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.

Wharfedale & Craven Christmas Lights Switch On

The 2018 Christmas Light Switch On events in Wharfedale & Craven! Ilkley Christmas Light Switch On & Christmas Market. Saturday 24th November 2-6 pm. Call into the first charity Ilkley Christmas Tree Festival taking place in St Margaret’s Church, Ilkley, the Christmas Tree Festival will be held across two days on 23rd and 24th November 2018. Then head…

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No child should have to go without a present at Christmas – here’s how you can help

With 1 in 4 children across the UK living in poverty this December*, for many families Christmas is simply a luxury they can’t afford.  And sadly some children in Leeds and West Yorkshire will go without a present full stop. Which is why, every year the Cash For Kids ‘Mission Christmas’ appeal invites people to…

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MUMBLER Reviews… Twigs n’ Stix Forest School

We were very excited to be invited along to the very first Twigs n’ Stix Family Forest Workshop running at Bramhope Scout Campsite and Activity Centre. Twigs n’ Stix have been running forest schools in Ripon & Nidderdale and we have heard great things!   We arrived at the Bramhope Scout Campsite & Activity Centre,…

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David Phillip Estate Agents: Getting your Home ready for Winter

The other day was the first morning this year that I had to defrost my car windscreen, definitely a sign that Winter’s on its way as well as the nights drawing closer. David Phillip Estate Agents are happy to offer a few handy hints to help protect your homes and gardens: * Make sure your…

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Baby Week is back in Leeds for its 3rd year from 12th-18th November 2018

  Baby Week is back in Leeds for its 3rd year from 12th-18th November and Lucy Potter the founder shares with us why this year’s event promises to be the best yet! Baby Week (12th – 18th November) is back again for its 3rd year in Leeds and the theme is ‘Better Conversations’. We will be promoting…

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Ask Anisa: Is it too early to think about Christmas?

  When do you start thinking about Christmas? Are you a planner and have actually been sorting and organising since boxing day 2017? Or are you one who will only allow yourself to contemplate Christmas in December or dare I say on Christmas Eve? The shops want us to start to get prepared in August,…

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Halloween & Bonfire Night Safety Tips from North Yorkshire Fire Service

Mumbler has been to Harrogate Fire Station to meet (the very lovely) Helen Richardson, Community Safety Officer for Harrogate & Ripon who has given us some invaluable advice to keep our families safe this Halloween & Bonfire Night. To download the full Safety PDF (aimed at KS1 & KS2) please click HERE Halloween Clothing –…

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MUMBLER Reviews… Go Ape! at Temple Newsam PLUS Mumbler Discount Code

The Go Ape! Park Adventure at Temple Newsam Estate opened earlier this year and the North Leeds Mini-Mumbler’s were very excited (mummy was a little apprehensive!) to be invited along for family fun in the trees! “For those of you not sure what Go Ape! entails my daughter’s summary to her Grandma sums it up well…

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Little Sleep Stars: How to breeze the Autumn clock-change!

Pre-parenthood, I loved the Autumn clock-change! A whole extra hour in bed that I didn’t have to compromise anything else to achieve – bliss! However, for parents, the end of daylight saving often instils fear as even the soundest of little sleepers typically wakes between 6 and 7 am. Cue the parental anxiety that, literally…

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FREE & Low Cost October Half Term in Wharfedale & Craven

Free or Low-Cost Activities and Events for Families in and around Wharfedale & Craven this October Half Term 2018 Keeping the Mini Mumblers happy and entertained over the October half term doesn’t need to break the bank with these fun, FREE or low-cost activities and events in and around Wharfedale & Craven. You can see the…

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