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The “Mumblings” are a collection of our own blog posts and guest posts.

If you would like to write a guest blog on any parenting or local issue then we would love to hear from you – please get in touch.

Spotlight on Foot-Tech Academy

Foot-Tech Academy offers innovative children’s football coaching in North and South Leeds. Founded in 2014 by an experienced professional football coach and a successful primary school teacher, we originally set out to create the next Messi or Ronaldo…but we quickly realised those two are from another planet! What we did find was that we could…

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Discover more at Tropical World this winter

Tropical World at Roundhay Park is one of the most loved family attractions in Leeds and is the perfect day out during these colder months. You can escape the cold while also experiencing an unforgettable journey through Tropical World’s various exotic and interesting zones. Take a trek through the rainforest, desert, aquarium and waterfall areas…

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Skates at the ready as Yorkshire’s coolest wintertime attraction is back for 2019!

Organised by Leeds City Council with support from media partners Radio Aire and now in its 19th year, the Ice Cube will be open from Friday 1 February until Sunday 24 February 2019. The hugely-popular event will once again feature an undercover ice rink, allowing visitors to enjoy an outdoor skating experience whatever the weather! In addition…

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Rory’s Saturday Club 10th Birthday Celebration at Leeds City Museum

Leeds City Museum are easing the back to school blues with a birthday party of roarsome proportions on Saturday 19 January. Come along to celebrate 10 years of Rory’s Saturday Club in the Brodrick Hall, with regular live appearances from the tiger himself, who will be happy to pose for photographs! There will be plenty…

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Ways to reduce your plastic usage as a family in 2019

If one of your new year’s resolutions is to look at ways to reduce your family’s plastic usage our latest blog with tips from Hubbub’s #LeedsByExample campaign should come in handy. In the UK we’re consuming more and more food and drink on the go, getting through 13 billion plastic bottles, 9 billion drinks cans and 2.5…

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Could you run a Mumbler?

There are exciting times ahead at Mumbler and in 2019 we are looking to create new Mumbler sites in South Leeds. Do you have what it takes to build and nurture a Mumbler site for your home area? Mumbler is a franchised business and each Mumbler site is owned by a local parent who knows…

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15 Things To Do Indoors On A Rainy Day

With a wet day forecast, Mumbler has some great ideas for fun indoor activities to keep the little ones busy. 1. Make Shadow Puppets This website has STAR WARS shadow puppet ideas! But you can make anything you want really. The kids will have hours of fun making and playing with these. 2. Laser Beams Stick…

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Is Your Child School Ready?

Lucy Patrick is a ex primary school headteacher. This is Part 1 in her series of short articles about how you can support your child if they are starting school in September. This week – Positive Beginnings It’s likely that by now you will have had the opportunity to visit your child’s new school and…

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West Leeds Mumbler Reviews Oxygen Freejumping Park

Check out what Mumbler thought when we bounced on down to Oxygen Freejumping in Kirkstall.   We went along with a 5 year old, a 3 year old and a 16 month old to try out the new PJ Masks ‘Jumping Adventures’ toddler session. This is our review of what turned out to be a really fun morning…

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Ask Mellownest discuss dealing with changes in Toddler Behaviour

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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