Win a Day Ticket to Beamish Museum

“What sport can visitors have a go at on summer Sundays at Beamish?”

Visit our Competitions Page to Enter. Closing Date for entries 1st August 2014. Subject to our standard terms and conditions. Available on request.


Win a Family Ticket to the Life Science Centre – A truly great day out.

What is the name of the latest under 7s planetarium show at Life Science Centre?

Visit our Competitions Page to enter. Closing Date for entries 1st August 2014. Subject to our standard terms and conditions. Available on request.

Crook Hall Gardens – Win a Family Season Ticket to the hall !

What is the name of the Crook Hall Ghost ?

Visit our Competitions Page and leave your answer. Good Luck.

Closing Date for entries 1st August 2014. Subject to our standard terms and conditions. Available on request.

Hardwick Live – The Place to be


BODY WORLDS Vital Exhibition at The Life Science Centre


GSK asks schools to submit ideas and articles to the magazine

Exciting times for the Get Set Kids magazine and the Sun is out. The Summer edition is well underway and looks like being packed with interesting things to see and do.

We like to target our content to our readership and we would like to invite you to share your ideas, events and triumphs with our audience. If you have any interesting articles or ideas please send them to and we will try to include as many as possible in the next printed edition. We will include all submitted content on the new website. Photographs should be sent in jpeg format whenever possible.

Please submit any up and coming events which you think may be of interest to our readership and we will include them in the ‘Whats On’ section.

Our new website is up and running and will be developing greatly over the next few weeks. Have a look – your comments are always appreciated.

Features include:

Blog section to keep you bang up to date

 Revamped Events Section – easily add our list of events into your own calendar.

 Competition Entry – enter competitions run in the magazine online.


We will also be adding to the amount of schools receiving Get Set Kids with expansion planned to encompass the Durham area and Tyneside.

Thank you once again for your help in making Get Set Kids an informative and expanding publication.


Kind Regards


The Get Set Kids Team

Space selling fast for the Summer Edition

Contact Keith on 01740 651501 to reserve your space.

Welcome to the New Get Set Kids website

The new GetSetKids website is now up and running in time for the Summer 2014 edition of the magazine. We will be running a series of competitions to win fantastic prizes which can be entered online in our new ‘Competitioons’ section.

we will also be using this blog section extensively to bring you new reviews, tips etc and it gives you the opportunity to voice your thoughts on the website and magazine.

Bye for now.
Get Set Kids Team

See The Big Picture

Big Picture Press is a new list of highly illustrated books launching in September 2013. Including Welcome to Mamoko – you become the storyteller with this wonderful wordless book, spot each character from page to page and discover a kaleidoscope of tales waiting to be told. Artcards:Accessorize – unique pull-out postcards that are made for you and made by you. With 16 artcard designs to colour in and decorate with over 600 stickers you are the designer, make it, stick it, hang it, send it, whatever you do make it your own. Nina’s Book of Little Things – Find your inner Nina and make a little mess, collect some little snowflakes and draw the tings a little bird said with one of the world’s best loved artists. Walk This World – Explore the everyday similarities and exotic differences of life around the world with this stunningly beautiful book. Beginning in New York, travel the world with every turn of the page. Peek through windows and doors by opening the may hidden lift flaps. The Goods – dozens upon dozens of games, comics, puzzles and other diversions compiled for your amusement including tiny word searches, big ready to draw monsters, medium sized chicks, a recipe for hero milk and much more. Maps – a celebration of the world from its immense mountains to its tiny insects and everything in between.

Ladybird Read It Yourself Series

Helping children to develop their key reading skills, Read It Yourself with Ladybird is a comprehensive fun and successful graded reading series, they have broadened their offering with the introduction of some of the nation’s favourite licensed characters and a Read It Yourself with Ladybird app. Now including Moshi Monsters, Peppa Pig, Charlie and Lola, Harry & The Dinosaurs. In four levels that progressively introduce wider vocabulary and longer stories as the reader’s ability grows. The app is available on Apple and Google devices. “a brilliant update to this learn to read series, Level 1 and 2 have been fantastic for my 5 year old to increase his confidence and he loves reading books about his favourite characters”.

Getting The Little Blighters to Eat by Claire Potter

Does your child decide they don’t like a good before they’ve even tried it? Do they say “Yuk” to foods they used to eat happily? Are mealtimes driving you nuts? This handy new book gives 30 simple rules to help struggling parents re-programme their children into happy, healthy adventurous eaters. Recommended by leading NHS specialist paediatric dietitian Anna Groom, the ideas and suggestions help parents to see how easy it is to create problems themselves and how the right thing to do isn’t always obvious. “fantastic little book full of great ideas to help parents help their kids”.

