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Where to Buy Christmas Trees in Oxford

This is our first year having Christmas at home and our first EVER Christmas tree!  We did have a micro 6-inch fake one from Wilko for a while, but I don’t think that counts… This year we’re going for it and I’ve researched all the places I can find in and around Oxford that sell real…

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Driving Home for Christmas?

Christmas is a time for friends and family, and for many of us that means travelling a good distance. That used to be fine… nice, even. Sling a couple of bags in the back and off you go, maybe stopping for a coffee or two along the way, if you fancy it. With kids? No….

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BRAKE: Road Safety Basics with Beep Beep! Day and Timmy Time

Road safety is a great subject to engage children with. It’s a subject even the youngest children know something about because everyone uses roads and road danger impacts on everyone. On average, six children are killed or seriously injured on roads in Britain every single day, that’s equivalent to a whole classroom of children every…

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War Horse is at the New Theatre until 7th September!

War Horse has returned to the New Theatre until Saturday 7th September 2019 – and my friend and I were invited along to one of the opening performances to review it for Mumbler. Of course, we jumped at the chance to go ‘out out’ of an evening! I’d seen it before many years ago and…

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The Big Feastival – 23rd-25th August at Alex James’ Farm in the Cotswolds!

There’s just one week to go until The Big Feastival, proudly presented by NEFF, returns to the Cotswolds across the August Bank Holiday and as always, the jampacked line-up does not disappoint. With music from the UK’s biggest artists, Michelin star chefs live on stage, award-winning street food and an exciting programme of family entertainment,…

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Cotswold Farm Park this Summer!

We were invited back to the awesome Cotswold Farm Park this week to check out what they’ve got going on for families this summer. This was our second visit – back in March we went along during their lambing season and if you’d like to see our review from then, which includes a run down…

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Scooting for Silver Star Summer Challenge

The Silver Star Society is part of the Oxford Hospitals Charity and raises money to help fund the INCREDIBLE Silver Star Unit at the JR Hospital – which provides special care to about 500 pregnant mothers and their unborn babies every year, who have serious and rare difficulties in pregnancy. The society also helps to…

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When Oxford Mumbler Met ElWell

Nancy Farmer and Jessica Silver are proof that friendship and business can mix! They met almost 30 years ago in the playground of their Oxfordshire primary school and now run ElWell, helping people across the county stay independent as they get older and supporting their families. Here, they answer our questions about ElWell and how…

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Win 4 Tickets to Tabby McTat at the Playhouse this Summer!

We have four tickets to give away to one lucky Mumbler to see the opening performance of Tabby McTat at the Oxford Playhouse on Friday 16th August at 2pm! Tabby McTat has been touring the country and getting rave reviews… A lovely heart-warming story that I would recommend to all children. — Mini Travellers Freckle…

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Teacher Gift Ideas

As the end of the school year draws near, many parents will be wondering what they can get their child’s teacher to say thank you… what to get for that person who has been a massive part of your little one’s life for a whole year – a person who you know really well in…

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