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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 and colder – so its not great to be hanging out on your own, whether in town or in the park or playground.   That’s…

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Christmas & New Year at William’s Den

We have loads of activities on over Christmas and New Year until the 8th January…. Christmas Party Evenings at The Den 22nd December | 7pm – Late Get in the holiday spirit and party till late with us as we open up after hours to light up the winter sky. Expect warming mulled wine and hot…

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Mumbler reviews…. Laura Wrightson Make-up Masterclass

So at the ripe old age of 38, I am suddenly aware that I am in a make-up rut! I am using the same colours and techniques that I have been doing since I was about 16. The products are slightly more high end these days (but I do still love Rimmel mascara!) as I…

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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!! We arrived and were greeted by lovely ladies wearing matching (and I’m told handmade) red Christmas style jackets who explained the format…. The whole area…

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Christmas Film Guide

Whilst there is a lot going on over the Christmas period for families in Harrogate (see our guide here) sometimes its nice to just put your feet up, toast them by the fire and stick on a Christmas Film ?? From the Queens Speech, Soaps, Christmas Specials & plenty of Christmas films the TV schedules…

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Baby’s First Christmas Party at the Little Gym Harrogate

Are you celebrating the first Christmas with your baby? If so, then book yourselves into the Little Gym Harrogate’s special “Babies First Christmas Party” on next Thursday, 13th December 2018 Following on from the success of their recent Halloween party the Little Gym Harrogate are really looking forward to this lovely event. For any child…

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Harrogate Ladies’ College Officially Opens New Wellness Centre Development

PRESS RELEASE 3 December 2018 A ribbon cutting ceremony marked the official opening of a brand new Wellness Centre at Harrogate Ladies’ College recently led by Kate Majid, Chief Executive Officer of The Shaw Mind Foundation. A launch day programme of wellness-related activities included; Yoga, sensory based writing and fitness; workshops on understanding Alzheimers, self-defence…

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Christmas Shopping in local 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 amount of independent stores we have so we’ve compiled a list of some of our favourites and a few ideas for some lovely Christmas gifts….

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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 throughout December. There’s also the added bonus that the mini mumblers must demonstrate lots of good/kind behaviour for the elves to see (it’s worth it…

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WIN one of 5 £100 John Lewis vouchers, just in time for Christmas!

My Expert Midwife is an award-winning new brand, which has developed a unique range of safe, reliable and effective pre and post-natal products designed for new Mums. IF YOU ARE A NEW MUM WITH A CHILD UNDER ONE – we would love to hear from you to find out a little bit about your experiences…

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Christmas at The Majestic Hotel

Christmas Day Lunch The Majestic Hotel Harrogate are proud to host this year’s Christmas Day lunch in our brand new Champagne Bar & Grill. Join us on Tuesday 25th of December for a Family Feast with all the trimmings and none of the washing up! Adults will receive a glass of fizz on arrival to…

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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 activities with the kids. (Not to mention the cost of all those batteries for the new toys!) But some of the most wonderful Christmas traditions…

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Mumbler discount at the Harrogate Christmas tree Centre at the Yorkshire Show Ground 2018

Are you looking for the best Christmas Trees in Harrogate? Then get down to the Harrogate Christmas Tree Centre at the Yorkshire Show Ground this December 2018 and mention “Mumbler” for a 10% discount on real Christmas Trees! Trading for more than 40 years they are the leading retailer of cut Christmas Trees in Harrogate…

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Mumbler reviews Lotherton Hall Christmas Experience 2018

Last week our neighbours, North Leeds Mumbler were invited down to the Lotherton Christmas Experience, which opens to the public tomorrow.  As one of the main attractions in Leeds at Christmas time, there are always high expectations of Lotherton.  We’re happy to say that yet again, this year’s Experience doesn’t disappoint! Hours of fun at…

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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 invited to bet on our very first Mumbler Nurseries Derby Race. 2018 Mumbler Awards Winners Mumblers’ Favourite Children’s Retailer, sponsored by Heal Medical & Wellness…

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Piglets at Christmas 2018

You’ll Never Guess the Best Christmas Day Out Near York this Festive Season… Don’t miss Mid-Week Term Time Discounted Tickets! Whether you’re spending precious time with your Grandchildren or seeing your little piggies enjoy their first ever Christmas, jump aboard Magical Sleigh Rides at Piglets Adventure Farm in Towthorpe, near York for a truly unforgettable,…

