Monday, 25 January 2016

Pip Ahoy! Welcome To Salty Cove DVD Review And Giveaway.

Welcome To Salty Cove is the brand new release from Pip Ahoy! and is available on DVD and Digital Download from today!! Made by Cosgrove Hall Fitzpatrick (the people who brought us Dangermouse and Count Duckula) and voiced by a cast including Emma Tate and Sir David Jason, Pip Ahoy! centres around the inhabitants of the fictional seaside resort, Salty Cove.

Although Pip Ahoy! is most suited to younger children aged 2-6, my boys both enjoy snuggling on the sofa watching it, especially when they're tired after school. It's a calmer show rated as universally suitable, with an easily understood storyline and very distinct, likeable characters.


We previously reviewed Christmas Ahoy!, a special festive Pip Ahoy DVD. Welcome To Salty Cove is the first DVD from the TV Series as seen previously on Channel 5's Milkshake! and features 13 full episodes and an impressive 143 minutes runtime.

That is a big DVD for young children and represents excellent value - it's also far more fun for parents than when the children choose the same 30 minute DVD for 'TV time' day after day.

As I mentioned in my earlier Pip Ahoy! review, the style of the direction and animation (and inclusion of David Jason!) bring an air of nostalgia and familiarity to this animated show for the adults watching. The relaxed approach to character voices is amusing, natural, and very easy on the ear, and I'd much rather watch Pip Ahoy! with my children than most of the TV they otherwise watch.

Welcome To Salty Cover has some lovely little stories, and they all end well. There's a great emphasis on helpfulness and friendship, and Pip is actually a very likeable young man. The stories are simple and easy for youngsters to follow, but the style offers something for the adults.


Pip Ahoy! Welcome To Salty Cove is available from today on DVD and Digital Download at all good DVD stockists in store and online, priced around £10.

If you are a fan of Pip Ahoy! then Anna at In The Playroom has shared some great free printable Pip Ahoy! activities and colouring pages that you can download.


There will also be a Pip Ahoy! Twitter party on Thursday 25th February from 1-2.30pm. Pip Ahoy! Twitter Page will be giving away 20 copies of the Welcome To Salty Cove DVD to fans. Join in using the hashtag #PipAhoy! 

To celebrate the launch of the new DVD I have a copy of Pip Ahoy! Welcome To Salty Cove to give away to one of my readers. Entry to the giveaway is by Gleam form below. Entries will close at midnight Wednesday 24th February and is open to UK entries only please.

For all of my other giveaways, please see my giveaways page....

Pip Ahoy! Welcome To Salty Cove DVD Giveaway

We were sent out copy of Pip Ahoy! Welcome To Salty Cove for review.

69 comments:

  1. Punta Prima on Menorca is one of my favourites as it is sooooo sandy and the sea is shallow to quite away out so great for paddling with the kids!

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    1. luskentyre on the isle of harris in the outer hebrides

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  2. Brighton beach was very special because all the family met together there for a party.

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  3. New Brighton beach, its special as it is local to me, has love!y sand and you can see the river Mersey.

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  4. the city beach in perth, australia - it was beautiful!

    Ashleigh

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  5. a beach in majorca watching my son trying to surf with a lilo

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  6. Before kids!!! I went to Antigua and whilst we were there we took a boat trip to Barbuda and it was the most perfect beach with turquoise blue waters I would love to go back one day!!!

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  7. I love Hayle in Cornwall, 3 miles of glorious sand, reminds me of our caravan holidays when my children were small. Hopefully we will take the grandchildren soon.

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  8. Has to be Jacob's Ladder in Sidmouth, Devon. We visited it when I visited my grandad as a little girl as he lived at a house on top of the cliffs! It was the best beach as it had beautiful golden sand and a little ice cream shack that you had to walk up 4 flights of stairs to get to!

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  9. Where is the best beach you've ever been to, and what made it special . . . . .Kynance Cove Cornwall . . . . fantastic location and sandy beach

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  10. Beach we went to in Fuertuventura was awesome, nice weather and nice view/ comfortable places to sit

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  11. I love the Mumbles in South wales.

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  12. Going back many years before the Maldives was developed for tourism-Meerufenfushi was the loveliest place I've ever been. The island's "motto" was 'No news,no shoes'- there was no electricity (except for a few generators!); no hot water- we showered in rainwater caught on the roof of our hut; we ate whatever the fishermen brought in that day..it was idyllic

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  13. My favourite beach is Coney Beach in Porthcawl, just because I have so many happy memories of it :)

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  14. We live near Morecambe and we love it there!

