Rapidough – Review and Giveaway

Rapidough is a great fun family game from Drumond Park, for ages 8+ playing with two teams (minimum of 4 players) and has a RRP of £24.99. The boy was excited to play Rapidough as I had told him how we had played this game many years ago with friends, and just how bad Dad Dragon was at making things with dough!

rapidough review

So with Bingo Granny arriving for Mothers Day dinner, the challenge was set to play Rapidough. Bingo Granny was keen to find out more and had a little practice with the boy before he decided on teaming up with me, against Granny and Dad. Rapidough is such a simple game and such laugh out loud fun that I knew everyone would enjoy it.

Setup: The box contains two of each, mats, dough, knife, plunger as well as a box of 300 word cards. Choose your teams, and dough colour from the blue and yellow. Then decide from the packs of cards which ones you are going to use. There are three packs Pack one has only one word which must be modelled. Pack 2 has three words and you can choose which you make. Pack 3 have two words on coloured backgrounds which you model the word the same colour as your dough.

rapidough models

Modelling rules are simple as anything goes, and you decide before the game if you are happy for modellers to animate their creations. Modellers start at the same time and race the other team to make and get the correct guess before their opposing team. Sometimes this happens very fast other times it can be slower as more detailed modeling is needed. The first team to model and guess correctly win and steal a plug of dough from the other team. The winner is the one with dough left when the other team run out!

Rapidough has to be a game I remember being fond of playing as I love the dough modelling, and the creations can be so funny. Especially Dad Dragon as he is not the most creative person. The boy is always keen to win and we set of at a great pace winning the first two rounds and stealing dough from a reluctant Bingo Granny. Our opponents soon pulled back with the next few rounds and for some time it was pretty level. Then the boy made a fantastic Statue of Liberty, which even Dad had to admit was very creative. I think however our opponents were cheating a little with less modelling and more gesturing going on.


The boy and I won the day with a final flourish, and I have to say it was lovely to see him so happy and engrossed in a game. There was much laughter mostly at Dad trying to make an animal, and then trying to stop the boy from taking dough. Rapidough is defiantly a game for stay in-doors family fun. So if you are stuck for something to play with your family on a wet day we can thoroughly recommend Rapidough. If like us you are a smaller family of 3, then don’t worry as the boy invented his own modelling guessing game. He modelled the words and I had to guess the answers, the rules can also be adjusted as suits your family, and even little kids can team up with grown ups to be guesser’s.

You can buy Rapidough from your local toy retailer or online using this Amazon affiliate link

Would you like the chance to win Rapidough, along with Logo What am I and Wordsearch Junior. This fantastic family games bundle is worth over £60 then why not enter my giveaway with the Gleam app below.

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Disclaimer we were sent Rapidough to review and keep, the content of this review is in our own words and has not been altered.

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Half Term Fun

Over the half term I had a break from blogging and it made a nice change, we had Dad M at home for the week and had a few days out planned.

We started the holidays with our planned trip to Shropshire and the British Fencing Youth Championships. Something the boy had been excited about for weeks. We went fossil hunting in Much Wenlock’s disused quarry, and found some amazing fossilised shells. We treated ourselves to an extra day in Shropshire exploring the Ironbridge gorge and the iron museum.  With some fun dressing up, and a cream tea with strawberry milkshake before our long drive home.

half term

After a wet drive home the rest of the week was spent catching up on shopping for uniform, clearing the boys bedroom and cleaning some of the toys out. The boy is so pleased with his new desk to do his homework at. He looks so grown up now when he is sitting doing his maths books with his headphones on singing at the top of his voice! We had a photo shoot with all of us, something we haven’t done for a while and the photos are lovely, now we have to wait for our order. We went for shoe fittings and bought school trousers, treated ourselves to lunch out, and even a big box of donuts. The boy finished off his roman shield which I think he is pretty proud of, thanks to Duck tape! We even sorted out the wooden train track and boxed some of it up, for when the boy has his family to play with it.

half term fun

Finally at the weekend we went and did another B&Q workshop, and made a trinket box. Made Pom Poms at Hobby Craft and entered some into Kirsty Allsops world record attempt which is taking place in September. Visited the dinosaurs at Marwell Zoo, and spent some time in the garden. We went roller skating which we do as a family each week, and I even managed to catch the boy in action.

half term week

With an inset day on Monday it was time for Dad M to go back to work and for us to finish off a few projects at home. We made paper planes from Parragon books, and flew them from the bedroom window. Bingo Granny popped in for tea, and watched the boys planes fly, we even had time for a Drumond Park Game.

half term at home

Now that half term is over we are looking forward to the summer holidays and 8 weeks of family fun days…

Half term fun

Last week was our half term, and time to spend the whole week with the boy. I find it strange that although we spend all week together it seems like we spend all our time doing other things and not quality together time. I had nothing planned, and felt quite bad when I talked to another Mum who said she didn’t have a day free! But then I thought of all the fun things we could do, and lets face it the weather hasn’t been that great so decided to just go with it.

