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

Fierce Mum for super cool mums who are doing it all

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.

Areyoukiddingney Another of our amazing Mumbler mums, Elizabeth Dimelow.

Part 5: Letters from a teacher

Katrin from Norwich Mumbler gives an insight to children starting school in September as part of the Getting Ready for School series of blogs. “I started as a fresh-faced NQT (Newly Qualified Teacher) in Reception with the very youngest class, the ones that were all Summer borns, and stayed in Reception for 4 years before I…

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Flying with Children

Travelling abroad with children can seem like a daunting task, the below guide from Sainsbury’s Bank is full of handy tips to make the flight go as smoothly as possible, including what you need to pack, dealing with illnesses and keeping the kids entertained. Sainsbury’s Bank Money Matters Blog

How to get your child ‘School ready’ Part 4 – Mind your Language

Part 1 – Home Educating Part 2 – Positive Beginnings Part 3 – Independence This is Part 4 in a series of short articles about how you can support your child as September and the start of their Reception year approaches. According to a report published by Save the Children*  the number of words your child…

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Piglets Adventure Farm Review

We have recently visited Piglets Adventure Farm and what fun we had! It is approx 45 mins to an hours drive from Scarborough depending on the dreaded A64. Handy for those on their way to or from the Coast or to meet friends from the West Riding. We met a friend with 3 children so…

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Muston Scarecrow Festival 2018

SATURDAY 28th JULY to SUNDAY 5th AUGUST 2018 Our lovely friends at York Mumbler dropped in at this years Scarecrow Festival on their way home. They were really impressed and had great fun going round the village. The scarecrows are brilliant and the kids loved walking round them. They popped into the village hall for…

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Independence, Independence, Independence.

School Ready? This is Part 3 in a series blogs regarding schools. This is written by Lucy Patrick, a primary school headteacher and co – owner of North Kirklees Mumbler, about how you can support your child as September and the start of their Reception year approaches. Children are so able. The have skills and…

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10 Days Out Ideas for the Summer Holidays

If you fancy a day out over the summer holidays we have listed our ‘Top Ten’ ideas either on the coast or within an hours drive (ish?!).  Hopefully, the amazing weather will continue over the holidays but if not, we’ve also included indoor activities too.   1.Piglets Adventure Farm – Summer Family Fun Unmissable Summer family…

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Teddy Bears’ Picnics with Scarborough Spa Orchestra

This Tuesday, we rushed to Scarborough for the Teddy Bears’ Picnic outside in the Scarborough Spa Suncourt. Having heard so many positive reviews, I couldn’t resist the invitation and we weren’t disappointed. It is a quintessentially British scene with blue and white striped deck chairs and the last remaining professional seaside orchestra. The layout was…

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The lighter way to enjoy Summer – FREE or low cost ideas!

Keeping the Mini Mumblers happy throughout the Summer Holiday doesn’t need to be expensive, with these Fun but FREE activities and events. FREE Events throughout the Summer Holidays at: Scarborough, Whitby & Filey Libraries A Summer full of free events and activities at Ryedale’s libraries. There’s a reading challenge and whole programme of events –…

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From 21st July – 3rd Sept Piglets Adventure Farm is full of unmissable family fun, with amazing magic shows and incredible circus acrobatics, you won’t want to miss it! Get foam fever this summer as you boogie on down with bigger & better Foam Parties daily, watch hilarious Pig Racing in the Pork-shire Hurdle, soak…

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