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Flying with Children

Travelling abroad with children can seem like a daunting task, the below guide from Sainsbury’s Bank is full of handy tips to make the flight go as smoothly as possible, including what you need to pack, dealing with illnesses and keeping the kids entertained. Sainsbury’s Bank Money Matters Blog

Pop down to the City Centre’s crafty new place to play

Youngsters in Leeds can get creative this summer in a colourful new space designed to help them channel their inner artist. Starting this weekend, Victoria Gardens, outside Leeds Art Gallery, will be home to the eye-catching Pop Up and Play pavilion, which will host a two-week programme of free activities and events. Created through a partnership between…

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The Milk Churn – Farm Cafe & Gelateria

Opened Monday 16th July!  We had a trip up to The Milk Churn cafe and gelateria in Scarcroft as an after school treat and it did not disappoint! Based on the working farm of T.D Goodall all the gelato is made fresh on the farm, from the milk and cream from their own cows. With…

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Kids Eat Free & Other Family Dining Discounts running over the Summer Holidays

If you’re looking to eat out without spending a fortune over the summer, there are quite a few restaurants and cafes offering ‘Kids Eat Free’ or other dining discounts in and around North Leeds. Term’s & Conditions apply to all offers, please see individual websites for details.  Offers correct as at Summer 2018.  If you…

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July Newsletter is Out!

I’ve just emailed out the latest Mumbler monthly newsletter! The monthly newsletter brings you the highlights of whats new on the Mumbler website and what’s going on locally for families. This month is a Summer Holiday Special, including what’s on locally, days out ideas, holiday camps and much more! You can read a copy here. If…

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Independence: Being School Ready Part 2

Lucy Patrick is a primary school headteacher and co–owner of North Kirklees Mumbler. This is part 2 in her series of short articles about how you can support your child as September and the start of their Reception year approaches. Independence, independence, independence. Children are so able. They have skills and abilities that amaze us…

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Big Little Days – big discounts on days out with your little ones

Guest Blog by Big Little Days Big Little Days – the brand new members’ club for parents is here and we are very excited about it! 30% off admission to top local family attractions! Big Little Days is a new members’ club who have partnered with top local family attractions to offer exclusive discounts for…

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Finding your Summer Holiday Balance

Claire and Nneka started Mellownest with one mission in mind; to help parents develop a more mindful style of parenting. With backgrounds in educational psychology and emotional well-being, they want to help you stress less, laugh more and enjoy your family. Each month, they respond to a Mumbler’s question about parenting.  This month about finding the…

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The Snail and the Whale at Carriageworks Theatre Leeds – WIN a Family Ticket!

Join a tiny snail on her trip round the world in Tall Stories’ magical, musical production inspired by the fantastic bestselling picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Longing to see the world, a tiny snail hitches a lift on the tail of a humpback whale. Together they go on an amazing adventure –…

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Unmissable Summer Fun at Piglets Adventure Farm

From 21st July – 3rd September Piglets Adventure Farm is full of unmissable family fun, with amazing magic shows and incredible circus acrobatics, you won’t want to miss it! Get foam fever this summer as you boogie on down with bigger & better Foam Parties daily, watch hilarious Pig Racing in the Pork-shire Hurdle, soak…

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