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Easter 2024 at Stump Cross Caverns

Join us for an immersive journey into the depths of Stump Cross Caverns, where adventure awaits at every turn. Our event offers a diverse range of activities designed to engage…

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Ashville College announces new era as a dedicated day school

Ashville College announces new era as a dedicated day school before its first Open Morning of the year.   There will be more of a buzz than usual around Ashville…

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Mumbler Reviews: Bloom Babies Class at Brood Cafe

Our Mumbler Champion Anna, took her 9 month old Elodie along to a Bloom Babies Class at Brood cafe earlier this week. At the bottom of one of my favourite…

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Easter 2024 at Harrogate Theatre

Little Stages at Harrogate Theatre have some brilliant productions on over the Easter holidays – something for all the family! For more information, and to book your tickets click here. Dear…

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Easter Wonderland at Mother Shipton’s

This Easter, EVERY BUNNY is invited to join us for an unforgettable Springtime adventure in our whimsical woodland WONDERLAND! Hop along to explore our Easter Bunny Tipi Trail where CRACKING…

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Can you, or someone that you know help save a Brownie unit from closure?

29th Harrogate Brownies desperately need your help! 29th Harrogate Brownies, who meet on Mondays, will loose their leader from July, and they desperately need volunteers to step forward to lead…

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February Half Term Packed Lunch Project

Good Afternoon, Sarah here from The Living Room Starbeck. We will be doing Packed lunch Project again this Half Term, This is a free packed lunch available to anyone that…

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Fostering North Yorkshire: Would you like to make a positive change to your life, and the lives of others?

When you foster with your local council, you really do help support local children and young people when they need it most! There are children and young people across North…

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Harrogate Indoor Funfair is back for February Half Term!

Harrogate Indoor Funfair returns to Yorkshire Event Centre from Saturday 10th February – Sunday 18th February. Suitable for children of all ages, each riding wristband grants unlimited access to every…

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Head down to Stockeld Park this Half Term for some February family fun!

Calling all mini explorers, little adventurers, soon-to-be scientists and their grown-ups! The Feb Fun Adventure is back this half-term at Stockeld Park! Get EXCLUSIVE 15% DISCOUNT using code: FEBMUM24 Open…

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FEBRUARY HALF TERM AT THE NATIONAL RAILWAY MUSEUM

The legendary Flying Scotsman’s return and extra Wonderlab activities guarantee a fun-filled day out, whatever the weather! BIG NEWS: FLYING SCOTSMAN IS BACK! The most famous locomotive in the world…

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Oxygen York – The NEW indoor free-jumping, Active Play, climbing & trampolining centre at Clifton Moor

BRAND NEW and coming to York this February is a brilliant Free-Jumping, climbing, soft play and tramplining Centre at Clifton Moor. Its name… Oxygen! This brand new park is opening…

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Harrogate Theatre Little Stages presents The Selfish Giant

Inspired by the touching children’s story ‘The Selfish Giant’ by Oscar Wilde, Bristol’s two leading family theatre experts are combining forces to explore an unusual friendship, and how even the…

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Yorkshire Glamping Festival ‘Glampfest’ and Why it’s One of the Best Family Events to Attend in 2024

A popular North Yorkshire family festival held in fields near Scotton is returning and set to almost double in number after a roaring success last season.  The glamping festival has…

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Bring your winter explorers to Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal this February

Bring your winter explorers to Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal this February half term. Enjoy the sights and sounds of winter whilst watching nature wake up from its slumber. Can…

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What’s on at Stump Cross Caverns: February Half Term 2024

Join us this February Half term throughout the Yorkshire Dales Dark Skies festival and learn all about why Astronauts trained for their space missions using caves! Get your guide to…

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OhMy! Cabaret Club Presents “Love and Seduction” Cabaret Show at Park Place Social Club Knaresborough

OhMy! Cabaret Club is excited to announce its upcoming cabaret show, “Love and Seduction,” taking place on February 10th at Park Place Social Club in Knaresborough. The show, hosted and…

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Harrogate’s Ashville Prep School and Acorns Early Years invitation to parents of children aged 2 – 11

Parents of young children ready for their first steps in their learning adventure are welcome to experience everything one of Yorkshire’s leading schools has to offer.   Harrogate’s Ashville Prep…

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Local Girls’ School Choir Earns Coveted Finalist Spot In Barnardo’s National Choral Competition

The Harrogate Ladies’ College Chapel Choir recently soared to the finals of the Barnardo’s National Choral Competition with their recorded performance of two contrasting pieces by John Rutter and Abba….

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Sarah Warne Photography: Family Photoshoots

As a mum of three young children myself, I know how important it is to capture those fleeting moments of childhood. Even more so now in the fast-paced world we…

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Fostering North Yorkshire: Afghan refugees’ love of cricket helps to inspire their new lives

Two years ago, Fahim and Ajjaz were playing cricket for hours every day in the dusty backstreets and mountains of Afghanistan, fashioning a bat out of a tree branch and…

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Escape the everyday with a visit to Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal

How do you use your senses to engage with nature around you? What will you see as you wander through Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal? Maybe you’ll catch a glimpse…

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Why do Year 11s choose to study at Ashville Sixth Form?

As a brand new year and fresh new Spring term gets underway, another new beginning edges closer for current Year 11s thinking about which Sixth Form they will be attending…

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Queen Ethelburga’s Collegiate Places 1st and 3rd in The North for A Level Results

 Queen Ethelburga’s Collegiate (QE) in York are celebrating after QE College placed 2nd in The Sunday Times Parent Power 2023 national school league tables for A Level performance and 17th…

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Harrogate Theatre: Little Stages is back for 2024

Little Stages is back in 2024 at Harrogate Theatre and they have some brilliant productions on – something for all the family! For more information, and to book your tickets…

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Mumbler Reviews: Dick Whittington at Harrogate Theatre

A Panto Delight: Dick Whittington at Harrogate Theatre  Mumbler Award Winning Harrogate Theatre Pantomime is back this year with Dick Whittington. Running until 14th January 2024, our Mumbler Champion Elfie…

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4 Ways to teach your kids to give back this Xmas season

Christmas is right around the corner, meaning our little (and big) ones are excited about what they might find under the Christmas tree this year. But with the cost-of-living crisis…

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Introducing: Snug Haven Homeware

Ready to give your home decor a refresh? Creating a stylish home has never been easier thanks to Snug Haven Homeware, the latest online destination for showstopping home furnishings and…

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Each day in Ashville’s Reception Class is a new adventure

The days are always fun in Reception Class at Ashville, but in the run-up to Christmas, even more so, with special occasions, treats and surprises galore! Here are five lovely…

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WIN a Family Ticket for Harrogate Bounce Indoor Inflatable Play Area

Harrogate Bounce Indoor Inflatable Play Area is back. Open Daily From 227th December – 7th January 9:30am – 5pm. 25,000sq feet of children’s indoor fun, a range of inflatables and…

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Nidderdale Llamas new for Christmas 2023: Christmas Cuddles

Christmas has arrived at Nidderdale Llamas – Christmas Cuddles starts on Saturday 9th December and runs until Christmas! Come join us this December on our brand new Christmas Cuddles Festive…

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Mumbler Reviews: H2K Botanicals OMG Magnesium Sensitive Magnesium Spray

Formulated to ease aches & pains, not to mention provide a better night’s sleep.  Great for post sport/gym workout, sleep aid, restless legs and so much more. Why use OMG…

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Coin It-In – The perfect Christmas Present!

The Coinit-in MoneyBoxTree is a unique and simple visual concept to teach children the joy of saving their money. A flat money box with a see through window that is…

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Harrogate Mumbler Awards 2023 Highlights Video

Were you at the 9th annual Harrogate Mumbler Awards in association with North Residential? Did you make it onto our highlights video?  A huge thank you to Rachel from Sakura…

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Fostering North Yorkshire: Foster couple host dinner early to keep joy of Christmas alive

A foster couple from North Yorkshire have spoken of the bond with one of the children they cared for spanning more than 20 years which has culminated in them spending…

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BELMONT GROSVENOR SCHOOL – IMPORTANT DIARY DATES FOR 2024

‘Ready for Reception 2024’ at Belmont Grosvenor School – Saturday 13th January 2024 Swarcliffe Hall, Birstwith, Harrogate Whole school Open Morning – Tuesday 30th January 2024   It’s just a…

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Harrogate Mumbler Awards 2023: Community Award winner and full list of ALL nominees

On Saturday we held our 9th Mumbler Awards.  Our first award of the evening was the Community Award sponsored by Your Harrogate.   The Mumbler Community Award was developed to honour…

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Enjoy a short break in York.. with or without the kids!

York is one of the best cities to enjoy during the winter – with the traditional Christmas Market as well as some of the best restaurants, attractions, history and general festive…

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Christmas at Fountains Abbey

Christmas is fast approaching and we’re starting to see the abbey sparkle! It’s time for Music and Lights. As twilight falls see the abbey aglow with all the colours of…

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Harrogate Ice Rink 2023: Exclusive Mumbler Discount Code!

The highly-anticipated Harrogate Ice Rink returns to Crescent Gardens for the second year in a row; running alongside the Harrogate Christmas Fayre from 1st December and remaining open until 7th…

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Online training for early years staff

Get low-cost, high-quality online training for all staff in one place with The National College Meet Ofsted expectations Our expert-led courses cover all your training needs in health and safety,…

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2023 Harrogate Mumbler Awards Winners Revealed!

What a night the 9th Harrogate Mumbler Awards was! Thank you to all guests, voters, suppliers & sponsors for helping make such a positive & supportive event. If you attended…

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Harrogate Mumbler Awards 2023 Photos!

You bloomin’ gorgeous lot! Here are a selection of the arrival photos from last night, however there are loads more and you can view them & download them on Sarah…

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Exclusive 2for1 discount code for Country Living Christmas Fair Harrogate

Discover the Magic of Christmas We can’t wait to welcome you back this Christmas from 30 November – 3 December 2023 at the Harrogate Convention Centre! Book your tickets now and step…

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Where to see Santa – Christmas 2023

Every year this seems to get earlier !  But it’s a busy time of year for the big man – so we’ve listed all the local places to see Santa…

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Slingbsy Sipping Club Winter Cocktail Masterclass

Are you a huge lover of cocktails and are looking to learn how to make something at home which will be perfect every time and will impress your friends and…

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Holiday programme to spread feast of festive fun for families

A North Yorkshire mother has spoken of how her teenage son’s life has been turned around thanks to a holiday programme that enables children and young people to socialise, learn…

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Fostering North Yorkshire: the first foster carers receive their £500 Golden Hello

The first foster carers to receive £500 golden hellos have spoken of their pride at joining the ranks of those offering support to children who are often the most in…

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Coppice Valley: Fostering Bravery by Building Confidence and Giving Praise

I am a first-time mum to a 13-month-old who has just taken her first steps, and beside from this making me clap with delight, this milestone got me thinking about…

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How does Magnesium help the body and why do we need it more than we thought?

Magnesium requirements can vary depending on age, sex, and individual health conditions. It is obtained through a balanced diet that includes magnesium-rich foods such as leafy green vegetables, whole grains,…

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Christmas at Stump Cross Caverns 2023

Festive Experiences at Stump Cross Caverns this Christmas Step into a world of festive wonder at Stump Cross Caverns this holiday season. From enchanting cave adventures and intimate encounters with…

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Mother Shipton’s Christmas Experience 2023

Step into a world of magic and wonder as you enter Mother Shipton’s magical Christmas experience. Get ready, for Santa is flying through the starry skies to meet you! 🎅🏽 Enjoy…

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UPCOMING EVENTS AT ASHVILLE COLLEGE

The festive run-up is tangible here at Ashville, but we never take our eye off the bauble (sorry, ball) when it comes to helping families with those all-important school choices…

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FIRST STEPS FREE BABY AND PARENT GROUP RETURNS

An exciting new group for parents and babies is returning to Harrogate later this month offering families the chance to meet up and enjoy free activities at a local school….

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Make your Christmas magical this year and meet Harrogate’s favourite Father Christmas!

Father Christmas and his elves are once again in Harrogate throughout December this year. Come along to the Elf Village, enjoy the show, and meet Father Christmas himself! Now in…

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November at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal

This November, bring the whole family for a day out to Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal. With the weather getting colder and the nights getting darker, November is the perfect…

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5 reasons to vaccinate your under-5s against flu

Flu season is just around the corner, and now is the time to get protected. If you are a parent of eligible pre-schoolers, make sure that you book your child…

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12 ways to stay active with your family this winter

Winter is drawing closer and motivation for fitness, when it’s cold and dark, is difficult to maintain. During this time, we tend to hunker down and keep warm. Human hibernation…

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Introducing Sing and Sign Harrogate

Your baby is born with a desire and an ability to connect and communicate. We know this when they gaze into your eyes, turn their head towards the sound of…

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FREE Packed Lunches from The Living Room Starbeck this October Half Term.

Once again we would like to stretch out a helping hand over the October half term week. We shall be offering FREE packed lunches to those that sign up using…

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Primary School Open Days 2023

For children starting reception September 2024!  For more details on how to apply please visit North Yorkshire County Council Website .  Applications open from 12 October 2023 and the closing…

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PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT comes to Harrogate!

PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT, at HARROGATE THEATRE. CHOOSE YOUR FRIENDS, PUT ON YOUR DANCING SHOES, PACK YOUR GLITTER, GRAB A COCKTAIL AND JOURNEY TO FABULOUS! HSAP present this new…

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Santa’s Ripley Castle Christmas Experience

Make the Most Magical Memories this Christmas at Ripley Castle with Rascals Entertainment. Saturday December 16th and Sunday December 17th 2023 Father Christmas is coming to Ripley Castle for the…

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Open Events at Ashville College

Autumn 2023 and beyond. Preparing for the next step in your child’s education? Ashville College is planning a range of events aimed at pupils joining the school for the next…

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Sporting Influence Foundation: Summer FEAST

What a summer we have had this year! Working with the DfE funding, supported by North Yorkshire Together we delivered three 3-day FEAST camp weeks. The camp orientated around being…

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North Yorkshire Council celebrates Children of Foster Carers month

Many potential foster carers wonder about the effect fostering will have on their own families, so as part of Children of Foster Carers Month, North Yorkshire Council is highlighting the…

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What is the Curiosity Approach?

Have you heard about the ‘Curiosity Approach’ to early childhood learning, and ever wondered what it means?  Hayley Thompson, Early Years Manager at Belmont Grosvenor School and her Deputy Sarah…

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Harrogate Maternity Voices Partnership: Bumps and Babes

Join Harrogate Maternity Voices Partnership for a community FREE event on Sunday 29th October 2023. The event is FREE, but if you can please book your space HERE.  Please note,…

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Coppice Valley Primary School: The Bright Side of Primary Teaching, A Headteacher’s Perspective

The issue of teacher retention has recently received a lot of press, with the latest DfE workforce survey finding almost 9% of teachers resigned from state schools last year. As…

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Scarborough Lights 15th Nov – 23rd Dec 2023

This winter, head to Scarborough and experience a brand-new festive event, Scarborough Lights. Scarborough Lights is the first event in The Scarborough Fair programme and will see the whole town…

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Mumbler Reviews: Enchantica’s Adult Yoga Magic

I’m sure all of our users are familiar with Enchantica’s magic – and now she’s done it again – this time for us adults! New for 2023 Suzie now runs…

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Mumbler Reviews: TinyBeats Buddy Beats class

A fun filled way to kick start that Friday feeling down at St Aelred’s Church with TinyBeats. TinyBeats is a magnificent, musical wonderland which takes you and your baby and/or…

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Fostering North Yorkshire: Powerful message shared by councils to recruit foster carers

A powerful new film has been released to recruit more foster carers in the biggest collaboration of its kind nationally to show that anyone can potentially care for a child…

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Pumpkin Picking near Harrogate

Our roundup of the BEST places to go Pumpkin Picking this year! Birchfield Farm Pumpkin Festival Opening 23rd Sept 2023 Pumpkin Festival Open 10am – 4pm Tuesday – Sunday 7…

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What’s on at Stump Cross Caverns this Autumn

Join us at Stump Cross Caverns this half term for some spooky going’s on! SEN Fossil dig Come and Enjoy a more relaxed Fossil experience with Cavewoman.  These sessions are…

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Ofsted Inspection Finds Outstanding Evidence at Oatlands Junior School

“Pupils love everything about this vibrant and welcoming school.” In April 2018, Ofsted reported that Oatlands Junior School was ‘Good’. Following a Section 8 inspection* in July 2023, Ofsted has…

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WIN tickets to Family Events at this year’s Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival

At the forefront of the literary scene thanks to its stellar line-up of literary names in relaxed and intimate settings, Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival was picked out as ‘One of…

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WIN TICKETS for The Villains Lair this Halloween

The Sanderson Sisters are returning for one night only, on All Hallows Eve Weekend! They have invited all their villainous friends to join them in the Masonic Hall Harrogate, where…

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WIN a family ticket to Harrogate’s Indoor Funfair for October Half Term!

Get ready for a fun family day out at Harrogate Indoor Funfair at Great Yorkshire Showground.  28th Oct – Friday 3rd Nov 2023   With jaw-dropping rides and amazing inflatables…

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ABBA Tribute Night

For all you ‘Dancing Queens’ out there, ‘Abba Fever’ will be performing beloved classics with stunning vocals here at the DoubleTree by Hilton Harrogate this Autumn! Friday 13th October 2023…

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Harp Health is helping women prioritise their health

Do you suffer from bladder leaking, pelvic or joint pain? Pelvic floor disorders and body aches often impact new mums, but only 1 in 12 seek treatment. If left untreated,…

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Harrogate Theatre: What’s on for families this Autumn

Find out what’s on for families and children this Autumn. Kinder Fri 29 Sep 2023 – Sat 30 Sep 2023 Wesley Centre Inspired by the real life historical events of…

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Mumbler Review: Ordered Space

We have a very lived in house, otherwise known as messy (!), but it is very much a home. However, I am sure like many of you, space is always…

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Come and crunch in leaves at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal this October half term.

Autumn is one of the most colourful times of year to visit Fountains Abbey as the trees are looking their best, dressed in deep reds, bright yellows and shining golds….

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New Baby Swimmers and Swimmers Academy classes in Harrogate at Willow Tree School

At Baby Swimmers we follow the Starfish Awards, so little ones can gain water confidence and build a foundation to swim unaided in the future. In our structured classes we…

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BRAND NEW experience at Spilman’s Farm this Christmas

A Magical Story Telling Christmas Quest for all the family to enjoy! There is a BRAND NEW experience at Spilmans Farm this Christmas and you can BOOK NOW to get…

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Choosing a Primary School By Paul Griffiths – Headteacher St Peter’s School Harrogate.

While September marks the start of the new school year with the excitement of new uniform, shoes and seeing friends again, thoughts are also turning to supporting families who have…

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6 tips to help mums rediscover themselves through self-care

As a psychotherapist who works closely with mothers, I see the many, many roles you play. From being the primary caregiver to managing the household and perhaps juggling a career,…

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Bookings Open for Spilman’s Pumpkin Fest

SPILMANS PUMPKIN FESTIVAL 2023 The Spilman Pumpkin Patch is open for booking! 125,000 pumpkins ready to be picked – Their 25 acre pumpkin patch is located on the middle of…

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The Best Hot Chocolates in Town!

There is nothing better than Autumn in my option : Scarves, boots and a good old hot chocolate to keep you warm!  It’s a tough job but we take things…

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Mumbler Reviews: Camp Bestival Shropshire 2023

Last weekend we were lucky enough to be invited along Camp Bestival Shropshire, and what a weekend it was!  Festivals have been a big part of my adult life pre…

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Halloween Creepy Carnival at Mother Shipton’s

Come one, come all for a freakishly fun Halloween experience at Mother Shipton’s Creepy Carnival trail! Deep within our spooky forest a world of eerie enchantment awaits… Step right up…

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Harrogate Mumbler Awards 2023: Shortlist announced!

Congratulations to everyone who was nominated this year!  The shortlist has now been announced and you can VOTE HERE. Nominations for the Community Awards ARE STILL OPEN.  Please nominate here. Book…

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Fountains by Floodlight 2023

See the abbey ruins aglow, this October, at this after dark adventure. Fountains by Floodlight is returning this year. Bring all the family and discover the abbey lit up after…

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Baby Loss Awareness Ball

Hayley & Neil, bereaved parents from Selby, are holding a Baby Loss Awareness Ball at Pavilions of Harrogate, in memory of their twin daughters, Alya & Aleah, who sadly died…

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Swinton Bivouac Yurts- A Mumbler Review

I’m just home from a blissful 3 days in the Yorkshire dales, staying in a Mongolian inspired yurt at the Swinton Bivouac. I’ve stayed here a few times before and…

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Introducing: GCSE Retakes – Elevating Your Achievement in GCSE English and Maths

For those hoping to enter university, embark on an apprenticeship journey, or pursue careers in nursing or policing, the significance of achieving a grade 4 or C in your GCSEs…

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Harrogate Mumbler Awards 2023: Full list of nominees

Nominations are now closed and we are now busy doing the final count of all of the 2023 Harrogate Mumbler Awards nominations to find out who will be shortlisted this…

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York Mix Family Sunday 2023

YORKMIX FAMILY SUNDAY AT YORK OFFERS PATTERN RACING PLUS POPULAR CHILDREN’S TV CHARACTER BLUEY There’s fun for all at the annual YorkMix Family Sunday at York Raceday (Sunday 10 September…

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Outdoor Theatre this Summer

Are you looking for some fun exciting activities to do this summer? Well look no further, North Yorkshire Council are working with Chapterhouse Theatre Company again this summer to bring…

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Yorkshire Balloon Fiesta 2023

One of Yorkshire’s highly anticipated family festivals returns this August bank holiday in the beautiful grounds of Castle Howard. Formally held at York Knavesmire, this year the event will be…

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Pop Up Parties – Free Family Events

The pop up parties are back this summer! Last year the FREE fun filled family events were hosted at our beautiful parks across Harrogate, Knaresborough and Ripon. This year, we…

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Mumbler Reviews: Jorvik Viking Centre York

In the first week of the summer holidays we headed over to York to visit The Jorvik Viking Centre. Watch our Instagram Reel here. The Jorvik Viking Centre is a museum…

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Half price family bus tickets to help you explore more in York this summer

Everybody loves the top deck of a bus so why not hop on board and explore some of the amazing things in York this summer? To help reduce the costs…

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Enjoy a Family Day at the Races in Yorkshire

There’s a packed summer of racing action across Yorkshire for all of the family to enjoy. Under 18’s race free at any race meeting and with admission from as little…

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Mumbler Reviews: Visit York

With the summer holidays in full swing and Nana coming to visit for the first time in a long time, we wanted to make some special memories.  What better than…

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Harewood House Summer 2023: £5 kid’s tickets!

Get ready for a summer of fun at Harewood with £5 kid’s tickets when you pre-book using code ‘KIDSHALFPRICE’ from 26 Jul–3 Sep. Looking for an exciting summer adventure that…

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Fostering North Yorkshire: £500 Golden Hello

New foster carers in North Yorkshire are being offered a £500 ‘golden hello’ payment when they are approved to help to provide a fresh start for young people. From now…

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Temple Newsam Summer 2023

All Creatures Great and Small 22 July- 3 September 2023 During the summer school holidays there’s loads of see and do at the grand and glorious estate of Temple Newsam….

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Summer in York with Visit York

York is (we think!) the best place to visit  in the UK for families this Summer, the city offers so much for kids.. we should know.. we live here! We’ve…

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Give your child the best start in life – Five reasons not to miss Ashville College’s Open Morning

Ashville College’s September Open Morning is a not-to-be-missed opportunity for parents considering their children’s education for the 2024-25 academic year. Whether your child is starting in Reception, Year 7, or…

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Little ones can explore 2000 years of York’s history this Summer

Meet a Viking in 10th-century JORVIK, become an archaeologist for the day at DIG, climb to the top floor of Micklegate Bar or explore a medieval hall laid out for…

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My daughter might be ready to leave year 6, but I’m not….

So it’s a year on from when my own daughter left primary school however the feelings and memories are as vivid as ever! Good luck to all you leavers this…

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Harrogate Theatre: Dick Whittington

Dick Whittington is this years Harrogate Theatre Pantomime, running from Wed 22 Nov 2023 – Sun 14 Jan 2024. Join Dick Whittington on an adventure of a lifetime to seek…

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Harrogate Mumbler Awards 2023: Nominations now open

It’s all change at the Harrogate Mumbler Awards 2023.  We have a new headline sponsor; North Residential, it’s on a Saturday this year – Saturday 25th November 2023 and a…

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WIN A Family Ticket to Rascals Entertainment Family Fun Festival

Join Rascals Entertainment celebrating 12 years Entertaining with a Family Fun Festival Sunday 3rd September 2023 12pm-5pm At Harrogate Railway FC, Station View, Harrogate HG2 7JA Come and join our…

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Got the Spirit? We want to hear it! Atlas Arts: Cheerleading classes.

Introducing… Cheerleading! New and exciting cheerleading classes for ages 1-12 coming this September to Bilton Health and Wellbeing Hub. Reception and KS1 (MINI CHEER):  Mondays 4:30-5:15 (TERM TIME ONLY) KS2…

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Come and play at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal this Summer.

This summer is all about Sanctuary in Play at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal. How do you enjoy nature? Do you run, jump and explore through the long grass being…

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Mumbler Reviews: Adventure Babies

Mumbler Champion Anna and her beautiful little girl Elodie went along to Crimple Hall to check out Adventure Babies.   Adventure Babies is a sensory storytelling baby class, suitable for…

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Free Days Out and Family Events this Summer!

With the cost of living crisis taking hold at the moment, we know how expensive school holidays can be, so we thought we’d pull together a list of free events…

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Mumbler Reviews: PT Charlotte Henwood

Charlotte’s PT expertise includes pre and post natal fitness enabling her to support clients regaining their fitness after childbirth.   Whatever your training needs Charlotte is available for 1-1, small…

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Bugs, beetles and adventures at Beningbrough this summer

The six-week school holidays are stretching out ahead and with a little planning, you will find lots to do on a visit to Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens. Just a…

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Let’s Talk Transport

How do you and your family travel every day? How does it affect your lives?  Whether it’s the school run, your daily commute to work, or visiting family and friends,…

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Why you should consider a professional prom portrait photo shoot

The school prom is about more than just a night out with friends. It’s a rite of passage, a celebration of a very special time in a young person’s life….

