A Secret Garden Adventure with Energizer!

Over a month ago now Energizer sent Ben, Chloe and Amy a fabulous parcel of goodies to help them have a secret garden adventure!  Between illness, bad weather and generally having a really busy time of it, it took us absolutely ages to find an opportunity to get out together in the evening!

At the moment our own garden is something of a mud bath so we decided it would be more of an adventure to go to the local park.  Equipped with our bespoke adventure map and a range of night-time investigating tools we set off to explore the secrets the park at night-time!

Ready for adventure - Energizer Secret Garden Adventure

Our personalised map detailed four mini challenges for Ben, Chloe and Amy to complete with the help of their Energizer head torches and new Secret Life of Pets cuddly toys!  Of course just being out at night was exciting in itself but the three of them were keen to follow the instructions on their map and see what they could discover.

Exploring at night with Energizer Secret Garden Adventure

The first challenge was to turn off our torches and look into the night sky to see what we could spot – unfortunately we’d picked a really cloudy night and couldn’t really see anything at all except for the glow of the moon.

Energizer Secret Garden Adventure

Energizer Secret Garden Adventure - taking notes

Challenge number two was to estimate how many hops it would take for a bunny to cross the law and to do our own bunny impressions – the kids thought it was hilarious to have a hopping race across the park!  They looked especially comical with their little headlamps bobbing around in the dark!

bunny hops - Energizer Secret Garden Adventure

For our third task we were encouraged to use our adventure equipment to investigate under pebbles and leaves to see if we could find any creepy crawlies – despite our best efforts there was nobody to be found.  We decided it was probably just a bit too cold!

Searching for bugs - Energizer Secret Garden Adventure

Finally we used our “listening ears” to see if we could hear any nocturnal animals going about their business.  Nope. Not a single sound.  Just cars up on the main road.

Energizer Secret Garden Adventure - listening for noises

So our Energizer Secret Garden Adventure Challenge, whilst lots of fun, didn’t reveal any secrets of nocturnal animals in our local area – except perhaps that they’re super good at hiding!

night time in the park - Energizer Secret Garden Adventure

Energizer have teamed up with Secret Life of Pets to give you the chance to win a plush toy for your own secret adventures at home – just pick up a special promo pack from major participating retailers.

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  1. January 3, 2017 / 11:45 pm

    I think they sneak upstairs and sleep on our beds, as they are not normally allowed to!

  2. Margaret
    January 4, 2017 / 9:17 am

    A walk around our local park to see all the ghosts and ghouls coming out

  3. Kate Davies
    January 5, 2017 / 12:34 pm

    Our cat seeks out any clean washing and goes to sleep in it.

  4. Lynne Durkin
    January 5, 2017 / 1:49 pm

    Well the cat fur on the kitchen worktops is a giveaway that once we’re in bed they take advantage and explore places they usually aren’t allowed.

    January 5, 2017 / 5:36 pm

    We don’t have any pets now, I know the cat used to go on the kitchen worktop because he ate my sandwiches once, or he knocked them on the floor and the dog ate them

  6. tiffany wills
    January 5, 2017 / 8:52 pm

    I think the out dog sleeps on my bed and eats LOL

  7. sarah
    January 6, 2017 / 9:43 am

    Judging by that state of the place when I get back from work, I dread to think what they get up to

  8. Sarah N
    January 6, 2017 / 12:18 pm

    I’m sure mine get up to lots of mischief!

  9. Sheena Batey
    January 6, 2017 / 1:00 pm

    Climbing the curtains

  10. Michaela Hannah
    January 6, 2017 / 4:21 pm

    I reckon my cats definitely raid the biscuit tin 🙂

  11. Kat Allinson
    January 7, 2017 / 11:30 am

    I think my cats are secret ninja spies, heading out to solve mysteries and catch criminals haha

  12. Anni Ezmerelda Large
    January 7, 2017 / 12:00 pm

    I think my cat, Pigeon, puts on some death metal at the first opportunity she gets and headbangs, whilst my other cat, Ninja, is telling her to quit it because he’s trying to sleep! 😀

  13. Michelle Johnson
    January 7, 2017 / 6:08 pm

    My cats are naughty and like to try and gobble up any trace of food that might be around the house.

  14. January 7, 2017 / 6:47 pm

    I would love to think my dog has adventures but I suspect he just snoozes a lot

  15. Anna Wood
    January 7, 2017 / 9:16 pm

    I have the worlds laziest greyhound who spend all day sleeping! I think he just goes round dribbling on as many cushions as he can before I get back home!

  16. Jane Middleton
    January 7, 2017 / 10:30 pm

    I am not sure at all but would love to know

  17. Katie Skeoch
    January 7, 2017 / 10:44 pm

    I’m pretty sure my collie has a good old snooze on the sofa!

