through the forest on a sleigh pulled by a team of huskies, riding on snowmobiles, building snowmen, meeting the reindeer and, of course, the highlight of the trip… meeting Father Christmas!

 

The Lapland wish trip provides a wonderful escape for the brave children fighting and living with life-limiting conditions, their families and siblings. The trip is a real bonding experience for the families and children involved; the parents relax and enjoy spending time with other adults who understand what they’ve been going through and the children become really good friends and enjoy the magic of being a child again.

 

In addition to making donations for every Christmas bundle sold, YUU are also gifting all Starlight children and their siblings going on the Lapland wish trip with a YUUbag to provide fun and distraction whilst travelling.

 

You can support Starlight by adding your own donation via our checkout page or by visiting the charity’s own website.  

 

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Woop woop! Feeling super proud of our new awards

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We’re a little bit excited here at YUUworld as we’ve just found out that we’ve won not one but TWO new fantastic awards for our YUUbags! Yippee!

 

Loved by Parents have awarded our YUUbags the prestigious platinum award for the Best Travel Invention.  The platinum award is new for this year and has been introduced to recognise products with truly outstanding quality and design.  What makes this award so special to us is that it’s voted for by parents and is a true recognition of how we’ve designed our YUUbags to make being out and about with kids both fun and easier (for both kids and parents!)

 

In addition we have been recognised by Junior Design Awards as finalist for Best Travel Product for Children.

 

A massive thank YUU to all our fans who voted, we’re over the moon!

 

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Competition time! Where are YUU this summer?

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The summer holidays are now in full swing so that means plenty of opportunities to get out and about and take the fun wherever you go with your YUUbag!

 

Whether you’re going on holiday, staying with family and friends or simply have some cool day trips planned, show us where YUU and your YUUbag are this summer for a chance to win £50 WHSmith voucher and £25 worth of cool YUU accessories.  Two runners up will receive a £25 gift voucher for WHsmith as well as a YUUstuff goodybag worth £25.

 

What better way to get your YUUbag all ready for going back to school in September?! 

 

How to enter:

To enter our competition please upload a photo of your YUUkid with their YUUbag to our facebook page with a comment to tell us where your YUUkid has taken their YUUbag and what they love most about it.

The competition closes midnight 31st August after which a panel of judges will select their favourite entries.

CLICK TO ENTER NOW!

 

 

Competition terms and conditions

1. The competition is open to all UK residents although if you’re under 18 you must get your parent’s/guardian’s permission to enter the competition.
2. The competition closing date is midnight Wednesday 31st August. Entries received after this time will not be valid.  YUUworld is not responsible if your entry gets lost, delayed, misdirected, undelivered, damaged or if you have technical problems trying to enter the competition.
3. The uploaded photo must clearly show the child with their YUUbag. The Promoter reserves the right to remove any images that do not meet this requirement or are deemed inappropriate without explanation.
4. Please take care when entering the competition to ensure that we have your correct details. Any entries which are incomplete, can’t be read or heard clearly will not be valid and won’t be entered for the competition.
5. It is the Participant’s responsibility to ensure that permission has been granted by any person/s (child / parent / relation / adult) appearing in a photo that has been entered in the competition.
6. The winner(s) selection: Entries will be reviewed by a panel judges who will select a winner and two runners up.  The winners will be chosen within 3 weeks of the end date.  The panel’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
7. YUUworld has the right to choose another winner (or winners) if

(i) you do not comply with these rules or YUUworld has reasonable grounds for believing that you have broken a rule; or

(ii) YUUworld cannot contact you within a reasonable time after the closing date; or

(iii) your parents/guardians do not (i) agree to these rules; (ii) want you to receive the prize; or (iii) give their consent as may be requested by YUUworld within a reasonable time.

 

  1. YUUworld will try and notify winner(s) as soon as possible after the closing date (generally no later than 28 days after the closing date) and will send out the prize as early as possible (usually within 8 weeks of the closing date).
  2. There are 3 prizes for this competition.  The first prize is £50 gift voucher to be spent at WHSmith along with a YUUstuff goodybag worth £25. Two runners up will each receive a £25 gift voucher for WHsmith as well as a YUUstuff goodybag worth £25.  The prize(s) is as stated and cannot be exchanged or transferred. No cash alternatives will be offered. In the unlikely event that YUUworld is unable to provide the stated prize(s), YUUworld has the right to substitute the prize for one of equivalent value. Prizes may be subject to additional terms and conditions of the manufacturer or supplier.
  3. It is agreed by competition entrants that YUUworld shall have the right to use the photographs in its promotional material and media channels. For example, we may use your images on comor via social media channels.
  4. This competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by or associated with Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or any other social media platform.
  5. The winners’ Facebook names will appear on YUUworld’s Social Media Channels.
  6. YUUworld reserves the right to amend these terms and conditions or to cancel, alter or amend the competition at any stage, if deemed necessary in its opinion, or if circumstances arise outside of its control.
  7. The rules in respect of the competition are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and if there are any disputes the courts of England shall have exclusive jurisdiction.

