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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 is a new STEAM+M children’s programme.

Guest Blog by The Fern Club… 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…

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

  Gill Sims is the hugely talented mum behind the brilliant and hilarious “Peter & Jane” blog and she’s coming to Harrogate as part of the Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival on Thursday 18 October at 8pm. Gill’s blog, Peter and Jane, became a cult sensation for her honest, sweary account of Mummy, Daddy and their two ‘precious moppets’…

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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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Mumbler Reviews Tiny Globetrotters

Our guest reviewer Charlotte and her Mini Mumbler recently went along to try the brand new Tiny Globetrotters class, found out what they thought here… “As a brand new concept, aimed at bringing big adventures to little ones here in North Leeds, Mini-Mumbler and I were keen to see what Tiny Globetrotters had to offer….

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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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Mumbler Reviews Deershed Family Festival

300 weekend adult early bird tickets for the tenth edition of North Yorkshire’s Deer Shed Festival will go on sale tomorrow (Thursday 6th September) at 10am. 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?…

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Ripon Mumbler Reviews Brimham Rocks Adventure Farm

Our neighbouring Mumbler, Ripon & Nidderdale Mumbler recently visited Brimham Rocks Adventure Farm. Here is how she got on…. “Before yesterday I can quite honestly say I’d never brushed a pig before. Our visit to Brimham Rocks Adventure Farm changed that. Set just below Brimham Rocks on a working farm in the beautiful rolling hills of…

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Family Day at York Races

The Press Family Raceday is fun for all the family, with seven thoroughbred races, and a Charles Owen Pony race at the beginning of the card, as well as our ‘interactive racing zone’ which includes fun and games for our youngest racegoers. Elsewhere look out for bouncy castles and slides, face painting, pony rides and lots…

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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 this year and congratulations to all of our 2018 Harrogate Mumbler Awards finalists. Q.What should you do now if you’re a finalist? A. Ask your…

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Full list of nominees for the 2018 Harrogate Mumbler awards

We are busy doing the final count of all of the nominations to find out who made it to the finals in 2018, but in the meantime, are any of you interested to find out if you were nominated? See below for the full list of nominations. Congratulations to all of those who were nominated….

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

Evolve Psychology 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 Harrogate, we…

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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 how we are going to keep our little ones occupied without the help of all the amazing pre-school groups we become regulars at and sorted…

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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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Celebrations At Harrogate Ladies’ College As Pupils Achieve Excellent A Level Results

    Pupils at Harrogate Ladies’ College are today celebrating excellent A level results which saw the number of A*-B grades reach 70%, an increase on last year when the school topped the Harrogate league tables based on average point score per academic entry. Pupils at the school achieved twice the number of A* grades…

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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 done it and had our first family holiday abroad. And you know what – it wasn’t as awful as I expected.  I never really saw…

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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 and it’s totally geared up for families!  If doesn’t matter if you’re looking for something to do in Harrogate with a toddler or your baby,…

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Schools out for summer!!!

  So, the question that most people are asking is ‘when the best time is to buy new school shoes’. The answer is now!! We love to see happy feet and want children to be comfortable and happy too with their latest shoes. School shoes tend to send many parents into a mad panic in…

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Mumbler Reviews Technology in Play

Technology in Play Harrogate are a new holiday camps, running weekly on a Wednesday from the library at the fantastic new Harrogate High School. Each week is themed around a different aspect of STEAM technologies (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Maths) 🤖 TiP Saturday Sessions are open for booking now 🤖 Sessions Jr (3-6 years) Saturday 9.30-10.15am…

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Top tips for a fun and hassle-free family day out in York

Advertising Feature from York Park & Ride Lucy Oates, a freelance journalist and mum based in East Yorkshire, shares her top tips for a fun and hassle-free family day out in York: With its many museums, galleries, theatres, festivals and other attractions, York is a favourite day trip destination for my family and I and,…

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“I scream, you scream, we all scream for Ice-cream”!

The sun has firmly got his hat on and doesn’t look like he’s going anywhere for a while. So here at Harrogate Mumbler we’ve put together a little review of some fun days out in and around Harrogate, which all incorporate one of my favourite things – ice cream! It’s a tough job, but all…

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Beningbrough Hall NEW play equipment – A Mumbler Review

We recently had to cut our holiday short due to bad weather we’ve had in the last few days (camping in the rain at Filey can be endured for a while but not much fun for more than a couple of days!) so we found ourselves with a ‘bonus’ family day yesterday and decided to…

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Lego Addicts take note…. The Great Brick Adventure comes to Harrogate this month

NOBODY wants to wish their kids’ childhood away. How many times have you felt that little pang when your child reaches another milestone on the road to becoming all grown up? From the first day at school to the last, there’s always a little part of us that wants our kids to crystallise and for…

