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

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Open Air Cinema returns to Harewood House this Summer!

The popular Luna Cinema returns to Harewood this summer from the 7th -9th September.  With three iconic films taking to the big screen, there is something for all, so pack your picnics, get a group of friends together and enjoy the big screen in the scenic surroundings of Harewood House.   7th September: Harry Potter and the…

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Preparing for potty training: the things every parent should know

Potty training is one of those milestones that many parents dread. As much as you are glad to see the back of nappies it is a task that is often set about with trepidation.  In her guest blog Rebecca, a certified potty training coach, shares her top tips.   Potty training is something many parents…

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Get Playing Tennis in Leeds this Summer!

Leeds City Council and Lawn Tennis Association are working in partnership with the aim to make tennis easily accessible for both adults and children with low charges, professional coaching and engaging activities for the local community. The below initiatives are available at Leeds City Council park tennis courts:   Reserve a court for FREE at a…

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Five things to put on your family protection ‘to do’ list

When you’ve got kids, you’ll do anything to look out for them. Yet many of us haven’t made plans to protect our children if we weren’t around any more – partly because it’s uncomfortable to think about. The good news is there are some simple steps you can take to help protect them – from…

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The Great Yorkshire Sup…….the ultimate date night!

Guest Blog by The Great Yorkshire Sup The Great Yorkshire Sup – the ‘must do’ event of the Spring! Once I reached my mid-thirties and started having kids (three at the last count) I found myself no longer on top of which new bar was opening and where the cool kids went out! This was an…

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Wetwheels comes full throttle into Yorkshire

Wetwheels Yorkshire (WWY) is the fifth boat to be launched by the hugely popular charity, the Wetwheels Foundation. The boat, currently under construction, is due to arrive in Whitby in May where she will enjoy a full season taking disabled and disadvantaged people out on the water. Originally conceived in 2011 the Wetwheels Foundation builds…

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Radio Aire Cash for Kids Superhero Day

Be a Superhero on the 4th May and make a difference to local children! Sign up your school, college, university, business or place of work then dust off your superhero outfit and join in! This is your chance to step up for Cash for Kids, reveal the superhero in you or your company and make…

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5 Family Friendly Festivals near Leeds

In her guest blog, Mum and fellow North Leeds Mumbler Sam, shares her picks of family-friendly festivals for 2018… 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…

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12 child friendly walks you can enjoy in and around Leeds

With summer on the horizon, if you fancy a family walk, we’ve compiled a handy list of walks in and around Leeds – all child-friendly and lots pushchair friendly!   1. Meanwood Valley Trail  Mumbler Area: North Leeds Distance: Anything from a 1 mile circuit to 7 miles Type of terrain: Varies. Choose from pushchair friendly short route to…

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Free family friendly Men’s Mental Health event at Leeds City Museum

A personal tragedy has led local mum and Time To Change Champion,  Lisa Bourne to organise an important event focusing on Men’s Mental Health on Sunday 20th May.  Here she tells us more about the event and why open conversations and actions around mental health are so important, particularly for single dads. “I lost my…

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