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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 23rd July –…

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FREE and Affordable Family Attractions in Whitby

If you’re seeking affordable and free family attractions in Whitby, the Yorkshire Coastal Cottages treasure map is perfect for you. Discover a variety of fun-filled attractions across the seaside town, with interactive questions to answer as you go along. How many can you tick off? You can even print off your very own treasure chest…

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Mumbler Summer Survival Tips

The Summer holidays are looming and I’m sure many of you are panicking at the prospect of 6 weeks of entertainment and juggling childcare. While some children will be happy with a paddling pool and an ice lolly in the garden (like my youngest), others need constant entertainment and activities (otherwise they will be glued…

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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 (or LOW COST) activities and events. It is hard when we are just coming out of lockdown. Cheap doesn’t have to mean boring though, and with a bit of creative thinking, you can plan a summer…

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Feel-good forest walks

Dalby Forest, Yorkshire – The Adderson Rigg trail (1.5 miles) Head into Dalby forest and explore with your senses the naturally sculpted Adderstone on this gentle walk. The trail follows forest paths and roads through a variety of woodland allowing you the opportunity to ease your stress. You will be met and awakened with stunning…

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Planet Circus OMG

ROLL UP, ROLL UP Planet Circus OMG IS IN SCARBOROUGH ALL SUMMER!   Are you looking for a slice of normality and family fun suitable for all ages, then look no more as PLANET CIRCUS OMG is in town with its all-new 2022 spectacular summer show!! Be amazed, be awe struck, be inspired and be…

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Fostering North Yorkshire need more local foster carers

Fostering North Yorkshire needs more local foster carers, so that children don’t have to move to a foster family a long way from home and school, or be apart from their siblings. Could you offer a safe and welcoming home to a child? We’ll provide you with all the training, support and advice you will…

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It’s another Summer of Fun at Sewerby Hall and Gardens!

The Summer of Fun will be back at Sewerby Hall and Gardens for the summer holidays, with a packed programme of fun events and activities from Sunday, 24 July right through until early September 2022. The highlight will once again be Yorkshire Day on Monday, 1 August, with the traditional celebrations, including the Chairman of…

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The Week Junior Magazine

Make reading your Superpower! Here at Mumbler, we’re so excited to work with The Week Junior Magazine to launch their Summer of Reading for 2022! The Week Junior is a current affairs magazine for kids aged 8-14 years old, which aims to get children into reading. Each edition is a round-up of what’s been going…

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Creatures of Curiosity at Nunnington Hall

Creatures of Curiosity 16 July – 4 September Local folklore will be on show this summer, focusing on the Kirkdale caves and the Nunnington dragon with other stories incorporating elements taken from local folklore. Based on a range of real and mythological creatures from the Ryedale area, this exciting exhibition pulls together history, archaeology, science and folklore….

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Win a family ticket to the Web Adventure Park ….plus a discount code

Experience a fun-filled day at the Web Adventure Park this summer and enter our competition for your chance to win a family ticket. With everything included in an all-day ticket, there’s over 22 attractions to keep you busy. Have unlimited goes on the brand-new ‘Vortex’ and all the rest of our 11 exciting rides, bounce…

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From Zimbabwe to Bridlington – Bunker of Zion

Arts charity, ARCADE, and the Collaborative Touring Network welcomes Zimbabwean born artist John Pfumojena and his company to Bridlington. ‘Bunker of Zion’ comes to St John’s Burlington Church Bridlington on: Friday 29 July 2022, 7pm Saturday 30 July 2022, 2pm / 7pm A new show labelled ‘an explosion of joy’ will be performed in Bridlington…

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Don’t forget to write! Yorkshire beaver moves to a new home down south

A three-year-old female Forestry England beaver has left her first home in Cropton Forest, North Yorkshire, for a new home in the south of England. The juvenile has been paired with a Scottish male in the hope that they will successfully breed and establish a new colony. She has gone to an enclosure at Sculthorpe…

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Sewerby Winter Woodland will return this December

The hugely popular Sewerby Winter Woodland will return to Sewerby Hall and Gardens this Christmas, from 9th – 23rd December 2022. An all new spectacular display of lights, sounds and special effects will bring the grounds to life for a great evening out this festive season. After its successful launch in 2021, when over 12,000…

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Everything to know about DHA omega-3 fatty acid: Read on to Know

DHA, which stands for docosahexaenoic acid, is an important fatty acid found in omega-3. Like the rest of the fatty acids of the same family, DHA has incredible benefits for the human body. DHA has a strong impact on your brain and is crucial for pregnant women. Since your body doesn’t produce enough of this…

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How to Meet Mum Friends in Scarborough, Whitby and Filey

To meet Mum Friends is almost like a right of passage for new parents, but how do you meet them? Here at Mumbler, a huge part of what we do is tell you where you can go with your little ones. But sometimes, you just want a bit of company. Mums of older children will…

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Zog and the Flying Doctors Land in Hull!

The famous Julia Donaldson book, Zog and the Flying Doctors, is live on stage at Hull City Hall this June 2022! Zog, super keen student turned air-ambulance, still lands with a crash-bang-thump. Together with his Flying Doctor crew, Princess Pearl and Sir Gadabout, they tend to a sunburnt mermaid, a unicorn with one too many…

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Is your baby 2-16 months old?

The University of York are looking for babies aged 2 months to 16 months as part of their York BabyLab studies. You will be paid for your time and your baby will take part in new studies on language, motor & sleep development. If you want to know more… CLICK HERE To complete the google form…

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10% Discount off Car Shades

  Use Mumbler10 at the checkout to enjoy a 10% discount! Car Shades are the award-winning, vehicle-specific car sun blinds that cover all rear windows of a car – even the boot! Being a tailored fit means they leave no gaps, which prevents dazzling sunlight from getting into the precious eyes of your little ones…

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Fostering North Yorkshire: Hub Community Family Foster Carers

As part of our No Wrong Door project we are looking to recruit new Hub Community Family Foster Carers to our team. The role would require someone who is available on a full time basis and this is reflected with a generous financial package of circa £39-42k* Ideally we would want to find someone who…

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Ways to Celebrate Father’s Day with the Family

Father’s Day is this weekend! Here are a few ideas for last minute crafting and or ways to celebrate without breaking the bank. Enjoy Here’s a handy roundup of  ways you could celebrate Father’s Day on Sunday 19th June 2022 as a family Serve Dad an all-star brunch – what better way to start the…

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Sewerby: Wildlife Photographer of the Year Events

The world-renowned exhibition, Wildlife Photographer of the Year, on loan from the Natural History Museum in London, will be on display at Sewerby Hall and Gardens between 7 May – 17 July 2022. It is the most prestigious photography event of its kind, providing a global platform that showcases the natural world’s most astonishing and challenging…

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The Platinum Jubilee: what’s it all about?

Many children will be excited about the royal celebrations, but not quite sure of their significance. Here, the positively regal Abby Milnes of education resource experts PlanBee sets out the facts   In June, the Queen will be celebrating her Platinum Jubilee, marking an incredible 70 years on the British throne. This makes her the longest-reigning British monarch and…

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Go Racing in Yorkshire – May Half Term!

Under 18’s Go Free!   May half-term will soon be upon us and like any working parent, we’re all trying to organise childcare around work, as well as taking some holiday to spend time with the children and make plans for the Platinum Jubilee celebrations.   Well make sure that you’ve got the Yorkshire racing…

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Do you speak Cricket?

