What you have been saying about the Toddle About magazine


Readers & Distributors

"I would just like to say a big thank you for the invaluable help your magazine has been to us. We have just moved to Daventry from Lincoln 4 weeks ago and don't know anyone. The first thing we did was go to a SureStart centre where they gave me your magazine. I have taken our 8 month old son to quite a few of the groups you advertise and we are getting out and about most days. We have subscribed online and look forward to receiving your July issue.

Thank you very much, your hard work is very much appreciated!"

Gillian and Scott Cameron with baby Fraser

"The Toddle About magazine and online directory has been brilliant for us. In Imogen's 11 months we have been to baby massage, baby yoga, baby signing, Hartbeeps and Tumble Tots classes already!"

Lucinda (Northampton)

"It is so useful to have information at my fingertips on local activities. I haven't found another resource as interesting and as comprehensive as Toddle About".

Louise (Northampton)

"Can I take this opportunity to say the magazine is brilliant; we found the article in the summer edition on co sleeping most useful and the directory in the autumn issue has been my bible now that we have our son. Keep up the good work – we appreciate the fact that such a good useful magazine is free and am sure all the other readers do too".

Nicole, Northampton

"I think your magazine is exactly what was needed in this area, as a new parent it's given me loads of ideas of places to go and things to do! Looking forward to reading the next issue!"

Jemima (Daventry)

"As a grandma I love reading my copy of Toddle About. It’s good for me to keep up to speed with new products, what’s on locally and of course the best child friendly places to eat!"

Janet (Northampton)

"I subscribe to Toddle About and thinks it's fab!! This recent edition seems even better - well done and keep up the good work".

Rachel (Northampton)

"Keep up the good work - I love your magazine & website. :-)"

Sandra (South Northants)

"I loved reading your magazine. It had very interesting information, e.g. Straight in at the Deep End. As a new mum, I'm worried about taking my son (5 months) swimming, but reading Toddle About has put a worry out of my mind ... Thank you very much. x".

Kayleigh (Daventry)

"I read every cover (of Toddle About) - I like seeing the events and don't want to miss a bargain! It's more relevant to me than other magazines".

Elizabeth (Southam)

"I love the magazine"

Helen (Leamington Spa)

"Your magazine is really good. A friend of mine came round this afternoon and when she saw it said, 'I need that!' and nabbed it! I will be getting another one from the Camrose next week so not to worry!"

Helen (Northampton)

"Hello Tim & Ruth, I would just like to say you have a great website and magazine".

Stephanie (Northamptonshire)

"I just love your magazines - lookin' forward to receiving the next Toddle About soon!"

Rachael (Northampton)

"I found (Toddle About) useful and love the competitions".

Kimberley (Banbury)

"I am a child minder and inform other parents of the info and offers in Toddle About. I often grab an extra copy and leave it in the local library."

Debbie (Wolston)

"We've been given a few 'Toddle About' magazines to hand out to parents using our Centre, and as well as being really impressed ourselves, we've been receiving great feedback from families."

Kenilworth Children's Centre and Nursery

"Its a really good little mag - especially as it is specific and relevant to mums and families".

Melissa (Brackley)

"Since I've discovered you, I've found so many useful places to take my children to and helpful information, that I can't thank you enough for publishing such fantastic magazine!"

Monica (Northampton)

"(Toddle About) is much clearer than some (other magazines) and much more interesting to read".

Zoe (Leamington Spa)



"The Toddle About Magazine Spring edition was newly launched in the Oxfordshire area. I decided to advertise my Musical Minis classes. Within the first week I had received 3 enquiries all of which have turned into mums joining the sessions. I have also distributed copies of the magazines to those who attend my classes and I have received very positive feedback from them.

I have never seen such a magazine where all the activities and classes are listed in one publication - I just wish there was something like this when my girls were toddlers. I have been really pleased with the response from the magazine in such a short space of time. In addition I must also give praise to the Toddle About Team who respond to emails quickly and also they are very professional in their conduct of taking bookings and also following up any queries.

I look forward to my advert in the next issue - As an advertiser, I would definitely recommend Toddle About to anyone who has a business for the younger target market!"

