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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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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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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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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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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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Family Racing at Ripon this August

There are 3 family race days this August: Monday 6th August – Children’s Day Our annual Children’s Day is a fantastic way to introduce your children to the exciting world of horse racing at its best. Not only do we have thrilling racing, on our Children’s day we have lots of FREE activities to make…

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More than just a lavender farm!

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

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

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

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The Rugged Outdoors

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

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“LOCAVO: A New Malton Business”

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

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UNMISSABLE SUMMER FAMILY FUN AT PIGLETS ADVENTURE FARM

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

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July Fun at Flamingo Land

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

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Summer Reading Challenge 2018 – Mischief Makers

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

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Find out more about Bumpkins…

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

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Foster North Yorkshire’s out and about again

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

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

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

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Breaking the stigma around Mental Health

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

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5 Easy Homemade Ice Lolly Recipes

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

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Teacher Gifts

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

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Field to Fork: Part 2

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

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MATERNITY VOICES PARTNERSHIP

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

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Dalby Forest Explorer Day

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

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

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

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Action Medical Research

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

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‘Clearance’ Parent & Baby Mornings at John Lewis

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

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Bugs, Glorious Bugs!

Kids love digging up a few good bugs to play with – even if it makes the rest of us squeamish. And during National Insect Week (June 18-24), it’s the perfect time to celebrate our wriggly, buzzing, flying and crawling little friends. From crafts and activity sheets to getting your hands dirty with a magnifying…

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Driffield Show – The Show with something for everyone.

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

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Field to Fork, Part 1

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

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

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

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A tree to celebrate every baby born in York

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

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Coeliac disease in children-recognising the signs

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

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LEAF Open Farm Sunday on 10th June 2018

LEAF Open Farm Sunday is the farming industry’s national open day. Visit a farm on Open Farm Sunday on 10th 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 first hand…

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PERFORMING ARTS SUMMER SCHOOL TO PERFORM SMASH-HIT MUSICAL ALADDIN

The Pauline Quirke Academy of Performing Arts in Scarborough is gearing up for it’s biggest Performing Arts Summer School yet, as this year the organisation takes on the challenge of preparing Disney’s smash-hit West End Musical, Aladdin! PQA Summer Schools are 5 to 6 day performing arts experiences for children and young people. Young performers…

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Mumbler reviews ‘Brewtown Tours’ just in time for Father’s Day…

This is an advertorial blog from Brewtown Tours. Brewtown Tours offers beer lovers the chance to visit some of the best breweries in the county. Tours are all inclusive, with Mark from Brewtown doing the driving, taking you to breweries in either York or Leeds where you can meet the brewers, learn more about the…

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Pick Your Own

A lovely activity with the kids is Pick Your Own and what’s more, it encourages them to eat healthily too. It is also a great way to support local businesses. This week, we visited The Balloon Tree at Gate Helmsley and picked some beautiful strawberries. Even on a wet day, you can pick under cover…

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National Bookstart Week 4 – 10 June 2018

It’s National Bookstart Week this week (4th-10th June 2018) – the BookTrust’s annual celebration of the joys and benefits of sharing books, stories and rhymes from as early an age as possible. There are some lovely things going on in libraries across North Yorkshire with this one specifically in our area. Malton Library Storytime Wednesday…

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Wetwang Scarecrow Festival 2018

Wetwang Scarecrow Festival has always been something we have enjoyed from the car but this year we thought we would do it properly and we weren’t disappointed! We parked opposite the Wetwang Village Hall and popped in to buy a map for 50p and were soon to be given a Dwarf Competition form too! There…

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FAMILY FUN AT FLAMINGO LAND

FAMILY FUN AT COMBINED THEME PARK, ZOO AND HOLIDAY RESORT Flamingo Land Resort is situated between York and the East coast, and this combined theme park, zoo and holiday resort is an ideal destination for a fun-packed family holiday. All areas of the park are open daily between 24th March and 4th November 2018 (with…

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Buzzing Offers at Humble Bee Farm

This is an advertorial blog from Humble Bee Farm   We’re the place to be at Humble Bee Farm! Humble Bee is a working farm in the peaceful Yorkshire Wolds, close to Scarborough, with a variety of camping, glamping and cottages for you to stay in. You can stay with us and watch Farmer Percy…

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Does your little one have a teddy or other important snuggler?

  Eliza (3) has a teddy, affectionately known as Flat Ted. Shortly after he was chosen as “the one”, Marks and Spencer kindly discontinued it, so despite numerous attempts, I can’t acquire a spare! Flat Ted is much loved and goes everywhere. Flat Ted has helped through various situations, starting pre-school, nights away from parents,…

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10% off for Mumblers this Half Term at Costello’s!

