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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!  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 flipping…

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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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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. Askern Town Council is again hosting the Firework’s Spectacular. A FREE family event (although donations are welcomed), including…

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Olympic Atheletes become Ambassadors for Active Fusion

Two Olympic athletes have become ambassadors for a Doncaster charity passionate about supporting young people to become more physically active. Active fusion, based at The Point on South Parade, help drive physical education forward in nurserys and schools in our area, run holiday camps every school holiday and set #ActiveTeams virtual challenges to get organisations…

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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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10 Activities Children can do with Conkers this Autumn! 🌰

We were out for a walk in our local park at the beginning of September and stumbled across some early conkers on the floor! As Autumn arrives they’re everywhere…we have great fun collecting them in various locations and our house becomes full of them! There are lots of ideas of crafts, games and even a…

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Forest Holidays

A Forest Holiday is the ideal setting for your UK family break. Whatever you want or need, from travel cots to bicycle hire, from pre-booked activities to movies in your cabin, we’ve got it covered. All you have to do is gather your family and enjoy your break in the forest. It’s perfect for getting the…

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RLC Rockets Cheerleading Squad – Introduction to Cheer

RLC Rockets brand new ‘An Introduction to Cheer’ is a 5 week course starting on 7th October 2019. Your child will learn the basics of cheerleading including stunt, tumble, dance and jump technique all whilst making new friends, building confidence and gaining new skills in a safe sporting environment. Book here  Introduction to Cheer –…

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Places to go and pick a Pumpkin this Halloween near Doncaster

I noticed that events page is bursting with places to go and pick a pumpkin or carve one near Doncaster, so I thought i’d summarise them here… Eastfield Farm, Tickill (12th October to 31st October 2019) The farm will be open to pick your own pumpkins from Saturday 12th October to Thursday 31st October, 10am-5pm…

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Mumbler Reviews: Play Avenue – Role Play Centre, Messingham

***Sponsored Review by Play Avenue*** Play Avenue is a brand NEW safe and spacious indoor role play setting in Messingham, Scunthorpe, designed to fuel imaginations. Myself and the mini Mumblers were invited along to see what we thought. The best way to tell you how good Play Avenue is is through our photos! You can…

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Baby Bunnies raise funds for Children’s Heart Surgery Fund

I met up with lovely mum Nichola from Baby Bunnies recently.  Nichola holds an annual Garden Party every year at Doncaster Deaf School (we’ve been for the past couple of years and it is a really lovely event, tea, cake, entertainment for the little ones and free taster sessions in lovely surroundings). Each year Nichola…

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Register to take part in an exciting research project with family lives

I have been contacted by family lives, a charity launching a new home visiting project in our area, which aims to give South Yorkshire pre-schoolers the best start in life. The new project, which aims to prepare disadvantaged preschool children for school is being launched by the charity in partnership with South Yorkshire Futures and…

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Children’s Imaginations Come Alive in the Woods

***Sponsored Advertorial blog by Hill House School*** At Hill House School, we believe that the great outdoors is one of the most important classrooms for our Nursery and Early Years pupils. That is why, through our very own Forest School, we provide unique, hands on outdoor experiences to encourage enriched and independent learning. Led by…

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Mess Around South Yorkshire comes to Doncaster from October 2019!

***Advertorial blog for Mess Around South Yorkshire*** Hello Everyone! I’m Alanna and I run Mess Around South Yorkshire and I’m really excited to be bringing my messy events to Doncaster from October 2019! What makes us different? Well you won’t find monotonous weekly sessions here, instead we offer monthly themed events with loads of exciting…

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Roald Dahl Day – Last minute costume ideas

Our school isn’t dressing up this year, but if you have just dug out the letter, telling you that it is dress-up day at school on FRIDAY, here are a few last minute costume ideas! This year is all about Matilda so the first idea that springs to mind is an obvious choice! Download a…

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Complete Guide: October Half Term Activities in Doncaster 2019

October half term creeps up on us so quickly! I’m busy updating the October half term pages here Watch this space for our round-up of all the best activities and events that are happening during the school holidays.

Halloween for Doncaster Families 2019

Are you looking for the best things to do this halloween in Doncaster with the little ones? I’m compiling the halloween and October half term listings, which are live here. There is so much going on for families in and around Doncaster. Watch this space for our Mumbler round-up of the best activities and events….

