Blog » Month: September 2021

Bradford Council stages free interactive storytelling sessions

Bradford Libraries have teamed up with 14 local authorities across the country to offer families an exciting, engaging and free programme of virtual entertainment experiences. Three-year-olds and over and their families can join a thrilling programme featuring online activities and storytelling sessions by drama facilitator John Kirk who will take participants to far-off places with…

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6 Places to see Winter Illuminations and Festive Light Shows near Wharfedale & Craven this Christmas

Christmas is always magical, but here are a few winter illuminations and festive light shows planned within easy reach of Wharfedale & Craven to help us make Christmas 2021 that bit more special! Stockeld Park – Winter Illuminations, The Christmas Adventure 20th November 2021 – 4th January 2022 The award-winning Enchanted Forest comes to life…

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Fountains by Floodlight

Light up your evenings this October at Fountains by Floodlight. Wrap up warm, grab a torch and have an adventure you won’t forget as the sky grows dark and the abbey ruin shines through the night. Wander through glowing archways, chase shadows and hear live music ringing through the air while you enjoy delicious local…

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Where to pick the perfect pumpkin in and around Wharfedale & Craven

If you’re looking for a family day out pumpkin picking, we’ve got the low down on where to go locally and further afield. NEW FOR 2021 BROOKLEIGH FARM, MENSTON BOOK HERE Brookleigh Farm Burley Road Menston LS29 6NS Come & visit Sarah’s pumpkin patch @ Brookleigh Farm. Pick your own organic, homegrown Pumpkin ready for…

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A Magical Christmas at Mother Shipton’s Cave

Santa is flying here to see you! Let the twinkling lights draw you into the wonder of Mother Shipton’s magical, memory-making Christmas experience. Wander through the gorgeous winter woodland to see the enchanted Christmas Village, festooned with festive delights and merry displays to marvel at along the way. Chief Elf Chestnut will be delighted to…

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Stump Cross Caverns: School Trips!

Did you know we host school trips? Curious minds need exciting days out, so why not come to Stump Cross Caverns?  The caves are a wonderful experience and full of history. Learn about how the caves were first formed, discovered and maintained today from our incredible team. You’ll have your very own guided tour of…

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Residents urged to play their part in ambitious tree planting project

Residents are being encouraged to show their support for an ambitious city-wide tree planting project this autumn. Leeds City Council set out the target of planting approximately 5.8m trees over 25 years in parks and green spaces across the city as part of its wide-ranging work through its woodland creation programme to tackle the immediate…

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The Harrogate Indoor Funfair is back for October Half Term!

*Sponsored Blog We are so pleased to announce that Harrogate Indoor Funfair is back for the October half term!  Tickets are on sale now! With jaw-dropping rides and amazing inflatables for all ages, Harrogate Indoor Funfair offers all the fun of the fair in an indoor, climate-controlled and family-friendly environment.  There is also a cafe…

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Mumbler Reviews the Yoto Player: The All-in-One Storyteller, Radio, Night Light, Disco and Clock. Now with Disney stories!

When I thought our Yoto Player couldn’t get any better, they go and launch Disney cards! As soon as they arrived (we chose Aladdin, Toy Story, Brave, Up, Finding Neo and Soul but there is also Frozen, Moana, The Litter Mermaid, Tangled and Monsters Inc available), we put on Soul and listened to it as…

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Leeds City Council’s six annual bonfire and firework events will unfortunately not be taking place this year.  

21 Sep 2021 Important information regarding 2021 Leeds City Council public bonfires Leeds City Council’s six annual bonfire and firework events will unfortunately not be taking place this year. This follows guidance issued by national government when restrictions were eased in July 2021 that particularly relate to large gatherings at outdoor events including firework displays….

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Have you heard about Moneyhub? Try it now FREE for 6 months.

Want to take control of your finances before Christmas? Want to keep track of your spending in the run-up to the festive period? Then it’s time to download the free Moneyhub money management app. See all of your finances securely in one place and use their intelligent tools to achieve your spending and saving goals….

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Candlelighters GO GOLD for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Yorkshire childhood cancer charity, Candlelighters, aims to raise funds and awareness this September for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month (CCAM). #ChildhoodCancerAwarenessMonth takes place in September each year. At Candlelighters, along with many other children’s cancer charities across the globe, the charity marks CCAM each year to help increase the awareness of childhood cancers, as well as…

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Pinocchio: Northern Ballet’s new ballet for children – see it first this October half term

Give your little ones a magical treat this October half term and be the first to see Northern Ballet’s Pinocchio during its world première week. Or if you’ve already got plans for October, catch the show when it returns for a festive re-run in December! In a faraway land, a hard-working and lonely carpenter wishes…

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What are the Nutritional Needs of a Child?

A guest blog, written by Ben Bunting. BA(Hons), PGCert – Exercise and Nutrition. What are the Nutritional Needs of a Child? As an adult providing healthy nutrition for our children should be a high priority, but it is easy to succumb to convenience and bold advertising. Nutrition for Children Promoting healthy eating is one of…

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Halloween at Mother Shipton’s Cave

A sponsored blog for Mother Shipton’s Cave Are you ready to be bewitched at Mother Shipton’s this Halloween? You’re in for a treat! It’s the Witching Hour, and deep in the spooky forest where a world-famous Prophetess was said to have been born during a terrifying thunderstorm, the spirits are flying high. You may hear…

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Time to book your Santa experience!!

Yes, I know the kids have only just gone back to school but many of the best local Santa experiences already have tickets on sale and some even have limited availability… So it’s time to get your 2021 Santa tickets booked! SANTA’S NORTH POLE AT LOTHERTON Tickets on sale: ON SALE Dates: 27th November 2021…

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Bradford Libraries help children get a great start at primary school

A new initiative from Bradford Libraries will help young children get ready to start primary school. Packs have been put together to help families prepare their little ones to start reception class this September. The ‘Great Start’ bags contain a range of books to engage, enthuse and excite children about starting ‘big’ school along with…

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Baby & Preschool classes to try this September!

As the summer holidays draw to a close, many of you will be thinking about getting back into your routines of weekly classes and activities.  If you’re thinking about trying a new class this term, I’ve picked out some ideas for ones across Wharfedale & Craven below. There are lots more classes listed on the…

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Heritage Open Days In Wharfedale & Craven

Every September some 40,000 volunteers across England organise 5,000 events to celebrate our fantastic history and culture. It’s your chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences – all of which are FREE to explore! The 2021 festival is running for ten consecutive days from 10th to the 19th of September. There is…

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