The “Mumblings” are a collection of our own blogs, guest entries, interesting articles and anything else that we like the look of!

If you would like to write a guest blog on any parenting or local issue then we would love to hear from you. Please submit it to us via the ‘contact us’ page.

Here are the links to some more blogs that mumbler loves from local parents:

Gemma Stow – Founder of the F Movement. Experiences of an ambitious mum.

Toby & Roo – Harriet Shearsmith sharing the Wins and Woes of Parenting

How Felicity Finds – The latest trends in kids decor and great DIY projects as well as general motherhood failings along the way.


Win a Family Ticket to A Victorian Christmas at the Castle

York Castle Museum Take a stroll over the cobbles of our twinkling Victorian street this Christmas and experience the magic and festive traditions of days gone by. Journey back in time to discover how Christmas would have been celebrated 150 years ago on York Castle Museum’s enchanting Victorian street, Kirkgate. Walk under the beautiful garlands,…

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Why you should give books for Christmas

Christmas  can be a stressful time of year, so many people to buy for, but how do you choose the perfect gift? My first stop is always the local book shop, as there is the perfect book for everyone out there. When you give the gift of a book you are giving a child so…

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Win a Family Ticket to Jack & The Beanstalk Pantomime at York Theatre Royal

York’s most loved Pantomime from York Theatre Royal starts THIS THURSDAY 14th DECEMBER and will be running right through until 3rd February – we’re going to see it next Friday and we can’t wait! (watch out on the York Mumbler Instagram Story where I’ll be posting about it) There are a limited number of tickets still…

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Donate to a Food Bank this Christmas

Many people have been asking in the York Mumbler Facebook Group about where they can donate for families who are struggling for food – also where to go if they are struggling themselves. So we have collated this list of all the food banks and also community cafes, many of who operate a pay-as-you-feel scheme….

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Win a term at the NEW Jazz Hands Dance and Musical Theatre in York

JAZZ HANDS DANCE AND MUSICAL THEATRE is a fun, modern dance and musical theatre environment with a focus on performance. Our choreography focuses on a range of modern dance styles, all with a musical theatre twist. All ages and abilities are welcome and nurtured through weekly classes and annual showcase performances at local theatres. JAZZ HANDERS…

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Ice trail in York THIS WEEKEND

It’s one of our favourite events of the year – The Ice trail is back for this weekend and this year it’s bigger than ever! On Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th December from 10am until 5pm each day, visitors to the city centre can follow the Ice trail path and see the wonderful Ice Sculptures…

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Christmas at Monks Cross!

Saturday 9th, 10th, 16th December 2017 Monks Cross Shopping Park are hosting a whole range of fun, free activities for all of the family during the lead up to Christmas to get everyone feeling festive! On Saturday 9th and Saturday 16th December between 11am and 4pm Monks Cross will have a free gift wrapping station…

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First Christmas – Top advice from Rainbows and Flutterbyes

Christmas is always a magical time of year but first Christmases seem to have that extra bit of sparkle! First Christmas as Mr and Mrs, first Christmas in your new home, or baby’s first Christmas, which some find the most magical of all. My first Christmas as a parent was in 2016 with my beautiful…

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The Money box Tree – an ideal gift…

DON’T PANIC! here’s the best Christmas gift ever, for a boy or a girl…. We are here to help you teach valuable saving skills for LIFE Follow these top tips from Jackie Swainston, Harrogate mum, family money expert and founder of CoinIt-In, a company all about saving money. DID YOU KNOW? You can now have…

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12 Days of Christmas: Ideas To Make Your Christmas Extra Special This Year

Here at York Mumbler, we know how hard it can be when Christmas is fast approaching and how busy and challenging this time of year can be for many parents and carers. Perhaps some of these things are going through your mind as you read this…. Who’s coming for Christmas this year? Should we send…

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