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eyehart Photography Winter Photo Shoot…..perfect for Christmas gifts and cards

Having professional photographs taken is a special treat and the memories we create on a shoot will give joy for years to come. What a wonderful Christmas gift that will last way beyond 25th December! Wintery Photo Shoot – Stockeld Park – Saturday 1st December – limited sessions available If you’d love some wintery images…

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Harrogate Tutors Private Tuition – FREE Introductory Lesson

Would you like your child to benefit from one to one tuition delivered by a qualified and experienced tutor? Is your child sitting their GCSE or A Level exams this year? Or maybe they are a little younger but would still benefit from the expert support to help improve their confidence? Harrogate Tutors can help!…

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Snafl – The next generation high street assistant.

Bringing real-time retail with the marriage of digital and physical for the benefit of the consumer and the high street’ Snafl in a nut shell is an app that offers instant, localised offers, discounts and incentives or just a reason for a consumer to visit their store today. Whether that is an experience such as…

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The Aviva Community Fund is open for voting and your local Harrogate causes need your help now!

The voting closes next week on 20th November 2018 so please vote now! The Aviva Community Fund gives you the chance to vote for a local project or charity close to your heart and help them realise their dreams. Whether you have submitted a project yourself or want to help community projects receive funding, now is…

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Christmas and New Year’s Eve Celebrations at Rudding Park

Award winning Rudding Park in Harrogate is a magical venue to celebrate Christmas and New Year. With a wide range of events there really is something for everyone   FAMILY FESTIVE LUNCH, SUNDAY 23 DECEMBER A relaxed family buffet lunch at Rudding House with Christmas activities to entertain the children including; biscuit decorating and the…

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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 to hack the pace, we are seeing small local chains and independent food and drink places in Harrogate flourish. As it’s the time of year…

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Mumbler reviews – Rachel Glendinning (the Grinberg Method) holistic back pain & stress solutions

Rachel Glendinning has recently relocated to Harrogate with her lovely little boy and her holistic back pain and stress solutions business. She invited Mumbler along for taster session at her new premises – The Serenity Centre. Rachel uses The Grinberg Method to address issues with back pain and stress. The Grinberg Method is described as…

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Big Little Days – 30% off admission at your favourite local family attractions!

            Save over £75! Big Little Days – the members club you simply have to join! Join at: www.biglittledays.co.uk Big Little Days gives it’s members 30% discount at all the attractions it partners with – these discounts are worth over £75 with one child alone and are exclusive to Big…

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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 trip worth every penny. The magic starts from the moment you arrive and the die-hard amongst you will notice that even the cones in the…

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Still looking for childcare this week? Try Sporting Influence Harrogate

Sporting Influence are again holding a fun and active camp every day during the October Half Term school holiday. A typical day at camp will consist of up 5 hours of fun activity including games, sports and arts & crafts. Every hour we offer up to 4 different activities and in a day there will be around…

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Christmas Magic at The Garden Room at Tennants

The Garden Rooms at Tennants is the stunning events venue which forms part of Tennants Auctioneers, Europe’s largest family owned sale rooms in Leyburn, in the heart of Wensleydale. The Garden Rooms is the perfect venue to celebrate the Festive Season. With a programme of events, workshops and activities, there is something for everyone to…

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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 our families safe at Halloween & Bonfire Night. To download the full Safety PDF (aimed at KS1 & KS2) please click here Halloween Clothing –…

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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 with us (11 months, 5, 6, 7, & 9). Although we were treated to a complementary lunch there is no amount of pizza that would…

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Isles of Wonder, a hidden gem in Harrogate’s Montpellier Quarter

Isles of Wonder are delighted to announce that they have opened their very first standalone store in the Harrogate’s picturesque Montpellier Quarter. Isles of Wonder is a British lifestyle store that supports, showcases and nurtures the very best of great British craftsmanship and design, artistic flair and the nation’s entrepreneurial spirit. With British design admired and…

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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 deserving finalist, however last week our judging panel whittled down the nominees into a shortlist of 3. These finalists have astounded us by their selfless…

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Autumn in Dalby Forest

Dalby, the Great Yorkshire forest covers over 8,000 acres – perfect for fun, exploration, learning and adventure! If you’ve never been before, it’s about an hour and 15 minutes away from Harrogate, very close to Pickering on the way to Whitby. There are walking and cycling trails for all abilities, exciting play areas, Go Ape,…

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How your child’s body teaches 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 like they’re not listening and not doing as they are asked? This is exactly what their bodies are made for.   Children, particularly in the early…

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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 the spring. Between the two of us Mums working here at Harrogate Mumbler, we’ve got 5 children, ranging in age from 11 months to 9…

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Indoor Funfair at The Yorkshire Showground this Half Term!

