Bury Family Life Magazine - A Review

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We're lucky to have a really great local network of bloggers in the North West and, especially in Bury where they must put something in the water as there is loads of them! One of these Bury bloggers, Heather from Note from Lapland, has a new project and, alongside her partner, has launched a new free magazine for Bury families named Bury Family Life.

The first two issues of Bury Family Life magazine

Excuse the condition of the bottom magazine, Little Miss took a shine to it too.

The magazine is now on the second issue and is a great resource for local parents. It mixes features, comment and local advertising to form a really good read which reaches over 10000 local families. The website backs up the magazine by adding new content all the time. I particularly like the website as, a lot of Bury content is relevant to us living over the border in Bolton and this is an easy way of accessing it as the magazine isn't distributed here. There's also lots of competitions, links for local bloggers and ideas for fun days out. Lots of these magazines seem to be an excuse to just publish pages and pages of advertising which, of course, is how publication is funded, but Bury Family Life strikes a good balance between advertising and content.

The only downside to Bury Family Life that I can see is that there isn't one for Bolton too. Maybe we'll move to Bury and add to the Bury blogger numbers!

Disclaimer: Despite Heather's attempts to bribe me with very welcome chocolate this is an open and honest review of the magazine.