  18. January 8, 2017 / 1:22 am

    With 4 cats, 2 snakes and a dog I am sure they get up to all sorts of mischief – I am pretty sure they work together to open treat packets for a start

  19. Jo Glasspool
    January 8, 2017 / 2:49 am

    I think they throw parties due to the amount of mess they make!

  20. paula cheadle
    January 8, 2017 / 1:42 pm

    I think they sit in my chair when I am out, as not allowed on the chairs and sofa

  21. justine meyer
    January 8, 2017 / 3:11 pm

    All my cat does is eat and sleep I very much doubt she has any adventures, she is one lazy pussy cat x

  22. Hayley Todd
    January 8, 2017 / 5:18 pm

    I think our cat gets up to all sorts of mischief! She is a very naughty cat!

  23. Amanda Rose Smith
    January 8, 2017 / 5:24 pm

    our dogs ted and benson like to be on guard and sit by the window waiting for us to return home

  24. Kate Knight
    January 8, 2017 / 6:08 pm

    Go out and catch mice together

  25. allison sullivan
    January 8, 2017 / 8:15 pm

    my 3 naughty spaniels have been caught out many times having adventures in our home,more recently they know how to open their door on their crate and open my kitchen door and door handle quite easily and then going into my living room and making their very own spaniel den buy putting all the cushions off the sofas and hiding under them

  26. Minnie rose
    January 8, 2017 / 9:55 pm

    Exploring my shoes, bags and coats 🙂

  27. Ellen Stafford
    January 8, 2017 / 11:05 pm

    Probably run around the house like mad.

  28. Laura Harrison
    January 8, 2017 / 11:37 pm

    Probably sneaks into the bedrooms and makes themselves comfy on the beds xx

    January 9, 2017 / 5:01 am

    sleep all day

  30. tina Glover
    January 9, 2017 / 6:52 am

    Our cats are bonkers so it would be something daft! I’m sure they would probably sit in the bath with no water in it and climb curtains and jump off…..Well ziggy would. Stardust would probably not move as she is the laziest cat in the world lol! x

  31. Mark Rayner
    January 9, 2017 / 9:24 am

    I have Chickens and I’m pretty sure they are trained to escape and return to they coup without us knowing.

  32. Gill Mitchell
    January 9, 2017 / 10:56 am

    I think they go and hang out with all the other pets on the street and have a street party 😀

  33. Kelly Hirst
    January 9, 2017 / 11:39 am

    Probably having a party 😉 or eating things that shouldn’t be eaten!

  34. Theresa Alison
    January 9, 2017 / 1:32 pm

    My dog is getting old now but I do tend to put throws on the sofa as sometimes he likes to roll around , gamboll all over it and act like a puppy. When I am out he probably sleeps ( he has the parrot to keep an eye out for him even though he more sillier than the dog ).

  35. Melanie stanbridge
    January 9, 2017 / 1:50 pm

    I think they jump around on the sofas because the cushions have always moved!!??

  36. Laura Kevlin
    January 9, 2017 / 2:38 pm

    I think they’d team up and raid the cupboards!

  37. Charley
    January 9, 2017 / 4:29 pm

    I think that my dog bounces off the sofas and plays with her ball when I’m not around.

  38. cheryl sutton
    January 9, 2017 / 4:41 pm

    We dont have pets but if we did I think they would probably be the leaders of the gang gathering together all of the other animals and leading the streets 😉

  39. Deborah Mackenzie
    January 9, 2017 / 7:31 pm

    we have come home to the rugs in the kitchen all messed up; it looked like they had been playing under them! I am sure they go into places they are not allowed to.

  40. Laura Findlay
    January 9, 2017 / 8:00 pm

    My cats like running up and down the room judging my the state of the rug and sofa when we get home lol x

  41. Diana
    January 9, 2017 / 8:36 pm

    Sleeping on the sofa!

  42. sandy
    January 9, 2017 / 9:11 pm

    mostly sleeping lol

  43. Lorna Upton
    January 9, 2017 / 9:14 pm

    Never seen this film

  44. TEE simpson
    January 9, 2017 / 9:25 pm

    i think they got on the kitchen sides because theyre not allowed normally

  45. Pauline Black
    January 9, 2017 / 9:58 pm

    I’m sure my dog rubs her butt on my pillow as I won’t let her in the bed!

  46. Natalie Crossan
    January 9, 2017 / 10:15 pm

    run around like mad and eat all the meat!

  47. Michelle Cheeseman
    January 9, 2017 / 10:27 pm

    Probably sleeping and scaring the postman! : )

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