Tempo Voted Best Family Eatery in Aberdeen & Aberdeenshire


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


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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