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Get Set Kids is a free A5 independent community magazine for families with children, from birth to 11 years, in County Durham. Get Set Kids aims to offer families an interesting and relevant read that is worth hanging onto to be referred to again and again. Get Set Kids magazine is full of family life and includes:

  • Editorial Features
  • Advertising
  • Sports/Activities/Experiences
  • Clubs/Classes
  • Food/Eating/Recipes
  • Local Information/Campaigns
  • Events Calendar
  • Competitions
  • Readers Offers and more


After the magazine is published it is also available in virtual form on the web site where it can be read or downloaded which further increases the magazines readership (estimated at 45,000) and the value you get from your advertising. On-line competitions for readers are often featured in the magazine and a special website based advertising package is available. Please contact Keith Eddy on 07900 525555 for further details.


Spring 2014 Edition:
Artwork Deadline Friday 14th March 2014.
Distribution beginning 24th March 2014.

Summer 2014 Edition:
Artwork Deadline Friday 4th July 2014.
Distribution beginning 7th July 2014.

Autumn Half Term 2014 Edition:
Artwork Deadline Wednesday 15th October 2014.
Distribution beginning 20th October 2014.

Christmas 2014 Edition:
Artwork Deadline Friday 14th November 2014.
Distribution beginning 24th November 2014.


  • We accept finished artwork in the following formats: pdf, jpeg, tif or eps as CMYK 300dpi resolution.
  • We are not able to use MS Publisher files and Word documents can be used as a guide only.
  • Adverts created by us will, if requested, be sent to you for proofing prior to printing. There will be a one off charge of £25 for artwork created by us for use solely in our magazine.
  • All adverts must be supplied at the correct dimensions and include 3mm bleed if necessary as outlined in our ‘ADVERTISING RATES AND SIZES’ section.
  • All artwork should be emailed directly to

What our Advertisers Say

I would like to say that I think your magazine is fantastic and Cash for Kids is very grateful for the support you give us throughout the year in spreading the word about the work and achievements the charity delivers. For more information about Cash for Kids and to view the videos of the children we help Thank you for your support, together we can make such a difference to the neediest local children.
Katy Louise Winterschladen, Charity Executive – Cash for Kids

“Working with Get Set Kids has been a great partnership. We are able to share and disseminate information through the Get Set kids magazine. It is so nice to work with Alison and Emma, they are two hard working mothers who want to share as much information with the community regarding what is available to children and their families. Keep up the good work”.
Michelle Postma, Extended Services Co-ordinator

‘Thanks to Get Set Kids for helping us have our best season ever. Our special events such as Pirates and Princesses and Bring a Teddy Day have gone from strength to strength, with lots of families telling us that they heard about us in Get Set Kids.’
Maggie Bell, Crook Hall and Gardens, Durham

‘Get Set Kids has proved very useful in helping to promote Raby Castle events to the key family market.’
Katie Blundell,Marketing and Events Manager, Raby Estates

This is a good magazine, with interesting editorial and pertinent advertising. It’s a great way of reaching family audiences.
Jacki Winstanley, Marketing & PR Officer, Beamish Museum

It’s been great to work with Allison and Emma from Get Set Kids, they are two mums who really appreciate the market they are targeting and are always looking for different ways to promote local businesses and provide value for money advertising. I’ve found that the feature they did written from a mum’s perspective visiting with her kids has worked really well and would certainly recommend advertising in Get Set Kids to other local businesses.
Carolyn Maxey, Adventure Point, Darlington

I’ve had a quick look through your first edition, and I have to say I’m impressed! I think you’ve done a fantastic job and you’ve set yourself a really high standard to maintain for future issues. The quality of images used and variety of articles featured is first rate. The quality of the design, paper stock used, and printing is first-rate, the range and variety of advertisers included in the first publication was exceptional for a first print run. Many established publications would struggle to secure advertising from such a wide range of clients. The depth and variety of articles included clearly demonstrate that the publishers understand the market segment they are looking to serve.
Paul Gray, Marketing Manager, Durham County Council


Please contact Keith Eddy oin 07900 525555 for our advertising rates. We often have special deals so whatever your budget give us a call to see how we can help. Likewise, if you’re a charity or voluntary
organisation we can help with vastly reduced rates. We also choose a charity for each issue to offer free space to so get in touch and let us know what you do – it could be you in the next issue.


Get Set Kids magazine is published four times a year to coincide with the end of school terms. This allows activities to be presented to parents and children in advance of the school holidays. 10,000 copies are distributed (estimated readership 45,000) free, throughout the area to the following outlets:-

List of schools we currently distribute Get Set Kids Magazine to:-

  • Byerley Park, Newton Aycliffe
  • Stephenson Way, Newton Aycliffe
  • St Mary’s, Newton Aycliffe
  • Woodham Burn, Newton Aycliffe
  • St Josephs, Newton Aycliffe
  • St Francis, Newton Aycliffe
  • Horndale, Newton Aycliffe
  • Aycliffe Village
  • Heighington
  • Kirk Merrington
  • Sugar Hill, Newton Aycliffe
  • Vane Road, Newton Aycliffe
  • Timothy Hackworth, Shildon
  • St Johns Shildon
  • Thornhill, Shildon
  • Cockfield
  • West Cornforth
  • Hardwick Primary, Sedgefield
  • Sedgefield Primary
  • Trimdon
  • Fishburn
  • Staindrop
  • Bowes
  • Startforth
  • Barnard Castle Montalbo
  • Butterknowle
  • Cotherstone
  • St Marys Barnard Castle
  • St Wilfrids, Bishop
  • Chilton Primary
  • Broom Cottages, Ferryhill
  • Dean Bank, Ferryhill
  • Cleves Cross, Ferryhill
  • Ferryhill Station
  • Toft Hill
  • St Chads, Bishop
  • Woodland
  • Escomb
  • Hamsterley
  • Bishop Middleham
  • High Coniscliffe
  • Middleton
  • Gainford
  • Evenwood
  • Etherley Lane
  • Cockton Hill Juniors
  • Byers Green
  • Ramshaw
  • Green Lane, Barnard Castle
  • Middleston Moor
  • Ingleton
  • Willington C of E
  • Willington Primary

We also distribute via Leisure Centres, Libraries, Sure Start Centres, Health Centres, Sports Clubs, Nurseries. Many of our advertisers distribute via shops, businesses and family-friendly outlets which further increases the true readership of each issue.