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Mumbler Reviews the Yoto Player: The All-in-One Storyteller, Radio, Night Light, Disco and Clock. Now with Disney stories!

When I thought our Yoto Player couldn’t get any better, they go and launch Disney cards! As soon as they arrived (we chose Aladdin, Toy Story, Brave, Up, Finding Neo and Soul but there is also Frozen, Moana, The Litter Mermaid, Tangled and Monsters Inc available), we put on Soul and listened to it as…

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Christmas Events for Kids Cheshire

We’re busy putting together our hugely popular Christmas pages – but some events are already on sale, and sell out fast – so here’s our round up of those Christmas Events for Children and Families in and around East Cheshire which you can book NOW! They include places to See Santa in Cheshire, The Snowman…

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October Half Term/Halloween Events for Families in and around East Cheshire

 We’re delighted to be able to produce our super popular ‘Whats on Guides’ again this year (2021)!! Click here to head over to our Guide to Whats on For Families and Children in Cheshire this October Half Term/Halloween – including…. Clubs and Camps  Halloween Parties Halloween Trails Pumpkin Picking Patches  . Days Out  . Events …

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Bonfire and Fireworks Displays Cheshire

There are loads of family friendly Bonfire and Fireworks Displays happening in and around East Cheshire happening this year (2021) – here’s our pick. If you know of any more, let us know!    For our complete October Half Term/Halloween What’s On Guide click here. 🔥 Betley Bonfire  When? Saturday, November 6 2021 Where? Main Road, Betley CW3…

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Pumpkin Picking Cheshire

There are loads of places to pick a pumpkin in and around Cheshire this Autumn (2021) – we’ve put together a list of the pumpkin picking patches accessible from Macclesfield, Knutsford, Congleton, Sandbach, Wilmslow, Poynton, Alderley Edge, Prestbury and surrounding areas. Enjoy!!! Keep up with everything happening for families in East Cheshire by joining our Facebook Chat Group, following our…

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Car Shades UK – A Mumbler Review (and Discount Code!!)

One of the great things about running Mumbler is that sometimes – just sometimes – I get to try out really cool stuff to see whether I like it and will give it the Mumbler seal of approval.  Over the Summer I was gifted a set of car shades by Car Shades UK to road…

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Heritage Open Days East Cheshire

Heritage Open Days happens every year and celebrates the best of England’s culture.  They are fantastic FREE family days out in Cheshire as visitors get FREE access into an array of landmarks, many of which aren’t usually open to the public.  We’ve rounded up a few Heritage Open Days happening locally between 10-19 September 2021 in and…

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Summer Holidays Cheshire for Babies and Toddlers

It can be difficult to entertain babies and toddlers throughout the school holidays when places can be overrun with bigger kids.   We’ve pulled together the following places/activities running this Summer Holiday in Cheshire, which are specifically for babies and toddlers and which will hopefully keep you busy until September! For our complete Whats On Guide…

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Where to See Dinosaurs Cheshire

🦕🦕 Our roundup of attractions and days out perfect for any dinosaur lovers in and around Cheshire!🦕🦕 🦕 Dino Summer at National Forest Adventure Farm  Dino Maize Mase, Dino Meet and Greet, Raptor Run, Dino Training Show, Dino Disco and More Dino activities. Postern Rd, Tatenhill, Burton-on-Trent DE13 9SJ 🦕 Dino Kingdom Manchester Dino Kingdom, is a spectacular…

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Children’s Centres Cheshire – Free activities this Summer

Cheshire East Children’s Centres are running FREE family activities throughout the Summer Holidays. Booking is required for the activities – for booking and general info, please contact the Children’s Centre in question. Congleton and Sandbach Childen’s Centres  FREE fun activities for young children and their parents/carers/siblings. These activities are part of the Holiday Activity Fund….

