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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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Mum Art Talking Art Therapy Group

Exciting announce for new mum’s, ATY has a new group programme to women who have had a baby during the #Covid-19 pandemic. With thanks to the D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust funding to make this possible. Pregnant women and new mum’s have had a very different experience of pregnancy, birth, maternity leave and motherhood during this…

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Easy Costume Ideas For World Book Day 2021

World Book Day, Thursday 4th March! We have put together 15 ideas that you can create from items at home. Just because we aren’t at school, doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate World Book Day. I think we may still choose our favourite book and dress up, maybe make a little role play. Plus perhaps a…

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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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Family lockdown activities: Discover geocaching in Scarborough, Whitby & Filey

Geocaching is a great way to get the kids outside, especially in lockdown, 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…

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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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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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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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Big Garden Bird Watch: Activities to do with the kids

The RSPB’s Big Garden Bird Watch is happening 29th – 31st January 2021 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 29th – 31st January you need to look out for birds…

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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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Brilliant garden based activities to do with kids

If you need some inspiration and ideas of things to do in your garden or in a safe open space with the kids whilst you’re at home, then we’ve come up with a great list below! I find it hard to get outside in bad weather but hopefully with a bit of inspiration from below,…

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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 Ultimate Boxing Day Turkey Sandwiches

I am struggling to write this without slavering all over my laptop, but I do love a blumming good turkey sandwich. We’ve pulled together some of our favourite turkey sandwich inspirations. Max’s Christmas Leftover Sandwich Have you heard of Max Halley? Well if you haven’t, you really need to look him up. He owns the…

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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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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…. 🎁Wednesday 23rd December 🎁 The Snow Queen – TBC: CBeebies The Rug Rats Movie – 6.15 am: Channel 4 Terry Pratchett’s Hogfather –…

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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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Scarborough Gift Card

Need some Christmas stress-free shopping? Want to buy local and support our town centre traders? ‘The Scarborough Gift Card’ is here to help you spread some magic throughout Scarborough and it’s valid for 12 months! Get your Christmas shopping list sorted the easy way this year. The Scarborough Gift Card can be spent in so…

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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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Buying your Christmas Tree, Decorations, Wreaths

Christmas is going to be different this year. I know the decorations and the tree will be even more important in our house this year. There are some great places in and around Ryedale where you can buy your Christmas tree. Do expect the experience to be slightly different due to COVID-19. In our house,…

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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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Fostering North Yorkshire: Sons and Daughters.

We have been hearing some of your wonderful stories about your own experiences of being a son or daughter of a foster carer. This is what Jess, whose mum is one of our foster carers, had to say about some of the challenges she has faced being part of a family that fosters. “I was…

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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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Double double toil and trouble: Spooktacular Halloween

Double double toil and trouble: Spooktacular Halloween fun at not one, but two of North Yorkshire’s top attractions Fancy (dress) some spooky half term fun this Halloween? Then look no further… Two of North Yorkshire’s top visitor attractions have teamed up to offer you the chance to trick or treat yourself to a return family…

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Free Child Meals in Scarborough, Whitby & Filey this Half Term

A list of the wonderful Scarborough, Whitby and Filey eateries offering free meals for North Yorkshire’s children in need over October Half Term 2020. It hasn’t been an easy year so far and for some families, school holidays are even harder. To help, many eateries in Scarborough, Whitby and Filey have stepped up to the…

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Bonfire Night and Fireworks Ideas to do at Home

Top Tips to Make Bonfire Night in Lockdown a Night to Remember Bonfire night in lockdown doesn’t have to be completely forgotten… there are lots of alternative ideas that you can try! Families across Scarborough, Whitby & Filey will be spending Bonfire night at home this year, making it a great time to get creative…

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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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SCARBOROUGH’S YMCA THEATRE REOPENS THIS AUTUMN!

Scarborough’s YMCA Theatre will reopen this October with a COVID secure pilot performance before staging it’s Christmas shows this December.   Following almost seven months of closure, Scarborough’s YMCA Theatre will be reopening on Friday 2nd October 2020 with a COVID secure pilot performance with professional musical theatre concert ‘West End Nights’, presented by NAP…

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THE PAULINE QUIRKE ACADEMY OF PERFORMING ARTS REOPENS MUCH-LOVED ACADEMY IN SCARBOROUGH

On Sunday 20th September, PQA Scarborough reopened their doors for the first time in over 6 months.   Having provided a whole host of exciting virtual performing arts activities throughout lockdown (including workshops with West End performers, filmmaking masterclasses with world class film directors and acting workshops with famous comedians), PQA Scarborough is finally returning…

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Coronavirus Update 22nd September 2020

The Government has announced today an update of restrictions to slow the increase in Coronavirus infections. At the moment schools, colleges and universities will stay open as will businesses who can operate in a COVID secure way. The updated restrictions include: everyone is encouraged to work from home if they can, otherwise they should continue…

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Ideas for Halloween & Trick or Treating during Covid-19

Trick or treating might look a little different this year, but you can still have lots of scary Halloween fun in Hull and East Yorkshire. Whether you’re planning to head out trick or treating or prefer to put on a spooky celebration at home, here are some ideas to fire your little skeletons’ imaginations! Throw…

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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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Follow the neighbourhood Pumpkin Trick or Treat Trail in Scarborough, Whitby & Filey

Scarborough, Whitby & Filey Pumpkin Trail: an alternative to Trick or Treating during COVID-19   As we went into lockdown back in March, the Rainbow Trail was a brilliant idea, it gave us all something to do and an opportunity for children to explore their neighbourhood safely, spotting the rainbows.   Now that we are…

