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🌻Summer In Harrogate & Knaresborough🌞

We are half way through the Summer Holiday's - how did that happen! Are you managing to keep busy? How are your Mini Mumblers coping?

We've got lots of useful blogs to give you ideas on where to go and what to do, including the top 10 places to picnic!

The government Eat Out to Help Out scheme has been launched and it's a great way to get out and support local (see the next section below for more details).

The easing of lockdown has changed again since our last newsletter.
Pubs and restaurants, barbers and hairdressers, gyms, fitness centres and indoor pools have now re-opened or are planning to re-open. You can also now go abroad on holiday to certain destinations without having to quarantine for 14 days upon returning to the UK.

Here at Harrogate Mumbler, we are doing our best to provide you with the latest information about what is going on in the local area and community and how to keep those mini mumblers busy and engaged.

We are also updating our website with any places we have visited to give you an idea of what they are like post lockdown. What covid-19 measures have been put in place, what are the restrictions and do you need to book? These are the sort of questions we are endeavouring to discover the answers to. 

We also want to say a huge T H A N K  Y O U to everyone who took the time to nominate in the Harrogate Mumbler Love Local Awards 2020. All the lovely comments have brought so much cheer to so many people and really show how much wonderful community spirit Harrogate has.
Love from Sally, Kate, Kayti & Evie at Harrogate Mumbler x

Eat Out to Help Out

The Eat Out to Help Out Scheme in Harrogate & Knaresborough opened on 3rd August and will run until 31st August 2020, every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday at participating establishments.

How does it work?

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 many times as you like!  You won’t need a voucher to use this scheme and you can use it at the same time as other offers and discounts. There is no minimum spend.  All diners in a group of any size can use the discount.  This could mean a saving of up for £40 on an £80 bill for a family of four!  Available only for dining in – no take aways!

You cannot claim discount on alcoholic drinks or service charges.  The discount will be automatically available to you at participating establishments. Establishments will then claim a reimbursement from the government for the discount they’ve given you.

We’ve listed all the restaurants currently participating in the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme in Harrogate and Knaresborough (both within a 5 mile radius) as well as some Mumbler favourites a bit further a field!  Chain restaurants might not be included in the list, but to see who is participating click here  But you know us – we love a local indie – so please support them if you can!  To search other areas please click here.

If you’re looking for a convenient way to go plastic free, sign-up to The Modern Milkman. They offer a wide range of drinks in returnable glass bottles – including fresh milk, fruit juices, and traditional fizzy pop – which they collect when you’re done. 

 They also offer a range of quality fresh food delivered in plastic free packaging. Even their tea and coffee comes in reusable metal tins, and their bread packaging is made from an innovative paper and plastic composite, which can go in the paper recycling. This helps environmentally friendly consumers towards their zero plastic goals.

Support independent farmers and suppliers The Modern Milkman helps to support independent farmers and suppliers. Their milk is sourced from local dairies, and regular deliveries, three times a week, ensure their milk and other daily groceries, such as eggs, fruit and vegetables, are farm fresh.

The Modern Milkman makes ordering easy

Signing up is easy with flexible ordering and online payments via their website or mobile app. So, you can keep track of your account on your phone and there’s no fumbling around for change on your doorstep.

Reasons to feel good about The Modern Milkman

· They’re one of the only online grocers committed to being plastic free

· They use return and reuse glass bottles and recyclable packaging

· They support local dairies and independent farmers and suppliers

Order fresh throughout the week

· Order farm fresh produce from their website or mobile app, for regular doorstep deliveries three times a week

· No commitment and flexible ordering allow you to pause, cancel or amend at any time, so you’re in total control

· Manage orders online via their website or mobile app

· Delivery is before 7:30am, as regular as clockwork


Choose from a range of fresh groceries as wide as your doorstep – and as a member of the Mumbler community you can secure 25% off your first order using this code at checkout: HEROMUM1

To find out more, visit The Modern Milkman

Brimhams Fitness: OPEN

The Brimhams Fitness Centre at the Hydro in Harrogate is Open to members only. The pool is also open for adult lane swimming and family sessions. To swim, or to use the gym, you must pre-book in advance using this link; 

Covid 19 update: 
We are pleased to announce that from Friday 14 August, we will be allowing young people (aged 12 years old and older) to take part in lane swimming.
This can be booked via our website.

FREE live online classes are conducted on Zoom & Facebook every day.
Class timetables are updated each week on our facebook page,
so check here for the latest information.

If you haven’t already, head over to our Instagram page and follow us @brimhamsfitnesscentre for bonus workouts, food ideas and fitness tips.
There’s something for everyone. Why not virtually bring someone along?


Mumbler have recently partnered up with The Week Junior magazine, and we couldn’t be happier to tell you all about it.
We’ve actually been buying the magazine ourselves for about 5 months & we absolutely love it. It’s an award-winning magazine, aimed at children aged 8-14 years old.

