Blog » Month: February 2021

Brand new online escape room launched by Tropical World

If you’ve got bored, restless children at home who love all things animals then this brand new activity launched by Tropical World will definitely be worth checking out! Due to COVID-19, Tropical World zoo remains closed under current national lockdown restrictions. However, fear not as Leeds City Council’s Zoo Education Officer has been creating a…

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Everything you need to hold your own Harry Potter Day at home

If you have a little witch or wizard who is Harry Potter mad, read on…here’s how to create a Harry Potter Day at home! Did you know that there is such a thing as International Harry Potter Day – May 2nd! This is apparently the day that Harry Potter defeated the Dark Lord. In the…

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How to get your World Book Day 2021 Book Tokens and join in from home

World Book Day will take place on 4th March 2021 and just like everything else, will be slightly different this year. Everything has been adapted to make sure that World Book Day still sends a powerful and positive message about books and reading, even during lockdown. Digital Tokens This year, as well as being distributed…

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Covid-19 Roadmap for England – 22nd February 2021

Boris Johnson has today outlined the steps for easing restrictions: See official information here  As a summary:   Head to the Coping during coronavirus page  

The Pud Store acquires Precious Little One

Doncaster Mumbler Awards winner The Pud Store have aquired Precious Little One this week! Many of you will know that The Pud Store were winners of the our favourite retailer category in the Doncaster Mumbler Awards 2020, so we love them locally. Here’s Fran Bishop, Owner and Founder of The Pud Store with her winners…

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DCLT ‘Healthy at Home’ : Resources for families

DCLT have put together some useful resources and information for families with ideas to stay active and stay healthy outdoors.  You can find them all here Fresh Air is FREE  Check out all the fun and fresh things you can do in the great outdoors without breaking any rules or restrictions. From garden games to…

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Generation Inspiration

Does your child want to be part of something monumental and create something memorable as a response to the pandemic? We could not be more excited that we are launching the beginning of a brilliant project, ‘Generation Inspiration’ and that you can be a part of it. Our next generation will be know as inspirational…

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FREE Online ‘Live Labs’ with Big Bang Science over February Half Term

Big Bang Science are running 2 free online ‘Live-Lab’ sessions over half-term for anyone to join in with. They will run on Tuesday morning at 11 am and Thursday afternoon at 2 pm. Full details can be found at Click on images below to download the itinerary and equipment

Join K9 Nation, the largest, free, online community of dog owners

Are you looking for new places to walk with your children and your dog this week? Are you raising a dog and don’t know where to turn for advice? Or maybe you’ve been trying to grow your dog business from home… We have a solution! Introducing K9 Nation – the free app that helps to…

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12 places in Doncaster to get a special Valentine’s take-away/meal at home

It’s Valentines Day on Sunday 14th February 2021 and whilst we might not quite be going out for a romantic meal, you can enjoy some amazing food at home. If you want a day off the cooking, here are some great places to order a Valentines Meal to your door this weekend…   No.7 At…

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Easy Pancake Recipe

Tuesday 16th February 2021 is pancake day! As easy as it seems I once made a right mess of making pancakes, so I thought i’d share a fail safe recipe that I always use from BBC Good Food! Easy Pancakes (This makes the larger, thin, flat pancakes) Ingredients 100g plain flour 2 large eggs 300ml…

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Free FUN ‘Dancing on Ice’ Bingo Game to do at home

Thanks to Doncaster Dome, the home of Doncaster’s very own ice rink (the UK’s only split level ice rink, did you know that?) for sharing this Dancing on Ice Bingo Game! A great idea for a Sunday night if you’re watching Dancing on Ice at home.   Watch ‘Dancing on Ice’ on Sundays at 6pm….

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Doncaster Childminders

If you’re looking for childcare in Doncaster, these are some of the amazing childminders who were nominated in the Doncaster Mumbler Awards 2020.    Acorns Childminding  They always go above and beyond their requirements offering extremely affordable and flexible childcare which no other Nursery in the area offers but without impact to the outstanding level…

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5 of the best Newborn and Family Photographers in and around Doncaster

Babies change so quickly and it’s lovely to capture those first few weeks and months.  When looking for a newborn photographer however, you clearly need someone who has experience as you want it to be right, plus you want someone who can actually handle a newborn! Even the most expert photographers can find shooting babies…

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Things To Do with Kids Outdoors in Ice or Snow

If you can’t face a snowy walk or pulling the sledge/finding a sledging hill (again), here’s some inspiration for kid’s activities when you want to get outside in your garden in snowy or icy weather… because there are only so many snowmen you can make. Thanks to North Leeds Mumbler for some great ideas! Create…

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❤️Downloadable Valentines Cards for kids❤️

The lovely Coppperhill Studio have created us some downloadable Valentines Cards, for you to download at home and colour in. Children can send them to anyone they love, people they are missing right now. Download colouring template here  Download ‘Missing You Card’ here 

MME: Maths and English Equivalent Qualifications during Covid19 for parents

MME is a leading provider of Maths and English courses and exams. With over 5 million website users in 2020, the MME service is helping lots and lots of learners to improve their literacy and numeracy skills as well as gain Ofqual regulated qualifications. Covid-19 has thrown the whole education sector into a frenzy. Exams…

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Take part in the Census 2021

The census gives us a picture of all the people and households in England and Wales. This helps to plan and fund public services in Doncaster and your area. By taking part in the census, you will help make sure your community gets the services it needs. For Census 2021, we will be asking questions…

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Family Digital Day on Zoom with Nick Sharratt

Hungry Little Minds are hosting a family digital day on Zoom with Nick Sharratt, author and illustrator of some of our favourite children’s books – we love You Choose and Red Rockets and Rainbow Jelly! A great thing for Parents and Carers to join in with their little ones, the day will bring stories to…

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