Leena, Musical Minis Oxfordshire

"Toddle about is my absolute saviour! I love it when the new copy lands because I get so many enquiries! My phone is non stop!!!"

Sadie, Disco Babies, Milton Keynes

"Every Water Babies term, Toddle About are the advertiser that we can rely on to generate multiple bookings. We have never been let down yet! Tim and the team are wonderfully helpful too and are always offering new included extras to help promote the business. They cannot be faulted and we recommend them highly. Thank you Toddle About, you are by far one of the best advertisers we use and we will can’t wait for the opportunity to advertise in your new publications."

Water Babies Midshires, Warwickshire, Northamptonshire, Milton Keynes, Oxfordshire

"Toddle About has been amazing! As a start-up business, I was unsure where to advertise but I am so pleased that I chose Toddle About. I had several enquiries within the first few days of the magazine being distributed. The staff at Toddle About are attentive and a pleasure to work with. I will most definitely keep advertising in Toddle About."

Megan, Baby & Toddler Ballroom, Coventry

"Hi Tim, we wish to edit our adverts slightly as we are now at new venues and also running classes on different days - all due to overwhelming demand mainly from toddle about readers :)"

Liam, Kiddie Coaching, Northampton

"I would like to thank you for your great magazine, I have welcomed another 2 people to my team since the new issue and have had orders and event bookings. Some of my colleagues in other areas are very disappointed that your magazine doesn't cover their areas."

Heidi Thomas, The Book Balloon (Usborne)

"So far I've advertised in Toddle About and {four other well-known magazines and online sites} and I've had more sales and enquiries from Toddle About, so yes, I will be looking to run an advert in every edition of Toddle About going forward. :)"

Cath Bagnall, Gracious Souls

"As we came from outside the region, we had not encountered Toddle About previously - but I am delighted we did. We are very keen to work with them again in the future. Toddle About drove a significant amount of traffic to the Baby Expo show in Milton Keynes. Of all the advertising we did, they were our 2nd most effective advertising outlet (behind the venue itself, thecentre:mk) and I would say for anyone wanting to target parents in this part of the UK, Toddle About is a MUST. Alongside that they are extremely professional, friendly, efficient and very pleasant to work with. We do hope to be involving them very closely in the promotion our future BabyExpo events in this area."

Suzanne Borrell, Event Director, BabyExpo,

"I am really happy with my Toddle About advertising and doing well from it so thank you for all your support, ideas and features – they really work! I would even go as far as to say that I get more response from Toddle About advertising than I do from any other publications I advertise in, local or national!"

...and one year earlier:
"Toddle About is a fantastic source of information and as an advertiser I have had several enquiries – all of which have led to orders being placed and customers being happy with their jewellery. I even had a customer before the magazine went to print as a result of my Premium Listing on the Toddle About website! The team at Toddle about are very helpful and friendly and offer a great support to their advertisers. I have been really pleased with the service, the adverts and the customers that it has brought me."

Kirstie, KNR Fingerprint Jewellery

"I am always careful about advertising as I only have a small budget, but I was really pleased I advertised in Toddle About - within a couple of days of Toddle About being printed I had enquiries. But, what I felt was even better was my customers started to tell me they had seen my advert. To me that means the magazine is being well distributed. I have now booked for the whole year."

And one year later...
"I have been advertising in Toddle About now for over a year in their Warwickshire edition. It is the only magazine that I gain a consistent response from. On the first day of the distribution I received 5 emails wanting to book a taster session with Little Splashers - as a small business with a tight budget, this transparent feedback is just what I need to evaluate what advertising is working for me."

Jo, Little Splashers, Warwickshire

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"I just wanted to drop you an email to say how fantastic the Toddle About magazine is. I wish this was around 14 mths ago when I had my baby boy and was on maternity leave, as I really struggled to find out where there were groups etc in my local area of Towcester. I shall be visiting some of the local groups mentioned in the magazine, but I just wanted to let you know what a fantastic idea (it was) to put this magazine together with all the hints and tips, a great read! I am looking forward to the next edition".

Eloise (Towcester)

"Very useful events schedule for new mums who dont know where to go with their babies".

