As a parent, I am always looking for fun ways for my children to learn. They both love to watch CBeebies. So when I was asked to review the first issue of the new CBeebies Andy’s Amazing Adventures Magazine… Of course, I said “YES” without hesitation.

The new Cbeebies Andy’s Amazing Adventures magazine costs £2.75 per issue, and is a monthly publication. It is aimed at children aged 3-6 years, and is packed with fun and educational activities.

CBeebies Andy’s Amazing Adventures Magazine

Rather than describing everything to you, I thought I’d make a video so you can see the magazine for yourself…

As you can see, the magazine contains loads of fun (and educational) activities. My 3 year old loves to do the sticker activities in the CBeebies Magazines. She also enjoys the colouring in and pen control pages.

We sat down and read the story together too, and I am planning on doing the craft activities with her during half term next week. The magazine is a mixture of Dinosaur and Animals, so it’s great for fans of either of Andy’s shows – “Andy’s Wild Adventures” is Sam’s favourite of his two shows, while Sydney prefers “Andy’s Dinosaur Adventures”, so they are both happy.

Free Gift

The T-Rex toy was the only thing which let down the magazine in my opinion. The T-Rex grabber worked fine for me in the video, but literally 2 seconds after Syd picked it up, one of the plastic dowels holding the top of the dinosaur’s head on snapped, rendering the toy useless.

CBeebies Andy's Amazing Adventures Magazine free toy

The 5 plastic dinosaurs were great though, and Syd has played with them a lot the past few days.

The magazine contains a voucher to celebrate World Book Day too, so for your £2.75, you get the magazine, plus a voucher which entitles you to a free copy of either “Kipper’s Visitor” or “SuperTato”. If neither of those books appeal, you can also use the voucher to get £1 off any book priced at £2.99 or more.

All told, I think the magazine itself is a great tool for encouraging learning at home. It’s unfortunate that the main part of our free gift broke, but that doesn’t take away from the the magazine’s educational value. I’d definitely recommend the magazine for any animal or dinosaur fan aged 3-6.

Finally, read more of my reviews here.

We were sent an advance copy of the magazine and given a 12 month subscription in exchange for this review. All words and opinions are my own.

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