Do You Speak Cricket?   The cricket season having started, you may find yourself in the kind of company that knows how to speak the language of cricket.  Cricket badgers.  Do you speak cricket?  Do you know the difference between a seed, a jaffa and a peach?  They’re all good deliveries.  Scarborough College’s Cricket Centre…

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THE LARGEST GATHERING OF PEOPLE DRESSED AS VAMPIRES: GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ ATTEMPT

Thursday 26 May 2022 6pm – 9pm Whitby Abbey   Join us for a spooktacular night at the birthplace of Dracula where we will be marking the 125th anniversary of Bram Stoker’s iconic novel by attempting to break the record for the largest gathering of people dressed as vampires! In partnership with GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™,…

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Puffin Festival 2022

The Puffin Festival was held this weekend(14th & 15th May) at Flamborough. Our lovely Mumbler users popped along….. We parked in the carpark at North Landing(£1.80 for the day) and firstly visited the tents set up by Yorkshire Wildlife Trust where there was lots of interactive tasks for children and adults all about Puffins, the…

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School Holiday Camps full of adventure

At United Education we understand how lockdowns have affected your children’s access to sports and sporting activities. Of course, exercise is a vital way to keep children fit and healthy. However, due to mandates requiring them to stay inside during some of their formative years, children have missed the opportunity to develop an interest in…

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Fostering North Yorkshire: Everything is Possible

That’s why every day matters in the lives of our foster carers – because their support, patience, kindness and resilience means that nothing is impossible for the children they share their home and hearts with, while helping them to reach their potential We need foster carers to join our amazing team here at Fostering North Yorkshire –…

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Utility Warehouse offer great value energy

Great value energy, now and always. Beat the energy crisis. UW has been providing great value to UK households for over 20 years. Our customers stay with us for longer because they trust us to deliver high-quality home services at low prices over the long term. Even today, we can continue to guarantee savings for…

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Beacon Alpacas come to Dalby Forest

Based in North Yorkshire, Beacon alpacas started in 2009 with a simple mission – to bring the joy of alpacas to everyone. With 52 alpacas now on their farm, the team at Beacon are bringing their passion to Dalby. We are delighted to be working with Beacon Alpacas to bring our very first alpaca walk…

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Holiday accommodation 101: Caravans

Are you planning on owning you own holiday home for your next dream vacation? Wondering how to find the most incredible one? Well, look no further than a caravan holiday home! Every year, millions of people venture out to amazing holiday homes across the UK, and indulge in all the spectacular things they have to…

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A Family Raceday in Yorkshire

With the Easter holidays now upon us, keeping the children entertained is a constant challenge, but look no further than your local racecourse for the answer!   Across Yorkshire’s racecourses, family days are being planned in earnest and as the weather turns fair, what could be better than a day in the fresh air, with…

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Fostering North Yorkshire: No Wrong Door

Here at No Wrong Door our high needs supported lodgings hosts do an amazing job – providing welcoming, caring homes for local young people and helping to turn young lives around. We’re looking for people to join our team so if you feel like a new challenge, and you have a spare room, this could be…

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Easter EGGStravaganza at The Web Adventure Park…

NEW BUNNY BROTHERS AND BOUNCING PILLOWS THIS EASTER! From Wednesday 6th April until Sunday 24th April, come along to the Easter EGGStravaganza. All-day tickets can be purchased on the website, meaning you’re free to play for as long as you please. There’s plenty to do, with unlimited fairground rides, huge indoor and outdoor play areas for…

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Catch Scarborough College this Spring and Summer

Scarborough College’s doors are always open but there are more ways to get in touch than just a bespoke visit.  Friday’s For You visits are ideal opportunities to get to see the school – the way it really runs – without having to make an immediate decision.  Friday’s For You dates are 29 April, 20…

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Activities that are FREE or low cost this Easter Holidays

Activities that are either free or low cost in and around Scarborough, Whitby & Filey this Easter Holiday. Danby Lodge National Park Centre Spring Trail – 11th April to 24th May 2022 Tales and Trails Easter Special – 14th & 21st April 2022 These activities are £5 per child, no pre-booking required. Danby Lodge, Lodge Ln,…

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10 Ideas for Days Out over the Easter Holidays

If you fancy a day out over the Easter Holiday we have listed our ‘Top Ten’ ideas that are reasonably close.  Hopefully, we will see signs of Spring during the Easter break but if the weather doesn’t play ball we have also included indoor activities. 1. Easter Adventure Quest at Scarborough Castle and Whitby Abbey…

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Woldie’s Lavender & Nature Farm

Nature Gardens, Trails & Play At Woldie’s Lavender & Nature Farm   Exciting news! The family favourite day out at Wolds Way Lavender has a new name: “Woldie’s Lavender & Nature farm” Here’s a look at what is new and happening this year   Easter 2022 Woldie’s Easter Habitat Trail Saturday 9th April – Sunday 24th…

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Egg Decorating

Whether you need to prepare an entry for the Egg Decorating competition or you’re simply looking for ways to entertain the kids our tried and tested ideas may come in handy!!  Crafting is great fun albeit messy and great fun to do with the kids and they can be as simple or complicated as you…

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Kids’ Trainers For Every Age: A Buying Guide

Purchasing kids’ trainers can sometimes be challenging since you’re always spoiled for choice, especially when you’re after fashion and aesthetics. Also, kids’ feet grow so fast. Hence, depending on your child’s age, you’re bound to visit the kids’ trainers shop at least every two months. Here’s a breakdown of how fast kids’ feet grow in…

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Easter Crafts

Easter crafts can be fun! We do enjoy getting the crafting kit out and here are a few old favourites! There are some you can easily send to relatives and others which will decorate your window sills.  Fork painting! Think this is my favourite chick, all with the back of a fork… Butterfly Fold the…

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Recognising The Symptoms of A Twisted Testicle (Testicular Torsion) In Your Child

Sponsored Blog from Ison Harrison What Is Testicular Torsion? A twisted testicle, more accurately described as testicular torsion is a painful experience but the effects can be long lasting if medical treatment is not administered as quickly as possible Testicular torsion is a relatively uncommon condition, occurring in 1 in 4,000 males under the age…

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15 Fun Easter Themed Games to Play as a Family

Looking for ways to entertain the kids at home over the Easter Bank Holiday? If you want to do something a bit different from the usual egg hunt this Easter, why not try some of our Mumbler tried and tested family games.     1. Glow in the dark Egg Hunt – For an egg hunt…

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A house-hunting guide for parents looking for a new home

Image source: Unsplash House hunting is already challenging enough when you’re on your own and you don’t have tons of responsibilities on your plate, but add one or more children to the mix and you’ll reach a whole new level of difficulty. It’s definitely not easy to find the home of your dreams for you…

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House remodelling – things to consider during the project

House remodelling is a complex and challenging project that affects your daily routine. Before renovating the entire house, you should consider various aspects related to the final look, budget, and planning of every detail and every day of work to avoid potential logistical obstacles. You may feel overwhelmed by the pressure and constant research, but…

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Cash For Kids Wear Share Care

Cash for Kids have launched Wear Share Care, a recycling initiative to help raise money for local disadvantaged children. They are looking for schools, businesses and organisations to sign up and collect as much bagged up clothing and textiles as possible. Cash for Kids’ recycle partner will then come and collect them where they will…

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Fostering North Yorkshire: Autism

Many children in our care have a diagnosis of autism – so we need to recruit more foster carers with an understanding of additional needs. You might have gained some experience in a work or family setting, perhaps if you’ve worked in teaching, nursing, youth work or in the care sector, you will already have…

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Things to consider when looking for cheap kitchen units

If you have thought of remodelling your kitchen but don’t want to invest a lot of money in this project, don’t worry! Budget-friendly kitchen units are a reasonable solution- although it is not easy, you can get a quality kitchen even at a low price. After all, more money doesn’t necessarily mean better quality. In…

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Expert Family Insurance Advice