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Newborn, Baby and Family Photographers Cheshire – Lucy Fay Photography Christmas Mini Shoots

Hi I’m Lucy, a professional photographer based in Macclesfield, Cheshire. I specialise in newborn, baby and family photography and over the past ten years have had the honour of taking some  beautiful photographs for thousands of clients from all over Cheshire and the surrounding areas which my lovely clients can cherish forever.  You can see more…

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Mazes Cheshire

Everyone loves whiling away a few hours navigating a Maze on a Summer’s Day 😎 Here are some in and around Cheshire which come highly recommended by parents for you to try out! As with everything, the situation can change quickly at the moment so please check with the venue direct before you travel We’ve…

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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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Free Days Out Cheshire

Entertaining the family can get expensive – so we’ve pulled together a list of our favourite local Family Days Out in Cheshire which cost absolutely NOTHING! Click here for our Guide to Whats On in Cheshire This October Half Term – jam packed with days out, clubs and camps, events family friendly eating out and…

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Family Photographers Cheshire – Lucy Fay’s Back 2 School Uniform Minis!

Lucy Fay Photography captures beautiful images of you and your family having specialised in Family, Children, Baby & Cake Smash Photography for over ten years. Lucy is now offering Back 2 School Uniform Minis Mini Sessions!! What a fantastic way to capture this special day in your chill’d life. A Back 2 School Uniform Minis Mini Session & 3…

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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 would be looking for inspiration on days out a little further afield than Harrogate!  Fear…

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Summer Holidays in Cheshire – A Mumbler Guide!

We’re DELIGHTED to be have been able to put together a Mumbler Guide to Summer Holidays in Cheshire again!!! We’ve got details of all the local Holiday Clubs and Camps, Days Out, Family Events and Activities, Day Trip Beaches and loads of other bits and bobs to make sure your holidays go with a BANG!!!…

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Shaded Walks Cheshire

I first wrote this Blog last year when I was searching for outdoor space I could go to with my particularly fair skinned little ones which offered protection from the sun’s rays.  It’s a list of local outdoor spots which are particularly shaded so you can get out and about in scorching weather (or when…

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Cheshire Hot Tub Hire and Events – Disco Bouncy Castle and Home Cinema Experience!!

If you’re looking for ways to make a day at home or night in REALLY special, Cheshire Hot Tubs and Events have you covered!!  BE QUICK THOUGH – THEY’RE ALREADY GETTING BOOKED UP FOR JULY AND AUGUST!!! As well as their hugely popular themed hot tub hire packages, they also offer DISCO BOUNCY CASTLE HIRE…

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Family Days Out Cheshire East – Drop In (No Need to Book)

It’s fantastic to be able to get out and about with the family, and to see our much loved local businesses opening their doors once again! Most places currently need to be prebooked – which might mean you’re left at a loose end if you haven’t got yourself sorted in time! With this in mind,…

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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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Soft Plays Cheshire East – Reopening Update

It’s been a tough few months for our local indoor play centres but they received some good news this week when the Government declared they could reopen! Here’s the current  position with our local centres (as at 10 May) – we’ll update as we get more news. Keep up to date with all things family…

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Family Friendly Festivals Cheshire

2020 was a no-go for festivals but 2021 is hopefully shaping up to be better! Here’s a list of family friendly festivals in and around Cheshire hoping to go ahead this year….. ✨Macclesfield Festival – 17th July 2021 Fun for all the family with live music, kids stages, funfairs, dance tents, live entertainment and so…

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Cheshire Hot Tub Hire and Events – Disco Bouncy Castle and Home Cinema Experience!!

If you’re looking for ways to make a day at home or night in REALLY special, Cheshire Hot Tubs and Events have you covered!! As well as their hugely popular themed hot tub hire packages, they also offer DISCO BOUNCY CASTLE HIRE and HOME CINEMA PACKAGES! The ultimate cinema package brings the cinema experience into…

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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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BeWILDerwood Cheshire Review

If you’ve booked your October Half Term adventure at Bewilderwood Cheshire our review is full of helpful tips and hints to help make the most of your day!! Don’t forget to bag your tickets for the Glorious Glowing Lantern Parade this October Half Term!! Click here for more info….. Click here to go to our October Half…

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Baby and Child Photographers Cheshire – 15% OFF with Lucy Fay Photography!

