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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Looking to Move? Fantastic New Homes in York

One of the county’s most popular housebuilders has ventured into the York property market for the first time and already its homes are in high demand. Miller Homes opened Langley Gate, a flagship development in the city, just a few months ago. A total of 266, one-to-five-bedroom homes offering a wide choice of house styles…

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Pregnancy and Postnatal Yoga at The Stables Yoga Centre – A Mumbler review

See what Mumbler, Rachel, thought about the Yoga sessions for parents and mums-to-be at the Stables Yoga… I first met the team at The Stables Yoga Centre ten years ago when I started pregnancy yoga classes while pregnant with my daughter Darcey. I would go to classes on a Sunday night in a local church…

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Family trips in York & beyond by bus or train

If you don’t have a car, or access to a car all week or maybe you don’t drive, we’ve got some great tips and ideas to enjoy York and beyond by using public transport. Taking a day trip by bus or train can be really exciting for children, so whether you have a car or…

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Stockeld Park, near Wetherby: A Mumbler review

Guest Review by Local Mumbler, Jane Summer holiday fun at Stockeld Park! We recently visited Stockeld Park, near Wetherby, to explore their summer activities. Find out what we got up to in our review!  The Playhive indoor family adventure area The Playhive is Stockeld’s latest addition to the park. It is a huge indoor play…

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Family Friendly Afternoon Tea in York

Looking for a family-friendly afternoon tea in York? York has some amazing places to indulge in this wonderful tradition. What better way to treat someone special than afternoon tea? 🧁 Did you know that Monday 8th – Sunday 14th August is Afternoon Tea Week? What better way to celebrate than…. a delicious afternoon tea!  To…

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Afternoon Tea isn’t just for adults – it’s perfect for the little ones too!

Enjoy this quintessentially British experience with a delicious children’s selection of treats bursting with the all the classics, including strawberry milkshake, scones and mini jam doughnuts! Of course, Afternoon Tea is just as tasty for the adults with options to upgrade to fizz, gin, Pimms & more. MORE DETAILS HERE Indulge in The Grand’s award-winning…

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Back To School Made Easy with Watkinsons Shoes.

There’s one thing that many of you reading this might be dreading… back to school shoe shopping. Watkinsons Shoes have made the process seamless thanks to their new appointment booking system. Watkinsons have been fitting and providing children’s shoes  now for over 100 years and are constantly trying to make improvements to ensure that they…

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Self Drive Boats from City Cruises, York: A Mumbler review

Guest Review by Local Mumbler, Dawn Find out about our trip on the Ouse on a self-drive boat from City Cruises. Dawn and her family spent a morning in York on the River Ouse on a self-drive boat from City Cruises. Find out what they thought about it in Dawn’s review for Mumbler.  My partner,…

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Costello’s Chocolate Workshops: A Mumbler review

Guest Review by Local Mumbler, Rachel Summer Holiday Fun at Costello’s Chocolate Workshops Rachel and two of her children visited Costello’s recently, for one of their tasty chocolate workshops. Find out what they thought of the experience in Rachel’s review.    Just a 20-minute drive north of York next to the quaint village of Sutton…

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City Walls Experience at Micklegate Bar, York: A Mumbler review

Guest Review by Local Mumbler, Jane City Walls Experience at Micklegate Bar We visited the brand new attraction from The JORVIK Group today and got to explore the history of York’s city walls and Micklegate.   Looking around the City Walls Experience The attraction is located within Micklegate Bar itself, giving you the opportunity to go…

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