Is it time to review your insurances?  Over the past year we have been able to save people money on their premiums.  Most people do not realise they can review the policy and often get a better cover for a lower premium. It’s important, more now than ever, to make sure your insurances are up…

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Activities for February Half Term that are FREE or Low Cost

Well, February Half Term has crept upon us and if you are still feeling the expense of Christmas we have pulled together some activities across the area that are either free or low cost. The weather can often be unpredictable in February Half Term, but this year it is looking good. I have included a…

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Easy Costume Ideas For World Book Day 2022

World Book Day, Thursday 3rd March! If your house is anything like ours, ie chaotic! World Book Day may sneak up on you. I am currently not sure what either Mini-Mumbler is supposed to be doing! Whilst most local supermarkets have a good selection of World Book Day costumes we have pulled together 15 costume…

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Mumbler Reviews: Beverley Breakout Escape Rooms

This was our first time doing an escape room in person. We had done an escape room on Zoom during lockdown. Beverley Breakout Escape Rooms is within easy drive of Ryedale. They’re in Beverley town centre next to the Butchers Row car park (between the Crafty Cafe and shop) so easy to get to with…

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Mumbler Review: Free online coding lessons for kids

I’m the first to admit that my kids, like most kids, do like to spend time on screens, whether it’s a tablet, a computer or a TV. When we got the opportunity to try a free coding lesson with Cypher, it seemed a good opportunity to make the screen time more valuable than just playing games and…

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Grow and Learn Small Grants Scheme

‘As part of North Yorkshire County Council’s ambitious plans to improve early language development and tackle school readiness across North Yorkshire, they have carried out a pilot project in the East Whitby and Ryedale area which is now being rolled out to include the district of Scarborough.   The aim is to ensure that every…

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Hull & East Riding Fertility

Set in beautiful, tranquil surroundings, near the Humber Bridge, we are easily accessible to the entire Yorkshire & Lincolnshire regions. We are East Yorkshire’s only licenced fertility clinic and with 35 years’ experience, we have helped to create over 3000 babies. We can help you if you are: Having difficulty achieving a pregnancy naturally, In…

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Fostering North Yorkshire: Tanya and Dave

anya and Dave’s fostering story Tanya and Dave have been fostering now for just over 2 years. They do not have any children of their own, though Tanya enjoyed much involvement with her niece over the years and also had experience from her work in childcare. Tanya had always wanted to foster, feeling there were…

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When Should I Seek Legal Advice For A Birth Injury?

*Sponsored blog by Ison Harrison Solicitors Birth injuries can be a feature of medical negligence cases, but these usually focus on injuries to the newborn. Injuries to the mother during childbirth are also common, but are often overlooked or dismissed as being a natural consequence of the birth process. This is not always the case….

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Dark Skies Festival (18 February – 6 March 2022)

  Here at the North York Moors National Park we’re celebrating our seventh Dark Skies Festival in February, alongside the Yorkshire Dales National Park. We know how much you love your cosmic activities and every year it’s a pleasure to showcase just how special our dark skies are. In December 2020, we were designated International…

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Lambing Events at Humble Bee Farm

Sunday is a traditionally a day of rest … unless you’re Farmer Percy, that is! During March, Humble Bee Farm’s lambing season keeps Farmer Percy on his toes as his flock of ewes get ready for the birth of their little ones. And if you want to experience this first hand, then join us for…

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Young people asked to reach for the stars in Dalby Forest!

Young people in North Yorkshire are being asked to submit designs for an observatory in Dalby Forest.   Forestry England is running a competition to design a building in which visitors can view in comfort the area’s Dark Skies through telescopes. The winning designs will go on display in the Forest in the spring.  …

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Changing schools in the middle of the year

A question we often get asked is how we deal with pupils changing in the middle of the year.  How can we help?  Starting from scratch can be daunting at the best of times.  Having to change schools during the year is just that little bit extra scary.  What does a school like Scarborough College…

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Introducing Bike Club

Buying a kids bike is so last year…now you can subscribe instead! Bike Club is revolutionising the world of two wheels as the UK’s first kids bike subscription service. They believe that children should have the opportunity to fall in love with an active healthy lifestyle through cycling and so provide a service to families…

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Big Garden Bird Watch: Activities to do with the kids

Get ready for Big Garden Birdwatch – It’s fun, free and for everyone. The RSPB’s Big Garden Bird Watch is happening 28-30 January 2022 so we’ve put some ideas together of things you can do with the kids all around the topic of birds!! Big Garden Bird Watch For an hour, over the weekend 28th…

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Moneyhub: Taking control of your finances in 2022

What’s on top of your New Year’s Resolution list this year?  This year, I’m focussing on getting the family finances in order.  I want this year to be different.  I want the family holiday this summer to be paid for long before we go,  I don’t want to have that familiar feeling in the middle…

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Fostering North Yorkshire: Planning a new direction?

Been planning a new direction for 2022? Still pondering those new year’s resolutions? Maybe you have thought about fostering but still wondering if it is the right move for you… Whether you are an experienced foster carer thinking about switching to Fostering North Yorkshire from an independent fostering agency, because you prefer to Foster4YourCouncil –…

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Superworm will be launching at Dalby Forest on 8 January 2022

Join Superworm and friends on their brand-new adventure at Dalby Forest Discover the small but mighty creatures in the much-loved story and learn about the everyday heroic feats of minibeasts in the forest. The new self-led trail features brightly illustrated panels and a trail pack full of fun activities, including your very own mask. Set off with Superworm…

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Classes with Spaces

As everyone gets back in to the swing of things, I thought it would be helpful to highlight the classes with spaces also Scarborough, Whitby, Filey and Carnaby. The New Year is often a time for changing routines and starting new activities. To help provide some inspiration, here are some ideas of new ones you might…

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Stephen Joseph Theatre at Home – Jack and the Beanstalk

1HR 45MINS • THEATRE in your home until January 31st 2022 Enjoy this year’s magical Christmas show from the comfort of your sofa! Read our review from the our visit HERE Price: £12 / £15 BOOK NOW HERE

Christmas and New Year holiday waste and recycling collection arrangements

Please check the website here for details of the dates of your collections over the Christmas period. If you do not put your bin out on time, they will not return to collect it. Tips and Recycling centre details here

Tips on How to Make Ends Meet

In the event that you find yourself in a situation where you’re struggling to pay your monthly expenses and are simply living from one paycheck to the next, then you probably feel very unhappy and stressed out. Unfortunately, many families find themselves in this situation. Even people who have a typical salary often struggle, especially…

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Fostering North Yorkshire: Teenagers

Christmas and New Year can be magical times…   But for some young people – like Chloe – the cold and dark evenings mean its not great to be hanging out on your own, whether in town or in the park or playground, if home is not a safe place to be.   So if…

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Christmas TV!

The Christmas Films are starting early this year so here’s a handy guide, split out by day, time and channel – set the Sky Plus, it could buy you a lot of time…. 🎁 Thursday 23rd December 🎁 Hansel & Gretel: After Ever After – 8.00 pm: Sky Max The Smurfs (2011) – 9.00 am:…

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Jack and the Beanstalk – Stephen Joseph Theatre

Fee-fi-fo-fum – I smell the socks of a Scarborian! As always SJT didn’t disappoint… The SJT adaptation of Jack and the Beanstalk was hilarious, quirky and appealing to all ages. As with previous performances, there was lots of audience participation which the kids loved….we even managed to make the weather! The story is brilliant and…

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This Festive Season: Eat, Drink & Be Merry – at Hornsea Freeport!

