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Dinosaurs are on the loose at Stockeld Park – this May Half Term only!

**This is an advertorial blog for Stockeld Park** It feels like the children have only just gone back to school after Easter doesn’t it!? And now we’re about to break up again for the May Half Term! Are you worried that you’ve already used up all your ideas for entertaining those little people? Don’t worry,…

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Things to do in Doncaster this half term

We are nearly at the end of what seems to have been the shortest half term ever! Here is a quick round up of things to do during the May half term 2019! Starting on Monday 25th May, to 2nd June. See ALL listings here. PointFest – Free Family Arts Festival  Join us at our…

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Dinocaster Family Fun Day

Head to Doncaster Racecourse this Father’s Day, but look out for the T Rex! Our Family Fun Racedays prove very popular with the whole family and this year they just got even bigger! Look out for T Rex’s, Triceratops, Raptors and Spinosaurus’s roaming the racecourse as we become Dinocaster! We also have fairground rides galore…

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Parks and Playgrounds in Doncaster

We have so many parks and playgrounds to enjoy in and around Doncaster. Here are are a few that we’d recommend and you can find the full list here in our Parks & Playgrounds area. Sandall Park and Cafe. One of the largest parks in Doncaster, there is lots of open space and lots to…

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Children’s Party Providers in Doncaster

We have some brilliant party providers in Doncaster. I’ve discovered some new ones recently and thought i’d share them… Colours Pottery Painting Studio – Tickhill  Set up in 2018, COLOURS paint your own pottery studio in Tickhill welcomes painters of all ages to get in touch with their creative side, whether it is your first…

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WIN a family ticket to Kirklees Light Railway

A great family day out! Climb aboard Yorkshire’s Great Little Steam Trains for a scenic journey from Clayton West to Shelley, through the beautiful South Pennine Foothills. Built on the historic Clayton West branch line and opened to the public in October 1991, the Kirklees Light Railway has grown and developed into a popular destination…

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National Children’s Gardening Week 2019

Whilst I am not a brilliant gardener, my son seems to love it. He loves nothing more than digging and planting, watching things grow. We created a little vegetable patch a couple of years ago and he loves to spend time watering his seeds and loves it when he sees his vegetables appear. He especially…

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First long haul Florida bound Dreamliner takes off from Doncaster Sheffield Airport

Apparently TUI’s Doncaster store sells more holidays to Florida than any other store in the country! It’s not surprising therefore that they have now launched a new TUI Airways Dreamliner flight from Doncaster Sheffield airport to Orlando Sanford in Florida. The Boeing 787 took off for the first flight at 10:30 on 4 May  2019…

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Delicious Doncaster Food and Drink Festival: May 17th-19th 2019

Doncaster’s biggest food festival is back in 2019 and we are helping to make it the most family friendly festival yet! **Scroll down to enter our competition to WIN VIP tickets to the live cooking demonstration with Candice Brown! ** A three day culinary extravaganza, featuring cooking demos from celebrity chefs Simon Rimmer – Sunday…

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Introducing Nippers and Nappers Intergenerational Playgroup

Playgroups of any kind are brilliant places to go to meet other parents, be part of a community and get out of the house. They’re good for the little ones and for mummy (or daddy!). It turns out they’re great at any age! I jumped at the chance to go along to a new kind…

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Deaf Awareness Week 6-12th May 2019

Deaf students and pupils in Doncaster are saying a huge thank you to the businesses and organisations who have taken the time to learn basic signs this Deaf Awareness Week (May 6- 12). The students from Communication Specialist College Doncaster and pupils from Doncaster School for the Deaf have worked with a number of organisations in…

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A New Royal Baby! Congratulations to the Duke & Duchess of Sussex

Who else was thrilled to hear the wonderful news that Meghan and Prince Harry have welcomed the arrival of a baby boy! Incase you weren’t aware, there are Mumbler sites all across the UK, with 15 in Yorkshire! That is a lot of mums working behind the scenes, with lots of children between us from…

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Little Mermaid Swims in to Cannon Hall Farm this weekend

Cannon Hall Farm is gearing up for a magical adventure under the sea as it prepares to host a Spring pantomime to celebrate its 30th anniversary. The first event will see Talegate Theatre Productions return to the farm this weekend and next with a brand new production of the Little Mermaid – and everyone who prebooks…

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Puddle Ducks Doncaster nominated for a What’s On 4 Kids Award 2019!