Events & Attractions and Yorkshire Event Centre bring you a half term full of all the fun of the fair! So join us this October Half Term, 27th October until 4th November for some wholesome family fun. The Yorkshire Event Centre will be transformed into an indoor funfair ensuring that whatever the weather it won’t…

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Yorkshire Based Pure Skin Lab Sources Natural Skincare For Your Entire Family

Pure Skin Lab is the “onestop” shop for beauty, health & wellbeing for the whole family, is the new venture for Yorkshire Mum, Caroline Huber. After becoming aware that chemicals, which are contained in everyday products, sink into our skin, our biggest organ, and damage our wonderful ‘good cells’, Caroline began making changes for her…

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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 they need. Fostering North Yorkshire not only look for foster homes for younger children, they also find “Supported Lodgings” for local teens. They are currently…

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Mental Health Awareness – What to look for in children and how to help….

Here at Harrogate Mumbler we want to help raise awareness about Mental Health particularly with your children. As a parent you can play a very important role in your child’s mental health. We believe that the emotional wellbeing of your child is just as important as the physical wellbeing. Worryingly, 70% of children and young…

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Evolve Psychology, offering Emotional Well-being, Autism & ADHD assessments moves to new Harrogate base.

Evolve Psychology in Harrogate is an independent psychology and neurodevelopmental practice, founded by Dr Laura Powling, Consultant Clinical Psychologist. Evolve Psychology has moved into its new town centre base at Victoria Avenue on the back of increased demand nationwide for its expertise. Evolve offers Emotional Well-being, Autism, ADHD, child, family and adult assessments. Based in…

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HOST FOREIGN STUDENTS IN YOUR HOME

Centre of English Studies in Harrogate are recruiting friendly new homestay providers for Autumn/ Winter 2018. Hosting students can prove a most rewarding experience; it can also give a unique insight into cultures other than our own. It is a wonderful opportunity for your children to learn more about people from other countries. We offer…

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Former Olympian Joins Highfield Prep School Sports Department

PRESS RELEASE 21 September 2018 Highfield Prep School has appointed a new team of specialist Sports teachers including former Olympic High Jumper, Brendan Reilly, to further enhance the Sports provision at the school. Brendan, who competed at Olympic level in the High Jump for over 10 years, joins the school as Head of Boys Sport….

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H2K, local luxury skincare brand goes global…

H2K owner and local Harrogate mum Hazel Barry has built up a beauty business with global appeal. From its base in Harrogate, H2K now sells luxury skincare and toiletries to hotels around the UK, the Middle East, Australia and in Europe followed by the opening of their H2k flagship store on Montpellier Hill (on the…

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Is there a fast and invisible way to straighten teeth?

There’s no age limit to improving your smile with orthodontics, providing there is good dental health. My patients range from children, to older teenagers and even the over 60’s! However, most older teenagers and adults who would like orthodontic treatment need it to blend in with their school, work and social life – as well…

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Mumbler reviews…. Revolution De Cuba

I was a bit dubious when Revolution De Cuba invited us for a family lunch as I’d always associated the place with boozy cocktails and dancing into the early hours. But how wrong was I – it turns out in the daytime it’s a really family friendly restaurant! Baby changing facilities, room for buggies and…

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Harrogate 2019 UCI Road World Championships

It’s a very exciting time for our lovely little town as the routes for the 2019 UCI World Championships have been announced and basically- it’s all about Harrogate! So what is the UCI World Championships? Well, do you remember the Tour De France stage that we hosted here in 2014? Well, this is going to…

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NEW Online Learning Platform Launches with 50% discount introductory offer…

Good2learn is a brand new, online learning platform for Primary school age children, built and developed in Yorkshire. Its aim is to make life easier to support your child in Maths and English and to help them reach their full potential. The difference with this learning platform is that the lessons are delivered by real people….

