CBeebies Magazine – An educational treat

A couple of weeks ago the Boo Roo and Tigger Too household were invited to Alton Towers and the new CBeebies Land.  The event was to highlight the current CBeebies Magazine promotion which is offering kids go free vouchers to a wide selection of attractions.  Alongside learning about the amazing savings parents could make by using the vouchers included within the issues of the CBeebies Magazine up until the 24th September the children were treated to a range of fun filled activities.

CBeebies Magazine Kids Go Free - Tigger Magazine Cover

The children were split into groups according to age range, this meant that even the youngest children were keen to join in and have a go.  With an allocated grown-up to each group so that the children had the same adult with them all the time, this really helped the children to build confidence within the group.  The focus of the activities was educational learning to support the Early Years Curriculum, as the magazine does throughout it’s pages.

Interactive storytelling

Taking a bedtime hour story of Peter Rabbit, Steph read it to our group before asking the children questions about the story and getting them to interact with the pictures within the magazine.  The children where then offered the opportunity to touch, smell and taste radishes, strawberries and carrots before making a plate of food for Peter Rabbit by sticking pictures of the food to a paper plate.

CBeebies Magazine Kids Go Free - Peter Rabbit

Join the Swashbuckle crew

With Tigger being a huge Swashbuckle fan he was beside himself when it came to getting the opportunity to join the Swashbuckle crew.  The children were introduced to the different Swashbuckle characters and invited to make their own pirate hat and medal using a range of stickers and gems.  Once everyone had a pirate hat and medal it was time to learn the Swashbuckle song, or in Tigger’s case he told everyone how it was suppose to go.

CBeebies Magazine Kids Go Free - Swashbuckle

Character recognition and bean bag throwing

A very simple but engaging game of bean bag throwing, with three different CBeebies characters placed within hoops the children were asked to throw bean bags at their chosen character.  Once they managed to get the bean bag inside the hoop the children were then asked what sound that animal makes or how they walk.

CBeebies Magazine Kids Go Free - Bean Bags

A special visitor

As the event finished the children were treated to a very special visit from Postman Pat and Jess the Cat.  Tigger was a little unsure of him so sadly we didn’t get a photo with Postman Pat.

CBeebies Magazine Kids Go Free - Postman Pat

It just goes to show that a CBeebies Magazine is not only a fabulous treat for the little ones but educational too!

Disclosure: We received a family ticket to Alton Towers & CBeebies Land FOC for the purpose of attending the event and learning about the educational activities the CBeebies Magazine offers.



  1. August 20, 2014 / 1:15 pm

    We love this magazine, Syd really enjoys doing the stickers and we buy every edition!

  2. August 20, 2014 / 9:23 pm

    Looks like a fab event and the magazine is always good value.
    We can’t wait to go to Cbeebies Land …. looks like great fun.

  3. August 21, 2014 / 5:48 am

    We’ve currently got a CBeebies magazine subscription and I’m actually really impressed with it. There’s loads in each edition to not only entertain the kids, but lots of educational stuff too. LMC thinks that she’s getting a nice treat, but actually I’m getting her to do something to help stretch her rather than her just watching Frozen. Again.

  4. August 21, 2014 / 6:26 am

    We have had quite a few of the different BBC magazines over the years.Using the well known loved characters from Cbeebies shows helps them feel they aren’t at school when it comes to doing the educational stuff in the magazine.

  5. August 21, 2014 / 4:01 pm

    Anything with Charlie and Lola on the cover wins me over… looks like a fab mag!!

  6. August 21, 2014 / 9:36 pm

    LOVE the idea of this place! We’re huge fans of Swashbuckle so my kids would have loved your dressing up action! We often get the magazine so we’ll look out for those vouchers x

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