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Tatwood Puppets Show “Microbodyssey”

I recently had the utter privilege of attending a ‘Tatwood Puppets’ show “Microbodyssey.” I’m all for educational shows that are tons of fun too, so I was looking forward to seeing what this show was all about. And now I can tell you. In one word. Incredible.   This 45 minute show was created by…

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Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre Returns – WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS

Following its inaugural season last year, when it played to almost 80,000 people, garnering critical and popular acclaim as well as various awards, Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre returns to York promising Revenge, Heroism, Magic and Mischief with this year’s line-up of plays · Hamlet · The Tempest · Twelfth Night · Henry V The season will…

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Goosewood Holiday Park Swimming Pool

Swimming is Eliza’s favourite activity so when I announced we were going to visit a pool, she jumped in the car! Goosewood is accessible and so handy – what is more the pool certainly did not disappoint!   There are two pools, a small pool which is 50cm deep and a larger pool which is…

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Sledmere Masterman

Sledmere Masterman, aka Walter was born on the 5th May 2019 at 4.42am. We popped along to meet him and he is a cracker! He is massively friendly and keen for a stroke. It is amazing for children to be able to get so close to a young foal. Cottage Farm Julie, Julie to her…

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Grief for your unborn child.

Karen Chapman Attentive Therapy Malton North Yorkshire.  www.attentivetherapymalton.com Kchap67@icloud.com   I am a qualified therapist with extensive experience of working with clients who have issues and/or problems particularly bereavement and grief. Having experienced my own journey of loss I believe that we all grieve differently, there are no right ways and no wrong ways to…

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Rainbows

Sarah Tonge is the leader of the longest running rainbow unit in the area (30+ years) in Norton! Sadly, they are in very near danger of having to close the unit if they cannot increase their numbers before Christmas. They have recently changed our meeting day to Tuesdays 4.45pm – 5.45pm to offer better provision,…

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Panther Fitness

SUMMER HOLIDAYS ARE ALMOST HERE ONLY 6 WEEKS AWAY!!!!! IT COMES AROUND QUICKLY…..WHAT TO DO WITH THE KIDS? One of the things on my mind (and the minds of many parents) is how to keep her active and engaged during the long break ahead. Solution FAMILY FITNESS CAMP. Finding time to exercise without our kids…

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The Big Forest Find

From birds and butterflies, to insects and plant life on the forest floor, help celebrate 100 years of forestry by discovering and recording wildlife in the forest. Your findings will help us protect and provide habitats, now and in the future. The Big Forest Find is England’s largest survey of forest wildlife. The animal and plant…

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LEAF Open Farm Sunday

LEAF Open Farm Sunday is the farming industry’s national open day. Visit a farm on Open Farm Sunday on 9th June and discover the world of farming. Find out about the story behind our food and how farming affects our everyday lives. It is a fantastic opportunity for everyone, young and old, to discover at…

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10 Ways to Celebrate Father’s Day with the Family

Father’s Day is just around the corner and I’m sure every dad is looking forward to their special day. Hopefully, by then the warmer weather will be back in full force too! There are loads of great ways to celebrate Father’s Day in and around the Coast with the kids and plenty of special deals…

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Ampleforth College Afternoon in the Valley

On Sunday 9th June 2019 1pm – 4pm, we will be opening our gates and welcoming visitors to experience the wide range of wonderful country pursuits and activities which are available to students at Ampleforth College.  Come and experience Ampleforth’s undeniably stunning setting in the Howardian Hills, an area of outstanding natural beauty, whilst learning…

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Helmsley Open Air Pool

Helmsley Open Air Pool re-opened yesterday, Saturday 25th May 2019 after an extensive re-furbishment. We acquired some substantial funding in late 2018 to start the work on saving the Pool tank. This task is almost complete so for 2019 we have a new pool tank. a new surround a new compound fence and some added…

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Easy-to-follow and inexpensive party and garden activity ideas using a tuff tray!

Susanne from Parties and Play Days shares some great easy to follow and inexpensive activity ideas for entertaining kids using the trusty tuff tray! I love this time of year when the family can get out into the garden more often. We use our tuff tray (also known as a tuff spot) inside the house…

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Northwood Trail, England’s Fairy Sanctuary

Something new and very exciting is stirring in the Yorkshire woods, as the 4th June 2019 sees the opening of a visitor attraction quite unlike any other. Nestled in a 100 acre wood at Buttercrambe, close to York, this woodland fairy sanctuary is the first of its kind in England, and it’s the latest inspiring…

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Starchild Nurseries, Malton

Starchild Nurseries are coming to Malton! With children being the future, at Starchild Nurseries we believe that they should be given everything they need to get the best start in life. This takes many forms, from excellent resources and amazing play areas, to a warm, friendly and safe environment that they’ll love visiting. At Starchild…

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Dinosaurs are on the loose at Stockeld Park – this May Half Term only!

**This is an advertorial blog for Stockeld Park It feels like the children have only just gone back to school after Easter doesn’t it!? And now we’re about to break up again for the May Half Term! Are you worried that you’ve already used up all your ideas for entertaining those little people? Don’t worry,…

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Weekly forest visits work wonders for mental health

The experts say that just 2 or 3 short visits to the forest a week can dramatically improve mental health. In response, Forestry England & television presenter Kate Humble are encouraging people to visit the nation’s forests during mental health week (13–19 May) to enjoy the natural health benefits they provide. Over half the population…

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Foster Care Fortnight

This is national Foster Care Fortnight – the Fostering Network’s annual campaign to raise the profile of fostering and to show how foster care transforms lives – and this year’s theme is Change a Future. Fostering North Yorkshire would like you to meet some of our foster carers and their families, to hear about the…

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Brooklyn Play Group

Learning Through Play, Fun All the Way Spaces available for September 2019! We accept all 2, 3+4 year funding including the extended 30 hour funding. Brooklyn Preschool Playgroup is open 9am-4pm, Monday to Friday for children age 2-4 years 11 months. We have a welcoming, caring atmosphere where children can develop and learn through play….

