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Welcome to Raring2Go!

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

Hi and welcome to the Raring2go Bournemouth website. Packed with family events we help you find places to go and things to do with your children across Bournemouth, Christchurch, Ringwood and beyond. There  are lots of events and activities coming up this winter 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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It's a great time to check out the local kids clubs and classes with something for everyone from creative discovery for babies, tennis for toddlers to stage school for older children.

Got a birthday coming up?  We’ve got our Party Directory to help you plan the best birthday ever! 


Bookings are now being taken for the Spring issue reaching 12,000 families in Bournemouth and surrounding areas covering postcodes BH1 - 11, BH22 - 25 & BH31. Can't wait that long ask about our digital options? To find out how you can promote your family friendly business email the Editor on

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Our bi-monthly newsletter is packed full of competition and discount updates

Upcoming Event

Cave Painting

Become a cave artist for the day at Hengistbury Head Visitor Centre                         

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New activity camps for kids with health challenges

Free residential camps in Blanford Forum will provide children with experience of a lifetime

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.


Most children love to help in the kitchen, whether it is preparing a whole meal or baking some tasty treats. We have lots of yummy recipes that the children can help with, and that the whole family can then enjoy eating. Click here to take a look at our recipe section for mealtime inspiration and cheeky goodies to try with the family this summer!!!

Mother's Day Craft Ideas

Mother's Day Craft Ideas

Your Mum will LOVE receiving something homemade from you this Mothering Sunday...take a look at our ideas here and make something extra special that can be treasured for years to come - from a homemade bunch of flowers (maybe placed on a tray of breakfast in bed, to a beautifully crafted photo frame with the children's faces smiling back at her... 

Talbot Heath School’s Spellbound 2

A Bournemouth Festival of Literature and Illustration for Children and Young Adults.

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Moors Valley Country Park win gold

Moors Valley named top large tourist attraction in South West in 30th anniversary year!

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Paultons Park unveils new animal attraction!

Little Africa will open to the public for the first time at Paultons Park  on Sunday, February 11..

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Moors Valley pledges support for breastfeeding

Country Park signs up to the Breastfeeding Welcome Scheme promoted by the Families & Babies charity.

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