There’s lots to do for families this festive season at Hornsea Freeport! Explore our Beach Cove play experience, discover your wild side at Bugtopia or get your creative juices flowing at The Potteries – fun for all the family!   Tuck into delicious food and warm up with a coffee this winter at one of…

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Benefits of Working in a Garden Office from Quick Garden

More and more people are taking advantage of the convenience of working from home. But this trend has also posed the question of setting up a functional and efficient home office. One of the best solutions to this question is the garden office. A garden office provides a quiet and convenient place to work while…

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Buying your Christmas Tree, Decorations, Wreaths

We love Christmas in this house! I love getting the tree ready and making the wreath etc so hopefully this will be helpful!   Cedarbarn Farm Shop Christmas Trees & Handmade Christmas Wreaths will be available shortly. Cedarbarn aim to bring you top-quality, healthy, fresh food with impeccable provenance and as few food miles as…

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How Utility Warehouse is offering competitive tariffs despite the energy crisis

“While energy providers’ prices soar, Utility Warehouse’s tariffs are comparatively low. People across the UK have seen their bills go up because of the spike in gas and electricity prices, which came into force on October 1, 2021. The price rises follow the increasing demand for energy, which has triggered a huge jump in wholesale…

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Angel Project

What a wonderful thing is happening in our area thanks to the organisation of a lady called Helen Lloyd, the ‘Angel Project’ at St Mary’s Church in Sandsend. The idea was first seen in a cathedral in San Francisco. ‘Just after last Christmas, when folk were fed up in lockdown, we launched The Angel Project….

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Christmas at Sledmere

Brand new for 2021 The Christmas Barn – ​Brimming over with so many beautiful and carefully selected gifts, decorations, lighting and homeware the Christmas barn at Sledmere is the place to be to find all you need to create that cosy festive feel to your home. There are all sorts of unique items so you…

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Friday’s For You at Scarborough College

Friday’s for You is a mix between an Open Day and a personalised visit.  During a Friday’s for You open Friday, parents and prospective pupils are given the opportunity to see the school in action on a normal day.  This is different from an Open Day, during which you do not see children in lessons…

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Explaining Remembrance Day to Kids

The British Legion has worked with its members, staff, volunteers and partners to create a range of ways for people to get a poppy and show your support in 2021. You can buy a poppy here and also find lots of resources for teaching children about Remembrance here. The best thing I’ve seen is ‘Poppies’ on CBeebies which…

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Fostering North Yorkshire: Room for one more?

Could you open your home and your heart to a vulnerable child or young person? Perhaps one not fortunate enough to have had a safe, loving home life, and who is now in need of some stability, support and care. Consider a future in fostering with us and we’ll be there for every step of…

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World Car-Free Day – What To Do

Every 22nd September, we celebrate World Car-Free Day. You might be wondering why this is important. In 2017, transportation accounted for 32.5% of greenhouse emissions. 90% of that number came from highway usage. Over the years, there are more fuel efficient cars on the road but there are still things that should be done to…

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Water Babies Returns To Scarborough

We are so excited to announce that we are back in Scarborough with a stunning new venue. We have new classes on Friday for babies, toddlers and pre schoolers at Braeburn Academy at Eastfield. Our leading swim programme has been developed to build water confidence and skills throughout your little one’s first six years. We work closely…

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Introducing Functional Skills Level 2: Helping you achieve the equivalent of grade C or level 4 in Maths and English.

For those looking to get into University, a course or an apprenticeship who don’t have a GCSE grade C or level 4 in maths or English, we recommend Functional skills level 2 in maths and English. Here at Scarborough Mumbler, we are excited to offer you an exclusive discount for the Pass Functional Skills exams….

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Jack and the Beanstalk

Adapted by Nick Lane from the story by Benjamin Tabart and others, with music and lyrics by Simon Slater Director: Gemma Fairlie Cast: Jacob Butler, Jessica Dennis, Sheri Lineham, Alicia McKenzie, Loris Scarpa Designer: Helen Coyston Lighting Designer: Paul Stear Casting Director: Sarah Hughes CDG   Casting has been announced for a festive new adaptation…

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What’s On at Whitby Abbey in October Half Term

Whitby Abbey has loads going on this October Half Term, 23rd October to 31st October 2021. During the day, there is “The Wizards of Once Halloween Quest at Whitby Abbey” 10am – 5pm Head to Whitby Abbey for a fantastical day out this Halloween half-term. Explore the abbey on our brand-new adventure trail inspired by…

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Where to pick your perfect pumpkin

If you’re looking for a family day out pumpkin picking, we’ve got the low down on where to go locally and slightly further afield. Beacon Farm Halloween Open 9am – 4pm Wednesday – Sunday. We are closed Monday and Tuesday. No entry fee or pre booking needed, just mill about the field until you find…

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Fostering North Yorkshire: Sons and Daughters.

Fostering involves the whole family – so when you foster, your children foster too. During October, Fostering North Yorkshire is joining with the Fostering Network to celebrate the contribution of the Sons and Daughters of Fostering Families. From the start of your first fostering placement, your children can help a new foster child settle in,…

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10 Activities Children can do with Conkers this Autumn!

If you are anything like me you are probably currently inundated with conkers! We have had great fun collecting them at various places throughout Scarborough, Whitby & Filey. Every time we spot a horse chestnut tree, we have to have a quick look! Good for leaf recognition! So we have been doing lots of crafts, games and…

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North Yorkshire Water Park

North Yorkshire Water Park is at Wykeham Lakes, near Scarborough. They offer a range of watersport activities including stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, open water swimming, sailing, canoeing and the inflatable aquapark. We were lucky enough to be invited down to enjoy the paddle boarding, kayaking and the aquapark. It was a fantastic day. The…

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10 Pumpkin Related Activities

There are loads of things you can do with Pumpkins this Autumn. They are not expensive to buy and are available from lots of places around or near to Scarborough, Whitby & Filey. I have picked out my 10 favourite Pumpkin Related Activities. Do share your photos on either the Ryedale & The Coast Mumbler Chat…

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If you’re an empty nester – could it be your time to foster

If you’re an empty nester – could it be your time to foster Its that time of year – when the young adults in the family are going to college, university or maybe even in to employment… So – do you have the time and availability to care for, support and inspire a child or…

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Water Babies are supporting me to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support

On Friday 24th September 2021, I will be riding a real racehorse in a real horse race with 12 other jockeys at York Races. I have been preparing for this day since I found out in December 2019! It has been a long road, but it is nearly here – eek! I will be riding…

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Car Shades

One of our lovely Mumbler Users was recently gifted a packet of Car Shades. These are tailor made Car Shades for your vehicle that prevent little fingers pulling them off. Gone are the days when the car shade attached by suckers ends up crumpled on the floor. Our Mumbler User gave the Car Shades packaging…

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What is Conexus Tuition Scarborough and Ryedale?