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Halloween Picture Hunt

With Halloween 2020 being a bit different this year, we have come up with some at home activities!!   Print off your Halloween Picture Hunt images and place around the house or in your local neighbourhood!   Once all the images have been found and ticked off the sheet, be rewarded with a Halloween sweet!!…

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NEW Rumble Snacks – 100% Natural Snack for Children

Rumble Snacks is a new, 100% natural snack choice for children, the ideal alternative to sweets. Our flavoured raisins and cranberries are delivered directly to your front door in a range of tasty flavours; Apple, Blackcurrant, Lime, Orange & Raspberry. All our flavours and can be purchased in either one flavour or, for those who…

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Heritage Open Days 2020

Heritage Open Days is England’s largest festival of history and culture, bringing together over 2,500 organisations, 5,000 events and 40,000 volunteers.   Every year in September, places across the country throw open their doors to celebrate their heritage, community and history. It’s your chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences, many with children’s…

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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   Have you been thinking about fostering and are now ready to take that next step… or maybe you have only just heard of fostering and would like to find out more? Our foster carers do amazing work every day with children who…

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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. 2020 has certainly been a different and tricky year so do check availability before you travel. Beacon Farm Halloween Starting first week in October 2020 Halloween bale art, spooky treats and…

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Returning to school during Covid-19: Ideas & tips with The Week Junior

Advertising Feature for the Week Junior  For most children, the start of a new school year is a mixed bag of excitement and nerves. But with the background anxiety of a global pandemic, and ongoing lockdown restrictions, returning to school in 2020 feels a lot more challenging. Coronavirus and the subsequent lockdown has thrown our…

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Treat yourself with a Bare and Bond monthly perfume subscription

Advertorial blog feature for Bare and Bond Are you looking to treat yourself after what has felt a long few months or what about a gift you can easily send someone? We have just the answer, a monthly perfume subscription from Bare and Bond! Like most mums when I receive a gift or treat I…

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September Cinema at Scarborough’s Stephen Joseph Theatre

Dazzling West End musicals and new and classic British films are on the big screen at Scarborough’s Stephen Joseph Theatre throughout September.   The world-famous theatre re-opened its Art Deco cinema at the end of August, with a comprehensive programme of measures for the safety and comfort of cinema patrons, including limited capacities and aisle…

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13 brilliant family-friendly card games

As we are all spending a bit more time at home or enjoying a holiday or break closer to home, it’s handy to have a good selection of card games to play together as a family. Card games are a brilliant way to enjoy spending time together, handy to have in your bag if you…

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Hello from Magical Quests North

Hello from Magical Quests North! We are a Malton-based children’s party and events company and are delighted to say we are ready to help you celebrate with your little one.  This might be for a birthday party or just a gathering in the garden to celebrate being reunited with their friends after so long!  …

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Hungry Little Minds – simple, fun activities for kids, from new-born to five.

Many little things light up hungry little minds. Kids take everything in, and even the smallest things you do with them can make a big difference.   They love it when you chat, play and read with them, even when they’re too young to understand everything. Whatever the time and wherever you are, you can…

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A trip in a motor home to Scotland

We recently packed our bags and went to Scotland in a motor home. WOW, what a holiday. We loved it. We chose to stay in a mix of camp sites and wild camping (in suitable places). The latter meant we could keep ourselves completely to ourselves, whilst enjoying the beautiful scenery. Day 1 – it…

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Are you thinking of making a Will?

Are you still thinking about making your will?  Creating a will likely won’t be as much fun as putting together your baby’s first photograph album – but it just may be a more essential step on the road to becoming parents.  I am here to help to make it as easy as possible for you….

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50 “Old School” Summer Activities for Kids

Get back to basics with these traditional summer activities that the whole family can enjoy! Oh, those endless summers spent running through sprinklers, picnicking in parks and licking endless ice cream cones. There’s a lot to be said for getting back to basics; especially when it’s cheap, easy and always a bucketful of fun. This…

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Animal Collective Nouns

During lock down, we did a lot of quizzes over Zoom with friends and family, animal collective nouns came up a few times. The kids and I have been talking about them and have researched to find the ones that amused us. Do you have any to add?!   Alligators or crocodiles: a congregation Apes:…

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Dalby Forest

Dalby Forest is situated on the southern slopes of the North York Moors National Park. It is an ideal destination for families, walkers, cyclists and outdoor adventure. 13 walking trails (including easy access) 6 cycling trails 4 running trails 2 play areas (grandfather oak structure closed) Go Ape for Treetop Challenge, Treetop Adventure and Forest Segway…

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Mumbler Review: Great Yorkshire Maze

The Great Yorkshire Maze opened on 22nd July, a brand new attraction for this summer, located on the A64 York to Scarborough Road at Sherburn. Hull Mumbler went for a family day out last weekend to see what it was like. She tells us more here…. “We arrived at 11am and the sight from the…

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An Amazing Day Out at Stockeld Park!