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Treat your Teacher with a Harrogate Gift Card

Are you thinking of the perfect present for a great teacher after their hard work this school year? Why not give them the gift of Harrogate with a Harrogate gift…

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Barbie Mini Shoots

Your very own Barbie poster shoot in your very own Barbie box! A special treat or birthday celebration 💕 July 15th & 16th LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE  Ages 2-any age, under…

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Cost-effective school holiday activities – the holy grail of harassed parents

With school holidays looming, the search for cost-effective family-friendly activities seems to be the holy grail of pretty much every parent.   It’s not that there’s a lack of days…

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NHS staff invited to visit RHS Gardens for free from 5-11 July

For the first time, from 5-11 July 2023, the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) is offering all NHS workers free admission to any of its five gardens to thank them for…

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Dancer auditions to perform in Dick Whittington

Harrogate Theatre is looking for 12 chorus dancers for their traditional family pantomime, Dick Whittington, 22nd November – 14 January.  Age 13 – 17? Love to dance? Want to take…

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Summer 2023 Fun at Stump Cross Caverns

Summer Fun at the Caverns with Cavewoman and her friends Come and meet our resident Cave Woman at Stump Cross Caverns. Let her teach you all about this subterranean world….

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Harrogate School of Swimming: Summer Holiday Intensive Lessons

Harrogate School of Swimming is a well established swim school offering term time swimming for both group & private lessons 6 days a week over 3 pools in Harrogate. We…

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Introducing Beyond Birth Hypnobirthing Classes and Breastfeeding Support

When I first found out I was pregnant, after the excitement had faded a little, pretty much the first thing I thought was “oh shit, I have to push a…

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Key appointments announced at Ashville Pre-Prep and Prep School

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Simply Birth: Midwife and Obstetric taught Antenatal Classes for Leeds and Harrogate. 

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First Steps – A free new parent and baby group in Harrogate

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Half Term Intensive Swimming Lessons

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WIN a family ticket to Harrogate’s Indoor Funfair for February Half Term!

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Harrogate family set for Disneyland holiday of a lifetime after their Christmas wish is granted

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Country Living Christmas Fair: WIN 2 VIP Tickets!

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Win a VIP family ticket to the Harrogate Father Christmas Experience!

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Mumbler Reviews: The Nelson Inn

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Aladdin: Relaxed Performances

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Christmas Shopping Harrogate 2022 – opening times!

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Why outdoor learning is important for your child

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Camp Bestival Shropshire announce their line up for 2023!

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Your Harrogate teams up with TalkTalk to grant Christmas wishes this festive season

Local radio station Your Harrogate has teamed up with leading broadband provider TalkTalk to make Christmas wishes come true this festive season. The radio station, which is available to listeners…

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Want to take part in a study on baby development?

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Fostering North Yorkshire: Receive up to £840 per week as a specialist foster carer!

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CIPD Trust: Free support for parents and carers ready to return to work!

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Stump Cross Caverns: Christmas at The Caverns 2022

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Come and Celebrate Victoria Shopping Centre’s 30th Birthday

This November, Victoria Shopping Centre is celebrating its 30th birthday and you’re invited to join in with the celebrations!  Between the 9th– 20th November, the centre will be providing lots of fun…

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Harrogate Theatre Family Pantomime: Aladdin

Harrogate – your magical carpet ride awaits! Times are tough for Aladdin and his poor mum Widow Twankey. That is until Aladdin finds an enchanted lamp with magical powers that…

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Destination Christmas returns bigger and better for 2022

Destination Harrogate is delighted to announce that “Destination Christmas” is back, bigger and better for 2022. From early December the spa town of Harrogate will sparkle and shine with fun…

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Shrek the Musical comes to Harrogate Theatre this October

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Belmont Grosvenor School: Bonfire Night Party – Friday 4th November 6pm – 8pm

Belmont Grosvenor School in Birstwith are delighted to invite you to join us for our community bonfire party for an evening of family fun and entertainment. Join us for s’more…

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Free or Low Cost Days Out: October Half Term

With Halloween not being the scariest thing to think about this half term and the cost of living crisis taking really taking hold at the moment.  We know how expensive…

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Kids Eat Free: October Half Term

Kids Eat Free this half term! Find out where Kids can eat for free this October Half Term locally! Banyan At Banyan, kids now eat free every week day afternoon, from…

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Mumbler Reviews: Stockeld Park October Half Term 2022

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Toddler & Pre-School Swim Classes in Harrogate

Harrogate School of Swimming: Pre-School (3+ years) and Parent and Child Class (1.5 years+) Availability at Willow Tree Primary School! We have new space at Willow Tree on Monday afternoons…

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Primary School Open Days 2022

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Ebru Evrim: A yen for yoga

While yoga has been around for millennia, its popularity in different cultures has never been stronger than today, with millions of people enjoying the benefits across the world. Its popularity…

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Calling all Year 6s: why not take Ashville Senior School on a ‘test drive’? 

Ashville College is throwing open its doors to prospective pupils and parents from 9.00am to 1.00pm on Saturday 12 November, for a dedicated Year 7 Taster Day.   This is a great…

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Outdoor family fun this autumn

Around the Harrogate district we have some amazing spaces and events to enjoy for some outdoor family fun, exercise, shopping or to simply enjoy a stroll out in the fresh…

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Harrogate Theatre: Butterflies

Butterflies SAT 22 OCT | 3.30pm | £9 Wesley Centre Presented by Tangled Feet and Half Moon. An uplifting tale of friendship, courage and facing your fears. Three friends embark…

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New gymnastics classes at Astral Acrobatics

New gymnastics classes at Astral Acrobatics! After October half term, we will be holding more classes at Harrogate High School to add to our current schedule. Our new classes will…

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Santa’s Lapland – the kind of Christmas that comes but once in a lifetime

Santa’s Lapland offers the kind of Christmas that comes but once in a lifetime. Whisking families away to magical Lapland during the festive period and giving them the chance to…

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March of The Mummies

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It’s the time of year when many parents of nursery-aged children start to think about which schools they are going to apply to for September 2023. Every school comes with…

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Kids Eat Free Every Weekday Afternoon at Banyan

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND…. At Banyan, kids now eat free every week day afternoon, from 3-5pm . Perfect for hungry tummies after school! Can’t face cooking for the kids tonight?…

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Enchantica’s: The Harrogate Father Christmas Experience 2022

More Christmas Magic set to land in Harrogate for families to enjoy!   Did you see Harrogate’s favourite Father Christmas & Tinsel the Elf last year? If you did you…

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See Ashville Prep School ‘in action’ this November

Ashville College in Harrogate is inviting parents of children aged 2 to 11 to visit Acorns, Reception and Prep School on Wednesday 2 November 2022. Ashville’s ‘Acorns and Prep School…

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Fountains Abbey Autumn 2022

October Half Term 2022 Run down paths, jump in crunchy leaves and take a deep breath of fresh air at Fountains Abbey this October half-term. You can grab a free…

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Empty nesters make great foster carers

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Verity Frearson Announces 100 Days of Giving

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Choosing a Primary School

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WOW Yorkshire Franchise Opportunities

WOW Yorkshire is looking for people to run its Baby Sensory and Toddler Sense franchises in East York and Mini Professor franchises in Yorkshire. Could the next franchisee be you,…

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Marco Pierre White Launches Harrogate Food Festival

A brand-new food festival is set to take place in Harrogate that has the backing of arguably the UK’s greatest ever chef, Marco Pierre White. Called The Great White Festival,…

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Why the Reception year is the best!

I have been a teacher for 20 years, and over the years I have been asked many times why do I love the Early Years so much? When I hear…

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Nurture play with the new Cry Babies Dressy Fantasy dolls

*Advertorial blog for IMC Toys Letting your child take charge with a little role play is a really effective way for them to make sense of the world around them…

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Christmas 2022 at Mother Shipton’s

Santa is flying here to see you! Let the twinkling lights draw you into the wonder of Mother Shipton’s magical, memory-making Christmas experience. There’s so much to enjoy at Mother…

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Hocus Pocus! Halloween at Mother Shipton’s

Saturday 22nd October to Monday 31st October 2022. Are you ready for a bunch of HOCUS POCUS and WIZARDING wonder at Mother Shipton’s this Halloween? Broomsticks and wands at the…

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Introducing: Little Bumpkins Celebrations

Eco-friendly, healthy, ‘packed lunch’ style catering for children’s parties with bio-degradable food boxes & recyclable drinks options. Rebecca was standing in the aftermath of her son’s christening, cleaning up and…

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Back to School: The Little Gym Harrogate

Help your children learn that they don’t have to be the best, they just have to try their best! Our non-competitive gymnastics programmes provide children with a safe, inspiring space to burn…

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Harrogate Theatre: What’s on this Autumn for kids

Dinosaur World Live TUE 11 OCT | 4.30pm | £15 Royal Hall Dare to experience the dangers and delights of Dinosaur World Live in this roarsome interactive show for all…

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Back to school advice from Kumon Maths and English Education Centre in Harrogate

Next week marks the return to school for many. After the long summer holiday break, getting back into the routine of early mornings, winter uniforms, and sitting behind a desk…

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Have you heard of short breaks foster caring?

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York Mix Family Sunday

4th September 2022 at York Racecourse York Racecourse is delighted to welcome the popular children’s character Chase from Paw Patrol to its annual York Mix Family Funday on the 4th September….

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Harrogate Mumbler Awards 2022: Shortlist announced!

Congratulations to everyone who was nominated this year!  The shortlist has now been announced and you can VOTE HERE. Nominations for the Community Awards remain open until the 31st September…

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Harrogate Theatre’s Open Day

Harrogate Theatre’s Open Day | Saturday 3 September 10am – 3pm | Free Entry Join us as we open up access to one of Harrogate’s cultural gems. Go onstage, backstage,…

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Record Breaking Number of Top GCSE Grades for Harrogate Ladies’ College Pupils 

Pupils at Harrogate Ladies’ College are today celebrating their highest number of top GCSE grades since the new grading system came into place five years ago.  The number of top…

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Enrol in a White Rose Beauty Level 2 Diploma course today!

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Mumbler Reviews: Gulliver’s Valley

What a sensational Sunday we enjoyed at Gulliver’s Valley Theme Park!! This fantastic day out is aimed at children from age 2-12 but Jon and I, a little older than…

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Camp Bestival Shropshire: The Mumbler Review

If you’re thinking of going to Camp Bestival or any family festival for that matter, but don’t know whether it’s worth the money or whether your family would enjoy it,…

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Ashville College announces best ever A Level examination results

Harrogate’s Ashville College has announced its best ever set of A Level exam results, with the vast majority of pupils meeting the requirements to attend one of their preferred university…

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Full list of nominees for the 2022 Harrogate Mumbler awards

We are busy doing the final count of all of the 2022 Harrogate Mumbler Awards nominations to find out who made it to the finals this year. The shortlist will…

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Here Come the Harrogate Ladies’ College STEM Girls!

Pupils at Harrogate Ladies’ College are today celebrating an excellent set of A level results which include impressive grades in Sciences and Maths. Pupils at the school achieved top results…

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New Early Years Head Joins Highfield Pre-School

  Harrogate Ladies’ College has appointed a new Head of Early Years to further enrich the teaching and learning at Highfield Pre-School, the school’s associated nursery setting. Kathryn Wilson, who…

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Put open days at the top of your school hunt to-do list

It can be a busy time for parents starting to look at schools for their children for next year. Schools in both the independent and state sectors have started their…

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Mumbler Reviews: City Cruises York

Take a trip with City Cruises – with some EXCLUSIVE Mumbler discounts! Sightseeing Cruises are fun for ALL the family, you’ll have a great view of the city and our…

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Mumbler Reviews: Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Yorkshire Wildlife Park is a dynamic centre for conservation and welfare, the park has over 400 animals with over 70 different species.  Based in Doncaster, it’s only a hour away…

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Fostering North Yorkshire: Can I foster if I don’t have children of my own?

Can I foster if I don’t have children of my own? Lots of people ask us this question – so let’s just go ahead and dispel another of those fostering…

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Jurassic Crazy Golf

Jurassic Crazy Golf – “We all know that T-Rexs love golf but they struggle to play it with their short arms… So that’s where you are lucky and get to…

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Harrogate Youth Theatre: Summer drama projects

Harrogate Theatre is excited to be running drama projects this August for children and young people to take part in. For children aged 5 – 7 there’s a Play in…

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A Summer Of Family Fun

August sees the racing Family days come thick and fast!  We start at the very beginning of the month with Fancy Dress Family Fun Day at Ripon Racecourse, where racegoers…

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Mumbler Reviews: 63rd and 1st

63rd + 1st is a new Cocktail Bar and Family Dining Restaurant bringing a taste of the Big Apple to Harrogate!  It’s a great place to grab a coffee, cocktails…

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Mumbler Reviews: Web Adventure Park

Last week we were invited along to Web Adventure Park.  It’s around a 40 minute drive from Harrogate, which makes it an ideal day out for the family this summer. …

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WIN THE PERFECT FAMILY DAY OUT WITH BANYAN THIS SUMMER

This Summer, KIDS EAT FREE at Banyan! And to celebrate Banyan’s NEW MENU, including scrummy breakfasts, delicious mains and yummy desserts, they’re offering one lucky Mumbler the chance to win…

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Mumbler Reviews: Summer at Stump Cross Caverns

There is so much going on at Stump Cross this summer – its quite literally the coolest place to visit!  Whatever the weather outside, the caves are a natural air-conditioning…

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Meet bugs, bees and butterflies this summer at Beningbrough

The six-week school holidays are stretching out ahead and with a little planning, you will find lots to do on a garden visit to Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens. Just…

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Chapterhouse Theatre Company:Enjoy outdoor theatre in our parks

Chapterhouse Theatre Company are returning to our local parks to perform open air theatre performances this summer. Step back in time for a splendid evening meeting Elizabeth Bennett and her…

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Harrogate BID’s Alice in Wonderland Lego trail

Alice in Wonderland characters star in Harrogate BID’s new Lego model trail Characters from a classic children’s book have been given a ‘Lego-makeover’ for a new family friendly trail launching…

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Kids Eat Free this Summer!

