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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


Independent Schools Open Days

If you’re looking at sending your child to one of the many brilliant Independent Schools in the area then we’d really recommend going along to their open days! Queen Ethelburga’s January 18th 10.30am – 3pm,  Senior School Open Day. Join us for our Senior School Open Day on 18 January 2020 – meet our outstanding…

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Step up for a marathon in a month challenge

Want to get motivated to keep fit in 2020? Saint Michael’s hospice is setting a feel-good New Year challenge to help people get outside, get fit and make a difference – one step at a time! The Marathon in a Month challenge invites people to complete 26.2 miles between January 20 and February 20th, by…

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Ripon & Nidderdale Mumbler Franchisee

It’s back to the old routine this week for many working parents across the UK, but maybe it’s time for a change? A completely flexible way of working. 💜We are looking for new Ripon & Nidderdale Mumbler Franchisee to join us.💜 Did you resent having to miss your kids nativity this Christmas because you couldn’t…

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New nursery manager appointed at Belmont Grosvenor’s Magic Tree Nursery.

An ‘outstanding’ children’s nursery set in 20-acres of grounds on the outskirts of Harrogate has appointed a new manager. Jo Henderson, who has worked at independent prep school Belmont Grosvenor for the past seven years, has been appointed Manager of its Magic Tree Nursery. Mum-of-two Jo has been promoted from her most recent role as Deputy…

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Meet Chloe – could you fostering be for you?

Christmas and New Year can be magical times…but for some young people – like Chloe – its the time of year when the evenings are dark and cold – so its not great to be hanging out on your own, whether in town or in the park or playground, if you just need to get…

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Mumbler Reviews – The Harrogate Spa

It’s a tough job but someone’s got to do it.  This Monday I was invited along to check out The Harrogate Spa at the Double Tree by Hilton Harrogate Majestic Hotel and Spa.  The whole hotel has recently undertaken a massive refurbishment, with the Spa only re-opening a couple of weeks ago.  This was my…

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Fit4life adult weight management programme 

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:  “I joined back in April and since then have lost two stone and (more importantly) maintained that loss through regular exercise and a change to…

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We Wish You a Merry Quizmas 2019!

It’s the last week in the office for us here at R&D Mumbler so thought we’d get in the Christmas spirit with our very own Christmas Quiz!   Give it a go- suitable for all the family – and remember no cheating!!! Shakespeare wrote a play for Elizabeth I, as a Christmas present, which one is…

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Family friendly things to do in Ripon over Christmas

If you’re anything like me then you LOVE Christmas, and having a child means we can really go all in, and we certainly do!  So we thought we’d put together a list of family friendly things to do this Christmas in and around Ripon.  Fountains Abbey There’s plenty of festive goings on at Fountains Abbey…

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Card Factory Top 10 Personalised Christmas gifts

Choosing the “right” gift can be a minefield. I don’t want to waste money, I don’t want excessive plastic and most importantly, I want the recipient to genuinely love it. For family & friends a bit of personalisation is always a winner, however I’ve found that some of the “famous” brand names that spring to…

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