Blog » Month: May 2019

5 great places to feed ducks in North Leeds

Children love the great outdoors!  A trip to feed the ducks is a chance to brush off the cobwebs, burn off some steam and get some much needed fresh air; and what makes it more appealing is, it’s absolutely FREE! A full morning or afternoon can quite easily be spent with little to no money…

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Mumbler Reviews NEW children’s creative hub Joon in Boston Spa

Our guest reviewer Charlotte and her Mini Mumbler recently went along to try the newly launched creative hub Joon in Boston Spa. Find out what they thought here… Joon is a new high street hub that has recently opened in Boston Spa; offering a unique experience – combining the love of play and creativity with a…

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Returning to work after maternity leave – understanding your rights

This is a sponsored blog post from Consilia Legal Many new mums who are due to return back to work after maternity leave can be left feeling anxious and worried about their return. Sarah Manning from Consilia Legal knows only too well of the daunting feeling of wondering how she would cope with returning to…

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NEW ‘Home from Home’ Midwifery Led Unit Birthing Suite Opens at LGI

Lucy Potter, Chair of the Maternity Voices Partnership (MVP) shares more details on the newly furbished ‘Lotus Alongside Midwifery Led Unit’ at LGI (AMU). The choices for birthing in Leeds have opened up to more appealing options as I discovered in my role as Chair of the Maternity Voices Partnership (MVP) at Women’s Health Matters….

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Mumbler reviews ‘Jurassic Week’ at Stockeld Park!

Our sister site Harrogate Mumbler had a trip to Jurassic Week at Stockeld Park yesterday, find out what they thought here …. **Don’t forget if you visit you can get an additional 10% off pre-booked tickets with our discount code MUMNLEEDS Half Term is here!! We have been to check out the ‘Jurassic Week’ adventure…

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Get Growing! Gardening Ideas for Little Green Fingers

It’s National Children’s Gardening Week (25th May -2nd June 2019)! We’ve got some great ideas to get the little ones in the garden and get them working those green fingers! There’s more to gardening than mud pies – but since plants take a long time to flourish, it can be hard to convince the kids…

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5 Places to go Paddling in and around North Leeds

With a scorcher of a weekend forecast, if you’re looking for somewhere to go for a paddle or a splash with the kids, there are some great Mumbler recommendations in and around North Leeds!   (**Please note some of the below recommendations involve open water and whilst other Mumblers have recommended these for places to paddle…

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10 Ideas for Days Out over May Half Term within an Hours Drive of North Leeds

If you fancy a day out over the May half term holiday we have listed our ‘Top Ten’ ideas which are within an hours drive of North Leeds.  Hopefully, there’ll be plenty of Spring sunshine over the holidays but if not, we’ve also included indoor activities too.   1.Piglets Adventure Farm -May-Hem Circus With death-defying stunts,…

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Dinosaurs are on the loose at Stockeld Park – this May Half Term only!

**This is an advertorial blog for Stockeld Park It feels like the children have only just gone back to school after Easter doesn’t it!? And now we’re about to break up again for the May Half Term! Are you worried that you’ve already used up all your ideas for entertaining those little people? Don’t worry,…

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10 FREE or Low Cost things to do over May half term for families in North Leeds

May half term is on the horizon, so with fingers crossed for lots of sunshine, here is our roundup of all the fantastic things to do in and around North Leeds that are either FREE or low cost. Plus there is a full list of everything going on in North Leeds over May Half Term…

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Guide to What’s On at Leeds Museums and Galleries this May Half Term 2019

*This is an advertorial blog for Leeds Museums and Galleries We’re jumping into May half term at Leeds Museums & Galleries with exciting activities for outdoor adventurers and indoor explorers alike. Join us to celebrate Queen Victoria’s 200th birthday at Abbey House Museum with fun crafts in the Victorian streets, and there’s a mystery to…

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May-Hem Circus at Piglets Adventure Farm

Advertorial Feature Blog by Piglets Adventure Farm May-Hem Circus is back this May Half Term with unmissable fun for the entire family! Roll up, Roll up! From 25th May – 2nd June 2019, prepared to be wowed by the amazing Fatt Matt! With death defying stunts, upside down juggling and amazing acrobatics, get ready for jaw dropping…

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5 Family Friendly Festivals near Leeds for 2019

A fellow North Leeds Mumbler has kindly shared her top 5 family-friendly festivals for 2019… There’s no need to miss out on the festival experience now that you have a family. More and more family-friendly festivals are emerging with plenty to keep young and old alike happy and entertained. You don’t need to embark on an…

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Will you Wear a Cap for Leeds Mencap?

