Here at STAG Mumbler, we are always keen to hear your recommendations of things for our Mumblers to do during the holidays. If you have any suggestions, or you’re running an activity, simply drop us an email telling us all about it at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are adding to this page all the time, so please keep checking back.
Mini Mumbler made Christmas cards can be a great way to get crafty at home. They’ll love it and it will give them something to do on those cold and wet days when all you want to do is stay indoors. Here’s some of our favourites. We’ve also thrown in a couple of extra christmassy crafts for you to try out.
Ackworth Garden Centre Christmas
Free parking returns on weekends in December before Christmas
For the ninth year, East Riding of Yorkshire Council car parks will be free on December weekends before Christmas to help support local businesses. The popular scheme will apply to all council-run on-street and off-street car parks.
Pay and display machines in the council’s on-street and off-street parking locations will be clearly marked to let shoppers know there is no charge for the weekends of 1-2, 8-9, 15-16 and 22-23 December, from 8am on Saturday until 8am on Monday.
Councillor Stephen Parnaby OBE, leader of the council, said: “The Christmas period is a key trading time for our local high streets. During the current period of economic uncertainty, it is vitally important that the council does all it can to support local businesses and encourage residents and visitors to shop in the East Riding.
“Free Christmas parking will include Small Business Saturday on 1 December.
“Now in its sixth year, Small Business Saturday is a campaign that this council whole-heartedly supports. Small and medium sized enterprises are the lifeblood of the East Riding economy and this campaign helps focus on the great work they do and to encourage people to shop locally.”
Whilst parking charges are suspended, motorists are advised that normal parking rules still apply, such as those around disabled parking bays, maximum stays and controlled parking zones (CPZ).
Thank you to East Riding Council for sharing this information with us and happy shopping everyone!
Here at STAG Mumbler, we know how hard it can be when Christmas is fast approaching and how busy and challenging this time
of year can be for many parents and carers.
Perhaps some of these things are going through your mind as you read this….
Who’s coming for Christmas this year? Who do I need to buy for? What do I buy them? Where can we hide all the presents?
Should we send cards or do charitable donations, adopt a donkey, or perhaps spend a crafty afternoon trying to do homemade cards with the children?
What on earth am I going to do, the limited edition doll they want is out of stock everywhere!!
Well we’ve put together a few ideas to give you some inspiration for things to do that may just help you make Christmastime that little extra special and a little less stressful!
Wishing all of our wonderful Mumblers and their families, a super special Christmas and amazing New Year.
Sunday mornings in December. Tickets are now on sale – numbers are limited.
Buffet includes bacon/sausage butties and a range of cereals, muffins & yoghurts. Tickets must be collected in advance from the restaurant.
£8 for children, £7 for adults. Price includes a small selection box gift for children plus playbarn entry!
Nov 17 – Dec 31 2018
Enjoy a truly magical day out as Castle Howard is transformed for the festive season. Experience the magnificent decorations as you journey through the House’s grand state rooms. Open fires, candle light and live music evoke all that we love about this special time of year, with the iconic 25 foot traditional Christmas tree adorned with over 3000 baubles providing a breath-taking highlight in the Great Hall.
Castle Howard Estate, Malton, YO60 7DA
T: 01653 648333
Tadcaster Christmas Break 2018/19 Basketball Camp will be hosted at Tadcaster Grammar School (LS24 9NB) on Thursday 3rd January 2019.
Details below, email Coach Mark at 07912 178917.
➡️ 9am-4pm (with 8:30am drop off and 4:30pm pick up available)
➡️ Tadcaster Grammar School, Toulston, Tadcaster LS24 9NB
➡️ Open to Boys & Girls aged 4-13 (Pre-school through to Y8)
➡️ £20 per child per day
‘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
‘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
Friday, November 23, 2018 at 12pm – 5pm
Come and visit Santa’s reindeer at Thirsk Garden Centre! Landing on Friday 23rd November, the reindeer will be here until Christmas Eve. We will add more details nearer the time about who we have with us this year. We would suggest making sure you visit by Sunday 23rd December, as the reindeer will need to set off early on Christmas Eve morning to collect Santa and begin their journey around the world.
Thirsk Garden Centre, Blakey Lane, YO7 3AB Thirsk, North Yorkshire
T: 01845 523032
‘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
It’ll be ICE to see you on the 2 Feb 2019
The Ice Trail will be returning with a NEW DATE and will be back bigger and better with over 50 frozen creations for you to seek out plus the chance to win some fantastic prizes.
We have some big surprises lined up for you so keep your eyes peeled on our website visityork.org.
NEW for 2019 – Don’t miss the must-see sculpture, where ice meets fire and the fierce elements pit battle against each other.