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Where to see baby animals in and around Ryedale

It’s the time of year when lots of animals are having their babies. I am excited to tell you that my Ryeland sheep have had 9 lambs (5 boys and 4 girls). All have to be named beginning with the letter Z so we have Zulu, Zog, Zap, Zara, Zoe so far with four names…

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Ryedale Dog Field

Ryedale Dog Field Enjoy the Freedom without the Worry Ryedale Dog Field opens on Saturday 23rd March and offers a unique facility for dog owners in our immediate area.  Sometimes known as “Freedom Fields” this type of provision will revolutionise traditional dog walking.  Located 2 miles west of Malton in the small village of Broughton…

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Spring into action at Dalby

New horizons in Low Dalby We’re delighted that Hidden Horizons now have an Explorer Hub in Low Dalby courtyard. It’s their new base for stargazing, bushcraft, tree climbing, birthday parties, forest school trips and the new Dalby Adventurers Kids Holiday Club running in April. Next time you’re at Dalby, why not drop by to find…

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WIN a Family Ticket To SPRINGTIME LIVE 2019!!

Farming Fun For Families at Springtime Live Advertising Feature for Springtime Live  Tickets are now sale for annual family farming event, Springtime Live, which will be held at the Great Yorkshire Showground on Saturday April 13 2019. From mini tractor rides to live entertainment, once inside all activities and workshops are FREE. This fun family…

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Mother’s Day 2019

Mother’s Day is on Sunday 31st March 2019 and lots of our local restaurants and attractions are putting on special events. Places to visit and places to eat…. Castle Howard Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea 30th & 31st March. Visit their website here to book Lambing Time at Sledmere House: A special opportunity to meet newborn…

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Concussion in Children

Concussion in children is a serious issue – especially when they are playing sport. Halifax-based Concussion Therapist John Gonzalez shares a guest blog about why it’s important to know the signs and how to treat it.  A lot of people still believe only adults get concussion – that somehow, children’s brains are different and if…

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Fostering North Yorkshire Mockingbird Family Model Programme

Welcome to Mockingbird Fostering North Yorkshire has joined the Fostering Network’s The Mockingbird Family Model Programme, along with 22 other fostering services around the country. Mockingbird was originally developed by The Mockingbird Society, which was formed in 2004 by a group of foster carers in America. The Mockingbird Family Model centres on a ‘constellation’, with…

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The Bump & Baby Expo 2019

Advertising Feature from Bump & Baby Expo Yorkshire’s biggest maternity and baby fair, the Bump & Baby Expo, is back at York Racecourse on Sunday 7thApril. Founded by mumpreneur Jackie from Babies By Jackie, this year she is joined by Kate from Avocado Events. “As a mum and newborn photographer, I felt that Yorkshire was…

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Enjoy British Science Week at Home

Have the children been celebrating British Science Week (8-17th March) at school? If you want to continue the fun this weekend at home, here at Mumbler we love a bit of messy play, so grab a lab coat – or an apron – and get the Mini Mumblers experimenting!  The below ideas also might come…

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Charlie Mortimer Fund

The Charlie Mortimer Fund are a registered charity based in Swinton. The charity was founded following the unexpected death of Charlie Mortimer in 2009. He was 5 days old. The charity provide bereavement support for siblings who have lost a brother or sister by means of a book and resource bag; ‘the little star’. They…

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How often will I see my children if we separate? What are the rules on “contact”?

Questions often asked by clients going through separation. The short answer is there are no “rules” in terms of defining a child arrangement contact pattern as every family is different and each case is judged on its own merits. Whether you are going to be the Resident parent (parent with who the children live for…

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Star Gazing with Hidden Horizons

After nights of clear skies with loads of stars on display, I drove Henry and I to Sutton Bank in fog feeling a little bit downbeat. The event was part of the Dark Skies Festival 2019. When we got there, we were met by the lovely Hidden Horizons team who had a “bad weather” plan….

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Ryedale Foodbank

For everyone who donates food items to Ryedale Foodbank; they are currently short on the following: ✅Large and medium tins of meat (cold cut ham, corned beef etc) ✅UHT milk ✅Tinned potatoes ✅Instant mash ✅Laundry products ✅Tinned sponge puddings ✅Tinned rice pudding Thank you for your support.

Madagascar The Musical

We have been looking forward to this since it was announced “Madagascar The Musical” was coming to York. It most certainly didn’t disappoint, we all loved it. The whole thing was brilliant! To pick out favourite bits is so hard as all the characters were awesome, with fun costumes, brilliant dancing and fab singing. Definitely…

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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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Freddie’s Fight

Local little boy, Freddie was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive cancer called Neuroblastoma. He has unfortunately been diagnosed as stage 4 high risk. This means Freddie has a 35% chance of survival. With the nature of his cancer over half of those children will relapse if they ever get to remission. If this ever…

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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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Activities for February Half Term that are FREE or Low Cost

Well, February Half Term has crept upon us and if you are still feeling the expense of Christmas we have pulled together some activities that are either free or low cost in and around Ryedale. The weather forecast is amazing, but I have included a mixture of indoor and outdoor activities as the weather can…

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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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Ryedale Special Families Shopping Scheme

Ryedale Special Families have a new scheme aiming to help people young and old with the simple task of shopping. It can be annoying that you could struggle with such a task so do get in touch if you need a helping hand. Call 01653 699000 Email becky@ryedalespecialfamilies.org.uk Website Facebook

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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