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.

10 Ways to Entertain Kids in the Car

With “Staycations” being the holiday of choice for many this year here are a few ideas to keep the kids entertained so you don’t need to resort to handing them the dreaded tablet – at least not too early in the journey! Car journeys and children – let’s just say they rarely make the best…

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MUMBLER Reviews… Drive-Thru Farm Safari at Thornton Hall Country Park

When Thornton Hall invited us to come and review The UK’s first Drive Thru Farm Safari we were very excited and we were not disappointed! We arrived and after a quick toilet pit-stop we began the check-in process, you check-in safely from the comfort of your car. The staff check you in and provide you…

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Stamp Duty Q&A with David Phillip Estate Agents

The Stamp duty tax can be a major cost when budgeting how much you pay when buying a new home, so it is good news that the Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced stamp duty relief from July 8th to March 31st 2021 as part of a range of plans to stimulate the economy during the…

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10 Family Days Out for the Summer Holidays!

If you fancy a day out over the summer holidays we have listed our ‘Top Ten’ ideas about an hours drive of Wharfedale.  Most require pre-booking this summer, so make sure you plan ahead! 1. Stockeld Park Summer Adventure Stockeld Park is nature’s playground, where nothing is quite as it seems! With magical surprises at…

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Summer Holiday Baby, Toddler and Pre-Schooler Classes and Activities

Lots of our brilliant baby, toddler and pre-school groups are continuing sessions virtually or when they can do safely outdoors over the summer holidays.  We have done a roundup of some of these below, early booking advised as they are likely to be very popular. ARTventurers Aire Valley  & West Leeds at Home Craft Packs…

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National Trust Houses & Gardens

We love getting out and about in the fresh air and exploring the great outdoors with our family!! We bought a National Trust Family Membership when our little boy was sturdy on his feet and it has been used so many times over the years! Here are our favourite places to visit from Wharfedale &…

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Diggerland is ‘Good To Go’ and reopens on 11th July!

Advertorial blog for Diggerland Popular family theme park Diggerland is set to open its doors to the public as of Saturday, July 11th. Staff at the attraction have been working very hard in the recent weeks to get the park to a high standard ready for a safe opening. Now, Diggerland is pleased and proud…

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Grass Hoppers Outdoor Playground – Open from the 8th of July

Hop along to Grass Hoppers Outdoor Play at Tong Garden Centre for a proper playtime. Have a bounce on the jumping pillows, zoom down the zip wire, glide down the slides, explore our giant fort, drive around the race tracks and much more! Grass Hoppers is set in a secure environment with outdoor seating, although we…

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Local Fairy Door Trails

Lockdown has gifted us with lots of little magical visitors all over Wharfedale & the surrounding areas! There are so many Fairy Trails to visit this Summer… All the trails below have been set up by members of the local communities and most are in woodland.  If you visit any please respect the local community…

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David Phillip Estate Agency – ‘One month on’ after re-opening from Covid-19 lockdown

Covid-19 has changed the way people work and live, we hope that people are weathering the storm, staying safe and adapting to the new ‘normal’ When David and I opened our Estate Agency business in Bramhope at the end of 2018, who would have thought a little over twelve months on when Covid-19 resulted in…

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