Win a Holiday worth £500 with Holiday Cottages – Ted’s First Holiday

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Do you have special places, that are personal to your family that no-one else would really understand?

Well, for us, it’s the Isle of Wight. A small Island just a few miles off the south coast of the UK. We like it there. It seems to have it’s own mini culture; a culture where the pace of life is slower and where people smile at each other. It seems to have it’s own micro climate which is a law unto itself and it has the best of both worlds; countryside and beaches. There’s lot’s to do with the kids or very little to do if you need some R & R. We like it. In fact, I liked it so much that it’s where my darling wife and I got engaged. That small island carries an awful lot of sentiment for us and now, it’s the destination of Ted’s first holiday.

We hired a beautiful little holiday cottage that was perfect for us. He visited the beach for the first time, played in the sea for the first time, went crabbing & cycling for the first time. He saw a Lion eat a chunk of meat, went on a ferry, slept 12 hours through the night and he even sat underneath a huge water fountain… But rather than bore with the written word, I’ll let you sit back and enjoy the ‘modern’ way of communicating; moving pictures!

To celebrate Ted’s first holiday (and of course Father’s Day), we’ve teamed up with Holiday Cottages to give one lucky reader (or viewer) a £500 voucher to put towards a holiday cottage of their choice, from the huge range of properties Holiday Cottages has to offer. Yes, that’s right, you could win a holiday!

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This is such an amazing offer simply because of the vast range of holiday cottages, Holiday Cottages have to offer. The don’t just have over 35 years’ experience in letting holiday cottages across the UK but they now have over 2,000 properties in their collection. Anything from quaint cottages by the sea to traditional farmhouses hidden deep in the countryside, suitable for romantic getaways for 2 or large groups of families getting away together. Many of their properties are dog friendly and even more of them are child and family friendly, often with play equipment for the kids, indoor and outdoor swimming pools. Whatever your requirements, you will find the perfect holiday accommodation within their portfolio. Their wealth of experience is second to none and alongside a friendly bookings team (and award winning website), choosing a holiday has never been easier. This would be the perfect surprise for Father’s Day! 

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So all you have to do, to be in with a chance of winning an amazing holiday, is simply fill out the form below. We will be announcing the winner on Fathers Day, so someone will have an extra surprise to add to their Father’s Day celebrations. 

Good luck and be sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel, follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, sign up to The Dad List, join our Pinterest, add us to your circles on G+ and enjoy our photo’s on Instagram.


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Specific terms and conditions relating to the prize

  • The voucher must be used in full towards the balance of the winner’s holiday cottage booking.
  • The voucher must be redeemed before 30 June 2016.
  • The voucher can only be used on one booking and it is not possible to carry forward any of the voucher value to another booking.
  • The competition is open to UK residents only.
  • One entry per household.
  • No employees, their families or agencies of or The Dad Network are eligible to enter the prize draw.
  • No purchase is necessary for participation in this competition.
  • The voucher cannot be exchanged for cash.
  • Data collected & shared with will be subject to The Dad Network’s and’s privacy policy. – See more at:

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  1. Darrell Finn

    Oh for a break … any break … well, apart from my leg of course!

    • Al Ferguson

      I know the feeling. Good luck :)

  2. zoe

    Fingers crossed for a wonderful prize!

  3. Sarah Jayne Pelham

    It’s that time of year again where I get jealous of everyone having holidays abroad at work for 2 weeks and I’m like “I’ll be happy with a small cottage in somerset” lol and they just look at me. It’s not always about the sun, bbq’s, beaches. It’s about relaxing completely. Thanks for the chance, enjoy your hols if you have any coming up :D

  4. Siobhan Davis

    Fantastic giveaway best of luck everyone x

    • Al Ferguson

      Thank you. Good luck to you :)

  5. Kelly

    Oooh sounds lovely! Pity I live in Australia :(


    • Al Ferguson

      Not sure I pity you! ;) Would love to even visit Aus?!

  6. Dawn of the Dad

    One of the first holidays I had was on the IOW. I still have an ornament filled with layers of different coloured sand. Good luck all!

  7. Toni @ Gym Bunny Mummy

    Eeek I’m so excited for this. We can’t afford a holiday at the mo as we’re saving like mad to convert our loft so fingers crossed! #BigFatLinky

  8. Hannah Atkinson

    What a great prize. I’ve always wanted to go to the Isle of White,bit sounds so lovely. #bigfatlinkup

    • Al Ferguson

      It’s so nice there

  9. Kaye

    Amazing prize!, will definitely be entering. Glad Ted had a great first hols! #bigfatlinky

  10. Lukeosaurus And Me

    Wow, what a awesome holiday! Did Ted just feed a freaking wallaby? That’s beyond awesome. I’d love to go to IOW, I’ve actually never been but it seems like the perfect first holiday. Glad you all had such a fab time. :) Ray xx

  11. Nige

    What a great comp must enter later well done Al great prize

  12. Wander Mum

    Great giveaway! Good luck everyone. Love the video. Looks like a great time… Haven’t been to the Isle of Wight since I was a child! #bigfatlinky

  13. Jade (Raising the Rings)

    Definitely one I couldn’t miss! I’ve never been to IOW before but would love to go, can I order the 12 hours sleep to come with it? #bigfatlinky x

  14. emma sterry

    this would be amazing. my dad deserves a holiday, fingers and toes and eyes crossed!

  15. Mrs Rachel Heap

    Amazing prize this would really help me and my family with booking our next holiday

  16. John Russell

    he is always doing something! mending, sending, cooking and blending.
    OUT in the gardening doing some bending.
    I,ll buy the CASE, If you give the prize!
    I,ll break the news of this lovely surprise!!!

  17. joanne salt

    Would love a holiday with my boys, my last one didn’t end too well. Falling down a hill and breaking 4 bones isn’t the way to show your kids a good time!!

  18. Andy Grosvenor

    Nice one…there’s not much that can beat a good holiday!!! And doesn’t Dad desrve it!

  19. Cerys John

    What an amazing prize :)


    A break would be fantastic – but no broken bones or hearts, just a great getaway!

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