The “Mumblings” are a collection of our own blogs, guest entries, interesting articles and anything else that we like the look of!

If you would like to write a guest blog on any parenting or local issue then we would love to hear from you. Please submit it to us via the ‘contact us’ page.


Protecting Little Lungs This Winter

Advertorial blog for Happy & Healthy Project   Experts anticipate we will see higher cases of winter illnesses in children who have yet to develop their immunity fully, particularly Respiratory Syncytal Virus (RSV), which causes cold-like symptoms and can develop into Bronchiolitis.  Bronchiolitis is an infection that causes the tiniest airways in a child’s lungs…

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Introducing Bike Club

Sponsored Blog for Bike Club Buying a kids bike is so last year … now you can subscribe instead! Bike Club is revolutionising the world of two wheels as the UK’s first kids bike subscription service. They believe that children should have the opportunity to fall in love with an active healthy lifestyle through cycling…

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Library Storytelling

Wakefield Libraries have fun, friendly and free storytime sessions at libraries across the region! Under 5’s can join in with stories – pre- booking required.   Airedale Library, WF10 3JJ – 01977 724040 Monday: 9:30am – 10:00am  Wednesday 9.30am – 10:00am  Castleford Library, WF10 1BB – 01977 722085 Thursday: 10:00am – 10:30am Featherstone Library, WF7…

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Moneyhub: Taking control of your finances in 2022

Sponsored blog for Money Hub What’s on top of your New Year’s Resolution list this year?  This year, I’m focussing on getting the family finances in order.  I want this year to be different.  I want the family holiday this summer to be paid for long before we go,  I don’t want to have that…

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It’s getting colder!

The cold weather always seems to catch me by surprise! Mini Mumbler was born in the middle of a heat wave so when the temperature dropped for his first winter (he was 6 months old), it was all a complete new learning curve when getting him dressed and taking him out for a walk!  …

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101 Things To Do With Kids Indoors (and your own garden)

With the weather getting colder, we thought it was a good time to share some ideas for fun and easy things that you can do with kids indoors, or even in your garden. Enjoy, please share your favourites – and let us know if you have any ideas too!   To download your Mumbler  101…

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Applying for a Primary School Place in Wakefield

Will your child be joining Reception in September 2022 and you are wondering how you apply for a Wakefield Primary School place?   Don’t worry we have put together a step by step process on what to do!   If your child was born between 1st September 2017 and 31st August 2018, you can apply…

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5 places to feed ducks

Whenever we go on a walk where there are ducks, they are always being fed by people of all ages! It is such a good activity to get some fresh air and run off some energy with the kids (as well as being FREE!!)     Here are our pick of five duck ponds across…

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Walks around Wakefield with a great cafe stop

Anyone love a walk with a cafe! A yummy hot chocolate to keep the whole family going on the final bit of the walk!! Here are some of our favourite family short walks. Please remember to take your litter home!   Newmillerdam, Wakefield Not only is Newmillerdam a fantastic place to enjoy the Gnome Roam, one…

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Wakefield Bin Collections over Christmas 2021

Bin collections dates and waste recycling centre opening hours over Christmas 2021   Household waste is prioritised over the Christmas Holidays, so your recycling bin collection may be longer than the normal every 2 weeks collection. Extra recycling will be collected on your recycling collection days.   Household Waste Recycling Centres will be closed on…

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