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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. 

The Kids Zone has dozens of free downloads for rainy day activities and be sure to enter our fantastic competitions. Its free and only takes a minute to register your email address. You can also opt to receive our monthly enewsletter. 

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Best wishes, Alison Nelson, Editor

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Upcoming Event

Scarborough Seafest Maritime Festival

Ahoy there shipmates! Celebrate the Yorkshire Coast's amazing Maritime Heritage.

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NEW Bump & Bounce Mega Parties

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


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.
Naughty but nice Puddings!

Naughty but nice Puddings!

Check out our delicious puddings, my favourite is the limoncello trifle, not suitable for the kids, but there are some other scrummy recipes that the whole family can enjoy! Take a look in our pudding section for recipes to make summer BBQ's and eating alfresco all the more tasty! My girls LOVE the chocolate pizza - making it, but mostly eating it!

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!   

Keeping your child safe around water this summer …

It’s essential to ensure your children will be safe around the water this summer.

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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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Durham Nursery Achieves Outstanding from OFSTED

Clever Clogs Day Nursery achieves Outstanding across the board from OFSTED inspectors.

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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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