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Piglets Pumpkin Festival 2018

FREE PUMPKIN FOR EVERY CHILD AT PIGLETS ADVENTURE FARM With Halloween family fun a-plenty and a FREE pumpkin for every child, there’s so much to do at Pumpkin Festival this October! Taking place from 10am – 5:30pm every weekend in October and every day from 27th October to 4th November at Piglets Adventure Farm, what…

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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 like you are talking to yourself, shouting instructions at your child in an attempt to leave the house on time? With three children to get…

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Quick Fire Questions And Answers With The New Principal At Fulneck School

Earlier this month, Fulneck School near Pudsey welcomed their new Principal, Paul Taylor. Mumbler was lucky enough to grab 10 minutes from his busy schedule for a quick fire question and answer session. In it he tells us about himself and his vision for the school – and we love how open and honest he…

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To 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 soon you might miss out on meeting the big man altogether!   It only feels like yesterday we were eating ice creams and enjoying the summer…

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Charity Fashion Show at The Garden Room, Tennants

Catch some of Yorkshire’s biggest fashion retailers on the catwalk this month at The Garden Rooms at Tennants, Leyburn. This Autumn The Garden Rooms at Tennants are celebrating the best of the region’s high street retailers. Fashion lovers can see new Autumn/Winter ladies and menswear collections for 2018 from retailers including Barkers of Northallerton, John…

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The Fern Club – STEAM+M children’s programme.

The Fern Club is unlike any other STEAM (Science, technology, engineering, art and maths) programme as our main focus throughout the class is movement; STEAM+M. Children are free to move from activity to activity as they please, experiencing STEAM inspired skills as they go. For children aged 2-7 years we specialise in promoting a love…

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Turkish Baths, newly refurbished and better than ever!

What a fun evening the hubby and I had at the Turkish Baths re-launch party last week! After being closed for refurbishment for the last ten weeks, the Baths are now open and better than ever! The first thing that struck me when entering the building was how light and spacious the reception area was….

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Countryside Live returns on the 20th & 21st October 2018

Are you struggling to find things to do on a weekend with the children now that the weather is turning? Plans are often scuppered now that it’s getting rainy and colder? Don’t worry! Next weekend (Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st October 2018) sees the return of the utterly brilliant Countryside Live! It’s kind of like…

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“Peter and Jane”, the blog by Gill Sims is a cult sensation

Gill Sims will be at the Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival at The Crown Hotel on Thursday 18 October at 8pm. Tickets: £14. Book online harrogateinternationalfestivals.com or Box Office: 01423 562 303 Gill Sims is the hugely talented mum behind the brilliant and hilarious “Peter & Jane” blog and she’s coming to Harrogate as part of…

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The Pure Collection Clearance Event – Harrogate Pavilions – 19th September.

Want to get up to 75% off luxury cashmere and clothing? Pure Collection offers the finest quality cashmere that is effortlessly wearable, gorgeously soft and endlessly chic, no wonder it is the perfect choice for timeless, stunning style. They are holding an exclusive Clearance Event at the Pavilions of Harrogate on Wednesday 19th September, from…

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

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

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Enjoy-a-Ball, action packed, funfilled, weekly sports coaching sessions, ages 3-8

The new term has started at Enjoy-a-Ball and a few spaces are still available. Enjoy-a-Ball is the best place to go if you are looking for award winning sports coaching classes. For 3 year olds to Year 3 at school. Classes are held locally in Harrogate and Knaresborough. Enjoy-a-Ball classes are action-packed, fun filled weekly…

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FREE Heritage Open Days 2018

Heritage Open Days are taking place Thurs 6th – Sun 9th & Thurs 13th – Sun 16th September Different venues are opening different days so be sure to double check the dates as you plan your visits. Who doesn’t need some FREE days out ideas after the Summer holidays?! Heritage Open Days is England’s largest festival of history and culture, bringing together over…

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Eating out with toddlers (Where to go in Harrogate and how to survive!)

I remember when my little girl was born and a friend of mine came to visit – with her then 20-month old. I was hoping she’d pass on some pearls of wisdom on the whole parenting malarkey, but the only advice she gave me was to go out for dinner as much as you can whilst…

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