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.

Ask Anisa: Transitioning back to School

The Summer is starting to feel like a distant memory and you can breathe a sigh of relief as you pack your offspring back to School. What can you do now to go about setting your child up for success and to help make this new School year the best yet? The first few weeks…

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MUMBLER Reviews… Deershed Festival

The second wave of tickets for the tenth edition of North Yorkshire’s Deer Shed Festival are now on sale! Deershed isn’t a cheap way to spend a weekend, so Harrogate Mumbler went along for the first time to see if it is worth it. What can I say? we absolutely loved it and have been…

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Theme Parks!

We know how hard it is to keep the kids entertained during the holidays!  If you are planning a day trip to a Theme Park hopefully this will help you choose the one which suits your children best! Sundown Adventureland Sundown is specially designed for young families and is not suitable for teenagers. With rides,…

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MUMBLER Reviews… Brimham Rocks Adventure Farm

Before yesterday I can quite honestly say I’d never brushed a pig before. Our visit to Brimham Rocks Adventure Farm changed that.   Set just below Brimham Rocks on a working farm in the beautiful rolling hills of the dales, Brimham Rocks Adventure Farm is a fun family day out, offering you the chance to…

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Family Day at York Races

  The Press Family Raceday is fun for all the family, with seven thoroughbred races, and a Charles Owen Pony race at the beginning of the card, as well as our ‘interactive racing zone’ which includes fun and games for our youngest racegoers.   Elsewhere look out for bouncy castles and slides, face painting, pony…

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Letters From a Teacher

Former Reception Teacher & Mumbler Katrin uses her new experiences of Motherhood and her vast experience as a teacher to answer those questions you wish you could ask or be asked as your little ones start school. I started as a fresh-faced NQT (Newly Qualified Teacher) in Reception with the very youngest class, the ones…

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FREE Family Trips To Try In Leeds

FREE Family trips out in Leeds There’s so much to do in Leeds for families, you’re spoilt for choice! But we know it can get expensive, so here we’ve picked out a few of our favourite FREE things to do with kids in the city.  We’d love to hear your favourites too.  Head over to…

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August Bank Holiday Activities & Events

Looking for something fun to do with the family this Bank Holiday? Mumbler has a round-up of what’s on, including some FREE events and activities. Bolton Abbey Welly Walk Join Bolton Abbey for their annual Welly Walk Adventure around the estate! Start your adventure at either the Cavendish Pavilion or the famous Stepping Stones. Head…

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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! There are loads of venues in Wharfedale & Craven Opening their doors to the public this September, we…

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Fostering North Yorkshire: Out and about again

It’s the summer, so we’ve been enjoying the good weather as we get out and about for our summer show season.   The first show of the season – the North Yorkshire County Show –is now held on Camp Hill Estate. True to form, there was the odd shower, but nothing our trusty team of…

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