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

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101 things to do with kids indoors or in the garden

With current events in mind, we thought it was a good time to share some ideas for fun and easy things that you can do with kids indoors, or even in your garden. Click here to download your FREE printable version. Enjoy, please share your favourites – and let us know if you have any…

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Daily schedule for self isolation with children

With the school or nursery routine now over for a while, it’s helpful to maintain some form of routine – for your sanity as much as to reassure the kids! With this in mind, Mumbler has created a daily schedule which we are going to try to follow too. You can download a printable version…

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Coronavirus Explained – Practical Advice for Parents

Stay home if you have a fever or a cough – that’s the latest coronavirus advice from Prime Minister Boris Johnson as of Thursday 12th March 2020. Here at Mumbler, the LAST thing we want to do is spread panic. So we’ve tried to explain Boris Johnson’s statement as easily as we can, while also…

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WIN 2 Tickets to Forest of Fortune at This Green Moon during the Easter Holiday

The ancient woodlands, with meandering pathways and awe inspiring floral and fauna at This Green Moon in Swillington is the perfect stage for lots of outdoor family fun!  Over Easter join the team at This Green Moon for a family adventure with a twist! This Green Moon will be hosting a trail that is guaranteed…

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Mother’s Day activity ideas in South Leeds & city centre

Mother’s Day is on Sunday 22nd March 2020. If you’re looking for something fun to do as a family for Mother’s Day this year, there are plenty of great events and activities for South Leeds families. To save you time searching for what’s on, we’ve done the work for you and compiled the handy list…

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Family Friendly Events at Leeds Lit Fest 2020

  Following a successful inaugural event last year, Leeds Lit Fest returns in 2020. This year’s programme includes over 100 literature-themed events across 36 venues in the city. Kicking off on Wednesday 4th March 2020 and running through until Sunday 8th March 2020, the main programme includes a poetry Otley run, an open mic night,…

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Double Trouble – The arrival of baby number two from a Leeds Dad’s perspective

Andrew Carter is a 33-year-old author and dad from Headingley, who writes heartwarming yet humorous blogs about his life as a new dad. In this guest blog written especially for Leeds Mumbler, Andrew shares his experiences from a dad’s perspective on the crazy first few weeks after the arrival of his second baby.    “Have…

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Your opportunity to influence the future plan for Leeds maternity & neonatal services

Cast your mind back to when you found out you were going to be a parent for the first time. The nerves, the excitement. The antenatal appointments, scans and various trips to see nurses, midwives and doctors. Then the birth itself. And your post natal appointments too…. Did you have a good experience or a…

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15 Easy World Book Day costumes you can make at home + South Leeds costume exchange!

It’s that time of year again!  If you don’t want to waste money on buying a whole new World Book Day outfit that won’t fit next year, South Leeds Mumbler is here to help! Visit our Facebook page to get involved in the local Costume Exchange. OR why not have a go at these 15…

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Family events weekend round-up: 15th & 16th February 2020

There are tons of great family friendly events on this weekend. From one-off activities to the launch of new programmes for the February half term week. Here’s a run down of some great ideas for activities you can do with your family. Don’t forget to also check out: Ideas for days out all year round…

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