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.

Baby Week Leeds is back from 15 – 21 November!

Baby Week is an initiative aimed at bringing sectors and services together to promote the ‘best start’ in life; support parents, carers and families; promote good health and wellbeing and celebrate babies! This year’s theme is ‘Strengths and Struggles’. Many of the events and activities taking place during the week are either low cost or…

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What Nutrients are Important During Pregnancy?

A guest blog, written by Ben Bunting BA(Hons), PGCert – Exercise and Nutrition. Pregnancy is a time of wonder and excitement. It is one of the most natural things in the world, but it can also be one of the most stressful. After all, there are so many unknowns. Getting pregnant can be a challenge…

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Letters to Santa

Don’t leave it too late to send your letter to Santa, he has a lot to read and reply to, so he needs to receive them asap!! Here’s a couple of ways to get in touch with the man himself: This year, you can create your letter and reply on the Letters from Santa website…

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Ghyll Royd School & Preschool: Ilkley Lido-inspired artwork wins regional art award

Pupils from Ghyll Royd School are celebrating five pieces of artwork winning first prize at the Independent School Association (ISA) Regional Art Competition, including a ceramic celebration of a busy Ilkley Lido. The ISA runs a number of annual competitions for its 535 member schools including Essay, Drama and Art, to give pupils the opportunity…

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New bins launched in Otley and across Leeds to boost recycling ‘on-the-go’

New recycling ‘on-the-go’ bins are being launched in selected district centres across Leeds this month, building on the success of the 2018 ground-breaking city centre provision encouraging recycling of common food and drink packaging consumed out of home. The eye-catching bright orange and yellow bins will soon be able to be found in 6 district…

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5 Ideas For A Not So Spooky October Half Term

If you have a child who isn’t that keen on the Ghosts & Ghouls of Halloween you might be thinking “What on earth am I going to do with the kids over half term??” Fear not, after a great question in the Wharfedale & Craven Mumbler Chat Group we got to thinking and have found…

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Otley primary school achieves GOLD award for active and sustainable travel

Westgate Primary School in Otley has been awarded a gold school travel award, in recognition of its commitment to active and sustainable travel. Awarded by the national education awards scheme, Modeshift STARS, the accreditation recognises schools that demonstrate excellence in supporting cycling, walking and other sustainable modes of transport. To achieve the award, Westgate Primary School…

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MummyFIT: The UK’s leading brand in pre and postnatal fitness and nutrition

MummyFIT is the UK’s leading brand in pre and postnatal fitness and nutrition providing premium health club based classes across the UK plus LIVE and On-Demand workouts and programmes for Busy Mums. Do you want to continue exercising safely throughout your pregnancy or feel ready to return to exercise but worry that your baby won’t…

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Fostering North Yorkshire: Sons and Daughters Month

Fostering involves the whole family – so when you foster, your children foster too. During October, Fostering North Yorkshire is joining with the Fostering Network to celebrate the contribution of the Sons and Daughters of Fostering Families. From the start of your first fostering placement, your children can help a new foster child settle in,…

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10 Family Days Out for October Half Term

If you fancy a day out with the kids over the October half-term holiday we have listed our ‘Top Ten’ ideas which are all within an hours drive! 1. Lotherton Spooky Scarecrow Trail Visit Lotherton this October half term and follow the spooky skeletons trail around the estate and into the haunted house! Dress up…

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