Our friends at Hull & East Riding Mumbler had a family day out to Stockeld Park near Wetherby, it was their first time visiting. Find out more here…. “I’ve heard so many good things about it and it’s been on our ‘to do’ list for ages so we finally went – and realised why everyone…

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Fostering North Yorkshire – Mythbusters

You have to have a big house to foster It is important for children and young people coming into the care system to have a space to call their own, so foster carers do need to have a spare bedroom. Around half of the children who need a foster placement have at least one brother…

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The Eat Out to Help Out Scheme in Scarborough, Whitby & Filey

At Mumbler we are all about supporting local, this year more than ever they need our support. Some restaurants are continuing this into September…. Support Local, enjoy yummy food, save money. It’s a win, win, win! These are the ones we know about so far… The Crown Tavern at Scarborough – kids eat for a…

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Day Out at Playdale Farm 2020

On the 5th August 2020, we received an email to say ANIMAL FEEDING IS NOW ALLOWED which is fantastic news. Read about the day out we had in July. Hope you enjoy a visit in the not too distant future. Playdale Farm are open and looking forward to seeing you. We popped along for a…

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Our Day Out at Sewerby Hall – Summer 2020

It’s the week before the school holidays officially start but, to be honest, my home-school attendance has been dropping so I decided to go for a day out to one of my favourite local places, Sewerby Hall. We last went last Summer on a scorching hot day, my children have been asking to go back…

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Entertaining Kids in the Car

Car journeys and children – let’s just say they rarely make the best travelling companions… To avoid the cries of “are we there yet?” or fighting siblings in the back seat. Here’s a few ideas to keep them entertained so you don’t need to resort to handing them the dreaded tablet – at least not…

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The Digital Summer Reading Challenge 2020

The Summer Reading Challenge returns for 2020 with a new website, where children aged 4 – 11 can take part in the Challenge and a “Let’s Get Silly” virtual launch event that the whole family can enjoy. With the disruption caused by COVID-19 and the impact of social distancing on schools and public libraries, the all-new…

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Baby beaver born in Cropton Forest, North Yorkshire

Thursday 2nd July Forestry England are happy to announce a new addition to the beaver family at Cropton Forest, with the arrival of another healthy baby kit. This brings the total number of youngsters on site to three, alongside the two adults initially introduced. The two kits born in May last year have both progressed…

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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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Attractions and Gardens Open During Winter Lockdown 3

As we find ourselves back in lockdown. This time, public parks, gardens & playgrounds that are staying OPEN during lockdown for daily, family exercise. Remember: The guidance states that exercise should be done locally wherever possible, but that you can travel to do so if necessary. All the interior spaces of the listed attractions are…

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What to do with Strawberries!

As Pick Your Own season is upon us, you may be wondering what to do with your strawberries when you get them home! Here are a few ideas…. Strawberry Jam 1kg hulled strawberry 750g jam sugar juice 1 lemon small knob of butter  (optional) Prepare the strawberries by wiping them with a piece of damp kitchen paper. (Wiping the strawberries…

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Coronavirus Update: Summary of Changes from the 4th July 2020

Published 23rd June 2020 Boris Johnson announced this lunchtime a host of changes, in line with the Governments ‘road map’, to the lockdown restrictions we and businesses have seen over the last 3 months in England. A summary of some of the key points: Reduction of the social distancing measures from 2m to 1m where…

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How to get your child “School Ready” during lockdown

How you can support your child as September and the start of their Reception year approaches. Part 1 – Positive Beginnings Obviously, due to COVID-19 lockdown, you will not all have had the opportunity to visit your child’s new school or for them to meet their new teacher or key worker. I know some schools…

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Pregnancy yoga – breath and imagery – a powerful combination

Using images or visualisation can help you connect more easily with your breath and increase the benefits of your breathing practices. Many women, when they come to pregnancy yoga, have not spent prolonged periods of time focusing on their breath (unless they have previously practised yoga) and so find this part of yoga tricky to…

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Morrisons Scarborough

Morrisons Scarborough Community Page has been set up to raise awareness for colleagues and customers about what is going on in your local Scarborough Morrison’s Store. During these difficult times of COVID 19 Lockdown, they have been super busy, working hard to help the community, in particular, those who are vulnerable and at risk. Alternatively…

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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: Ryedale Dog Field – 5 30 min vouchers Walking-Books.com Making Tracks – 12 Fun Walks for Children in the North York Moors   These have kindly…

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Bugs, Glorious Bugs!

Kids love digging up a few good bugs to play with – even if it makes the rest of us squeamish. And during National Insect Week (June 22nd – 28th 2020), it’s the perfect time to celebrate our wriggly, buzzing, flying and crawling little friends. However, given the current circumstances, you may wish to bring…

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Ways to Celebrate Father’s Day with the Family

Father’s Day is just around the corner and this year it is likely to be different to normal, no lunches out, no special days out – perhaps a bit samey to everyday life. So here are a few ideas as to what you may be able to do to make it a bit more special,…

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Furniture for Trees

Here at Furniture for Trees, we believe in creating a more sustainable future for the generations that come. We also believe that everyone can play a part, no matter how little a step they are willing to take. Our ethos is simple – For every £250 that is spent through our website, we will plant…

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Could you be one of our Foster Carers?

Could you be one of our foster carers, doing amazing work every day, with children who are unable to live with their own families? Some of them may have suffered abuse or neglect, but one thing they all have in common is the need for a welcoming home where they feel safe and cared for,…

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Our Stories Story Creation Project!

