Last month we went back in time to the age of the dinosaurs with our Lonely Planet Kids ‘design a dinosaur’ competition. We received some fantastic entries and can’t wait to see what your travellers-in-training dream up next. For this month’s creative competition, we’re looking to the future and visiting unexplored territories, inspired by our How to be a Space Explorer book. The winner will get their hands on a bundle of Lonely Planet Kids books!

The task

First, watch our How to be a Space Explorer video. Then write your own rap, poem or short story about a trip into space, starting with the sentence ‘If I was a space explorer…’. Tell us where you’d go and describe all the cosmic things you’d see. If you like, you could draw a picture to go with your entry.  The most inspiring and creative entry will win a selection of Lonely Planet Kids books, including How to be a Space Explorer!

How to enter

There are three ways you can help your child enter the Space Explorer competition:

  1. Scan their entry and send it from your email address to Lonely Planet at; or
    Send their original entry to us via post to:
  2. Space Explorer competition
    c/- Lonely Planet MC2C5
    BBC Media Centre
    201 Wood Lane, London
    W12 7TQ
  3. Post your child’s entry to your blog and email the link to your blog to

You will need to include your email address with any entry sent via registered post so that we can contact you if your child’s entry is chosen as the winner. Entries must be received by 30th November 2014.

The prize

The lucky winner will receive a selection of Lonely Planet Kids titles, valued at £60 and their winning entry will be featured on

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