  Meet the Principal- Lesley-Jane Beech I am proud to be the Principal of this wonderful tuition company. I am a highly experienced teacher of 36 years and in addition, I am a former Head of Department and Deputy Headteacher. We are a locally based tuition company with centres in both Scarborough and Malton. Our…

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Peter Rabbit HEADLINING York Mix Family Sunday Sunday 5 September 2021

Originally set to appear in 2020, popular children’s character, Peter Rabbit has been confirmed as the headliner for the YorkMix Family Sunday at York Racecourse, on Sunday 5 September 2021. The hero of both the classic Beatrix Potter stories and now a pair of Hollywood blockbusters, the character will appear on the Edwardian Weighing Room…

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One Month to Raceday

It is a month until race day! Wow this has been a long time coming. I am pretty nervous!! But hopefully it will be alright on the day….it is approaching pretty quick now!   I first found out I had a place in the Ernest Cooper Macmillan Cancer Support #Rideoftheirlives at York Racecourse in December…

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Starting at Scarborough College in September

Unless you’re a robot, your first day in Year 7 is going to be pretty terrifying.  New people, new teachers, new subjects and a new building to get used to.  Who wouldn’t be a bag of nerves?  But at Scarborough College, we’re here to tell you that we’ve got you! The good news is that…

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Great Ryedale Maze

We visited the Great Ryedale Maze located on the A64 York to Scarborough Road at Sherburn. You can book via the website HERE or pay at the gate. £10.95 per adult and £9.95 per child (family tickets and concessions available). Your entry fee gets you into the mazes, the show in the big top and 2 tokens…

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BEETLEFEST

BEETLEFEST is the annual camping weekend at Beetle Bank Farm, just near York. It takes place on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th August 2021. Join for a family fun packed weekend. Let the kids run wild in the Adventure Playground, Zip Wire and Bouncy Castles. If cuddling small furries is your thing you won’t be disappointed!…

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Couple retire after 35 years of fostering countless young people

Gwen and John Robertson have cared for more young people than they can count since they began fostering in 1986 with Fostering North Yorkshire.   Now, after 35 year, they have finally retired.   The Robertsons are the last of three sets of carers who over the past twenty years had their own unique support…

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Fostering Siblings

Fostering Siblings is an amazing way of keeping brothers and sisters together. When a child comes into foster care, it can be a very difficult time, often made worse if they are separated from their siblings. Here at Fostering North Yorkshire we know how important it is to keep brothers and sisters together, while providing…

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Our Staycation in Northumberland

We have had an amazing stay in Beadnell at the Beadnell Bay Caravan Park this week. This is beautifully located behind the sand dunes. We were lucky with the weather all week and this allowed us to enjoy what this beautiful coastline had to offer. An absolute highlight for all the family was Coasteering with…

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Summer Raffle in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support

We have a number of day passes to the lovely attractions in our area to be won in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. There are tickets for the following: Family Day Pass to Sledmere Family Day Pass to the Sea Life Centre, Scarborough Family Day Pass to Northwood Trail & Fairy Sanctuary Family Day Pass…

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Fostering North Yorkshire: Being a teenager. It was a breeze, right?

Well, most likely not, but you got through it… now imagine if you had to do it all again without support or stability, no proper boundaries, and no one to listen when you needed to share…there are teenagers in your local area right now going through just that. Imagine how hard that must have been…

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Prize draw tickets to Sea Life Scarborough

COMPETITION CLOSED Prize draw for tickets to the Sea Life Scarborough We’ve teamed up with Sea Life Scarborough to offer Mumblers a chance to WIN a Family Ticket to (2 adults & 2 children) for this summer. To enter you just need to CONTACT US with the word ‘HUMBOLDT’ before Midnight on Thursday 22nd July 2021…

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Hungry Little Minds Rock Hunt

Sent in my a Scarborough Mumbler user July 2021 We went to Hungry Little Mind’s Rock hunt in Peasholm Park and had a great time! We were greeted by a lot of friendly faces upon arrival and each child was given a little booklet with pencil. The booklet had photos of various locations through Peasholm…

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Mumbler’s summer reading recommendations with Nosy Crow

We all know how vitally important it is to read to your child when they are little. A good bed & book routine not only calms them and gives you the best chance of settling down for the night,  it’s also a really important time for you and your little one to bond and chill-out…

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Wolds Way Lavender & Nature Farm

Nature themed Gardens, Trails & Play this summer.       With so much to do at the farm, plan to spend all day here. We have picked out a few of our favourite highlights below: Den Building with New Giant Slide and Climbing Wall! The much-loved den zone area has a couple of welcome additions for the summer…

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Would you like to take a trip Under the Sea this Summer?

The team at PQA Scarborough will be waiting to welcome you as Part of their World!   Your children will work with industry professionals to explore, cast, rehearse and perform the hit musical The Little Mermaid Jr.   Our creative team will lead sessions in singing, dance and drama as we prepare the show for…

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Creative ways to use labels in organising your home

Are you looking for original ways to organise your space? While platforms like Pinterest surely supply you with tons of inspiration, we are here to suggest something you might not have thought of yet: custom labels.  Yes, labels – the little adhesive-backed pieces of paper or plastic that can be printed on. Now, before we…

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Morrisons’ Colleagues walk the Cinder Track for Young Lives Vs Cancer

Over the last few years Morrison’s has  partnered with Young Lives vs Cancer formally known as CLIC Sargent, together we’ve raised over £15 million to help children, young people and their families facing cancer across the country: This year is the final year of Morrison’s partnership withYoung Lives vs Cancer, with all the money we…

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Mumbler Review: Stockeld Park, Weekend Adventures

We love visiting Stockeld Park during the school holidays and now you can adventure even more often!!! It’s open every weekend between now and the 18th July before re-opening for their Summer Adventures on 24th July!!! Using the code MUMBLERWEEKEND will give you £1 off per day pass for the remaining 3 weekends before we open for…

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Fostering North Yorkshire: Annette and John

Annette and John first started their fostering journey after Annette, who is a filmmaker, began working with young people in her projects. Both Annette and John had experience of working with children and young people. After seeing the difficulties many of them faced and realising what a tough time many of them were having, they…

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Introducing My Chef Skills

Hi, my name is Jonny Ross. In pre-Coronavirus times I ran a successful music agency, supplying live acts for weddings and parties all over the UK. When the pandemic struck and the lockdowns happened, all my work came to a sudden halt! Pretty stressful, as I’m sure you can imagine. I’d always enjoyed cooking and…

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Bondville Model Village, Bridlington

Having had a wonderful couple of nights on Flamborough Head (Read Our Review HERE), we stopped at Bondville miniature village on the way home! I had heard lots about it and always wanted to visit.   It certainly didn’t disappoint! It is lovely! We had a great time. You are given a quiz on the…

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Staying in Flamborough

What a weekend away!! We went to Flamborough and had the most wonderful time.   We stayed at Flamborough Holiday Homes for two nights. Clean, tidy well organised site in a wonderful location for exploring as it is a bike ride from Flamborough village, South Landing, Flamborough Head / Selwicks Bay and Danes Dyke. Even…

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Why should homeowners invest in energy efficient appliances and designs?

As the world becomes more conscious of the environment, investment in energy-efficient appliances and designs is rising. Likewise, people are more aware of how their behaviour hurts resources. Hence, investing in energy-efficient homes is essential. It is not only beneficial for the environment, but also for reducing our bills. There are various solutions for making…

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Swell places to surf on the Yorkshire Coast International Surfing Day 20 June 2021

Sixty years since The Beach Boys’ first hit, Surfin’ (1961) and surfing is now one of the fastest growing sports in the UK, with the Yorkshire Coast a hotspot for surfers and water sports.  With breaks rivalling Cornwall and the Southwest, and top-quality surf schools, including the UK’s oldest paddleboard school and surf school, popular…

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OCTONAUTS AT THE SEA LIFE SCARBOROUGH

June 12th – July 11th 2021 BECOME A SEAFARING CAPTAIN AND COMPLETE A MISSION AS YOU SAIL THE SEVEN SEAS   An immersive trail featuring CBeebies’ Octonauts that takes families on a journey filled with the ocean’s most weird and wonderful activities; all while enjoying interactive learning and play.   Adult prices from £15.60   Join the…

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Starting year 7 at Scarborough College

With that big moment approaching, we decided to ask some of our current Year 7 pupils about how they experienced moving from Year 6 to ‘big school’.  We talked to Rachel, Hannah, Joseph and Tom who are all pupils in the Scarborough College Senior School.   Both Rachel and Tom joined Scarborough College in Year…

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Take the Bus this Half Term Holiday!