If you’re looking for an amazing photographer specialising in Family, Children, Baby & Cake Smash Photography in Cheshire, look no further! Over the last 10 years, Lucy Fay has gained masses of experience taking beautiful images of you and your family and has gained a loyal client following who go back to her time and…

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Local Attractions Reopening

💥💥💥 Under the Government’s roadmap, many local attractions can reopen on 12th April – just in time for the last week of the Easter holidays!!  We’re lucky to have some fantastic family attractions in and around East Cheshire, and we’ve put together a list of those planning to reopen in April over on our Easter pages…

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Baby and Toddler Classes Cheshire – Reopening

According to the Government’s roadmap, all being well baby and toddler classes will be able to reopen on 12h April 2021.  This is subject to a limit of 15 parents being present.  Outdoor parent and child groups can reopen on 29th March for up to 15 people (not counting those aged under five). Bear in mind…

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Cheshire Hot Tub Hire & Events – NEW attractions!!

Not content with offering a huge range of fantastic hot tub hire packages (click here to see our previous Blog on what’s available), Cheshire Hot Tub Hire & Events have now thrown home cinema and disco bouncy castle hire into the mix!!  The PERFECT lockdown birthday treat, or just a way to have some really…

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BeWILDerwood Cheshire – Opening Details!!!

            Something Exciting is Coming to Cheshire and it’s WILD! BeWILDerwood, the Curious Treehouse Adventure, and Cheshire’s most anticipated outdoor adventure park have announced they are opening this April! Tickets for BeWILDerwood’s second park will be on sale from 12pm on the 4th of March, ahead of its opening with…

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Mothers Day Cheshire

It’s another celebration in lockdown! Mothers Day in Cheshire 2021 promises to be somewhat different to the norm but that doesn’t mean it cant still be super special for the mums, nannies, aunties and any other special people in your life who deserve a bit of a treat. The pandemic has caused more of us…

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Looking for Ways to Make a Lockdown Birthday Extra Special? Cheshire Hot Tub Hire Have the Answer!

Birthdays in lockdown – whether its your own or your child’s –  probably aren’t what you were hoping for….but with a bit of forward planning they can still be super special!  Cheshire Hot Tub Hire specialise in bringing themed hot tub parties to your doorstep and with their stringent safety measures they’re covid safe –…

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MME: Maths and English Equivalent Qualifications

MME is a leading provider of Maths and English courses and exams. With over 5 million website users in 2020, the MME service is helping lots and lots of learners to improve their literacy and numeracy skills as well as gain Ofqual regulated qualifications. While the 2021 GCSE maths and English exams are no longer going…

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Kids Parties Cheshire – Local Party Providers and Ideas for Parties in Lockdown

Is your child celebrating a birthday in Lockdown?  We’ve pulled together a load of ideas to help make their day extra special – from online birthday parties to party food delivery, covid secure teepee parties and more –  there’s so much we can do indoors to give them a day to remember ❤️ 🎈 Local Party…

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BBC’s ‘SHOP WELL FOR LESS?’ IS BACK FOR A NEW SERIES AND IS LOOKING FOR SUPER SPENDERS TO TAKE PART

The BBC’s highly popular ‘Shop Well For Less’ is returning to our screens for a fifth series. Programme makers RDF are currently looking for families, couples, or groups of friends to the take part in Cheshire. The series follows our team of experts as they travel the country helping people change the way they shop…

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Big Garden Bird Watch: Activities to do with the kids

The RSPB’s Big Garden Bird Watch is happening 29th – 31st January 2021 so we’ve put some ideas together of things you can do with the kids all around the topic of birds!! Big Garden Bird Watch For an hour, over the weekend 29th – 31st January you need to look out for birds in…

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Outdoor Activities for Kids

With us all spending a lot of time outdoors at the moment, we’ve put together a few ideas to make your time in the great outdoors more fun for the kids!   Keep up with everything happening for families in East Cheshire by joining our Facebook Chat Group, following our Facebook Page and finding us on Intsagram 😊…

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Are you a breastfeeding mum? Or looking to buy a gift for a new mum? Altered Apparel has just the answer….