  Help us tell the biggest story the North Yorkshire Coast has ever heard. Thank you so much for your support of Your Stories! We, the National Literacy Trust, have teamed up with the Stephen Joseph Theatre to run this story creation project for children aged 5—12 (or thereabouts!) across North Yorkshire. With a different…

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Find an Online Tutor during the Lockdown

An increasing number of parents are turning to online tutoring  to help their children learn whilst schools are closed. As many parents consider another half term of home schooling, it can be overwhelming and exhausting. Over the past few weeks mums and dads have tackled trying to teach their children,  whilst home working, doing the…

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The Ickabog – JK Rowling

The Ickabog – JK Rowling JK Rowling has surprised fans with the announcement of a brand new children’s book, which she is publishing in daily instalments on her website for free. The Ickabog is her first children’s story not to be linked to Harry Potter. She wrote it over a decade ago for her own…

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10 Outdoor Activities for Kids

10 Outdoor Activities for Kids With the weather looking good, there’s no better time to getting outside with the kids and enjoying some outdoor play and we’ve got 10 great ideas for you to keep the kids busy!!   1. Mud Pies Oh, what fun!! I would recommend an apron as we had to strip…

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Covid-19 Home Learning: Mumbler May Half Term Holiday Boredom Buster Guide

We have put together our Mumbler May Half Term Holiday Boredom Buster with ideas for themed activities each day!  Great way to give the kids some element of structure to the day whilst allowing them the space to use their imaginations! You can download a copy HERE Check out our May Half Term page for…

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10 ideas to make May Half Term in Lockdown Different

If like me you are trying to think of ways to make half term feel different to the rest of the week, we have a few ideas as recommended by other Mumblers here.  One big positive is the weather is looking good!   1. Go for a Picnic Why not grab your picnic blankets and…

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Foster Care Fortnight – Fostering Network

During Foster Care Fortnight 2020, we want to say a huge and heartfelt THANK YOU to all of our foster carers who do such a great job for our North Yorkshire young people, not just during lockdown but every day of every month, throughout the year – and we’d like to take the opportunity to…

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10 Ideas for Chill Out Time for Kids

Whenever I say to my kids you can have some ‘quiet time’ they instantly think that is a signal they can have the Ipad (please don’t judge me!).  I won’t lie the use of Ipads has increased during lockdown but we have also found lots of other activities they can do during quiet time and…

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Ask a Midwife!

  What should I do if I’m worried about my baby? You can continue to contact us in the normal way and we would like to encourage you to continue to seek support from us at any time. If you have concerns about any aspects of your pregnancy or baby, you can call the hospital…

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Whispers from the Museum

Scarborough Museums Trust is calling on adventurous young people to help solve a brand new mystery, Whispers from the Museum, at Scarborough Art Gallery and the circular Rotunda Museum.   The museum and gallery are closed at the moment, but strange messages have been appearing inside – who or what is making them? And what…

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COVID 19: 10 Ideas of Easy Games you can Play Virtually with Family & Friends

As we move into another week of lockdown, we have found the children starting to lose interest in family zoom calls so we have been looking at ways to keep them interesting.  It means that they are always excited to get on the calls (and means that they have a fun time with their Grandparents). …

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VE Day 75: How to create the perfect Afternoon Tea at home with the kids

There can be nothing better to enjoy at home on VE Day (or any day!) than the popular British tradition of an Afternoon Tea!  Why not try one of the great places in North Leeds offering Afternoon Tea for delivery or collection? (all detailed at the bottom of the blog) We’re huge fans of afternoon…

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Fostering North Yorkshire during Covid-19

Could you offer a local foster home to a child or young person who needs one? Right now we are recruiting foster carers across the county – in particular those who can offer homes to older children and sibling groups During this difficult time we are still dealing with enquiries and processing applications, though we…

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Children’s snack ideas during lockdown

Are the kids eating you out of house and home this lockdown? Mine certainly are! They are confusing boredom with hunger and are wanting regular snacks which they would not normally have! After chatting with friends this seems to be a common occurrence, but here are some great ways to control the snacking! Daily Snack…

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Ways to Celebrate VE Day at home with the family during Lockdown

The weekend of May 8th – 10th 2020 is the time to commemorate and celebrate the 75th anniversary of VE Day, marking the end of the war in Europe. Why not throw a “LOCKDOWN” VE Day Party at home – we have put together some great ideas to get the kids involved! To plan your…

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How to help children practice their reading and writing during the lockdown

If your child doesn’t want to read at home you are definitely not alone. Ideas to make reading and writing fun for kids! Write a journal: Encourage your kid to write a journal about their own experience during the lockdown. Their writing level isn’t an issue, even if they can only write a few words because…

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Pyjamarama

Friday 1 May 2020, libraries will celebrate Pyjamarama – a national story sharing event. It will of course be more challenging this year as libraries are closed! Filey Library are determined to reach as many parents and young children as possible. Pyjamarama is an initiative by Book Trust to promote the benefits of storytelling, especially…

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Earth Day 2020

Earth Day 2020 is Wednesday 22nd April 2020. 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 Thursday 23rd April, it’s St George’s Day so we have decided 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…

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Homeschooling Topic Ideas

At Mumbler, our main goal is and always has been to make parenting life that little bit easier. With this in mind, we’ve come up with some topics to frame learning and activities at home. There are 12 topics to choose from so plenty to take the kids right up to February Half Term and…

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20 Ways to Celebrate Birthdays During Lockdown

Birthdays still happen even in lockdown, but how to make it fun…?! 1. Balloons! Fill your house with balloons! Kids can’t get enough of balloons and they make great props for party games later. A friend fills her kids’ bedrooms with balloons on their birthdays and it always looks so much fun. We put up…

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Mini First Aid Online Courses

As we are all aware, normal life is on hold as coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to affect our everyday routines. As such, we are very aware that many of you will be unable to attend our 2 hour Baby and Child First Aid class in person. That’s why we have pulled out all the stops to…

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Easter Egg Hunt Ideas with a Difference

With the prospect of the entire Easter Weekend fully at home, you might want to mix things up a little bit and make the traditional Easter Egg Hunt a little more challenging or creative. We’ve come up with a few ideas you might want to try; and who knows, maybe it will spur a new…

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Egg Decorating & Easter Bonnets

Whether you need to prepare an entry for the Egg Decorating competition, Easter Bonnet parade or you’re simply looking for ways to entertain the kids our tried and tested ideas may come in handy!!  Whilst anything crafty fills me with fear they are great fun to do with the kids and they can be as…

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Covid-19 Home Learning: Educational TV Programmes for Kids

Do you just want 15 mins to finish off some work, have some you time or to get dinner ready but you want the kids to watch something that’s a bit more educational? I’ve heard people say “if you put the sound on mute and turn on the sub-titles they can practice their reading skills”…

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Downloadable Colouring Sheets

Here we have some downloadable colouring sheets which may buy you a bit of time and what is more, are themed on thanking key workers! We have two here to thank the NHS Superheroes. Becky from Pass the Party – York. , who works as a doctor in the NHS and Ellie, an illustrator from Nutkin Avenue …

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Meet Chloe – could you fostering be for you?