Where we used to live, we always loved the bus! Big fan of a top deck bus trip! The kids love it as they can really see what is going on! I also love going on the bus myself. There’s no stress about where to park, whether I’ve got change for parking or if it…

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Arts Award Discover at Home

  Perfect for families with children aged 5-11 (and older kids too!), Scarborough Museums Trust are inviting you to take part in Arts Award Discover at Home. Download a LogBook HERE, watch the easy to follow video tutorials and get the creative ideas flowing! Find out more at > https://www.scarboroughmuseumstrust.com/arts-award-at-home/

Sledmere’s 18th Century stables renovation creating state-of-the-art Café, function rooms and farm shop.

Brand new Sledmere Coach House Café renovation grand opening Tuesday 18th May. Renovation project of the 18th century stable block at Sledmere has created state of the art kitchen, extended café, multipurpose function rooms, newly refurbished farm shop, visitor reception, & WC’s. Creating new opportunities and expanding the range of experiences on offer for day…

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How to Stay Healthy During Exam Week

Students’ life is stressful and full of tension in general, but it all becomes even worse when it comes to exam week. You don’t sleep enough, skip meals, avoid hanging out with your friends, stop exercising, and do everything to succeed in exams. Still, there are no guarantees that you will reach success. However, you…

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Cash for Kids!

The Greatest Hits Radio Yorkshire Coast charity, Cash for Kids, has its big fundraiser tomorrow, 14th May 2021; Cash for Kids Day. The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has plunged many families below the poverty line, where paying for essentials like food, heating and clothing is a real struggle.   To help as many families…

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Fostering North Yorkshire: Could you help to change a life?

Fostering North Yorkshire’s new dvd is titled Change a Life. The dvd was filmed and produced during the pandemic, and charts the emotional journey of a young person in care and a foster carer – both based here in North Yorkshire. It also features interviews with some of our amazing local foster carers who share their…

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How Divorce Affects Children with Special Needs and the Ways to Help Them

The divorce process rarely leads to a quick and trouble-free solution. And when parents of a child with special needs face a divorce, many difficulties are added to the “standard” process. These difficulties primarily relate to child support, the separation of assets and the additional costs of maintaining a child. And in fact, these are…

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Things to do with the kids in and around Scarborough, Whitby and Filey from 17th May, Step 3 of the roadmap

Step 3 of the Covid-19 re-opening roadmap is from 17th May 2021 and I think a lot of parents will be happy as soft plays will be able to open & two households or 6 people will be able to sit indoors!! But as we already know lots of places require pre-booking so now is…

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Our UK Staycation to Whitby

Last year, Hull & East Riding Mumbler came to our area for a holiday and they have shared their tips as to what they got up to!   After cancelling our holiday abroad this summer due to quarantine and the on-going pandemic (we should have been on the P&O ferry to Holland), we decided to…

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Sledmere Friends Membership

Sledmere Friends Membership so you can enjoy the facilities for free all year round. Sledmere House, Driffield, YO25 3XG. 01377 236637 For more info please visit their website here.

Grow and Learn Project

As part of North Yorkshire County Council’s ambitious plans to improve early language development and tackle school readiness across North Yorkshire, they have carried out a pilot project in the East Whitby and Ryedale area which is now being rolled out to include the district of Scarborough.   The aim is to ensure that every…

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Weaning Week

To celebrate Weaning Week specialist paediatric dietitian and founder of Latch to Ladle – Raphaella Rookes has kindly written a guest blog for Littleseed.  We love getting the experts in to share their knowledge and Raphaella has tonnes of expertise when it comes to nutrition and dietetics for children and young people, so over to Raphaella……

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Brilliant garden based activities to do with kids

As lockdown eases, the kids are loving seeing cousins and friends outdoors again. We grownups are enjoying our alfresco chats and cuppas too! With garden playdates the new normal, we’ve been thinking of our favourite outdoor activities to keep the kids and their friends entertained! Here are some of our ideas! Hopscotch – all you need…

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Earth Day 2021

Earth Day 2021 is Thursday 22nd April 2021.  Here are a few ideas as to what you can do to do your little bit to help as a family whilst we are living in these unprecedented times.   Litter Picking – whilst on a daily exercise, take a bag and pick up any rubbish you…

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St George’s Day – Shields, Castles & Dragons!

On Friday 23rd April, it’s St George’s Day! We’ve got ideas to make some shields, castles and dragons to celebrate!   St George was made the Patron Saint of England in 1350 by Kind Edward III and the legend is that he slayed a dragon!   There are  also lots of resources for parents on…

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Fostering North Yorkshire: Sam and Olly

Sam and his little brother Olly need someone like you to keep them safe. Its a fact -fostering changes lives – for the better. There are children right now in need of warm, caring, resilient people like you who can offer them a safe and welcoming home. You may have been thinking about it for…

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Please tell us about your child’s bedroom in this quick survey!

We LOVE  a survey here at Mumbler!! This time, Lights4Fun want to hear all about your children’s bedrooms so they can make sure that they create fabulous designs that your children will LOVE!! And they know as well as we do how valuable our Mumbler’s opinions are! CLICK HERE TO TAKE THE SURVEY The survey will only…

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Making difficult conversations easy with PANTS

As parents we want to do everything we can to help keep our children safe, but at the NSPCC we understand that starting conversations about child sexual abuse with children can seem quite daunting, and it can be difficult to know how to approach such difficult topics. The NSPCC has been using the PANTS rule…

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The Race is Back On

The Race is Back On! So after a turbulent year for all, the Macmillan Charity Race at York Races #rideoftheirlives has been rescheduled for Friday 24th September 2021.   I was so happy to be back riding out at Tim Easterby’s. As you can see from the photo – this has to be one of…

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Pirate Adventure Golf at SEA LIFE Scarborough

PRIZE DRAW TO WIN round of golf for one family (up to six people) including an ice cream at the end Available Saturday April 3rd 2021 Get ready to set sail on the newly refurbished Pirate Adventure Golf at SEA LIFE Scarborough Ahoy there me hearties! Are you ready for a game of golf like…

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Attractions and Gardens Re-Opening Post Lockdown

With an easing of lockdown restrictions, some of our favourite outdoor attractions and gardens are re-opening over the coming weeks.  Lots do still have some restrictions in place and require pre-booking, I have included details below but please check out details directly before travelling. Please also stick to the Government Guidance on what you can…

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The North York Moors National Park welcomes responsible visitors

The North York Moors National Park Authority is delighted that from Monday 29 March it can once again welcome people to experience its cherished landscapes. However, it is reminding all those that choose to visit the area to act responsibly and with great consideration for the wildlife and communities who live there. The National Park…

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Yoga for Mums

Diving into motherhood – head first! If you’re reading this, it’s likely you’re a mum! Congratulations! Not for becoming a mum, but for nailing motherhood! It is tough, mentally, emotionally, physically, socially! You name it! And whether you spent time reading, preparing or just winging it, there is no amount of preparation and other people’s…

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Spring Forward – a parents survival guide to deal with the clock change!

Kate Johnson, Sleep Consultant shares her advice on how to make this weekends clock change a smoother transition for all! This is not the Spring we were hoping for, and it is quite an overwhelming time for us all….but the clocks will still change at the weekend and our little ones may be rising an…

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Wolds Way Lavender and Nature Farm 2021

Opening 29th March for the 2021 Season Nature Themed Gardens, Trails & Play Come and explore with Woldie Willow our working Lavender Farm on the edge of the Beautiful Yorkshire Wolds. Come and help Woldie Willow with his Butterfly Count, Bee Keeping and Bird Spotting. Follow Woldie’s footsteps around our nature trails and woodland walk….

