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Free or Low Cost Activities and Events in and around Ryedale 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, FREE or low cost activities and events in and around Ryedale. 1. Activities and Events Thursday 25th October Stamford Bridge Story Time FREE. Halloween Pumpkin Time! Join us with the pumpkins of Pumpkin Patch for funny, spooky…

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Fear? Phobia?…..Delete & Start Again

Have you ever had an unhelpful thought that just continues on a loop or a seemingly over reaction to an ordinary situation? Many of us at times get a little stuck with ourselves and our thinking. Sometimes our thoughts seem to be on a loop that serves no purpose other than upsetting us or causing…

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Big Bear Bikes, Pickering

Bikes and the associated accessories are often a Christmas purchase. We popped along to Big Bear Bikes in Pickering to have a look. This was a great experience as they have a vast array of stock and very helpful staff. Here is a bit more about our experience… We started with trying helmets on both…

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Didi Rugby Review

Didi Rugby Review – Friday 5th October, Westow Cricket Club Minis Class Twelve toddlers, each armed with a mini rugby ball, running around Westow cricket Pavilion, sounds like the potential for mayhem! However, at this Didi rugby class, the energy and enthusiasm of the mixed group of children was channelled into fun and engaging exercises…

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Autumn in Dalby Forest

Dalby, the Great Yorkshire forest covers over 8,000 acres – perfect for fun, exploration, learning and adventure! There are walking and cycling trails for all abilities, exciting play areas, Go Ape, bike hire, learning walks, Highway Rat trail and an Enchanted Wood. To refuel, there are two cafes plus BBQ and picnic spots. At this…

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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 further afield. The Balloon Tree What better way of choosing your perfect pumpkin, than actually choosing it from the field it was grown in?! The award winning Balloon Tree Farmshop has a unique take on…

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What you need to know about critical illness cover

Sometimes, life throws a curve ball you don’t expect – so it’s important to be ready. While life insurance is there to help your loved ones if you’re no longer around to look after them, critical illness cover is there to support you, too. It’s a type of insurance that pays out a tax-free lump…

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Vanessa’s Mini Musicians

What a lovely morning we had at Vanessa’s Mini Musicians class. On Thursdays, this is held at Westow Cricket Club, a great venue. We all introduced ourselves, including the Mummies, Grannies and carers. I’ve never been to a class where I’ve been asked my name, always just Eliza’s mum so that was nice. The class…

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Fun Palaces at libraries across Ryedale

Fun Palaces is both an ongoing campaign for culture at the heart of every community, and an annual weekend of action – arts, science, craft, tech, digital, heritage and sports events and activities – run by and for local communities. Fun Palaces weekend is the first weekend of October every year. The next Fun Palaces…

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Wilbur and Flops

What a lovely class learning about phonics. This week it was P. The format is great, everyone is welcomed using the hello song which introduces the concept of syllables, as well as giving the children time to warm up (always important for Eliza!). We then sang a number of rhymes and songs which were focused…

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The Sugar Solution

Donna Peters tells us more in her guest blog. It’s not news that we should all eat less sugar than we do, but what is quite shocking is that our children are eating their body weight in sugar each year. British children are some of biggest consumers of sugar in Europe. A study by scientists…

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Illuminating Rievaulx 2018

Tonight we visited the first night of Illuminating Rievaulx. To see such an impressive structure lit up in the dark was a magical experience, it was truly magnificent. The colours were amazing with the back drop of a virtually clear sky. The weather was perfect, a clear night with an autumnal feel. The pinks, reds,…

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Hello – we’d like to tell you about fostering teenagers.

Lots of our foster carers tell us they get so much out of fostering teenagers. Teenagers entering the care system have had a lot to deal with – many people think they are at fault if they are in care but that’s not how it is. Usually there are multiple reasons and they are there…

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Piglets Pumpkin Festival 2018

FREE PUMPKIN FOR EVERY CHILD AT PIGLETS ADVENTURE FARM With Halloween family fun a-plenty and a FREE pumpkin for every child, there’s so much to do at Pumpkin Festival this October! Taking place from 10am – 5:30pm every weekend in October and every day from 27th October to 4th November at Piglets Adventure Farm, what…

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Back to school doesn’t have to mean back to bugs!

