28 June 2017

About ABC Magazine

ABC Magazine is the longest established, best read free parenting magazine in the South of England currently with both paper and digital editions in Sussex and Surrey offering practical parenting advice to everyone with children - from babies to big kids! It's available in print and online with free social media support and digital backlinks to your web pages; leading readers straight to your business and helping to raise your Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) to get you found!

The magazine was first published in Sussex in March 1996 with ABC Surrey launching in July 2003.

The cornerstone of the publication is the balance between advertising and well-written generic editorial making it both entertaining and informative; packed with great competitions, all sorts of facts, figures and very useful local information. All manner of child-related issues are covered, as well as adult interests such as: health, beauty, homes, gardens, employment and finance.

Added Value
Established since 1996 ABC Magazine is a well-respected source of local information, advice and ideas for parents, by parents, supporting local businesses.

ABC Magazine is targeted at the main decision maker in family homes, yet seen by a wide cross-section of the community.

Advertisers not only receive a free listing in the magazine's Advertiser Directory, but also a direct link from our website to their own plus Facebook and Twitter support and the opportunity to post articles on the ABC blog. (see page 3)

ABC Magazine is unique. Part magazine / part directory, ABC Magazine is kept in the home long-term with a far longer shelf-life than other free regional magazines, newspapers and postcode publications. As an advertiser, free copies of ABC Magazine are also available for your customers, delivered directly to you.

County editions of ABC Magazine are published in Sussex and Surrey. Discounts are available when advertising in more than one county edition. The current issue's total print run across the two counties is 55,000 magazines! Please see www.abcmag.co.uk for further information about each county edition.


Circulation & Distribution
Currently 55,000 high quality, glossy magazines are printed each issue distributed across both counties.
Packed full of essential information, free copies of each regional edition of the magazine are available to pick up at: local libraries, leisure centres, children's centres, doctor's surgeries, baby clinics, hospitals, shops, schools, activity classes, playgroups and most of our advertisers. ABC Magazine is also available free from selected supermarkets across the south.
• Frequency: 3 issues per year
• Current group print run: 55,000 copies
• Estimated group readership: 220,000+ per issue

• Identical digital versions are also available

Publication Dates
Each regional edition is published three times a year on the 1st of March, July and November
Each issue of ABC Magazine is current for four months:
• Spring issue: March to July
• Summer issue: July to November
• Winter issue: November to March

ABC Magazine 'family'
The ABC 'family' currently has a combined print run each issue of 55,000 magazines all distributed free to parents with children under the age of eleven throughout Sussex and Surrey!


parents information

Your spring ABC is here

Each year the spring issue of ABC Magazine is published on the 1st March valid until the 1st July, our summer issue is published on the 1st July valid until 1st November when our winter issue takes its place, valid from 1st November through to the 1st March.

Where to get your free copy

The best place to pick up your free copy of ABC Magazine is via one of our advertisers who are listed in our Shopping & Services Directory. Please select from the county list below. Alternatively, ABC Magazine is available to pick up from libraries, hospitals, baby clinics, playgroups, shops and selected supermarkets.


Annual ABC Subscriptions are available and make a lovely gift for new mums.

Sussex   Surrey  
ABC Sussex ABC Surrey