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The longest established, best-read, free parenting magazine in both Sussex and Surrey.

ABC Magazine is the FREE local parenting magazine offering practical parenting advice to everyone with young children. From babies to big kids!

ABC Magazine spring 2024

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Young boy in field

The Great Outdoors

by Chris Gunn Headmaster, Sompting Abbotts Preparatory School At a time when children’s wellbeing is…
legal rights for grandparents

Grandparents’ rights

Jennie Apsey, Solicitor in the Family Department at Dean Wilson LLP, explores the rights of…
fostering brighton
Fostering and adoption
Fostering step-by-step
education and play
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happy children in forest
The power of a small prep school Embracing the ‘try everything’ philosophy
happy food
Food & Eating
The importance of early nutrition
smiling tween
Parenting tweens
trampolining fun
children's health
The surprising benefits of trampolining

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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.

Pick up locally

Alternatively, ABC Magazine is available to pick up from libraries, hospitals, baby clinics, playgroups, shops and selected supermarkets.

The local information magazine for parents

in print, online, plus free social media

Every issue of ABC Magazine is packed full of local information and practical parenting advice to help you find what you need and where to buy it, ideas on what to do and where to go, where to find this and that – all child related and child friendly!

Loads of articles, great competitions, true-life stories, health updates, all sorts of parenting advice, facts and figures, ideas to fill your days and masses of useful practical parenting tips to help put you on the right road for early parenthood.

ABC Magazine covers all manner of child-related issues and parenting advice as well as subjects such as Health & Beauty, Diet & Fitness and Fashion & Interiors.

Local editions

ABC  publishes two editions in the UK – Sussex and Surrey

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Published three times a year

Each edition of ABC Magazine is published three times a year, out and about on 1st of March, July and November

ABC is available to pick up FREE via local hospitals, doctors’ surgeries, baby clinics, libraries, shops, schools, activity classes, playgroups, selected supermarkets and the majority of our advertisers.

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and will remain so as long as advertisers are aware of the magazine that local parents read!

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What our advertisers say about ABC Magazine

"ABC Magazine, both the Surrey and the Sussex editions, are perfect for advertising our wide range of events at the farm, the team have taken the time to get to know us and our brand and are always on hand with a friendly and efficient service. The magazine works perfectly for our family audience and we have really appreciated both advertising and editorial opportunities to help build our business. I would highly recommend reaching out to the team at ABC for anyone looking to increase awareness of their business. I particularly like working with ABC as I’m often juggling multiple projects and I can rely on them to check in with me, check my requirements and confirm deadlines. I look forward to many more years of showcasing Godstone Farm in the ABC Magazine!"

Godstone Farm01883 742546

"I've been really pleased with my advertising in ABC, and of course the opportunities for editorials. We would like to continue for another year please. I've had some excellent feedback form my parents about the magazine and often parents I show around the nursery."

Hopscotch Day Nursery0202 8770 0761

"Our target market is families with preschool age children, so by advertising in ABC Magazine I am confident that we are getting exposure to the right potential customers and I value the opportunity to contribute useful editorial content. ABC helps us build awareness of our brand backed up with collaborative posts on social media to encourage parents to visit our school."

Banstead Prep School01737 363600

"We consistently use ABC Magazine for both adverts and editorial pieces. It is a fantastic platform to reach local families who may have room in their homes and hearts for fostering. This and the friendly service we receive from the publication team, keeps us coming back year after year."

The Brighton & Hove City Council Fostering Team01273 295444

"As a mum I always looked forward to a new copy of ABC so when I set up my own children's nursery to advertise was a must! To be able to advertise in the best free magazine for parents in Sussex is a brilliant opportunity. Rachel and her team make the process easy from start to finish."

Oscar Bear Day Nursery01273 640686

"We were looking for somewhere to advertise our classes for the under 5s and had tried several different magazines then we found out about ABC Magazine. The advert in ABC has produced the best return and is now the only magazine we advertise in! Our numbers have grown and are continuing to grow because of the advert in ABC Magazine. A fantastic advertising tool - we don’t need to advertise our under 5s programme anywhere else!"

Wickers Gymnastics Club01273 465554