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.


This Summer, KIDS EAT FREE at Banyan! And to celebrate Banyan’s NEW MENU, including scrummy breakfasts, delicious mains and yummy desserts, they’re offering one lucky Mumbler the chance to win the perfect day out! We all know that it can be hard to persuade little ones to eat the good stuff, so in their new…

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Mumbler Reviews: Summer at Stump Cross Caverns

There is so much going on at Stump Cross this summer – its quite literally the coolest place to visit!  Whatever the weather outside, the caves are a natural air-conditioning system, at a constant 7 degrees.  Stump Cross is an ideal family day out this summer – come rain or shine – you’ll be covered…

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Golden Acre Park and Otley Chevin Forest Park are awarded the coveted Green Flag Award as they are officially recognised as some of the country’s best parks

27 Jul 2022 Leeds City Council has once again received the prestigious Green Flag award for seven of its parks and green spaces, including Golden Acre Park, Kirkstall Abbey, Middleton Park, Otley Chevin Forest Park, Pudsey Park, Roundhay Park and Temple Newsam Estate. The award is the international quality mark for parks and green spaces…

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Kids Eat FREE & Other Family Dining Discounts Over The Summer!

Catering for the whole family over the holidays can be challenging and expensive so we’ve done our best to round up as many of the ‘Kids Eat Free’ and other dining discounts available in and around Wharfedale & Craven this summer. If we’ve missed any you know of though, please do email and we’ll add…

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A Summer of Hands-On Code-Breaking at MathsCity

Calling all coding fans… a summer of hands-on code-breaking adventures awaits in Leeds city centre! Visit MathsCity during the holidays to unlock hours of cryptic fun with over twenty interactive coding activities and crafts. An exciting highlight of this mathematical playground is the brand-new Cipher Wall – a large, digital arcade game with tonnes of…

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Early Years Provision at The Froebelian School

Sponsored Blog from The Froebelian School “My three-year-old was 100% ready for a teacher-led learning environment and has come on leaps and bounds since September.” Lower Kindergarten Parent Choosing the best start for your child’s education can be both an emotional and daunting process for parents. Firstly, it’s coming to terms with the fact that…

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10 Family Days Out for the Summer Holidays!

If you fancy a day out over the summer holidays of 2022 we have listed our ‘Top Ten’ ideas within an hour’s drive of Wharfedale & Craven.  Some require pre-booking this summer, so make sure you plan ahead! 1. RHS Garden Harlow Carr – The Great Garden Adventure During the summer holidays, come along and…

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Parties at Gravity!

At Gravity we offer exclusive VIB parties for your child’s special day. We can guarantee that your child’s day will be the best day ever, with amazing food, a dedicated party host, unlimited squash, and amazing memories! Our party hosts know how to make your child feel like the most special child in the world…

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Summer fun with the National Trust at East Riddlesden Hall

Ready, set, go! Come out and play this summer and enjoy a family adventure at East Riddlesden Hall, with activities to enjoy every day during the school holidays. Whether you want to take part in the “come and play” challenge or relax in a deck chair and enjoy the sunshine, there’s something for the whole…

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Make reading your superpower this Summer with The Week Junior Magazine

The Week Junior Magazine has launched its Summer of Reading for 2022 and here at Mumbler, we are very excited to be involved! The Week Junior is a current affairs magazine for kids aged 8-14yrs which aims to get children into reading. Reading really is an enduring superpower, making their imagination leap and their vocabulary…

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