Blog » Month: June 2019

17 fun places near York to swim or paddle outside

When the weather is warm it’s the perfect excuse to go paddling, splashing or swimming outside to cool off. From streams to stepping stones and splash areas to outside swimming pools, we’ve rounded up all the places near York that you can cool down this summer. So why not pack a picnic, grab some towels…

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A unique chance to help shape our city…

Led by award-winning teams from HemingwayDesign, For the Love of Place and Creative Tourist and funded by Leeds City Region Business Rates Pool, we’re asking residents, visitors, businesses, students, and anyone with an opinion about York, to tell us what you think makes York special. The Talk York project aims to: attract investment attract visitors…

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Free Sports Masterclasses followed by a Family Fun Day

On Saturday 29th June, we are throwing open our doors at Terrington Hall School to welcome all children who don’t attend the school, to come and take part in a sports morning with top coaches! The classes are open to children aged 6-8 years, from 9am to midday, and are a great way to come…

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The Mile Campsite Open Day & Summer Fun

Advertising Feature for The Mile The Mile in Pocklington is a farm shop selling local Yorkshire produce, gifts and personalised items in their photo centre and a lovely café, Smile café, with indoor soft play and an outdoor play area which I take my kids to often. They also have a great campsite…. Campsite at…

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Child & family friendly cafes & pubs with outside play areas or beer gardens in York

Our list of family friendly places to eat and drink with the bonus of outdoor seating and play areas in York is one of your summer essentials. It’s always a treat to eat out or have a cup of coffee and cake. What is even better is doing that sitting outside in the summer sun…

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Specialist training available in York this autumn

Supporting the communication of children with Downs Syndrome. If you would like your training to be paid for by the York Downs Syndrome Support Group in exchange for volunteering at one session a week in term time for 2 years then please contact Rachael Harrison on rachaelharrison510@btinternet.com If you are unable to volunteer but still…

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The Pure Collection Clearance Event – Harrogate Pavilions – 4th July 2019

Advertising Feature from Pure Collection Want to get up to 75% off luxury cashmere and clothing? Pure Collection offers the finest quality cashmere that is effortlessly wearable, gorgeously soft and endlessly chic, no wonder it is the perfect choice for timeless, stunning style. They are holding an exclusive Clearance Event in the Calder room at…

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Things to do at Home with Kids

York is full of fun and exciting places to go, but sometimes you just need a day at home! Mumbler has put together a big list of fun activities to do with the kids, most requiring very little equipment and usually things you would have at home already. Enjoy!! Things to do – Indoors Junk…

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Bloom! Flower & Produce Festival – Next Weekend

We loved being involved in the first ever Bloom! festival last year. This year Bloom! York is back with a Flower & Produce Festival – a mini Bloom! festival, taking place over two days next weekend at York Minster’s Dean’s Park. This year celebrates York’s Producers and Growers. Can you grow York’s longest broadbean? Create a vegetable…

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Goosewood Holiday Park Swimming Pool – A Mumbler Review

Our neighbour at Ryedale Mumbler went to review the Goosewood Holiday Park last week – it’s often talked about on the York Mumbler Chat group so here is what she thought…. Swimming is Eliza’s favourite activity so when I announced we were going to visit a pool, she jumped in the car! Goosewood is accessible…

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NEW Emotional Development Workshops for Mums

Advertising Feature for Emma Bridges Holistic Therapy NEW Emotional Development Workshops for MUMs – making Self Care a priority – Thursday 27th June & Sunday 28th July in York Calling all women and mothers! It’s time to celebrate you. Join us for a morning of meditation, self-care and nourishment. An opportunity to remind yourself who…

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Free Sunday Roast for Kids this Fathers Day!

Celebrate Father’s Day with the whole family at the Press Kitchen with our Sunday Roast and a FREE roast for kids. The Press Kitchen is located on York’s up-and-coming Walmgate. Open from 9am to 11pm seven days a week, the Press Kitchen is the kind of place you can go to for a casual breakfast,…

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Starting School Phonics Workshop

Peter & The Wolf – Open Rehearsal

Helping Kids to Love to Read – Top tips from local author Sarah Dixon

The first book I fell in love with, was Chicken Licken. The Ladybird version. I made my poor Dad read it to me over and over again, until I knew it by heart. I used that as a steppingstone to learning to read myself. As I got older, I discovered the pleasure of escaping into…

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York Museum Gardens Forest School