Find out where Kids can eat for free this summer locally! Banyan Monday 25 July- Friday 2 September 2022 Just in time for the holidays, Banyan have launched a brand…

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VERITY FREARSON ANNOUNCED AS HEADLINE SPONSOR OF THE 2022 HARROGATE MUMBLER AWARDS

We are delighted to announce the headline sponsors of the 2022 Harrogate Mumbler Awards as leading local estate agent, Verity Frearson. Now in their eighth year, and after an absence…

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Mumbler Reviews: Mama Doreen’s Sing-a-long Events with Singtasia

We were invited a long to Mama Doreen’s Sing-a-long Afternoon Tea End of Term Event last week!  What a way to start the summer holidays! Their End of Term Sing-a-long…

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Introducing: Carla Marcos Hypnotherapy

Wave your anxieties goodbye with Solution Focused Hypnotherapy. If you have been struggling with excessive worries, low mood for an extended period of time, lack of interest in the things…

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How not to get Hacked!

Hello, I’m Lucy from Harrogate Mama . A blog that shares what’s great about Harrogate for families and grown-ups. My 6,000+ followers Instagram account was hacked last week; I was…

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Turkish Baths Harrogate celebrating 125 years of relaxation

This month (July), Turkish Baths Harrogate marks a historic milestone, celebrating 125 years of perfecting the art of relaxation. Originally opened on Friday 23 July 1897 by The Duke of…

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Family Friendly Festival at Yorkshire Heart vineyard THIS SATURDAY!

Family Friendly Festival at Yorkshire Heart vineyard, Hearty festival, Saturday 23rd July 2022. Come along to our family friendly festival, gates open at 12 noon. We have 9 live acts…

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Mumbler Reviews: Jorvik Viking Centre and DIG!

The Jorvik Viking Centre is a museum and visitor attraction in York, England, containing lifelike mannequins and life-size dioramas depicting Viking life in the city. Visitors are taken through the…

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Carnival organisers seeking official flag wavers to line parade route

The Grand Depart had its tour makers, the London Olympics torch bearers – now the organisers of ‘Carnival’ are asking the public to be part of the fun as official…

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City Cruises York: Mumbler Exclusive Discount!

Take a trip with City Cruises – with some EXCLUSIVE Mumbler discounts! Our Sightseeing Cruises are fun for ALL the family, you’ll have a great view of the city and…

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Hazlewood Castle Woodland Amphitheatre Presents “Legends of the Castle”

Hazlewood Castle Woodland Amphitheatre   Nestled deep within the 77 acres of woodland at Hazlewood Castle, between Leeds and York, is our fabulous new Woodland Amphitheatre. This Summer the new children’s musical…

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Best Ice Cream in Harrogate! “I scream, you scream, we all scream for Ice-cream”!

Want to know where to get the best ice creams from locally?  Then read on…   Birchfield Ice Cream Farm. This place is just brilliant – and a big hit…

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Dale 2 Swale Glamping

Come and rest, recuperate and recharge at Dale2Swale Glamping. Positioned just outside of Richmond and on the door step of the Yorkshire Dales. You will find 3 safari tents each…

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Mumbler Reviews: Food of Zeus

Discover nourishing bespoke ready meals that taste delicious with Food Of Zeus Conquer your wellness goals with seasonal, locally sourced cooking from a mighty little kitchen in Ripon. Join us…

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FREE Baby & Pre-School Swimming Teaching Course at Ashville College Sports Centre

Baby & Pre-School Swimming Teaching Course at Ashville College Sports Centre. The course is planned for 1st, 2nd & 3rd of August 2022. Lessons are aimed towards the pre-school age group…

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Harrogate Youth Theatre: Summer Projects

Join Harrogate Theatre for some wonderful events this summer as part of their HYT Summer Projects program. Summer Play- In-A-Day for Age 5 to 7 19th August 2022 HIVE 5-7 year…

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Just right: five reasons to choose Ashville Prep School

While for most families the Summer holiday offers a much-needed opportunity to relax, it can also be a useful time to plan, to reflect on what’s going well, and to…

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Jorvik Viking Centre, York this summer – 5 fabulous reasons to visit!

Get out with the family and discover the Vikings of Coppergate at the award-winning JORVIK Viking Centre this Summer. Take in the sights, sounds and smells of Viking-age York, explore…

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Fostering North Yorkshire need more local foster carers

Fostering North Yorkshire needs more local foster carers, so that children don’t have to move to a foster family a long way from home and school, or be apart from…

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Starting School in September

Guest Blog, by Emma Meadus, Head Teacher at Coppice Valley Primary School I know many parents will be worrying about September and how they can help prepare their children for…

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Mumbler Reviews: The Week Junior

The Week Junior is a current affairs magazine for kids, it’s designed to encourage children to read, a skill that fires imagination, increases vocabulary and boosts wellbeing.  You can subscribe…

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Mumbler Reviews: Pop up Play Playgroup at Crimple Hall

What a fantastic start to our Friday morning! Raffy, Trilli and myself were invited down to the brand new Pop up Play Playgroup held at Crimple Hall in what used…

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CAMP BESTIVAL LANDS IN SHROPSHIRE!

The Camp Bestival team has always known how to have a good time. And for the last  decade and a half has been using that experience to fine-tune the ultimate family…

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Win a family ticket to the Web Adventure Park ….plus a discount code

Experience a fun-filled day at the Web Adventure Park this summer and enter our competition for your chance to win a family ticket. With everything included in an all-day ticket,…

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Harrogate Mumbler Awards 2022: Nominations now open!

We are so excited that the Harrogate Mumbler Awards are FINALLY back this year! The Harrogate Mumbler Awards are an annual celebration of the very best local family related business, attended…

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Stump Cross Caverns: Summer of Adventure!

Stump Cross Caverns’ resident Cavewoman has a whole load of fun planned to entertain your young adventurers for the summer holidays. Book on one our daily fossil digs, discover ancient…

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Recognising The Symptoms of A Twisted Testicle (Testicular Torsion) In Your Child

What Is Testicular Torsion? A twisted testicle, more accurately described as testicular torsion is a painful experience but the effects can be long lasting if medical treatment is not administered…

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What’s On this summer: Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal

Grab a picnic and spend a full day running, jumping and exploring here at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal. This summer is all about having fun in nature. Take part…

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Harrogate Mumbler Awards 2022: Community Award nominations now open!

This is my personal favourite award of the evening – we’ve done it for the last two years we’ve held the awards – 2018 and 2019.  This award is a…

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Harrogate Fake Festival 2022

Harrogate Fake Festival is a tribute-based music event and one of our 2022 tour dates. We’re bringing 6 of our ‘fake bands’ to Harrogate. Harrogate – READY TO ROCK?!  After…

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Free or Pay as you feel venues in Harrogate

Many Thanks to Laura Sands who put this list together and posted on our Facebook Group.  We are incredible lucky to be part of such a wonderful community. Here’s a…

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Mumbler Reviews: Harrogate Tipple The Gin School Experience

Last week, on the hottest day of the year we were kindly invited along to review Harrogate Tipple’s Gin School Experience.  Drinking Gin in the sunshine, what’s not to like…

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PYO Strawberries Harrogate

LOVE this time of year!  And we all know there is only one place to PYO Strawberries in Harrogate don’t we – of course it’s the brilliant Birchfield Farm! Their…

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Mumbler Reviews: Oobermama Hypopressives

I’m very familiar with the desire to get back into shape after having a baby, and after four relatively close together, I perhaps know more than most that wanting to…

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Introducing Astral Acrobatics

Astral Acrobatics is a Yorkshire based gymnastics club operating in venues throughout the areas of Harrogate and Ilkley. Astral has been providing gymnastics classes for 18-month to 16-year-olds since September…

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Mumbler Reviews: The Wizard Walk of York

Great Fun for your little Wizards! – The Wizard Walk of York!  Last weekend I took my son and his friend (both aged 11) along to enjoy the Wizard Walk…

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Harrogate Theatre is looking for Pantomime Dancers!

Harrogate Theatre is looking for 12 chorus dancers to bring the magic to the party in our traditional family pantomime, Aladdin, this Christmas. Our three dancing teams will take part in performances over…

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Mumbler Reviews – Car Shades

We love our Car Shades!  We got sent some last year, and they’ve such a difference to car travel for us.  Here are 10 things you need to know about…

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Is your baby 2-16 months?

The University of York are looking for babies as part of their York BabyLab studies. You will be paid for your time and your baby will take part in new…

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Mumbler Reviews: World of Their Own Play and Dine Experience

Did you know that World of Their Own is not just for parties?  During school term-time their day time Play and Dine experiences are aimed at pre-schoolers, toddlers and crawlers. …

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Coppice Valley Primary School: Making Space for Nature

Over the May half term, a young roe deer found its way into our nature area and took up residence for the week. We’ve got secure fencing all the way…

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What’s On at Stump Cross Caverns June 2022

Hope everyone had a fabulous half term and Jubilee weekend – we had a ball up at the Caverns! If you are planning a trip to Stump Cross this June…

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Harrogate Theatre: The Queen’s Knickers

Did you see The Tiger That Came for Tea this half term?  If so, wasn’t it brilliant!  If that has given you and your children a bit of the theatre…

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Father’s Day 2022

A note for the diary – Father’s Day is THIS weekend on Friday 19th June 2022.  If like me, you’ve left it last minute then fear not we’ve got you…

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Ripon Theatre Festival

Ripon Theatre Festival will take place 23-26 June. More than 20 professional theatre companies and acts are set to take part in this brand new festival, packed full of events…

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Mumbler Reviews: LinGo Explore

Such a lovely start to our day on Thursday as we joined LinGo Explore, led by Caroline. This is a language class with a difference ‘Learn French in your welly…

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Mumbler Reviews: Children’s Theatre at Harrogate Theatre

Our first trip to Harrogate Theatre as a family was back in 2019 to see Ben and Holly.  My little girl was only two at the time but she still…

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York Spring & Food Festival 2022

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The Great Knaresborough Bunny Hunt 2022

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Easter at Harrogate Theatre

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Springtime Live – Saturday 2 April 2022 at the Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate

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Mumbler Reviews: HEAL Therapies

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Fostering North Yorkshire: Autism

Many children in our care have a diagnosis of autism – so we need to recruit more foster carers with an understanding of additional needs. You might have gained some…

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Mumbler reviews: The Little Gym Harrogate

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Easter 2022 at Mother Shipton’s

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Wedding Music Showcase Evening hosted by Jonny Ross Music!

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How can you help the homeless people in Harrogate?

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Kids Eat Free this Half Term

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Visit Harrogate: Our Planet Your World

Out of this world!  Don’t miss some amazing family-friendly events in the Harrogate District this Half Term If you, like many others are thinking of ways to entertain the children…

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Mumbler Reviews: Urban Circus

We’ve been working with Urban Circus for a while now – our biggest Mini-mumbler Tilly is a big fan, and whenever we post about Urban Circus online we get such…

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I’m the first to admit that my kids, like most kids, do like to spend time on screens, whether it’s a tablet, a computer or a TV. When we got…

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Try Kumon’s one-week Free Trial now

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Is kindness something that you can learn or are you born with it?  

In my experience, children develop their empathy and generosity towards others through adults modelling kindness, praising kindness when we see it and creating opportunities for showing kindness to others. Sharing toys, helping a friend who is stuck, letting a…

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Introducing: Children’s Corner Day Nursery

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Harrogate Theatre: 2 for 1 tickets this March!

Thanks to support from The National Lottery we are proud to introduce the Love Your Local Theatre campaign. Booking opens 10am on Tuesday 1 February. When you buy a ticket…

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Homeless Project Launches 30th Anniversary Campaign to Boost Services

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Fostering North Yorkshire: Tanya and Dave

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Stump Cross Caverns: February Half Term 2022!

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Mumbler Reviews: Hartbeeps

I was so excited to return to Hartbeeps with Miss Trillium. Having attended the classes with Branagan, as baby in 2016 and then again with Rafferty in 2019, when we…

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Oslo Upholstery

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Pupil awarded Harrogate Rotary Young Citizen of the Year

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Lambing & Glamping at Humble Bee Farm

Humble Bee Farm is a working farm ideally located for your glamping getaway in the beautiful Yorkshire Wolds near Scarborough, an hour’s drive from Hull.   Sunday is a traditionally…

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Harrogate Theatre: Children’s Shows Spring Season 2022

Harrogate Theatre have launched their new season and have a great selection of children’s shows!  Some great productions – make sure you’ve got your diary to hand – you won’t…

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Introducing Bike Club

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Stump Cross Caverns: The perfect winter day out!

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Five Reasons to go to a baby group in 2022

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Harrogate Theatre: February Half Term!