We’re looking for families from all over Leeds to get involved in #WearACap for Leeds Mencap as part of Learning Disability Week – this June 17th to 23rd 2019. It’s so easy to get involved! You can do it with your family, at your work place, school or with a community group? Get everyone to…

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Easy-to-follow and inexpensive party and garden activity ideas using a tuff tray!

Susanne from Parties and Play Days shares some great easy to follow and inexpensive activity ideas for entertaining kids using the trusty tuff tray! I love this time of year when the family can get out into the garden more often. We use our tuff tray (also known as a tuff spot) inside the house…

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What is Hypno-birthing? Guest Blog by Tracy Farr

Tracy Farr an author, hypnotherapist, contributor to the Hypnotherapy Journal and mother discusses why hypno-birthing can be incredibly empowering….. Check out the ever-lengthening list of celebrities advocating hypno-birthing and names like Angelina Jolie, Fearne Cotton, and the Duchess of Sussex pop up. So what exactly is hypno-birthing, and how does it work?  Simply put, it’s…

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Mumbler reviews Leeds Urban Bike Park, Middleton

We haven’t visited Leeds Urban Bike Park yet but having read the review Howard Bottomley from EweMove North Leeds sent me after he visited with his teenage sons then we will be making a visit soon! If you haven’t discovered Leeds Urban Bike Park in Middleton yet, then you are in for a treat! It’s…

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CALLING ALL KIDS AND BIG KIDS! JOIN OUR MUD SQUAD AND WORK TOGETHER TO TACKLE MISSION MUD!

Looking for a great way to get your family together and enjoy a day out like no other this summer? Sign up to Mission Mud and raise money for The Royal British Legion to help the armed forces community. For the first time in Leeds, the 2 mile long assault course will take place at…

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Celebrate Fostering Fortnight with Foster4Leeds 13 – 26 May 2019

It’s Fostering Fortnight (13th -26th May) and you may have noticed Foster4Leeds adverts in your travels around the city. We’re looking to find people like you. Single, married, gay, unemployed; labels don’t matter but if you can offer a young person in Leeds a safe, secure home, we need you! We’re hosting an information event…

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Leeds Wellbeing Week events for parents 12th-18th May 2019

Leeds Wellbeing Week takes place from 13th – 18th May 2019: one week of positive events in Leeds. In this blog post, founder  Lucile Paisant explains why she set up the event and how becoming a parent changed her perspective on her own approach to wellbeing. How Leeds Wellbeing Week started I created Leeds Wellbeing…

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Little Gym Leeds Summer Camps now open for booking

With the long summer holidays on the horizon, The Little Gym Leeds are getting prepared and have launched their Summer timetable this week. For six weeks of Summer 22nd July – 1st September 2019, they will be running a mixture of classes and their popular summer camps.  Find out more what they have to offer…

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Road Closures in North Leeds for The Jane Tomlinson’s Run for All Leeds Half Marathon on Sunday 12th May 2019

The Jane Tomlinson’s Run for All Leeds Half Marathon takes place this Sunday (12th May 2019), with runners setting off from 9.30am onwards. The route starts in The Headrow alongside Victoria Gardens, heads out of the city centre, takes in a section of the Ring Road and returns via Abbey Road and Kirkstall Road before…

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5 top tips to help promote a good nights sleep with little ones from Sleep by Kate Johnson

In the first of her series of guest blogs Kate Johnson, Sleep Consultant shares her ‘5 top tips to help promote a good nights sleep with little ones.’  Kate will be covering a different topic on”sleep” each month, please feel free to email your questions for Kate to answer.   Hello! I am Kate, mum…

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Top Five Walks for Under Fives around Leeds by Muddy Boots Mummy

If you’re thinking about heading out for a family walk this Bank Holiday weekend,  Rachel from Muddy Boots Mummy has kindly shared her picks of the best walks to do in and around Leeds with children. I’ve just started maternity leave for my second child, and this time round I’ve made a commitment to be…

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