Win A Sky-Watcher Telescope with Kidz Outdoors



If you were inspired by the fantastic BBC Stargazing LIVE program and events being held across the country then this competition could be just for you!

Getting involved in Astronomy has never been easier.  Modern telescopes offer exceptional value for money and are a window to the amazing universe we live in.  The key point to avoid disappointment is to  stick to reputable brands such as Sky-Watcher and Celestron.

Finding the right telescope for you with so many choices can be a daunting task for a beginner but help is at hand.  Our first recommendation is to contact your local Astronomy Society.  Most societies welcome beginners with open arms and are very happy to share many years of experience.  You will get a chance to see and try a huge variety of telescopes and receive excellent advice to get you on your way.

Secondly there is a huge range of free resources on the internet including blogs, twitter users, facebook groups and a whole host of astronomy related websites.  To get you started we have listed some of our favourites;

The BBC Sky at Night - The original!

BBC Stargazing LIVE - A huge collection of resources

Active Astronomy Website – Includes a list of Astronomy Societies as well as the Awesome Astro Podcasts

The Astronomers Den – A superbly written and often thought provoking Astro Blog

Astronomy Wise – A free Monthly E-Zine written by enthusiastic amateur (and expert) Astronomers.

Wycombe Astronomical Society – Our Locals!

Getting Started Guides – Our own section of helpful tips and advice

This is just a tiny selection, and once you start to engage with them it will lead you to many more!

Our last recommendation is to go to an Astro Camp for the ultimate mix of viewing, astronomy talks and friendly socialising.  Our favourite by far is the Astro Camp in Wales.  Now a twice yearly event held under the lovely dark skies of the Breacon Beacons. They make you feel very welcome with or without a telescope!

So how can you enter to win a Sky-Watcher Heritage 76 Mini Dobsonian Telescope?

1) By following @KidzOutdoors and Re-Tweeting any of the following messages on twitter;

Win a Sky-Watcher Telescope in the @kidzoutdoors #stargazinglive #giveaway RT & Follow to ENTER –

Stargazing Rocks! See @kidzoutdoors blog for a chance to #win a Sky-Watcher Telescope RT& Follow to ENT


2) By liking our facebook page (link) and leaving a comment telling us what inspires you the most about Astronomy or Stargazing.   You must confirm your entry by also telling us on this blog post.


3) Like on facebook or follow on twitter at least one Astro Society or Astronomy Resource! Below are just some of our personal recommendations but please feel free to follow any you choose and just leave us a comment telling us so we can count it as an entry.

@Wycombe_Astro @Astro_Den @AstronomyWise @BBCStargazing @ActiveAstro @TheAstroCamp @skyatnightmag or check out our full list of favourite Astro Tweeters at


4) Joining Our Mailing List using the sign up on the upper right side of this blog or via this link


5) Following our blog using the Network Blog Link on the right hand column of this blog.

Each Step gains you an entry into the draw. If you are already a member of our Mailing list and or are following our Blog thank you! Please just lease a message to that effect so we can make sure you receive your extra entries into the draw!

The winner will receive a Sky-Watcher Heritage 76 Telescope.  This competition closes at 8pm on Thursday 14th February 2013. We will draw one lucky winner from all the entries received by that time and date. Our decision is final and there are no cash alternatives. The prizewinner will be announced on this page and will be notified via the email used to post on this site or via direct message on twitter.

Finally please note that this draw is for UK RESIDENTS ONLY.


About KidzOutdoors

We are a family business based in Tring Herts. We sell toys and clothing inc Kiddimoto balance bikes, all with the aim of helping kids enjoy the great outdoors.
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98 Responses to Win A Sky-Watcher Telescope with Kidz Outdoors

  1. maxime goodwin says:

    I follow & i retweeted @psg1968

  2. maxime goodwin says:

    i Follow @BBCStargazing

  3. Yvonne Brownsea says:

    I’ve tweeted as @XFilesFanaticus — I was already subscribed by e-mail — I was already following with Networked Blogs too :)

  4. Carlene jarman says:

    Tweeting :) we love just looking up & seeing just how big the universe is :) xx

  5. @BBCStargazing following @pegasus1975 tweeted you posted on fb and i am following the blogs also :)

  6. Kevin Docherty says:

    Retweeted as @mcweasel01
    Liked and commented on facebook
    Following @ActiveAstro on twitter
    Subscribed to the email newsletter

    All fingers & toes are now crossed, good luck all.
    Though finally, this is a prize that I want for me!

