Blog » Month: October 2019

Joyful Christmas Extravaganza and Santa’s Woodland Workshop at Frenchgate

Advertorial feature for Frenchgate Frenchgate Shopping Centre will be getting in the festive spirit early and providing fun for the whole family with the launch of their Grinch themed Christmas Extravaganza event on Saturday 9th November. Head to ‘Frenchville Post Office’ – the Frenchgate version of Whoville, where your children can write three good deeds…

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Bonfire Night Craft ideas

Pop some fizz, sparkle and boom into the kids’ Bonfire Night crafting with these ten easy and effective ideas!   Chocolate Sparklers  Dip the tip of a chocolate finger into hot water (careful with little ones) then into a bowl of sprinkles. Popping candy makes them extra delicious! (Image via www.greatlittleminds.com)  Fireworks in a Jar  Clean a…

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Bonfire Night and Fireworks Displays in Doncaster 2019

From Armthorpe to Wheatley Hills, here all the bonfires and firework displays going on in Doncaster this year! Armthorpe Fireworks Display Briar Road Playing Field, 4th November 2019. Askern’s Fireworks Friday November 8th 2019, Askern’s Events Field. Update: Cancelled due to Adverse Weather Conditions Askern Town Council is again hosting the Firework’s Spectacular. A FREE…

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What’s On: 5 of the best things to do this half term in Doncaster 2019

If you’re looking for things to do over the next few weeks, we have 50 of them here in our October half term pages.  So many spooktacular activities to keep the kids entertained this halloween and half term. Here are our top 5 places to visit this half term. Boston Park Farm – Halloween Shriek Week…

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Halloween Shriek Week and Pumpkin Patch at Boston Park Farm

***Sponsored Blog by Boston Park Farm*** Head to Boston Park Farm this half term for Shriek Week and if you’re really daring, Shriek Nights! Shriek Week and Pumpkin Patch  Open each day from 19th October until 31st October, 10am-4pm there are lots of shriek week activities. Search the maize for hidden pumpkins Buy a pumpkin…

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‘GHOST’ APE this Halloween

If you’re looking for something a little different this Halloween, Go Ape is set to host the ultimate trick or treat for daredevils, as they invite fearless families on a spook-tacular series of twilight adventures in the trees. When the sun goes down and dusk takes over the bewitching forest, swap knocking on neighbours’ doors…

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The Halloween Adventure at Stockeld Park Opens 26th October 2019

Advertorial feature for Stockeld Park We know it feels like the kids have only just gone back to school, but October Half Term is nearly here! If you’re trying to think of ways to entertain the younger ones during their week off, then look no further, Stockeld Park is here! The Halloween Adventure is open…

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Happy Days Community Childcare – Preschool Day Nursery in Thorne

Happy Days Community Childcare are excited to announce the opening of their 24 place Preschool Day Nursery in their second premises at Coulman Bungalow, Thorne Doncaster, DN8 5BU Their Nursery is run with a Forest Schools ethos allowing both outdoor and indoor learning opportunities, running along side their already established Breakfast Clubs, After School Clubs…

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Doncaster Town Centre Trick or Treat Trail 2019

The annual Halloween trick or treat trail in Doncaster Town Centre will take place on 31st October, 10am-4pm. A FREE event, this was great fun last year! There will be lots of spooktacular goings on in the town centre, where you’ll find a whole host of Harry Potter themed characters in costume from the films….

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Free City & Guilds Customer Service Qualifications with Shipley College

Advertising Feature for Shipley College Free? Completely free? “What is the catch?” I hear you ask. Well, there isn’t one. Shipley College are offering you a two day course which will result in a WorldHost Customer Service Training level 2 City & Guilds qualification absolutely FOR FREE! Who might want to apply? Everyone is welcome to apply…

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Doncaster’s new Junior Civic Mayor

A while ago I posted about Doncaster Council looking for a new Junior Civic Mayor . Alfie Turton, aged 9 from Woodfield Primary School answered the call and is in post! Alfie’s written application was shortlisted down to the final 10, at which point applicants were asked to send in a short video of themselves explaning…

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Doncaster Mumbler Awards 2019 – Raffle Prizes