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WIN one of three Family Tickets for the Moscow State Circus at Harewood House in August

Harewood House will play host to one of the most spectacular circus displays in the world when the Moscow State Circus returns from 23rd -28th August.  The world’s most famous circus will bring it’s latest and greats production  GOSTINITSA – a show that promises to have all the spectacle and nerve-tingling, edge of your seat…

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Family Racing at Ripon this August

There are 3 family race days this August: Monday 6th August – Children’s Day Our annual Children’s Day is a fantastic way to introduce your children to the exciting world of horse racing at its best. Not only do we have thrilling racing, on our Children’s day we have lots of FREE activities to make…

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Harrogate Mumbler visits Williams Den

Williams Den has been discussed plenty of times on the Harrogate Mumbler chat group over the past year so I thought that it was time that we reviewed it ourselves. The attraction, which is about 1 hour away from Harrogate (on the way to Hull) opened its doors last summer (2017) so I was very…

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Tiny Globetrotters: How we use travel to inspire our baby and toddler classes

Guest Blog by Tiny Globetrotters When you think of travelling as a family, you might not immediately think of taking toddlers or tiny babies as far afield as Hawaii, India, or Madagascar. However, since our little girl was born, we have had the pleasure of experiencing the benefits travel and exposure to different cultures can…

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STEAM focused Summer Camp, Technology in Play comes to Harrogate

In an ever evolving world where we are surrounded by advancements in technology on every front in every industry, we are now raising a generation of children to whom these technologies will be second nature. I often feel this is a double edged sword with so many wonderful things these advancements bring, I feel that…

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Summer Tennis camps with Tennis Harrogate

At Tennis Harrogate we are a team of dedicated professional Tennis coaches based at Harrogate spa tennis centre, Harlow tennis club and Starbeck tennis club, providing high quality tennis coaching programmes for all ages and abilities. All our coaches are DBS checked and keep up to date with the latest tennis coaching methods. The tennis…

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Loads of sax this week for DJ Mark Green!

Guest Blog by DJ Mark Green Dad of 3 and Mumblers resident DJ Mark Green talks this week about the latest must have entertainment combo for your next event. The summer season for parties and events is well and truly in full swing and it will come as no surprise that weddings are taking the…

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Get your Air-con recharged this summer for just £35+VAT with GT Service

Has the recent lovely weather left you hot and bothered in your car? Now is the time to get it sorted before summer time begins and we have got you covered at GT Service Harrogate. We’ve got a fantastic reduced price Air Con Re-Gas for summer for our Mumblers at just £35 + VAT saving…

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Life Thru the Lens?’ ….the in’s and out’s of newborn photoshoots’

Guest Blog by Lovely Lane Photography So you’ve missed the 14 day window… How important is it to have your newborn images taken before your baby is 14 days old? There are three ‘ideal’ developmental stages for having professional images taken of your baby: 1. Newborn sessions – when your baby is less than 14…

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Nominate for the 2018 Harrogate Mumbler Awards

The first phase of the 2018 Harrogate Mumbler Awards in Association with Bristol Street Motors Vauxhall is now open and you are invited to nominate your favourites now. Nominations close at midnight on 31st July 2018. What Are The Harrogate Mumbler Awards? The Mumbler Awards in association with Bristol Street Motors Vauxhall are the ultimate “Seal of…

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UNMISSABLE SUMMER FAMILY FUN AT PIGLETS ADVENTURE FARM

  From 21st July – 3rd Sept Piglets Adventure Farm is full of unmissable family fun, with amazing magic shows and incredible circus acrobatics, you won’t want to miss it! Get foam fever this summer as you boogie on down with bigger & better Foam Parties daily, watch hilarious Pig Racing in the Pork-shire Hurdle,…

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Big Little Days – big discounts on days out with your little ones

Guest Blog by Big Little Days Big Little Days – the brand new members’ club for Harrogate parents is here and we are very excited about it! 30% off admission to top local family attractions! Big Little Days is a new members’ club who have partnered with top local family attractions to offer exclusive discounts…

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Ryan Sidebottom Cricket Academy at The Grammar School at Leeds

  The Ryan Sidebottom Cricket Academy and Cricket Foundation were both set up in 2014, with the purpose of providing cricket training for children in all areas of Leeds. The Cricket Academy runs at The Grammar School at Leeds (GSAL), and provides holiday camps and weekly training every Friday night in the autumn and winter…

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What a great foster care fortnight we had

Every year, Foster Care Fortnight brings some extra opportunities to promote fostering. For the Fostering North Yorkshire team, this year was one of our busiest ever, they provided fostering features to two online tv stations, our press releases were widely covered, and then Look North approached us to work on a Foster Care Fortnight feature,…

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Register with Harrogate’s Teaching Agency for £50 welcome…

Guest Blog by Precise Education… Precise Education – Harrogate’s Teaching Agency REGISTER NOW FOR £50 WELCOME Precise Education is Harrogate’s Teaching Agency of choice, based here in Harrogate and working with schools and teachers in and around the local area. Due to a growth in popularity and increase in demand for our teachers, we are…

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How to keep your little ones cool when the temperature is soaring!