We originally subscribed for my eldest daughter, she is 11 years old. She loves that fact that the magazine gets delivered addressed especially to her each Friday (without any plastic wrapping- she’s well-aware of environmental issues!) and she devours each issue cover to cover.
Rather than review The Week Junior myself, I thought I’d let my daughter Tilly (11 years) tell you about it in her own words.

To read Tilly's review, click here.

#freetrial #summerofreadingchallenge

Kayti recently tried a monthly subscription from Bare and Bond. 

Here are a few highlights from the blog;

▪️Bare & Bond partner with independent micro-perfumeries to give customers incredible artisan perfume that they'd never find on the High Street
▪️"We are reinvesting the way perfume is given as a gift" 🎁
▪️Their boxes are 100% recyclable ♻️
▪️They off-set emissions by planting trees 🌳
▪️The perfume is all vegan 🌱

And some quotes from Kayti; 
💜We were kindly gifted one to try - such a treat
💜Gorgeous packaging
💜Beautiful smell
💜Thumbs up from the daughter
💜Fits in your handbag perfectly
💜You try perfumes you wouldn't necessarily buy and find hidden gems

#monthlysubscribtion #mumstyle #metime #discoversomethingnew
Stump Cross Caverns

Mad Science Mondays at Stump Cross Caverns!

Come to Stump Cross and join their science teacher Maddie this August for some hands-on madcap exciting cavern based experiments!

All workshops are 30-40 minutes.

For 7 – 12 year olds.

£12 per child includes cave entry and goodies to take home!

To book call us on 01756 752780

Time Cafe

Come and join us at Stump Cross Cavern’s Time Cafe this summer!

We are participating in the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 3rd to 31st August.  

Our new Time Cafe features an all new menu, a newly refurbished restaurant, with stunning views of The Yorkshire Dales National Park.  We have a brilliant Head Chef and kitchen team and everything we made is hand made and delicious!  Time Cafe is the ideal spot to take in views of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, and enjoy a delicious meal made by our fantastic new chefs.

If you’re looking for a fabulous meal out for all the family, in a beautiful setting, with plenty of things to keep the whole family entertained, then look no further.  You can book a slot in the caves, watch a film in our cinema or bring a bucket and spade and enjoy our HUGE sandpit!  And don’t forget the dog either – they are more than welcome up here at Stump Cross – we even have some special cainine treats for them!

 01756 752780
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Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal, National Trust

Covid-19 Update:

Reopened on Monday 8 June. To help you have a safe visit, they’re asking everyone to book in advance to access the abbey and water garden.
Please note, Studley Car Park will remain closed.

Take part in your biggest ever game of hide and seek on your visit to Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal. Hide in all corners of the large abbey ruins before following the river to the water garden. Race around the moon ponds, see the swans swimming and discover the winding dark tunnel. Emerge from the tunnel to find three fun buildings called follies along this woodland path.

Be sure to have a playground adventure.
There are things to wobble along, jump over and climb on…you’ll find a wooden abbey,
a woodland house, scramble nets and posts, swings, fireman’s poles,
a slide, a roundabout, a gigantic rope bridge and
a huge zip wire for the most daring adventurers of all.

There’s lots to do but don’t worry if you can’t fit it all in this time – we’ll be here another day! Become a member on your first visit and come back for free as many times as you like. Plus, get the feel-goods about it as every time you scan your membership card, you’re contributing towards the essential conservation work we do.

Fountains, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 3DY

 01765 608888

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Mumbling About!

Each week throughout the Summer Holidays, we will be giving you a round up of what we have been getting up to with our families - either going out or staying in.
The hope is it will give you some inspiration and a bit of insight into what the new normal is at some of our fabulous local attractions.
Top 5 Yorkshire Beaches

What could be better than a trip to the seaside? Sand, sea, ice cream, fish and chips and sandcastles.
We've put together a list of all our favourite beaches and how long it takes to get to them!
Here are our top 5:

💜 Runswick Bay
💜 Whitby Bay
💜 Sandsend
💜 Saltburn
💜 Scarborough

For all the details, click here for the full blog.

Remember, if you're planning on a trip to the coast, our sister website Scarborough & Whitby Mumbler has loads of brilliant information for you too

#summer #beachvibes
Top 10 Picnic Spots

Nothing beats a good picnic, and it's a cheap way of spending an afternoon outside, or you could even make a day of it! We thought we'd share with you some of our local favourite spots!

💜Valley Gardens
💜RHS Harlow Carr
💜The Stray
💜The Great Yorkshire Showground
💜Mother Shipton's
💜Ripley Castle
💜Iron Gate Field
💜Swinsty Reservoir
💜Brimhams Rock's NT
💜Spa Gardens Ripon

For the full blog, with more detail about each fabulous picnic venue, click here. We hope you have a lovely picnic and do tag us (@harrogatemumbler) in any pictures you want to share 💜
Here are a few more blogs we think you might like*, so grab a fresh brew (or maybe an ice-cream 🍦), find a sunny spot to sit and have a read.
*If you don't have time right now, save our newsletter to your favourites and pick it up again when you do 😊
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