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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.

Here are the links to some more blogs that mumbler loves

North and Soul by our very own mumbler, Gillian Bruce.

The Future of Downs Written by an amazing and inspirational friend of Mumbler, Helen Kingdon.

Shrinking Violet in the ‘gate A fantastic local lifestyle local blog. Check out the article about Mumbler! (biased? Us?!)

Areyoukiddingney Another of our amazing Mumbler mums, Elizabeth Dimelow.

All Stars Cricket

All Stars Cricket is a nationwide initiative from the England and Wales Cricket Board aimed at providing children aged five to eight with a great first experience in cricket. With the main emphasis on fun and enjoyment, All Stars Cricket is the perfect opportunity to learn new skills and make lots of new friends along…

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Looking at Life Insurance?

Advertorial Feature Blog by Aviva It can be quite enjoyable browsing for a holiday or looking for bargains online. These days it’s pretty easy to find what you’re looking for; some of those pop-up ads may be quite funny, and details of what you’re shopping for may even be inspiring. But how often do you…

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The Norfolk Bump, Baby and Toddler Show

Hello! I’m India and I run The Norfolk Bump, Baby and Toddler Show. A little background information on me: I’m a mum to two pre-schoolers, one of which will going to big school in September (completely torn as to whether I will cry or crack open the champagne!) and the other has just started going…

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Bluebells, bluebells, bluebells!

We were recently invited to one of Richard Jarmy Photography’s bluebell pop-up photoshoots.  I had heard of the bluebell walk at Fairhaven and I know a few people who’ve been to Blickling to see them but it’s never really occurred to me to take the Mini Mumblers to see any bluebells.  Richard’s shoots are in…

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Mumbler Reviews: Giraffe World Kitchen

I know not everyone is a fan of chain restaurants but it has to be said, they are normally very accommodating towards families and have thought of lots of ways to help parents and their kids have a pleasant dining experience or even, dare I say, ENJOY eating out together. Giraffe World Kitchen (just outside…

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What’s On for Families: Norwich & Norfolk Festival

Here’s a round-up of the events on specifically for families during the Norwich & Norfolk Festival… Britten Sinfonia ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS An interactive family concert SATURDAY 12 MAY, 2.30PM & 4.30PM Norwich Playhouse Recommended for families with children ages 5-9 Duration: c. 50 mins Tickets: £9.50 each or £35 for four Kid Carpet…

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What’s On: Early May Bank Holiday

I’ve checked the Met office website and the weather is meant to be pretty nice – hurrah!  So…what can we do? I hear you cry! I’m collating as many of the family-friendly activities as I can find so you have it all in one place.  For full details head to the Events calendar and don’t forget…

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Those Who Play – An Early Years Gallery for Norwich Castle

Gateway to Medieval England is a £13.5-million project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, to improve the visitor experience at Norwich Castle and ensure that it is protected for future generations. It will transform the historic stone Keep across all of its 5 floor levels, making it accessible for the first time in its 900-year…

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Five things to put on your family protection ‘to do’ list

When you’ve got kids, you’ll do anything to look out for them. Yet many of us haven’t made plans to protect our children if we weren’t around any more – partly because it’s uncomfortable to think about. The good news is there are some simple steps you can take to help protect them – from…

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WIN 2 tickets to see Father of Daughters

THIS COMPETITION HAS NOW ENDED…Congratulations Sophie Ellingham! With thanks to Emma at We got this – sometimes!… “Simon Hooper aka Father of Daughters the social media phenomenon is coming to Norwich and you could win 2 FRONT ROW tickets to go and see him on 22nd May! Simon is father to four girls: Anya (10), Marnie…

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