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UCI Bike Race 2019 – What’s on for families across Yorkshire?

  ***Sponsored blog by Yorkshire 2019 *** The UCI Road World Championships are coming to Yorkshire from the 21st to the 29th September 2019, with two major races scheduled to start in Doncaster. Key locations to view the racing include the brand-new state of the art Doncaster Cycle Track at the Doncaster Dome, Doncaster Racecourse,…

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Doncaster Mumbler Awards – ALL Nominations

There were so many businesses and individuals nominated in the Doncaster Mumbler Awards – although we had to have a shortlist for the final vote, I wanted to recognise each and every person on the list below. You were nominated because your customers think you are great! Teacher/Child Practitioner of the year – Sponsored by…

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Edwards & Walker FREE Book Swop!

Many of you will know that the Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is no longer available to children in Doncaster. This was a fantastic project and a cause close to my heart. We at Edwards & Walker opticians have decided to launch a new Book Swop in time for Roald Dahl Day this year! I’m the…

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NCT Nearly New Sale – This Weekend

The NCT (National Childbirth Trust) Nearly New Sale will once again return to the Doncaster Deaf Trust on Saturday 7th September. Bag lots of bargains at this popular event. The first 150 people through the door will recieve a FREE goody bag too. Stalls will be packed with clothes, toys, nursery items and prams to…

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Vote now in the Doncaster Mumbler Awards!

Thank you to everyone who nominated! The Doncaster Mumbler Awards celebrates the very best of the parenting community in Doncaster. The shortlist is here and it is now time to vote!   Mumbler’s Favourite Children’s Retailer – Sponsored by Lakeside Village Boggledybook Children’s Book Store Just a Little Something, Thorne Mia Bella, Conisborough The Pud…

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Doncaster Mumbler turns one! Some favourite Mumbler Moments so far…

The first of September is a special date in the Doncaster Mumbler Calendar…it’s the anniversary of launch day! A year ago I launched Doncaster Mumbler, a new hyper local parenting community for the parents, carers, grandparents of my home town. What a launch month it was. The support that Doncaster Mumbler received was overwhelming. It…

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What’s new for September in Doncaster

I’ve been busy updating the listings in the weekly classes and playgroups area! Here’s a round-up of what’s new for September! Tots Play Doncaster East  Since launching in Doncaster last year, Claire at Tots Play has added more and more classes, including the first intergenerational play group in Doncaster, Nippers and Nappers! For September, they…

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Back to School Health Check

Above and beyond new uniforms, pencil cases and back packs, is your child ready for the new school year in terms of their health? Immunisations I read an article recently that suggests an estimated one in seven 5 year olds are not immunised against MMR. Read full article  To check that your child has received…

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DATM guide to what happens next after GCSE!

This week is GCSE results week. A nerve-wracking prospect for thousands of 16 year olds, who will find out how they performed. It’s also a time for parents to be in the know about what options are available for their son or daughter post 16. What next? Decisions may have already been made, some depending…

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The UCI World Championships comes to Doncaster Dome Cycling Hub

Calling all Schools, Teachers & Home Ed Groups, the UCI World Championship comes to Doncaster Dome Cycling Hub on Friday 27th September and we are so proud to be hosting this leg of the tour. We are offering schools and Home Ed groups the opportunity to turn this in to an exciting day out, completely…

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Get back to school in style with Lakeside Village

***This is an advertorial blog for Lakeside Village*** SORRY to be the ones to mention it kids, but six weeks fly by in a flash and we want to help your families get you kitted out for going back to school in style. As we are home to the only Clarks shoe store in Doncaster,…

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Puddle Ducks Doncaster have a new pool: Kelford School, Rotherham

***Advertorial blog for Puddle Ducks Doncaster*** Puddle Ducks lessons are heading to Kelford School in Rotherham! We are delighted to bring our fabulous baby and pre-school classes to this pool on Sunday mornings and Monday afternoons from the end of September 2019. Parents can bring their newborn as soon as they feel ready and you…

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Doncaster Look for a Book

‘Look for a Book’ has taken off in various parts of the country and some local parents are giving in a go in Doncaster! It’s a great idea for getting children outdoors and reading. A simple idea it is a bit like hiding rocks. Find a book Read it where you found it, take it…

