Blog » Month: October 2018

Bonfire Night Safety Tips from Daisy First Aid Rotherham

Bonfire Night can be a great time for all the family, but it is important that everyone celebrates safely. Here is some advice from Liz, who runs fun and fear-free first aid courses for parents and child carers at various locations in South Yorkshire. Fireworks Fact: It’s always safer to attend a firework display run by…

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DadMan: The Bathtime Warrior

I recently went along to see DadMan: The Bathtime warrior at Cast.  Created and produced by the Notnow Collective, who aim to challenge and extend the meaning of ‘family friendly’, by creating theatre performances at which babies are welcomed, they encourage mums and dad’s to bring along babies under 18 months old – brilliant idea,…

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Creepy characters bring the spooks to Yorkshire Wildlife Park

The spooky Yorkshire Wildlife Park in Doncaster is where to find mythical beast and creepy characters during a Halloween-themed carnival this weekend. The award-winning park will transform into a Day of the Dead-inspired mystical world with a cast of thrilling events including live shows with professional actors and the chance to get hands-on with crafts…

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Pumpkin Power Knickerbocker Glory!

Whilst pumpkins are being carved up in their thousands, we’re sparing a thought for the poor discarded pumpkin flesh that is typically cast aside at halloween… …at least in my experience any way! Pumpkins are actually very versatile in their uses for cooking – I however have no idea where to start, especially when it…

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Pyjama’s in the pool at Puddle Ducks & Swim Academy

Puddle Ducks Doncaster have been running their baby and pre-school swimming classes in our town for almost five years and launched their Swim Academy classes for older children just over a year ago. They are completely mad about swimming and to prove it, they encourage all swimmers to participate in their popular pyjama week, which…

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Charity runners make a big splash at Yorkshire Wildlife Park

I joined a brave contingent of around 1,000 runners, who battled it through the downpours to raise more than £7,500 for the Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation in a 5K run around the park. Runners, joggers and walkers created a big splash and staggeringly we covered a combined distance of 5,070 kilometres (3,150 miles!). This is…

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Visit Doncaster town centre with the family this Halloween

Dress up and come in to Doncaster town centre on Saturday 27th October for some spooktacular family fun! Take in the Harry Potter themed event in the Market Square and let The Sorting Hat tell you your fate! You can even try out your skills at Wand classes, plus meet characters from the films including…

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¡Hola! to Kidslingo

Laura, a mum to two little mini mumblers, runs Kidslingo classes in Doncaster, Scunthorpe, Gainsborough and surrounding areas. A qualified teacher, she is passionate about making languages fun for children! I’m delighted to have her guest blog for Doncaster Mumbler and tell us a bit more about her fabulous classes…over to you Laura! Guest Blog:…

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Bonfire Night and Fireworks Displays in Doncaster 2018

From Askern to Wheatley Hills, here all the bonfire’s and firework display’s going on in Doncaster this year! If you’re after an especially ‘BIG BANG’,  you’ll need to head along to the Keepmoat Stadium, where Doncaster’s BIGGEST fireworks display will be taking place on bonfire night, Monday 5th November. Doncaster’s Big Bang  kicks of at…

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Baby Loss Awareness Week

Every year, thousands of people are affected by the death of a baby or experience pregnancy loss.  This week more than 60 charities across the UK are collaborating to raise awareness about the key issues affecting those who have experienced pregnancy loss or baby death in the UK. I was contacted recently by one of…

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Baby Dinosaurs Children’s pre-loved pop up market

A quick glance in our garage and you see a whole load of plastic toys that my children have out grown, bikes, old scooters…all no longer used as they are too small. A quick look in my spare bedroom and old toys, books, children’s clothes that no longer fit any more have accumulated. With Christmas…

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Lakeside Village gets ready for ‘quiet hour’ for shoppers with autism

Doncaster’s Lakeside Village is taking part in this year’s Autism Hour to make shopping a more accessible and less stressful experience for people with autism. Visitors to the centre next Monday, October 8, will be welcomed to a quieter environment as Lakeside Village joins in The National Autistic Societies, Autism Hour. David Aunins is the…

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Guest blog: Take your child on a journey of sporting imagination with Rugbytots

Rugbytots is the World’s favourite rugby play programme, enabling boys and girls aged 2-7  to develop their social and physical skills in a fun, positive environment. Their classes, led by Jez Turner, take place at various locations in and around Doncaster including Cantley, Bessacarr & Epworth. We’ve been doing Rugbytots sessions with my mini mumbler…

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Women at the Game

I’m delighted to be working with Doncaster Rovers on their Women at the Game campaign which is launching at the club on Saturday October 20th.  Women at the Game aims to give women the opportunity to watch live football, on their own or with their children, in a supportive environment.  Set up by a lady…

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