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If you’ve got bored, restless children at home who love all things animals then this brand new activity launched by Tropical World will definitely be worth checking out!

Due to COVID-19, Tropical World zoo remains closed under current national lockdown restrictions.

However, fear not as Leeds City Council’s Zoo Education Officer has been creating a range of digital educational material to share with you all.

The first to be launched is the Tropical World online escape room designed for 8-11 year olds or for families to complete together. Whilst being both entertaining and challenging, it also links in with the Key Stage 2 National Curriculum and therefore is an ideal home learning resource whilst schools are closed.

It is a cross-curricular activity and covers a wide range of topics including science, with a focus on habitats and classification; English, with reading and retrieving information involved; Maths as there’s a hidden puzzle to solve and counting; and computing skills as the activity has been designed digitally.

The aim of the activity is to “find the missing meerkat” within 60 minutes, so you could set a timer and compete with friends or other family members to see who can find it in the quickest time. You can download the activity for free here

Hopefully zoos will be able to open their doors to you again in the not too distant future, but until then, this is your chance to digitally transport yourself into one of Leeds’ most loved zoos, Tropical World.

This activity is the first of many so keep an eye out on our social media channels for more free virtual learning resources.

Aimed at mums to be who are due very soon and new mummies.

This online course is packed full of information on newborn development so you can understand your newborn baby, making it easier for you to help your baby transition from womb to world. Understand how your baby’s digestion works, what their sleep patterns are and what you can do to recreate the womb.

It’s packed with hours of content for mums to understand their newborn development, techniques to settle and soothe baby, baby massage strokes and baby yoga movements to help wind and lots of self care tips for mums too.

There is also a section on Mummy Care. With self care advice, meditations and content on returning to exercise and pelvic floor health, it helps you to adjust during this transition period too.

This fourth trimester course, which has hours of content. is £19.99.

Not only do you get lifetime access to the course to learn in your own time but you also get access to a private Facebook group dedicated to mothers during the fourth trimester where I will be regularly appearing to offer support, guidance and answer your questions.



escape rooms for you hull principles office family escape roomEscape Rooms For You have online escape rooms to do during lockdown. There are several adult rooms and one room for children/families to play – Principal’s Office. Mumbler tried the family room and loved it! You are in detention in the headmasters office and have 1 hour to get out! There are puzzles to find and solve to unlock chests and finally unlock the room to escape. We got out, will you?! Ideal for children age 8-13, younger children can do it with more help from parents.

You have a host to explain how to use the room and play, to make sure you can get in ok and can use the controls, they stay with you during the game in case you need any hints or clues. The room is £60 to play but can be played by up to 6 families/screens together making it an ideal event to do for a special occasion such as a child’s birthday party.

Find out more on their website here (adult room info on there currently, info and booking for family room Principal’s Office can be found here), or follow them on facebook here.

Get 25% OFF with Mumbler!! Simply enter the discount code Mumbler at check out to get 25% off and book to play for £45.

Continuing a Virtual ZOOM timetable during Lockdown 3

Personal Trainer for over 5 years, specialising in Pilates, Exercise Therapy and British Weightlifting along with catering for every fitness need or goal including ante natal and post natal.

I am based near Harome, North Yorkshire where you will find my Strength and Stretch Shed. I am passionate about keeping the body strong and stretched, no matter what your age or ability there are progressions, modifications and adaptations so everyone can take part.

Since March 2020 and the Coronavirus pandemic like many other trainers I turned to teaching fitness classes online via ZOOM and I am pleased to say that these will continue, alongside my 1:1 and small group training sessions in person.

For more information or to discuss any of the above, please contact me via Facebook, send me a message or contact me on 07771 359424.

07771 359424


Membership is priced at £10.00 per month with 2 classes per week plus an extra special workshop once a month.

Can’t make the live classes on Zoom? Don’t worry, they will all be stored on the exclusive member site on the website so you can play them as and when you like.

Not only that but there is a FREE 7 day trial too!

The first class is on Monday 25th January!!! Doors open on Friday to the membership, ready for the first class on Monday. There will be an extra little surprise waiting to greet you in the membership too.