For some people, like Chloe, with the nights still cold, its not great to be hanging out on your own, whether in town or in the park, if you just need to get away from stuff at home for a while.  But that’s what Chloe seems to be doing more of just recently, because things…

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Easter Crafts

At this difficult time, we are all looking for activities to do and I know crafting is a big hit in our house! We got out the crafting kit and have had a play, including doing a bit of research as well as including a few old favourites! There are some you can easily send…

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10 Basic Life Skills for Kids

As the first week of ‘home schooling’ draws to a close, you may be wondering what else might be worth teaching? As well as maintaining your child’s academic education, now is the perfect time to teach (or remind!) them some much needed basic life skills. Not all learning is done in the classroom, and these…

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FREE Daily Resources for Kids

Here’s what various celebrities are offering you and your kids for free each day to help with their education while schools are closed in Lockdown 3: PE with Joe Wicks: 9 am Monday, Wednesday & Friday from 11th January 2021. FREE 30 minute PE lesson for kids and adults. Videos can be accessed later on…

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Little Sleep Stars: Successfully Springing Forward

How to get your child to sleep when the clocks go forward on Sunday 29th March 2020 As if there wasn’t enough to think about, the clocks go forward this weekend! Fortunately we’ve got a professional to help us out! Here Lauren Peacock from littlesleepstars.com a professional sleep consultant, shares her expert advice. In the midst of…

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Get Growing! Gardening Ideas for Little Green Fingers

I’ve just updated this blog, first published during National Children’s Gardening week 2019. I thought it may be useful now as there is never a better time to get outside in the fresh air. Whilst I am not a brilliant gardener, my son seems to love it. He loves nothing more than digging and planting,…

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National Literacy Trust launches new online zone for parents to engage children at home as schools on the North Yorkshire Coast close

Explore the National Literacy Trust’s Family Zone: literacyfamilyzone.org.uk   In response to school closures on the North Yorkshire Coast and across the UK, the National Literacy Trust has today launched a free comprehensive online zone for parents seeking ideas and guidance for activities that will engage their children at home, whilst also benefiting their reading,…

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101 Things To Do With Kids Indoors & In Your Garden

With the current situation in mind, I thought it was a good time to share some ideas for fun and easy things that you can do with kids indoors, or (if you have one) in your garden. 101 things to do at home! Make playdough (loads of recipes online) Grab a torch and make shadow…

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LETS KEEP BUSY!

What activities can you do mess free? Are you looking for activities to do that are mess free but will keep your children entertained? Below I have listed some fab ideas for children with the appropriate age group next to each activity. And best of all they are mess free! 🌸 Paint in a bag…

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Coronavirus Infection and Pregnancy

Information for pregnant women and their families Information for anyone booked with York and Scarborough to access maternity services during this difficult time, visit the website HERE These Q&As relate to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) infection and pregnancy – guidance for healthcare professionals: Version 3 – 18 March 2020 published by the Royal College of Obstetricians…

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Help Local Businesses

As lock down continues, we have to remember our local businesses and continue to shop local. When we come out the other side of this nasty virus, we want them still to be here. Many are adapting to help us too. I have tried to list as many as I know about here….(happy to add…

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Entertaining and Educating Kids at Home

Lockdown 3.0 is here & lots of schools have sent out home-learning plans this time round, but if you’re looking for some other free educational resources this really helpful list was put together by the home ed community.   FOR ALL AGES BBC Learning – This site is old and no longer updated and yet there’s…

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Mother’s Day Crafts

Mother’s Day this year is Sunday 22nd March and much as we LOVE a beautiful bunch of flowers and a yummy box of choccies a little something created by our children is always a winning touch! We have put together some crafty ideas to make Mum and Grandma feel extra special this year…Hopefully there is…

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Coronavirus and what you can do to help yourself

The Coronavirus is obviously very much in the news now, therefore Bigvits felt it might be useful to remind you of the advice from the NHS, World Health Organisation and the UK Government regarding Coronavirus. Coronavirus is a family of viruses that are common across the world causing a range of illnesses from the common…

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Dalby Forest in Spring 2020

Put a spring in your step Spring cheers us all up! What better way to take in the signs than heading to Dalby? Spot the leaves unfurl, wildlife emerge and colour come back to our favourite scenes. With lots of trails, open spaces and plenty to do, it’s the perfect spot. We’re also excited about…

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Horizon Festival 2020

DAVID KNOPFLER FOUNDER OF DIRE STRAITS HEADLINING HORIZON FESTIVAL SLEDMERE!   Horizon Festival is returning to the stunning Sledmere Estate in East Yorkshire from May 29-31, with Dire Straits founder David Knopfler headlining the exciting line-up.   Following last year’s successful launch, Horizon is again teaming up with Half Moon Brewery, bringing you a big…

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Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day 2020 with the Family in Scarborough, Whitby & Filey

