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Kids Eat Free in Harrogate Revolucion de Cuba

Advertising Feature for Revolucion de Cuba Are you looking for somewhere to eat with the kids for free this February half term in Harrogate? Then look no further than the brilliant Revolucion de Cuba on Parliament Street, Harrogate! They are open from 10am and serve food 10am-10 pm everyday.   One kid eats free with…

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Mumbler Reviews Water Babies Swimming Lessons

Advertising Feature for Waterbabies North Yorkshire SJ Barker (mum of two) runs our our sister site, Ryedale Mumbler has been taking her children swimming with Water Babies for many years and this summer as her youngest child Eliza is now a competent swimmer, her time with Waterbabies will come to an end. Here she explains…

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We need your stories!

Founded in 1978, Genesis Research Trust, based at Imperial College London, is the largest collaboration of reproductive health researchers in the UK. It is the only charity of its kind to work consistently at the heart of original leading-edge research investigating why and how things can go wrong with conception, pregnancy and birth; delivering real…

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Beauty, Nails & Tan by Hannah Shackleton

Beautiful Nails, Tan & Brows in Harrogate by Hannah Shackleton. Based in Jennifer Parker Salon in central Harrogate, Hannah can make you look amazing! Whether it’s a regular manicure or to get you looking perfect for a holiday or big event, Hannah comes highly recommended. “Hannah has been doing my nails for over 4 years…

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George Clarke is looking for families, couples or singles to be a part of his Channel 4 programmes this year…

Advertising Feature from Amazing Productions In search of Pre-1940’s properties and ‘Change of Use’ renovations for the new TV series. In ‘George Clarke’s Old House, New Home’, George can help you to make the most of your period property. Are you about to start (or have started) to renovate/re design your house or flat to…

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Lambing, Calving and Glamping at Humble Bee Farm!

Humble Bee Farm is nestled in the Yorkshire Wolds near to Scarborough and the Yorkshire Coast. They have a range of accommodation on their working farm from luxury cottages to Wigwam®  Cabins, Yurts and standard camping. I took my kids for a surprise weekend away their last September and we loved it, we’re planning to…

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Oulton Hall luxury spa day from just £75 per person!

Advertising Feature for Oulton Hall After the stress of Christmas (although this feels like a lifetime ago), it’s time to focus on you.  Take some time out to relax with friends, recharge the body and feel good from the inside out with our superb spa days. Oulton Hall is located 30 miles from Harrogate in…

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Mumbler reviews…. Q61 Salon

Last week I got invited to a blogging event at the newly opened Q61 salon opened in Harrogate on Albert Street. The first thing that struck me about this place was the space and the décor. Decorated in a minimalistic way, lots of clean lines and cool industrial light fittings. There’s also a nod to…

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Dealing with Birth Trauma; and how best to avoid it

Birth Trauma affects far too many. Even what is deemed as a “textbook birth” can still leave its mark. Not just in the early days, but months and years later. Often the mother may be diagnosed with PND, but PTSD could be at the cause of that particular symptom. Please don’t think you just need…

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HARROGATE’S INDOOR FUNFAIR RETURNS TO YORKSHIRE EVENT CENTRE

Harrogate’s indoor funfair for families will return to the Yorkshire Event Centre next month after a hugely successful inaugural event last year. The huge Hall 1, which is the biggest single event space in the North East, will once again be filled with rides to suit all ages from dodgems and waltzers to the cup…

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Looking for healthy snacks for your kids? Ditch the junk with a monthly Treat Trunk

If you’re anything like me, it can be a nightmare trying to source healthy, affording and appetising snacks for your kids. Now you can take the hassle out of family snacks with a monthly Treat Trunk – a brand new subscription box filled with healthy snacks for all the family to enjoy together. Mumblers discount:…

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Charity Gala to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day

To celebrate World Down Syndrome Day 2019, I will be holding my 4th Charity Gala in aid of Martin House Hospice and Sunshine and Smiles – two local charities very close to my heart.  Martin House has been providing family-led care and support for children and young people with life-limiting conditions for more than 30…

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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! And if there’s one thing you can guarantee about winter in Harrogate is that it’s going to be cold. So we thought we’d focus on…

