Blog » Month: November 2020

Where to buy a real Christmas tree in Dorset

Including shops delivering trees to your door and click and collect services.   We are approaching the end of a very challenging year for many families. So, at Poole Mumbler, we’ll be working hard to help you end this year with a magical Christmas.✨ Let’s start with a Christmas staple: The Christmas tree. There are…

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Letters to Santa in 2020

Everything you need to know to receive a FREE letter back from Father Christmas this year. Have you written to Santa yet? I know we are still in November but the deadline to submit your letter and receive a personalised message in return, is approaching fast! Keep reading, for everything you need to know if…

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AK Academy of Dancing has a very special Christmas gift for children in Dorset

Christmas is not cancelled for local children. AK Academy of Dancing and AK Children’s Parties & Events offer FREE visits to children in BH postcodes on selected dates in December.   Children have had to sacrifice so much this year with missed schooling, postponed after-school clubs and low-key birthdays & celebrations. Here at AK Academy…

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Introducing Wesley & George

Playful toys and décor that spark creativity What are you doing mummy? Can I have a turn mummy? Questions I hear every day from my little boys and the best proof of how inquisitive our little ones are. It’s this curiosity that drives Wesley & George to carefully source the most playful décor, furniture and toys that create an engaging…

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Local News This Week

A summary of the most important news in Dorset, specifically Poole and Bournemouth, for local families. We know it’s hard to keep informed when there are so many sensationalist headlines in the Press that keep you up worrying at night. It’s also hard to read long news articles with kids running around and needing your…

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Lighthouse Poole launches a new initiative to make art accessible to all children in Poole

Art kits provided by Dorset Scrapstore will be available to families without internet access at Poole Food Bank. Lighthouse Poole has teamed up with Dorset Scrapstore and Poole Food Bank, to deliver art kits to children without internet access. Directed at five-to-nine-year-olds, the kits will allow children to gain an Arts Award Discover qualification, certificated…

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Family Photoshoot in Poole A full review of our experience at Lite-Box Imagery

    Have you ever thought about getting a professional family photoshoot? I’ve always wanted to have good quality photos of our family, but any time I researched local photographers, I ended up talking myself out of it. Would it be too expensive? Or awkward? Would my son spoil the session pulling funny faces? So when Lite-Box…

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How to take care of yourself as a mum

Mums’ self-care ideas. Fitness after having a baby. And types of help available for families in Dorset. If you are part of our Facebook community group, you will have noticed we have a LIVE video every Thursday at lunchtime to talk about all things parenting. The idea is to support each other during COVID-19 and…

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Rediscover Safely – A new campaign by BCP Council

BCP Council launches ‘Rediscover Safely’. A campaign aimed at supporting businesses across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole. 10th November 2020 COVID-19 has been devastating for the world’s economy. Millions of businesses have been forced to close their doors during periods of national lockdown to reduce the rate of infections. Although businesses in the UK have enjoyed…

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Second lockdown rules

A simple guide to the latest lockdown rules for families in Dorset *** Update on 6th November 2020 *** After publishing the blog below yesterday, we realised there were a few grey areas in the guidelines published on official websites and some of our readers were confused. We decided to look into these grey areas…

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