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Get to know….Rachel from Doncaster Maternity Voices Partnership

Doncaster Maternity Voices Partnership (MVP) is a friendly group of parents, their families and health care professionals, who work together to shape, develop and improve Maternity Services in Doncaster.  We’re delighted to introduce you to Rachel, who is the new Project Support Officer at the NHS Doncaster Clinical Commissioning Group. Rachel will be focused on…

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Doncaster Mumbler Awards Nominations: “Eating Out With Kids”, Sponsored by The Wool Market Doncaster

The Doncaster Mumbler Awards nominations came in during July and as every single person who receives a nomination deserves to read their messages of thanks & support, here they are. Everyone is enjoying eating out again (safely) in Doncaster at so many brilliant pubs, cafes, restaurants locally. Look out for the  shortlist in September and…

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Stadium Stars Open Day, Sunday 8th August

Take a look around Stadium Stars Day Nursery, based at Keepmoat Stadium. We are delighted to be holding an open day at Stadium Stars Day Nursery on Sunday 8th August from 9am – 12noon. This will give you a chance to have a look around our nursery and see what we have to offer for…

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Doncaster Mumbler Awards Nominations: “Childminder/Nanny of the Year” sponsored by Doncaster Chamber

The Doncaster Mumbler Awards nominations came in during July and as every single person who receives a nomination deserves to read their messages of thanks & support, here they are. It has been a tough time, so I hope that these comments show Childminders and Nanny’s how much you are appreciated by Doncaster families! Look…

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Supporting you on your breastfeeding journey

If you are planning on having a baby or have just found out you’re pregnant; there are lots of different things you’ve probably started to think about. It’s a good time to think about your lifestyle, and consider the best ways to keep happy and healthy during your pregnancy. If you would like to read…

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Doncaster Mumbler Awards Nominations : Ante-natal/Post-natal worker or volunteer, sponsored by Family Hubs

The Doncaster Mumbler Awards nominations came in during July and as every single person who receives a nomination deserves to read their messages of thanks & support, here they are. It has been a tough year, especially for new mums and dads who have depended on the below people more than ever for ante-natal and…

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Outdoor Swimming, Splash Parks and places to paddle in South Yorkshire

When it gets hot, I don’t know about you, but my kids just love to go somewhere where they can paddle and cool down. Last year we found a great spot on a really hot day, Padley Gorge near Sheffield, so I’ve been on a the look-out for where else we might be able to…

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Doncaster Dome Summer DAYcation!

Summer Holiday Fun at the Dome! The popular DAYcation will begin on Monday 19th july. Sessions available all day every day all summer! Stay the Day at The Dome by swimming, ice skating and even cycling all in one day – stay for food at our Icebreakers Bar & Kitchen for a true fun packed…

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Boston Park Farm Summer Pantomime!

Roll up! Roll up! Come and marvel at the greatest panto on earth! Run away with TaleGate Theatre Productions to the circus this Summer. Help Goldilocks and her mum, Dame Dolly Donut, save their circus and rescue the three bears from the evil ringmaster. Its the big family panto extravaganza featuring pop songs, magic and…

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Mumbler’s summer reading recommendations with Nosy Crow

We all know how vitally important it is to read to your child when they are little. A good bed & book routine not only calms them and gives you the best chance of settling down for the night,  it’s also a really important time for you and your little one to bond and chill-out…

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Lakeside Village Summer Nights Cinema

  Summer Nights Cinema Screenings are back at Lakeside Village!  Here’s everything you need to know if you are planning to go along: Screenings take place from 6pm-8pm every Thursday, starting on Thursday 5th August to Thursday 26th August 2021 5th August – Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again 12th August – The Lion King…

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Introducing Baby Maalish – New Baby Massage Course in Doncaster

Baby massage is a wonderful experience for Mums and Dads and a special time to communicate both verbally and non-verbally with your baby. Join Baby Maalish on their new Baby Massage course, certified by the International Association of Infant Massage (IAIM), which begins this month at Tall Trees Yoga Studio. It is a 5 week…

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Have you heard about Moneyhub? Try it now FREE for 6 months.