  Hi I’m Lex, mother of three, and the founder of Altered Apparel!   Altered Apparel is a breast-feeding clothing brand.  I’m originally a photographer (trained in Fashion Photography), and wanted to find a way to give Mums the confidence to feed wherever and whenever they wanted (as I initially struggled with this when I…

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Osteopaths Cheshire – Breastfeeding Tips from Edge Osteopathy

We’re so pleased to bring you this Guest Blog from Kate from Edge Osteopathy, who gives some tips on breast feeding which she hopes will be of help to any news mums out there…  As an osteopath I often see mums in clinic who are having a few issues with feeding. It’s a whole new…

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Private Tutors Cheshire – Find out how EJP Online Tuition can help with homeschooling during Lockdown

Hi, I’m Emma, I hope you’re all well and staying safe! I am a qualified and experienced tutor, teaching maths and English, key stage 2 to G.C.S.E.  After working in further education, and then in schools, I started working for myself as a private tutor. I have been working for myself for 5 years now…

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The Snow Queen – The Movie

              The Snow Queen at Scarborough’s Stephen Joseph Theatre – the movie!! Available from the SJT website until midnight on Sunday 31 January 2021 A brand new film of the Scarborough theatre’s sell-out Christmas show, The Snow Queen, will be available on the SJT website until midnight on Sunday…

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Educational TV Programmes for Kids

Do you just want 15 mins to finish off some work, have some you time or to get dinner ready but you want the kids to watch something that’s a bit educational? We’ve put together some educational TV programmes and a bit of what they are about to help you finish off some tasks without…

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Life Skills for Kids!

Once again. we’re all spending more time at home than we might usually. Why not grasp the opportunity and teach your children invaluable Life Skills?! Keep up to date with all things family friendly in East Cheshire by joining our Facebook Chat Group, liking our Facebook Page and following us on Instagram. As parents we…

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Tutors Cheshire – Free One Week Trial with My Own Tutor Cheshire

My Own Tutor Cheshire launched in September and is part of one of the largest networks of tutor academies in the UK. Unlike traditional tutor services, we offer an engaging online ‘Home Study Programme’ from key stage 1 to key stage 4 which students and parents can access as often as they wish. This is…

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Where to Feed the Ducks Cheshire East

For days when the weather allows and you feel the need to get some fresh air, feeding the ducks is always a winner.  We’ve put together some of our favourite spots to feed the ducks with lovely surroundings in and around East Cheshire. NB – with the current covid situation sone of the amenities mentioned…

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NEW Performing Arts Academy in Cheshire! Echo Performing Arts Academy comes to Alderley Edge

Hi, I’m Lisa. I have taught dance for 18 years, teaching in a high school for the last 12 years and leading a performing arts department.  I have seen first-hand the incredible impact performing arts can have on children’s confidence, self-esteem and well-being. I have a passion for providing students of all abilities with performance…

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Cheshire Baby and Child Photographer Lucy Fay – EXCLUSIVE MUMBLER DISCOUNT!

If you’re looking for an amazing photographer specialising in Family, Children, Baby & Cake Smash Photography in Cheshire, look no further! Over the last 10 years, Lucy Fay has gained masses of experience taking beautiful images of you and your family and has gained a loyal client following who go back to her time and…

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Easy Picnic Foods for Kids

I don’t know about you but sometimes I fancy something a bit different for picnics. As a kid I remember squashed cheese and piccalilli sandwiches which perhaps have made me a bit adverse to the whole picnic idea, but in recent times and since having a child of my own, I’ve discovered you can totally…

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Coronavirus Update 15th August 2020 – Lockdown Lifts Further….