  7. Jayne Sullivan says:

    I have tweeted @JaynesDen. I have liked your Facebook page. I have made a comment. I have followed @Astro_Den. I have subscribed to your mailing list. I have followed your blog on Networked Blogs. ♡♥

  8. Id love to be able to show my son the universe. Liked, commented and tweeted :)

  9. Terri S Crum says:

    Following @KidzOutdoors as @terricrum & RT:

    Also liked/following om Facebook as Terri S Crum…& left comment on page.

  10. Christine Bray (twitter@chrriss88) says:

    Followed, liked, shared & tweeted when no man has gone before!

  11. Rhoda K says:

    Followed & RTed as @rhodak09

    I also commented on your facebook page.

  12. Leanne Bucknall says:

    Tweeted – @lebeeuk

  13. Leanne Bucknall says:

    Following @BBCStargazing on twitter – @lebeeuk

  14. Lisa Troccoli says:

    I follow on twitter and have RT’d and tweeted @lisajane13 and I follow on facebook, Sir Patrick Moore is a person I will always admire for his enthusiasm about astronomy.

  15. tracey druce says:

    My kids are crazy about stars and learning different constelations.. would be amazing to win so can see and learn a whole lot more :)

  16. tracey druce says:

    Following and rt @bickyhobnob

  17. Christine Taylor says:

    Fascinating subject !! I’m following @BBCStargazing to share my ‘knowledge’ with my grandchildren !

  18. olivia kirby says:

    following and tweeted as @olivia280177

  19. olivia kirby says:

    i follow on Networked blogs

  20. olivia kirby says:

    i’m on the mailing list too x

  21. Hazel Rea says:

    Have liked on facebook.

  22. Hazel Rea says:

    Following @BBCStargazing

  23. Hazel Rea says:

    Am signed up to the mailing list.

  24. Hel Jones says:

    Hi, I follow both @BBCStargazing @skyatnightmag


  25. What an awesome prize – thanks so much. I’ve tweeted (@MyMillsBaby), and liked and commented on FB as Gemma Chamberlain. Also following via Networked Blogs!

    Gemma xx

  26. Susan El Carter says:

    I already follow you on twitter and have retweeted the message @susan_el

  27. Susan El Carter says:

    I am already subscribed to your newsletter

  28. Susan El Carter says:

    I already follow your page on Facebook as Susan El Carter and @BBCStargazing on twitter.

  29. George Worboys Wright says:

    What inspires me is thinking about the vastness of space, it’s mind blowing.

  30. George Worboys Wright says:

    I tweeted as GW_78

  31. George Worboys Wright says:

    I’ve followed your blog and joined your mailing list.

  32. George Worboys Wright says:

    I follow several astronomy twitter accounts including @lukornet_scienc, @AstronomyWise, @skyatnightmag and @BBCStargazing as GW_78

  33. I follow and retweeted as @welshmumof3boys

  34. I like your Facebook page as Rebecca ring
    I grew up with watching skyatnight with Patrick Moore, my dad is very keen on astronomy so much so he built an observatory in his garden a couple of years ago. My sons love going and stargazing when we get the chance. I love seeing how excited and amazed my 7year old is everytime we go

  35. Doug says:

    Following and retweeted

  36. John Williams says:

    Liked on facebook

  37. Pete Belcher says:

    following @BBCStargazing

  38. I am following & tweeted as @jean56x

  39. anna m says:

    tweeted @ummziyad

  40. Tweeted and liked. Great work

  41. Sara says:

    I’ve been retweeting @Saz012

    Have joined your mailing list

    I also follow @BBCstargazing & @skyatnightmag


  42. Hannah Martin says:

    Following and retweeting for my little Ted from @bumbag :D xx

  43. Hannah Martin says:

    Liked your facebook link and commented – Hannah Jayne Martin :D

  44. Hannah Martin says:

    Following @BBCStargazing LIVE x

  45. Hannah Martin says:

    Mailing list subscriber :D

  46. Hannah Martin says:

    Following your blog x

  47. Charlotte Cheung says:

    My daughter loves looking at the stars and planets so I’d love her to look through a telescope

  48. Tweeted as @happyhomebird

  49. Like you on Facebook and commented (Samantha Fernley)

  50. Following @ActiveAstro on Twitter as @happyhomebird

  51. Already a subscriber to your mailing list (greendragonfly)

  52. Already a Networked blogs follower – Samantha Fernley

  53. Marina Wilson says:

    I’ve left my comment on fb and tweeted @mummycat111. It’s a wonderful science and the good thing is that it is constantly evolving through generations of time and scientific advancement. I don’t have a telescope. Would love to win one.

