A trip to Leeds with Smiggle #SmiggleXmasParty

#SmiggleXmasParty in Leeds

Smiggle invited us to go to an exclusive preview of their products in time for Christmas at their Leeds store in Trinity Leeds just in from the Briggate entrance. As Leeds is somewhere we aren’t really familiar with, and the three younger girls especially being big Smiggle fans, then it was a yes from us!

Our first job was to get from our home to Leeds. We chose to use the train as the store is a short walk from Leeds train station, and the train always makes a day out feel that bit more fun.

At the train station waiting for our train to Leeds

We did some drawing and played ‘Heads up’ which the 12 year old has on her phone. It was a great way of passing an hour. photo-23-10-2016-09-07-55

Once at Leeds station, it was less than ten minutes to walk to Trinity Leeds and find the Smiggle store.

Smiggle Trinity Leeds

We spent over an hour here, browsing the #SmiggleXmasParty products, joining in activities, and eating festive food. I don’t care if it’s still October, a mince pie is always welcome inside my tummy.

photo-23-10-2016-10-09-08 #SmiggleXmasParty in Leeds

We did a colouring competition to win an exclusive Smiggle party for one of us and five friends. If you want to do this, visit Smiggle’s website where you can download an entry form


We were shown the brand new Smiggle advent calendar, which all of the girls wanted, naturally. It’s priced at £28 and contains an exclusive Smiggle item behind every door. Tempting.

The Smiggle advent calendar 2016

After we had our fill of mince pies and cranberry muffins, we explored some more of Leeds. I’m impressed! There were the usual high street stores, and also some very high end ones which has prompted us to plan a return visit without some of our party and their clumsy, often-sticky fingers.

The arcades in Leeds were beautiful, and the shopping centre of Trinity Leeds was very impressive. Leeds, we will be back soon!

So, after all this Smiggle fun, what’s on the girls’ Christmas wish lists?

The 9 year old wants a talking alarm clock please, Santa. They are £18 each and available in purple, pink, blue, or black. I think she’d prefer pink thank you.

Talking alarm clocks from Smiggle

One of the twins loves making jewellery and she had her eye on this Peel and Stick Jewellery set. Keep wishing, kid! Priced at £11.50. I’m sure Santa will be able to manage this one.


The other twin (5 year old) would like a proper pencil case please for her new status as one of the ‘big kids’ at school please. No more playing for her, it’s proper work all the way. This Xmas set contains a pencil case, 1 x A5 notebook, a ruler, a pencil sharpener, a pencil, and a set of scented highlighters. £10.00 per set.


And going from not really wanting anything because ‘I’m all grown up now don’t you know’, the 12 year old would very much like a fluffy hamburger notebook please. As it’s ‘awesome’ and cool all at the same time. Apparently. Price £8.50 each


Disclosure – we were guests of Smiggle and given a goody bag for attending their exclusive Leeds store event


Joanne and the girly gang review family days out around the UK and beyond, with a little help from their friends.

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  1. I want a fluffy hamburger notebook too!!! 🙂

    1. I might also have had my eye on a few items!

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