Things to do

This section is for parents to share their favourite local things, such as a day out or activity your child particularly enjoyed, a good party you went to or something for mums. Please send in your recommendations here

East Park

Yvette from East Hull: ‘I seem to spend my life at East Park in the summer, there’s so much to do. I have five boys and its a great place for them to let of steam!’

East Park, Holderness Road, Hull


Humber Street Gallery

Humber Street, Hull (part of the new Fruit Market area).

This gallery is a great addition to the new fruit market as a dedicated family friendly gallery. They frequently hold special family events and run exhibitions aimed at children as well as grown ups. Its all free to go around and Mumbler has spent a lot of time there since it opened!

Read the Mumbler blog here about the things we’ve done there.


Jolly Babies music classes

Kate from Kirkella: ‘I loved taking my baby to this music class in Swanland. There are lots of new songs each term, instruments and a really nice group of mums’

Jolly Babies is part of ‘Music with Mummy’ aimed specifically at 0-15 month olds. Classes are held in Swanland and also North Ferriby, Brough, Beverley, Hull and Hedon. Contact Mun Wah Wong for details – 01482 627938


Pottery Painting at Gabrielle’s

Samantha from Kirkella: “We took our children to paint some pottery at Gabrielle’s and it was a brilliant activity. Food was also yummy! Very child friendly.”

Find Gabrielle’s at 19 Hull Road, Anlaby, HU10 6SP. Open Monday to Saturday 8am-4pm and Sunday 10am-5pm.


Pickering Park

Sam from Anlaby: “What a lovely day I had on my own with my 2 youngest! We parked up and fed the birds – the man who works in the aviary gave  us some bird seed and we fed them and talked to the parrots. Then we played in the lovely park, walked around the large pond and fed geese all our old bread, played on the new extended park and fitness equipment, basket ball courts and had a picnic! Then topped it off with an ice cream! I can’t wait to come in the 6 weeks holidays when the water is in the splash pool. Lovely day out that cost only a ’99’ with a flake!!”

Located between Pickering Road and Hessle Road, Hull.


Pre-school Swimming Lessons at Haltemprice

Caroline from West Hull: ‘These lessons are absolutely great for introducing toddlers to swimming and getting them confident in the water, my little girl has progressed really quickly and the instructors are brilliant with children’

Lessons on most days at Haltemprice Leisure Centre, Springfield Way, Anlaby. 01482 652501


Rock Up

Rock Up, St Stephens (on the Leisure Terrace upstairs), 110 Ferensway, Hull, HU2 8LN. 01482 968000.

Rock Up is a new indoor climbing and soft play experience in Hull. Mumbler loves a visit here with my kids!

Read all about our family afternoon out on the blog here and all about the toddler climb session on the blog here.


Smile Cafe & The Mile Farm Shop, Pocklington

The Mile Farm Shop & Feed Shed, Pocklington, YO42 1TW. 01759 305420

Smile cafe is a great cafe serving excellent food (especially kids food) with a soft play inside and a good play are outside. They also sell excellent produce in their farm shop and do kids birthday parties. Mumbler goes often as its a great half way point from Hull to York and I put a blog up with more details.

You can read the blog here.


Storytime at Swanland Library

Pam from Skirlaugh: ‘I look after my granddaughter in Kirkella once a week and this is a lovely group that I take her too, its free and different each week’. 

Storytime is at Swanland Library on Wednesdays at 9.15. Swanland Village Hall, Main Street, Swanland, HU14 3QR. 01482 634896


Taylor’s Disco’s & Balloon Art

Louise from North Ferriby: ‘I recommend Taylor’s discos for children’s parties, especially the balloon artist. Fantastic creations and all the children go home happy! I used them for my son’s 4th birthday party and he had a great time

Taylor’s disco – 07599 390987


The Bay Horse Pub

Vicky from Long Riston: ‘We love going for a meal at the Bay Horse in Arnold. There’s a great outdoor play area for kids and in the summer a bouncy castle to keep them entertained.’

The Bay Horse, Black Tup Lane, Arnold, HU11 5JA. 01964 500305


Walking at Noddle Hill Nature Reserve

Paul from Sutton Park: ‘Noddle Hill is a fabulous area for taking my grand children and the dog. The nature reserve has lots to see and the paths are all great for the pushchair.’

Noddle Hill is a nature reserve and lake in North Bransholme, located behind Noddle Hill Way where Bransholme Road branches off.


Williams Den

Wold Hill, North Cave, HU15 2LS.

Mumbler had a great day out visiting Williams Den to do a review of the new attraction near North Cave. Read the full review here.


Yogabellies – Pregnancy Yoga

Pam Medhurst runs Yogabelllies classes in Hull and Beverley. The following recommendations were sent in for her yoga classes in pregnancy and post birth with your baby:

Amy: “I did the classes and started when I was 17 weeks pregnant. I was dubious at first but thought anything that might help me with labour was worth a shot. I loved it from the very first session and continued classes up until I was 36 weeks pregnant! The classes were informal and relaxing and Pam goes out of her way to get people talking and help with giving people support networks. The yoga was amazing and I genuinely believe it is the reason I did not suffer with any back or pelvic pain. The additional skills Pam teaches in terms of breathing and labour position techniques helped me massively during labour. I would recommend these classes to anyone I knew that was pregnant!”

Sarah: “I just wanted to recommend Pam Medhurst for both yoga during pregnancy and after when you can go with your baby. She’s great!”

Emma: “Just finished my Yogabellies classes, this was my second time doing Yogabellies with Pam, I first did the class three years ago during my first pregnancy. I enjoyed the classes as it was great to make time to do something just for me, and to have time bonding with my bump. The stretches and different poses really alleviate some of the aches and pains of being heavily pregnant, and gives you some ideas of how to get comfy at home too. The relaxation at the end of the class is heaven and I always slept well after a class. It is great to meet other pregnant ladies and hear their stories too. The breathing techniques really helped during labour, as did many of the poses, I had a much quicker labour second time round and the breathing and movements helped. I would definitely recommend this class, Pam is lovely, and her classes are calming and reassuring.”

For more info contact Pam on 07966 091513 or  [email protected].