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HOST FOREIGN STUDENTS IN YOUR HOME

Centre of English Studies in Harrogate are recruiting friendly new homestay providers for Spring/Summer 2019. 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 intensive,…

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Book your smear test now…

I was so excited when the letter arrived- I recognised it immediately and ripped it open at once… “YES! 3 years have flown past and I’m just so thrilled that it’s already time for another smear test!” Said no women in the history of woman-kind EVER! Like most women aged 25 to 64 (who are registered…

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January Offers at The Little Gym, Harrogate

The Little Gym Harrogate offers progressively structured classes and a positive learning environment to create opportunities for your child to try new things and build self-confidence, all with a grin that stretches from ear to ear!   Trained instructors nurture happy, confident kids through a range of classes like parent/child classes and gymnastics, plus fun extras…

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Discover more at Tropical World this Winter

Tropical World at Roundhay Park is one of the most loved family attractions in Leeds and is the perfect day out during these colder months. You can escape the cold while also experiencing an unforgettable journey through Tropical World’s various exotic and interesting zones. Take a trek through the rainforest, desert, aquarium and waterfall areas…

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Fostering North Yorkshire – Meet Jackson – he’s 12 and here he tells his story…

‘Things weren’t good at home. I was sent to my room a lot, mum and my step dad were always shouting at me, telling me I was stupid and lazy and stuff. I got punched and hit quite often. My step dad hit me really hard once when I couldn’t do my homework and left…

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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 set your New Years Resolutions. According to a recent poll, the most common New Year’s resolutions include: Exercise more (38 per cent) Lose weight (33…

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Mary Poppins Animation Workshop at Harrogate Film Festival 2019

Are you children Mary Poppins mad? Do they want to learn about animation magic? This February half-term come along to a fun Mary Poppins themed animation workshop for all the family (from ages 4+) The Harrogate Film Festival Mary Poppins Animation Workshop is at the Mercer Art Gallery on 2nd March 2019 Draw a chalk…

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How Smart Cells babies have benefited from clinical trials in cerebral palsy

Cerebral palsy is the most prevalent neurological disorder of childhood, affecting 17 million people worldwide. It is estimated that 1 in 400 babies are born with this condition in the UK who require lifelong care as it is a lifelong disability with severity that increases with age. Treatment can help children with cerebral palsy, however,…

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Forest Holidays

A Forest Holiday is the ideal setting for your UK family break. Whatever you want or need, from travel cots to bicycle hire, from pre-booked activities to movies in your cabin, we’ve got it covered. All you have to do is gather your family and enjoy your break in the forest. It’s perfect for getting the…

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Visit Dalby Forest & do the Zog trail from 11th January 2019

Following the success of the Gruffalo, Stick Man and Highway Rat trails at Forestry Commission sites across England, Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s magical children’s picture book, Zog, will be the new activity trail for families to enjoy at Dalby Forest this winter. Launching on 11 January 2019, the trail will follow the premiere of the…

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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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Things to do in January….

How about ice Skating?  There isn’t an ice skating rink in Harrogate however we have gathered up the information for the closest seasonal and year round ice-skating rinks near Harrogate. Stockeld Park– Christmas Outdoor Covered Ice Rink open until 7th January 2019. Skate only Tickets from £10pp inc skate hire. The Yorkshire Winter Wonderland at…

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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 girls or a romantic date night. The Supper & Spa included a two course meal from 6pm followed by a few hours using the Spa…

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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 Friday 23rd November. You can see the full list of 2018 Mumbler Awards winners and the footage from the Nurseries horse race here: harrogate.mumbler.co.uk/the-winners-of-the-2018-harrogate-mumbler-awards/ A…

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Late Night Shopping in Harrogate

It’s the last week of Christmas shopping. Store Opening hours are subject to change so please check on the stores websites before you travel! Below are the opening times at Harrogate’s biggest stores: Marks & Spencer (Town Centre)   Debenhams  (Updated 17/2/18)   Next (new store in Victoria Shopping Centre) Mon- Sat 09.00- 18.00 Sun 10.30 -16.30 Victoria Shopping…

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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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