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Welcome to Raring2Go! Summer edition. . .

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

Hello and welcome to the Raring2go Bournemouth website, helping you find places to go and things to do with your children locally. There  are lots of events and activities coming up this season, which you'll find in the What's On calendar above.

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We've gone COMPETITION crazy this summer with prizes from the Oceanarium, The Junction and Hengistbury Head plus a special competition from Marwell Zoo and Marwell Hotel. They're all live now and simple to enter!

For animal loving families use the Nature Spotter article in the magazine to entertain the kids finding wildlife in the local area and use the Nature Spotter online article from Hengistbury Head & Stour Valley Nature Reserve to find more details about these amazing creatures.  I'd love to hear how you get on, emaill some of your pictures over to and I'll share as many as I can plus email the children a Nature Spotter certificate!

For parents with children starting school or moving up a stage this September we have some amazing advice in the Starting Big School article on helping children prepare for the change from Ringwood Waldorf School.  It's not the usual things parents are told (well I wasn't anyway!) and applies to so many life situations it's definitely worth reading.

Summer is also the season of every child's favourite school holiday. We've got loads of ideas for family days out, indoor and outside  and also Holiday Clubs and Classes to keep the children entertained plus if you need some R&R DK Health Studios are on standby with a range of treatments ;)



Bookings are now being taken for the Autumn 2017 issue due out from 4th September 2017 and reaching 12,000 families in Bournemouth and surrounding areas covering postcodes BH1 - 11, BH22 - 25 & BH31. To find out how you can promote your family friendly business email the Editor on Deadline for booking is 4th August 2017.


Latest Event

Save up to 30% at the Oceanarium!

Amazing savings of up to 30% off standard tickets, visit the Oceanarium during this summer holiday!

Latest Feature

I'm Going To Nursery

Separation anxiety is very common among young children, but this doesn't make it easy to cope with!

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.
Become a member today!

Become a member today!

Becoming a member of Raring2go! is quick and simple, and even better - it is FREE! For a couple of minutes of your time signing up you will be rewarded with a national and local newsletter monthly, as well as being eligible to take advantage of our members only discounts and competitions! What more do you need? Sign up today!

Raring2go! KidsZone

Raring2go! KidsZone

Over the weekends and holidays there are always times when your children need some chill out time, or to fill an hour or so, or they say the dreaded 5 letter word - BORED! Well, our KidsZone is here to rescue you and them from these moments. Full of puzzles, colouring in sheets and activities from films and programmes there is lots to keep busy!   

Meet Moors Valley's New Rangers

Go behind the scenes and meet 3 new seasonal rangers at Moors Valley Country Park!

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A tidy home means a holiday misspent


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Acres of family fun this Summer at Farmer Palmer’s

Indulge your inner child & squeeze a full day out for your money, making memories at Farmer Palmers.

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Dorset County Museum gets ready for Dippy!

Dorset County Museum extension plans approved ready for the arrival of Dippy the dinosaur in 2018.

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