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Thursday, 28 March 2013 - Reported by John Bowman
The weekly magazine Doctor Who Adventures is relaunched today with a new logo, fresh design, and new features.

It includes a new comic strip called Alien Babies, monster makes, a collectable Whoniverse guide, and behind-the-scenes secrets. In addition, the DWA website will now carry extra videos, downloads, and more content.

To celebrate, the publication is inviting youngsters to its Monster Day Out at the Doctor Who Experience in Cardiff on Wednesday 3rd April. Billed as the first children-only Doctor Who event there, it promises a day packed with monster fun, with visitors able to meet the Sontaran Strax and find out during special question-and-answer sessions how he feels about being called a potato head.

Three Q&A sessions will be taking place - from 11.30am to 12.30pm, 1.30pm to 2.30pm, and 3.30pm to 4.30pm - with tickets limited to 100 per session. Parents/guardians need to register for it, and every child attending must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Also during the Monster Day Out, youngsters will be able to learn cartoon skills at DWA's comic artists' workshop, find out how to walk like a monster with the show's choreographer Ailsa Berk, and create their own scary monster eggs at the "Eggsterminate" station. In addition, they will each be given a DWA goody bag.

DWA editor Natalie Barnes said:
We're really excited to be relaunching Doctor Who Adventures magazine with a dynamic new look and fantastic new content. This is a brilliant year for the show, and it's great to be a part of it. Our Monster Day Out is the perfect way for us to give something back to our readers, and for them to come face to face with one of the Doctor's most fearsome - and shortest - allies, Commander Strax!
Tickets to the the Monster Day Out are free with a valid Doctor Who Experience ticket for that day. More information, including how to buy Experience tickets and how to register for a Strax Q&A session, can be found here.

Issue 313 of DWA - the first new-look edition - has three free gifts: a design-your-own-bow-tie kit, an exclusive Topps card, and a huge sticker sheet.

As well as being available in print form, the publication, which is ranked number one in the primary boys' market, can also be downloaded as an app for the iPhone and iPad from App Stores in the UK, USA, and Australia.