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

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Afternoon Tea at The Connaught Hotel & Spa Bournemouth – Mumbler Review

AD – Review. Last week Georgia from Dorset Mumbler and myself decided to have a little Mumbler team meeting and catch up and what better way then to do this over some delicious Afternoon Tea at The Connaught Hotel and Spa in Bournemouth. We went for the traditional Afternoon Tea which is priced at £18 per…

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Kids Eat for Free or £1 this Summer

If you want to save some money this summer, but still want to enjoy eating out, we’ve listed all the places kids can eat for free or £1 (or with special discounted meals) this summer (and beyond) locally in BCP & Nationwide! *We will be frequently updating this post throughout the year with new places or extended…

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Keeping your Little Ones Cool in the Summer

With the temperature rising very high recently it is getting harder to keep your little ones cool and with added holidays and travel their routines can get a little bit all over the place. We have put together some tips on summer safety so you can enjoy the summer and keep your little ones safe when…

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AK Academy of Dancing

‘We believe in setting the standards, not following them’   Welcome to the enchanting world of AK Academy of Dancing. Founded in 1992, we are an extremely busy, friendly and genuine family run dance academy offering professional training in a range of genres, such as, Ballet, Tap, Modern Jazz, Contemporary,Disco Freestyle, Rock’n’Roll, Street (Mixed and Boy’s…

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Top Tips for Children starting School in September

Do you have a child starting primary school in BCP in September 2022? Then our Mumbler Guide to starting school will help prepare you and your child. Starting primary school is a huge milestone moment for both parents and children, and probably a step into the unknown for you if your firstborn is starting school…

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Free Things To Do with Kids in Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole this Summer

Looking for family-friendly FREE things to do in Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole with kids this summer? We’ve listed all our favourite things to do in BCP that are free! There are lots of things to do in BCP for free to keep everyone entertained and happy this Summer! To save you time researching and thinking…

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The Summer Reading Challenge 2022: Gadgeteers

The Summer Reading Challenge is back for 2022 in your local library! Get ready for Gadgeteers, arriving online and in your local BCP libraries this summer. Science is all around you! What do you love doing? Are you a brilliant baker? Or a mega music fan? Are you the tech wizard amongst your friends? Join the Gadgeteers…

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Watersports Library – Guest Post

Did you know that there is a Watersports Library in Poole? I only came across it the other day whilst browsing Instagram and I think its a such a brilliant idea so I asked the founder John to tell us a little bit more about it! I already signed up for it and I can’t…

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Summer Filmmaking Workshops with Sparks Bournemouth

After a busy Christmas and Easter, Sparks Bournemouth are returning this August for a week of exciting filmmaking workshops! Sparks is the UK’s leading provider of film and media activities for children and young people. Through our local film school, which we have been running from Poole High School since April 2021, we have been…

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Make Reading your Superpower with The Week Junior

Get 6 FREE issues of The Week Junior The Week Junior is a current affairs magazine for kids aged 8-14 years, it’s designed to encourage children to read, a skill that fires imagination, increases vocabulary and boosts wellbeing. You can subscribe today and receive 6 issues for FREE (RRP £19.50). The Week Junior gets children…

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