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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New family-friendly exhibition by Tracy Beaker illustrator Nick Sharratt opens at Leeds Central Library

Nick Sharratt, the man behind the instantly recognisable illustrations for Jacqueline Wilson’s Tracy Beaker books, is the subject of a new colourful, humorous and hands-on exhibition set to open at Leeds Central Library this Saturday. Exploring Nick’s passion for drawing, from childhood to his current status as an internationally renowned illustrator and author, ‘Pirates, Pants…

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Pyjama Drama offers unique, fun drama and creative play classes for children

Pyjama Drama provides drama and imaginative play classes for children up to seven years in and around Leeds North. Run by Sara, an experienced primary school teacher and mum of two, each class is packed full of singing, dancing, playing games and, of course, pretending! ‘Every week we go on a different adventure,’ says Sara,…

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Ask Mellownest give advice on settling a newborn

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 they give advice…

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Mumbler Reviews Pat-A-Cake Music

The new term of Pat-a-Cake Music has started, classes run from St Mathews Church, Chapel Allerton on Tuesdays at 11.30am and Calverley Methodist Church on Fridays at 10am.  They consist of singing and making music together to aid children’s development at an early age, as well as to develop other key skills such as confidence, language…

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Richmond House School Open Morning Saturday 29th September 10am-12pm

Richmond House School the independent school for children aged 3-11 are holding their next Open Morning on Saturday 29th September, 10am – 12 pm. If you are looking for a Nursery or Reception place for your child in the North Leeds area, come along to see our school in action. We are ideally situated in the…

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Mumbler Reviews Brimham Rocks Adventure Farm

Our sister site, Ripon & Nidderdale Mumbler recently visited Brimham Rocks Adventure Farm near Harrogate. Here is how she got on…. “Before yesterday I can quite honestly say I’d never brushed a pig before. Our visit to Brimham Rocks Adventure Farm changed that. Set just below Brimham Rocks on a working farm in the beautiful rolling hills of…

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Mumbler Reviews Deershed Family Festival

300 weekend adult early bird tickets for the tenth edition of North Yorkshire’s Deer Shed Festival go on sale today (Thursday 6th September) at 10am. Deershed isn’t a cheap way to spend a weekend, so our sister site Harrogate Mumbler went along for the first time to see if it is worth it.   It is fair…

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Mumbler Reviews Tiny Globetrotters

Our guest reviewer Charlotte and her Mini Mumbler recently went along to try the new Tiny Globetrotters class, found out what they thought here… As a brand new concept, aimed at bringing big adventures to little ones here in North Leeds, Mini-Mumbler and I were keen to see what Tiny Globetrotters had to offer. We…

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Secrets for Stress-Free School Mornings

We caught up with Kate Henebury owner of The Little Gym Leeds and mum of three on her secrets for ensuring stress free school mornings (if such a thing exists!!) Do you ever feel like you are talking to yourself, shouting instructions at your child in an attempt to leave the house on time? With…

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Evolve Psychology, offering Emotional Well-being, Autism & ADHD assessments moves to new Harrogate base.

Advertising Feature by Evolve Psychology Evolve Psychology is an independent psychology and neurodevelopmental practice, founded by Dr Laura Powling, Consultant Clinical Psychologist. Evolve Psychology has moved into its new town centre base at Victoria Avenue on the back of increased demand nationwide for its expertise. Evolve offers Emotional Well-being, Autism, ADHD, child, family and adult…

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