Both you and the kids might be dreading the morning routines and maths homework, but you’re probably also concerned about the onslaught of coughs, colds, sickness and stomach bugs this time of year brings. So, amongst the shiny un-scuffed shoes, just-that-little-bit-too-big school uniform and new pencil cases, have you thought about back to school vitamins?…

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Charity Fashion Show at The Garden Room, Tennants

Catch some of Yorkshire’s biggest fashion retailers on the catwalk this month at The Garden Rooms at Tennants, Leyburn. This Autumn The Garden Rooms at Tennants are celebrating the best of the region’s high street retailers. Fashion lovers can see new Autumn/Winter ladies and menswear collections for 2018 from retailers including Barkers of Northallerton, John…

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Little Green Rascals

Little Green Rascals – City Centre Site Opening 24th September 2018 – Registration Fees Waived! We’re delighted to announce that the latest Little Green Rascals Organic Nurseries site will be opening at 7 Minster Yard on the 24th September 2018. We’ve been on the lookout for some time to find a city centre location for…

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Ryedale Book Festival 2018

    Competition Closes 15th September Writing and Drawing Competition Tell Us a Dragon Dragons have long been an inspiring subject for writers and illustrators. Why not have a go at creating a dragon of your own and enter our competition? We have a selection of signed book prizes from famous dragon writers for the…

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Mumbler Reviews Deershed Family Festival

300 weekend adult early bird tickets for the tenth edition of North Yorkshire’s Deer Shed Festival will go on sale tomorrow (Thursday 6th September) at 10am. Deershed isn’t a cheap way to spend a weekend, so Harrogate Mumbler went along for the first time to see if it is worth it. What can I say? we…

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Help protect your children without spending a penny

Advertising Feature from Aviva Keeping your children safe and sound is probably the top priority of most parents. Even when they’re crying for seemingly no good reason – again – they’re the most treasured part of your life. And, as you know, your child’s first years are among the most important. From new-born to just…

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Making Tracks – North York Moors

Making Tracks is a lovely box set of 12 walks for children to enjoy with their parents. They are beautifully presented and recommended for children 5 – 12 years. Unable to leave Eliza at home, we took a punt and embarked on a couple with her in tow (she is 3.5 years). We did not…

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Thursday 13th September – Roald Dahl Day

Roald Dahl is a child hood favourite author of many throughout the world. He is fast becoming that of Henry (6 years) too. Given Thursday is Roald Dahl Day and Saturday was a wet day, we did some Roald Dahl crafts and activities….plus found a few more we didn’t have time for, so thought we…

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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, ordered by town. Hope you enjoy whichever class you choose!   Norton and Malton BABY SENSORY Wednesday 1000-1100 for babies aged 6 to 13 months – Dance Expression, Norton Wednesday 1115-1215 for babies…

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Heritage Open Days 2018

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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Introducing our new Foster North Yorkshire DVD

We’re very proud of our new DVD that we launched in Scarborough’s Brunswick Centre. It’s called Fostering Teenagers and it’s a brilliant account of all of the rewards our foster carers enjoy when they give a home to young person that needs one.   We are thrilled when we saw that the story of our…

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Family Day at York Races

The Press Family Raceday is fun for all the family, with seven thoroughbred races, and a Charles Owen Pony race at the beginning of the card, as well as our ‘interactive racing zone’ which includes fun and games for our youngest racegoers. Elsewhere look out for bouncy castles and slides, face painting, pony rides and…

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Mumbler Review: Studfold Adventure Nature Trail

Our neighbours, Ripon & Nidderdale popped along to review Studland Adventure Nature Trail, it looks a great day out… Nestled in the surrounding hills, Studfold Farm offers visitors all they could possibly want for a fun day out with the kids. You can also extend your stay with their camping and glamping options, all set…

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Family Racing at Ripon this August

    Monday 27th August – Bank Holiday Not only do we have our final family fun day of the season, on our Bank Holiday showdown on Monday 28th August we look forward to our only listed race of the season, the EBF Ripon Champion Two-Year Old Trophy. It’s a perfect day out for all…

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SIX reasons to visit The Mile – Farm Shop in Pocklington

The Mile – Farm Shop and Smile Café is a family owned and run business in Pocklington, specialising in showcasing top-quality produce from local Yorkshire suppliers and delivering a top-quality service. Located just a few minutes from Pocklington town centre – on The Mile (a road which heads towards the East Coast) – it is…