07709 117341


Hypnobirthing ‘Zoom’ Ante Natal Sessions

Hypnobirthing is changing many women’s birth experiences for the better and is more needed than ever in these Covid times. Give yourself and your Partner some time away from day to day life and let me share with you powerful self-hypnosis, pain relief and grounding techniques to enable you to have the best possible birth experience. Techniques that you can take forward and use in all areas of your life far beyond your baby’s special day.

Here are just a few of my recent testimonials from new parents in their own words;

‘So grateful for your work and how much it helped me Helen. I look back on the day he arrived as the most amazing experience ever!’

‘I’m absolutely certain that my easy labour and birth is all down to the hypnobirthing, I haven’t stopped singing yours and hypnobirthing praises since’

Now using Zoom & similar so you can enjoy the benefits from your own home.  Tailored programme to suit you.  Flexible dates/times to suit you.

Contact me, Helen Priestley now for more information and your free e-book with lots and lots of my previous clients’ Hypnobirthing experiences.

01653 699667 or 07866 819556

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Live Story Time

Online Story times for toddlersJoin 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

Magical Quests North are offering online parties or one to ones for birthday children via Zoom.  Your little ones’ favourite character can provide a birthday experience beamed into their own home and shared with some of their friends too!  Get in touch at for further details of costings etc.

We are also sharing bedtime stories and character stories watchable on our Facebook page,  and requests are welcome!


Book now at

Keep following for updates. All classes are subject to change. All sessions are £5

Bookings ideally should be made at least 12 hours in advance to allow for PAR-Q forms to be completed and for online videolink to be sent. Bookings close 1 hour before class.

01751 630273 or 07712 528204

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Pongo’s Party

February 10 – March 28

Theatres may be closed but you can still enjoy our show, because you are invited to Marty MacDonald’s Farm for…


The children’s show now streaming online, featuring the voice of children’s TV favourite Justin Fletcher as Pongo the Pig!

Watch the show from home and enjoy it as many times as you like in 28 days!

Today is the day that Pongo the Pig has been waiting for – that’s right, it’s his birthday!

He’s been dropping hints to his friends all year, so is looking forward to a fantastic party… but the trouble is, nobody seems to remember!

Molly-Moo the Cow is making a mess baking, Sheena the Sheep is rehearsing with her band, and Marty MacDonald is in the middle of decorating – whatever can they be up to?

And as if that wasn’t bad enough, it looks as though someone is taking Pongo’s birthday presents – whoever can it be?

Dress in your best party clothes and help make Pongo’s Party a day to remember, by joining in a show full of fun, songs and laughter!

With a colourful farmyard and host of loveable puppet characters, Pongo’s Party is a family show that lasts for 55 minutes and is particularly suitable for 2 – 7 year olds – from the team who brought you the hit show Santa’s

Ticket Link:  Get your tickets here

Children’s Speech and Language Therapy in Scarborough, Filey, Whitby and Ryedale.

We are Helen Harron and Kate Hemingway, two Independent Speech and Language Therapists based in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, working with children who have speech, language and communication disorders aged 0-18 years.

Our goal is to provide a high quality, local, accessible speech and language therapy service, for parents who may have concerns regarding their child’s speech and language.

What our speech and language therapy service offers you:

  • Detailed speech and language therapy assessment with appropriate recommendations.
  • High quality service based on the latest clinical evidence and approaches
  • Skilled and friendly, experienced therapists.
  • Direct speech and language therapy with your child at home, or in our clinic setting.
  • Evidence based tailor-made therapy programs, including relevant resources.
  • Parent coaching, in order to support the use of communication enhancing strategies, within everyday routine.
  • Flexibility with appointments and visits to meet your needs.
  • No waiting lists.

To receive a FREE 30 minute telephone consultation, please contact: 

Helen Harron- email: Tel no: 07862 178850

Kate Hemingway- email: Tel no: 07562 755011


All of our yoga and pilates practices are available via live streaming through zoom at the same scheduled times, so just sign up on the app or website as you usually would and you’ll receive an email before each practice with a link to the practice.

Practices include ante-natal, teen yoga, yoga for all abilities, children’s yoga, chair yoga, pilates, lunchtime yoga etc – take a peak at the timetable below.

