The “Mumblings” are a collection of our own blogs, guest entries, interesting articles and anything else that we like the look of!

If you would like to write a guest blog on any parenting or local issue then we would love to hear from you. Please submit it to us via the ‘contact us’ page.

Here are the links to some more blogs that mumbler loves

North and Soul by our very own mumbler, Gillian Bruce.

The Future of Downs Written by an amazing and inspirational friend of Mumbler, Helen Kingdon.

Shrinking Violet in the ‘gate A fantastic local lifestyle local blog. Check out the article about Mumbler! (biased? Us?!)

Areyoukiddingney Another of our amazing Mumbler mums, Elizabeth Dimelow.

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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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 see. Plants –…

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Northwood Fairy Sanctuary Re-Opening in 2021

At last! The Fairies have decreed we can re-open on Saturday 17th April 2021. They and the other woodland creatures have been busy over winter – so there are a few more things to see. We can’t wait to see you and have our organic coffees, teas (and something stronger) at the ready as well…

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Parenting Autism Girls

A local Mum has been in contact and would like to share the pages that have helped her with parenting a daughter with autism. This lady has spent years researching and wants to share what she has found helpful….plus she has set up a local Facebook Group – Ryedale -Parenting Autism Girls | Facebook “As…

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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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Friends of Castle Howard

Join the Friends of Castle Howard to enjoy 12 months of fun for all the family. Benefits include unlimited access to explore the House, Gardens and Skelf Island Adventure Playground*, discounted event tickets, behind the scenes access and much more. Join on the day of your visit and the price of admission discounted, Ryedale residents can also…

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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 Authority is…

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