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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Tong Garden Centre is celebrating the arrival of Santa in his magical NEW grotto with a Festive Family Fun Weekend!

Join the festive fun in store from 11am on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th November to meet Santa’s merry makers entertaining you, Mrs Claus in the Food Hall, festive face painting and Christmas donkey rides!   Experience the magical grotto This year’s magical grotto at Tong Garden Centre opens its doors to you for a…

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Helping your child make university decisions and apply

Does your child need support with university decisions and the UCAS application? Dedicated and experienced advisers at RedCrest Careers would love to help. This time of year can be a stressful one for 17/18 year olds. They’ve just had the long summer holiday, enjoying time with their friends and family and then bam, they are…

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Tiny Boo NEW Under 5’s Playspace coming to North Leeds, Opening 16th November!

Jemma, the founder of Tiny Boo, an under 5’s imaginative playspace opening in the HEART Centre in Headingley tells us more about what her new venture will include and her motivations for setting up the new space for families in North Leeds. Tiny Boo was borne from that steep learning curve that is maternity leave! And,…

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Mumbler reviews a Made With Music “Mini Gig”

You may have seen Made With Music’s live “Mini Gigs” advertised over the past year and wondered what they are and who they’re for.  We certainly have!  So we sent guest reviewer and local Mum of two boys Laura along to the latest gig at the Brudnell Club in Leeds to find out more….  …

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Big Little Days – 30% off admission at your favourite local family attractions – save over £75!

  Big Little Days – the members club you simply have to join! Join at: Big Little Days gives it’s members 30% discount at all the attractions it partners with – these discounts are worth over £75 with one child alone and are exclusive to Big Little Days members. What’s more, it’s got some…

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Gym Gems Baby gymnastics sessions – NEW 5 week course starting Wednesday 12th November

Looking for a new class to try with your baby this term?  Gym Gems Fun 4 Baby classes are a great way to have fun with your child whilst learning the basics of gymnastics through play.  Find out more here Whatever the age or ability, the physical education of our children should be fun, active…

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David Phillip Estate Agents: Getting your Home ready for Winter

*Advertorial blog for David Phillip Estate Agents The other day was the first morning this year that I had to defrost my car windscreen, definitely a sign that Winter’s on its way as well as the nights drawing closer. David Phillip Estate Agents are happy to offer a few handy hints to help protect your homes…

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Remember Remember the Fifth of November!

With Bonfire Night celebrations upon us, in their guest blog Mini First Aid remind us of both the excitement and need to stay safe. Chris Munson is one person with mixed feelings about Bonfire Night. Chris is a Dad and also a plastic surgeon. We asked Chris about Bonfire Night and how to keep our little ones safe….

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Baby Week is back in Leeds for its 3rd year from 12th-18th November 2018

Baby Week is back in Leeds for its 3rd year from 12th-18th November and Lucy Potter the founder shares with us why this year’s event promises to be the best yet! Baby Week (12th – 18th November) is back again for its 3rd year in Leeds and the theme is ‘Better Conversations’. We will be promoting the…

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Light up a Life – remembering loved ones at Christmas

As Christmas approaches it brings with it happiness and joyful memories. For many of us though it can also be a time of reflection as we remember our loved ones who are no longer with us. At St Gemma’s Hospice we understand how important it is to dedicate time to remembering those who have died….

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