Puddle Ducks Doncaster have been nominated for a What’s On 4 Kids Award for the second Time! We have received a nomination for the Most Loved Baby Activity. To be nominated for an award is a reflection on how our fabulous teachers help nurture your little ones natural affinity with the water and help babies…

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Tour De Yorkshire: Thursday May 2nd

The Tour de Yorkshire is the most famous road cycling race in the UK, bringing some of the biggest names in the sport to our county for an epic race, uphill and down dale.  What began in 2015 as a legacy race from the Tour de France has quickly become one of the most celebrated sporting events in the…

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Lakeside Village thanks customers for charity generosity

Loyal customers and staff of Lakeside Village are being thanked for their fundraising efforts after helping to raise over £3,800 for a vital cancer charity, Team Verrico. A charity that I’m always keen to support, Team Verrico have been the Lakeside Village Charity of the Year for 2018-19. With the help of shoppers and centre…

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Doncaster Mumbler Geocache Trail

We LOVE trails! We’ve been fans of geocaching for a while. It gets us outdoors, active and exploring! There are millions of geocaches hidden around the world and lots in Doncaster already, however we were excited to create our own Doncaster Mumbler Geocache trail as part of the ‘100 Things before 11’ campaign. Geocaches can…

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Baby & Toddler Events: Dates for Spring 2019

A lot of the big UK retailers run baby and toddler events throughout the year, where you can make huge savings on things such as baby wipes, nappies or even pushchairs and car seats. Here is a quick guide to some of the baby & toddler events coming up in Spring 2019! ALDI  The Big…

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100 Doncaster Things to do before you’re 11!

Doncaster Things are everywhere, whether you enjoy Adventure Things, Outdoor Things or Learning Things, or maybe you prefer Nature Things, Create Things and History Things. Some little ones also love Perform Things and Active Things! There are lots of adventures to be had right on our doorstep in Doncaster, including our very own Doncaster Mumbler…

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Discover Lakeside – Trails to do with the kids!

Did you know that there is a trail at Lakeside? We didn’t either, but I found out about it recently and we decided to give it a go! After googling it, I found out what we should be looking for: 15 Green posts and boxes around the lake, that have a QR Code on them…

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FREE family days out in the Doncaster area!

Walks, picnic spots, Museums, trails and more…we have a lot of fun, free, family activities in and around Doncaster. Sandall Park We love Sandall Park. One of the largest parks in Doncaster, it has multiple play areas to suit all ages, including the new Woodland trail. So you can move around the park and experience…

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Searching for Rainbows in Rossington

The 51st Rainbows in Rossington are recruiting new members! They are offering places to 5-7 year olds. Children can attend Rainbows before moving on to Brownies. The group meets on Mondays at 4.45pm. Rainbows is a lovely social activity and the sessions are affordable. Anyone who would like to find out more information should contact…

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The Wonderful World of the Wizard of Oz heads to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park this Easter

The wonderful world of the Wizard of Oz is heading to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park for a stunning Easter event. A professional cast of performers will weave a magical spell during the Easter holidays on April 13th, 14th and 15th. The Wild Tales of Oz show has a unique take on the loved story and the…

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Keep the children entertained at Stockeld Park this Easter holiday!

**This is an advertorial blog for Stockeld Park “I’m bored!” If you’re a parent or you help to look after children during the school holidays, chances are this is a phrase you are all too familiar with! At Stockeld Park, we know how to nip boredom in the bud! Keeping the children entertained in the school…

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Shaw Wood Academy staff aim high to raise school funds

This Easter, Teachers from Shaw Wood Academy have decided to complete the three highest peaks in Yorkshire in one day! Raising funds towards mental health services and pastoral care for the children at the school, on Mere Lane in Armthorpe, staff completed their first training day during October half term 2018. Completing the Inglebrough peak,…

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Where to see lambs, bunnies and chicks this Easter

Nothing says Spring, quite like newborm lambs, bunny or chick. We were snapped recently at the Lakeside Village ‘Hello Spring’ event stroking a gorgeous baby lamb, so we thought it would be good to round up some of the best places to take your little ones to see all things cute and furry over Easter…

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Travel Tips for a long journey with Kids

If you’re heading off on holiday whilst school is out, here are a few tips from fellow Mumblers to keep the little one’s occupied on a long journey. Books, books books! Whether it’s to read, colour in or stickers have a variety of books and activities with you. We have a bag that we keep…

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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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10 Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day with the Family in and around Doncaster

Mother’s Day falls on 31st March this year, the same day that the clocks go forward! Even more reason to cram as much in to the day as possible! There are loads of great was to celebrate Mother’s Day in and around Doncaster with the kids over the weekend. We have done a quick roundup…

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Unibet Wild West Family Fun Raceday