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Moneyhub: Taking control of your finances in 2022

What’s on top of your New Year’s Resolution list this year?  This year, I’m focussing on getting the family finances in order.  I want this year to be different.  I…

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Coppice Valley Primary School: Residential Trips

Back in September, myself, two other class teachers and around fifty Year 3 and Year 4 pupils were lucky enough to go on a three-day residential trip. The focus of…

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Fostering North Yorkshire: Planning a new direction?

Been planning a new direction for 2022? Still pondering those new year’s resolutions?   Maybe you have thought about fostering but still wondering if it is the right move for…

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Come along to the Belmont Grosvenor School Open Morning on 25th January 2022

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New Year classes and groups round up for babies, children and adults!

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Where to go sledging in Harrogate

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Harrogate Theatre: What’s on for Parents and Families!

Harrogate Theatre have sent us their Top Picks on What’s on in Harrogate for kids and parents!   For Kids Little Grim Tales | SAT 26 MAR Pinocchio by Northern…

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What’s on in Harrogate this weekend

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Cedar Court Hotel: Afternoon tea with Elsa in the Tipi

We had a little idea for a partnership with our friends (and former MasterChef contestants Chris & Jo) over the festive period, and with this came the opportunity to delight…

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First Class North Pole Post Office reopens in Harrogate

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Fostering North Yorkshire: Teenagers

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Christmas 2021 at Stump Cross Caverns

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Yoto Launches Yoto Mini, The Perfect Portable Audio Companion for Kids

Yoto, the audio platform for kids behind the critically acclaimed and award-winning Yoto Player, has announced the launch of Yoto Mini, its latest connected speaker for children. The petite and…

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Harrogate BID’s Naughty Elf is back…

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Visit Harrogate: What’s On for Christmas 2021 in and Around Harrogate

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Coppice Valley Primary School: PE Goals – Thinking Outside the Box

Were you successful in PE at school? I personally loved PE at school and would go so far as to say that I was sporty but this had absolutely nothing…

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Urban Circus Children’s Classes

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Introducing Stirrd: The ideal Christmas Gift!

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Christmas at Fountains Abbey

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Free Parking in town!

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Is your baby 2-16 months old?

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Ashville College: Why choose independent for Reception class?

They’re still so young, baby-faced, and taking their very first steps into primary education. So why consider an all-through independent school like Ashville College when it’s such early days? In…

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What a Movie: Christmas Drive In Movies come to Harrogate and Ripon this December!

Following the huge success of our Summer Drive In Movies, What An Event are delighted to announce our Christmas Drive In Movies, bringing THE Drive In Movie experience of the…

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Fostering North Yorkshire: Room for one more?

Could you open your home and your heart to a vulnerable child or young person? Perhaps one not fortunate enough to have had a safe, loving home life, and who…

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Christmas at The Web – for all ages! (Plus 25% off if you visit this weekend with our Mumbler Code)

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The Perfect Christmas Gift: Harrogate Gift Card

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Meet Father Christmas in Harrogate with The Father Christmas Experience

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Local Santa Experiences – Christmas 2021

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Harrogate Christmas Markets 2021

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Nominate a lucky family to win up to 6 tickets to the Rascals Entertainment Santa & Elf Magic Experience

Local life & Business coach, Suzanne Clarke of Suzanne Clarke Life & Business Coach has very kindly donated up to six tickets for the Rascals Entertainment Santa & Elf Magic Experience…

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Introducing Functional Skills Level 2: Helping you achieve the equivalent of grade C or level 4 in Maths and English.

For those looking to get into University, go into policing, nursing or even complete an apprenticeship, you need to have a GCSE grade C or level 4 in maths and…

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How can Year 1 possibly compete with EYFS?

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Mumbler Reviews: Mabie Makes Magical Christmas Hamper

We are a big fan of Mabie Makes here at Harrogate Mumbler, a beautiful local company that make sustainable inclusive children’s & family activities packs, hampers and keep sakes.  Their…

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This October half term there’s five fantastic family-friendly shows taking place at the Carriageworks Theatre, Leeds and at Leeds Town Hall. At the Carriageworks Theatre, The Dong with the Luminous Nose (24…

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Introducing Mummy Mayday

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NEW – Yorks Smallest Attraction complete with magic potions!

We’ve been along to the Potions’ Cauldron this evening to try out the BRAND NEW Potion Experience – and an experience it was… The smallest attraction in York has waved…

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Rapid growth is bittersweet for Harrogate’s Kumon Centre, as the impact of lockdown on children’s education becomes evident

As our children return to some degree of normality concerning their schooling, hopefully ‘lockdown learning’ is now consigned to the history books. The Institute for Fiscal Studies estimates the average…

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Congratulations to Harrogate Ladies’ Club pupil Ruth!

A Harrogate schoolgirl is literally aiming high in her bid to play for England one day. Ruth Bertenshaw has been picked to join the Leeds Rhinos Under 17 Netball Academy…

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Harrogate Theatre: Josephine

Keep the kids entertained this half term with Josephine! Josephine Baker. The little girl from Missouri who became an original 20th Century icon. Dancer, actor, activist, campaigner, spy and mother…

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Birchfield Farm: Pumpkin Festival 2021

Birchfield Farm’s brilliant Pumpkin Festival 2021 is now underway, running daily until 31st October!  The staff have been checking on the pumpkins and they are looking fabulous in the sunshine. …

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It’s an exciting time for Ashville Sixth Form in Harrogate. The 2021-22 academic year signals a renewed focus on driving forward the academic culture of the Sixth Form, increasing the…

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Fostering North Yorkshire: Sons and Daughters Month

Fostering involves the whole family – so when you foster, your children foster too. During October, Fostering North Yorkshire is joining with the Fostering Network to celebrate the contribution of…

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Stump Cross Caverns: Oct Half Term & Halloween

What a fun packed week we’ve got for you at Stump Cross Caverns – from Friday 22nd October until Sunday 31st October. Come and join us daily from 10am for…

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A full day of Spooktacular adventure awaits at the Web Adventure Park!

A fun family day out at the park with some Halloween fun thrown in, perfect for all ages. A giant pumpkin patch themed for our little ones to enjoy, pick…

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PureSwim Yorkshire: SPECIAL Baby Swimming  OFFER

PureSwim Yorkshire are proud to provide gentle and fun swimming lessons for little ones aged approximately  8 weeks plus. Our baby and pre-school lessons focus on water confidence, parent and…

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What to do this October Half Term

October half term is almost upon us and for many of our children, although school life has returned to ‘normal’ this has brought with it challenges. Whilst it is lovely…

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Ashville College opens doors at first full Open Day in two years

Harrogate’s Ashville College is opening its doors this weekend (Saturday, October 2) as it stages its first full Open Day in two years. Taking place on Saturday between 1.30pm and 4pm, it…

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Fountains by Floodlight

Light up your evenings this October at Fountains by Floodlight. Wrap up warm, grab a torch and have an adventure you won’t forget as the sky grows dark and the…

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Mumbler Reviews the Yoto Player: The All-in-One Storyteller, Radio, Night Light, Disco and Clock. Now with Disney stories!

When I thought our Yoto Player couldn’t get any better, they go and launch Disney cards! As soon as they arrived (we chose Aladdin, Toy Story, Brave, Up, Finding Neo…

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Have you heard about Moneyhub? Try it now FREE for 6 months.

With the run up to Christmas now officially on there isn’t a better time to take control of your finances!  A brilliant and easy way to keep on top of…

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Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and girls, Harrogate Theatre’s magical family Pantomime is back!  Book your tickets here! Please take your seats for Cinderella! It isn’t officially Christmas until you’ve been…

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Mother Shipton’s Cave: Halloween 2021

Are you ready to be bewitched at Mother Shipton’s this Halloween? You’re in for a treat! It’s the Witching Hour, and deep in the spooky forest where a world-famous Prophetess…

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NEW to Harrogate: MOO MUSIC

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This year I’ve signed up for Zero Waste Week online and one of the things to do after filling in your details is a commitment. “What do you pledge to…

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Mini(ish) Mumbler Tilly Reviews Urban Circus

My experience at Urban Circus has been nothing but great! I love it there because its really active, enjoyable, engaging and there is so many wonderful people. when I first…

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Mumbler Reviews: Baby May Massage

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NEW Drama classes starting in September – 10% off for Mumblers!

Helen O’Grady drama classes are specifically designed to boost emotional well-being, resilience and self-esteem for children aged 5 – 17. Our unique, acclaimed International Development Through Drama programme increases children’s…

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Now your child can try out Kumon FREE of charge

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Calling all babies of 2 – 16 months old!

The University of York Babylab are running new studies and are looking for babies between 2 and 16 months to take part. If you’re interested in learning more, please e-mail linguistics-babylab@york.ac.uk or…

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Super scientists lead the way for the future

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BEETLEFEST!

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Mumbler Reviews: Bamber & Brown

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Stump Cross Caverns introduces Cavewoman mascot to inspire younger visitors

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Giving Children The Best Start in Life- Ashville Opens to Two year olds

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Look at what’s new at The Web Adventure This Summer!

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GT Service offer Electric Vehicle servicing at 50% lower than the main dealer network

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Mumbler Reviews: The Homemade Pizza Club

I love pizza, in fact my whole family do so jumped at the chance to try The Homemade Pizza Club out…….I was intrigued to see what it was like &…

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Ashville pupils’ Duke of Edinburgh’s Award achievements recognised

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Mumbler Family UK Summer Days Out 2021

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Princess & Me: A collaboration between two independent local businesses

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Mumbler’s summer reading recommendations with Nosy Crow

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CityFibre: The Company Bringing Lightning-Fast Full Fibre Broadband To Harrogate and Knaresborough

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It’s time to run away to the circus

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Man v Fat Football challenge

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Double your days out with Leeds Industrial Museum and Thwaite Watermill during the summer school hols

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Save the planet while doing your weekly shop With The Modern Milkman

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The Adventures of Esmee

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Harrogate Indoor Funfair is back this summer!

We are so pleased to announce that Harrogate Indoor Funfair is back this summer!  Tickets go on sale TOMORROW!  Set your alarms – Wednesday 14th July at 6pm!  A full…

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Coping with the Extended Lockdown; Being Kind to Yourself and Other

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Feel Electric hits Harrogate!

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Enjoy the most family-friendly holidays with home swapping, with Love Home Swap

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End of Year Teacher Gifts Ideas 2021

Seriously, what a year it’s been!  Teachers have certainly earned their end of year gifts this year haven’t they?  And a well earned rest, and pay rise in my opinion! …

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Confessions of a Single Mumbler: Single & me again!

As I approach what would have been my 9th Wedding Anniversary, I reflect on the last 6 months and the monumental changes to my life. My husband and I separated…

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Summer has well and truly started for us! We went along to Spilman’s Farm to pick our own strawberries last week. Find out how much fun and see how many…

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Stump Cross Caverns Summer 2021

We’ve been open a couple of months now – and I can’t tell you how brilliant it is to welcome you all back!  We’ve even had a few familiar faces…

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Can Kumon still help my child if they have ADHD or other additional learning needs?

A message from David, Lead Instructor at Kumon in Harrogate – At our Kumon Education Centre in Harrogate, we truly believe in providing all children with the opportunity to progress,…

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RHS Harlow Carr summer 2021

Go down a rabbit hole and through the looking glass at RHS Harlow Carr this summer! Families will be transported to Alice’s Wonderland at the five Royal Horticultural Society (RHS)…

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Birthday Parties are BACK!

Our most popular blog ever went viral over the first lockdown!  Our Birthday Parties on Lockdown blog got over 55 THOUSAND views!  But it’s time to get back to PARTYING…

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Summer Holidays at Mother Shipton’s: Alices Enchanted Wonderland

Discover a magical wonderland in the ancient forest at Mother Shipton’s this Summer! Follow us down the rabbit hole for a fabulous adventure trail with intricate scenes inspired by the…

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Nature’s Little Learners: Summer Holiday Club

Nature’s Little Learners is opening its nursery doors this summer to 4- 8 year olds!  Based in Starbeck they’ll be offering a 7 week holiday club from 19th July –…

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Enjoy the most family-friendly holidays by home swapping, with Love Home Swap

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Harrogate Mumbler is 10 years old this August!

Mumbler Review: Stockeld Park, Weekend Adventures 2021

We love visiting Stockeld Park during the school holidays and now you can adventure even more often!!! It’s open every weekend between now and the 18th July before re-opening for…

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PQA: The Benefits of Performing Arts for Children plus dates for summer school!

Did you know that the performing arts can play a key role in your child’s development? Many children love singing, dancing, and playing make believe from a very young age,…

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Fostering North Yorkshire: Annette and John

Annette and John first started their fostering journey after Annette, who is a filmmaker, began working with young people in her projects. Both Annette and John had experience of working…

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Modern Milkman: 25% off your first order

Have you tried  the Modern Milkman yet?  If not take advantage of their Mumbler offer and receive 25% off your first order, just enter code HEROMUM1 at checkout. If you’re…

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Hi, my name is Jonny Ross. In pre-Coronavirus times I ran a successful music agency, supplying live acts for weddings and parties all over the UK. When the pandemic struck…

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A-Z of family friendly things to do this summer in Doncaster!

