Raring2go! Magazine launches family–friendly businesses awards


Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire’s only dedicated family magazine, Raring2go! has launched the second Raring2go! Awards.

Victoria Withy, publisher of the magazine said, “The inaugural Raring2go! Awards were a huge success last year, over 1600 people putting forward nominations for over 160 businesses in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire and the 2,100 people who voted for the top three in each of the nine categories.”

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“We have added additional categories this year – Best Family Attraction, Best Family Event of 2016 and Best New (family friendly) Business Launched Between January and December 2016. Again we are asking all families in the North East of Scotland to help us celebrate all the brilliant family-friendly places to go and things to do throughout Aberdeen City and Shire by nominating and voting for their favourites in any or all of our 13 categories.

“You can nominate any business you like for any relevant category, but it must have a registered address with an AB postcode and be one that welcomes families with open arms!”

Raring2go! Magazine is dedicated to helping local families have fun and to make the most of the local area – to eat, shop, visit and play locally.

Victoria added, “As a small local business ourselves, we are all about connecting local families and local businesses. We want a buzzing, thriving City and vibrant local towns with variety and lots to offer – and we are so lucky to live in an area with strong local towns and dynamic business people working towards this too. We are delighted to be recognising the best for families in our area with the launch of the Raring2go! Awards.”

Nominations will open on Wednesday 1st March 2017 and close on Friday 31st March 2017. Click on smartsurvey.co.uk/s/r2goNominate to submit your nomination under the following categories:

1. Best Baby/Toddler Class
2. Best School-Age Club or Class
3. Best After-School/Holiday Club/Activity
4. Best Family-Friendly Eatery/Café/Restaurant
5. Best Family Retailer/Shop
6. Best Family Service (Photographers, Garage, Dentist, Hairdresser, etc.)
7. Best Party Entertainer
8. Best Party Place/Venue
9. Best Soft Play

And new for 2017:

10. Best Family Attraction
11. Best Family Event of 2016
12. Best New Business Launched Between January and December 2016

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