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 complaining about this long cold winter it’s now time for the real moaning to start, in the words of the early naughties rapper Nellie; “It’s…

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F45 Gym Harrogate- Guest Blog

Finding time for yourself, for a work out can be extremely difficult when you’ve got kids but did you know that there is a new 9:15am F45 class to suit parents straight after school drop off? Can you hear that? The alarm to start another morning of rushing about to get the kids up-and-ready… …and…

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Harrogate Mumbler Fosters Chicks!

We’ve got very exciting news at Harrogate Mumbler, we’re fostering a clutch of eggs and we will get to watch them over the course of 3 week or so while they hatch and grow. We decided to do it in lieu of a birthday party for my 7 year old daughter. She has experienced a…

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What to buy a teacher as an end of year gift

Seriously – how quick is this year going?  It’s nearly the end of the school year already!  Children and teachers across of the country rejoice, whilst, lets face it -us parents are slightly terrified about the thought of keeping these little ones entertained for the next six-to-eight weeks! So let’s hear it for those teachers…

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A treat for your feet – Mumbler reviews Heal Spa

The lovely people at Heal invited me to their medical and wellness spa to try out their signature medical pedicure. It’s a fab idea – bringing medicine and beauty together under one roof. Heals has been open for around a year now, and is owned and run by husband and husband team Oliver and Matthew….

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Outdoor Heated Pool at Rudding is open to the public in June, July & August

The outdoor heated swimming pool at Rudding Holiday Park is open for the public for selected sessions during June, July & August 2018. The outdoor heated swimming pool and children’s paddling pool is located next door to the Deer House Pub, within the Holiday Park at Rudding.  The pool is extremely popular and so booking is…

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Becoming a Freelance Social Media Management: The Pros and Cons

Guest Blog by Gill Bruce, GB-Digital It’s been almost three years now since I chose not to return after maternity leave to my job at a local marketing agency. My eldest child was starting school and it felt like the right time to break away and form shorter working days that would benefit me and…

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The five wonders of Cold Bath Road (and surrounding areas) Guest Blog

I’m pretty new to Harrogate – I moved up here from east London with my husband and daughter a few months ago. So far so good, Harrogate has certainly lived up to the hype. It’s breathtakingly beautiful, clean and from what I can gather has the ratio of fried chicken shops to people just right,…

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Big occasion coming up? Stuck for what to wear? Discover Harrogate’s best kept secret…

Behind a very discreet (you could even say slightly shabby) shop front on Kings Rd, Harrogate, is what can only be described as a clothes shoppers paradise! Just B is the free personalised bereavement counselling branch of St Michaels hospice and yes, the Just B shop is a charity shop, but there all similarity to the traditional…

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Buzzing Offers at Humble Bee Farm

This is an advertorial blog from Humble Bee Farm We’re the place to be at Humble Bee Farm! Humble Bee is a working farm in the peaceful Yorkshire Wolds, close to Scarborough, with a variety of camping, glamping and cottages for you to stay in. You can stay with us and watch Farmer Percy on…

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Mumbler Big Night Off In Leeds With Matt Coyne, AKA ‘Man vs. Baby’

  Parents, leave the kids with the Grandparents and join West Leeds and North Leeds Mumbler at Headrow House in Leeds as we chat to epic Dad and Social Media giant Matt Coyne, also known as Man Vs Baby, about all things parenting! Matt is the creator of ‘that’ Facebook post which went viral back…

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Are you a qualified teacher looking to get back into teaching?

Guest blog by Precise Education….. FREE £50 – Qualified teachers, register now!* Are you a qualified teacher who’s children are growing up? Do you want time for your career again and flexibility to work around your family? Are you looking for advice about getting back into teaching? If the answer is yes, Precise Education is…

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Book your summer camps at the Little Gym Harrogate.

With the long summer holidays on the horizon, The Little Gym Harrogate are getting prepared and have launched their Summer timetable this week. For six weeks of Summer 23rd July – 2nd September, they will be running a mixture of classes and their popular summer camps.  Find out more what they have to offer this Summer in…

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May-Hem Circus at Piglets Adventure Farm

Roll up roll up! From 26th May – 3rd June, be amazed at Piglets crazy May-Hem Circus this May half term. With death defying stunts, upside down juggling and amazing acrobatics, all in the big top tent, it’s unmissable fun for the entire family. Get discounted tickets online at pigletsadventurefarm.com! The Famous Fatt Matt Step…

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