Mother’s Day this year falls on 22nd March 2020. I won’t lie. I dream of a day of leisure without interruption, but spending the day with my family trumps any time I would spend drinking wine and eating chocolate! There are loads of great ways to celebrate Mother’s Day 2020 in and around Scarborough, Whitby…

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Nut and Noggin

Raising the bar for the haircare industry Beauty insiders launch female founded, plastic free shampoo brand A new shampoo bar brand aimed at reducing the estimated 17million* plastic shampoo bottles we waste in the UK each year. Led by two beauty industry insiders, Nut and Noggin uses vegan ingredients and gives £1 back to charities…

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How Scarborough & Whitby Mumbler is supporting the Challenge

On 13th June 2020, I will line up as a jockey in the #rideoftheirlives at York Racecourse. I will be riding a real race horse, trained by a public trainer owned by a paying owner at one of the most prestigious racecourses in the country, if not the world. There will be in excess of…

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Head down to Stockeld Park this Half Term for some February family fun!

February half term is just around the corner! If you’re looking for a family fun day out in Yorkshire then look no further, Stockeld Park is for you! February Fun is open from 15th – 23rd February with plenty to keep the whole family entertained! Remember you can get a further 10% off pre-booked tickets…

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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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No Wrong Door

No Wrong Door Our supported lodgings hosts do a great job – providing welcoming and supportive homes for local young people                         Come and join our award winning team!  Our No Wrong Door service is looking for people from all walks of life, living in or adjacent…

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Sledmere Friends Membership

Are you enjoying the free entry to Sledmere Grounds and Gardens? This lasts to 14th February 2020. Perhaps, buy a Sledmere Friends Membership so you can enjoy the facilities for free all year round. What is more, they have a lovely snowdrop walk which will become more and more pretty in the forthcoming weeks… Sledmere…

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See Moor Stars at the Dark Skies Festival

The North York Moors is a stargazer’s paradise, with some of the best night skies in the country.   In an urban area you’ll be lucky to see 20 stars on a clear night, but in an area of low light pollution, such as our National Parks, you could see as many as 2,000!  …

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Hattie & Bella

Hello, I’m Emmeline and I am the founder of Hattie and Bella.  From an early age I have always had a passion for all things creative and since having our daughters I have spent hours sitting with them crafting and creating sparkly, sticky messy objects and recording moments in time from hand and footprints to…

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Local Supermum Launches Nanny Agency in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

* Advertising feature Born and raised in the Humber area, Sophia is ideally positioned to meet with clients face to face, offering a truly personal service. Sophia has extensive experience in both management and finance and is keen to bring affordable, flexible and quality childcare to the Humber, Yorkshire and Lincoln areas, enabling parents with…

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Bumpkins Baby, York

Bumpkins Baby is a private & independent ultrasound facility set in the beautiful rural Yorkshire countryside yet only minutes from the A64, East of York. Set up by local lady Katherine Rycroft, they have welcomed hundreds of expectant families through the doors of their converted barn for baby ultrasounds, early gender DNA testing, hand and…

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Brave the new Rainforest Adventure at Sea Life Scarborough

Brave the new Rainforest Adventure at Sea Life Scarborough Psst… do you hear that? An adventure is calling! Brave the new Rainforest Adventure at Sea Life Scarborough – opening Saturday 15th February. Ranger Andy invites you to discover our brand new Rainforest Adventure! A storm has hit SEA LIFE Scarborough and Ranger Andy needs your…

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Tour de Yorkshire 2020: The Route!

The Tour de Yorkshire once again hits the areas roads. This time it is on Stage One. Find details of this year’s route below.   THURSDAY 30 APRIL – STAGE ONE MEN (176.5KM): THE YORKSHIRE COAST STAGE – BEVERLEY TO REDCAR The men’s race gets going in Beverley and proceeds to Hornsea before following the coastline in…

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Mumbler visits Dalby Forest for the Shaun the Sheep Farmageddon Glow Trail

To end the Christmas Holidays, we had teacher training so we hopped in the car and popped to Dalby Forest. Both kids choice (they agreed)!!   We downloaded GLOW TRAIL clue hunt app – it is free from www.forestryengland.uk/shaunthesheep and will need to be downloaded before your visit. PLEASE do download this, it really makes the trail….

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How Reiki helped pre and post natal depression

This brave Mummy tells us how Reiki helped her through a very difficult time. She was happy to share it with us to help others feeling the same This is my story of how I healed from post-natal anxiety and depression through Reiki and I hope this can help anyone else who is currently suffering…

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Mini First Aid

1. When we get ready for baby to arrive, we often focus on the softer side; the nursery, the change bag, the pram, the first outfit. Why not? Having a baby is an exciting time.  We then start to think about the birth, how we want things to go and how we plan to feed…

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Why Should I have Newborn Photographs?

Congratulations if you’re expecting a new baby.  It’s the most amazing thing you’ll ever do in your life.  That beautiful bundle of joy will completely change life as you know it.   So the question I get asked is “do I need newborn photography?”  The answer is YES absolutely.  Once your child has grown out…

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Returning to Work

Are you thinking of returning to work after maternity? Here are some top tips from Kelly at KD Recruitment Limited. Have confidence in your skills and abilities. Think clearly about what you want to do moving forward in terms of the type of job you want. Do you want part time or full time work?…

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Benefits of Baby Swimming

Swimming is one of the most amazing experiences you can share with your baby! Babies have a real affinity with water. They spend nine months in the womb, and many expectant mothers choose a water birth as the most natural introduction to this world. Water is recognised as a warm, supportive environment during labour and provides…

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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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A Peep workshop is happening near you! Come and join us!