Want to take control of your finances? Then it’s time to download the free Moneyhub money management app. See all of your finances securely in one place and use their intelligent tools to achieve your spending and saving goals. Moneyhub is available across Apple, Android & Desktop. The Moneyhub app allows you to: ●  See…

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Summer Reading Challenge 2021

The Summer Reading challenge is back in 2021 and this year the theme is Wild World Heroes! We love the Summer Reading Challenge! Arriving online and in our local libraries this summer. (See all libraries in Doncaster here) Pack your bags, we’re headed for Wilderville! It’s a pretty cool place, but there are lots of…

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Doncaster Libraries

Doncaster Central Library – the NEW Danum Gallery, Library and Museum – Waterdale  Armthorpe Community Library Askern Community Library Balby Community Library Bawtry Community Library Bentley Area Community Library Bessacarr Community Library Cantley Community Library Conisbrough Community Library Denaby Community Library and Hub Edenthorpe Community Library Edlington Library Hatfield Community Library Intake Community Library Mexborough…

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Doncaster Mumbler Awards 2021: Nominations OPEN

It’s time to nominate your favourites! The Doncaster Mumbler Awards celebrate the best of Doncaster’s family friendly businesses and individuals who make a difference for parents in our town. Here’s a reminder of the categories! Those who receive MOST nominations in each category will go through to the final for voting! If you’re a business…

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5 Maize Mazes near Doncaster

Maize Mazes are great outdoor fun for all the family whatever the weather this summer! If you enjoy a challenge, each maize is a unique design so you could visit a few! Here are a few around our area that are open this summer 2020 and details of any special Covid19 measures in place. Boston…

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Mumbler Family UK Summer Days Out 2021

With holidays abroad looking more and more like the complicated option this year – we are all about the Staycations this summer!  With the world opening up and being able to travel within the UK we figured a lot of you might be looking for inspiration on days out a little further afield than Doncaster….

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Hexwood School of Sorcery: A Spellbinding new musical at Cast – Mumbler discount

From the producers of David Walliam’s Mr Stink – Join Maisy on her adventures through sorcery school as she meets lots of eccentric and hilarious characters and learns to embrace her magical mishaps and finally love herself, warts and all.  ***Mumbler discount below*** Maisey Hexwood was born into a family of spellbinding sorcerers. Her great…

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The Delicious Doncaster Food and Drink Festival is back

The popular Delicious Doncaster Food and Drink Festival returns for 2021 from Friday 23rd July to Sunday 25th July.  Organised by Doncaster Council, the Festival will showcase cuisines from around the world, offer quality food and drinks and put local producers in the spotlight. Add in some sparkling entertainment and it becomes a ‘must attend’…

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Mumbler Review: Stockeld Park, Weekend Adventures

We love visiting Stockeld Park during the school holidays and now you can adventure even more often!!! It’s open every weekend between now and the 18th July before re-opening for their Summer Adventures on 24th July!!! You can book your Weekend Adventures tickets here Exclusive Mumbler discount code!! Use code MUMBLERWEEKEND and get £1 off…

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Introducing My Chef Skills

Hi, my name is Jonny Ross. In pre-Coronavirus times I ran a successful music agency, supplying live acts for weddings and parties all over the UK. When the pandemic struck and the lockdowns happened, all my work came to a sudden halt! Pretty stressful, as I’m sure you can imagine. I’d always enjoyed cooking and…

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Yorkshire Wildlife Park welcomes Flocke and her three Polar bear cubs

Doncaster’s Yorkshire Wildlife Park has reinforced its status as the polar bear capital of Europe with four new arrivals! Flocke and her three cubs are settling in the second Project Polar reserve, after the move to Yorkshire from France was recommended as the best home for them by the European Endangered Species Programme (EEP). At 18…

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5 Adventure/Crazy Golf courses in and around Doncaster

Quite a few outdoor and indoor golf centres are now reopen. My mini mumbler has quite gotten in to crazy (or adventure golf). He loves it and is actually pretty good! Adventure Golf, Pitch and Putt, anything like that he loves, so I’ve rounded up a few places that we can try this summer. Here…

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A-Z of family friendly things to do this summer in Doncaster!

Summer is most definitely on the way! As restrictions ease and we want to head out and about, you might be looking for things to do with the kids in Doncaster. Doncaster is a very family friendly town, so who better to take over Visit Doncaster’s Instagram Stories for a day than Mumbler!  We’re making…

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The NSPCC’s Childhood Day

Summer is just around the corner and potentially a summer with fewer restrictions than we’ve had for a long time. As those restrictions relax and it becomes safer for us to meet up with friends and family we haven’t seen in months, to get together, catch up and have some fun. To celebrate the importance…

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Here’s just the thing for Father’s Day – Sweet Boxes from Pretty’s Sweets!

Father’s Day is almost here and if you’re not sorted yet, Pretty’s Sweets have just the thing with two great Father’s Day Collections for you to choose from! Here at Pretty’s Sweets, we want to spread a little joy on Father’s Day and always with our selection of sweet boxes for any occasion. We’re based…

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FREE Crazy Golf Adventure

Lakeside Village have a free 9 hole crazy golf course for all the family to enjoy this summer! Visit between Monday 31st May to Sunday 3rd October 10am-4.30pm All you need to do is collect putters and balls from Sweet Emporium.

