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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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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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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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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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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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Scarborough Survivors

Scarborough Survivors is a mental health charity run by people with lived experience of mental illness. Some of you will perhaps have visited the popular seaside town of Scarborough. It may seem a long way from you, but our simple message is relevant wherever you are in North Yorkshire – we need to talk about…

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Sheriff Alpaca Walking

On Saturday, Henry, Eliza and I had a unique experience walking an alpaca. Sheriff Alpacas are located on the Strensall to Sheriff Hutton road so handy for residents of Ryedale and York. It is a lovely setting, on an organic small holding, growing organic vegetables as well as some beautiful flowers and of course, home…

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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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Wetwheels comes full throttle into Yorkshire

Wetwheels Yorkshire (WWY) is the fifth boat to be launched by the hugely popular charity, the Wetwheels Foundation. The boat, currently under construction, is due to arrive into Whitby in May where she will enjoy a full season taking disabled and disadvantaged people out on the water. Originally conceived in 2011 the Wetwheels Foundation builds…

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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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Green Dog Walker Scheme launched in Ryedale

The issue of dog fouling is being tackled in a major new initiative being launched by Ryedale District Council in collaboration with all Ryedale’s Town and Parish Councils. The Town and Parish councils are being encouraged to join Ryedale District Council Don’t be a Waster – Reduce, Reuse, Respect campaign’s new dog fouling focus to…

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Classes in or near Ryedale

There are loads of classes in or near Ryedale. I have picked out a few with contact details (hopefully a good selection to give you an idea of what is available)…. Hope you enjoy whichever class you choose! Click on the title to be taken to the website. All classes are listed in the What’s…

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Go Ape

What a Saturday we spent at Dalby Forest trying out the Tree Top Adventure. It was our family – Henry (5 years) and Eliza (3 years) and my brother and sister in law with their 3 children (Annie 11 years, Ed 13 years and Kitty 15 years). It was a great day out for all…

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Book your kids events with A Ring-a-Ding Parties!

Party packages start from just £60!!! Princesses, Pirates, Superhero’s and much more! Our parties are simply magical with games, prizes, backdrops, chair covers, music systems, snow machines and even a red carpet provided for an extra special crowning ceremony! We do a little crafting/colouring and find he treasure on the map game half way through…

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The Bump & Baby Expo is back!

Yorkshire’s biggest maternity and baby fair, the Bump & Baby Expo, is back at York Racecourse on Sunday 8th April to raise money for Action Medical Research for Children (www.action.org.uk). There is over 13000 sq ft of exhibition space, featuring the most exciting and upcoming names in maternity and baby products including Mia & Dom,…

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10 Ideas for Days Out over the Easter Holidays within easy Drive of Ryedale

If you fancy a day out over the Easter Holiday we have listed our ‘Top Ten’ ideas which are within easy drive of Ryedale.  Hopefully, we will see signs of Spring during the Easter break but if the weather doesn’t play ball we have also included indoor activities.   1. Stockeld Park Easter Adventure So…

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STEAM Education in York

From rockets to roller coasters, popping candy to life saving cancer treatment, STEAM education is linked to every part of our daily lives. However, many young people, especially little girls, remain uninterested in these fields. As such these industries are and will continue to struggle in recruitment. Our future generation are missing out on vital…

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“Acklam Farm Stays” Lambing Experience

It’s that time of year again for lambing! Acklam Farm Stays is offering Lambing Experiences, places are limited so make sure you book in advance! Our pregnant mother sheep will be giving birth to their baby lambs, it’s a special time of year and an experience not to be missed! Our 1 hour sessions involve:…

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FREE or Low Cost Activities this Easter Holiday

Activities that are either free or low cost in and around Ryedale this Easter. Library Events Cops & Robbers at Helmsley Library Thursday 12th April from 2.00pm to 3.30pm Come and find out what life was like for a Victorian policeman, with stories from Ripon’s murky criminal past. But be warned, you may feel more…