WORKSHOPS RE-START MONDAY 6th JANUARY 2020 Peep was established in Oxford and is a ‘Learning Together Programme’. As trained practitioners we provide comprehensive child development activities and share information with families. A first-of-its-kind for the borough, the ultimate aim of the programme is to help participating children to be ‘school ready’. You will develop an…

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Forest Holidays

  *Advertising Feature With Christmas over, book a family break to find your inner calm in 2020…..A sunlit forest glade, birdsong on the breeze, absolute peace. Forests to explore, rivers to canoe, and mountains to climb. The time, the space, the people you love. On a Forest Holidays short break in the UK, freedom awaits…and…

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Kathy Seabrook’s Fun Music Review

A local Scarborough Mumbler user has sent a lovely review for Kathy Seabrook’s Fun Music. Read it here and the details of Kathy’s fun classes are below… Odelia and I have attended this clsss since she was two weeks old and we have thoroughly enjoyed Kathy’s upbeat classes. The hour consists of making music with…

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Adventures in Lapland

A lovely Mumbler tells us about their family adventure to Lapland…. Last week we had an amazing adventure in Lapland. It has been a great dream of mine to visit Lapland and last year I persuaded my husband that time was running out for the opportunity to visit Santa Claus whilst Christmas is still full…

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Meet Sam and Katie – Fostering North Yorkshire

Life is really different now for them – only a year ago they had never sat down to a shared family meal, and regularly heard their parents arguing loudly at night when they were in bed. Katie said it made her feel scared.  Both children had suffered from neglect and differing levels of physical abuse….

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10 Ideas for Family Days Out After Christmas in and around Yorkshire

If you’re looking for ideas to get out of the house and for the kids to burn off some energy once the Christmas celebrations are over, we have listed our ‘Top Ten’ day trip ideas which an easy drive of Scarborough, Whitby and Filey.  We have included indoor and outdoor activities in case the weather…

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Morrisons to Give Customers FREE Wonky Carrots for Rudolph

We love Wonky Veg at Morrisons, now we love it even more – Free carrots for Rudolph! To help customers with Christmas Eve tradition of leaving carrots out for reindeers and as farmers struggle with carrot crop due to wet autumn weather; Morrisons supermarkets across the UK will be giving away 125,000 paper bags of…

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The Christmas Eve Box – an increasingly popular tradition

The Christmas Eve Box is becoming an increasingly popular tradition. It’s a nice way to keep little ones occupied on Christmas Eve and to share in some family fun. There are many ways to tailor the tradition to suit your family, and all ages and budgets. The Box The ‘box’ can be something as simple…

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The 12 Tech Tips Of Christmas For Parents

Guest blog from The E-Safety Office   With Christmas looming, it is a busy time for parents buying presents and making sure that they will have happy faces on Christmas Day morning. Whilst traditional toys such as Lego, board games and character figures are still popular, there are an increasing number of interactive toys which…

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Christmas Apps And Websites

Mumbler has listed of some of the best free Christmas apps and websites including how to track Santa on Christmas Eve, receive a phone call from the man himself and how to reroute him to Granny’s house for those children worried about Santa finding them on Christmas Eve if they’re not at home. These apps…

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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

Treasure Island

Treasure Island is full of pantomime fun with lots of singing, dancing, puppetry and adventure. The actors and actresses will certainly deserve their Christmas lunch this year! Let’s hope these intrepid explorers make it home in time….   We loved it! Henry and I haven’t been to The Round Theatre before – what a lovely…

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Card Factory: Scarborough & Whitby Mumblers Top 10 Personalised Christmas gifts

We ALL know how hard it can be for to find the perfect gift for those #ungiftable family members, friends or colleagues! Finding something within the budget which is not just another piece of “tat” adds to the pressure even more. I love to watch a recipients face when they genuinely LOVE the gift I…

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Go, Go Go to see Joseph and his Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat!

The Perfect Christmas Theatre Experience: Joseph and The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat If you’re looking for a festive family theatre experience, Bill Kenwright’s brilliant production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sparkling family musical returns to the Doncaster Dome this December. Starring the hit TV show finalist and Britain’s Got Talent sensation, Mark McMullan, the…

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Noel Narwhal Knows It All

The story of a nosy little narwhal who wants to know everyone’s business and ends up getting more than he bargained for is the Christmas treat for the youngest members of the family at Scarborough’s Stephen Joseph Theatre.   Noel Narwhal Knows It All is interactive, silly, fun and there may even be a surprise…

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You’ll Never Guess One of the Best Christmas Days Out Near York this Festive Season…

Whether you’re spending precious time with your Grandchildren or seeing your little piggies enjoy their first ever Christmas, jump aboard Magical Sleigh Rides at Piglets Adventure Farm in Towthorpe, near York for a truly unforgettable, magical Christmas experience for all the family. Santa’s Secret Tip: Treat a special pre-school or take your little ones after…

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Peter Pan-tomime, Live at Driffield Showground!

Get ready for a great family adventure with Peter Pan as he flies in to whisk audiences away on a magical adventure this December 2019! Shows are 21st and 22nd December at10:00am, 1:00pm and 5:00pm. Nothing quite gets you in the festive spirit like a Christmas pantomime and this holiday season Driffield Showground are once…

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So much festive fun to be had at Stockeld Park this Christmas!