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Top tips for a fun and hassle-free family day out in York

Advertising Feature from York Park & Ride Lucy Oates, a freelance journalist and mum based in East Yorkshire, shares her top tips for a fun and hassle-free family day out in York: With its many museums, galleries, theatres, festivals and other attractions, York is a favourite day trip destination for my family and I and,…

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10 Days Out Ideas for the Summer Holidays

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

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A Great Yorkshire Day Out

If you are struggling to think of what to do on your next family day out, need somewhere that won’t break the bank, is child friendly and will have something every family member can enjoy, then a day out at the races is the perfect destination. With the modern comforts of technology we are all…

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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 Secret Garden

On Wednesday night, we had a family outing to the theatre. As a little girl, I loved “The Secret Garden” and when I saw it was coming to York, I was keen to go and take Henry (6 years) in particular. Given it was the summer holidays we decided, we would make it a family…

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York’s Pregnancy, Baby & Toddler Mini Market on 19th August

Advertising Feature from The Parent and Baby Show Put Sunday 19th August in your diary for York’s Pregnancy, Baby and Toddler Mini Market at St Sampson’s Church in the heart of York This event is a quirky, artisan pregnancy, baby and toddler market run by The Parent and Baby Show (PABS) which is currently taking Norfolk’s…

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More than just a lavender farm!

On Monday, we visited Wolds Way Lavender. I was looking for something where we could take Granny for lunch and enjoy some of the children’s fun as it was Henry’s birthday. It was the perfect location! The car park is not miles away so perfect for Granny Mumbler. We enjoyed a lovely lunch in the…

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

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

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The Rugged Outdoors

Welcome to the Rugged Outdoors where we pride ourselves on delivering a comprehensive range of exciting and quality activities to suit everyone’s needs. We are based between Helmsley and Harome at Rye House Farm on a beautiful piece of land. We run courses and activities that cover everything from Den Building to Fire Lighting and…

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“LOCAVO: A New Malton Business”

In a modern, fast paced world in which civilisation as we know it is rapidly changing, the vast majority of us can no longer find time to use all the fantastic, independent shops we have on our doorstep each and every week. Formed by Malton born and raised Nathan Chapman, 19, Locavo’s mission is to…

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UNMISSABLE SUMMER FAMILY FUN AT PIGLETS ADVENTURE FARM

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

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July Fun at Flamingo Land

There is always loads of fun to be had at Flamingo Land and of course the start of the summer holidays is no exception… Party in the Park returns on Saturday 28th July with S Club 3 as part of 90’s weekend. Party in the Park is part of general admission to the theme park for…

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Summer Reading Challenge 2018 – Mischief Makers

This year’s Summer Reading Challenge is Mischief Makers; celebrating the 80th anniversary of the much-loved comic, Beano. Your child can help Dennis, Gnasher and friends explore Beanotown to find the mysterious buried treasure – with tons of fun along the way! Children aged 4-11 years (or above and below) can join this year’s Summer Reading Challenge at Libraries across…

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Find out more about Bumpkins…

Set in the Beautiful Village of Buttercrambe 8 miles North East of York & a stone’s throw from the A64, in a converted barn you’ll find Bumpkins York. A haven of peace and calm where you can relax and enjoy your pregnancy throughout it’s various stages and beyond, once your bump has become baby. After…

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Foster North Yorkshire’s out and about again

It’s the summer, so we’ve been enjoying the good weather as we get out and about for our summer show season. The first show of the season – the North Yorkshire County Show –is now held on Camp Hill Estate. True to form, there was the odd shower, but nothing our trusty team of helpers…

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Dive into Yorkshire’s prehistoric past and come face-to-face with ancient creatures from the deep.

