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A ‘Thirsty Fun Day’ ice skating with Robinson’s

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For some time now, our eight-year-old daughter, Helen, has been wanting to go ice skating. It’s something she had an unsuccessful attempt at a few years ago, but with enough water under the bridge, she wanted to try it again.

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Helen prepares some Robinson’s Squash’d before our ‘Thirsty Day Out’.


The opportunity landed square in her lap when the guys at Robinson’s got in touch and alerted me to the ‘Thirsty Fun day’ promotion it’s running until the end of March. I’ll go into more detail about the Thirst Fun Days in a moment, suffice it to say one of the options was to take the family ice skating and readers of Dadbloguk can win a Thirsty Day of their own (again, more below).

Needless to say, tickets were booked. A few days later we found ourselves at the Spectrum Centre in Guilford, ready to take to the ice and when I say we, I mean Mrs Adams and I plus our two girls, not to mention several bottles of Robinson’s squash that had been prepared in advance to keep us refreshed.

Oh yes, this was a family outing. It was going to be an interesting one as Izzy and Mrs Adams had never skated before.

We hired some penguins (see pictures) for the girls. That was it, Helen was away. Although I asked her to stay with me she was off and round the rink at her own pace and nothing was stopping her.

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Izzy ventures on to the ice with her penguin.

In fact part way through the session she dumped the penguin and went off skating on her own. This took Mrs Adams and I quite by surprise, although it was great to see her doing so well.

Izzy, meanwhile, loved the experience, although she stayed with me and the penguin throughout. Even so, every time she fell over she found it hilarious!

Mrs Adams was nervous at first. After a short while, however, we persuaded the kids to stay at the side while I went around the rink with her.

Although it required some encouragement to get her on the ice, she has said she’d like to try it again. I think maybe another trip to the rink could be on the cards but without the kids.

As for me, well I can’t claim to be particularly experienced at ice skating. It had been a very long time since I’d been to a rink but I am a reasonably experienced in-line skater and that helped me enormously. I’m definitely keen to get back on the ice.

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Helen was very soon off and skating with just a little help from her penguin friend.

We had great fun and being active, we had prepared some Robinson’s Squash’d drinks and took them with us to stay refreshed. If you aren’t familiar with the Squash’d range, they come in small bottles and are highly concentrated with 20 servings in each. They are 0% sugar with no artificial colours or flavourings, making them ideal for days out or when travelling.

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I help Izzy and her penguin skate round the rink.

We had great fun and being active, we had prepared some Robinson’s Squash’d drinks and took them with us to stay refreshed. If you aren’t familiar with the Squash’d range, they come in small bottles and are highly concentrated with 20 servings in each. They are 0% sugar with no artificial colours or flavourings, making them ideal for days out or when travelling.

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Robinson’s traditional orange squash and the super-concentrated Squash’d.

I’m very glad we took drinks as I was certainly very thirsty and both girls regularly asked for drinks. You imagine line skating to be very sedate but it isn’t: you definitely work up a thirst.

Helen is generally very good at keeping herself hydrated. When she was in Reception class she had a session or two about the subject and ever since she’s always gone out of her way to drink lots, be it fruit juice, water or squash.

Izzy, meanwhile, can be a little more difficult when it comes to drinks. She will drink water but prefers squash or fruit drinks.

What about these Thirsty Fun Days? What do you need to know?

Robinson’s wants to raise awareness of the importance of drinking water (check out the hashtag #EnjoyMoreWater). When you have little ones, this can sometimes be easier said than done and so a drop of squash can help.

Robinson’s has, therefore, organised a giveaway of 100,000 ‘Thirsty Fun Days’. They range from ice skating, trampolining, ten-pin bowling and dancing.

To take part, you can find details on participating promotional packs. There will be a unique code that you input on Robinson’sthirstydays.co.uk Full terms and conditions are on the website.

Very best of luck to everyone that takes part. If you do win, I hope you enjoy your day out as much as we did.

