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Hello and welcome to Raring2go! the definitive guide of what to do and where to go for parents, carers and children.

Between the magazine & the website - we've got it covered!

Hello and welcome to Raring2go! Aberdeen City & Aberdeenshire; helping you find places to go and things to do with your children locally - the best places to go, things to do, days out with the kids, places to shop, play, eat and stay. There  are lots of events and activities coming up this season, which you'll find in the What's On? calendar above.

To view the latest issue of the magazine, please click the image to the left.

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Latest News

There is SO much going on in our area - read our reviews, search our events diary or click the Competitions tab above to enter our latest competitions. Good luck! 

Tell us what YOU think!

We are looking at ways to make Raring2go! better for you - and would really appreciate five minutes of your time to do a quick survey and give us some feedback and anything you'd like to see included in the magazine this year. Click here and let us know what you think! You'll also be entered into a draw to win a family ticket to Cineworld.


Bookings are now being taken for the Summer 2017 issue due out from 2nd June 2017 and reaching 32,500 families across Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire! To find out how you can promote your family-friendly business with us, email Victoria on or call 07795 18228. Deadline for booking is 10th May 2017.

Or watch our video to meet the team, see where we are based and what we do to get each fantastic issue of the magazine out to you!


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Latest Event

Aberdeen Hogmanay Celebrations

Join us to celebrate Hogmanay with live music and fireworks. Live music and Fireworks.

Latest Feature

Managing School Transition

Managing school transition: They say the only thing constant in life is change - for us all!

Visit our KidsZone

Our KidsZone is packed full of activities for indoors and out, plus loads of colouring in and activity sheets to download and print off.
hosting a Haunted House Party

hosting a Haunted House Party

Raise money for the British Heart Foundation whilst having a fang-tastic time! Entertain your guest by playing ghostly games and dancing to mysterious music. Why not wow your guests with these healthy and tasty spooky snacks? If you would like to do some freaky face paints then watch these step by step video tutorials. Fri 27th-31st Oct

Halloween Recipes

Halloween Recipes

Halloween is the perfect time of year to get creative in the kitchen and making food scarily fun! Whether you want to jazz up a slice of cheese on toast or go full out for a party with spooky drinks and disgusting nibbles we have some great Halloween recipes for you right here. The kids will love getting involved - or have a surprise goulish meal!!

Delicious Afternoon Tea at Benugo, John Lewis

Benugo,  in our Aberdeen store earlier this summer, takes its inspiration from across the Atlantic.

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Star Business - Bancon Homes

Bancon Homes new-homes development company have been building houses for over 30 years.

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Holiday Health

Holiday Health There’s always a million things to do before jetting off on holiday...

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The Store's Scotch Eggs

The Store’s Mini (and Maxi) Scotch Eggs - easy to make!

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