Aquila Magazine

Intelligent reading for curious kids:

top-quality writing, amazing puzzles & brain-busting facts!


AQUILA is the smartest magazine available for children of 8 – 14 years — it has a whole book-worth of reading every month.

Thoughtfully written by scientists, educators and experts, AQUILA’s fantastically illustrated pages are designed to draw children’s interest and imagination towards a deeper understanding of our complex world.

Celebrating 30 years of excellence: Freya Hardy, Children’s Magazine Editor of the Year 2021 & 2022, “Gets adults as excited as children…” The British Society of Magazine Editors.

New to AQUILA: Unlimited access to AQUILA’s archive of more than 70 back issues, when you upgrade to our Print & Digital Subscription.

  • Feel Good
    February issue

    Feel Good

    Kids are under a lot of new pressures these days, but AQUILA has some great ideas for keeping cool when the going gets tough: discover the Science of smiles, Music-inspired Art, the bliss molecule and much, much more in this issue bursting with happiness!

  • Artificial Intelligence
    March issue

    Artificial Intelligence

    Could AI help us talk to animals? Meet young AI innovators, Time Machine quiz, Make a Robocup and Escape from the Robo-School of doom!

  • The Romans
    April issue

    The Romans

    The story of Romulus & Remus. What did the Romans do for us? Boudica vs The Roman Legions and Escape from the Gladiator Arena!

Upcoming topics in 2024

Artificial Intelligence, Romans, Mega Maths, Food, Summer Adventure, Titanic and Witches & Wizards.


  • Delivered to your door each month
  • Exciting new topic every issue
  • Supports the school curriculum
  • Stimulating & creative screen-free fun
  • Witty & intelligent writing
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About us

AQUILA HQ is right by the sea in sunny Eastbourne, East Sussex. We're a family-run business with a small editorial team expanded by expert writers and artists from around the globe and all working together to produce a special, quality publication each month. 

By subscription only, AQUILA is now in its 30th year with readers in around 100 countries. A new topic arrives 11 times a year with the summer holiday double-issue delivered in July.