The Government has announced this evening that more businesses can re-open but that there will also be a series of tough new enforcement measures targeting the most serious breaches of social distancing restrictions including increased fines of up to £3,200 for those who repeatedly refuse to wear a face mask. The plan set out in the…

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The Week Junior Magazine

Mumbler have recently partnered up with The Week Junior magazine, and we couldn’t be happier to tell you all about it!  My own children are a little too young to appreciate it (4,2 and 1) but Mumbler Sally’s girls are just the right age, so they told us all about it! Check out what Sally…

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Ice Cream Parlours Cheshire – Mumbler’s Pick

Lovely local Mum and guest Blogger Sophie accepted the arduous task of telling us about her family’s favourite spots to get their ice cream fix in Cheshire – check out her brilliant write up below. Thanks, Sophie!! Let us know about your favourite one on the Facebook Chat Group – link here. For full listing…

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Eat Out To Help Out Cheshire East

The Eat Out to Help Out Scheme opens on 3 August 2020 and will run until 31 August 2020, every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesdays at participating establishments.You’ll get a 50% discount on food or non-alcoholic drinks to eat or drink in (up to a maximum of £10 discount per diner), which you can use as…

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Mumbler Reviews: You heard it here first, Fitflops are THE most comfortable shoe I’ve ever worn 

Get 20% of your first order with code: NEW ADDICT I’ve been vaguely aware of FitFlop for a while now and if I’m honest, I always associated it with a brand that put practicality over style. Which for many years, wasn’t something I was willing to admit (publicly) was of any great importance to me. After all,…

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Family Travel Agent Cheshire – Treacle Town Travel

Hi Everyone, My name is Nic and I wanted to introduce you all to my business ‘Treacle Town Travel’, in the hope that I will be able to help many of you in the near future. I am an Independent Travel Agent specialising in family travel. Before becoming a Mum I loved a good holiday…

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Parks in Cheshire – A Mumbler Guide

There are so many lovely parks and playgrounds in East Cheshire and specifically Macclesfield, Knutsford, Congleton, Sandbach,Wilmslow, Poynton, Alderley Edge and Prestbury! We’ve compiled this list of a few of our favourite parks and playgrounds so you can add some variety to your days out with the kids and try out somewhere new if you fancy. We’ve chosen these…

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Parks Reopening – Cheshire East

Following the Government’s announcement that parks and playgrounds will be able to reopen from 4th July, not all will reopen at the same time.  Here’s a list of the ones in East Cheshire – Macclesfield, Knutsford, Congleton, Sandbach, Wilmslow, Poynton, Alderley Edge, Prestbury, Holmes Chapel  – which are going to reopen on Monday 6th July. If you choose…

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Pott Shrigley Church School: Small School Life Post Lockdown

As we locked the gates to Pott Shrigley Church School on an emotional Friday in March we couldn’t predict when we’d next re-open them.  As a small school with only two keyworker children we didn’t open in the interim period. During lockdown our aim was to ensure that children and their families stayed safe and…

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101 Things to do with Kids at Home

Keep up to date with everything to do with families in East Cheshire by joining our Facebook Chat Group here and following our Facebook page here.  See what the Mini Mumblers are getting up to over on Instagram here 😍 1.Do some gardening (wrap up warm then reward yourself with a hot drink and biscuit!)…

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Win Tickets to Chester Zoo

We’ve got 4 tickets (2 adults 2 children) to Chester Zoo to give away to one lucky winner! The tickets are for 18th July 2020. To enter, simply head over to the East Cheshire Mumbler Chat Group on Facebook. Good Luck!! ❤️   The closing date is 8pm on 9th July 2020 Competition Terms & Conditions…

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The Digital Summer Reading Challenge 2020

The Summer Reading Challenge will return for 2020 with a new website, where children aged 4 – 11 can take part in the Challenge and a “Let’s Get Silly” virtual launch event that the whole family can enjoy. With the disruption caused by COVID-19 and the impact of social distancing on schools and public libraries, the…

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National Trust Cheshire – Where’s Open?