Your chance to win

Readers of Dadbloguk have an added chance of winning a Thirsty Fun Day of their own. Three lucky readers stand to win their own Thirsty Fun Day simply by entering via the Rafflecopter below.

It’s very simple, simply tweet about the competition or leave a comment below and you and your family will be in line to win a chance to go on your own Thirsty Fun Day. Be quick as the competition closes at midnight on Wednesday, 8 February.

Good luck to all those who enter the competition. Most importantly of all, however, remember to #EnjoyMoreWater.

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Disclosure: This post was produced in partnership with Robinson’s.

50 thoughts on “A ‘Thirsty Fun Day’ ice skating with Robinson’s”

  1. I am trying to drink more I have a 180ml bottle that I carry round with me and try and make sure I drink 2 of those a day 🙂

  2. I drink enough… but only because it’s always flavoured – I get fed up drinking tap water and wouldn’t drink enough if I didn’t like the taste.

  3. I don’t drink much water on it’s own. I tend to drink tea, though I should bear in mind that tea has a diuretic effect. I do drink squash at times. I find when outdoors I can become thirsty, so worthwhile accessing or carrying some diluted squash, flavoured water etc. The younger generation seem to be more accustomed to drinking plain water.

  4. charlotte wilde

    Yes I think I do – I used to live with someone who always started the day with drinking a pint of water and I always thought it was a good idea so copied – it does me ok! I think it helps with clear skin and no headaches!

  5. I don’t drink enough water at all – I know how much I should drink but I never seem to be able to manage it!!!

  6. I don’t drink as much water since I moved away from Scotland. The water just tastes different wherever we have moved to. That, and I drink FAR too much coffee.

  7. I am very fortunate in that my 5 year old loves water and knows how important it is to stay hydrated (thank you Doc McStuffins!). Myself, though am really lazy at drinking water it’s only when I start to get a migraine, I know my water intake has to go up.

  8. Nicola Andrijauskas

    I probably don’t drink enough as I’m often on the go! But when I remember I try and drink some water, although I do drink tea quite often!

  9. I try to drink water, but I never seem to get to the recommended ideal! still, at least I get some alongside my decaf coffee staple xx

  10. I try to drink more when I think about it but I am guilty of not drinking anywhere near enough water. My girls put me to shame and drink lots of plain water every day. Grandchildren are forever drinking squash x

  11. I think I do now, because I’ve made a conscious effort – and I’ve actually always been a massive fan of water anyway, it makes up the majority of what I drink! I used bottled and make sure I have drunk X amount by X time

  12. It’s important to remove your body’s waste via drinking water,keep your body hydrated try to keep your wee a clear colour..

  13. Having been poorly and now requiring surgery I need to lose 3/4 stone.
    Drinking 3 litres of water a day since New Year is really helping

  14. Caroline Shepherd

    I think I do, but getting my youngest to drink enough is a constant struggle! I don’t know how she hasn’t shrivelled up like a raisin.

  15. Dominique Clarke

    As a family i feel we drink more than enough water and we don’t drink alcohol or carbonated drinks, However i should really cut down on the coffee too

  16. Kellie McIntyre

    During the week, whilst at work, I drink about a litre and a half of water a day. During the weekend, at home, I drink beer instead!!!

  17. I usually drink a glass or two of Robinsons Apple & Blackcurrent squash a day as it’s our kids favourite drink and it’s rude not to have a cheeky taste or two 🙂 Mostly though, it’s cups of coffee which helps keep me awake at my work desk. Good luck everyone.

  18. I probably don’t – had kidney problems as a child & became a habit not to drink much. Ironically should drink more not less so I do make an effort now.

  19. Alison Hartshorne

    We really enjoy the Robinsons Squashd, they come in a great choice of flavours and don’t take up any space in the cupboard!

  20. No I don’t, I suppose I’m a bit of a hypocrite as I’m always making the kids drinks but rarely remember to make myself one x

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