Here at STAG Mumbler, we are always keen to hear your recommendations for great days out. From soft play centres to the great outdoors, from woodland walks to farms, we want to hear about them all. If you have any to recommend, simply drop us an email telling us all about them at firstname.lastname@example.org
It’s nearly that time again, these holidays do seem to come around so quick (perhaps not quick enough for our mumbler teachers!). Filling the time can be hard, as can finding new and exciting things to do, while watching those pennies. Here at STAG, we thought we’d try and help make it a little easier for you and offer you some inspiration.
Check out our STAG Mumbler – May Half Term Special here
It’s never too late to tell us about great local events, clubs or groups. So if you’re heading somewhere great this half term, do let us know about it at email@example.com and we’ll make sure we add it for other mumblers to see.
Why do we host meet ups?
Finding the courage to attend a parent and child group (particularly as a new parent) can be really tough. Who will be there? Will anyone chat to me? are all thoughts we know many parents and carers have, this is why we host meet ups. At each event you’ll find the STAG Mumbler Team (in our purple hoodies) so you have the choice to come along and simply enjoy the benefit of 1/2 price play, alternatively, if you fancy a natter and a cuppa while your mini mumbler plays, then you can come and sit with us. We love meeting our mumblers face to face.
If you have any questions about the meet up, or would like to drop us a message to say you’re coming so we can look out for you, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Booking is not necessary.
The STAG Mumbler Toy Exchange
We’ll also be using our meet-ups as an opportunity to host a toy exchange. We all know how quickly children seem to grow out of their toys, but it can expensive buying new ones, this is why we have the toy exchange. We’ll come along with our baskets of pre-loved toys and you can bring along yours. Leave yours with us (for someone else to swap) and help yourself to something new to take home. Perhaps you’re a parent who’s struggling financially….no problem at all, simply take a toy, there’s no need to swap it with one of your own. There’s no need to feel guilty, we all have times when things can be tight, perhaps at some point in the future, you’ll have the opportunity to donate. Raising children can be expensive, so the more we can help each other, the better.
Craft Corner or Local Business Showcase
Each meet up we also have either a lovely local business showcasing what they have to offer, or a mini craft station where we bring along our special box of crafts and let our Mini Mumblers get creative with something to take home. We’ve had some beautiful cards and paintings done over the last few events.
MUMbler has secured a 20% discount for MUMblers at any Diggerland UK park.
Just print off the voucher and take it with you!
To find out more about our trip to Diggerland Yorkshire and our top tips to prepare for your visit read our review blog.
Diggerland is the UK’s most unique digger-themed adventure park where children and adults have the chance to ride, drive and operate REAL full-size construction machinery, under the guidance of trained staff – no driving licence required!
It really is the perfect place to take your kids for an action-packed family day out. Experience the variety of rides and drives on offer – whether it’s enjoying the view on Sky Shuttle, hanging tight on Spin Dizzy, going for a bumpy ride in the Groundshuttle or digging dirt with a 6-tonne digger, there is something for all ages!
There are indoor and outdoor play areas, sandpits, coin-operated rides and much more where the younger guests can let off steam whilst parents can relax and just watch the fun… or join in!
Embrace the fresh Yorkshire air and time together in this magical setting. Stockeld Park opens its beautiful parkland throughout the school holidays with fun for all the family including February, Easter, Spring, Summer, Halloween and Christmas events.
Take a walk in the Enchanted Forest and let the children (and adults!) burn off some energy in the Adventure Playgrounds. Whizz around the forest on Electric Scooters! Get lost in the big Yew Tree
Maze or try out your skills on the ice/roller skating rink – now under cover so you can get your skates on whatever the weather! (Ice/Roller – season dependant). There is Interactive Play, a huge Yew-Tree Maze and a Woodland Laser Tag arena too!
Fabulous events such as the Circus, Concerts, and Interactive Themed Workshops take place throughout the year, suitable for kids of all ages. Finish off your visit to the delicious café and gift shop.