Summer is most definitely on the way! As restrictions ease and we want to head out and about, you might be looking for things to do with the kids a…

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Covid Keepers: Lessons learned and new ideas from the challenges of the pandemic

Since Covid restrictions started lifting in April, things have started to feel more hopeful at Coppice Valley Primary School. Although we’re still not able to mix together as a whole…

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June at the Carriageworks Theatre, Leeds

Carriageworks Theatre is back with a packed line-up of events that will bring culture back into your life in the most spectacular way. Even better, you can do it on…

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If someone asked you ‘What is your main memory of playing with friends when you were younger?’ what do you think the majority of people would say? …….. That’s right…

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Father’s Day Ideas 2021

With Father’s Day around the corner – Sunday 20th June 2021, and the world a little more back to normal – certainly compared to Father’s Day last year, we’ve come…

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Invitation to Play – The Reggio Emilia Approach to Early Childhood Education

Over the last week we have had a few new starters in our Baby Room at ‘Natures Little Learners‘. Welcome to Bluebell, Reggie & Aria! In this Tuff Tray invitation…

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Come and join Singing Mums Harrogate!

Why Singing Mums? Did you know that singing is scientifically proven to lower cortisol the stress hormone and make you feel physically and mentally well? Not to mention what it…

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The NSPCC’s Childhood Day

It might not feel like it, but summer is just around the corner and potentially a summer with fewer restrictions than we’ve had for a long time. As those restrictions…

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Shine 21✨

Stump Cross Caverns is BACK!

We are so delighted to have re-opened our doors again this month!  It’s been brilliant to see the place full again!  If you’re looking for a family day out for…

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Mumbler Reviews: Musicality Kids

Recently, I had the lucky opportunity to attend a Musicality Kids class. I’ve been on the lookout for an inspiring, innovative class that my music-loving 14-month-old and I could attend…

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Glastonbury cancelled and our beloved Deer Shed festival postponed, how on earth can we replace our usual fast pass to fun and adventure? Family fun certainly looked different last summer…

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Ready to turn your business idea into reality?

It is a safe bet to say there has been much reflecting on life over the past year or so as the pandemic forced many of us to live in…

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WIN a £75 Potage Gift Voucher and feed your family dinner all week!

We are running an exclusive competition with Potage where one lucky Mumbler could win a £75 Gift Voucher to spend on all their deliciously healthy handmade meals.  Delivered to your…

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Mumbler Reviews: Baby Beats Sing Along Adventure.

On Friday morning I ventured out for my first class with Rafferty my two year old and Trillium who is now six weeks old. Having attended Baby Beats with Raffy,…

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Win the chance to have your child’s story published with Worcester Bosch

You may recall a few weeks ago that we told you about this brilliant story writing competition by Worcester Bosch. They launched their book “A Robot Called B4” to coincide…

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Meerkats ready to welcome visitors back to Tropical World

Tropical World’s adorable mob of meerkats can’t wait to welcome visitors back next week. After six long months of being closed due to restrictions, Tropical World is finally able to…

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Lets Play – Inside!

It’s typical that as I’m writing this the sun is shining!  After months of sitting in cold, wet, outdoor places the Government has given the go ahead for the next…

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Fostering North Yorkshire: Could you help to change a life?

Fostering North Yorkshire’s new dvd is titled Change a Life. The dvd was filmed and produced during the pandemic, and charts the emotional journey of a young person in care…

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Four Thoughtful Gifts to Send to Your Friends

Whether it’s a special occasion or you simply want to treat your friend, it can be overwhelming trying to decide on the perfect gift, especially during a pandemic. As Covid-19…

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Coppice Valley Primary School: Mental Health and Nature

Connecting with nature has been proven to have significant benefits on our mental health. The Mental Health Foundation’s research found that going for walks outside was one of the country’s…

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Mumbler Reviews: Songbugs Singalong

Typically, as my maternity leave ended, the world started opening up again – which included baby classes and groups. As I was preparing to go back to work, I was…

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CleanCo: Mumbler reviews very low alcohol, “clean” spirits.

I can’t quite tell you precisely when it happened, perhaps it was when I became a Mum, or perhaps it was when I passed my milestone birthday, but somewhere along…

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YORK SPRING FAIR & FOOD FESTIVAL

York Spring Fair & Food Festival is a brand-new event bringing together one of the largest vintage funfairs seen in North Yorkshire for many years and a Food Festival showcasing…

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BENEFITS OF PERFORMING ARTS FOR CHILDREN

Did you know that the performing arts can play a key role in your child’s development? Many children love singing, dancing, and playing make believe from a very young age,…

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Weaning Week: Latch to Ladle

To celebrate Weaning Week specialist paediatric dietitian and founder of Latch to Ladle – Raphaella Rookes has kindly written a guest blog for Littleseed.   So, you’re starting or may already be on the…

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Have you heard about The Birk Crag Centre?

Have you heard about The Birk Crag Centre? Did you ever go and stay in the former building as a child? The Birk Crag Centre is located on Cornwall Road…

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Now Open: Restaurants and Bars with Outdoor Areas

I was the first customer through the door at La Feria on Monday at 11.59am!  I can’t tell you how lovely it was to meet with 5 other people, not…

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MAD HATTER’S TEA PARTY AT MOTHER SHIPTON’S

Join Mother Shipton’s this half term for their Mad Hatter’s Tea Party! Follow us down the rabbit hole for a magical adventure at Mother Shipton’s! You’ll be grinning like a…

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Stump Cross Caverns launch a new crowdfunding appeal

Having raised vital funds to reopen in May, the owners of Stump Cross Caverns, an ancient tourist destination in the Yorkshire Dales, are now entering their own one-bedroomed apartment into…

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Win the chance to have your children’s story ideas published with Worcester Bosch!

Here at Mumbler we love working with companies who want to encourage our children to be creative, and so we are delighted to tell you all about this brilliant writing…

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Could this be the best BBQ food we’ve ever tasted? Introducing Magga Magga.

One of the best things about running Harrogate Mumbler is when I discover a local gem like Magga Magga, and now I get to tell you all about it. I’d seen…

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The Prep School at Ashville: the five main benefits for your child

It’s that time of year. Parents up and down the country are in the process of accepting, considering, or appealing their original first-choice primary school offers. It’s an exciting and…

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Harrogate Town AFC in the Community

Harrogate Town AFC in the Community have loads going on over the next few month so we thought we’d give you a round up of what they are up to! …

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Getting Ready for Starting School

With school places for September 2021 being released on April 16th, many parents will be thinking about how they can help prepare their children for starting school. A lot of…

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Fostering North Yorkshire: Sam and Olly

Sam and his little brother Olly need someone like you to keep them safe. Its a fact -fostering changes lives – for the better. There are children right now in…

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Spring Drive In Movies come to Harrogate and Ripon this April

Following the huge success of our Summer and Christmas Drive In Movies, What A Movie are delighted to return to the Ripley Castle Estate with our Spring Drive In Movies,…

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Please tell us about your child’s bedroom in this quick survey!

We LOVE  a survey here at Mumbler!! This time, Lights4Fun want to hear all about your children’s bedrooms so they can make sure that they create fabulous designs that your children will…

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Kumon Education Centres work: The evidence

On April 12th Harrogate’s new Kumon Education Centre opens in Westmoreland Street. Kumon centres provide independent learning programmes in maths and English to millions of children all around the world….

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Zero Carbon Harrogate Easter Kids Competition 2021

Get crafty this Easter with Zero Carbon Harrogate’s fantastic competition, to draw a poster about how and why we should reduce our carbon footprint. Open to children aged 11 years…

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New Beginnings

It’s a recurring theme in my life, new beginnings. Starting something new, or something old all over again. I’ve never shied away from searching something new, although the anxieties of…

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Family Life Insurance with Love My Health UK

Sponsored Blog by Love My Health UK Hello, I’m Emma from Love My Health UK*, an Exclusive Partner with Vitality Insurance. I’d like to share a little about what I do and…

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Dusty and Stink Detextive Adventures

A Fantastic Interactive Detextive Adventure in Harrogate’s Valley Gardens Suitable for All! A brand new activity is coming to Harrogate. Dusty and Stink Detextive Adventures, the treasure hunt with a…

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Dipidi Do Dye – Easter Gift Wrap!

We absolutely love Dipidi Do Dye here at Mumbler!  It’s everything we LOVE – a local business, run by two local Mum’s set up in the first lockdown which has…

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Local Walk: Nidderdale Greenway & Nidd Gorge

We absolutely love the Nidderdale Greenway walk here at Harrogate Mumbler.  It’s great one for all the family, including the dog. It’s part of an old railway line & the…

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HG Covid Appeal

HG Covid Appeal are raising funds for our local Harrogate Hospital & Community Charity who need our help during the Covid 19 pandemic so that they can continue providing lifesaving…

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The Family Panel New Product Survey – March 2021

The Family Panel is a specialist family insight agency and they have a survey about new food & toiletry products that they’d love all Mumblers to complete. It will only…

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Easter Themed Downloadable Activity Sheets

simply click on the links to download.  We’ll add more as we get them! Easter Egg Hunt & Colouring Sheet Millie & Teddy Dressing Up Dolls   Easter Spot the…

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Fostering North Yorkshire: No Wrong Door

Here at No Wrong Door our supported lodgings hosts do an amazing job – providing welcoming and supportive homes for local young people Want to join our award winning team?…

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Supporting your children if they are on the Autism Spectrum or have ADHD

Does March 8th feel like a new start? Is it the day you have been counting down to, that is marked in the calendar with a big red X? Will it be…

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Ashville to host three-day Easter sports camp

Ashville College will be hosting a three-day Easter sports camp open to boys and girls from across the Harrogate District. Aimed at children in Years 5 to 8 from any…

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Q & A session with Juno

Mumbler has been delighted to work with Juno, a healthcare app entirely focused on Children’s health. It is an entirely new way to access professional health advice & is like…

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Back to School Worries

Primary schools are opening up for all pupils from Monday 8th March and I bet there were many sighs of relief from parents across the nation when it was announced….

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Geocaching in Harrogate!

Geocaching is a great way to get the kids outside, especially in lockdown, to make your local walks more interesting. There are quite a few Geocaches hidden around Harrogate &…

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Nature’s Little Learners: Settling In

Separation anxiety is a normal and ordinary part of going to a nursery for the first time. This is due to the fact that children often have a strong attachment to their parents which is, of course, a healthy and natural reaction…

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Birthday Parties on Lockdown

Today we were meant to be on our way to Centre Parcs,  to meet up with the rest of my family to celebrate my Mum’s birthday – what a time…

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Easter at Mother Shipton’s

You’re invited to a very important date this Easter at Mother Shipton’s! Humpty Dumpty and his storybook friends are all here for an EGGCITING event sure to put a SPRING…

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Be a Zero Hero with The Modern Milkman

Advertising Feature for the Modern Milkman  If you’re looking for a convenient way to go plastic free, sign-up to The Modern Milkman. They offer a wide range of drinks in…

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Free English and Maths Sessions to support homeschooling

Fundamental Learning offers online Maths and English sessions to primary age children. Over the past year these weekly classes have been delivered by our experienced Harrogate based teachers during school…

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Things to do at the weekend

In a way, there is a huge sigh of relief on a Friday night – glass of wine in hand, take away ordered and no home schooling for two days! …

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Generation Inspiration

Does your child want to be part of something monumental and create something memorable as a response to the pandemic? We could not be more excited that we are launching…

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Kumon Harrogate: The Kumon English Programme

As you may have read in a previous blog, Harrogate now has a brand-new Kumon Maths and English Education Centre opening its doors once lockdown is over. Kumon’s reputation for…

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TOTM: Have your say!

At TOTM, we’re all about shaking up the period care industry for good. We’re bringing much needed sustainability into this space with our range of organic and reusable products. We…

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Introducing K9 Nation – the free app that helps to support and connect dog owners and dog businesses in the UK!

Are you looking for new places to walk with your children and your dog this weekend? Are you raising a dog and don’t know where to turn for advice? Or…

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Big Bang Science: FREE Live Science Labs this February Half-Term

Immersive Science for all the family. Accessed from your own home.   Big Bang Science is back this February Half-Term with two FREE live science labs for children aged 6 to…

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All of our FREE Downloadable Activity Sheets so far…

We’ve put all our brilliant FREE downloadable activity sheets together right here – simply click on the link to print off the PDF. A big thank you to our very…

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Ashville College Harrogate: Virtual Open Day Saturday 27th February 2021

Ashville College is a leading independent day and boarding school located in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, offering an all-round education for boys and girls aged 3 to 18. They are committed…

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Stump Cross Caverns: A Beginners Guide to the Universe – Dark Skies Festival

The annual Dark Skies Festival is going virtual this year and Stump Cross Caverns are taking part!  Take a trip from Stump Cross Caverns all the way into distant space! …

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How to keep the kids focussed in Online Learning Sessions

Guest Blog by Emma Meadus, Head Teacher at Coppice Valley Primary School Remote education is hard. It’s tough for parents to play the role of teacher and balance their work…

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Bun Bun’s Adventures Picture Book by local author- Hayley Howl

Advertorial post for Hayley Howl, Author: Book available at Amazon, WH Smiths & Waterstones Who hasn’t been there right? That panicked feeling when your child misplaces their beloved comforter. It’s the scenario every…

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Fostering North Yorkshire: Could you turn your spare room into a bedroom?

Do you have the time and availability to care for, support and inspire a child? We continue to recruit new foster carers across the county during the pandemic, especially for…

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Pancake Day!

