Exploring London with Yazoo – and Giveaway! #ShakeTesters

Last weekend we played tourists in London. It’s somewhere we have always lived close to but somewhere we don’t really think to spend time so when Yazoo invited us to have a family day out as part of our #ShakeTesters role with them we turned it into a weekend away – and crammed in as many activities as we possibly could.

The children were so excited for a couple of nights in London and doing so many things that we hadn’t done before. Usually we pop into London for a specific attraction or event and then go home again but this time we were set for an adventure.

Our weekend started with a trip along the south bank of the Thames, arriving whilst the city was still quiet and getting to see Tower Bridge and the Tower of London in all their glory. The children loved just sitting by the river, looking at the skyline and watching the people and boats go past. It also made for a perfect place for us to stop in between attractions for a little snack break.

The children love new No Added Sugar Yazoo and as it’s filling as well as refreshing they see it as a great snack as well as a drink. Plus, it doesn’t need to be refrigerated and comes with a straw making it great for adventures like ours. Yazoo No Added Sugar comes in Strawberry, Banana and Chocolate flavours – and is sweetened naturally, with no added sweeteners making it full of flavour and a great, healthier alternative to traditional milkshakes.

Our first attraction of the day was HMS Belfast where the children got to see every floor of such an incredible ship. They learnt about it’s history and even got to sit in the Captain’s chair. It’s such an iconic part of the Thames yet somewhere we hadn’t thought to visit before.

We then ventured on to Tower Bridge where we got to climb up to the top, walk across the glass walkway and see London from a completely new perspective. The children loved seeing how Tower Bridge was built, how often it needs to be painted and the mechanics of it down in the engine room too.

Later in the day, during another snack stop, we got to see Tower Bridge raise up to let a ship through. It’s something Dave and I had never seen before and the children absolutely loved it. It happens more often than we realised but something where you really have to be in the right place at the right time to see it.

It was then time to head to the Tower of London and, although usually a full day trip, we managed to see the Crown Jewels and the White Tower as well as have lunch in about two hours. I love getting the main things ticked off and the children just loved being inside one of the country’s most iconic castles.

Our last stop for a while was Monument where we all climbed the 311 steps to the top and saw such amazing views of London. The children loved that they had seen Tower Bridge from the banks of the Thames, from inside and from above and as a building with so much history it was lovely for the children to experience it first hand.

We had a little interlude in our day where we checked into our hotel and had dinner before heading back out to The Shard. Seeing London by night was fantastic and it was a great end to our first day in London.

The following day took us on an adventure to Greenwich where we saw the Cutty Sark, learnt about the tea trade and then wandered around the National Maritime Museum learning about Lord Nelson and the history of the Royal Navy.

Our day finished at the Royal Observatory where we got to see the views across London from such an incredible position, stand on the Meridian Line and learn about planets in a Planetarium show. It somewhere I hadn’t been since I was about LP’s age and it was amazing to go back.

The day was split up with regular snack breaks and we were glad of our supply of Yazoo – keeping both adults and children refreshed throughout the weekend. I now keep a supply in the boot of the car for days out and love that it tastes great straight out of the fridge or at room temperature. Having drinks that don’t need to be refrigerated makes life so much easier as a parent.

Overall we had such a great weekend in London and the children are already making a list of more places they want to visit on our next adventure – with Yazoo coming along for the ride, obviously. I have teamed up with Yazoo to give away a month’s supply of Yazoo No Added Sugar to one lucky reader. To be in with a chance of winning just complete one or more entries on the Rafflecopter below. Good luck!

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Disclosure: Yazoo sent us the drinks featured in the above post and organised a London Pass for one of our days in London however all opinions are my own.

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118 Comments

  1. Lisa King
    August 15, 2018 / 6:30 pm

    We would love to try strawberry

  2. Tracy Nixon
    August 15, 2018 / 6:51 pm

    Strawberry – I buy it alot!