Doncaster Racecourse Family Fun Racedays prove very popular with the whole family and this year they’re getting ever bigger… with an exciting Wild West theme! Along with an afternoon of thrilling flat racing, they have entertainment for the whole family including; Saloon Bar Shootout Gallery, Cactus hoopla, Wooden stocks, Rodeo Ball, Cowboys and Cowgirls and the…

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Weekend Round-up 23rd-24th March

It’s the weekend already! Where did that week go? We had the first bit of sunshine too! If you’re looking for things to do with the kids this weekend in Doncaster, here is a quick round-up! Head to the Lakeside and say ‘Hello Spring’! They have lots of fantastic things for families going on –…

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OLMC China Challenge

Can you help Our Lady of Mount Carmel School make the virtual journey from Doncaster to China?  Our Lady of Mount Carmel (OLMC) school in Intake, Doncaster won the Club Doncaster foundations first ‘sporting school of the year’ award in 2018. They are hoping to build on this success by raising money for a sports…

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Things to do this wet weekend

It’s set to be a bit of a wet weekend and there has been lots of discussion on the Doncaster Mumbler Chat Group about where to go this wet weekend! I’ve pulled together a list of places to go to escape the rain! The Dome – Swim and Skate family pass. Take a look at…

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Say ‘Hello to Spring’ at the Lakeside Village this month!

Spring has almost sprung and to celebrate the new season, shoppers are being invited to a weekend of FREE activities and super savings at Lakeside Village on Saturday 23rd March and Sunday 24th March. Their “Hello Spring” event will see the centre taken over with activities and special visitors. Family Fun Younger customers will be…

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Let Luan Thornhill at Hays Travel plan your next holiday!

Time is precious, especially when juggling things around the little ones. Researching and booking a holiday or short break can be time-consuming and frustrating,with time spent trawling through travel websites, brochures and Trip Advisor and listening to everyone’s advice! Luan Thornhill at Hays Travel, has run her own business for the past three years,after a…

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Goals Doncaster : Mumbler Review Premiership Party

We celebrated the big ‘5’ this month, a ‘big’ milestone for my ‘big’ (little) boy Jackson. He is currently loving his football and my Wednesday nights are now football nights and despite wind, rain and cold he seems to be enjoying it…me too obviously! He was thrilled when I told him that we had been…

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Meet ‘Fairest Of Them All Photography’

Taking your child for a photography session can be quite a stressful experience. Shilo, a mum of two children herself, knows this from personal experience and set up her fun photography sessions where children can dress up and play with some wonderful props, whilst she captures beautiful photographs to treasure. Her sessions are relaxed and…

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George Clarke is looking for families, couples or singles to be a part of his Channel 4 programmes this year…

Advertising Feature from Amazing Productions In search of Pre-1940’s properties and ‘Change of Use’ renovations for the new TV series. In ‘George Clarke’s Old House, New Home’, George can help you to make the most of your period property. Are you about to start (or have started) to renovate/re design your house or flat to…

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WIN a book on World Book Day 2019!

The lovely Boggledybook Children’s Bookshop are offering ten lucky Mumblers the chance to WIN a World Book Day book! Ten winners can select one of the following titles! To take part, head over to our facebook page. 

Protect your family. No one else can

Hello Mumblers and welcome to Switch Lifestyles first ever guest Mumbler blog! We are Louise Prestwich and Lesley Hattersley and our business “Switch Lifestyles” is all about helping clients to protect their families in times of financial hardship. Every 22 minutes a child loses a parent, and we don’t mean in a park or around…

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Things to do this weekend in Doncaster – 2nd & 3rd March 2019

If you’re looking for inspiration this weekend of what to do with the kids, here are a few ideas! Vue Doncaster, Mini Mornings. Go and watch one of the latest kids movies (Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse) at 10am – reduced prices, so it makes it an affordable trip…

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WIN tickets for Diggerland!

The only place where children and adults can ride and drive real diggers, Diggerland is the UK’s most unique attraction! It’s the perfect place to take your kids for an action packed family day out and we have one just up the road in Castleford! Two lucky Doncaster Mumblers can win a ticket (worth £23.95)! Enter…

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Kixx classes now open for new bookings across Doncaster

March Academies at Kixx (formerly Mini Kicks) are now open across Doncaster! Kixx inspires your little ones to get active, make friends and have fun with a high energy, fun, creative and age appropriate introduction to physical activity through football. Their programme has been carefully designed for both boys and girls and new for 2019…

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World Book Day

Every year the mention of book day fills me partly  with excitement as it involves dressing up, which my children love and they are buzzing with it, but partly with dread as it is me who has to figure out how to create a costume that doesn’t take ages and doesn’t cost me a fortune!…

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Accessible swimming classes for deaf babies and children

Home to one of the oldest deaf schools in the UK, Doncaster is known to have one of the largest deaf communities outside of London. Following research by the National Deaf Children’s Society, who found that difficulty accessing swimming opportunities can lead to a lack of confidence and the potential for deaf children to fall…

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We Support Our Mums!