Here at Costello’s, we are offering 10% off for all Mumblers throughout May half-term (28th May – 3rd June). Just quote ‘Mumbler’ at the till and choose from our award-winning pies, sensational sausage rolls, tasty cakes, brownies, flapjacks and more….all handmade by us right here in Malton! We are proud of being a family friendly…

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Half Term at Hornsea Freeport

If you’re looking for a fun day out over the May Half Term holiday why not head to Hornsea Freeport. There are 2 great children’s attractions there, along with the usual range of shops and discount outlets.   Discover Beach Cove, the fantastic play experience at Hornsea Freeport.  Swing, slide, zip, bounce, climb, dig and…

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Andy’s Gardening Blog….June

My introduction to gardening was a small patch of garden which my mother gave to me along with some lettuce and herb seeds which we brought from an old fashioned agricultural and garden shop in our town. This opened up a whole new experience for me as a small child and led to a lifelong…

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The Tales of Beatrix Potter at Castle Howard

Do you and your family love Beatrix Potter as much as we do? If so, Castle Howard is a must visit this May Half Term. We were lucky enough to have a sneak preview this evening and we loved it! This is a lovely outdoor theatre production based on The Tale of Pie and the…

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English Heritage North Yorkshire Attractions have lots to offer the families of Ryedale 2018

English Heritage North Yorkshire Attractions have lots to offer the families of Ryedale Helmsley Castle has experienced the turbulent times of medieval times, paid host to Tudors and ruined by the Roundheads. It is steeped in history and remains today a great place to visit, with plenty of room to run around playing kings and…

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Helmsley Open Air Pool

Helmsley Open Air Pool opens to the public on Saturday 26th May. Yorkshire’s only 25m heated open air pool. We are a charity providing affordable outdoor swimming and a ‘holiday atmosphere’ to our local community and many visitors. Nestling in the North York Moors National Park, our 25m open air pool is in the heart…

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May-Hem Circus at Piglets Adventure Farm

Roll up roll up! From 26th May – 3rd June, be amazed at Piglets crazy May-Hem Circus this May half term. With death defying stunts, upside down juggling and amazing acrobatics, all in the big top tent, it’s unmissable fun for the entire family. Get discounted tickets online at pigletsadventurefarm.com! Step right up as the…

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bakedin Sticky Toffee Cake Kit

The Little Cook Company kindly gave me a bakedin Sticky Toffee Cake Kit to try! Well, what can I say, it was awesome! The main event, the eating, it was delicious! The whole family; big, medium and small loved it with the perfect accompaniment, ice cream. On opening the box, it was all weighed out…

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Baby Sensory Review

Baby Sensory East York comes to Norton every Wednesday. Wednesdays – Dance Expression, Norton, Malton 1000 – 1100 6 to 13 months 1115 – 1215 Birth to 6 months Contact Jo Magson by emailing eastyork@babysensory.co.uk Alternatively, visit their website for more details and to book a trial. Check them out on Facebook This is not a class…

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10% Off parties at Energi for Mumblers when booked in May!

We’re so excited to have teamed up with Energi Trampoline Park to offer Mumblers an exclusive 10% off parties if you book in May for a party any time in 2018. KIDS WILL LITERALLY JUMP FOR JOY WHEN YOU BOOK A PARTY AT ENERGI! From the minute you arrive, your dedicated party host will welcome…

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Foster Care Fortnight

Hello again At Fostering North Yorkshire we’re getting ready to celebrate Foster Care Fortnight. Foster Care Fortnight is The Fostering Network’s annual campaign to raise the profile of fostering and to show how foster care transforms lives. This year it runs from 14 to 27 May and we’re very proud to be involved. Fostering North…

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Me & My Girl

Pickering Musical Society are in the last few weeks of rehearsal for their annual springtime musical. This year they will perform Me & My Girl. The show is based around the main character Bill Snibson. He is a Lambeth costermonger played by Matthew Russel and is revealed to be the new Earl of Hareford. The…

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Traditional Sunday Family Day at Ripon Races

Sunday 20th May – Traditional Sunday Family Day Our traditional Sunday raceday is the first of four family days throughout the summer and we are rolling back the years to bring you the ultimate traditional family fun! It’s a lovely day out for accomplished or new racegoers. We have lots of free fun for the…

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Sparkling Afternoon Tea

What’s so special about Friday 29th June? It’s National Cream Tea Day! (I had no idea either, had to google it…) In my opinion the only acceptable way to celebrate is with a glass of prosecco and a scone loaded with jam and cream! Join us at Yorkshire’s stunning new event marquee at York House,…

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April Benton

  April Benton is one of nine children in the world that suffers with a form of bilateral striatal necrosis, which affects her mobility and fine motor skills. April from Malton had a normal childhood like most her age until in 2013 when she was 18 months old, April contracted a virus which resulted in…

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Fun at Ryedale Folk Museum this half term!

Ryedale Folk Museum in Hutton le Hole is gearing up for a variety of activity days and events over the next few months.  If you’re looking for things to entertain the kids during the May half term holidays, or just in search of new things to do nearby on a well-earned day off, this competition…

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Reigning TDY Champion & mum-to-be, Lizzie Deignan answers Mumblers questions

Photo Davy Rietbergen/Cor Vos © 2017 In an EXCLUSIVE blog for Mumbler, during the TDY 2018, Lizzie Deignan, reigning Tour de Yorkshire Women’s Champion has agreed to answer your questions… We were inundated with questions from across the Mumbler Network so we picked 10 from TDY stage areas. What are your favourite local bike rides?…

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Fostering North Yorkshire would like you to meet – our new Enquiry Workers…

Fostering North Yorkshire would like you to meet – our new Enquiry Workers…   Here at FNY we want to make sure you get the warmest welcome and all the information you need as quickly as possible when you contact us. Step forward Miranda and Dianne, who between them will deal with all our initial…

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