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The “Mumblings” are a collection of our own blogs, guest entries, interesting articles and anything else that we like the look of!

If you would like to write a guest blog on any parenting or local issue then we would love to hear from you. Please submit it to us via the ‘contact us’ page.

Could you help a young person like Beth? Fostering North Yorkshire explain how…

Could you help a young person like Beth? She’s just had a huge row with her mum – things haven’t been good for some time now. Since mum’s new boyfriend moved in, in fact. It all ended with doors slamming and lots of shouting, and Beth throwing some of her favourite things into a suitcase…

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The Pure Collection Clearance Event – Harrogate Pavilions – 4th July 2019

Want to get up to 75% off luxury cashmere and clothing? Pure Collection offers the finest quality cashmere that is effortlessly wearable, gorgeously soft and endlessly chic, no wonder it is the perfect choice for timeless, stunning style. They are holding an exclusive Clearance Event in the Calder room at the Pavilions of Harrogate on…

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Cause UK Presents Wildlife Talks with Steve Backshall & Chris Packham

Steve Backshall – Voyages to Undiscovered Places: 19th October 2019, 3pm Adventurer, presenter, explorer, wildlife enthusiast and all-round daredevil, Steve Backshall, stars at the Royal Hall, Harrogate. Inspired by Steve’s current TV series, ‘Expedition’, his talk encompasses astonishing tales from a year of adventure; taking light into forgotten caves, making first ascents of Arctic peaks, and first…

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Carpet, Wood floor & Tile Cleaning in Harrogate: The Mumbler Review

As anyone with kids knows, the floors in your home take an absolute battering! Throw in a dog, a muddy garden (with 5 chickens) and building work and you can imagine what a state Harrogate Mumbler gets into… A friend of mine’s husband recently brought the Zero Dry Time cleaning franchise to Harrogate so they…

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Father’s Day Gift experiences in Harrogate and surrounding areas

With Father’s Day fast approaching, ( Sunday 16th of June) we did the homework for you .. Here are our top 5  Gift experiences in Harrogate and surrounding areas,  he would most like to receive this June! So in no particular order, here goes… 1. Quad Biking at Ripley Castle Quad biking is the ultimate…

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The Great Knaresborough Bed Race – Race Timings & Road Closures

The Great Knaresborough Bed Race is a family friendly fun event for all to enjoy on Saturday 8th June 2019. With events starting at 11am (best dressed beds) at The Castle Grounds and lots going on for families in Conyngham Hall with food stalls, amusements and charity stalls from 12. 09:00 to 11:00 Beds arrive…

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Barnes Host Families & Harrogate Grammar School are looking for families to host Swiss students

We (Barnes Host Families) are proud to have introduced Harrogate Grammar School to a successful Swiss project which has already been running for four years in other high performing schools in England. The Swiss-French students are selected to study in Year 12 in England based on their academic achievements. The programme forms the middle year…

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Open Farm Sunday – 3 local Harrogate Farms you can visit for free!

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. A fantastic chance for old and young to discover real farming at first hand and see for themselves how their food (and much more besides) is produced. It…

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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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WIN a Family Ticket to Classic Ibiza at Harewood House on 20th July 2019

Classic Ibiza at Harewood House: A symphony for your senses. Classic Ibiza, with premium Spanish beer brand San Miguel, is returning to Yorkshire on 20 July. The concert sees the Urban Soul Orchestra (USO), DJ Goldierocks and critically acclaimed live vocalists perform dance music’s most iconic tracks in the delightful grounds of Harewood House. Here’s…

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