The Mumbler blog is a collection of our own blogs, reviews, guest entries, interesting articles and anything else that we like the look of!

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A selection of some of the blogs that have featured on Ripon & Nidderdale Mumber are below:

Mumbler Review: Studfold Adventure Nature Trail

Mumbler Review: Brimham Rocks Adventure Farm

What’s On This Summer At Fountains Abbey

7 Tricks To Play On The Kids This April Fool’s Day

Ways To Encourage A Reluctant Reader


Stump Cross Caverns: The perfect winter day out!

It’s so hard to try to think of a family day out when the weather isn’t great.  But fear not, we have the solution – Stump Cross Caverns.  The Caves are all completely covered and are 7 degrees all year round!  Admittedly, there are a few more drips and puddles when it’s raining – but…

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Speech and Language Drop In

Recycling & Waste Collections Over The Holidays

Christmas and New Years always puts an extra strain on the bins. Below are details of local recycling and waste collections for areas covered by Harrogate Borough Council as well as information on how and what to recycle over the festive period. There will be no bin collections on Christmas Day, Boxing Day or New…

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Kids Christmas TV Guide

Family Christmas films & TV guide – updated for 2021 Are you worn out from all the Christmas shopping, cooking and wrapping? Cosy up as a family and enjoy one of the many great films showing this Christmas time – popcorn & mince pies at the ready! Here’s our Mumbler guide to what to watch…

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The Laughing Giraffe

The Laughing Giraffe is a friendly and welcoming indoor play centre, offering active and engaging play. It’s an exciting and secure environment where children can develop skills through play. They can interact with other children, become confident in climbing, exploring and developing their independence, but most importantly there is lots of fun to be had!…

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The Great Ripon Elf Hunt

We are so excited to announce The Great Ripon Elf Hunt is BACK and running between 11th – 24thDecember 2021.    ATTENTION FAMILIES! We have heard that some of Santa’s cheeky Elves have gone missing and we believe they are hiding in shop windows around Ripon City Centre! From 11th-24th December Santa needs your help…

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Fountains Abbey this Christmas

Christmas at Fountains is seeing the abbey glow! As the afternoon light starts to fade, make your way to the abbey and wander through the ruins aglow with bright and colourful lights. You can sing along to your favourite carols as festive music fills the air. You’ve finished the Christmas shopping, explored the family trail…

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What a Movie: Christmas Drive In Movies come to Harrogate and Ripon this December!

Following the huge success of our Summer Drive In Movies, What An Event are delighted to announce our Christmas Drive In Movies, bringing THE Drive In Movie experience of the Festive Season to Harrogate and Ripon. It’s THE Christmas Drive In Movie Experience for 2021 at Ripley Castle!  Friday 17th to Sunday 19th December 2021  What…

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Christmas Trees at Stockeld Park

Choose your real Christmas Tree from Yorkshire’s largest Christmas grower! Grown and freshly cut from the Stockeld Park Estate. Non-needle drop Nordmann Firs are available from 3ft – 12ft. Head to one of the three Stockeld Christmas Tree sites with the family and choose your tree together! You can choose your Christmas Tree from any…

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Is your baby 2-16 months old?

The University of York are looking for babies aged 2 months to 16 months as part of their York BabyLab studies. You will be paid for your time and your baby will take part in new studies on language, motor & sleep development. If you want to know more… CLICK HERE To complete the google form…

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