We love pancake day in our house!  I’m all about the savoury fillings but the rest of the family like the traditional lemon and sugar ones!  We’ve been practicing and…

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Choice Home Tutoring Franchise Opportunity

Sponsored Blog by Choice Home Tutoring Private tuition is big business in the UK. More than one in four 11-16 year olds have worked with a private tutor at some…

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Blooming plants bringing a burst of colour to your home  

If staying at home has inspired you to get green-fingered in the garden or if you are looking for something to bring some brightness to your home, Harrogate Borough Council’s Horticultural Nursery…

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Valentine’s Day on Lockdown

I can’t believe I’m writing this.  When we went into our first Lockdown in March 2020, I honestly and naively thought we’d be back to normal life within a few…

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Downloadable FREE Valentine’s Day Cards!

We have loads of brilliant designs to choose from – you can either colour them in yourself or opt for the already coloured ones!  Click on the links to print…

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World Book Day – Thursday 4th March 2020

At first when I heard it was World Book Day BEFORE normal services resumed for Schools I was beside myself!  No trying to put a fancy dress outfit together at…

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Langthorpe Farm Shop Presents Valentines dinner for two

Two course meal for two including canapes all prepared and ready for you to look amazing in the kitchen this Valentine’s night for £50. Main Course: Fillet of beef wellington,…

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Get your GCSE Maths and English Grades  

With the 2021 GCSE exams cancelled, many parents and students in the Harrogate area are wondering how teacher assessed grades will work and if there is an alternative. There are…

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New Kumon Centre opening in Harrogate!

Parents scramble to secure their children a place in the new Kumon Education Centre in Harrogate With many parents facing the daunting prospect of home schooling their children until beyond…

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Recognising neuro diversity as part of Children’s Mental Health Week 2021

When we listen to many of the families and the young people we work with at Evolve Psychology Services, they tell us that they feel they have fallen through the gaps…

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Personalised canvas prints for Valentine’s Day gifts!

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We have been hearing some of your wonderful stories about your own experiences of being a son or daughter of a foster carer. This is what Jess, whose mum is…

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Sourced Market has recently opened at Leeds Skelton Lake Services (junction 45 off the M1) and is bringing its unique food offering to Yorkshire. The all-day food marketplace is inspired…

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Our last (and first) visit to Stump Cross Caverns was back in February, and we all loved it.  The world has very much been turned upon its head since then! …

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Like most things this year, Halloween will be a bit different to usual.  But that doesn’t mean we can’t have some spooky fun!  We’ve compiled a few ideas on how…

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We always love hearing about local mums who have launched businesses in Harrogate, particularly when the business helps us keep our kids busy. When we heard about the tie dye…

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Harrogate Private Hire Cars is a family run business, established in 2004. Steve who is our managing director with 24 years experience in the private hire industry has been running…

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With many families in Ripon getting back into the school routine, now’s the perfect time to refresh your mid-week meal arsenal. If you’re looking for new inspiration that will also…

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Flexible, for the family and fantastic. Committed to what we do, specifically our commitment to you. We have 10 years experience in vehicle hire and vehicle leasing, but what we…

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PRESS RELEASE : 13 August 2020 Pupils at Harrogate Ladies’ College are once again celebrating impressive A level results which saw the girls achieve over 50% more A*-As in their…

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We’re so pleased that we have been able to open our cave doors to you all again!  We’ve missed you!  As its been a while we thought we’d give you…

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Nothing beats a good picnic, and whilst the weather is looking good we thought we’d share with you some our local favourite spots.  Some are within walking distance of town…

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We are thrilled to be able to light up our little members’ summers with our OFSTED registered holiday camps and classes from 27th July.  What better way to ease them…

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If you’ve been around town recently you’ve probably spotted our Water Trail posters.  Each poster has a trivia question – all answers are related to our beautiful town Harrogate. The questions…

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Many families approach us, at Harrogate’s Evolve Psychology Services, asking for information about Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASD) assessments. If someone is struggling to interpret other people’s facial expressions, have difficulties…

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One positive of the lock down period, has been the opportunity it has given me to spend more quality time with my 2-and-a-half-year-old son, Lachlan. Like a lot of dads,…

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2020 Love Local Award Winners: We Missed Your Face Sponsored by The Yorkshire Nanny Company

Initially we said that we would only publish the comments when we got 5 or more but having read them all, we’ve decided to ditch that rule! Everyone who received…

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Initially we said that we would only publish the comments when we got 5 or more but having read them all, we’ve decided to ditch that rule! Everyone who received…

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Updated 30/06/2020. I can’t tell you how lovely it is to start writing about places that are open and we can enjoy with the little ones!  We’ve spent the last…

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2020 Love Local Award Winners: Rainbow Award – Sponsored by DJ Mark Green

The Harrogate Mumbler Love Local Rainbow Award Winners This final category was open to any business, group or individual, based in the Harrogate or Knaresborough area who doesn’t fit into…

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Some more great sheets from the lovely Copperhill Studio.  Perfect to keep the little ones amused whilst its raining!  CLick on the links to download the sheets as PDFs  …

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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…

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2020 Love Local Award Winners: We’d Have Been Lost Without You – Sponsored by Wonder Media

Initially we said that we would only publish the nomination  comments when we got 5 or more but having read them all, we’ve decided to ditch that rule! Everyone who…

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Harrogate Mumbler Love Local Awards 2020

The Harrogate Mumbler Awards 2020 are unfortunately not going ahead, given the current circumstances & restrictions due to Coronavirus. Instead we are hosting the “Harrogate Mumbler Love Local” Awards, which will…

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So Saturday night is take away night in our house – is anyone else finding the 3 meals at home full on?  It’s the thinking about what to have every…

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If you are, like so many families, currently running on adrenaline and praying to see the lockdown finishing line then you are not alone. Dr Laura Powling from Harrogate based…

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2020 Love Local Award Winners: Welcome Back Award

Initially we said that we would only publish the nomination  comments when we got 5 or more but having read them all, we’ve decided to ditch that rule! Everyone who…

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Initially we said that we would only publish the comments when we got 5 or more but having read them all, we’ve decided to ditch that rule! Everyone who received…

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It seems ridiculous that I’m even writing this. but Father’s Day is now only around the corner and it looks like social distancing restrictions are still in place.  So we’ve…

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We’ve just had to postpone our family summer holiday, we were meant to be going in June but have put it back to next year now.  I suspect a lot…

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Initially we said that we would only publish the nomination  comments when we got 5 or more but having read them all, we’ve decided to ditch that rule! Everyone who…

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Drum roll please! Here we go, the first celebration blog in the 2020 Harrogate Mumbler Love Local Awards! Initially we said that we would only publish the comments when we…

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Could you be one of our foster carers, doing amazing work every day, with children who are unable to live with their own families? Some of them may have suffered…

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I’ve done more at home “pub” quizzes since lockdown began than I’ve ever done in my life before!  They’re great fun and work really well over zoom!  The only bit…

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Belmont Park Play Area High Street Starbeck HG2 7JE. Although we are still not sure of when Play Areas will be open again – Belmont park is currently being refurbished…

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NEW! Downloadable Activity and Colouring Sheets

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Downloadable Colouring and Activity Sheets!

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Harrogate Learning Online launches to fantastic response from local Teachers

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What I’ve learnt from School Closure: a Headteacher’s Point of View

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Could you offer a local foster home to a child or young person who needs one?

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Online resources for primary school-aged children

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10 Games for Easter

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Thank all of the key workers In Harrogate & Knaresborough with our free colouring sheets!

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Easter Craft and Egg Hunt Inspiration

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Meet Chloe – could you fostering be for you?

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Homeschooling Advice

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Virtual Reality is now actual reality!

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How to get your child to sleep when the clocks go forward on Sunday 29th March 2020

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The Great Mumbler Challenge

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Brilliant garden based activities to do with kids

Thank you North Leeds Mumbler for this brilliant blog! If you need some inspiration and ideas of things to do in your garden or in a safe open space with…

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How to keep calm in a crisis: (i.e. when you’re 40 weeks pregnant and there’s a national Coronavirus emergency going on)

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Mumblers Favourite Kids Subscriptions

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Corona Virus: Practical advice for parents

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Springtime Live 2020!

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How your child’s body trains their brain to think!

Have you ever wondered why children never sit still?   Have you noticed they have the need to move, fidget, explore, touch and interact with everything around them? Does it feel…

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Rainy Day Activities

Keep your kids busy with these rainy day or indoor activities in and around Harrogate & Knaresborough. FEB 2020 I find this time of year really difficult to amuse the…

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Feel good with junior fitness memberships and classes at Brimhams

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Visit Stump Cross this half term!

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The Harrogate Indoor Funfair

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Stump Cross Cavern

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No Wrong Door – Fostering North Yorkshire

No Wrong Door – our supported lodgings hosts do a great job – providing welcoming and supportive homes for local young people Come and join our award winning team! Our…

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A fail safe guide to organising a kids party!

Are you the kind of parent who has lists drawn up 6 months ahead of your child’s birthday or do you leave it until 2 weeks before and then panic?! …

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Bring it on with Brimhams in 2020

We get it, signing up to the gym can be a daunting experience. Here at Brimhams Fitness Centres based at Hydro Harrogate, Ripon Leisure Centre and Nidderdale Leisure Centre, we…

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An Exclusive Look at World Of Their Own’s New Site!

Welcome World of Their Own to their new home at Hornbeam Park Harrogate!  They’ll be swinging open those saloon doors this weekend for pre-booked parties but their official opening day…

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Internet Safeguarding Basics for Parents 

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New Year Priorities: Coppice Valley

With the New Year upon us, it’s that time of year when everyone is talking about resolutions. A quick internet search can provide you with hundreds of ideas of things…

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Birthday Parties at The Little Gym Harrogate

HURRY! OUR BIRTHDAY SLOTS ARE FILLING UP FAST… BOOK IN JANUARY TO RECEIVE £50 OFF!  You might know that here at The Little Gym Harrogate we have serious fun in…

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Kumon – how tutoring could help your child….

How does Kumon work? What’s the secret?   How has Kumon earned its reputation for being one of the most successful methods of learning in the world? How can it…

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New in 2019 Independent Bars and Eateries in Harrogate

I wrote this blog last year, and its fast becoming my favourite thing to write about!  Its so wonderful to see that it’s been another great year for new independent…

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Fit4Life Weight Management progrmme

Fit4Life is a 12 week weight management programme that aims to promote healthy eating and physical activity to achieve healthy sustainable weight loss.   It has a track record of achieving successful results: …

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2019 Harrogate Mumbler Awards Winner Revealed

Congratulations and thank you to everyone who made the 2019 Harrogate Mumbler Awards in association with Bristol Street Motors Vauxhall the biggest & best yet! Mumblers’ Favourite Children’s Retailer sponsored…

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Creating a Calm and Creative Christmas

While Christmas is a magical time of year, it can also be quite stressful when it comes to deciding what to buy. More often than not, you buy your child…

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We wish you a Merry Quizmas 2019!

It’s the last week in the office for us here at Harrogate Mumbler so thought we’d get in the Christmas spirit with our very own Christmas Quiz!   Give it a…

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Give the gift of relaxation with the Turkish Baths Harrogate!

Advertorial Blog for Turkish Baths From now until the big day, the Turkish Baths team will be on hand to provide advice and assistance on finding the perfect gift for…

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Choosing your child’s first school: Coppice Valley Primary School Guest Blog.

As parents, we’ve already hit the jackpot in Harrogate as we have many great schools in our town. Each comes with their own unique offers and characteristics, just like your…

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Fostering North Yorkshire – Meet Cameron, 14 – here he tells his story

Meet Cameron – he’s 14. Things aren’t good between Cameron and his parents right now. There’s been a lot of arguments and shouting going on at home for some time…

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The Halloween Adventure at Stockeld Park Opens 26th October 2019

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Spilmans Pumpkin Festival: A Mumbler review

Guest Review by Local Mumbler, Vicky York Mumbler Vicky recently went to Spilmans Pumpkin Festival near Thirsk with her friend and four children. Find out what they thought about their…

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Coppice Valley Primary School Outlines Future Ambitions

Coppice Valley Primary School, based on the outskirts of Harrogate town centre, has announced a number of initiatives as it seeks to enhance its educational offer, children’s wellbeing and engagement…

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Halloween at Harrogate Museums & Knaresborough Castle

I love this time of year at work. Yes, it’s been rather busy with a bit of cycling (!), the end of exhibitions of beautiful wedding dresses in the Pump…

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Harrogate District Primary School Open Days 2019

Was your child born between 1st September 2015 and 31st Aug 2016?  If so, your mini mumbler is due to start school in September 2020. Isn’t it just ridiculous how…

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A Hidden Educational Gem in the Heart of Harrogate

If you have a child who was born between 1st September 2015 and the 31st August 2016 then believe it or not, your “baby” is due to start school next…

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Life as a three year old ‘Funny Bug’- Guest Blog by the Little Gym Harrogate

Funny what? Funny Bugs! That’s what we call our three year olds here at The Little Gym. Being a Funny Bug is a very important time for your little one!…

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Relax at Turkish Baths Harrogate

Advertising feature for the Turkish Baths Located in the heart of Harrogate, The Turkish Baths Harrogate is the hidden jewel in the relaxation crown of the town! With over 122…

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The outdoor heated swimming pool at Rudding Holiday Park is open to the public this weekend.

The outdoor heated swimming pool at Rudding Holiday Park is open to the public this weekend and will be open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until the 29th September 2019. The weather…

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20 cheap and easy summer activities

School’s almost out for summer and quality time with the kiddos is right around the corner – but how to fill six whole weeks without breaking the bank? Unless a…

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Did you know you can pay for some childcare tax free?