Advertorial blog for Stockeld Park Christmas is just around the corner and why not celebrate at the true home of Christmas, Stockeld Park! If you’re wanting to find some festive fun for all the family, Stockeld Park is for you! The Christmas Adventure is open from 14th November 2019 to 6th January 2020 (excluding 25th…

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BRAKE: Road Safety Basics with Beep Beep! Day and Timmy Time

Road safety is a great subject to engage children with. It’s a subject even the youngest children know something about because everyone uses roads and road danger impacts on everyone. On average, six children are killed or seriously injured on roads in Britain every single day, that’s equivalent to a whole classroom of children every…

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Shaun the Sheep Farmageddon Glow Trail in Dalby Forest

Dalby Forest has a a brand new interactive glow trail! A local Mum, Laura, popped along the other day… We have really enjoyed the walk with our 3 and 1 year old. We can definitely say its worth getting an activity pack as you need the invisible pen with the torch to see the patterns…

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Humble Bee Farms Halloween Events

One of our lovely local Mum’s popped along to Humble Bee Farm to pick a pumpkin and do the spooky trail with their two girls (ages three and four). They thoroughly enjoyed ourselves….read more below… “We rang before hand to book our tickets (£5 per child, this goes up to £8 on certain days when…

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Illuminated Whitby Abbey 2019

Henry and I braved the rain to go to Whitby for Illuminating Whitby Abbey. There is no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing…. We certainly went organised! Waterproof coats and trousers together with Henry dressed as Harry Potter, complete with cloak (sadly not waterproof and a touch long….) and wand! The Abbey looked…

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Free or Low Cost Activities and Events in and around Scarborough, Whitby and Filey this October Half Term

Keeping the Mini Mumblers happy and entertained throughout the Half Term Holiday doesn’t need to be expensive with these fun activities that are either free or low cost in and around Scarborough, Whitby & Filey this October Half Term. Click on the links for more information.. 1. Activities and Events Friday 25th October –  Sunday…

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The Halloween Adventure at Stockeld Park Opens 26th October 2019

Advertorial feature for Stockeld Park We know it feels like the kids have only just gone back to school, but October Half Term is nearly here! If you’re trying to think of ways to entertain the younger ones during their week off, then look no further, Stockeld Park is here! The Halloween Adventure is open…

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Slime!

Beth, a lovely Mumbler popped long to see SLIME at Scarborough’s Stephen Joseph Theatre today – here’s a review here. “We went to see ‘Slime’ at The Stephen Joseph Theatre today and it was brilliant! I took my 3 year old daughter and our friends accompanied us with a 3 year old and 6 month…

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Sea Life Scarborough October Half Term

Ascarium event running from 19th October – 3rd November 2019 Enter the Ascarium this Halloween and meet the mystical Sea Witch in her lair! Journey around the Centre searching for the magical ingredients and if you can help her cast the spell of ‘un-locking’ you will be able to open her treasure chest and share…

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We Fight Allergies

Maisy and Hope are taking part in the Lifestyle Challenge. The challenge is open to all 10 – 17 year olds who are resident in North Yorkshire. The mission is to think up a project and then do it! Maisy and Hope are targeting playgroups in the area because they both have siblings who suffer…

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Brompton Ducklings Toddler Group

Our lovely Mumbler, Beth has been to Brompton Ducklings Toddler Group recently and has kindly written a review here… “We have been to Brompton Ducklings Toddler Group a couple of times recently and have found it to be a really great group. There are a range of activities on offer each week and they vary…

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Colic. A Myth or a Reality?

The word ‘colic’ is often said to parents of a miserable baby. Baby won’t stop crying? Colic. Baby constipated and struggling to poo? Colic. Baby arching his back and writhing around in pain? Colic. How can colic be so easy to diagnose yet every colicky baby seems to have different symptoms, but all have one…

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PUMPKIN FESTIVAL AT PIGLETS ADVENTURE FARM

Get ready for stacks of Halloween family fun at Piglets Adventure Farm’s Pumpkin Festival, back this October. Pick your own FREE homegrown pumpkin for every child and enjoy NEW Skeleton Stilt Walkers it’s packed full of spooky family fun. Taking place from 10am – 5:30pm every weekend from 5th October and every day from 26th…

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Granny’s Exploding Toilet, for the Stephen Joseph Theatre

Granny’s Exploding Toilet, for the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough Tuesday 29 October to Saturday 2 November 2019 The first stage play from an award-winning children’s author is the autumn half-term treat at Scarborough’s Stephen Joseph Theatre. Granny’s Exploding Toilet has been written by Saviour Pirotta, whose books include The Orchard Book of First Greek Myths,…

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Cameron – Fostering North Yorkshire

Meet Cameron – he’s 14. Things aren’t good between Cameron and his parents right now. There’s been a lot of arguments and shouting going on at home for some time and his dad often loses his temper when he’s been drinking. Things at school aren’t much better. Cameron spent the evening with his mates at…

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Illuminating Rievaulx 2019 Preview

Tonight, I visited Rievaulx Abbey for a sneak preview of what is to come…. Wow, the moon has landed in Rievaulx Abbey. It is amazing and so impressive. This year’s theme is the MOON, which coincides beautifully with 50 years since the moon landing. The colours were amazing with the back drop of a virtually…

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Flock to the forests, an alien has landed!

  For the very first time in history, Forestry England has confirmed that an alien has crash landed in the forest. Lu-La, from the Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon, in UK cinemas 18 October, is an impish and adorable alien with amazing powers. She has been stranded in the forest and needs to charge her…

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Future Fossils

Yorkshire Fossil Festival September 14 – September 15 2019 Follow in the footsteps of our prehistoric friends and join us for a weekend of theatre performance and Dino Walks to talks from Geology experts and fossil workshops. Entry to the Festival is free. All events and activities are FREE except where stated. Children under 18 must be…

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