The Mumbler blog is a collection of our own blogs, reviews, 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.

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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


Primary School Places September 2021: How to appeal or accept your child’s place

This Friday – 16th April 2021 is National Offer Day, where Primary school places for September 2021 start are allocated. If you applied online you can log in to view your school place. You will also be notified by email during office hours. If applied using a paper application a letter will be sent second class….

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Spring Drive In Movies come to Harrogate and Ripon this April

Following the huge success of our Summer and Christmas Drive In Movies, What A Movie are delighted to return to the Ripley Castle Estate with our Spring Drive In Movies, bringing THE Drive In Movie experience of the Season to Harrogate and Ripon. Our Drive In Movies will provide a Covid-Safe environment where attendees will…

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Please tell us about your child’s bedroom in this quick survey!

We LOVE  a survey here at Mumbler!! This time, Lights4Funwant to hear all about your children’s bedrooms so they can make sure that they create fabulous designs that your children will LOVE!! And they know as well as we do how valuable our Mumbler’s opinions are! CLICK HERE TO TAKE THE SURVEY The survey will…

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Get free help with your energy bills

Lockdown has been hard on families, hasn’t it? It’s not only the lack of freedom we normally take for granted – going to work, going to school, seeing friends, going out – it’s also the extra money worries that being forced to stay at home has brought with it. Staying indoors – kids home schooling…

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The Ripon Easter Egg Scramble

The Easter Egg Scramble! An Easter trail around Ripon City Centre – The Easter bunny has left a hidden message around Ripon! Find the eggs in shop windows and unscramble the letters to reveal the hidden Easter message and claim your prize!   Download you trail sheet now! If don’t have access to a printer…

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The Coronavirus Roadmap – What can families do in Ripon and Nidderdale as lockdown restrictions ease?

Boris Johnson announced his Coronavirus Roadmap on 22nd February and with that in mind we have broken down the stages of the roadmap letting you know what you can do in the area at each stage. Details correct as of 11/03/21 Stage 1: The first stage of easing will be split into two parts: From…

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Juno: The healthcare app entirely focused on children’s health

Juno is a brand-new way to access healthcare for your children. It’s an app that allows you to talk to qualified healthcare professionals whenever you want. It’s like having a consultant paediatrician in your pocket at all times! We asked our Mumblers to submit questions to Juno’s lead clinician, Consultant Paediatrician, Dr Shruti Ganatra. Here…

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Where to order and collect Lateral Flow Coronavirus Tests

Since schools have re-opened, parents along with primary and secondary school staff members and their support bubbles can access Lateral Flow Coronavirus tests.  Families are able to collect up to four home test kits, each kit includes seven lateral flow tests to do at home. You can collect these kits from Dragon Road Car Park,…

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Mother’s Day

Our ultimate guide to celebrating Mothering Sunday in 2021! I know that last year when we were on the brink of going into a national lockdown on Mother’s Day I definitely didn’t think we would be in a similar position almost a year later! There are big differences though and this year we are looking…

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Queen Mary’s House Show Goes Digital and Raises Over £600 for Charity

The Queen Mary’s School community has come together to organise a Virtual House Show. What is known as the wackiest and wildest House competition of the year was taken into the virtual world providing a fantastic opportunity to promote teamwork, keep community spirit high and raise money for charity.   The girls were tasked to…

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