Melody (Northampton)

"I recently received a copy of your publication ‘Toddle About’ via my daughter’s pre-school. I read it with much interest and found it useful and full of articles that I wanted to read."

Alison (Rugby)

"Just to say thank you for the first edition of the booklet - it is absolutely fantastic. Really well set out, easy and interesting to read, totally relevant and on top of all that helpful....I want to (finally) get swimming with (my toddler) and note there are swimming classes just 3 miles away which I will now investigate..."

Caroline, (Daventry)

"(Toddle About) has an ecellent mix of articles and promotions."

Josiane (Warwick)

"Good size magazine. Good that you can subscribe for free. Covers a wide range of articles and good competitions."

Mrs Williams (Roade)

"I went along (to the Blakesley Toddler Group) today and it was great. Furthermore I wouldn't have known about it if it wasn't for Toddleabout. It is a fantastic magazine. Thank you"

Louise, (Daventry)

"Just wanted to say I think (Toddle About) is great. I moved to Northampton about 15 months ago, basically just before I found out I was pregnant. This has been great, even though it's not been available for very long - I've found a few things to do from it".

Nicola (Northampton)

"Magazine is very useful. I picked one up yesterday and registered on the site to receive them x"

Emma (Daventry)

"What a fab mag, picked up a copy in the leisure centre last week. I am thinking of sending a pic in of my son to next photo comp as I have taken some cracking ones recently".

Dawn (Towcester)

"Just wanted to say I loved your magazine, I found it a much more interesting read than these other similar mags for parents with young children as there were lots of articles not just all adverts. I found the online directory helpful and easy to use too. Chris is thinking about taking our (daughter) swimming so I was looking at swimming classes and then clicked on the link to their website. Having the link is good as it saves searching for ages."

Abi (Northampton)

"(Toddle About) is entirely local so it is much more relevant to me than other parent and child magazines."

Fiona (Daventry)

"Thank you for the copy of Toddle About! It is really useful isnt it?!! I have already spotted a yoga class we can go to....!"

Helen (Daventry)

"Just wanted to congratulate you on a fab magazine. I have discovered so many things going on that I was not aware of".

Sally (South Northants)

"I attend lots of groups and see your magazine everywhere. People I talk to always say how nice the info inside is how good the book looks".

Julie (Northampton)

"Your web-site is by far one of the best I’ve seen, especially as it gives how many miles away the activity is. I was very impressed as a Mum as well as a business; it was easy to use, good to look at and very well laid out. Congratulations."


"I was in the same position and moved to a new area without knowing about local groups - Toddle About helped me connect with some of them!"

Gillian (Leamington Spa)

"I visited the Baby and Toddler Fair at Northampton Cricket Ground last week end and i was given a free copy of your Toddle about magazine. I think it is fantastic and ... very helpful for all mums".


"The listings are brilliant!"

Jenny (Northampton)

"Have recently received your next magazine and having spoken to a number of the health visitors within my cluster it has been very well received by them and the parents".

Health Visitor

"(The Toddle About magazines) were well recieved by those that attended our baby clinic last week"

Health Visitor

"The magazines you left the other week have all gone - like hot cakes! If you have any more, we could do with some for the waiting room, please"

Practice Manager, South Northants GP Surgery

"Thanks very much for the summer issues of Toddle About they are very well received by all the new mum’s and others that move into the area. I ask my colleagues how they are received by their mothers and get the same response. Well done to the both of you for the sterling work you are doing."

Health Visitor

"I see the mums reading (Toddle About) from cover to cover and it is very helpful"

Ruth, Toddler Group Organiser

"I have definitely found (Toddle About) to be my best source of advertising so far!"

Gemma, Baby Sensory, S. Warwickshire

"Hi Tim, I received the magazine & I'm VERY pleased with the outcome! In fact, we are generating more enquires from Toddle About than the other magazines we have tried running concurrently – so guess where my marketing budget is heading..."

Gary, Head Start Day Nursery, Daventry

"I received the magazine last week and would just like to let you know how pleased I am with everything! I love the articles in What's New and Shop About and I’m really, really pleased with the quality and design of the advert and the voucher in the middle pages. This is exactly what I need as a new business launcher who has very limited budget to spend. You have always been patient with my queries and requests and I can definitely say the money is very well spent. A HUGE thank you :)"

Suki Wong, Babyprints, Rugby

"I'm really pleased with the immediate response I got from advertising my Hartbeeps classes in Toddle About. Tim is quick and friendly to work with. Thank you."