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The Balance Rooms

The Balance Rooms Yoga and Wellness Centre opened in Pickering on May 1, 2019! We offer a wide range of yoga classes in our beautiful ground floor yoga studio and holistic therapies in our three tranquil treatment rooms on the first floor. Chantelle Dawson is the owner and founder of The Balance Rooms. Originally from…

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May-Hem Circus at Piglets Adventure Farm

May-Hem Circus is back this May Half Term with unmissable fun for the entire family! Roll up, Roll up! From 25th May – 2nd June, prepared to be wowed by the amazing Fatt Matt! With death defying stunts, upside down juggling and amazing acrobatics, get ready for jaw dropping entertainment every day over half term!…

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Family Day at Ripon Races

Traditional Family Day on Sunday 19th May 2019 Our traditional Sunday raceday is one of four family days throughout the summer and we are rolling back the years to bring you the ultimate traditional family fun! We have lots of free fun for the Children including: National Festival Circus Punch & Judy from Professor Dan Slater…

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Are you a special one?

As a specialist foster carer with us you could receive over £34.5k per annum, based on a 52 week placement, for a child aged 11 – 15 years old – tax free! If you have the skills and resilience needed to deal with complex or challenging behaviours in children and young people, you could join our team…

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Staxtonbury

  Would you like to win tickets to the Staxtonbury Family Music Festival 2019? You can here! I have 2 pairs of Friday tickets and what is more is you pop across to the Scarborough & Whitby Mumbler website HERE you can win a pair of Saturday tickets. Staxtonbury an even longer weekend for anyone…

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Family Fun at the Races

Let me start with this one crucial piece of information – KIDS GO FREE!  So now I’ve got your attention I can tell you more about the family fun you can have at the races.   There are nine racecourses in Yorkshire and each one hosts at least one family day throughout the year.  The…

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Tom Parsons Trust

It’s every parent’s worst nightmare to lose a child – at any age. Sue Parsons, from Malton, North Yorkshire, shared her son Tom’s story with us. “Tom was a sporty, popular and fun-loving lad. He always loved sport: he loved rugby – he was captain of his year group team at Malton and Norton Rugby…

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Deer Shed Festival 10

26th-28th July 2019 Baldersby Park, Topcliffe, North Yorkshire A “live music/child friendly utopia”. That was the vision of husband and wife team Oliver Jones and Kate Webster when they set out some ten years ago to establish the inaugural edition of Deer Shed Festival. After visiting many cultural events with their kids and constantly feeling…

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Big Vits can help your family

You naturally want what’s best for your children and want them to thrive as they progress through their milestones and life. With conflicting advice regarding supplements and vitamins it is sometimes hard to know what is best. Bigvits are on hand to help! Supplements for Pregnant and New Mums The NHS recommend that a daily…

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Easter 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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Keep the children entertained at Stockeld Park this Easter holiday!

**This is an advertorial blog for Stockeld Park “I’m bored!” If you’re a parent or you help to look after children during the school holidays, chances are this is a phrase you are all too familiar with! At Stockeld Park, we know how to nip boredom in the bud! Keeping the children entertained in the…

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Dalby Activity Centre

*Featured Advert Predictably, Dalby Activity Centre is based in Dalby Forest, the perfect place to experience exciting new outdoor sports. Whilst there is lots to do for big kids including paintballing and airsoft (visit the website here), there is also lots for the smaller members of the family too. New for 2019, is Battle Royal,…

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Step into Spring with Scampston!

*Advertising Feature Who says gardens are just for grown-ups to enjoy? Scampston welcomes both young and old to explore everything that its beautiful garden and parkland have to offer. It’s always the first sign of the warmer, sunnier months to come – Scampston will re-open on Friday 5th April, when the spring bulbs are in…

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Wolds Way Lavender 2019

*Advertising Feature Bring the whole family for a day of fun and laughter to our family run attraction. We have added a whole new dimension to our lavender farm and there is lots to see and do for all ages. We are situated just off the A64 six miles East of Malton on the way…

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Go Ape Competition….

I am excited to announce that we have a competition to win a free family ticket (2 adults, 2 children) for Treetop  Challenge (formally known as Treetop Adventure). This family ticket can be used on other activities including: Treetop Adventure (formally Treetop Junior) Or Forest Segways. Read the Mumbler review HERE from when we attended last year…

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NEW EASTER EGG-STRAVAGANZA FUN AT PIGLETS ADVENTURE FARM

*Advertising Feature With new egg-citing activities, cute baby animals and lots of family fun, there’s plenty to see and do this Easter at Piglets Adventure Farm From 30th March – 28th April, little egg hunters can take part in the new Easter Egg Hunt. Bigger & better than ever before, collect eggs from hidden chicks…

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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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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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Little Sleep Stars: Successfully Springing Forward

Guest blog by Little Sleep Stars In a cruel twist of fate, on Sunday 31st March this year, we begin Mother’s Day with an hour less of sleep! Yes, the Spring clock-change is almost upon us. Here are my top tips to help you navigate this tricky sleep hurdle successfully. Moving bedtime Depending on the age…

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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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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