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RYEDALE FREE FRIDGE

A new community-led initiative, which has been supported by Coast and Vale Community Action’s Totally Socially project, is being launched to tackle the issue of waste food in Malton and Norton. The Ryedale Free Fridge is being developed to enable residents and businesses to share surplus food.  Anyone who wants to will be able to…

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Christmas TV!

Here’s a handy guide split out by day, time and channel – set the Sky Plus, it could buy you a lot of time…. We will update these weekly so keep checking back for the weekly festive films. Saturday 8th December Santa Claus: The Movie – 10.40am: ITV3 Wallace & Gromit: A close shave – 12.40pm:…

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Our visit to Tong Garden Centre

This year, we decided to visit Tong Garden Centre to see Father Christmas. It is situated to the west of Leeds so is perfect for meeting friends from West Yorkshire. Easy to get to and approx an hour from Malton. As you can expect, Henry and Eliza were excited! We got there early as we…

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Local Handmade Gifts

Here are a few lovely local handmade gifts available in our area. Mostly, they have facebook pages and are easily contactable. Happy to add more…. Handmade with love for Hattie and Jack Handmade material notice boards. Stay at home parent trying to keep the kids in clothes 😂 Small are 30cm x 40cm £12 Large…

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Mumbler Tried and Tested Elf on the Shelf Ideas!

If like us, you started the Elf on the Shelf tradition last year, or are thinking of starting this year, this blog might come in useful! *Warning* If you decide to start Elf on the Shelf this year once you have started there is no going back – you have 23 more days to complete! …

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Alice in Wonderland at Stephen Joseph Theatre

Thursday 6th to Sunday 30th December 2018 A brand new adaptation of Alice in Wonderland with a local setting and a big sprinkle of Christmas will burst onto the stage at Scarborough’s Stephen Joseph Theatre this December. Adapted from Lewis Carroll’s classic novels Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Alice through the Looking-Glass, Nick Lane’s Alice…

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Christmas at The Mile Pocklington

The Mile Pocklington is a family owned and run business, located just a few minutes from Pocklington town centre – on The Mile (a road which heads towards Millington) – it is perfect for families, ramblers, cyclists, shoppers and dog walkers. I popped in recently with my little one to find out what they have…

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Buying your REAL Christmas Tree in Ryedale

There are some great places in and around Ryedale where you can buy your Christmas tree, some where you can make it into more of a family outing rather than just a shopping trip. In our house, there is something exciting about going to get the tree. It means Christmas really is coming and the…

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Helping Others at Christmas

Christmas is a truly ‘magical’ time for children but as my two have got older I have been keen to remind them that the festive period it as much a time for giving as it is receiving, encouraging them to think of others that maybe not as fortunate. After various discussions with friends one has come…

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12 Days of Christmas

A trip to Castle Howard at Christmas has been a favourite of ours for some time. Tonight, we went for a sneak preview before it opens tomorrow.   The 2018 theme is the 12 Days of Christmas and you will not be disappointed. It never ceases to amaze how Castle Howard come up with such…

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The Aviva Community Fund is open for voting!

The Aviva Community Fund gives you the chance to vote for a local project or charity close to your heart and help them realise their dreams. Whether you have submitted a project yourself or want to help community projects receive funding, now is your chance to make a difference to a cause you care about….

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WIN a year of family fun at York Museums Trust!

WIN a year of family fun at York Museums Trust! We’re giving one lucky mumbler the chance to win a pair of YMT Cards and embark on an unforgettable year of family-friendly fun and inspiration with York Museums Trust. See below on how to enter. We’re also giving you a top-tip for Christmas, as YMT…

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The Miscarriage Association is there to help

We (my husband Andy and I) have been blessed with three wonderful boys: Charlie 9yrs, Freddie 7yrs and Samuel 20mths. However, a Facebook pictures tell a thousand lies and my picture perfect family was once a distant dream and certainly something at one point we never thought we would have at all. Prior to having…

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Local star Ryan Swain to switch on Christmas lights in Norton

This Sunday crowds will gather in Norton for the annual Santa Fun Run and Christmas Light Switch on, in support of Ryedale Special Families which will be hosted by local star Ryan Swain and his colleagues from Minster FM. Ryan will be providing an afternoon of all round, family entertainment in his hometown of Norton. The event…

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The Salvation Army Christmas Present Appeal 2018

The Salvation Army needs your help to make Christmas special for children and families who have little or nothing under the tree on Christmas morning. Our Appeal commences: MONDAY 12TH NOVEMBER 2018 All new, unwrapped gifts and toys are welcome and will distributed in your community in time for Christmas. Please pass your gift to:…

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A Free Family Friendly Event to Spark Young Imaginations…

Advertising Feature from YorNight Take a journey of discovery at YorNight 2018 Find out what life was like in the Ice Age, learn about marvellous microbes or venture into the Sundome at York Researchers’ Night (YorNight) on Saturday 17 November… Explore the wonders of space inside an inflatable planetarium or drive a remote controlled car…

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Opening doors and changing lives…

If you have been thinking of a new challenge, then putting your skills and experience to work on our No Wrong Door Service could be just a phone call away…  Find out if you have what it takes to be a No Wrong Door Hub Community Family… Could you build a supportive relationship with a…

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Halloween & Bonfire Night Safety Tips from North Yorkshire Fire Service

Mumbler has been given who has given us some invaluable advice to keep our families safe at Halloween & Bonfire Night. To download the full Safety PDF (aimed at KS1 & KS2) please click here Halloween Clothing – while it’s great for children to dress up most Halloween costumes are highly flammable (sadly Claudia Winkleman’s…

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8 Not So Spooky Family Days Out Ideas for Halloween in and around Ryedale

If you’re looking to shake off the cobwebs and enjoy all things ‘Spooky’, we have ideas for days out to enjoy as a family this Halloween. Yorkshire Arboretum Saturday, October 27 to Sunday, November 4, 2018 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM  Alien Bugs & Autumn Activity Trails Learn how to protect nature from pesky pests…

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Celebrate The Festive Season With The Garden Rooms At Tennants

The Garden Rooms at Tennants is the stunning events venue which forms part of Tennants Auctioneers, Europe’s largest family owned sale rooms in Leyburn, in the heart of Wensleydale. The Garden Rooms is the perfect venue to celebrate the Festive Season.  With a programme of events, workshops and activities, there is something for everyone to…

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Helping your Baby When the Clocks Go Back

Becky Palmer runs Happy Sleepy Baby, here’s a few tips for helping your baby (and you) get some tips when the clocks change this weekend. “Spring Forward, Fall Back” is a saying that my grandmother would say to me when I was young so that I would remember which way the clock goes in which season…

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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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