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Hello and Welcome to Raring2go! Co Durham & Darlington: the GO-TO GUIDE for you and your child in this area.

If it's a day out, a new class or inspiration for a birthday party this website is full of ideas to help you. 

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Our KidsZone is packed full of activities for indoors and out, plus loads of colouring in and activity sheets to download and print off.
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!!

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!   

NEW Bump & Bounce Mega Parties

Mega Party brings you the NEW Bump n Bounce Party to selected venues on Teesside and inCo Durham 


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A Day out at Billingham Forum

Raring2go! Readers Review

An Action Packed Day Out at Billingham Forum Go Climb and Ice Skating


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3...2...1...BLAST OFF! The First Hippo on the Moon

Two big hippos. One ENORMOUS dream. Who can make it to the moon first? 3 ...2 ...1 ...BLAST OFF!

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Raring2go! Reviews Gangsta Granny Live on Stage!

Perfect Family Theatre - It would be a crime to miss Gangsta Granny Live!  Fast moving action

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