Fortunately The Milk by Neil Gaiman

Mum’s away, Dad’s in charge, there’s no millk so dad saves the day by going to get some. This is Neil Gaiman’s silliest story yet, be swept along on an adventure that will have children of all ages (and lots of childish grown ups) laughing with glee as Dad tries to get the milk home and possibly save the universe along the way. Illustrated by Chris Riddell. “a rip-roaring take with laughs right the way through”.

Archie’s Holiday by Domenica More Gordon

Join the loveable Archie as he packs his essentials and embarks on his dream holiday. Archie’s Holiday is that rare thing – a follow up picture book thatg is as witty and appealing as the original. The artwork is charming, endearing and irresistible. This fun picture book is a riot of canine fun for any dog lover. “We loved this book and our puppy loved it too”.

Even My Ears are Smiling by Michael Rosen

A wonderful collection of poems including classic favourites as well as brand new poems. The book is beautifully complimented by the audio CD read my the author. Illustrations by Babette Cole. “a beautifully illustrated book with charming poems that children will love”.

Princess Ponies The Special Secret and a Unicorn Adventure! by Chloe Ryder

Be whisked away to Chevalia, an enchanted island where ponies and horses rule, its magic powered by eight golden horseshoes hanging in the royal castle. But there is trouble afoot as the horseshoes have been stoken and must be found before Midsummer Day or the island will lose its magic. These are books 3 and 4 in this great series filled with unicorns, spooky night mares, princess ponies and magical adventure. For everyone who wishes ponies could talk. “these books will really appeal to young girls who love horses and ponies, adventure and magic”.

Hide! The Tiger’s Mouth is Open Wide! by Adam Frost

A tiger with toothache is terrifying as Tom and Sophie are about to find out, but when your dad is a zookeeper and your mum the zoo’s vet there’s also great fun to be had. An animal-packed caper with stacks of behind the scenes peaks at London Zoo. Great illustrations by Mark Chambers. “another great book in the London Zoo series, fantastic for little animal lovers”.

Unlocking The Spell by E D Baker

A spellbinding sequel to The Wide Awake Princess. Annie helped her sister Gwendolyn (aka Sleeping Beauty) wake up from the 100 year curse by reuniting her with Prince Beldegard so you’d think things would be back to normal, Think again! The prince is stuck in the body of a bear and the only way Annie can be free of the two irritating lovebirds is to come to his rescue. Classic storytelling with an imaginative twist. Ideal for girls and boys who like their adventure to be a fun filled romp with a host of great fairy tale characters.

What’s The Time Mr Wolf? by Debi Gliori

We’re lucky enough to be sent a lot of newly released books by the publishers to review and thought the Get Set Kids Club page would be a good place for you to access them. Please send us your own reviews of books you’ve read that we can include too.

What’s The Time Mr Wolf? by Debi Gliori

A celebration of nursery rhymes, children will love spotting all their favourite characters as well as practising to tell the time along the way. An original story inspired by the well known playground tag game. Stunning artwork reveals something new with every reading and the many fabulous details will keep you turning the pages again and again. “fantastic illustrations kept my five year old interested all the way through, a great way to teach them to tell the time”.

Bloomsbury Activity Books today launches the Pirate Activity and Princess Activity Apps

The new Bloomsbury Activity Books series has already sold over 70,000 copies since publication in October 2012. Now the activity books are brought to life using the StoryCreator software created by Shoo Fly (Winner of the Primary Digital Content Prize at the 2013 BETT awards) with today’s launch of the Pirate Activity App and the Princess Activity App, packed with multiple activities, dazzling animation and tons of stickers for pirate and princess fun. The apps are available on all Apple iPad devices, priced at £2.99 each.


Welcome to your very own swashbuckling pirate adventure! Sail the high seas in search of treasure, create your own amazing pirate stories and sticker scenes, crack the pirate codes and much more…

Navigate your way through the maze to reach treasure island
Create your very own pirate profile and make up your own pirate sticker scenes and stories
Count up the pirate skulls to unlock even more brilliant animation
Copy and colour the pirate scenes with Percy the Parrot and Pirate Paws the Cat
Have fun playing pirate spot the difference – watch out! They don’t stay the same every time…


Welcome to your very own pretty pink princess adventure! Dress up the princesses in different outfits, keep the fairy godmothers happy by playing spot the difference and create your own princess profiles, sticker scenes and stories.

Use the camera to make yourself appear as a princess! Look out for the frog!
Make up pretty princess sticker scenes and stories & play the princess memory game
Navigate your way through the maze to the princess carriage and unlock even more magical animation
Play princess spot the difference – watch out! They don’t stay the same every time…

The trailer featuring 4-year-old twins Rita and Curtis exploring the Bloomsbury Pirate and Princess Activity Apps is available to view at: