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.

Underwater Wonders on Show in ‘Rainforest Of The Sea’

A new photographic exhibition opens at the Ripon Workhouse Museum on 7th September which captures the underwater wonders of the coral triangle.   Rainforest of the Sea features stunning photographs of sea creatures in Borneo, and highlights the diversity of coral reefs, as well as the threats facing one of the world’s richest habitats.  …

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How You Can Help Support Your Child’s Language Development

According to a report published by Save the Children the number of words your child knows by the age of five is a key indicator of their reading success at age eleven, and the impact of children’s early language development can extend far into adulthood.   A child with weak language skills at the age…

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August Bank Holiday Activities & Events

Looking for something fun to do with the family this Bank Holiday? Mumbler has a round-up of what’s on, including some FREE events and activities.   Wildlife Detectives Put down those screens and join the AONB for some fun, family-friendly activities in the great outdoors with their FREE Nature Detectives session. Play wildlife games, look…

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A Teacher’s Thoughts On Heading Back To School

It is that time of year when parents are thinking about getting their children ready for starting school. There are lots of ways that you can help your child to prepare – here are some helpful tips and hints to guide you.   First and foremost, plenty of sleep is important to your child’s mental,…

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Packed Lunch & Picnic Inspiration

Guest Blog from Maria Vargas – Poole Mumbler As always, I’m trying to keep my children entertained during the Summer Holidays without spending a fortune (while also desperately trying to keep screens to a healthy(ish) level).   Having lived abroad, I’m aware that the UK is a fantastic place for children to grow up. There…

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Mumbler Review: Studfold Adventure Nature Trail

Nestled in the surrounding hills, Studfold Farm offers visitors all they could possibly want for a fun day out with the kids. You can also extend your stay with their camping and glamping options, all set in the beautiful, unspoilt countryside of Upper Nidderdale, a dedicated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – and it’s not…

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5 Maize Mazes Within About An Hours Drive Of Ripon & Nidderdale

If you enjoy a challenge as a family a Maize Maze provides good family fun for all ages!    A maize maze is cut from a large field of living maize plants, most varieties are sown in the spring and are often one of the last crops to be harvested, in late September or early…

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Mumbler Featured Day Out: Fountains Abbey Family Trail

Local mum Kristin, went exploring at Fountains Abbey for Mumbler to see what was new this Summer…   If has been a few weeks or even a few years since you had a day out at Fountain’s Abbey then I highly recommend a visit. We go often, sometimes making it to the Abbey but other…

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The Wild Takes On The Virtual

The Wild Watch in Nidderdale has launched a series of free family-friendly ‘Bug and Beast’ safaris and ‘Wildlife Detective’ activities across the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.   Families are asked to go wild as part of its Screen-Free Summer initiative to lure children away from their mobiles, iPads and TV screens. The free workshops…

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Flying With Children

Travelling abroad with children can seem like a daunting task, the below guide from Sainsbury’s Bank is full of handy tips to make the flight go as smoothly as possible, including what you need to pack, dealing with illnesses and keeping the kids entertained. Sainsbury’s Bank Money Matters Blog

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