“We had an amazing day at Stockeld on Sunday! Inflatables inside, crafts, ice skating and all the parks! Was great! A full day out. (Referring to Feb half term 18 events).” Mumbler SR, Feb 18
“Stockeld Park is brilliant and you don’t need to book. It’s got loads for little ones to do too, that’s where we will be off ” Mumbler LMB, Feb 18
Mumbler Offer: For an extra 10% off online prices quote: MUMSELBYGOOLE
Book tickets here stockeldpark.digitickets.co.uk/tickets
Stockeld Park, off the A661 Wetherby Road, Yorkshire, LS22 4AN. Tel: 01937 586333
‘Not only do you get a glorious garden, but also a grand country house.’ NT
Now dog friendly.
Near York, North Yorkshire, YO30 1DD
T: 01904 472027
‘Whales, Wonders & Wildlife – there’s so much to discover inside and out! Home to the Constable family for over 700 years, Burton Constable is one of the most fascinating English country houses to survive with its historic collections.’ – BC, Aug 18
A great day out for all the family – includes onsite tearoom and gift shop and baby changing facilities.
Burton Constable, Skirlaugh, East Yorkshire, HU11 4LN
T: 01904 562400
‘One of Britain’s finest historic houses and home .’ – CH, Aug 18
Offer: Book online and save
Castle Howard, York, YO60 7DA
T: 01653 648333
‘Experience the sights, sounds and smells of life on the Home Front and the Front Line during WWII. Housed in the buildings and grounds of an original WWII Prisoner of War Camp.’ – EC, Aug 18
Malton, North Yorkshire,YO17 6RT
T: 01653 697777
An extraordinary family day out for children aged 0 to 11. Hundreds of hands on exhibits. Lots of specially trained staff to help you get the most out of your visit. Six unique zones each with a different theme to explore. Play once and play free all year!’ E
Discovery Road, Halifax, HX1 2NE
T: 01422 330069
Tupgill Park Estate,Coverham,Middleham,Leyburn,North Yorkshire, DL8 4TJ
T: 01969 640638
‘Family home and garden on the edge of York. Wandering around the Arts and Crafts house, you’ll discover family stories and chocolate history – this was the home of the Terry family.’ NT
27 Tadcaster Rd, Dringhouses, York, YO24 1GG
T: 01904 771930
‘From the creators of Jorvil Viking Centre comes a hands-on archaeological adventure giving kids the chance to become trainee diggers and discover the most exciting artefacts from 2000 years of history.’ – YD, Aug 18
Access: Wheelchair access to all areas and facilities and baby changing facilities
Offer: Pay once and visit for a whole year and Under 5’s free
DIG, St Saviour’s Church, St Saviourgate, York, Yo1 8NN
T: 01904 615505
‘Take an epic journey back through 150 million years of Yorkshire to discover lost giants and the changing worlds they inhabited in this brand new major exhibition. From the depths of the deepest seas to the ancient coasts and tropical shallows; meet the dinosaurs and sea dragons that once roamed our vast and ever-changing landscapes.’ – YM, Aug 18
Offer: Kids under 16 go free with a paying adult
Access: Fully accessible to wheelchair users except for the library and reading room.
Yorkshire Museum, Museum Gardens, York, YO1 7FR
T: 01904 687687
‘Discover the legend of the famous prophetess. Step into England’s oldest visitor attraction open since 1630.’ – MSC, July 18
Offer: Under 3’s free
Prophecy House, Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, HG5 8DD
T: 01423 864600
‘It’s more than just a museum. What will you discover? Children’s playground, nature trail, picnic area, free parking, shop and refreshments, baby changing facilities. Under 3s free.’ MP
Murton Park, Murton Lane, Murton, York, YO19 5UF
T: 01904 489966
‘Set in 10 acres of ancient woodland and rolling parkland. This is the largest collection of birds of prey in the north of England.’ – NCFBOP, Aug 18
Offer: Children under 4 free
Duncombe Park, Helmsley, North Yorkshire, YO62 5EB
‘With giant halls full of steam and Diesel engines and railway legends including Mallard, the world’s fastest steam locomotive, we have something for everyone.’ NRM
Leeman Road, York, YO26 4XJ
Skelton-on-Ure, Ripon, HG4 5AJ
T: 01423 322583
‘The NYMR is one of the worlds greatest heritage railway experiences with thrills and family fun at its heart. Railway conservations, run by volunteers, not for profit.’ NYMR, Aug 18
T: 01751 472508
‘Three Museums, One Great Day Out. Discover what life was like in the Victorian Workshouse, Prison and Police Museum and Liberty Courthouse. Find out why people ended up here and what happened to them.’ – RP, Aug 18
Offer: Under 5’s free
All three museums are just a short walk from each other in the centre of Ripon.
