Dreaming of cocktails on the terrace? Finishing a book for the first time in two years or maybe a family siesta?

If you’re about to head off on your summer holidays and are hoping the kids are going to sleep well at nap times and overnight you NEED to win our holiday sleep survival kit.

On Facebook simply LIKE or LOVE the competition post and include the competition #MoreHolidayRestForMe to be in with a chance to win. For a bonus entry let us know what you’d like #MoreHolidayRestForMe to mean to you.

On Twitter to WIN our BlindSides Summer Holiday Survival Kit, simply retweet the competition post quoting #MoreHolidayRestForMe

The main prize includes a set of BlindSides, perfect for blocking out the light that comes in at the sides of blackout blinds. Also included is a SnoozeShade for when you are doing naps on the go and some gorgeous Neal’s Yard Remedies Goodnight Pillow Mist for sleepy bedroom vibes.

Make sure you follow the Facebook and Twitter pages to find out if you’re a winner, and pop over to @SnoozeShade to say hello too.

Closing date – Sunday 13 August 2017 11.59pm

Terms and Conditions

Please read these competition terms and conditions carefully.  If you enter the #MoreHolidayRestForMe competition, we will assume that you have read and agreed with them.

  1. This Promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook or Twitter, they will not be held liable for issues associated with this promotion.
  2. Entrants are providing information to BlindSides and not to Facebook or Twitter.
  3. To enter this competition, you must be a UK resident and 18 years old or over (at the time of entry).
  4. To enter: On Facebook like the competition post and include the competition #MoreHolidayRestForMe in a comment. For a bonus entry comment on what you would like #MoreHolidayRestForMe to mean. On Twitter just retweet the competition post.
  5. Entries are not limited – entrants may enter as many times as they like.
  6. By entering your #MoreHolidayRestForMe sentences into this competition you are granting permission for them to be used by BlindSides online at and other online communications including Twitter and Facebook. All entries will also be stored and may be used for future marketing purposes.
  7. BlindSides reserves the right to use the image, photograph, name and likeness of the winner for publicity and in advertising, marketing or promotional material without additional compensation or prior notice to the winners. In entering the Competition, all participants consent to such use of their image, photograph, name and likeness.
  8. No responsibility can be accepted for entries that are not received for any reason.
  9. The competition will run from 24th July – 13th August 2017 and BlindSides reserves the right to amend the competition end date at any time.
  10. For this ‘sweepstake’ competition, winners will be picked at random by a member of the BlindSides team
  11. The winner will be announced on the BlindSides Facebook Page. The winner will also be contacted by Facebook message, or tweet depending on the channels they used to enter. If the winner does not respond within two weeks, BlindSides reserves the right to offer the prize to another competition entrant.
  12. If an advertised prize is not available, BlindSides reserves the right to offer an alternative prize.
  13. Incorrectly completed entries will be disqualified.
  14. All prizes are non-transferable and cannot be sold to another person. No prize or part of the prize is exchangeable for cash or anything else.
  15. The prize is as follows: A pair of BlindSides (of size choice),  a SnoozeShade Original and Neal’s Yard Remedies Goodnight Pillow Mist, 45ml
  16. BlindSides reserves the right to amend these terms & conditions at any time.

6 top tips for designing your own slow holiday

Guest blog from our Digital Mum, Kate

Slow holiday

Whilst planning our family holiday this year we’ve been reflecting on what the ingredients are for a good time for the whole family. With three young children (6, 4, 2) the thought of filling the summer holidays with endless fun and adventures can be quite daunting and to date we’ve probably been overly ambitious with what we can achieve with three little ones in tow.

We’ve lived in Australia for 3 of those years and spent every other weekend exploring the southern hemisphere, we covered quite a bit of south east Asia along the way and then when our littlest was born two years ago we decided to return to England. And then got excited that Europe was on the door step and packed our bags for more adventures.

This summer is different though, we’ve decided to move at a slower pace with the hope that everyone enjoys the experience and we might not feel quite so frazzled come September. With this in mind we’ve booked a cottage in Devon for two weeks.  Number one priority was it had a garden. Number two a hose pipe so we could fill the paddling pool.

If you’re keen to simplify your summer holidays here’s our 6 top tips for designing your own slow holiday

  1. Enjoy the journey – Get the kids involved in the journey. Enjoy the pit stops along the way and try not to feel overwhelmed by the rush to arrive ‘in good time’. Young kids don’t have much concept of time so if they can see you’re enjoying the journey they’ll get on board with the experience.
  2. Digital detox – Get the kids off devices and see what happens. After the initial meltdowns they’ll have the opportunity to be more creative and interact with you. Mealtimes with no technology is a great way to get the family interacting and feel connected once again.
  3. Explore new surroundings with our senses –Get them out in the garden, on the beach or to the park and encourage them to really notice their surroundings. Smell the flowers, collect some shells (if allowed) and create them into a craft project when you get home. They will love spending quality time with you and exploring the wider world at their own pace.
  4. Get organised – A slow holiday needs to be relaxing for parents too so try to get organised in advance with the food you’ll need, keeping it simple, and the games and activities you know the kids will enjoy both inside and out.
  5. Day trips – Aim for a day out once every couple of days with days at home/onsite in-between. When the adventures are not coming thick and fast you’ll actually appreciate them more as everyone will have had time to recharge in-between.
  6. Sleep – Sleep is so important for recharging your batteries and often on holiday young children can feel unsettled in new environments. As far as you can try to replicate the pre-bedtime routine you have at home and ensure you bring home comforts with you – nightlights, BlindSides (if you use blackout blinds) and comforters. If the kids are sleeping well at night they’ll have the energy and right frame of minds to enjoy their days.