Doncaster Council has launched its new We Support Our Mums scheme, a local initiative which encourages local businesses and community venues to show they are breastfeeding-friendly and reduce the stigma sometimes associated with breastfeeding. Last month I went along to Taste Eatery in Waterdale for the launch of the We Support our Mums Campaign. We…

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Winter Swimming Tips

Don’t be put off by the cold weather! Puddle Ducks Doncaster are here with some tips for swimming with your little one whilst it is still a bit chilly! Exercise during the cold weather is really helpful for your body and mind. It’s easy to stay in a warm house whilst it is cold and…

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What to do this half term in Doncaster

If you’re looking for something fun and exciting to keep the kids entertained this half term, here’s a quick roundup of what’s going on locally. Goals, Half Term Kids Holiday Camps! Enjoy action packed days full of football, fun and making friends. – more information Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery: Go wild making animal-themed crafts …

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Doncaster Mumbler Review: Swim and Skate at Doncaster Dome

I remember the Dome being built…eek! It’s now firmly well established as one of Doncaster’s top visitor attractions, as well as being one of the UK’s top 5 Sports and Leisure attractions and we are lucky to have it on our doorstep. Having said that, the last time we had a dip in the pool…

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Safer Internet Day 2019

Safer Internet Day 2019 will be celebrated globally on Tuesday 5th February. Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre, the celebration sees hundreds of organisations get involved (my children’s school is supporting this, as are many others in the area). They will join a national conversation about using technology responsibly, respectfully, critically and…

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This weekend in Doncaster 2nd/3rd February 2019

Here is a selection of local family goings-on this weekend! Doncaster Dome – There are over activities under one roof, including the 7-pool water world & the lagoons, so  jump into the Big Splash session between 10am-5pm. You can get a Swim & Skate ticket, for £25, which enables you to take a family of…

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The Rugby World Cup 2021 is coming to Doncaster!

Following a successful year long ‘Back the Bid’ campaign, which I was pleased to support last year (Back the Bid RLWC 2021 Doncaster), it was announced this week that we did it! Doncaster, our town, will have all eyes on us as we prepare for and host three men’s group games! Hosting a global event…

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Support in Doncaster for breastfeeding mums….

The findings of a poll for BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour and BBC Radio Sheffield have revealed that 50% of women felt like they let their baby down when they struggled to breastfeed. In addition, while two thirds of women who breastfed their baby say it was one of the best parts of being a mother,…

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5 of the best Newborn 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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Weekend Roundup 26/27th January 2019

If you’re at a loose end with the little ones this weekend, don’t fear! Here is a selection of local family friendly goings-on, that you don’t need to book in advance. Junglemazeia – Doncaster’s newest and wildest indoor play area and private party venue. A multi-tiered soft play centre based just off the M18 in…

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Cervical Cancer Prevention Week: Book your smear test now…

Do you know how cervical cancer can be prevented? During cervical cancer week (21st January to 27th January 2019) Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust want as many people as possible to know how they can reduce their risk of the disease and to educate others. According to the trust, “every day nine women are diagnosed with cervical…

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Puddle Ducks: A Perfect introDUCKtion to swimming

Hands up who has seen the Puddle Ducks advert on TV recently? We’re lucky in Doncaster, that we can take advantage of Puddle Ducks baby and pre-school swimming lessons at so many pools. Having started their classes almost five years ago in the Doncaster area, they are now teaching over 600 babies and children to…

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Get in financial shape for 2019 with Mums Moneyhub

With the madness of Christmas spending behind us, Mums Moneyhub are here to help us get into financial shape for 2019! Thanks to Independent Financial Adviser Katherine Rowell for her guest blog this week. Katherine, who specialises in advice for women and those with families is a Doncaster mum herself, with lots of experience in…

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Zog Activity Trail at Sherwood Pines!

From Friday 11 January 2019 at Sherwood Pines, you can head on an exciting forest journey with Zog and his friends! We visited Sherwood Pines (roughly a 40 minute drive from Doncaster) over Christmas and were excited to learn that Zog would be paying a visit in 2019! Following the success of the Gruffalo, Stick…

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Doncaster Mansion House: FREE open Days 2019

Doncaster’s elegant Mansion House has dominated the High Street for over two hundred and fifty years. Built between 1745-9, it is Grade 1 listed and one of only four surviving Mansion Houses in the country. It is now open to visitors on regular ‘open days’ throughout the year and admission is FREE! If you’re looking…

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