The up to date position on National Trust Sites in and around Cheshire is below. Please continue to practice social distancing – if that isn’t possible, please go back another day. Local National Trust sites update – 🌺Mow Cop and Bickerton car parks open 🌺Alderley Edge car park open.  Toilets have reopened. 🌺Hare Hill –…

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The Wildlife Trust 30 Days Wild

The UK’s biggest nature challenge – 30 Days Wild – is happening this June! · The Wildlife Trusts’ 30 Days Wild returns with new and inspiring ways for people to connect with nature. · 400,000 took part in 30 Days Wild last year – they did over 10 million ‘random acts of wildness’ – it’s…

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Outdoor Spots for Kids East Cheshire

Who doesn’t love a bit of puddle jumping, poo sticks and den building?! We’re lucky to have a vast amount of beautiful green and outdoor space in and around East Cheshire.  We spoke to local parents to get their favourite spots for some outdoor fun with the kids, and have put together the following list based…

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Beaches Close to Cheshire

When the sun comes out nothing beats a trip to the seaside for some old fashioned seaside fun – sandcastles, rock pooling and paddling, what could be more fun?!  We might not have the sea on our doorstep but there are a lot of lovely beaches easily accessible for a day trip – check out…

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Coronavirus Timeline for Kids

We are living through unprecedented times.  We know many families want to document their experiences to look back at in years to come and to share with the kids, grandkids and future generations.  We’ve put together a Mumbler Memory Maker for you to do just that here and have drawn up this Coronavirus/Covid 19 Timeline for…

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The Mumbler Memory Maker

This is such a surreal time – and will hopefully only happen once in our life time…..life is unrecognisable….the whole world has stood still.  Imagine in years to come our Great-grandchildren asking us what it was like during lockdown – we’re a history lesson in the making! So whilst we’re in the present and dealing…

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Home Schooling Topic Timetable Ideas

At Mumbler, our main goal is and always has been to make parenting life that little bit easier. With this in mind we’ve come up with some topics to frame learning and activities at home. One for each term time week, taking us right up to the summer holiday! For each topic we’ve brought together lots…

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Virtual Field Trips for Kids!

We’ve got a whole section dedicated to keeping your kids entertained during lockdown – click here. Keep up to date with all things family friendly in East Cheshire by joining our Facebook Chat Group, liking our Facebook Page and following us on Instagram. Did you know that many large attractions from around the world offer…

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Baby and Child First Aid Class Cheshire – First Aid Five

Would you know what to do if your little one was choking?  Give them backslaps?  Great.  But what if backslaps aren’t working?  What if your baby stops breathing?  What would you do?  Your actions during those terrifying few minutes could literally be a matter of life or death. Statistics show that a huge SIX out of…

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Best Hot Chocolate in Cheshire – Mumbler’s Choice

When temperatures plummet and the heavens open (as they seem to do daily at the moment), what can be more of a treat than a steaming mug of sumptuous Hot Chocolate?! Not all offerings are created equal though, so we’ve tracked down a selection of the finest Hot Chocolates in and around East Cheshire for…

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Father’s Day Cheshire – Support Local!

