In association with the launch of the Secret Life of Pets DVD and their on-pack promotion earlier this month we were recently challenged by Energizer® to take part in their #SecretGardenAdventure challenge to encourage families to get outdoors at night, and learn more about the secret and exciting goings-on of our garden after darkfall. We love nothing more than getting outdoors but I don't think we've ever been out after dark, however we were sent some brilliant Energizer® products to try out and help us explore the outdoors in the dark so we were excited to put try them out on our own adventures.
Included in the adventure pack was a personalised adventure map which Amelia thought was "super cool" as it has our names on. The pack included four mini challenges for us to complete outdoors and to help us interact with the sights and sounds of the garden at night with the aid of the Energizer head torches, night vision goggles and hand torches. They were also sent a soft toy each from the film, and a pair of pyjamas each.
We don't have the best of gardens where we live now so we thought it would be perfect to explore Nana and Grandad's as they have a few acres of land. The kids couldn't wait to go outside and investigate the garden after dark. As it had started raining just as we went outdoors we quickly studied the adventure map before leaving it inside to complete once we got back indoors so it didn't get too wet. We all looked at the sky with the night vision goggles and then studied the ground to see if there were any creepy crawlies, we looked under stones and plant pots and found woodlice and spiders. We also found some mole holes too which the kids enjoyed studying with nana and granddad.
Finding lots of different twigs and pinecones with Grandad.
Looking at the pond to see what creatures were lurking around.
Testing out the night vision goggles
Using the headlight to search for bugs. All of the headlights and torches were extremely powerful and very lightweight and the kids loved having their own.
Before the kids got too cold we headed back indoors and got ready for bed. We had some hot chocolate to keep us warm before Amelia filled out the adventure map as Harry couldn't keep up the pace and had fallen asleep.
I had no idea that Energizer® did anything other than batteries but this equipment will come in super handy when we go away camping next year. Also they would come in good use for a power cut which we seem to have often in the winter here in North Wales especially as I didn't have any torches before this!
Energizer® have teamed up with The Secret Life of Pets to celebrate the release of the DVD and have a fantastic on-pack competition running where you can win a plush toy for you own secret adventures at home. All you need to do is pick up a special promo pack from major participating retailers.
Energizer® want to power more family fun so why not follow the #SecretGardenAdventure hasthtag on social media and have your own adventure.
* Written in collaboration with Energizer®