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New Children’s Charity for the Yorkshire Coast

Greatest Hits Radio are proud to introduce their charity, Cash for Kids, to the Yorkshire Coast. Supporting children from birth to 18 years, Cash for Kids aims to to improve the lives of disadvantaged children and young people in our communities who are affected by poverty, illness, neglect or have additional needs. As part of…

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Get free help with your energy bills

Lockdown has been hard on families, hasn’t it? It’s not only the lack of freedom we normally take for granted – going to work, going to school, seeing friends, going out – it’s also the extra money worries that being forced to stay at home has brought with it. Staying indoors – kids home schooling…

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Easter Activity Packs & Decorations from Parker’s Parties!

Easter will be spent at home again this year! The easing of lockdown restrictions allow venues and days out to open from 12th April, however Easter Sunday on 4th April will again be spent in our households at home. We’ve had a lot of events at home now, decorating the house and having some activities…

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Fostering North Yorkshire: No Wrong Door

Here at No Wrong Door our supported lodgings hosts do an amazing job – providing welcoming and supportive homes for local young people Want to join our award winning team? We’re looking for people – from all walks of life – to help local young people turn their lives around by becoming high needs supported lodgings hosts…so, if you…

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Juno: The healthcare app entirely focused on Children’s health

Juno is a brand-new way to access healthcare for your children. It’s an app that allows you to talk to qualified healthcare professionals whenever you want. It’s like having a consultant paediatrician in your pocket at all times! We asked our Mumblers to submit questions to Juno’s lead clinician, Consultant Paediatrician, Dr Shruti Ganatra. Here…

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Dalby Forest

Welcome back, one step at a time We know how valuable outdoor spaces have been to everyone during the last year. Many of you enjoyed visiting Dalby Forest and our other beautiful woodlands across Yorkshire district. Our sites and key facilities remained open and we are now working to fully reopen safely. Planning ahead is…

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Hidden treasure for story explorers across North Yorkshire Coast

A team of volunteers have joined forces to hide 400 children’s books in Scarborough, Whitby and Filey thanks to local literacy campaign, Our Stories, delivered by the National Literacy Trust and the North Yorkshire Coast Opportunity area.   The books started to appear in bus stops, on benches and even in flowerbeds last weekend. Over…

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Words for Life

Do you need a bit of inspiration and help with entertaining little ones during lockdown? Sign up to the #WordsforLife newsletter in partnership with #HungryLittleMinds to receive fortnightly activities for your little ones aged 0-5. Every two weeks you will receive free and fun chat, play and read activities which you can carry out to help your child’s learning…

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Discover geocaching in Scarborough, Whitby & Filey

Geocaching is a great way to get the kids outside, to make your local walks more interesting. What is geocaching?  Geocaching is something exciting to do outdoors, in which you use the GPS on your mobile phone  to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, at specific locations marked by coordinates. It’s one big treasure…

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Beverley Travel – East Yorkshire’s Favourite Travel Agent

Save yourself time and hassle trawling through hundreds of different internet sites and putting all the pieces of the travel jigsaw together. Whether you are looking for a fully tailor-made experience, or a straight-forward package holiday, we do the work so you don’t have to, providing recommendations and finding the best travel providers for your…

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Coronavirus Update: What you need to know 22nd February 2021

Information correct at 22nd February 2021. Coronavirus Roadmap – Rules will be lifted in stages and four conditions must be met at each stage. The four conditions that must be met at each phase of lockdown easing are: The coronavirus vaccine programme continues to go to plan Evidence shows vaccines are sufficiently reducing the number…

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Why and how to apply to the Scarborough College Prep School

Choosing an independent education for your child is a very personal decision and therefore it is difficult to say why it is the right choice for you and your child.  In the current climate, it might be one of the most difficult decisions you have to make.  There is nothing we can do to make…

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The Pud Store acquires Precious Little One

Mumbler Awards winner The Pud Store have acquired Precious Little One this week! The winners of the favourite retailer category in the Doncaster Mumbler Awards 2020 have now acquired Precious Little One. Read more about it here. The new partnership will allow them to grow and become one of the UK’s leading independent baby product retailers. Former Apprentice contestant…

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30 Screen-free activities for kids during Lockdown!

30 Screen-free activities the kids can try at home during Lockdown: I know I am continually trying to think of screen-free things to entertain the kids! Download a printable 30 Screen-Free activities for kids sheet here Paper Aeroplane Race: Make your own paper aeroplane and see how far you can fly it! See who can…

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K9 Nation: support app for dog owners

Advertorial feature for K9 Nation Are you looking for new places to walk with your children and your dog this weekend? Are you raising a dog and don’t know where to turn for advice? Or maybe you’ve been trying to grow your dog business from home… We have a solution! Introducing K9 Nation – the…

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Can you spare some time each week to help the NSPCC?

Hi everybody, and happy half term! Although we wanted to start this year on a positive note, here we are in February 2021 facing very similar problems to the ones we faced throughout most of last year. Two of the biggest problems the NSPCC has faced in the last 12 months, have been an increase in…

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Escape the Childcare Trap

It’s a vicious circle; you have children and, love them dearly though you do, they cost money to feed and clothe.  At the same time your earning potential is reduced because of childcare issues.  Add into this COVID-19, lockdowns and home schooling, you may find yourself looking for alternatives. Utility Warehouse offers a unique opportunity…

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Online Safety-First Tips for Parents and Carers This Safer Internet Day

Online Safety-First Tips for Parents and Carers This Safer Internet Day In its 18th year, Safer Internet Day advocates secure online practises for all with a particular focus on children and young people, an important movement that BullGuard is proud to support. The 9th of February is Safer Internet Day, a globally celebrated event, which…

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Fostering North Yorkshire: Could you turn your spare room into a bedroom?

Do you have the time and availability to care for, support and inspire a child? We continue to recruit new foster carers across the county during the pandemic, especially for sibling groups and older children. If you can offer a child a loving, secure, home we’d love to hear from you. In return we will…

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Tuition. Revision. Success.

Maths Made Easy (MME) provide the very best revision materials and academic support for Maths, English and Science. In this blog we’d like to tell you all about “Functional Skills Level 2” What are they and why might your child undertake them?   Functional skills level 2 exams are a great way to get a qualification…

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Valentine’s Activities for Kids: Things to do to celebrate Valentine’s Day with Children

Valentines Day will be a family affair this year in Lockdown 3, so here are some ideas to involve the whole family! From making a card, to baking, crafting, creating home made gifts and Valentines themed games, here are some great ideas for you and your family to enjoy at home! Home Made Valentines Card…

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Virtual Dark Skies Festival

12th – 28th February 2021 The North York Moors National Park along with the Yorkshire Dales and Go Stargazing will be bringing the wonders of the night sky into the your living rooms during this half term for the Dark Skies Festival. Among the stellar line-up of speakers will be scientists sharing the latest cosmic…

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BBC’s ‘Shop Well For Less?’ is looking for super spenders to take part

BBCs ‘Shop Well for Less?’ programme is back for a new series and is looking for super spenders to take part. The BBC’s highly popular ‘Shop Well For Less’ is returning to our screens for a fifth series. Programme makers RDF are currently looking for families, couples, or groups of friends to the take part…

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Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week

Starting 1st February 2021, it is Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week. It is easy to get involved! Draw around your hand Decorate #wellbeingwave Pop it in the window!  

Making a Will is important for your Children

For anyone who has Children under 18, a Will is an absolute necessity as it is used to appoint Guardians. If you fail to appoint a guardian for your child and both you and the child’s other parent die, the Court will typically have to appoint a guardian. This may not have been the person…

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Missing the forest?