A Mumbler Review York Museums Trust have set up a new forest school which takes place in Museum Gardens every Tuesday morning.  Read on to find out what we got up to when we went along. When I saw a new Forest School setting up in town on a Tuesday I was eager to test…

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50 family-friendly walks in York and beyond

Looking for some inspiration for family-friendly walks in and around York? Our list of family walks is split into sections based on how far they are from York. Use the links below to jump to each section. Or scroll the whole list and see how many of our 50 family friendly walks you’ve yet to…

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Energi – Bounce to Beat Cancer – Macmillan Event

More information to be added as it’s released! Hosted by the inspirational Sean Coxhead – find out more about Sean, his journey and the fantastic fundraising work he is doing here: http://www.seancoxhead.co.uk 3-7 Rose Avenue, York Business Park, York, YO26 6RU T: 01904 360 500 E: info@energiyork.com WEBSITE FACEBOOK INSTAGRAM TWITTER

York Pride – Celebrating inclusivity….

It’s York LGBT Pride this weekend and I’ll be heading in to town with my girls tomorrow. I hope to see lots of Mumbler parents there with your mini mumblers too. I explained the concept of Pride and the celebration to my girls (particularly my eldest who is at a really inquisitive age) and she…

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Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre Returns – WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS

COMPETITION DATE EXPIRED Following its inaugural season last year, when it played to almost 80,000 people, garnering critical and popular acclaim as well as various awards, Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre returns to York promising Revenge, Heroism, Magic and Mischief with this year’s line-up of plays · Hamlet · The Tempest · Twelfth Night · Henry V…

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The Tiger who came to Tea – WIN A FAMILY TICKET

COMPETITION DATE EXPIRED The Tiger who came to tea is coming to the Grand Opera house from Friday 5 – Sunday 7 July 2019 and we have a family ticket to give away! ‘A delight from start to finish’ Time Out Direct from the West End, the Olivier award-nominated smash hit show, The Tiger Who Came…

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The York Proms 2019

Advertising Feature Summer Picnic Concert at Museum Gardens Sunday 14th July 2019 Founded in 2017, The York Proms has quickly gained a reputation as one of York’s entertainment highlights. For one day only, the historic Museum Gardens is transformed into an open air concert hall with an orchestra, soloists, and a fireworks finale. You can…

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Discover a world of wonder at York Festival of Ideas

Advertising Feature from York Festival of Ideas From the frontiers of space to unexplored worlds underwater, medieval magic to marvellous microbes, York Festival of Ideas from Tuesday 4 to Sunday 16 June invites you to explore a world of wonder with FREE family events… Read more… From the frontiers of space to unexplored worlds underwater,…

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Ampleforth College – Afternoon in the Valley this Sunday!

Advertising Feature from Ampleforth College On Sunday 9th June 2019 1pm – 4pm, we will be opening our gates and welcoming visitors to experience the wide range of wonderful country pursuits and activities which are available to students at Ampleforth College. Come and experience Ampleforth’s undeniably stunning setting in the Howardian Hills, an area of…

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The Big Forest Find

Advertising Feature from Dalby Forest From birds and butterflies, to insects and plant life on the forest floor, help celebrate 100 years of forestry by discovering and recording wildlife in the forest. Your findings will help us protect and provide habitats, now and in the future. The Big Forest Find is England’s largest survey of…

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Askham Bryan Village Garden Party

An advertising feature for Askham Bryan Village Garden Party Askham Bryan Village Fete The Paddock, Oak Tree House, 64 Main Street, Askham Bryan, York, YO23 3QU 9th June 2019 1.00pm – 4.00pm Cost £3 Adults / £2 Under-16’s / Under 4’s FREE Join us for our annual charity village fete. Set in the 2 acre…

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Open Farm Sunday – York Farms you can visit

LEAF Open Farm Sunday 2019 On 9th June 2019, hundreds of farms all over the country will open their gates for LEAF Open Farm Sunday 2019. As the farming industry’s annual open day, it offers a fantastic chance for people to discover real farming at first hand and see for themselves how their food (and…

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NEW Fairy Sanctuary opening near York

Advertising Feature from Northwood Trail Something new and very exciting is stirring in the Yorkshire woods, as Tuesday the 4th June sees the opening of a visitor attraction quite unlike any other. Nestled in a 100 acre wood at Buttercrambe, close to York, this woodland fairy sanctuary is the first of its kind in England,…

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