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Blenheim Palace is OPEN - FREE ENTRY for up to 4 Children
Blenheim Palace is OPEN - FREE ENTRY for up to 4 Children
22 Jul 2020 - 31 Aug 2020 - 43.2 miles away
Birdland is OPEN
Birdland is OPEN
22 Jul 2020 - 31 Dec 2020 - 60.06 miles away
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Dick Whittington and His Cat
1 Dec 2020 - 3 Jan 2021 - 0 miles away
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Raring2go! Watford magazine

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Welcome to the Raring2go! Watford and Hemel Hempstead pages. As you are on the website already, you must know a little bit aboutRaring2go! - so let me introduce myself first.

I live in Abbots Langley with my husband Julian and 4 children, 9 year old triplets Jessica, Joshua, and Amy, then 11 month old Melissa. How do I do it? ..... Well, just like you 'we survive'!

Before I had my trio I headed up a creative and marketing department for a software company. I returned to work part time whilst grandparents rotated the childcare. As the children started play school the childcare started to get complicated and three 2 years olds started to get too active! I stumbled across the Raring2go! business and upon more investigation and consideration it seemed a the perfect thing to do to suit all my needs. With my creative experience and experience of being a mother of 3 young children in Watford, I like to think I am in a good position to bring Raring2go! Watford to you.

I launched the fist issue of Watford back in 2006. After various feedback from businesses and parents I launched Raring2go! Hemel Hempstead in 2011. Over the last five years I hope to have given you lots of inspiration but as things constantly change I am happy to admit (to you, not my children) that this Mummy does not know everything and would welcome any feedback and information from you. So if you are aware of a school event, some interesting news, and community days that needs publicising - we love to hear from you!  Additionally if you know a business, own a business or your children belong to a brilliant class then please drop me a line.

Now for the hardcore information about Raring2go!:

  • Raring2go! Watford distributes 20,000 magazines in WD3, WD4, WD5, WD6, WD7, WD17, WD18, WD19, WD23, WD24, WD25.

  • Raring2go! Hemel Hempstead distributes 10,000 magazines in HP1, HP2 HP3 and HP4

  • Magazines are distributed via school book bags, libraries, nurseries, leisure centres and other family-orientated outlets. If you would like to join the distribution network, or can't find a copy, then please contact me.

  • We publish 4 issues a year and distribution takes place a few weeks prior to the school holidays - Easter, Summer, October half-term & Christmas.

  • Advertising starts from as little as £25 per issue. I have marketing and design experience, so would be happy to help with your marketing plan and assist with design and budget.

I hope you continue to find the website and magazine useful - and please ..... remember to mention Raring2go! wherever you go.

For more up to date information follow me on Twitter and Facebook. You will find links on the left!

Best wishes,

Carolyn Hill

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