Win a snow boogie board from Wham-O

The Polar Bear Snow Boogie from Wham-O is a different kind of product for me to write about, but it’s one we couldn’t resist.

In the Autumn, ‘they’ predicted that we would have the coldest winter on record and that we’d have snow in October already. After last winter and the insane amounts of snowfall – all of which we missed by spending the winter in South Africa  – I was really excited. Eight winters I’ve endured the cold and dark and we’ve had a few great snow days, but never really enough to even build a proper snowman!

So, in preparation for this winter full of sledging, we agreed to test the Polar Bear Snow Boogie from Wham-O.  And we’ve had the grand sum-total of about half an hour’s gentle snow fall all Winter so far.  Dandy.

So I’m going to tell you about the snow boogie, and give the opportunity to win one, even though we’ve not had a chance to try it out yet.

The Snow Boogie is made of PVC, and is meant for children aged 4 and over. It doesn’t have steering control, can’t be towed and can gather large speeds down big hills so in those circumstances I think it’s an age limit best stuck to.

That said, if your child is going to be sledging in your back yard, I can’t see any reason why a younger toddler can’t be pushed around the garden in it – assuming you can get down that low! (What great exercise!)

The polar bear, which we have, is really quite sweet. It has two sturdy handles for holding and is a rather cute design.

The guidance says it can take a person up to 54kg, but the actual seating area is quite small, so I’m not sure how comfortable someone towards the top end of that limit would be.

While intended for use with snow, this inflatable polar bear can also be used in water, although always with parental supervision, obviously.  I quite like that it doubles as a summer or winter activity though.

Environmentally speaking, it is a PVC product which isn’t great, but it is what it is.  A bonus of that, however, is that it is inflatable, so it is also deflatable, and fits in an A4 page-sized box for easy storage and transport.

I imagine this will be great fun should we actually get any of that promised snow, but if not I think we’ll have a ball with it in the pool in summer.


To win a Snow Boogie Air Tube from Wham-O, leave a comment below letting me know whether you prefer the polar bear or the penguin.

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  1. they are both great but feel i would lose the polar bear in the snow as its white lol so i choose the


    plus my son loves penguins

    @tamalyn1 on twitter

  2. They’re both great but I think I like the Penguin best. And we’ve had some snow up here in the Cheviots so my son would get plenty use out of it

  3. do we have to choose? quite a debate going on here as to which is the cuter!!! maybe the penguin…but wouldn’t say no to the polar bear! AArgh! Both fab x

  4. Oh they are fantastic! I think I like the penguin best. I’d give it to my grandaughter but I’d be very tempted to see if I’d fit in it first!!!

  5. They are both so cute but I think my daughter would prefer the Penguin – she’s just seen Mr Popper’s Penguins and is mad about them!

  6. Ahhh I would love a penguin please! My youngest daughter is penguins mad since seeing Mr Popper’s Penguins!

    Loving and sharing on Facebook as Tracy K Nixon

    Following and tweeted as @tracyknixon

  7. Subscribed to RSS via Google (it was through your link but I’m not sure which one it was? sorry, I’m a bit thick about these things!) 🙂

  8. They are both fun but the penguin would show up better against the snow 9if we get any) so for that reason I prefer him
    @janesgrapevine on Twitter

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