"Children of the 1950s regarded heroic, adventurous and distinguished people as their models and beacons. The Young Elizabethan's patrons included the violinist Yehudi Menuhin as president, the composer Benjamin Britten, the scientist Julian Huxley, the leader of the 1953 Everest expedition Brigadier Sir John Hunt, the showjumper Pat Smythe, the Oxford don Lord David Cecil, the author Noel Streatfeild, the Chief Scout Lord Rowallan, and the heroic World War II fighter pilot Squadron Leader Neville Duke. The poet Stephen Spender and the cricketer Colin Cowdrey wrote articles. Readers were invited to study the colophons [...] of different publishers - Rupert Hart-Davis's fox, Allen Lane's penguin - and to read David Cecil's biography of Lord Melbourne, or Rosemary Sutcliff's historical novels."
I'm not up on children's magazines of the present day, but I doubt they can compete with the above description of Young Elizabethan, edited by Kaye Webb (whose biography by Valerie Grove, So Much to Tell, is the source of that passage).
Collins was the magazine's earlier incarnation, on which Call Me Madam has a good post.