The “Mumblings” are a collection of our own blogs, guest entries, interesting articles and anything else that we like the look of!

If you would like to write a guest blog on any parenting or local issue then we would love to hear from you. Please submit it to us via the ‘contact us’ page.



Antenatal and Postnatal Classes & Support in the North East

From pregnancy massage to hypnotherapy, breastfeeding to weaning, slings to cloth nappies and much more, our A-Z of antenatal and postnatal services in the North East will help you find what you’re looking for during pregnancy and beyond. As restrictions ease and there are continual changes, some provision may be online and some in person…

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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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Pubs & Cafes with Outdoor Play Areas

There are plenty of great family-friendly pubs and cafes in the North East, and when the sun is shining there’s nothing nicer than finding somewhere with an outdoor play area so little ones and grown ups can both relax and have fun. There’s a handy list below with fab play areas for toddlers and older…

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Useful Opening Info for Local Days Out

This handy roundup has loads of ideas for great places to visit with kids in the North East, along with useful info including opening dates and booking links. You can browse below for inspiration, or skip straight to your favourite sections here: 🐷Animals, Farms & More 👶Baby to Pre-school  🎡Fairgrounds 🌷Gardens & Grounds ⛳Get Active…

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Days Out with Kids in the North East

There’s no shortage of lovely places to visit with kids in the North East. We’ve rounded up some of the top spots recommended by local parents, including parks & walks, playgrounds, easy paths for bikes/scooters/buggies, and where to go with babies and toddlers. ❗Please adhere to government guidelines for each stage of restrictions being eased….

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Baby to Pre-school Classes in Gateshead

There are so many fantastic activities in Gateshead for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers, here’s a handy list with dozens to browse through, or you can skip straight to a specific section here: Dance & Drama Massage & Yoga Messy Play & More Music, Movement & Sensory Sports & Fitness Contact individual providers using the links below…

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Our story of mess-free potty learning from birth, using part-time EC (Elimination Communication)

Potty training doesn’t have to begin with older toddlers. EC is a gentle, child-led method of infant potty learning, suitable from birth to 18 months. If this is the first you’ve heard of Elimination Communication, it probably sounds a bit weird! But once you get used to the idea and consider the benefits for baby,…

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War Room Laser Tag – coming soon to Birtley!!

Advertorial feature War Room is an exciting new venue in Birtley, Gateshead, offering family fun, birthday parties, corporate and team building events. Our 5,000 sq ft laser tag arena boasts 24 guns, UV lights, music, laser beams and smoke cannons to get the adrenaline flowing. Our venue also offers comfortable seating, UV pool, UV ping…

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Please tell us about your child’s bedroom in this quick survey!

**Entries are now closed, a big thanks to all those who took part💜** We LOVE a survey here at Mumbler!! This time, Lights4Fun want to hear all about your children’s bedrooms so they can make sure that they create fabulous designs that your children will LOVE!! And they know as well as we do how…

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Curious About… Newcastle and Durham walking tours

Advertorial feature Have fun (re-)discovering the North East, spotting things you’ve never noticed before, with quirky treasure hunt style heritage walks around Newcastle and Durham – a safe, fun and affordable way to get some fresh air. ‘Curious About’ provide trails around the most spectacular towns and cities in Britain. The self-guided walks take you…

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