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Sandall Park Gala Day – UCI Championships

The UCI World Championships (the world cup of bike racing!) is coming to Doncaster next month. Friends of Sandall Park are holiding a gala day in support of the Championships, on Friday 27th September. The bike race will go directly past Sandall Park and they’re inviting schools, families, anyone to join them to celebrate all…

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End of Summer Event! 100 Things To Do in Doncaster Before You’re 11

Join us at the ‘100 THiNGS Before 11’ End of Summer event! There will be lots of FREE activities* and fun on offer, and the kids can tick off more of their ‘100 THiNGS’ before they go back to school! Download a 100 Things booklet here. I’ll be at the event, hosted by Doncaster Council…

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How Not to Date online (with one boob)

At 26 years old, Jo Turner from Doncaster was diagnosed with Triple Negative Breast Cancer. Married, with a daughter 18 months old, Jo was told after Chemotherapy, a mastectomy and radiotherapy that she had a 15% chance of living for the next 3 years. Jo is still here 3 years later, having gone through a…

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Mumbler Review: Yorkshire Wildlife Park Safari Nights

We had an amazing day and night at the Yorkshire Wildlife Park recently. Living near to the Wildlife Park, it’s safe to say we have been a fair few times, however we had never been along to a Safari Night before. We arrived around midday and our route around the park led us past the…

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NEW Pamper Party Packages at Cirque

If you’re looking for something a little different for a birthday party, Cirque (based on Silver Street, Doncaster town centre) have opened up the doors to their training salon, so that your little princess (or prince) can enjoy the greatest pamper party in town! The training salon is not open to the public, however you…

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Step out of this world at Lakeside Village this summer

**This is an advertorial blog for Lakeside Village** The school holidays are underway and, at Lakeside Village, the season’s entertainment is simply out of this world! The outlet shopping centre is hosting a summer-long Summer in Space event, packed full of fun activities and workshops for the kids. From having your photo taken as an…

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Doncaster Big Latch On 2019

I was lucky enough to host the Doncaster Big Latch On this year, along with Lisa from Baby Dinosaurs. Celebrating World Breastfeeding Week (1-7 August), the event was a great opportunity for mums to come along and meet other mums, plus access all of the support they could need as a parent in Doncaster. Supported…

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Discounts! Family Memberships & Annual Passes

Lots of local attractions offer discounts if you buy an annual pass or family membership. Here is a Mumber guide to some of the best family passes and discounts (within roughly an hours drive of Doncaster) to help you save money this year… Yorkshire Wildlife Park  Doncaster, DN4 6TB We have to kick off with…

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YWP WildLive Safari Nights – FREE TICKET GIVEAWAY

WildLive Safari Nights at Yorkshire Wildlife Park offers you the chance to enjoy amazing outdoor concerts with live performances from fantastic artists, as well as enjoying extended opening hours to see some of the world’s rarest and most amazing animals after hours at YWP. The shows kick off on Saturday 3rd August with the ultimate…

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Light pre & post natal support

Doncaster Mums and Dads can now access Light 1:1 support. Light offer a support group helping those affected by pre and/or post natal mental illness and their families. As well as weekly groups in Bentley and Rossington, parents can now get 1:1 support at Doncaster Family Hubs, facilitated by Light Staff and Volunteers. The summer…

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Did you know you can pay for some childcare tax free?

Quick tip from Sally at our sister site Harrogate Mumbler, who has just discovered this scheme! I thought it may be useful for others… ………………………………………………………………………………………………………… I’ve just signed up for the governments “Tax Free Childcare” scheme and already I’ve saved £12 on a single day school holiday club for my two daughters next week by…

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The Happy Festival is Here at Frenchgate

Celebrate happiness at our Happy Festival! Help the NCS (National Citizen Service) students give some happiness back to our community. Donations from the activities will allow the students to deliver a weekly social event over the 6 week holiday for our elderly citizens at Age UK Doncaster’s Silver Link Centre. #Frenchgateshareyourhapp Play to win !…

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Local Splash Parks and Paddling Pools

When the sun comes out, Splash Parks are a great place to take the little ones to cool down. Here are a few of the best around Doncaster. Clifton Park, Rotherham has a great splash park, which is free on weekends and in the school holidays. You can take a picnic, lots of open space…

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