No? Me neither until yesterday, but I’ve just signed up for the governments “Tax Free Childcare” scheme and already I’ve saved £12 on a single day school holiday club for…

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Could you do something really special?

Fostering North Yorkshire is recruiting Specialist Foster Carers to work with our local children and young people If you have experience of caring for or working with young people, consider…

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Mumbler Reviews… Hesketh Farm Park

*This is a review post for Hesketh Farm Park, we received our entrance tickets in exchange for this post but as always, this is our honest and fair review. Hesketh…

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Mumbler Reviews Deershed Family Festival

Deershed isn’t a cheap way to spend a weekend, so Harrogate Mumbler went along for the first time to see if it is worth it. What can I say? we…

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10 ideas for days out & things to do in Harrogate and Knaresborough during May half term

The 2019 May half-term is upon us and for children and parents in Harrogate and Knaresborough it is a fantastic opportunity to get outside & visit some fantastic local attractions….

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Gala Days & Community Fairs in Harrogate and surrounding areas 2019

A gala or community fair is a huge community effort, usually raising money for local charitable causes providing a day packed with fun while bringing people together. There are quite…

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Could fostering be your next move?

Have you worked with children or young people in a professional capacity or are you already a foster carer? Do you have the skills needed to deal with complex or…

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Foster Carers Harrogate: Have you got that special something?

Advertising Feature by Fostering North Yorkshire To be a foster carer you don’t need to be a super hero – but if you have looked after children, have worked with…

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Indoor Activities for Winter in Harrogate

Its that time of year again when you can go down to Valley Gardens on a Saturday morning and not have to queue for the swings. Otherwise known as winter!…

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New Year, New You.

Its that time of the year, the past month you’ve probably stuffed yourself up on mince pies, pigs in blankets & a tub of quality street. Now its time to…

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Fostering a teenager with Fostering North Yorkshire

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…

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Mumbler reviews Rudding Park Spa

The Supper & Spa offer at Rudding Park makes a very luxurious treat a bit more affordable….. It really is the perfect place for a child free evening with the…

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The 2018 Harrogate Mumbler Awards Video Highlights

Were you there? Did you see the action first hand? If not, don’t panic- you can now see the highlights from the 6th Annual Mumbler Awards which were held on…

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Christmas Shopping in Harrogate’s Independents….Mumbler’s favourites

It’s my first Christmas in Harrogate and I can’t tell you how much I’m looking forward to shopping in local independent stores for Christmas presents. We are spoilt with the…

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Christmas on a budget

Whilst most of us love Christmas, it can be an expensive time of year with heating bills going up, presents to buy on top of all the food, drink and festive…

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Mumbler reviews….Mother Shipton’s Christmas Experience

Saturday afternoon, grey skies, STILL raining, 3 fairly grumpy children (age 1, 5 &6) and we are heading off to  a Christmas Experience feeling a little less than 100% festive!!…

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Elf on the Shelf in Harrogate

Have you had a Christmas Elf visit before? Do you want one but don’t know where to buy one in Harrogate? It’s loads of fun, and spreads the Christmas magic…

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The winners of the 2018 Harrogate Mumbler Awards

The Harrogate Mumbler Awards 2018 in association with Bristol Street Motors Vauxhall was a roaring success. The theme was horse racing, and as well as decorating race hats, guests were…

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Mumbler reviews….. Harrogate’s newest independent bars & eateries

2018 has been a great year for Harrogate and the opening of new bars and eateries. What’s especially nice to see is whilst the big high street chains can’t seem…

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Mumbler reviews…. Harry Potter Warner Bros Studio Tour

So, the tricky thing for me writing this is to not spoil the surprises in store at Warner Bros Studios. For any fan of Harry Potter this is a fantastic…

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Halloween & Bonfire Night Safety Tips from North Yorkshire Fire Service

Mumbler has been to Harrogate Fire Station to meet (the very lovely) Helen Richardson, Community Safety Officer for Harrogate & Ripon who has given us some invaluable advice to keep…

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Mumbler reviews Gino’s with 5 kids (are we mad?)

So Harrogate Mumbler were invited along to Ginos to give our honest opinion of the Family Dining experience which unfortunately meant we had to take (all) of our Mini Mumblers…

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Mumbler Awards “Community Award” Finalists 2018

Wow! I’m not kidding when I say that this was a tough job. Every single one of the nominees for the brand new Harrogate Mumbler Community Award 2018 was a…

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Congratulations to Meghan & Prince Harry!

Here at Harrogate Mumbler we are absolutely thrilled on this drizzly Monday morning to hear the wonderful news that Meghan & Prince Harry are expecting their first child together in…

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Fostering North Yorkshire are desperately short of supported lodgings in the Harrogate area

Fostering North Yorkshire are part of North Yorkshire County Council and they are responsible for helping our counties most vulnerable children and teenagers find the loving homes and support that…

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Secrets for Stress-Free School Mornings

We caught up with Kate Henebury owner of The Little Gym Harrogate and mum of three on her secrets for ensuring stress free school mornings (if such a thing exists!!) Do you ever feel…

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Too early for the C word?

Is it too early to say the C word?  Apparently not – most websites are already taking bookings and I’ve been reliably informed that if you don’t book your slot…

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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…

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Finalist in the 2018 Harrogate Mumbler Awards Announced

The Harrogate Mumbler Awards in Association with Bristol Street Motors Vauxhall The wait is over and we can now reveal the shortlist. Thank you to all of you who nominated…

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Is your “baby” starting school this September?

I often think the start of the school year is a bit like Christmas – always surprises us by coming around so quickly. No sooner have we stopped worrying about…

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Holidays with a toddler

Mumblers resident blogger Kayti Mewis has just returned from her first abroad trip with her daughter. To say that she was aprehensive was an understatement… “After 22 months we’ve finally…

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Things to do in Harrogate for families

If you’re visiting Harrogate for the first time with your family, firstly, a big friendly Harrogate Mumbler welcome – and secondly – good choice! Harrogate is such a lovely town…

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Mumbler Visits Mother Shiptons in Knaresborough.

Mother Shipton is England’s most famous Prophetess, predicting amongst other things The Great Fire of London in 1666. She was born in 1488, in a cave next to the river…

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Fathers Day 2018 in Harrogate

With only a couple of days to go until Father’s Day – for those of you that haven’t got round to finding the perfect gift for the Dads in your…

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Why Sleeping Through the Night is a Myth

Sponsored Blog by Little Sleep Stars Whenever I work with a client and ask what their sleep goals are, “sleeping through the night” is almost always on the list –…

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An insight into the thoughts of one of England’s most senior family law Judges

Is there a bias against husbands in relation to spousal support? Should there be a time limit on spousal support? Is divorce law outdated? Should co-habiting couples be given the…

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Independence: Being School Ready

Primary school places were allocated this morning and I sincerely hope that you got the place that you were hoping for. If you didn’t, please don’t panic! If you were…

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Could you help unlock the future for a young person?

Do you live in the Harrogate district? Our award winning No Wrong Door service is looking for people from all walks of life, who could help young people to turn…

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Five things to put on your family protection ‘to do’ list

No one like to think about what would happen to their families, should the worst happen to yourself as a parent however burying your head in the sand just isn’t…

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Meet Gill & Keith, they’ve been fostering young people for 32 years

We’d like to tell you about our friends Keith and Gill Some of our Fostering North Yorkshire team went to Coxwold to celebrate Keith and Gill Burn’s achievements – and…

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Mumbler reviews…. Harrogate Climbing Centre

Mumbler was asked to go and try out Harrogate Climbing Centre, see what we thought and write a review. I thought, “great – it’s Half Term, that will fill up…

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Mumbler visits the Warner Bros. Studio Tour – The Making of Harry Potter’

The mini Mumbler has just turned 9 years old and she didn’t want a party. The only thing that she wanted to do to celebrate her birthday was a visit…

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The Mumbler Dads review Chill Factore in Manchester

It’s a tough Job but someone’s got to do it. Mumbler Dads David & Jo were invited to try a snowboarding lesson at the Chill Factore in Manchester, read about…

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Fostering Teenagers, Changing Lives

Hello – we’d like to tell you about the new film made by Fostering North Yorkshire. Called Fostering Teenagers, Changing Lives, the film challenges the myth that fostering teenagers is…

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Mumbler Awards 2017: The Winners

Once again, the Harrogate Mumbler Awards in association with Bristol Street Motors Vauxhall was a sell-out success. On Friday night over 300 local business owners, childcare workers with their friends…

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Who Gets the Dog? Guest Blog by Raworths Family Law

Nov 2017 The case for pets during a separation by Joanna Lofthouse, Senior Associate in the Family team at Raworths This is a question I’m asked surprisingly often when advising clients…

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Fostering Teenagers

Hello – we’d like to tell you a bit about fostering teenagers. Lots of our foster carers tell us they get so much out of fostering teenagers. Teenagers entering the…

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Don’t Get Burned on Bonfire Night. Safety Advice by Watson Training Services

Every year around 1,000 people will visit A&E for treatment of a firework-related injury in the four weeks around the 5th November. But with some basic first aid skills, everyone…

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How do you know if a relationship is abusive? Guest Blog by IDAS

In the early years of starting a family, relationships can come under pressure. The joy of having children can also bring stresses and strains. A relationship can begin to shift…

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Have you ever considered fostering?

Hello – we’d like you to meet Liana and her mum, Alison. “I never let our foster children feel left out when I have my friends over. Everyone just gets…

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Want to know if you were nominated for a 2017 Mumbler Award?

We are busy counting up all of the nominations to find out who made it to the shortlist but in the meantime, are any of you interested to find out…

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How to get your child ‘School ready’ Part III – Mind your Language

This is Part III in a series of short articles about how you can support your child as September and the start of their Reception year approaches. You can see…

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An open letter to parents of three and four year olds.

The government has brought in “free” childcare for many 3 and 4 years olds from today, however as the full picture emerges, it would seem that many, if not all…

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Free Summer Holiday Activities!

‘Fun is FREE’ Have lots of it this Summer Holiday in Harrogate! Keeping the kids happy and entertained throughout the Summer Holiday in the Harrogate and Knaresborough area doesn’t need…

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Credit where credit is due…. Guest Blog by Raworths Family Law

One year on from the introduction of Universal Credit in Harrogate, so where are we now? What is Universal Credit? Universal Credit is a payment system that was introduced in…

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Harrogate Mumbler Awards 2017: The Nominations Are Open!

We are delighted to announce that the 2017 Mumbler Awards are officially open. Pop across to the brand new Mumbler Awards section to nominate your favourites this year. Nominations will…

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How do you choose the best school for your child? Guest Blog

It can be a daunting task, applying for your child’s primary school place. If you live within North Yorkshire and your child was born between 1 September 2012 and 31 August…

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Mumbler Awards 2016 Highlights!

Check out the highlights of this years’ Mumbler Awards! Massive thanks to Reel Film for producing the video

Mumbler Awards in the Media

At Mumbler HQ we’re still coming down from our post-Mumbler Awards high after Friday’s epic event, but we’re absolutely over-the-moon to see the coverage in the local media and could…

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Why Do I Need Protection?

I regularly get asked this question by clients and I’m often told; I’m young fit and healthy, it costs too much, I have death in service or a variety of…

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Do you really need to go to A & E?

A & E departments in hospitals in the UK are extremely busy at the moment and Harrogate is no different. The Harrogate District Foundation Trust website is urging patients to…

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Stray bonfire 2016

A huge thank you to the staff and children at Little Dragons Day Nursery in Harrogate for making such a fabulous “Guy Fawkes” for the Stray bonfire on Saturday 5th…

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The glory of Grandmothers and why we should treasure every one of them, guest blog.

Lizzie Hughes, Project Development Worker at the Harrogate Easier Living Project, discusses the glory of Grandmothers and why we should treasure every one of them. “I might be showing my…

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Last chance to vote for the 2016 Mumbler Awards

  The countdown has begun for final voting in this year’s Mumbler Awards. The annual accolades honour the most family-friendly local businesses and services. Now in their fourth year, the…

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A quick divorce based on irreconcilable differences. Guest Blog by Raworths Family Law

Sounds good doesn’t it. A quick divorce. Once you’ve made the decision you want it to happen. We see many married couples who do wish to separate and resolve matters…

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Perfect family holiday at Votre Vacances in France

When Mumbler HQ was invited to try out a family friendly holiday at “Votre Vacances” in north-western France, we couldn’t believe our luck! We were delighted to receive the invitation…

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Mumbler Awards 2016 Finalists Announced

Congratulations to all our Mumbler Awards 2016 Finalists! Voting will open later today on the www.mumblerawards.com website. Voting will close at midnight on 9th October 2016. Good Luck!   Mumblers’…

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GT Service

20% Mumbler Discount Book your car in for a  service, MOT,  fix or health check and receive this discount on any parts! Any car, shape, model and size! Quote “Mumbler”…

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Guest blog by Chris Binnie, a trustee of Our Angels Charity & Support Group

Guest blog by Chris Binnie, a trustee of Our Angels Charity & Support Group The death of a child is the worst possible thing that can happen to a parent and here…

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CHILDCARE CHOICES – A nursery perspective Guest Blog

In the 15 years that we have been running our Harrogate nurseries, I have often pondered on what criteria parents use when deciding on childcare, and how sometimes we as…

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Welcome to Harrogate Mumbler

Welcome to the brand new Harrogate Mumbler website!  The Facebook group has been such a success over the past 18 months I thought it was high time that we took…

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