Where to pick strawberries in Doncaster

Update June 2021 PYO was SO popular last year and is generally a great thing to do every year with the kids. I’ll be keeping an eye out and updating this page as soon as dates are announced for Strawberry Picking in and around Doncaster in 2021. Eastfield Farm Soft Fruit, Tickhill, DN11 9JD A…

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Cypher Online Creativity and Coding Courses

We LOVE a survey here at Mumbler! This time, Cypher want to get your thoughts on coding lessons for kids, so that they can make their courses and school holiday camps even more fun, engaging and effective.  CLICK HERE TO TAKE THE SURVEY The Survey will only take a few minutes to complete and –…

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Paws for Fun Day at Lakeside Village

Join us at our Paw for Fun Day in aid of our Guide Dogs name a puppy fund. Bring your ‘well behaved’ pet to pose for free pet photography on Monday 31st May 2021, 11.00am- 3.00pm Meet the local guide dogs and their team to find out about the work they do. Can you find…

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Cut the Ice at the Dome this half term

The Ice Caps at Doncaster Dome are reopen for half term this May Bank Holiday. Ice skating has never been more safe and fun for the family. We have the first and only split-level ice rink in the UK offering families a unique skating experience. Here are our booking and safety procedures to keep you…

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Online Beauty Courses with White Rose Beauty

Email Doncaster@whiterosebeautycolleges.co.uk  Telephone 01302 367434 Visit our website www.whiterosebeautycolleges.co.uk ***Sponsored Editorial blog post by White Rose Beauty Colleges ***

YWT Puffin Festival 2021 and the Great Yorkshire Creature Count

The Yorkshire Puffin Festival is taking place online from Saturday 29th May to Monday 31st May 2021.  Yorkshire’s Flamborough Headland is one of the best places in the country to see puffins from land, as well as thousands of other seabirds. You might want to plan a visit to the coast, or you may want…

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Win the chance to have your child’s story published with Worcester Bosch

You may recall a few weeks ago that we told you about this brilliant story writing competition by Worcester Bosch. They launched their book “A Robot Called B4” to coincide with World Earth Day 2021. They are offering the opportunity for one lucky child to have their own story published as the next adventure. The…

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Big Splash is Back at Doncaster Dome!

Big Splash Swimming at Doncaster Dome Leisure Centre returns this week, Friday 21st May!  Booking is now open for you to get back in the pool and have some fun with your family. Book here 

Doncaster Swim Schools and Classes for babies, toddlers and children

Looking for kids, toddler or baby swimming lessons and classes in Doncaster? Swimming is most certainly up there on most parents lists of life skills they wish their children to possess, ultimately it could save their life. It’s also a great exercise, a sociable activity and so much fun! What are you waiting for?!! Sign…

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Light Peer Support

Light is a charity working to support the emotional wellbeing & mental health of mums and their families  during pregnancy, birth and afterwards.  “At Light we know that being a parent is not always easy – we all sometimes need support and a hand to hold along the way. Light group support & 1:1 sessions offer…

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Potteric Carr – Forest Tots & Home Education Connection

Great news that Potteric Carr is re-open and they have some great sessions for families coming up in May 2021. Forest Tots A monthly outdoor, adventurous play session for pre-school children and toddlers will start on Friday 7th May 2021. It will take place at the Discovery Zone Fire Circle at 10-30am-12.00pm and the session…

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South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum

The South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum is re-opening on 18th May 2021!* There are lots of measures in place to help keep everyone safe during their visit, from social distancing to sanitiser points and increased cleaning. ***Our Mumbler discount is still valid too, which is great news.*** Open everyday throughout the school holidays. The museum is…

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Win the chance to have your children’s story ideas published with Worcester Bosch!

Here at Mumbler we love working with companies who want to encourage our children to be creative, and so we are delighted to tell you all about this brilliant writing competition by Worcester Bosch. Children aged between 7-11 years can enter, by writing a few lines of a new epic adventure story Worcester Bosch is a brand that are…

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Sandall Park Competition for children

Sandall Park have a competition for children to enter and winners will be announced when their cafe re-opens on 17th May 2021! There are two categories and children can get really creative! Whether you have an artist or a writer, there is a category to suit. Create a new animal or creature that could live…

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RSPB Old Moor Dinosaur Trail

There is a new Dinosaur Trail to enjoy as a family at RSPB Old Moor! It looks brilliant! This nature reserve has been recommended by Mumblers before as a really great place to go with children…toddler trail etc (see the review here) and it looks like they’ve added something else that will appeal to children…

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Club Doncaster Car Boot and Sunday Market Returns to the Keepmoat Stadium THIS SUNDAY

The Club Doncaster Car Boot and Sunday Market will return to the Keepmoat Stadium this Sunday, April 18th 2021. Club Doncaster will be welcoming traders, car booters and visitors looking for a bargain back to the stadium again. The Car Boot and Sunday Market will open at 6.30am with traders advised to arrive from 5.30am….

