The “Mumblings” are a collection of our own blogs, guest entries, interesting articles and anything else that we like the look of!

If you would like to write a guest blog on any parenting or local issue then we would love to hear from you. Please submit it to us via the ‘contact us’ page.

Here are the links to some more blogs that mumbler loves

North and Soul by our very own mumbler, Gillian Bruce.

The Future of Downs Written by an amazing and inspirational friend of Mumbler, Helen Kingdon.

Shrinking Violet in the ‘gate A fantastic local lifestyle local blog. Check out the article about Mumbler! (biased? Us?!)

Areyoukiddingney Another of our amazing Mumbler mums, Elizabeth Dimelow.

Juno: The healthcare app entirely focused on Children’s health

Juno is a brand-new way to access healthcare for your children. It’s an app that allows you to talk to qualified healthcare professionals whenever you want. It’s like having a consultant paediatrician in your pocket at all times! We asked our Mumblers to submit questions to Juno’s lead clinician, Consultant Paediatrician, Dr Shruti Ganatra. Here…

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Easy Mother’s Day Crafts

Mothers Day is fast approaching and what is better for Mum, Step-Mum, Aunt, Grandma or Nana than something your kids have crafted themselves. We have scoured the internet and picked our favourite ideas for you to try! Handprint Salt Dough or Air Dry Clay Candle Holder from Salt dough keepsakes are perfect for larger groups…

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World Book Day Ideas for kids who don’t like dressing up!

If your child doesn’t like dressing up but doesn’t want to miss out on the fun, here is a list of suggestions that keep the fancy dress to a minimum! They also work well for those of us who might need last-minute suggestions! Totally Normal clothes Black top, jeans and a backpack for Diary of a…

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Mothers Day in Lockdown

Celebrating Mother’s Day 2021 in Lockdown This year’s Mother’s Day will be celebrated on Sunday 14th March 2021 and we have lots of ideas, gifts & things to do for you to celebrate it with your loved ones whether they are at home or a little further away due to lockdown and Covid-19 restrictions.  …

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Stump Cross Caverns: Launches TWO fundraisers!

If you’ve ever been to Stump Cross Caverns you’ll know how brilliant it is!  A fabulous family day out where the owners and the rest of “Team Stumpy” go above and beyond to make sure everyone that passes their door leaves with a huge smile on their face!  This is why it is so sad to hear…

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ILKLEY WALKING TRAILS: A series of trails to inspire families to explore and learn

Friends of Ashlands, the PTA of Ashlands Primary School in Ilkley, has initiated a project to develop trails in and around the town. The first trail based around “The Three Bridges” will be released this month with five further trails to be developed throughout 2021. Each trail will differ in its location and theme which…

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5 Things to do this Weekend

As we head into another weekend of lockdown here’s a quick roundup of 5 things you can do with the kids.  Ranging from free activities at home to local walks. Please adhere to the safety advice & Government guidelines on exercise The advice of the UK Government and can be found in full here. For more…

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What you can do in Wharfedale & Craven throughout the Coronavirus Roadmap Stages

Borris Johnson announced his Coronavirus Roadmap on 22nd February and with that in mind we have broken down the stages of the roadmap letting you know what you can do in Wharfedale & Craven at each stage. Details correct as of 22/02/21 Stage 1: The first stage of easing will be split into two parts: From…

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Walks & Parks with a cafe or coffee shop in Wharfedale & Craven

Stage 1 of the Coronavirus Roadmap will allow recreation in a public space such as a park with 2 people who will be allowed to sit down for a drink, a coffee or a picnic! With that in mind, we thought we would put together a list of the local walks and parks with a…

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Coronavirus Update: What you need to know 22nd February 2021

Information correct at 22nd February 2021. Coronavirus Roadmap – Rules will be lifted in stages and four conditions must be met at each stage. The four conditions that must be met at each phase of lockdown easing are: The coronavirus vaccine programme continues to go to plan Evidence shows vaccines are sufficiently reducing the number…

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