The Mumbler blog is a collection of our own blogs, reviews, guest entries, interesting articles and anything else that we like the look of!

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A selection of some of the blogs that have featured on Ripon & Nidderdale Mumber are below:

Mumbler Review: Studfold Adventure Nature Trail

Mumbler Review: Brimham Rocks Adventure Farm

What’s On This Summer At Fountains Abbey

7 Tricks To Play On The Kids This April Fool’s Day

Ways To Encourage A Reluctant Reader


Mumbler Review: Christmas At Thorp Perrow

Mumbler was lucky enough to be invited along to meet Santa and his elves in his home-from-home grotto at Thorp Perrow. Thorp Perrow Arboretum is tucked away in the beautiful countryside of Bedale. It offers acres of woodland and beautiful gardens to explore along winding trails, a bird of prey centre with daily flying displays,…

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FREE, Low Cost Or Reduced Entry Activities: Christmas

Every season Mumbler goes in search of the best budget-friendly activities and best deals around to keep the kids entertained. So, we’ve got a list of some of the best free, low-cost or reduced entry fee activities on in our area in the run up to Christmas.   Get free entry to the beautiful Fountains…

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A Round-Up Of Local Christmas Fairs, Markets & Lights

With so many Christmas events and activities taking place in the run up to the big day, we have put together a round-up of local Christmas fairs, markets and Christmas lights switch-on events to make sure you don’t miss a thing.   We’ve got all the best places to find gifts, sample festive food and…

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How To Track Santa On Christmas Eve

Mumbler has listed of some of the best free Christmas apps and websites including how to track Santa on Christmas Eve, receive a phone call from the man himself and how to reroute him to Granny’s house for those children worried about Santa finding them on Christmas Eve if they’re not at home.   These…

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Bishop Thornton Children Study History First-Hand

At Bishop Thornton C of E Primary School, Class One children experienced the excitement of living, oral history when they hosted a History Afternoon Tea, inviting grandparents and local people to come and talk about how the village and the school have changed over time.   Guests brought in a wonderful array of historic photographs…

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Ripon Children’s Christmas Appeal 2018

Shelley Leslie from the Ripon Children’s Christmas Appeal explains how you can help support local families this year.   Christmas as we all know is a time for giving and spending precious time with our loved ones, however for some families it is a period of worry and guilt as they have to make choices…

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Mumbler Review: Lotherton Hall Christmas Experience 2018

Last night, our friends from North Leeds Mumbler and West 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…

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The Creation Station & Moo Music Christmas Activities

The Creation Station and Moo Music have some big plans in the run up to Chrsitmas. Book soon to avoid disapointment as places fill up fast. Quote Mumbler when you book to make sure you receive a FREE crafty gift when you go to any of the activities. Handmade Christmas Creative Crafters 5th December 8pm…

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Glasshouses Community Primary School Open Day

If you are currently considering a school place for your child and you have not heard of Glasshouses Community Primary School already, here are a few reasons why you may want to come and visit us…   Glasshouses Community Primary School is situated in the heart of Nidderdale’s ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ which enhances the…

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Mumbler Review: Making Tracks Walking Pack For Kids

Making Tracks is a beautifully presented collection of booklets created especially for children to help them take the lead on a family walk using the hand-drawn maps and instructions contained within.   The booklets also contain interesting bits of information, little challenges and things to spot along the way keeping it fun and exciting. They…

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