A huge thank you to all of the fabulous businesses and individuals who have donated a prize for our raffle! At the Doncaster Mumbler Awards 2019, on Friday 8th November 2019 we will be raising funds for local charity Light Peer Support.  Raffle Prizes include: Tickets x 2 to see Joseph and his Amazing Technicolour…

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Shaun the Sheep Farmageddon Glow Trail at Sherwood Pines

A brand new trail is opening at Sherwood Pines this weekend! Lu-La, an alien from the new Shaun the Sheep movie Farmageddon has crash landed into Sherwood Pines and Shaun the Sheep is on a mission to help her. She needs your help to charge her communicator so that she can call home for rescue….

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Pumpkin Picking in Doncaster

You may have seen our round-up of ‘Where to Pick a Pumpkin near Doncaster’ blog. PYO Pumpkins is something we’d never actually done! We’ve carved them loads of times, but bought from the shop. This year, we wanted to get outside and pick our own. We picked the rainiest day of the weekend (Sunday) and…

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Doncaster Mumbler Awards Finalists 2019

With under a month until the first Doncaster Mumbler Awards take place, here is a reminder of our shortlist! Thank you to everyone who has voted for their favourites. In one month, the final number of votes cast was just over 18,500!!  The awards night is an opportunity to celebrate some of the fantastic businesses…

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Introducing Bloom Baby Classes in Doncaster

***Sponsored Blog by Bloom Doncaster*** Hi my name is Rebecca Howlett, I run Bloom baby classes in the Doncaster area for babies between 6wks and 14months. Bloom classes are highly interactive, sensory and fun. Each activity has a purpose; to develop baby’s fine and gross motor skills, early language acquisition, core physical strength and provide…

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Light Peer Support, Doncaster & Rotherham

On World Mental Health Day it seems appropriate to give a shout out to a wonderful charity, Light, Doncaster and Rotherham, who raise awareness of and provide support for mums with post natal and ante natal depression and anxiety. We will be supporting the local branch of Light peer support at the Doncaster Mumbler Awards…

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Open Mic UK 2019: Bex is performing for a place at the 02!

Bex, another Doncaster Mum, has made it through to the Regional Finals of the prestigious Open Mic UK music competition and will now be performing at the next stage hoping to make it through to the Grand Final at The O2 in London! Thousands of hopefuls entered Open Mic UK nationwide and hundreds of auditioned…

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Special Discount for Mumblers at Chique

The Doncaster Mumbler Awards are getting closer! Next month, the very first Doncaster Mumbler Awards will take place at The Earl of Doncaster hotel. I asked Mumblers in the Doncaster Mumbler parents chat group, who they could recommend for a dress.  Chique in Armthorpe got quite a few recommendations. Having made an appointment, the lovely…

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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. For those of us who have never…

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20% off all parties at Flip Out Doncaster!

***Sponsored blog by Flip Out Doncaster***   20% OFF ALL Trampoline Party packages booked during October 2019!  Flip Out kids parties are perfect for birthdays or an end of term treat. Let them jump away with some energy before celebrating in one of our dedicated party rooms. Make sure their birthday is one they’ll never…

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Weekend Round-Up 5/6 October 2019

It’s getting cold outside! I noticed a few things going on this weekend that were indoors and a couple of them FREE so here’s a quick round-up… The Point, home of Darts – Saturday Family Workshop, South Parade, Doncaster, 5th October With artists Johnny White and Amanda Wray, make your own ‘Cranky People’ Automata –…

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Doncaster Dome Cycle Track

We saw the best of the best road cyclists depart from the new cycle track at The Dome last week, during the UCI Bike Race. Many people have been asking when can we have a go! Doncaster’s brand new closed cycle track offers a safe, traffic free environment for all. With 1km of track, including…

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Free ‘spooktacular’ half term activities for Doncaster at Frenchgate Shopping Centre

Frenchgate Shopping Centre is hosting a ‘spooktacular’ Halloween event with an array of haunting activities on offer for the whole family to enjoy. During the half term holidays, customers will be treated to a range of free activities to keep children busy! The ‘Cursed Castle’ Halloween event will take place for one-day only on the…

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