  3. EMMA WALTERS
    August 15, 2018 / 7:23 pm

    my boys would love to try the chocolate flavour x

  4. Margaret GALLAGHER
    August 16, 2018 / 1:04 am

    Strawberry for us

  5. Solange
    August 16, 2018 / 5:16 am

    I’d most like to try the chocolate flavour.

  6. iain maciver
    August 16, 2018 / 1:20 pm

    strawberry

  7. Linda Ford
    August 16, 2018 / 3:02 pm

    Would love to try strawberry Yazoo, as it’s my sons favourite fruit!

  8. Lauren Jewhurst
    August 16, 2018 / 3:48 pm

    Can’t beat a chocolate milkshake!

  9. Michelle Smith
    August 16, 2018 / 3:55 pm

    I would to love to try banana

  10. Annabel Greaves
    August 16, 2018 / 4:26 pm

    I would love to try strawberry x

  11. Lindsey Stuart
    August 16, 2018 / 4:39 pm

    Oh lovely, I would really like to try banana, Yum! Super giveaway, we love milkshake here πŸ™‚

  12. Kim Neville
    August 16, 2018 / 4:48 pm

    Chocolate would be nce

  13. Joanne Beale
    August 16, 2018 / 4:55 pm

    Has to be chocolate

  14. katie
    August 16, 2018 / 4:58 pm

    chocolate for me

  15. Debbie Finnerty
    August 16, 2018 / 6:16 pm

    Strawberry Yazoo is my favourite πŸ˜€

  16. Andrea Fletcher
    August 16, 2018 / 6:48 pm

    Would like to try the chocolate.

  17. olivia Kirby
    August 16, 2018 / 7:01 pm

    The strawberry would be my first choice

  18. mark Richardson
    August 16, 2018 / 7:08 pm

    strawberry

  19. Rena Plumridge
    August 16, 2018 / 9:21 pm

    Chocolate

  20. Hayley Colburn
    August 16, 2018 / 9:37 pm

    I’m a strawberry yazii fan but my son loves the chocolate

  21. Katie Mcginley
    August 16, 2018 / 10:06 pm

    I love the banana

  22. Sadiyya Maryam
    August 16, 2018 / 10:58 pm

    Definitely strawberry for my daughter.

  23. Angela Treadway
    August 17, 2018 / 12:07 am

    strawberry x

  24. G Keegan
    August 17, 2018 / 8:45 am

    Chocolate for me.

  25. Claire Woods
    August 17, 2018 / 9:00 am

    Strawberry

  26. Emma Bradshaw
    August 17, 2018 / 10:24 am

    Banana as banana milkshake is my fave but I think the children would say chocolate!

  27. Sheena Batey
    August 17, 2018 / 12:54 pm

    The strawberry one has to be the flavour I want to taste the most

  28. Susan B
    August 17, 2018 / 1:12 pm

    I would most enjoy the banana flavour.

  29. Judith Allen
    August 17, 2018 / 3:09 pm

    Banana please, I was hoping they would do that flavour.

  30. Kevin Honey
    August 17, 2018 / 7:33 pm

    I can’t resist chocolate

  31. Rebecca Sutton
    August 17, 2018 / 11:49 pm

    Cant beat a strawberry milkshake, so would love to try that!

  32. Elaine Savage
    August 18, 2018 / 7:52 am

    Chocolate, we all love chocolate. Thank you for the chance to win

  33. michelle o'neill
    August 18, 2018 / 9:16 am

    chocolate

  34. Chloe Taylor
    August 18, 2018 / 9:30 am

    Banana flavour would be my choice! Thank you. X

  35. amy bondoc
    August 18, 2018 / 11:04 am

    I would to love to try banana

  36. Charlotte G
    August 18, 2018 / 5:16 pm

    Chocolate!!

  37. Helen Tovell
    August 18, 2018 / 9:02 pm

    Strawberry for me

  38. Jo Carroll
    August 18, 2018 / 9:11 pm

    Banana …I’m a minion in disguise as a mommy πŸ˜‰

  39. sherri Hough
    August 18, 2018 / 10:47 pm

    Banana yummy!

  40. Angie McDonald
    August 18, 2018 / 11:15 pm

    Definitely the Strawberry!

