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Dalby Forest Cycle Hub

We recently went to Dalby Forest for a great family day out. Dalby Forest Cycle Hub have some bikes great bikes and we used them for a family bike ride. They have cool trailers for toddlers too. Henry is 6 and Eliza is just 4. We had previously ridden around the Zog trail on her…

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Our Water Babies journey

As my little ones Water Babies journey nears its end with graduation looming, I am taking time to reflect and look back on what we have both achieved over the past four and a bit years since our lessons began. I say “our” lessons because they really have been “our” lessons, it has been a…

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George Clarke is looking for families, couples or singles to be a part of his Channel 4 programmes this year…

In search of Pre-1940’s properties and ‘Change of Use’ renovations for the new TV series. In ‘George Clarke’s Old House, New Home’, George can help you to make the most of your period property. Are you about to start (or have started) to renovate/re design your house or flat to suit your style of living?…

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Is your inner compass telling you a change of direction is the way forward?

You could do something incredible and foster for North Yorkshire – and change a child’s life forever Right now we need foster carers able to look after teenagers who need some support as they work through those difficult years – remember those? We’ll be there beside you all the way with all the training, support…

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Dark Skies Festival

The North York Moors and Yorkshire Dales are 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. 80%…

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Firm foundations for phonics – it all starts at home

Learning to read begins long before school. “Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.” — Emilie Buchwald. It’s true – encourage your child to love books and you’ll have given them the best possible start to their reading journey. During phonics lessons at school, children learn that letters represent sounds and they…

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Salt Revive – New Salt Therapy Centre Opens in Beverley

Salt Revive is a new salt therapy centre that has recently opened in Beverley. Owner and mum of two Claire got in touch to tell Mumbler all about it…… You will be forgiven if you have never heard of salt therapy before; although huge in Eastern Europe, it is slowly becoming more popular in the…

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What am I entitled to if I separate from my spouse?

There are very few hard and fast rules and the Courts have ultimate discretion to make whatever order is ‘fair’ on the particular facts of your case. The starting position is an equal division of assets, which can include property, savings, investments, businesses and pensions. Orders can also be made to provide income to a…

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Memberships / Family Schemes in or near Ryedale

There are some fantastic attractions in or near Ryedale where you can benefit of membership or becoming a “friend”. I have picked out a few below which may be of interest to you. Some offer discounted family tickets, others unlimited entry for a year. English Heritage – Helmsley Castle, Rievaulx Abbey, Pickering Castle, Byland Abbey,…

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Cedarbarn Dine in for 2…

Dine at Home Together for 🍴£15.00🍷 Have you seen our fantastic February offer? …. Homemade Cedarbarn Cafe Quality Ready Meals, 2 Main + 1 Pudding + 1 Bottle of Wine. (A selection available including Aberdeen Angus Cottage Pie, Chicken and Bacon Casserole, Treacle sponge, Lemon Tart, & home baked Apple Pie. 😋 That’s dinner tonight sorted then💕…

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Day out in Dalby Forest, including Zog…

Yesterday, we went to Dalby Forest for a family day out. I can report we had a wonderful time! On arrival, we decided we would do the Zog Trail first. This trail is in the same place as the Gruffalo and The Highway Rat before it. The Highway Rat has been completely removed, whereas the…

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Maternity Voices Partnership

A Maternity Voices Partnership (MVP) is a NHS working group: 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. The work of the National Maternity services Partnership network can be seen here http://nationalmaternityvoices.org.uk/ National Maternity Voices provide support…

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Discover more at Tropical World this winter

Tropical World at Roundhay Park is one of the most loved family attractions in Leeds and is the perfect day out during these colder months. You can escape the cold while also experiencing an unforgettable journey through Tropical World’s various exotic and interesting zones. Take a trek through the rainforest, desert, aquarium and waterfall areas…

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Meet Jackson – he’s 12 and here he tells his story…

‘Things weren’t good at home. I was sent to my room a lot, mum and my step dad were always shouting at me, telling me I was stupid and lazy and stuff. I got punched and hit quite often. My step dad hit me really hard once when I couldn’t do my homework and left…

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New year, new reasons to visit Dalby Forest

Hopefully you’ve enjoyed a lovely festive spell – we’d like to wish all our wonderful visitors a very happy new year! There’s plenty going on in the forest to help fend off any winter blues and lots to look forward to in 2019. Head to the website and get out those calendars, dig out your…

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Give your baby a lifetime gift with umbilical cord stem cell storage

Storing your newborn’s umbilical cord stem cells at birth is a great way to invest in their future and help protect their health for years to come. Here Smart Cells explains what umbilical cord stem cell storage is and why it is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to safeguard your child’s future. Cord blood stem cell therapy has huge…

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Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs, Malton & Norton Musical Theatre

What a wonderful pantomime! Malton and Norton Musical Theatre (M.N.M.T) latest pantomime Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs is great entertainment for all ages. We all thoroughly enjoyed it and had so many laughs. Everyone deserves a mention as it certainly is a great pantomime and well worth going to watch. As we talked about…

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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. 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 like to try….