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The Ultimate Kids Party Guide

Throwing a birthday party can be stressful! What do you do, who do you invite, how many, where do you go, the cake! We’re also a bit out of practice since lockdown! As restrictions ease and parties become a possibility in the summer, we’ve jazzed up the Kids party area on the website and have…

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Making difficult conversations easy with PANTS

As parents we want to do everything we can to help keep our children safe, but at the NSPCC we understand that starting conversations about child sexual abuse with children can seem quite daunting, and it can be difficult to know how to approach such difficult topics. The NSPCC has been using the PANTS rule…

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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, Lights4Fun want 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 only…

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New animals, a new reserve, a new purpose – Yorkshire Wildlife Park prepares to reopen on April 12th

New animals, a new reserve, a new purpose – built entrance and the first phase of a new visitor complex will surprise visitors when Yorkshire Wildlife Park, Doncaster, reopens on Monday April 12th. With the opening of the new entrance off Hurst Lane, near Doncaster Sheffield Airport, visitors will see the preliminary phase of the Yorkshire Hive development taking…

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Classes and Playgroups in Doncaster: Five of the best

As face to face classes restart next week in Doncaster, we have a full list of local class providers, divided by day of the week. See the full Playgroups and Classes by day of the week  HERE We’ve picked 5 of the best baby and childrens groups and activities to do locally:  From Newborn Tots…

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Doncaster Venues and Attractions Reopening Updates

Updated 6th April 2021  As the government restrictions begin to ease in line with Boris’s Roadmap, lots of local venues are beginning to reopen to families. Here’s a list in alphabetical order…please double check with venues as to restrictions in place and most places require pre-booking. See the Easter Holiday What’s On Guide for specific…

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5 Nature Reserves near Doncaster

A lovely way to spend time outdoors with the kids, here are some nearby nature reserves – some are free too, so it makes for a cheap, easy family day out. Potteric Carr, Mallard Way, Doncaster, DN4 8DB  Fully accessible nature paths through stunning, safe wetland habitat. Pockets of woodland and wildflower meadows. The ponds…

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Kids Shoe Fitting Appointments Now Available to Book

Appointments are now available to book at Clarks, Lakeside Village from April 12th 2021! Take advantage of our in-store measure and fit expertise! Book HERE Skip the queues and book a 15-minute measure and fit appointment at a time that suits you. From their very first crawling shoes to robust and stylish school shoes, our…

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darts: Easter Activities launched

This Easter, children and young people from across the Doncaster borough are invited to join darts‘ artists to make music, dance, create art and clown around! It’s easy to join in online from the comfort of your own home. These workshops are designed to be inclusive for Disabled and non-disabled children and young people and…

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Guest Blog: Meet Terri from Glowing Mummas

Hi, I’m Terri and I offer a range of Antenatal & Postnatal classes including baby classes both online and face to face from April. In 2017 when I was pregnant with my little boy, I found it difficult to find any pregnancy and birth support groups or education classes nearby. I read so many books on…

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Doncaster Maternity Voices Partnership Virtual Event, 25th March

Would you like to have your say and help improve local maternity services? Have you experienced Doncaster maternity services in the last 5 years? If the answer is yes, we want to hear from you! Doncaster Maternity Voices Partnership are hosting their first virtual event on Thursday 25th March @ 1-2.30pm If you are interested…

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Spring Scavenger Hunt

Help Save Austerfield Study Centre

Children in Doncaster have been enjoying the facilities at Austerfield Study Centre since 1973, but the last year has seen the centre really struggle. They need help Doncaster Mumblers!  A much loved outdoor education facility for local schools, they run holiday clubs and family fun activities, plus Happy Hedgehog sessions for toddlers. Due to the…

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Stump Cross Caverns: Launches TWO Fundraisers

If you’ve ever been to Stump Cross Caverns you’ll know how brilliant it is!  A fabulous family day out where the owners and the rest of “Team Stumpy” go above and beyond to make sure everyone that passes their door leaves with a huge smile on their face!  Which is why its so sad to hear that…

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New Mayflower Play Facility for King’s Park Retford

Located in Retford, King’s Park is an award winning park with lots of facilities including: Children’s Water Play Area Skate Park Wildlife Garden This park often gets recommended in the Doncaster Mumbler Chat Group and now they will have some new play equipment inspired by Bassetlaw’s links to the Mayflower, the ship that transported Pilgrims from…

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BFI Film Clubs for 12-15 year olds

The BFI Film Club is running again for 12-15 year old film fans in Doncaster!    ***5 FREE Places for Mumblers!!! Mention Mumbler on the application and the course fee will be removed*** Following the success of our first lockdown filmmaking project, we’ve decided to run a second BFI Film Club, which will take place online…

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