 

The promoter of this competition is YUUworld, Dataselect, Building 120, 136 Edinburgh Avenue, Slough, Berkshire, SL1 4SS

Score this summer with a YUUbag SHUUT!

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With the UEFA European Football Championships well under way, team YUUworld thought we would join in the celebrations by giving away a fantastic YUUbag SHUUT!

 

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Enter our competition and you could win a YUUbag SHUUT worth £64 and make a football fanatic very happy this summer!

The YUUbag SHUUT has a fun football themed design and is the perfect backpack for kick arounds in the park, football practise or just for portable entertainment whilst cheering on your favourite team!

With over 20 pockets and a spacious 26 litre capacity there’s plenty of room for storing football kit, snacks and all the other kit and caboodle kids like to cart around to keep themselves amused!  The built in whistle is handy for games in the park and the clever ergonomic design will protect aspiring footballers’ spines.

To enter this fantastic competition, simply head over to our Facebook page and comment on our Score with a YUUBag SHUUT post telling us your child’s top 3 favourite sports or hobbies.

 

Good luck and we hope you score!

 

ENTER HERE!

 

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Competition terms and conditions:

  • To enter the competition via Facebook, please ‘Like’ the YUUworld UK page, and ‘Like’ and ‘Comment’ the competition post
  • UK entries only
  • Entrants must be aged 18 or over
  • Only one entry is allowed per person
  • Competition closes at midnight on Sunday 10th July
  • The winner will be selected at random from all the entries correctly submitted in accordance with these terms and conditions.
  • The winners will be announced on the Facebook page and it is the responsibility of the winners to contact YUUworld via direct message to claim their prize following the announcement
  • The winner will have 14 days to respond after which time we reserve the right to select an alternative winner
  • There are no cash or other prize alternatives available in whole or in part. We reserve the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value in the event of unavailability of the intended prizes
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Let me entertain YUU!

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Let me entertain YUU!

“Are we nearly there yet?”….those dreaded words every parent doesn’t want to hear when you know you still have hours of travelling ahead. Well fear no more because we’ve compiled our top list of portable fun that’s perfect to pack in a YUUbag for a journey along with some of our favourite ‘play anywhere anytime’ games.

Our top recommendations to pack in a YUUbag

With over 20 pockets and compartments there’s a place for everything in a YUUbag, keeping all their favourite things nicely organised and ready to grab-and-go when you’re heading out . What’s more, every YUUbag comes with a fold-down desk and a free YUUfun pack which includes a magnetic game of snakes and ladders, colouring pencils, a drawing pad and a keyring.

Here’s what else our YUUkids have told us they love keeping in their YUUbags;

  • Trump cards
  • Playing cards (check out our funky YUUcards)
  • Tablets full of their favourite music, movies and games
  • Reading books
  • Puzzle and activity books
  • Headphones
  • Travel journal
  • Sticker books
  • Travel games – favourites includes scrabble, ludo, pass the pig, bananagram, connect four, battleships to name just a few!
  • Dolls and teddy bears
  • … food (of course!)

and don’t forget you can keep it all safe with a YUUlock!

What will YUU keep in yours?

 

Our top 10 boredom beating games

Here’s a few of our favourite games that are sure to pass some travel time and keep everyone entertained. These don’t require anything other than imagination so are great fun and easy to play wherever you are!

Our top 10 boredom beating games

Here’s a few of our favourite games that are sure to pass some travel time and keep everyone entertained. These don’t require anything other than imagination so are great fun and easy to play wherever you are!

 

1) I Spy – a classic for all ages. “I spy with my little eye something beginning with…”

2) Colour I spy – a variation on the original but rather than naming the first letter, players name a colour. E.g. “I spy with my little eye something coloured red”

3) Hum a tune – hum a tune to the group and if they work out what it is they become the hummer. Make it harder for older kids by requiring the name of the song and the artist.

4) The alphabet game – choose a category (e.g. animals) and then take turns to name something in that category beginning with every letter of the alphabet.

5) The A-Z game – this one gets very tricky! Someone starts by saying “I’m so hungry I could eat an apple”. The next person adds something beginning with B, e.g. “I’m so hungry I could eat an apple and a balloon” and so on through the alphabet. Can you get all the way to Z?!

6) Buzz – players take turns counting starting at 1. Everytime a number is reached that is divisible by 7 or has a 7 in it, the player needs to say “Buzz” instead of the number. If someone forgets it’s back to 1 again!

7) The Yes or No game – one person is asked questions but can’t answer using “Yes” or “No”. If they do then it’s someone else’s turn to resist the temptation!

8) Story telling – someone starts telling a story. They have to speak without hesitation for one minute and when their minute is up the next person has to pick up where they left off. Perhaps the next best selling novel will be created?!

9) Word Associations – a fun and fast game where one person picks any word (be as obscure as you like!) and the next person has to say the first word that comes into their head linked to this. Keep going round until someone falters then start a new word.

10)Who am I – pick a category (e.g. animals, famous singers etc) and one person thinks of something within that category. Other players ask questions and can only receive a yes or no answer until they correctly guess. To vary this, the player who picks could describe and the others can guess.