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
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 email@example.com. 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.
William’s Den, Castle Farm, Wold Hill, North Cave, East Riding Of Yorkshire, HU15 2LS. 01430 472230.
William’s Den is a new and exciting adventure attraction, giving children the chance to connect with nature and get active as they explore a custom designed complex that brings the great outdoors inside. A unique environment, inside and out, where children can play, explore, run, climb, build dens and learn, all in an open, rural and natural setting with a range of facilities tailored to families.
Also run lots of special events and activities both term time and in the school holidays.
Check out the Mumbler Review here from our colleague at Hull Mumbler, for more info and pics.
Melbourne Road, Allerthorpe, Pocklington, YO42 4RL
T: 01759 301444
A beautiful walk all year round with all kinds of wildlife to observe. A number of different events taking place each year, which in the past have included scavenger hunts for the family, guided butterfly walks and magical woodland trails.
Barlow Common Rd, Selby, YO8 8JF
‘We visited Beetlebank farm at Murton this weekend, our lg loved it and they were really friendly. Lots of animals to hold too!’
SR, Jan 18
Moor Ln, Murton, York, YO19 5XD
T: 01904 488796
‘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
Bishop Wood is a large, peaceful wood a few minutes’ drive from Selby, North Yorkshire, Sherburn in Elmet and South Milford. There is free parking and the main paths are wide and flat. Some were a bit muddy but otherwise it is gentle terrain for disabled people or those wanting a relaxing walk. Would be good for cyclists.
You can have a nice walk around Bishop Wood, but you usually need your good wellies! Good for those whose kids like to splash in lots of mud!
LM, Jan 18
Dramatic moorland rock formations. Explore Brimham Rocks, and have a great day out at nature’s playground.
This amazing collection of weird and wonderful rock formations makes a great day out for families, climbers and those wanting to enjoy the simple pleasures of fresh air and magnificent views over Nidderdale.
Offer: There’s no admission charge at Brimham Rocks. Parking is free for National Trust members.
Non National Trust members, our car parking charges are as follows: £6 up to four hours, £8 thereafter
Their adventure farm has been recommended by many mumblers also!
Brimha Rocks, Summerbridge, Harrogate, HG3 4DW
T: 01423 780688
‘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
Camp Hill Estate, Kirklington, Bedale, North Yorkshire, DL8 2LS
T: 01845 567788
‘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
Daytime and evening sightseeing cruises plus self-drive boat hire, parties and seasonal events.
Lendal Bridge, York, YO1 7DP
T: 01904 628324
‘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
‘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
Family run purpose built farm which was home to the Monks, now a great day out for everyone. Bootle feed calfs – unusual breeds – friendly animals – playgrounds – tearoom – gift shop – pet lamb feeding
Green Lane, Bagby, Moor Lane, Thirsk, North Yorkshire, YO7 2AG
T: 01845 597730
‘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
Skelton-on-Ure, Ripon, HG4 5AJ
T: 01423 322583
‘Normanby Hall is amazing for kids….the cafe there is lovely and for £26 for an annual pass it makes a wonderful free day out across the year’
TH, Jan 18
Normanby Hall Country Park, Normanby, North Lincolnshire, DN15 9HU
T: 01724 720588
‘Rock pools, rugged moorland and seaside villages. In the heart of the North York Moors, you’ll find the Bridestones, peculiar shaped rocks formed 150 million years ago. NB: Entry via Dalby Forest Drive, toll applies inc NT Members’ NT
Staindale, Dalby, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 7LR
T: 01723 870423
‘This extraordinarily shaped hill has got to be worth ‘conquering’ for views across North Yorkshire and Cleveland. You can explore heather moorland, bluebell woods and Roseberry Common.’ NT
Newton-under-Roseberry, North Yorkshire
T: 01723 870423
‘A treasure house crafted by hand. This house, a work of art in itself, is full of art, furniture and fine interiors.’ NT
Doncaster Rd, near Wakefield, WF4 1QE
T: 01924 863892
‘Open all year round, this family friendly garden on the outskirts of harrogate will inspire and delight all ages. Get the children exploring the natural play features in the garden including the Logness Monster and the cradle Top Tree House.’ – HC, Aug 18
Harlow Carr is a big favourite here at STAG Mumbler.
Harlow Carr is also home to a Betty’s Tearoom.
Crag Lane, Beckwithshaw, Harrogate, HG3 1QB
T: 01423 565418
‘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
‘Adventure day pass activities include: 5 adventure play areas, roller skating, enchanted forest, fun filled maze, indoor inflatables, outdoor giant slide, outdoor jumping pillow, go karts and more’ SP
SAT Nav: LS22 4AN
T: 01937 586333
‘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
Bivouac at Druid’s Temple, Masham, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 4JZ
T: 01765 535020
Barnard Castle, Co Durham, DL12 8NP
T: 01833 690606
‘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 varied coastal area with industrial archaeological sites, rare wildlife and cliff-top viewpoints.’ NT
Old Coastguard Station, Robin Hood’s Bay, North Yorkshire, YO22 4SJ
T: 01723 870423
‘These ancient woodlands, over 400 years old, have a maze of footpaths. In spring, you’ll find yourself walking through a carpet of bluebells.’ NT
Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL10 4TJ
T: 01729 830416
‘The sweeping countryside above Malham Cove is rich in limestone pavements and flower-filled hay meadows, ideal for walking and cycling.’ NT
North Yorkshire, BD24 9PT
T: 01729 830416
Along the Upper Wharfe Valley, footpaths weave through hay meadows, drystone walls and riverside woodland.’ NT
North Yorkshire, BD23 5JA
T: 01729 830416
‘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