  41. Sarah Mackay
    August 19, 2018 / 2:30 am

    Chocolate for me is my favourite

  42. Alice Gilkes
    August 19, 2018 / 2:33 am

    Definitely chocolate flavour.

  43. Christina Palmer
    August 19, 2018 / 2:20 pm

    I would love to try the chocolate one

  44. john prendergast
    August 19, 2018 / 3:31 pm

    the chocolate flavour

  45. Emma Nixon
    August 19, 2018 / 7:44 pm

    Banana. Actually i would like to mix the choc and the banana one

  46. Vikki Sanderson
    August 19, 2018 / 11:43 pm

    I love Yazoo Banana!

  47. Lorna Ledger
    August 20, 2018 / 11:23 am

    Strawberry, yummy!

  48. Mandy Mason
    August 20, 2018 / 4:47 pm

    Chocolate flavour for me x

  49. charlotte
    August 20, 2018 / 5:28 pm

    strawberry is my fave yazzoo

  50. Charlene Merrall
    August 20, 2018 / 8:27 pm

    The strawberry! I think my little girl would love the banana one

  51. gemma hendry
    August 21, 2018 / 2:19 pm

    banana is my fave as its so tasty

  52. Tracy Hanley
    August 22, 2018 / 10:50 am

    My little monkeys would love the strawberry

  53. Clare Hubbard
    August 22, 2018 / 12:20 pm

    I love the banana flavour

  54. Pam Francis Gregory
    August 22, 2018 / 9:25 pm

    Strawberry is our favourite

  55. cheryl hadfield
    August 22, 2018 / 10:26 pm

    chocolate

  56. kris mc
    August 23, 2018 / 3:59 pm

    Strawberry

  57. purpleshoes
    August 25, 2018 / 4:33 pm

    ooh banana for me please! Yum!

  58. Andrea A
    August 26, 2018 / 8:44 pm

    I’d like to try the chocolate flavour

  59. LOUISE HEATON
    August 27, 2018 / 12:13 am

    Oooh…Decisions…I think that might be banana as I usually go for strawberry milkshake.

  60. Ruth Harwood
    August 27, 2018 / 7:06 am

    would love to try the banana, I’ve never tried it before! xx

  61. Abby may
    August 27, 2018 / 7:10 am

    Banana

  62. JULIE WARD
    August 29, 2018 / 12:27 am

    The strawberry which is grandsons favourite

  63. Sarah Cooper
    August 29, 2018 / 11:03 am

    I would like to try chocolate

  64. jo liddement
    August 29, 2018 / 7:37 pm

    The chocolate flavour looks delicious

  65. Rich Tyler
    September 2, 2018 / 7:06 pm

    Chocolate!!!

  66. Jules page
    September 2, 2018 / 9:16 pm

    I would love to tr6 strawberry.

  67. Sam Parkes
    September 2, 2018 / 11:10 pm

    Strawberry Yahoo is my favourite

  68. betsy ferguson
    September 3, 2018 / 11:45 am

    we would like to try the chocolate flavoured one please x

  69. Sally Collingwood
    September 3, 2018 / 7:04 pm

    The chocolate flavour

  70. James Travis
    September 3, 2018 / 9:21 pm

    Banana flavour

  71. Carole Nott
    September 4, 2018 / 6:28 pm

    Chocolate is my favourite flavour

  72. Sarah Mcknight
    September 4, 2018 / 8:01 pm

    Chocolate, sounds yummy.

  73. sara owen
    September 4, 2018 / 8:44 pm

    My favourite is the strawberry one. Really want to try the aero one

  74. vicki hennie
    September 5, 2018 / 2:50 pm

    strawberry is a firm favorite in our house xx

  75. Emma Middleton
    September 5, 2018 / 9:50 pm

    Would love to try the banana

  76. Lucy Masters
    September 5, 2018 / 10:29 pm

    Chocolate

  77. Victoria Prince
    September 6, 2018 / 11:50 am

    I would love to try the strawberry flavour.