Although our forests are open to you for local outdoor exercise once per day, the latest government guidance has asked everyone to stay at home as much as possible. To help you stay connected to nature, we’re bringing the forest into your home. Whether you’re looking for activities to entertain the children, tips to improve your wellbeing, or…

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Mess-Free Ideas to Entertain Toddlers While Homeschooling Older Children

Ideas to keep babies and toddlers entertained while you’re trying to homeschool older siblings! Hands up who is struggling to juggle all of the balls ? Homeschooling, employment, general life…… throw in a baby or toddler, and it’s not hard to feel like you’re being pulled in too many directions. Even if your school is…

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Live Story Time

Join us with your little ones for Story Time every weekday morning at 11am, and take a break for a well-earned cuppa. We will be reading some old favourites plus lots of new books. Find us at: Hungry Little Minds Peep Families Grow and Learn

BBC Lockdown Learning

The BBC are providing a range of educational programs throughout lockdown. Primary – on CBBC every morning Monday to Friday, 9am to 12noon. Schedule varies each day and week and programs are by age group. Watch on iplayer or on their TV channel. Secondary – on BBC2, afternoons, subjects and age groups vary throughout the…

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Fostering North Yorkshire: Happy New Year!

Have you been thinking about a new direction for 2021? Maybe you have thought about fostering but still have lots of questions about whether it’s the right move for you? Whether you are an experienced foster carer thinking about switching to Fostering North Yorkshire from an independent fostering agency, or thinking about fostering for the…

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The Snow Queen – The Movie

  The Snow Queen at Scarborough’s Stephen Joseph Theatre – the movie!! Available from the SJT website until midnight on Monday 15th February 2021 A brand new film of the Scarborough theatre’s sell-out Christmas show, The Snow Queen, will be available on the SJT website until midnight on Monday 15th February 2021. It’s the first…

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COVID-19 Lockdown 3: What Parents & Carers need to know

January 4th 2020 This information is based on the latest government guidance published on lockdown on 4th January 2021. What are the main things we need to know about the Scarborough, Whitby & Filey Lockdown? Schools and colleges to immediately close other than for key workers and vulnerable children Nurseries and early year provisions to remain open…

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10 Ideas to make walking with kids more fun!

Exercise options are limited at the moment so your family walks might be feeling a bit like Groundhog Day! We’ve come up with 10 ideas to help make getting some much needed fresh air and exercise a little bit more fun… Our first tip is to try and add some variety to your walking route so you…

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Best North Yorkshire Beaches

We all love a day at the beach and this year more than any. Here is a handy guide as to where is good for sand, fossils, rock pooling and a lovely family day out on the East Coast – both North Yorkshire and East Yorkshire. Below is a list of the different beaches we…

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NEW YEARS EVE: Lockdown Party Ideas

It’s looking like we will be seeing in 2021 in our Family bubbles so why not grab a glass of bubbly and throw a New Years Eve Family Lockdown Party! We have put together some great ideas to get the kids involved! Create your own NYE Decorations The Christmas decorations might still be up but…

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Where to get a COVID-19 Test over Christmas & New Year in North Yorkshire

Before you attend you must book a test, which can be booked from 8pm the night before at gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test Here’s the testing sites operated and managed by the Department of Health and Social Care which will be running in our area over the coming days, from 11am to 3pm: Every day – Scarborough – William Street Car…

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#12DaysWild

The Wildlife Trust know how much you loved 30 Days Wild this year, so here is #12DaysWild, a mini, festive version of the nature challenge!   Starting on the 25th December until 5th January, can you do one wild, wintery thing a day for 12 days?  Wildlife is wonderful all year round, and can look and feel so different throughout…

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Top 10 Tips for Cooking the Christmas Turkey

Some people find cooking a turkey super stressful, and extra stress is one thing none of us need this year. We’ve suggested some top turkey tips that we hope will come in handy. 1. Don’t have a turkey, try a different meat. We could never sacrifice it at STAG HQ, but we hear from many…

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Christmas Party Games for Families and Children

Stuck for ideas for children’s games for Christmas parties? Here’s a list of great Christmas party games for families and children! Christmas Party Games for children: Make a snowman. Use a roll of toilet paper to wrap up an adult as quickly as possible so nothing is showing. Stick on a hat, scarf and gloves…

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Do your Christmas shopping differently this year – treat the kids to experiences, rather than stuff!

Christmas may be the time for giving, but like many of us, you may already feel like your house is bursting full of toys and ‘stuff’. So, if you’re thinking about moving the focus more towards gifting time and memories this year, we’ve curated some ideas to help you along the way. These ideas can…

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The Snow Queen

This review was written on Thursday 10th December 2020 when the Scarborough and surrounding area were in Tier 2. We were lucky enough to have tickets for The Snow Queen. It is now available as a movie for you to enjoy via the Stephen Joseph Theatre website HERE. Tickets cost just £12, and allow access…

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Fostering North Yorkshire: Foster Carer Quotes

During December we will be sharing some genuine and heartfelt quotes from our amazing foster carers in North Yorkshire. They have continued to work incredibly hard throughout the pandemic and we couldn’t be more grateful. Please show your love and support by liking and sharing these posts. Dave has been fostering for over 10 years…

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Virtual Santa and Christmas Experiences

With uncertainty around COVID-19 restrictions between now and Christmas day, many Santa and Christmas experiences have gone virtual this year so you can still meet Santa but from the safety of your own home.  We have done a roundup of a few virtual experiences below. Worldwide Christmas Eve Jingle 2020, 6 pm  Everyone is been…

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Self Isolation for Kids

This has been our kitchen table for what seems like a long time!! We have survived self isolation following a positive contact with another little friend….then afterwards the school bubbles burst so we have had 3 weeks of home schooling! For the last week, the kids could go for walks etc as they had “done”…

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Christmas Cards, Tags & Colouring for Kids

Are you looking for Christmas Cards your Children can colour in? Look no further! We have simple outlines that can be printed, coloured, written and sent to your loved ones. Great for a Christmas crafting activity during Lockdown 2. Click on the link to download Merry Christmas Angel Card Happy Christmas Snowman Card Maybe you…

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Being a Scarborough Scholar

Many of us are familiar with the Scarborough Scholar. The concept was developed with the College’s founding principles at heart: to provide a top class education for boys of the area who demonstrated obvious academic potential.  It was almost 50 years ago when this philosophy was carried across to both boys and girls in the…

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Shop Local – Gifts and Crafts for Christmas

Support local independents or buy handmade presents. Get unique and personal gifts this Christmas to help local parents and retailers while spreading the Christmas Joy! We love so much about Christmas and honestly, the giving and receiving of gifts can be a big part of the joy when you have mini mumblers whether it be…

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Forest Craft and Play

A Yorkshire rural business, passionate about play and escaping the everyday.  They make and post eco play boxes for families who love to discover, imagine and create. Each box has three activities, beautiful artwork and simple instructions. All you need to find are scissors and glue. There are three activities per box. Each box has…

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Fostering North Yorkshire: Suzanne and Chris’s fostering story

Suzanne and Chris had thought of fostering for some years but somehow never quite got round to it…  

5 nature-inspired crafts to do this Autumn

Karla and Sam from @unlock.fun, a nature-inspired children’s craft Instagram account, have put together their top 5 crafts to do this Autumn with things that you can easily bring back from a walk with the kids. We don’t think it’s unique of our daughters to bring home all sorts when we’re out for a walk, from…

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Crafty Creations Cafe

Crafty Creations Cafe – paint your own pottery gift this Christmas This Christmas why not make something unique and personal for your loved ones. We have almost 200 designs to choose from, you can take away to paint at home and then return to us for glazing and firing in our kiln. Gift vouchers are available,…

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Energy efficiency schemes making a difference in parts of North Yorkshire

Certain North Yorkshire residents have been benefitting from council schemes that help eligible householders receive heating and insulation measures to reduce their fuel bills and improve the warmth of their home. You may be able to join the 71 residents taking part in the North Yorkshire Warm Homes Fund scheme who have received fully funded…

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