And guess what it was a lovely week! I wanted to catch up on all the things we never seem to have time to do, so first was to decide on a couple of competition entries. The boy, and children in general have a much better chance of winning than adults as there are far less entries, so I told the boy about 5/6 that I had found and let him choose. Of course he chose the Lego ones, but I decided another fun one would be building a marble run.


We started off in the garden, I had bought some garlic and onions and needed to get them in the ground. We have some lovely gardening posts coming up with some fab reviews so watch this space…

the boy


We spent the day just chilling, the weather wasn’t nice, so we baked scones for lunch and started to build our Lego masterpieces. We had great fun making Lego animations with our new Hue Animation studio while we chatted about things, school, friends and the Olympics.



I had booked some last-minute swimming lessons, as the boy wanted his swimming badge for cubs and needed to be able to complete his 25m. Our local pool do a 2 day crash course, and for £12.50 I thought this was good value. The boy seemed to be having fun and it turned out he knew two of the boys, so was very happy. After swimming we decided we were hungry, with very little food in the house a trip to Asda! OK!, I had a reason for the 1/2 hour journey as I knew they were doing some fun half term Lego activities. We made a Lego figure and had our photos taken, then a hot drink and cake in the café, followed by shopping. Finally we headed to Hobby Craft, just to pick up some paper. Unknown to me they had half term activities too, and the boy was soon engrossed in a bead workshop. I think his Minecraft inspired creation is wonderful, and lots of the other kids were in awe too!



Swimming time again, and this is a great way to get up and out as we have to be at the pool for 8.30am! An hour of swimming and the teacher was happy that he could earn his cub badge, not only that but he has moved up a group as well. The boy was very pleased with himself, and a treat of a donut in the café was on offer. But the call of the marble run, and Lego building was calling and he wanted to get home. So the rest of the day was perfecting the marble run. 30 seconds sounds ok, but when it takes up all the dinning room and lounge you realise it is quite a task. Videoing was also a challenge, as after 17 attempts, the battery ran out on the camera. Finally we managed to capture the whole run, and you can tell the boy was pleased.


A chilled morning, some TV together, a spot of lunch and a bit more Lego. We finished off a couple of our gardening projects and soon Dad M was home. We watched the Olympic short track and commiserated that Elise Christie was disqualified again. We needed cheering up! With Fencing every Friday we don’t often get the chance now for our Friday curry so this week was a special treat!


Sometimes with the rush of the week, all the clubs, cooking, cleaning and just general family life I forget to slow down and enjoy my time with the boy. This week we had fun, lots of cuddles, tickle fights and Lego. I was allowed to build Lego on my own, which is a first and quite refreshing! I wonder too who enjoyed their week more, me or the other Mum rushing round trying to fit everything in?

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Haven Blue Dolphin Scarborough

For the half term weekend we decided to have a little trip to Yorkshire. It would be nice to get away from all the building work and the ever depressing scaffolding.
So we set off at 5am for what was going to be a long drive. We stopped off for some breakfast half way and arrived at our camp the Blue Dolphin just after lunch.
We had chosen this site to tick off two more parks on our Merlin Challenge. So a visit to Scarborough Sealife and also York Dungeons was planned. We also managed to squeeze in a lovely walk around the town of Foley.

I was very impressed with the site, it had all the usual complex. With a swimming pool, entertainment, and restaurant as well as a couple of fast food outlets.
The Blue Dolphin is a Haven site and I have to say was pretty large, but it didn’t feel crowded despite the evening entertainment getting pretty busy. Our caravan was amazing, and is the best I have ever stayed in. It was new and modern with everything we needed, with central heating and a fab hot shower, and a balcony overlooking the site. Caravans have come along way since I first holiday in one 20+ years ago.
The evening entertainment was great, and the boy loved dancing and joining in. The boys favourite thing was getting the tickets from the arcade machines. He came away very happy with his eight packet of sweets! (goodness knows how much they cost)

For a short break I would certainly recommend this park, it was clean, and in such a beautiful part of the world with amazing beaches and beautiful walks.