11 Smiddy Hill, Pickering, YO18 7AN

07490 535001

Lessons for pre-school, reception and key stage 1 children


Family favourite theatre company Wrongsemble return this Christmas with HUMBUG: a COVID-safe family show that promises to delight and unite all ages. This innovative digital production will allow families to enjoy seven filmed episodes of this exciting story throughout December, accompanied by an interactive HUMBUG ‘Fact File’ filled with 13 artefacts sent directly to their homes.

HUMBUG takes place deep beneath the city, where a secret world full of wonder awaits; a place where wizards bake endless gingerbread, goblins bottle festive cheer, and there’s a whole department devoted to detangling fairy-lights! This is the Ministry of Make Believe…

But recently, strange things have been happening at the Ministry. From nose-less snowmen, to exploding baubles, and a forest of bald Christmas trees – things are not quite right… It’s almost like someone (or something) is trying to sabotage Christmas! Together with Secret Agent Dash, audiences will help to solve the mystery and save the day!

Starring a stellar cast of northern actors, and supported by cultural partners across Leeds including Leeds Libraries, Child Friendly Leeds, Leeds City College, Slung Low, 100% Digital Leeds, and Red Ladder Theatre Company, HUMBUG promises to transport the joy of Wrongsemble’s annual Christmas production into the safety of hundreds of audiences’ homes. Audiences will be able to enjoy HUMBUG throughout December, and re-watch as many times as they like – sharing the experience with those they may be unable to meet in person.

Dates: LIVE until 31st January 2021  Running time: 7 short films

Ticket prices: £10 for the whole family + a Fact File



Family Friendly Concert Series

Join us for our family and children friendly Concert Series.
Monthly concerts will provide the opportunity to find out about different music genres and musical instruments.

31st Jan, 28th Feb, 28th Mar, 25th Apr, 30th May, 27th June at 11am on ZOOM and if restrictions allow, in person at Byre, Wath Court, Hovingham, YO62 4NN

Call us on 01653 628725

Karen Ellis – Postnatal Rehabilitation Coach

Lockdown Timetable to support you – new mums. you are NOT alone.

This timetable is accessible to anyone for a one off payment of £19. All of these sessions will be online and accessible via any device that supports zoom

Contact Karen on 07769 357334


Fun, interactive & multi-sensory French classes for children, combining songs, games, stories & let’s pretend. Classes are currently running online.

Online French – EYFS/KS1 (4-7yrs)
Mon or Tues 4.15-4.45pm
Wed or Thurs 4.30-5.00pm

Online French – KS2 (8-11yrs)
Mon or Tues 5.00-5.30pm
Wed 5.15 – 5.45pm

Online French – Home Education (5-10yrs)
Tues 10.00-10.30am

T: 07815 765989 (Helen Westerby)

Kirkham Henry Online Timetable

We are currently offering a full online timetable on zoom during the lockdown with limited places. There is still availability in all Pre-school dance classes inc ballet, tap and musical theatre for children aged 2-4yrs.

For details of how to join please call 01653 693310 / 07544381987 .

For information on all our other classes and for available places please do get in touch, we look forward to welcoming you all soon

Scarborough Museum Trust – Homeschooling Ideas

Looking for some home schooling inspiration? Our family learning resources might help 🤩
With everything from being a Science Superhero and making a Victorian paper doll, to bathing machines, fantastic fossils and creating your very own mini Rotunda museum, there’s plenty for curious minds and restless hands.
Visit the Learning area of their website.

The Magic Hatter’s Farmyard Fun

Digital show featuring Hillbilly Hatter plus special guests Cedric the Scarecrow and Brian the cheeky sheepdog, it’s guaranteed to bring some much-needed extra laughter to 2021. Over 45 minutes of animal antics and magical mayhem down on The Funny Farm!


Visit the Magic Hatter Facebook page for more details

Thunk-It Youth Theatre with Pocklington Arts Centre!

Thunk-It Youth Theatre with Pocklington Arts Centre – Weekly drama sessions for ages 6-11 taking place 10-11am every Sunday during term time (on zoom) – starting on February 28th 2021.

Fee £30.00 (for 5 x 1hour sessions). For more information and to book your place, call Becky on 07942 302052