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Forest Holidays

  A Forest Holiday is the ideal setting for your UK family break. Whatever you want or need, from travel cots to bicycle hire, from pre-booked activities to movies in your cabin, we’ve got it covered. All you have to do is gather your family and enjoy your break in the forest. It’s perfect for getting…

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HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO GET A DIVORCE?

A question which is asked frequently and one which depends to some extent on the complexity of the issues and more importantly the attitudes of the divorcing parties.   When the Christmas cheer does not continue into the New Year – the festive period and January can be a difficult time of year for families….

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Join Zog on his magical forest adventure at Dalby Forest!

Following the success of the Gruffalo, Stick Man and Highway Rat trails at Forestry Commission sites across England, Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s magical children’s picture book, Zog, will be the new activity trail for families to enjoy at Dalby Forest this winter. Launching on 11 January 2019, the trail will follow the premiere of…

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Boxing Day & New Year Walks

If you have over indulged over the Christmas period you are probably craving fresh air and the kids are likely to have excess energy to burn off!  It’s time to wrap up and get out of the house! We’ve compiled a list of Boxing Day and New Year walks in and around Ryedale – all…

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The dreaded question – “Is Santa Real?”

As parents, it is one of the questions that we dread. “Mummy is Santa Real?” This will happen one day. Whilst we all do our best ostrich impression and hope it won’t be soon, there will come a point in life. It will be heartbreaking as the magic of Christmas does fade a bit when…

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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. Week commencing 24 December 2018 – household collections will be up to 2 days late from the 25 December. Please note collection on the 24 December 2018 will remain the same. Week commencing 31 December 2018 – all…

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The Deep

We visited The Deep for the first time and it was brilliant! It is said to be one of the most spectacular aquariums and we are lucky to have it on our doorstep. The interactive nature of the exhibition was perfect for both kids (Eliza nearly 4 years and Henry 6 years) and they were…

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Panther Fitness

  PANTHER FITNESS STUDIO Unit 7, The Craftworkshops, Hutton le-Hole, York, North Yorkshire YO62 6UA Parking in Main Car Park please not on site. Telephone 01751 630273 or 07712 528204 enquiries@pantherfitness.co.uk Facebook

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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The Grand Old Dame of York

Henry and I went to see The Grand Old Dame of York on Friday night. Henry has written the review as i thought it would be helpful to hear exactly what a 6 year old thought…we had a lovely evening and it was nice to spend some time, just the two of us! The programme…

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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…. 🎄Saturday 15th December🎄 Nativity 3: Dude Wheres My Donkey? – 12.45-2.55 Channel 5 101 Dalmations – 2.55-5.05pm Channel 5 Miracle on 34th Street – 3.10-5.00 pm Channel 4 Star Wars Episode…

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Meet Holly

Christmas and New Year can be magical times…but for some young people – like Holly – its just that time of year when the evenings are getting darker and colder – so its not great to be hanging out on your own, whether in town or in the park or playground.   That’s what Holly…

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Christmas Family Traditions

We all have our own Christmas Traditions, whether they stem from your own childhood or are something new you have started since having kids. It can really add to the magic and excitement of Christmas. In our house, we decorate the tree together, advent calendars are important, together with some crafting and we enjoy decorating…

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Christmas Crafts!

Christmas should be about spending time together, you can have fun at home making the house look festive without breaking the bank….here are some ideas that we have either tried and tested or will be this Christmas. Salt dough decorations. Easy and lots of fun plus you get something for your tree or to give…

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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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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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Pickering Pantomime is underway

The Lund Family, went to watch Hansel and Gretel on behalf of Ryedale Mumbler. Read their thoughts here – it sounds like they had a great time! This was my first visit to the Kirk Theatre in Pickering and what an absolute gem I found it to be!  The seats are very comfy and it…

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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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