It looks like Father’s Day this year might be a stay at home affair…so, with that in mind we’ve teamed up with some fantastic local businesses & suppliers in and around East Cheshire to bring you some brilliant Father’s Day deals on gifts and treats the men in your life are sure to love ❤️…

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Work Out with Baby Cheshire – Gyms with Creches and Fitness Classes for Mums and Baby

One thing Mumblers often want to know is where they can go to exercise with their little ones in and around East Cheshire (specifically Macclesfield, Knutsford, Congleton, Sandbach, Wilmslow, Poynton, Alderley Edge, Prestbury and surrounding areas). There’s a section on the website dedicated to Working Out with Babies in East Cheshire, including Gyms with Creches (click here), but…

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Birthday Parties in Lockdown

Is your child celebrating a birthday in Lockdown?  We’ve pulled together a load of ideas to help make their day extra special – from online birthday parties to party food delivery, covid secure teepee parties and more –  there’s so much we can do indoors to give them a day to remember ❤️ 🎈 Local Party…

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Board Games by Age Group

Keep up to date with all things family friendly in East Cheshire by joining our Facebook Chat Group, liking our Facebook Page and following us on Instagram. The great British weather can often put paid to any outdoor plans so its great idea to have some trusty board games to hand to entertain the kids when its raining outside….

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Things to do with the Kids this Weekend East Cheshire

If you’re looking for something to entertain the kids this weekend, our Weekend Guide will give you some ideas!  There’s loads going on for kids and families in Cheshire East, specifically Macclesfield, Knutsford, Congleton, Sandbach, Wilmslow, Poynton, Alderley Edge and Prestbury – this Guide lists just a few you don’t need to book in advance – for…

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My Birth Story – Hypnobirthing and Doulas Cheshire

Mini Mumbler III made his entrance into the world last Tuesday!  Baby Rory was born after a speedy 3.5 hour labour, with the help of the wonderful midwives at Macclesfield Maternity Unit and my lovely doula Nikki from the Doula Element.  Many of you will already know that I was keen to try hypnobirthing this…

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Summer Holiday Activities for Young Babies in Cheshire

I’ve been contacted by a few people wondering what they can do with their newborns and young babies over summer since many regular classes and groups take a break and most summer events and activities are aimed at older kids. We’ve therefore put together the following list of events suitable for very young babies –…

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Hypnobirthing Cheshire – The Wise Hippo at Mother Nature Sanctuary – Session 3

Hypnobirthing has seen a surge of popularity recently and I’ve decided to give it a go for the birth of Mini Mumbler 3. After reading about the different Hypnobirthing courses offered in Cheshire (Macclesfield, Knutsford,Congleton, Sandbach, Wilmslow, Poynton, Alderley Edge and Prestbury) and with the help of the Chat Group, I decided on The Wise Hippo course…

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Soft Plays Cheshire – A Mumbler Guide

There are loads of Soft Play Centres in East Cheshire – specifically Macclesfield, Knutsford,Congleton, Sandbach, Wilmslow, Poynton, Alderley Edge and Prestbury. Whilst the thought of an afternoon at soft play may very well bring you out in hives, the little ones cant seem to get enough….so, if you can’t beat them, you really have no choice but…

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Hypnobirting Cheshire – The Wise Hippo at Mother Nature Sanctuary

Hypnobirthing is becoming increasingly popular and, as many of you know, I’ve decided to give it a go for Mini Mumbler 3.  After looking through the Hypnobirthing courses offered in Cheshire (Macclesfield, Knutsford,Congleton, Sandbach, Wilmslow, Poynton, Alderley Edge and Prestbury) and with the advice of the lovely Mumblers in the Chat Group, I’ve settled on The Wise…

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Postnatal Support for New Mums – Life After Birth by Dr Diane Speier

Natalie Nuttall, co-founder of local perinatal mental health charity, Smile Group, talks about how mums might benefit from reading Dr Diane Speier’s new book on the transition to motherhood. There’s a section dedicated to Support For New Mums which lists services relating to breastfeeding support, mental health and more in Cheshire – specifically Macclesfield, Knutsford,Congleton, Sandbach, Wilmslow,…

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Baby and Toddler Classes Macclesfield – meet Splat Messy Play’s Rachael!

