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.

Christmas Crafts

Making things with your children is a great way to have fun as a family and Christmas provides lots of opportunities. Your masterpieces can also double up as good presents!   We have tried and tested lots of the below and will try a few more over the coming weeks! Salt dough decorations. Easy and lots of…

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MUMBLER Reviews… Scrooge’s Christmas Carol at The Rainbow Factory

  Well, what can I say… the Mini-Mumblers (and me!!) loved the Rainbow Factory’s brand-new Christmas production – Scrooge’s Christmas Carol! Billed as a family-friendly, fun, musical show with “ghosts that are more silly than scary, focused on fun and laughter” we were not disappointed. Even the youngest visitors (2 years +) will enjoy this…

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Thackray Medical Museum wins National Lottery support

The Thackray Medical Museum, in Leeds, has received a confirmed grant of £1.5 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) towards its £3.7 million development project, A Healthy Future, it was announced today. The museum has also been awarded £1 million from Wellcome, the global charitable foundation which has a mission to improve health. Thanks…

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Christmas Traditions The Family Will Love

We all have our own Christmas Traditions, whether they stem from your own childhood or are something new you have started since having kids. Starting a new tradition can bring a family even closer together. In our house, we have stupidly small stockings over the fireplace for chocolate coins and we have an annual visit to…

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FREE & Low Cost: Days Out & Activities To Entertain The Kids This Christmas Holiday

Keeping the Mini Mumblers happy throughout the Christmas Holiday doesn’t need to be expensive with these fun, FREE or low-cost activities and events. Events throughout the December at: Otley Snowman Trail: Only £1 per booklet! Friday December 1 to Sunday December 17. The book contains 2 trails, one round the shops, 1 round the houses! Pick…

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Favourite Festive Family Films

We have come up with a list of our favourite festive family films in case you need a little help getting into the Christmas spirit, or if you just want a little inspiration for lovely films to watch with your Mini Mumblers…                    Elf (PG)      …

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A Magical Journey To See Santa At Tong Garden Centre

On Sunday, Deb from West Leeds Mumbler & her family were invited along to experience “A Magical Journey To See Santa” at Tong Garden Centre. “More than just a trip to see Santa, it promised to take us on a journey to his magical land, a place where wishes come true!   With the help…

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Cook Up A Festive Storm With The Kids At Leeds Cookery School!

Would you love to do more cooking with your kids? Don’t miss out on your chance to join Leeds Cookery School for an exclusive Leeds Mumbler Festive Family Workshop this December. Leeds Cookery School is a vibrant new cookery school offering a range of exclusive Chef-led cookery classes, demonstrations and courses in a bespoke training kitchen at…

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Mumbler Tried and Tested Elf on the Shelf Ideas!

If like us, you started the Elf on the Shelf tradition last year, or are thinking of starting this year, this blog might come in useful! *Warning* If you decide to start Elf on the Shelf this year once you have started there is no going back – you have 23 more days to complete! …

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Have a sneak peak inside ‘A Victorian Christmas’ at Harewood House

Harewood House has opened its doors for the first Christmas in 5 years – inviting visitors to enjoy the delights of A Victorian Christmas.   South East Leeds Mumbler Alison & her family were lucky enough to be invited along to experience a festive family day out, read on to find how they got on! (They…

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