Eilidh, Hartbeeps, Northampton

"I just wanted to say I’ve seen my new ad in Toddle About and I’m really pleased with it. It’s obviously hit exactly the right market as I’ve had loads of interest in my classes in the short time it’s been out. I’ll definitely advertise with you again. You were really easy and helpful to deal with, so thanks for that too!"

Charlotte Bayley, Kiddy Cook, Leamington Spa

"I'm really chuffed with my advert in the new edition of Toddle About, I've already had someone use a voucher :-)" (written one week after release date)

Julie Bickley, Smallprint, Warwickshire

"Advertising in Toddle About has spread the word for Dandy Development and I have a steady stream of vouchers arriving with bookings. Tim's patience and help, along with the popularity of the magazine has meant that my advertising budget was money well spent. I have already booked up until the end of next year."

Nikki, Dandy Development, Leamington Spa, Warwick & Southam

"Advertising in Toddle About has worked really well for me to help start my business up in the area. I have lots of enquiries through Toddle About and am lucky that the business is growing better than I initially hoped it would. Advertising here has definitely been money well spent."

Reanne, Tatty Bumpkin, Towcester & MK

"Your advertising is so successful! It's really very good, suddenly I've been taken up with so much extra work I've had 2 days off only since I spoke to you last Tim! Very unexpected!"

Ley Stone, Lovely Children's Entertainer, Northamptonshire

"I think Toddle About has filled a gap in the children's magazine market. It is a great and refreshing magazine; interesting for the reader and a creative approach for the advertiser. I have been advertising in the Warwickshire magazine since its launch in January. I have continued to advertise because the response from my advert has been great; the summer magazine has only been out a week and I have had many enquiries!"

Anne, Musical abc, Leamington Spa & Kenilworth

"The Toddle About magazine (and website) is not only an invaluable resource for parents but for businesses as well. As co-owner of Musical Monkeys, we only need pay for one advert to publicise our Silverstone session & that’s in Toddle About. This magazine has been, and still is, an essential resource to maintain our loyal & valued customer base. We cannot recommend it enough!"

Vanessa Smith, Musical Monkeys, South Northants & MK

"I have advertised with Toddle About for a year and have found the service exceptional. Tim is always on hand to help with ideas and to pull everything together in a professional manner. It’s really lovely to see your ideas come together in the edition. I then get to read my copy and look forward to finding out what’s on offer locally – Thanks Toddle About!"

Charlotte Gurney, Phoenix Trader, Warwickshire & Northamptonshire

"Advertising in Toddle About has helped let parents know that our baby signing classes run locally and has helped to explain the benefits to be gained from baby signing. I have had an increase in bookings this last month since the magazine was released, with vouchers being handed in. Tim has been great at giving advice on the best marketing approach for my business and it was very exciting to see our first advert and editorial in print. Mums in my classes have commented on how interesting the articles are with the different topics covered - and not one copy was left behind from my last session!"

Pippa, Sing & Sign, South Warwickshire

"I am delighted to be advertising Little Kickers classes in Toddle About magazine. From initial discussions through to the final magazine, the whole process has been made simple by the advice and support from Tim, the Editor. The response to our adverts has been phenomenal, with lots of parents taking advantage of the free taster session voucher. As a parent of a toddler too, I appreciate the combination of articles, adverts and listings. Toddle About certainly delivers for parents and advertisers alike!"

Lynne Newbould, Little Kickers, Northampton, Daventry & Rugby

"Toddle About has been a great advert for GO4GOALS. In just one month I have received numerous phone calls and had many sign up for new sessions. The trial voucher has been very useful and I believe it gives the customer an incentive to attend."
Updated June 2011: "The magazine is doing wonders for GO4GOALS. To be fair I was very nervous about advertising at first, but since I started I've recieved many phone calls and plenty of new business."

Jason, GO4GOALS, Leamington Spa & Stratford-upon-Avon

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