There are so many baby and toddler classes in Cheshire – specifically Macclesfield, Knutsford, Congleton, Sandbach, Wilmslow, Poynton, Alderley Edge and Prestbury – you could try a new one every week!  For full class listings click here. It can however be really daunting going to a new baby or toddler class, especially on your own.  I can still…

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Baby and Toddler Classes in Macclesfield and Wilmslow – Mumbler Reviews Tumble Tots!

Going to a baby or toddler class for the first time can be pretty daunting no matter how many times you’ve done it.  Whenever we’re asked to review one we therefore always jump at the chance it gives us to provide our Mumblers with a bit of inside info so they know what to expect…

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Newborn Gift Ideas Cheshire (and further afield)

Someone over on the Chat Group recently asked for ideas for unique baby gifts for her newborn nephew and the lovely chat group members once again stepped up to help with some brilliant ideas!!  From vouchers for Baby Classes to frozen meals, Mumblers chipped in with details of the gifts they REALLY wanted when they…

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Family Friendly Festivals Cheshire and surrounding areas – WIN tickets to Wildside Festival!!

Nothing symbolises summer more than a festival and there are loads of  family friendly festivals happening in and around Cheshire this summer!!  The fantastic Wildside Festival takes place on 15th June 2019 and we’ve got TWO family tickets to give away to 2 lucky Mumblers (one family ticket per winner)! For more details about the…

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Family Friendly Festivals Cheshire and Surrounding Areas – Wildside Festival

There are lots of fabulous family friendly festivals happening in and around Cheshire this summer.  Here, Louise Baker from Wildside Festival tells us a bit about the history of the festival and what you can expect from this family friendly day out that both adults and kids will love! We’ve got TWO family tickets for…

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Family Friendly Pubs, Cafes & Restaurants in Macclesfield and surrounds with Outside Areas for Alfresco Dining

All reports indicate there’s a heatwave on the cards!  To help you make the most of the soaring temperatures, we’ve put together a guide to 5 of the best family friendly cafes, bars, pubs and restaurants in Macclesfield and the surrounding area.  The ones we feature below are located in Macclesfield, Knutsford and Congleton but visit…

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Gandeys – The Greatest Show!

The circus came to Knutsford and caused quite a stir!!  Mumbler Maria and her family went along to see what it was all about.  Here’s how they got on…. “We were pretty excited to be invited along to Gandey’s Circus when it was visiting Knutsford.  We’d heard really good things about it and WOW, we…

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Mumbler reviews Rugbytots AND win some Rugbytots goodies!!

Alick and Karen, who run Rugbytots in SE Cheshire and Staffordshire, were 2 of the first people I met when I started Mumbling.  They talked so passionately about the classes and what they do I was keen to see what it was all about and so took Mini Mumbler along to a session at Macclesfield…

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Mumbler reviews the Aura Spa at the Tytherington Club!

We LOVE being invited to try classes, days out, eateries etc – getting out and about, meeting all the lovely mums and babies and seeing for ourselves what something’s all about is a massive part of the Mumbler.  When we were asked to go along to try out a spa day at the Tytherington Club…

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Mumbler reviews Move with Peppa!!

Toddler Mumbler is a massive Peppa fan.  It’s replaced every so often nowadays by Paw Patrol but is still staple viewing at Mumbler HQ.  So when we heard there was a class dedicated to all things Peppa we were pretty excited.  And when we were invited to try it out we were there with bells…

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Twixmas Events

If you fancy a couple of hours off the sofa in between Christmas and New Year we’ve compiled a list of events happening during Twixmas for the little ones.  We’ll update it as more are announced so check back regularly to see whats going on! Walking With The Snowman – The Snowman Art Trail, Media…

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Local January Dining Deals

Ease the January blues by taking advantage of these January deals at local restaurants. Treat the family or get a babysitter and have a date night! 😊 Lost and Found, Princess St, Knutsford WA16 6BW   40% off food- available every day in January via the Lost and Found website.  See the Lost and Found website…

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