CHRISTMAS is coming early this year with delightful gift and clothing boutiques and big name children’s brands making their way to the PE Express Kids and Baby Expo at the Boardwalk, giving an exciting opener to the start of the spring school holidays from September 29 to October 1.Visitors to the Eastern Cape’s best and biggest family expo can look forward to a number of new and exhibiting exhibitors launching and promoting products with exclusive price offers and giveaways, so you can bank on great savings and the added convenience of a multitude of stores all under one roof.In celebration of this year’s Kids Rule! expo theme, event director Linda Harwood promised visitors a full weekend of action-packed activities for kids and a wide range of stands for parents to visit while the kids have fun.Children will receive a warm welcome with a First Choice flavoured Milki, while moms will receive a shopper bag with a competition entry form and a free family magazine: either Living and Loving, Your Family, Essentials, Food and Home, SA Garden and Home or Your Family magazine.All visitors will receive an expo day pass wristband for multi-access to the Expo and the Boardwalk complex.Doors will open on Friday, September 29, at 9am with all-day free indoor entertainment, from shopping to fashion shows, Sandart, free face painting, climbing walls, biking, pedal go-karting, cricket and soccer fun. There is also a delicious café rest area to rest weary feet and tantalize taste buds. The café area will host the fun Kids Expo Selfie Booth with quirky props and a chance to meet and take a photo with Spiderman, Snow Queen, Minion and the ever popular Barney! Algoa FM’s Briony Sparg and Charlton Tobias will be hosting the event and keeping visitors up to date on the entertainment and action schedule throughout the three-day family fun expo weekend. The expo is proud to once again be partnered with our favourite milk brand – First Choice, who headline the First Choice All Day Action Stage with their popular Smoothie competition. The Boardwalk will be supplying the ingredients from yoghurts and custards to delectable sprinkles and fruits. One of their chefs will have the hard task of judging the children’s delicious smoothie creations and First Choice are supplying bumper hamper prizes to make it worth their while.The all-day stage programme includes daily puppet shows, reptile shows by Jeru of Animals in Wonderland, soccer fun, yoyo competitions, fashions shows and more!Lookout for the entry box at the Expo entrance to hand in your entry form for a chance at the whopping R72 000 family prizes and loads of amazing Expo Exclusive specials.Expo visitors have a chance to win prizes on a daily basis, with two winners drawn each day at 4pm. These winners will then re-enter the draw for the whopper of a family prize valued at over R54 000. The entry form will be published in PE Express, every Wednesday.Stokke has selected top of the range baby-care items for the lucky winner: Stokke Xplory, valued at R18 000, Stokker iZisleep car chair, valued at R7 000, Stokke Sleepi Bed, worth R13 000, Stokke Flexi Bath and insert, worth R1 000 and premium linen, valued at R3 000. In addition, the winner will receive a Kids Emporium bumper hamper, valued at R4 000, a portable Jungle Gym worth R6 500 from Windsor Forest Products and a Family Photo Shoot, valued at R1 600, from Impact Photography. The six consolation prizes include six Kids Emporium hampers, valued at R1 350, six R500 First Choice Voucher, three 12-inch balance bikes from Muna Bikes, worth R1 150, and three Beans with Wings Party Hire, valued at R1 000.Parents can also look forward to a comfortable day out with family-friendly features at the expo, such as: . Baby Changing Room by Nesting Place and a Private breast-feeding area for moms . Wheelchair and pram assistance . Delicious lunch and snack options in the Expo Café . Loads of Free fun for children, so that parents can comfortably shop around.Entry will be R40 for adults and R25 for kids and pensioners, with babies under 12 months attending for free. Tickets can be pre-bought online via www.harwoodevents.co.z and will be sold at the entrance to the expo on the weekend. An exciting all-day 9am to 6pm on Friday and Saturday and 9am to 5pm on Sunday Entertainment Programme is planned for all three days. Lookout for the entry form in the PE Express every Wednesday to stand a chance of winning one of the wonderful family prizes valued at up to R72 000!For more info contact Linda Harwood on firstname.lastname@example.org.