The “Mumblings” are a collection of our own blogs, guest entries, interesting articles and anything else that we like the look of!

If you would like to write a guest blog on any parenting or local issue then we would love to hear from you. Please submit it to us via the ‘contact us’ page.

Here are the links to some more blogs that mumbler loves:

North and Soul by our very own mumbler, Gillian Bruce.

The Future of Downs Written by an amazing and inspirational friend of Mumbler, Helen Kingdon.

Shrinking Violet in the ‘gate A fantastic local lifestyle local blog. Check out the article about Mumbler! (biased? Us?!)

Areyoukiddingney Another of our amazing Mumbler mums, Elizabeth Dimelow.

Minibeasts & Motherhood

First time mum, writer and former CBeebies presenter, Dr Jess French, shares with Mumbler how minibeasts and motherhood have something in common…   I love minibeasts! Anyone who has met me, watched my shows or read my books could tell you that.  It’s no great secret.  Everywhere I go, I lift rocks, search leaves and scour…

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Pick Your Own Fruit & Veg

With some nice sunny weather heading our way it’s the perfect time to head out and pick your own fruit and veg. We’ve put together the details of four farms in and around our area that offer the chance to do just that.   Birchfield Family Dairies Birchfield Farm, Summer Bridge HG3 4JS Pick your…

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Online Divorce – A New Digital Era

Carmelita Ardren is Head of Family, Children and Divorce at Raworths Solicitors. Recently a new online divorce system has been rolled out across England and Wales and following a testing phase last year, online divorce is now an option for many people who can choose to make their applications from home. So, what does this…

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21 Places To Visit With Kids In Ripon And Nidderdale

Ripon, Nidderdale and the surrounding areas in beautiful North Yorkshire offer lots of fun and exciting things to do with the kids. From National Trust properties to museums, gardens to roam and castles to explore, from train rides to adventure playgrounds, countryside walks and underground adventures we’ve got twenty one of the best places to…

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Cooper King Distillery: Give The Gift Of Yorkshire Gin

Located in the heart of Yorkshire, Cooper King Distillery is a family-owned gin and whisky distillery built on the site of a stable, featuring a shop and tasting room.  Formed in 2016, by Dr. Abbie Neilson, a former scientist and Chris Jaume, a chartered architect, Cooper King Distillery is independent, self-built and powered by 100% green energy. …

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Summer Reading Challenge: VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Ripon Library are looking for young people aged between 13-24 to volunteer and help at the library with the Summer Reading Challenge, supporting them with (the hopefully many) happy kids completing the challenge, as well as special activities and events throughout the summer. This may be of particular interest to those working towards their Duke…

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First Ever Coaching Week In UK With Ripon’s Own Sensei Ady Gray

Research shows that coaching benefits over 9m people across the UK. Ady Gray a Karate Coach from The Karate Dojo, with clubs throughout Yorkshire, took part in the first ever Coaching Week this week.   UK Coaching, the lead agency for coaching in the UK; with a mission to put coaching at the heart of…

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Swinton Bivouac Bike Adventure

Have you tried the bike trails at Swinton Bivouac with the kids yet? Local blogger, This Dale Life, went exploring and shares her experiences here with Mumbler…   As a ‘responsible adult’ it’s not often that I make a conscious decision to aim straight for the muddiest path, knowing full well that I would get…

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Mumbler Reviews ‘Brewtown Tours’

Brewtown Tours offer beer lovers the chance to visit some of the best breweries in the county. Tours are all inclusive, with Mark from Brewtown doing the driving, taking you to breweries in either York or Leeds where you can meet the brewers, learn more about the process of brewing and, of course, sample the…

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Keep Calm And Keep Playing

Sensory play can be wonderful to help kids calm down. NICOLA HANSON of Yorkshire-based children’s sensory play charity Grow Big shares how. I was recently asked to give an idea of soothing kinds of play. Often play is raucous and loud and exuberant and this is fantastic, but play can also be calming and therapeutic….

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