Welcome to the June Newsletter

It has been a very busy month at Mumbler HQ and we are delighted to welcome two new (and very different!) professional partners to the Mumbler website 

Firstly we have joined forces with The Oakdale Centre on Valley Drive in Harrogate to help them spread the word about the variety of counselling and therapy services they offer to families in our area.

The Child & Family Team at the Oakdale Centre work with all behavioural and emotional issues that children may have, for example from general anxiety, stress or worry, confidence issues and bullying, right through to sleep and eating issues, trauma and much more. 

You can read more about the full range of services that the Oakdale Centre offers on our brand new dedicated page on the Mumbler website.

Our second new professional page this month is the new Mumbler Property page

We have assembled a team of local property experts to help guide you through all aspects of the property market. Whether you're buying, selling, renting or improving you'll find plenty of helpful advice from the four specialists.

As well as a regular blog article about an issue of your choosing, the specialists are all offering great rates and deals for Harrogate Mumblers. If you have a property related question for our page then please let us know. The first blog article is all about how maternity leave can affect your mortgage-ability

We are delighted to announce that nominations will open for the Mumbler Awards will open in July.  

There will be nine categories this year, including two new categories, "Favourite Party Provider" and  "Child Carer", allowing people to nominate and vote for child minders, nursery nurses, and nannies who have made a fundamental difference to their children's lives. 

Welcome back to our 2013 sponsors Warmer Life, The Academy and Jarvis Family Law. We are also really pleased to have Ruth Watson Training Services on board for 2014. 

What's New?

Upcoming events for families

For full information and further events visit the website. June and July are busy months in the region, and here are some of the highlights taking place in the next month: 

  • 29 June - 1940's Day - Valley Gardens Harrogate 11am-5pm a free day out for the family!
  • 21 - 22 June - Lightwater Valley - Pirate and Princess Weekend - half price theme park entry for those in full costume!
  • 22 June - Nidd Gorge Sponsored Walk - free entry 4 and 8 mile walk up and down Nidd Gorge, plus a "pram push" around Conyngham Hall, supporting Martin House Children's Hospice. 
  • 5 - 6 July - Le Grand Depart - Tour de France comes to Yorkshire (see below for more info).
  • 8 - 10 July - Great Yorkshire Show, Great Yorkshire Showground. 

Offers and Discounts

We are always on the look-out for a special deal or discount for our Mumblers. Here are a couple of the newest or best. Visit the website for full details and even more fantastic deals.

Jobs For Mums

The Mumbler website is being constantly updated with new "Jobs for Mums" but here are a few of the latest roles added this month. Click here for further details

  • Business Manager/Administrator/PA  - 9am-3pm - term-time only.
  • Customer Service Executive - Bedstar.co.uk - full time role.
  • Admin role at SmartTHING  - summer job only
  • Part time role at Still Gorgeous – Cold Bath Road, Harrogate

Tour de France 

This special one off event is coming to Yorkshire on 5 and 6 July. There are too many events taking place to list here, but here are some of the family friendly events happening near or in Harrogate:

  • Into the Woods - Holmfirth - 21 June - an outdoor adventure for everyone getting messy, getting creative and having fun! 
  • Le Festival, Spofforth, 28 - 29 June - a celebration of the Tour De France. Participate in celebration of the Tour bringing the community together through a variety of events. 
  • The Cold Bath Road Mystery - 5 - 6 July - take part in free guided walks combining story-telling, puppetry and performance looking for a series of artists' installations to solve the mystery. 
  • VeloFest Skipton - 3 - 6 July - This is a huge celebration of the Grand Depart bringing cyclists and families together.  
  • Weekend Event - West Tanfield - 4 - 7 July - Themed market, staged events and large screen area - perfect for a family outing. 
  • French Festival - Stockeld Park - 5 - 6 July - get into the festival mood by celebrating everything French in the family friendly surroundings of Stockeld Park! 
  • BBQ - Ripley Castle - 5 July - BBQ and bars from 12pm with free live music in the Town Hall
  • French Festival - Wetherby - 5 - 6 July - get into the festival spirit to commemorate the Tour! 
  • St Marks Church, Harrogate - 5 July - watch the Tour live on the big screen, also charity stalls. 
  • Westpark - Harrogate - Situated next to the finish line this inaugural fan park will bring the biggest celebration of cycling the region has ever seen!

Book now for Summer Camps!

The summer holidays will soon be upon us. Keep an eye on the mumbler "School Holidays" page for regular updates about what is going on in our area.

The Little Gym Summer Camps The Little Gym Harrogate continues to provide a fabulous variety of fun, gymnastics, learning and creativity at our 3hr OFSTED registered camps for 3-8yr olds (6-12yrs Thursday afternoon skills camp). The specially developed themed camps combine physical fitness and play with arts and crafts and lots of airtrak FUN, all in the care of our qualified and dedicated team of instructors.Click here for more information.

Harrogate School of Swimming Intensives HSOS are running their ever popular two weeks of intensive swimming lessons. Spaces fill up fast so click here to find out more.

Summer Club at Bankfield in Association with Young At Art The new Summer Club at Bankfield Pre-Prep in Harrogate, will have plenty to fill the summer days with fun and creativity for children from 2-9 years old. Brought to Bankfield by Yorkshire based Young At Art, the new Summer Club is an alternative to many PE focused camps currently available. It is a creative arts based club which incorporates activities such as arts & crafts, dance, baking, drama, story time as well some child initiated/free play for younger children.Click here for more information

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