Workhouse Museum, Sharow View, Allhallowgate, Ripon, HG4 1LE
Courthouse Museums, Minster Road, Ripon, HG4 1QS
Prison and Police Museums, St Marygate, Ripon, HG4 1LX
T: 01765 690799
Armouries Dr, Leeds LS10 1LT
T: 0113 2201999
‘Nestled in the beautiful village of Hutton-le-Hole, in North York Moors National Park. RFM is Yorkshires leading open-air museum.’ – RFM, Aug 18
Offer: Pay once and visit for a whole year!
Hutton-le-hole, YO62 6UA
T: 01751 417367
‘Revel in the tranquility of the award-winning contemporary Walled Garden here at Scampston, designed by renowned Dutch Plantsman Piet Oudolf.’ – SH, Aug 18
T: 01944 759111
Skipton Castle, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 1AW
T: 01756 792442
‘Sunnybank gardens, it has an ice cream parlour plus an eatery, garden centre, outdoor play area, crazy golf, inflatable slide and bouncy castle.’
LN, Jan 18
Barnard Castle, Co Durham, DL12 8NP
T: 01833 690606
T: 01482 381000
‘Get hands on with the science and technology behind TV, film and photography. Discover the inventions, objects and stories that have transformed the way we make and see images.’ – NMM, Aug 18
Offer: Entry to the museum and exhibitions is free but TNS&MM asks you to donate to support the work they do.
The National Science and Media Museum, Bradford, BD1 1NQ
T: 0844 8563797
23 Kirkgate, Thirsk, North Yorkshire, YO7 1PL
T: 01845 524234
‘A uniquely thrilling attraction that will whisk you way back to Yorkshire’s most perilous past. See, hear, feel and smell the chillingly amusing characters of the bad old days as they come to life before you.’ – TYD, Aug 18
12 Clifford Street, York, YO1 9RD
T: 01904 632599
‘Set up to ensure that birds of prey would survive to provide the public with a rare opportunity to see and enjoy these beautiful birds….Est for over 25 years as a popular visitor attraction.’ – TBOPC, Aug 18
Offer: Children under 3 years go free
Sion Hill Hall, Kirby Wiske, Thirsk, YO7 4EU
T: 01845 587522
A National Trust house, garden and cafe in the centre of York.
Minster Yard, York, YO1 7JL
T: 01904 624247
‘A fully guided tour and three floors of interactive exploration take you on a journey through the city where chocolate made history.’ – YCS, Aug 18
Access: The attraction has ramps, a lift and written tracript and wheelchair accessible toilet.
King’s Sqaure, York, YO1 7LD (Top of the Shambles)
T: 01904 527723
‘Located on the site of former RAF Elvington, a World War 2 airfield used extensively by Allied bomber crews during the war, we are one of the largest independent aviation museums in the UK.’ – YAM, Aug 18
Offer: Free for under 5’s
Halifax Way, Elvington, York, YO41 4AQ
T: 01904 608595
‘Lavender farm and gardens. Plant nursery. Gift Shop. EJ’s Tearoom. Deer Park. Play Area and much much more.’ – YL, Aug 18
Free admission during certain months – visit website for more information.
Terrington, York, YO60 6PB
T: 01653 648008
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