Latest new news and what’s trending on the Hull & East Riding Mumbler

live and loud, childrens library festival in the east riding of yorkshireTickets are now on sale for East Riding Libraries’ festival for children and young people, Live ‘n Loud in Libraries. The festival runs from Monday 22 July until Saturday 31 August 2024 and includes a varied and exciting programme – featuring live music, forensics, activities, author visits and much more. Events include:

  • Live ‘n Loud at Flemingate, a free music festival for young people aged 11 – 17, held at Flemingate in Beverley on Friday 16 August.
  • Think Forensic – CSI: Library workshops featuring realistic crime scene investigation including taking fingerprints, casting foot marks and matching fibres.
  • Boomchikkaboom’s Fun Family Rave for younger children, including singing, dancing, bubbles, parachute fun and more at East Riding library branches.
  • Author visits – including Sam Sedgeman, LD Lapinski, Andy Sanders, and James Nicol, who will talk about their newest book releases and sign copies of their books in the libraries.

Most of the events are free or are subsidised to include everyone and encourage new audiences to experience the arts. Unless otherwise specified, booking is essential to secure your place on most events.

For more details and to book tickets for these events and more visit the website here.

The Milk Trail Hull

The Milk Trail aims to help families find out more about breastfeeding in Hull, it’s a free trail to do around city centre venues. It’s fun to do, free and can be done at anyone’s pace. Those getting involved do not need to have breastfed or be currently breastfeeding to take part – everyone is invited. The map can be picked up from any of the Hull Family Hubs, the Tourist Information stand in Paragon Interchange Station and any of the venues on the Milk Trail.

Dads & Partners Tots Drop-Ins, Homestart

Are you a dad, stepdad, grandad or partner of a mum, with a child under 2? Or is your partner expecting? Come along for a free cuppa, snack and a chat with others at:

  • Little Start Family Hub, Preston Road Hull, HU9 3QB – every Thursday 2-3pm
  • Cups and Scoops cafe, 209 Chants Ave Hull, HU5 3TT – every 2nd and last Saturday of the month 10-11.30 (breakfast buttie on us too!)
  • Adventure Play Town, Unit 12 K3 Business Park, Clough Road Hull, HU5 1SN – every Tuesday 11.30-1pm

No need to book, just drop in. Run by Homestart Hull.

This Months Newsletter is Out – June 2024

I’ve just emailed out this month’s Mumbler newsletter – June is a roundup of Father’s Day ideas and upcoming local events for families over the next few weeks.

If you don’t receive it direct to your inbox you can read a copy here. 

If you’d like to subscribe to receive these newsletters in the future please drop me a line here.

hull and east riding mumbler newsletter june issue

Child Health Clinics & Weigh In Clinics

Hull – Child Health Clinics are a drop in service, no need to book just turn up. Or you can text their Parent Line for for info about the clinics or any questions about your child’s health on 07312 263206. Latest clinic timetable (December 2023):

  • Monday: Fenchurch Family Hub 1-3pm
  • Tuesday: Priory Family Hub 10-12am, Acorns Family Hub 1-3pm
  • Wednesday: Lemon Tree Family Hub 1-3pm, Marfleet Family Hub 1.30-3.30pm
  • Thursday: Parks Family Hub 9.30-11.30am, Asda Mount Pleasant 9.30-11.30pm
  • Friday: Newington Health Centre 10-12noon

East Riding – The ISPHNS team run child health clinics at the children’s centre’s in Anlaby, Brough, Beverley, Cottingham, Driffield, Goole, Hessle, Hedon, Hornsea, Pocklington. All are by appointment only – please contact the children’s centre your Health Visitor to book.