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  15. Margaret Clarkson
    Hornsea Beach is very nice, I have happy memories of times with friends there.

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  16. St Thomas in the Caribbean, because the sand was white and the ocean a beautiful clear blue.

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  17. Margaret river in Western Australia, gorgeous and clean with the ocean spanning miles & miles until the next land mass

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  18. Mawgan Porth in Cornwall has the best beach ever, we went there quite a few times as children and I have such good memories, a lovely clean beach with rockpools to search in

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  19. Labadee - it was out of this world!

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  20. My favourite is Cala Sant Francesc on the Costa Brava, it's beautiful and quiet.

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  21. I love Filey beach, a traditional english beach because i get to spend time with the family there x

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  22. I love Ayr beach as it being back lots of childhood memories

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  23. Always liked south beach in bridlington

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  24. a beach in the north east of Majorca, pure white sand and secluded, perfect

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  25. I like Hunstanton beach only because it's where we have been many times and have a lot of memories there

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  26. Southern Down in South wales as it was the first time my son went in the sea

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  27. Brixham beach with the kids taking them to where their dad grew up x

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  28. In a South of France at Palavas Les Flots our first family holiday to the beach was awesome.

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  29. Sounds like a great dvd, thanks for linking up to #toytuesday

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    1. Thanks Mandi! Thank you for hosting :)

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  30. Weston Mare Mare in the mud, lots of fun!!

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  31. Marbella beach first holiday without parents and lots of great memories

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  32. Trebarwith Strand in Cornwall - lovely for surfing, sunbathing and with plenty of rock pools for the children to fish.

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  33. Beach in Turkey, was lovely and quiet :)

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  34. Weymouth in Dorset has a lovely beach

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  35. Blackpool, as I can recall being there many years ago with the children, and there was a puppet show performance on the beach. The children loved the puppet show, it was lovely to see them so happy and on holiday.

    Rachel Craig

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  36. New Brighton because it is back home

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  37. Yes, in the south west, UK, there are so many fabulous beaches. My favourite is the town beach in Lyme Regis, Dorset.

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  38. beach in Kefalonia just past skala. I snorkelled all day and the fish were amazing ive never been that close before

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  39. Barbados it was so clean and warm

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  40. Great Yarmouth is a fave of mine as a kid it was close enough that on a nice day our family could drive down there and get to spend most t day there.It mite not be t poshest or prettiest but it has such strong good memories for me its a winner.

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  41. I love Ferring Beach, because it holds lots of wonderful memories - we not only take the family there but also take our dog 'Rolo' there...used to take our other dog 'Sniff' who sadly passed away 6 months ago. My grandson loves it there watching Rolo dip in and out of the sea...there are not many beaches which allow dogs anymore so Ferring is one of the closest to us and it's beautiful.

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  42. I loved Cala Gracioneta in Ibiza. You had to walk around a cliff to get to it and it wasn't very well known so was often very quiet.

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  43. For me its Anse Lazio, Praslin Island, Seychelles. Gorgeous!

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  44. Northumberland bambrugh castle it was special for the sea life

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  45. My favourite beach is Weston-Super-Mare as that is where my parents usually took me and I did for my son.

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  46. Margate beach has always had a special place in my heart, as this is where we spent our weekends when I was a child

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  47. Manly beach in Australia it was so warm, relaxing and far away from any worries

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  48. The best beach I have ever been to was in Broome in Australia. It was during a years backpacking so a very special time for me.

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  49. Woolacombe bay is truly beautiful we go every year x

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  50. In the UK I really like Tresaith in West Wales - beautiful scenery and plenty of things to do :) outside of the UK I like St augustine in Florida :)

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  51. I like the beach at Exmouth as I visited there when I was younger

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  52. venice beach in LA , as was a very special one off trip .

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  53. it may sound strange but I love the beach at Morecambe bay Ive had some of the best family days there

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  54. Leysdown as it's where my mum and dad met

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  55. Nolton Haven in wales its small but stunning

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  56. Hunstanton because it was my kids first time at the beach.

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  57. Weymouth - I went with a friend when I was very young, and although my memory of it is a bit blurry, I still remember that we had an amazing time.

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  58. Brighton beach as it's my hometown x

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  59. Skegness beach with parents it was our regular holiday and we got to ride the donkeys!

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  60. Mine is Weymouth, just because I have so many fond memories of wonderful days by the sea there as a child!

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  61. Gorleston Beach - just been voted one of the best in the country - it's unspoilt

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  62. La Baulle, France, lovely & sandy xx

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