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.



Mumbler Reviews Yorkshire Born Yorkshire Fed Weaning Workshop

Our guest reviewer Kelda and her Mini Mumbler recently went along to try out Yorkshire Born Yorkshire Fed’s Weaning Workshop at Domi Domingo Hub, Burley. Find out what they thought here… Last week I had the pleasure of attending Yorkshire Born Yorkshire Fed’s weaning workshop held at Domi Domingo Hub in Burley in Leeds. As…

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Proposals for new indoor play facility at The Arnold and Marjorie Ziff Tropical World

Proposals for a new state-of-the-art indoor play facility at one of North Leeds most popular and enduring visitor attractions are set to be considered by senior councillors next week! As part of a report submitted to a meeting of Leeds City Council’s executive board on Wednesday, 26 June 2019, members will have the opportunity to discuss and…

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Children in Leeds need a secure, safe home. Can you help?

Its Pride month and the 50th year since the Stonewall Riots took place, way back in 1969. Foster 4 Leeds have many gay and lesbian foster carers, with several going through the process at the moment. Some are single and some in couples – but they all want to make a difference in a child’s…

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Little Friends of Roundhay Family Events Programme

Local North Leeds charity Friends of Roundhay Park have launched a programme of events to inspire young people to love and protect Roundhay Park. Young people can join FORP litter picks and working parties, and take part in Forest Craft Workshops and Forest Schools. The programme is called Little Friends and will be run by…

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Mumbler Reviews Babyccinos

Our guest reviewer Charlotte and her Mini Mumbler recently went along to try out Babyccinos; a child-friendly café with a focus on parents. Find out what they thought here… I had never heard of Babyccinos until my friend suggested it for a playdate. Being halfway between our two houses, and only half an hour drive,…

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Guide to what will be happening at The Tetley Weekender for families

The Tetley weekender is an annual micro-festival from 29th-30th June 2019 that takes its inspiration from their current exhibition with activities for all the family. This year the theme will be sculpture, you can take part in many fun family collaborations inside and out, alongside incredible food and drink from our Bar & Kitchen. Expect…

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Taking time for yourself and your skincare

A lot of us might relate to this fellow North Leeds Mumbler who, after three pregnancies and years of looking after young children with no time for ‘herself’, felt that the way she looked was starting to affect her self-confidence.  She decided to finally do something about this ….. ‘I am approaching 40. I’ve had…

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5 places to pick your own strawberries in and around North Leeds

Is there anything better than juicy strawberries and cream? We all know they taste even better when you have picked them yourself! The kids will love a day out to one of these MUMBLER Top Picks for PYO! *** Check the Facebook page/website of each location for the confirmed opening date as this is weather…

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Coping with early risers from Sleep by Kate Johnson

In the second of her series of guest blogs Kate Johnson, Sleep Consultant shares her advice on how to cope with early risers (a problem in her house since the clock change!)  Kate will be covering a different topic on ‘sleep’ each month, please feel free to email your questions for Kate to answer. Since my…

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How to take reducing your families waste to the next level – #LeedsByExample

Following their guest blog post earlier this year about how families could reduce their plastic waste, including tips from Hubbub’s #LeedsByExample campaign, the environmental charity is now campaigning to help further improve ways in which we can reduce our household waste.   As the UK becomes increasingly concerned about plastic pollution and sustainability, Leeds residents have already shown the rest of…

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