  78. Danielle Spencer
    September 6, 2018 / 3:34 pm

    Would love to try the chocolate.

  79. donna l jones
    September 7, 2018 / 9:42 am

    Strawberry

  80. Libby Noack
    September 7, 2018 / 12:35 pm

    We would love to try the chocolate flavour πŸ™‚

  81. Kelly Hemmings
    September 7, 2018 / 2:12 pm

    CHOCOLATE

  82. sheri Darby
    September 7, 2018 / 3:12 pm

    Strawberry

  83. sheri Darby
    September 7, 2018 / 3:13 pm

    Strawberry is our favourite

  84. Rebecca Whatmore
    September 7, 2018 / 4:15 pm

    We are chocolate lovers!

  85. Lynn Neal
    September 7, 2018 / 8:32 pm

    We would love to try banana!

  86. Diana
    September 7, 2018 / 9:58 pm

    Would like to try banana πŸ™‚

  87. Allan Fullarton
    September 8, 2018 / 8:55 am

    Strawberry

  88. Rebecca Powell
    September 8, 2018 / 11:26 am

    Chocolate

  89. Caroline Shepherd
    September 8, 2018 / 11:56 am

    Chocolate, can’t go wrong with chocolate!

  90. Miss Tracy Hanson
    September 8, 2018 / 12:08 pm

    Strawberry please. What a great idea.

  91. AnnaSSS
    September 8, 2018 / 3:49 pm

    Banana! Its our Favoured!

  92. Kat Glynn
    September 8, 2018 / 5:07 pm

    Strawberry! x

  93. Sarah Parker
    September 8, 2018 / 6:57 pm

    chocolate

  94. MANDY DOHERTY
    September 8, 2018 / 7:24 pm

    Loved to try the chocolate

  95. Angela Macdonald
    September 8, 2018 / 9:23 pm

    banana

  96. Ellen Stafford
    September 8, 2018 / 9:26 pm

    Chocolate is my favourite x

  97. paula cheadle
    September 8, 2018 / 11:20 pm

    I’d love banana

  98. Adrian Bold
    September 9, 2018 / 12:08 am

    I would most like to try the chocolate.

  99. alice lightning
    September 9, 2018 / 12:18 am

    all sound yummy but the banana please

  100. Dominique Watts
    September 9, 2018 / 9:12 am

    Strawberry or banana! I love a surprise x

  101. carol boffey
    September 9, 2018 / 10:25 am

    i love the strawberry one

  102. Rebecca Mercer
    September 9, 2018 / 11:08 am

    Strawberry 😍

  103. Jeanette Leighton
    September 9, 2018 / 11:10 am

    Chocolate

  104. Helen Newton
    September 9, 2018 / 3:56 pm

    Chocolate please xx

  105. Sabrina Baldock
    September 9, 2018 / 5:24 pm

    Would love to try strawberry

  106. melody cross
    September 9, 2018 / 6:03 pm

    banana

  107. Hayley Todd
    September 9, 2018 / 6:34 pm

    Being a chocoholic, I would most like to try the Chocolate flavour!

  108. Amy Jo McLellan
    September 9, 2018 / 6:39 pm

    Banana please πŸ˜€

  109. Alison Johnson
    September 9, 2018 / 7:00 pm

    Chocolate πŸ™‚

  110. Ema J Lowe
    September 9, 2018 / 7:21 pm

    I would like to try the banana one

  111. ellie spider
    September 9, 2018 / 7:23 pm

    banana – it’s my fave flavour of milkshake

  112. laura frost
    September 9, 2018 / 7:35 pm

    chocolate

  113. Maggie Drummond
    September 9, 2018 / 7:38 pm

    Chocolate

  114. Natalie Crossan
    September 9, 2018 / 8:28 pm

    I’d love to try Strawberry x

  115. Nancy Bradford
    September 9, 2018 / 8:37 pm

    I would have to go with my daughter’s choice of banana x

  116. Tammy Neal
    September 9, 2018 / 9:54 pm

    Banana x

  117. Kate Davies
    September 9, 2018 / 11:38 pm

    Strawberry πŸ“

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