On Wednesday, 10 May 2017, members of the Tempo team were delighted to attend the Raring2go awards in Oldmeldrum where Tempo scooped the award for Best Family Eatery in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire. The full press release about the awards, and the other winners and runners up is below. Well done to everyone involved.
Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire’s only magazine dedicated to families, Raring2go!, announced the winners of the 2017 Raring2go! awards at the awards afternoon tea event at Hoodles Playbarn.
Owner and editor of Raring2go!, Victoria Withy, says, “Thank you to the over 2,000 people who put forward nominations for over 633 family-focussed businesses, attractions and events located in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire for this years’ awards. This was up by over 470 businesses on the 160 nominated last year – a huge increase!
"Thanks also to the nearly 4,000 (nearly double from last year) who voted for the top three in each of the 12 categories. I am delighted that so many people took part and that so many fantastic family- orientated local businesses were nominated.
Best Baby/Toddler Class
WINNER Bonding with Baby
RUNNERS UP Abricabeats, Storyland Express
Best School-age Club or Class
WINNER Garioch Gymnastics
RUNNERS UP Inverurie Gymnastics Club, Pepela Theatre Company
Best After School/Holiday Club/Activity
WINNER Stompers ASC & Holiday Club
RUNNERS UP Garioch Sports Centre Out of School Club and Les Enfants Hub
Best Family Friendly Eatery
WINNER Café Tempo
RUNNERS UP Annie’s Cakery and Sweet Scoops
Best Family Retailer/Shop
WINNER John Lewis
RUNNERS UP Strachan’s Toy Store and Trendy Treads
Best Family Friendly Service
WINNER Debbie Walker Photography
RUNNERS UP Hayley Fraser Photography and Zoe Rae Photography
Best Party Entertainer
WINNER Love Rara
RUNNERS UP Lisa Lollipop and Quirky Discos
Best Party Place/Venue
WINNER Lochter Activity Centre
RUNNERS UP Loupty Lou’s Soft Play and Stompers
Best Soft Play
WINNER Hoodles Play Barn
RUNNERS UP Loupty Lous and The Den & The Glen
Best Family Attraction
WINNER Haddo House and Country Park
RUNNERS UP Codona’s and VSA Easter Anguston Farm
Best Family Event of 2016
WINNER SPECTRA Light Festival
RUNNERS UP Big Bounce at Bon Accord, Love Rara Big Summer Blow Out and VSA Easter Anguston Farm Strawberry Fayre
Best New Family-Focussed Business Launched in 2016
WINNER Loupty Lou’s Soft Play
RUNNERS UP Balance Bikers and Fizzy’s Funtastic Parties
Reader’s Choice Award
Hoodles Play Barn (for the second year in a row) Raring2go! Magazine is dedicated to helping local families have fun and to make the most of where they live by eating, shopping, visiting and playing locally. The magazine supports local businesses and helps them reach local families.
Victoria explains, “As a small local business ourselves, Raring2go! is all about connecting local families with local businesses. We want a buzzing, thriving City and vibrant Shire towns with variety and lots to offer. We’re so lucky to live in an area with strong communities and dynamic businesspeople working towards this too. We are delighted to recognise the best for families in our area with the 2017 Raring2go! Awards.”
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