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Egg Decorating

Whether you need to prepare an entry for the Egg Decorating competition, Easter Bonnet parade or you’re simply looking for ways to entertain the kids our tried and tested ideas may come in handy!!  Whilst anything crafty fills me with fear they are great fun to do with the kids and they can be as…

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Easter Egg-stravanganza Fun at Piglets Adventure Farm

From 24th March – 15th April, get ready for plenty of egg-stra Easter Fun at Piglets Adventure Farm near York. From the fun of the Easter Egg Hunt to shows and cute baby animals and lots of family fun, there’s so much to see and do. And for the best value, book in advance at…

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2018 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 Winter Zoo open daily during November to March). Easter Activities…

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Scampston in Spring-Time!

Who says gardens are just for grown-ups to enjoy? Scampston welcomes both young and old to explore everything that Scampston has to offer. It’s always the first sign of the warmer, sunnier months to come – Scampston will re-open on Friday 30th March and there will be lots to keep the whole family entertained over…

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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 7 lambs (2 boys and 5 girls). All have to be named beginning with the letter Y so we have Yogi, Yeti, Yoga, Yoyo and Yasmin so far with two…

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Enjoy British Science Week at Home

Have the children been celebrating British Science Week (9-18th 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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Spring Foward – a parents survival guide to deal with the clock change!

As we head towards the one event that strikes fear through the hearts of all parents, THE CLOCK CHANGE, Jo Butterworth local Sleep Nanny Consultant shares her advice on how to make it a smoother transition. Hi there I’m Jo, mum to two wonderful (and demanding) young children and a Certified Sleep Nanny Consultant with…

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Hello – we’d like to tell you about fostering teenagers.

Lots of our foster carers tell us they get so much out of fostering teenagers. Teenagers entering the care system have had a lot to deal with – many people think they are at fault if they are in care but that’s not how it is. Usually there are multiple reasons and they are there…

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Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day with the Family in and around Ryedale

Mother’s Day is this weekend and hopefully, the weather will resemble Spring more than recent days. I won’t lie. I dream of a day of leisure without interruption, but spending the day with my family trumps any time I would spend drinking wine and eating chocolate! There are loads of great ways to celebrate Mother’s…

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Jodie’s Story

Mother’s Day may bring cards and flowers, but for many it is over-shadowed by domestic abuse.   Independent Domestic Abuse Services, explain how we can help a friend or family member who is experiencing domestic abuse and how, with their support people can move on to lead safe and happy lives.   Jodie, a former…

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Mother’s Day Crafts

Mother’s Day this year is Sunday 11th March and much as we LOVE a beautiful bunch of flowers and a yummy box of choccies a little something created by our children is always a winning touch! We have put together some crafty ideas to make Mum and Grandma feel extra special this year…Hopefully there is…

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15 Things To Do Indoors On A Rainy Day

15 Things To Do Indoors On A Rainy Day With the Beast from the East really taking hold, once you’ve build some snowmen, Mumbler has some great ideas of fun indoor activity ideas to keep the little ones busy. 1. Make Shadow Puppets This website has STAR WARS shadow puppet ideas! But you can make…

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WIN a Family Ticket To SPRINGTIME LIVE 2018!!

  Newborn chicks will be just some of the animals flocking to Springtime Live when the annual event returns to the Great Yorkshire Showground on Easter Saturday. Tickets are now on sale for the family event which allows children to get close to farm animals from chicks to lambs, piglets to calves, goats and rare…

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THE JOY OF GIVING – LUXURY GIFT BOXES FOR EVERY OCCASION

Struggling to find a unique gift for someone special, don’t have the time to scour the shops, or maybe you need to send a gift abroad? Ginny & Joy curated gift boxes have been created with this in mind. Our unique gifting service allows you to give something truly fabulous you cannot wait to give….

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