Ancient Seas of the Yorkshire Coast. A story through time from Whitby to Flamborough Head  The Rotunda Museum’s new exhibition launches on Saturday 21 July 2018 with a free public family fun day. Press visits can be arranged. How long ago did rhinoceros, hippopotamus and hyenas roam Yorkshire soil? What terrifying prehistoric creatures once lurked…

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Breaking the stigma around Mental Health

Libby Binks, 37, suffered from postnatal depression after her daughter was born. Despite sharing her struggles with health professionals, she didn’t receive any support for a long time. Here’s her story. “I struggled to cope from the day my little girl was born. I was used to managing a team of people at work and…

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5 Easy Homemade Ice Lolly Recipes

Looking for ways to cool the kids down during the current heatwave?  Homemade ice lollies provide the perfect solution, we have 5 easy ideas below. SUPER JUICE LOLLIES Ingredients: Cordial x 3 flavours Water Fruit Method: Place cut up chunks of orange or satsuma in a lolly mould (grated carrot is also yummy!). Mix the…

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Teacher Gifts

Seriously – how quick is this year going?  It’s nearly the end of the school year already!  Children and teachers across of the country rejoice, whilst, lets face it – us parents are slightly terrified about the thought of keeping these little ones entertained for the next six-to-eight weeks! So let’s hear it for those…

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Field to Fork: Part 2

Farm animals, especially “baby” ones are a must see for most families particularly in spring. It is lovely to see lambs playing in the fields and hatching chicks is a regular fixture in a lot of schools. Whatever your beliefs, and everyone is entitled to their own, animals play an important part of British Agriculture…

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MATERNITY VOICES PARTNERSHIP

A Maternity Voices Partnership (MVP) is a team of women and their families, commissioners and providers (midwives and doctors) working together to review and contribute to the development of local maternity care. We would like to invite you to be part of our local maternity voices partnership which focuses on how we plan and deliver…

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Dalby Forest Explorer Day

It’s our Explorer Day on Sunday 8 July, 10.30am – 4pm Visit us on Explorer Day If you’ve always wanted to visit Dalby or just want to find out more, don’t miss our Explorer Day on Sunday 8 July. It’s your chance to come and discover what’s happening in and around the forest. Local and…

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A day of farm-themed fun, big vehicles and chunky machinery at Burton Agnes Hall

Join us on Sunday 1st July for a day of farm themed family fun. See an impressive display of Burton Agnes Estate’s farm machinery, including 200 horsepower John Deere tractors, a 30ft cut Claas combine, a digger, sprayer, drill, plough and forklift, to name just a few! Take your child’s photo – or have your…

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Action Medical Research

Hello, We’re Action Medical Research. We’re the leading UK-wide charity funding vital research to help sick and disabled babies, children and young people. Around one in nine babies born in the UK needs some form of special care at birth as a result of a difficult birth, a life-threatening condition or because they were born…

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‘Clearance’ Parent & Baby Mornings at John Lewis

Join John Lewis York for two special Parent and Baby mornings that we will be hosting this week between 9.30 and 11am on Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd. This will give parents an opportunity to look at all the fantastic offers we will be hosting across our Clearance period. Join us across the Clearance period…

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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 18-24), it’s the perfect time to celebrate our wriggly, buzzing, flying and crawling little friends. From crafts and activity sheets to getting your hands dirty with a magnifying…

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Driffield Show – The Show with something for everyone.

The gates will be opening on Wednesday, 18th July for the spectacle that is the Driffield Show.  This year the Driffield Show will celebrate its 143rd  year, with its winning formula of  celebrating the traditional and embracing the future the Driffield Show has earned its place as a ‘ must do’ event on the calendars…

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Field to Fork, Part 1

As you drive round the countryside, you are looking at England’s larder as this is where food production starts. At this time of year, the crops are changing as they start to get ready and will soon be harvested, usually, weather permitting in mid to late July, August and into September. Something I feel very…

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How to keep your little ones cool when the temperature is soaring!

How to keep your little ones cool when the temperature is soaring! Staying cool this summer How long have we been waiting for this – the sun has got his hat on and he is FINALLY coming out to play! After months of complaining about this long cold winter it’s now time for the real moaning…

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A tree to celebrate every baby born in York

  If you have had a new baby born in 2018 or are expecting on this year or in 2019, CONGRATULATIONS AND GOOD WISHES. The Rotary in York are offering to provide, plant and maintain a tree on a site in York to commemorate your new arrival. How fantastic! There is NO COST to you, the…

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Coeliac disease in children-recognising the signs

A warm, sunny July morning. 6 week old baby in one arm, preparing my 4 year olds breakfast with the other (a bowl of Weetabix – adding the milk seconds before delivering it to the table so as “not too soggy, not too hard”…ffs) I remember the moment Peggy first showed symptoms of Coeliac Disease…

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