FAQs

How much does a subscription cost?

UK: 12-month subscription £69.99 / 4-month subscription £35
UK Direct Debit: Quarterly £17.99

UK Direct Debit: Monthly £6.49

Europe: 12-month subscription £79.99 / 4-month subscription £40

World: 12-month subscription £79.99 / 4-month subscription £40

All shipping is included in subscription price worldwide.

Direct Debit Subscriptions

Direct Debit (DD) is available to UK subscribers only.
DD subscriptions to AQUILA magazine do not automatically renew at the end of the subscription term. Subscription renewal reminders will be sent to you, by email/post, before the subscription finishes.
If you wish to cancel your DD subscription and receive a refund, please contact our customer service team on 01323 431313 or email [email protected]

The value of any books or other products included in the subscription will be deducted from the value of the unmailed issues, the remaining balance will be refunded to you within 28 days. Please note that all refunds will be issued in sterling.
If you cancel your DD subscription before payment to us has been processed by your bank or building society, we shall require payment by an alternative method for any issues already mailed to you. Our customer service team can take card payments.
We will not be liable to you for any delay in delivery or non-delivery of magazines where the issuer of your payment card refuses to authorise payment to us.
If you are not clear on the terms of your subscription, please speak to our customer service team on 01323 431313.

Direct Debit Guarantee
- The Guarantee is offered by all banks and building societies that accept instructions to pay Direct Debits
- If there are any changes to the amount, date or frequency of your Direct Debit the
organisation will notify you (normally 10 working days) in advance of your account being
debited or as otherwise agreed. If you request the organisation to collect a payment,
confirmation of the amount and date will be given to you at the time of the request
- If an error is made in the payment of your Direct Debit, by the organisation or your bank or building society, you are entitled to a full and immediate refund of the amount paid from your bank or building society
- If you receive a refund you are not entitled to, you must pay it back when the organisation asks you to
- You can cancel a Direct Debit at any time by simply contacting your bank or building society.
Written confirmation may be required. Please also notify the organisation.

Delivery and Shipping

All shipping is included in the subscription cost. 

Shipping to Australia or New Zealand: Your first issue will be dispatched from our UK mailing house, with all subsequent issues posted from our Australian mailing house.

When will my order arrive?

UK Orders post Monday to Friday, Second Class by Royal Mail

Delivery outside UK: Delivery dates will vary as your first copy is mailed from the UK

Is AQUILA an educational magazine?

AQUILA is indeed a superb learning extension, but it is much more than that. Entertaining, eccentric and always surprising, it aims to widen children’s interest and encourage critical thinking. AQUILA is not about hot-housing bright children to pass exams: nor do we want children to concentrate exclusively on their favourite subjects. Instead they can gather information from many different sources and become life-long multi-dimensional learners. AQUILA encourages a well-rounded understanding of the world in all its complexity, bringing to their attention topics and theories that children will not encounter at school.

How is AQUILA different to other kid's magazines?

AQUILA aims higher than other children’s publications. Monthly topics are investigated in a multi-dimensional way, so science, culture, mystery and comedy may appear side-by-side on our pages as we strive to encourage children to be open-minded as well as self-motivated. The content is enjoyed by both children and adults, so puzzle-solving is often a family affair — and as children mature they will often go back again to their old AQUILA magazines and enjoy them again at a whole new level, appreciating the articles from a more mature, enlightened perspective.

Who writes AQUILA?

Each issue of AQUILA is written in collaboration with experts, ranging from volcanologists, archaeologists, and bestselling authors to experienced teachers and scientists! Award-winning editor Freya Hardy keeps a watchful eye over the content (and sneaks in some cheeky comments, much to the amusement of our readers) ensuring that AQUILA is the full package – well-informed, original text delivered in a vibrant, accessible and age-appropriate way.

I’m overseas, how do I order?

AQUILA posts to more than 100 countries worldwide, including America, Australia and New Zealand. The magazine will go direct to the child in any country. When the time comes for a renewal notice, this will be sent to you, wherever you may live!

Where can I buy AQUILA magazine?

Buy AQUILA on this website or by phone (01323 431313, weekdays 9 – 4pm). AQUILA has been in publication for nearly 30 years, but it’s only available from the publisher on this website. Discounts you might see on other websites are not genuine offers.

When will my subscription start?

Currently new orders are posting First Class within one working week. Once the subscription is running your magazines should arrive in the first week of each month. (Some countries outside of the UK may take longer on the first month your subscription starts.)

How is AQUILA different from other children’s magazines?

AQUILA is created and owned by an independent UK company. It has a minimum of 24 pages a month, depending on the topic. Printed on high quality paper there are no adverts, posters or promotions: instead it is full of witty, well-written articles, thought-provoking ideas and great contemporary artwork. Each monthly issue is centred around a new topic, and the reading level is suitable for 8 – 80 years!

I have a really bright 7- year-old – are they too young for AQUILA?

Eight is usually the best age to start, but we have younger subscribers who enjoy the magazine too! Some younger readers might need a bit of help from an adult, but if your child is an independent reader with bags of curiosity, AQUILA should be the perfect fit.

Is AQUILA suitable for both boys and girls?

Absolutely! We believe that all children are individuals and there is so much packed into our pages for everyone! An inquisitive mind is essential though!

How many magazines will I receive?

An annual subscription consists of 12 monthly issues, but July and August issues combine into a bumper double issue! This is so that children can take it away with them on holiday, or enjoy that extra bit of summer reading if staying at home. Schools can also make the most of both issues before they pack up for the summer holidays.

Can I cancel my subscription?

If you let us know within 28 days of receiving your first magazine we will issue a full refund. However, each monthly topic of AQUILA is different and we recommend that you try three magazines before you come to a decision. Then if you still wish to cancel, we will still issue a refund for the remaining issues, minus a £5 admin fee.

Where can I find the magazine solutions and templates?

For the Solutions page click here

For the Templates page click here

Who are we?

AQUILA is published by New Leaf Publishing and is now in its 30th year of trading. We’re a family-run UK business with a small team extended by expert writers and artists around the globe, all working together to produce an advert-free quality publication each month. We have over 35,000 subscribers in around 100 countries worldwide!

Can I see a sample magazine?

You can view a sample magazine online here: Sample

How can I pay?

We accept payment by card (all major credit and debit cards), PayPal or cheque.

Is AQUILA eco-friendly?

AQUILA is environmentally conscious, something that we know is important to our readers. Our magazine is printed on FSC-accredited paper that conforms to the latest laws on low carbon emissions and is chlorine-free. It is delivered in a recyclable paper envelope.