  54. Tammy Bell says:

    Followed and tweeted.. I wanna win!

  55. Pete Belcher says:

    Signed up to newsletter

  56. Pete Belcher says:

    Liked on facebook

  57. Lindy Hine says:

    I have commented on your FB page

  58. Lindy Hine says:

    Following you on twitter and have “tweeted the tweet” @LindyHine

  59. Lindy Hine says:

    Followed Wycombe_Astro on FB

  60. Lindy Hine says:

    Joined your mailing list

  61. Mr Barry Rayner says:

    Am @barrybazzabazF1 an i have rt’ed comp entries. I also follow @BBCStargazing @skyatnightmag @VirtualAstro an few others :) I really hoping i win as i would love to be able to see more of the sky at night :)

  62. Karin Hall says:

    Following on twitter and tweeted

  63. Karin Hall says:

    Also following @BBCStargazing

  64. Karin Hall says:

    Subscribed to newsletter

  65. Mr Barry Rayner says:

    I @barrybazzabazF1 an forgot i also follow @PeoplesAstro :)

  66. Barbara R. says:

    By following @KidzOutdoors and Re-Tweeting:


  67. Lee white says:

    Have retweeted and will be sharing the post on FB.

  68. Christine Caple says:

    Have liked BBC Stargazing LIVE on Facebook

  69. James Moran says:

    I’ve liked and posted on facebook. :-)

  70. tracy says:

    Following on Twitter and tweeted as @tjsi1963

  71. Jennifer Deavall says:

    Awesome comp. Have liked and posted on Facebook and following and retweeted on Twitter (silverbird2). Good luck fellow stargazers.

  72. I’ve tweeted @ljbarton, followed you on facebook and left message.

  73. ps have also joined mailing list!

  74. Jessica L says:

    I’ve tweeted! @lowie789

  75. Jessica L says:

    Subscribed to your mailing list now too.

  76. Alistair Richardson says:

    Tweeted and follow @BBCStargazing as @alistairric

  77. Alistair Richardson says:

    Like on FB and commented

  78. Alistair Richardson says:

    Joined the mailing list but I thought I already received it

  79. Alistair Richardson says:

    Followed the blog

  80. Samantha Atherton says:

    liked & commented on your facebook page.

  81. Sheri Darby says:

    I have commented on Facebook

  82. Mark Hills says:


    Fingers crossed !

  83. Christiane says:

    Done! Thanks for the chance!

  84. Following and RTed as @LilinhaAngel :) x

  85. I’ve left a comment on FB! :) x

  86. I’m already following you on Networked Blogs :) x

  87. Belinda Matthews says:

    following and tweeted as @dillydondallie

  88. Belinda Matthews says:

    liked & commented on your facebook page.

    I have 2 boys my eldest who is 4 love stargazing is has stars and planets all over his room and I had to by a book to be able to tell him the star constellations

  89. Belinda Matthews says:

    Following @BBCStargazing as @dillydondallie

  90. Belinda Matthews says:

    Joined the mailing list

  91. Nige Jones (@AlphonsoDeLard) says:

    Followed, re-tweeted…

    Can recommend a free Andriod App, “ISS Detector” – gives an alarm when the ISS is about to fly over… Also got it alarming when an Iridium flare is about to, er, flare.

    @derbyskywatcher worth a follow Tweeters

  92. Peter Johnstone says:

    I am following you and retweeted several. I am @darthprof I also follow @bbcstargazing as well as 3 other astro sites and I am listed for your mailing list. Thanks.

  93. KidzOutdoors says:

    The competition is now closed. Thank you for all your entries and GOOD LUCK.

  94. KidzOutdoors says:

    CONGRATULATIONS to Rhoda K (@rhodak09) You are the winner! Please could you DM your contact details so we can send you your prize.

    A big thank you to everyone as always for all you enteries. They are all appreciated! There will be another competition soon ;-)

  95. Rhoda K says:

    Thank you very much!! I’m absolutely delighted!!

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