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.



Rainbow Elf Saves the Day!

If, like me, you have a child who wants to do many things for their birthday party, then Rainbow Elf is your saviour! Not sure where the time has gone but my eldest recently turned 7.  She has had many different parties over the years including soft plays, pottery and magicians.  When I asked her…

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Competition Time with Rugbytots Leeds, Ilkley, and Otley!

We’ve teamed up with Rugbytots Leeds, Ilkley, and Otley to offer one lucky Mumbler the chance to WIN 50% off your First Term of lessons at their Headingley class and a FREE Rugbytots kit!! Rugbytots offer fun, structured play sessions take children on a journey of sporting imagination with engaging and energetic coaches supporting them…

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Library Fest Returns 3 – 17 February 2018!

The fourth Library Fest will run across Leeds from the 3rd -17th February with two weeks of unique and exciting events and activities at libraries across the city, with something for everyone to enjoy! Events include performances, storytimes, crafts, coding, workshops, author events and chances to see treasures from specialist collections. This year, the event…

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Winter at Flamingo Land

Whilst the theme park attractions will be closed from 30th October 2017 until mid-March 2018, the award-winning zoo will be open to visitors every day*. Flamingo Land Zoo will be open from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm weekdays, allowing you to enjoy over 140 species of reptiles, mammals, fish, amphibians and birds. This extends to Peter…

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Keep cool at Millennium Square’s Ice Cube this February!

The Ice Cube, the city’s coolest attraction, will return to Millennium Square in February 2018, once again providing the opportunity for visitors of all ages and abilities to try their hand at ice skating under the specially covered outdoor rink. Now in its 18th year, the Ice Cube will be open daily from Friday 2 February until Sunday 25 February…

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NEW Stay ‘n’ Play Sessions by Shuffles Entertainment

Exciting news! Shuffles Entertainment are launching monthly Stay ‘n’ Play sessions at Adel War Memorial Association, LS16 8DE. Parents, carers, grandparents, childminders & nannies are all welcome to join us for PLAY – BOUNCE – FUN – It may be cold outside but we have a warm welcome for you starting on Tuesday 6th February….

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First Steps together – supporting parents-to-be preparing for birth and the early days with baby

A new service launched by the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust aims to provide parents-to-be with an enhanced learning experience whilst they navigate the exciting, but often daunting, world of parenthood. As experienced midwives we have recognised there is a need to respond to people’s different approaches to learning and to calls from women for…

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How to beat Blue Monday….

Guest blogger Jenna from The Lifestyle is Calling discusses ways to combat the ‘blues’ on Blue Monday. Who’d have thought us Brits could come up with yet another “national day” – since 2005 “Blue Monday” has become synonymous with January 15th. Its statistically proven (unscientifically) that as the Christmas memories fade, all we are left with are…

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Mumbler visits the Warner Bros. Studio Tour – ‘The Making of Harry Potter’

Our sister site Harrogate Mumbler recently visited ‘The Making of Harry Potter’ at the Warner Brothers Studio Tour in London.  Read on to find out what they thought and their top tips if you make a visit! The mini Mumbler has just turned 9 years old and she didn’t want a party. The only thing that…

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Let’s Ride Leeds Monthly Pop-Up Event

In her guest blog Emma Young, Leeds Girls Can Ambassador gives more details on what happens at a Let’s Ride Pop-Up event.  Photos credit: Kirsty Midgley.  On a sunny Sunday lunchtime myself, husband and two boys aged 5 and 2 turned up at the newly opened Brownlee Centre on the former Bodington Fields off the A660 Otley Road…

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