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Nominations are now open in the first Wharfedale & Craven Mumbler Awards

To celebrate Wharfedale & Craven Mumbler’s 5th Birthday in June the online parenting community have launched the very first Wharfedale & Craven Mumbler Awards to celebrate the best of Wharfedale & Craven’s family-friendly businesses and individuals who make a difference for parents in our community.

Wharfedale & Craven Mumbler Owner, Sarah Smith commented: “5 years ago I had a toddler and a 5-year-old and no idea what there was to do in the area with them. Through building and running Wharfedale & Craven Mumbler I have been surprised and delighted by how many incredible activities, classes, attractions and events we have locally for families. I wanted to give them all the recognition they deserved. The first ever Wharfedale & Craven Mumbler Awards will celebrate the businesses that wouldn’t usually appear on a Local Business Awards platform. The awards will be in an online format with the winners being announced on Wharfedale & Craven Mumbler’s 5th birthday, the 10 June 2022.”

The general public are being encouraged to nominate their favourites things to do with children in the local area, in one of the following 9 categories:

Mumbler's Favourite Family Attraction

We have some fantastic attractions in our area to go to for a family day out, which is your favourite? It can be indoor, outdoor or both, it just needs to be in Wharfedale & Craven or within easy reach.

Sponsored by Yorkshire Orthodontics

Mumbler's Favourite Free Day Out

There are lots of places you can go locally for free with the family - whether that's out and about in our local countryside, river, parks or nature reserves or indoors at a venue that doesn't charge for families to enter. Vote for your favourite place here.

Mumbler's Favourite Class or Activity: Under 5's

For babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers there is a huge choice of classes and activities to do, from sports-based to musical, crafty and messy! Who is your favourite? This is for any class, club or activity that children aged from birth to 5 years old can do, in Wharfedale & Craven.

Mumbler's Favourite Class or Activity: Over 5's

There is also a huge choice of classes and activities to do for children of school age. Who is your favourite provider of activities for school-age children? This is for any class, club or activity that children aged from 5 years and upwards can do, in Wharfedale & Craven.

Sponsored by Shoo Social Media

Mumbler's Favourite School Holiday Club or Camp

We have a huge number of fantastic clubs, camps and workshops that run across school holidays in our area that help with keeping children entertained over the holidays and for whilst parents are at work. From sports days to multi-active sessions, crafty and theatrical, who is your favourite? This is for any company who provides a school holiday activity for children of any age, in Wharfedale & Craven.

Sponsored by Yorkshire Orthodontics

Mumbler's Favourite Child-Friendly Eating Out Venue

Eating out with the kids! This can be a great or horrendous experience! We have some fantastic cafes, bars and restaurants in our area that have gone above and beyond to ensure families are welcome and that babies and children are thought about and catered for during a meal or snack out. Which is your favourite place to eat out as a family in Wharfedale & Craven?

Sponsored by Apollo 3D

Mumbler's Favourite Children's Party Provider

We have all been to countless children's parties but some are head and shoulders above the rest. In this category, you can tell us which ones have been the most memorable. It may be a venue, a company or an individual who has really made your child's big day special.

Mumbler's Favourite Childcare Provider

We have a huge number of fantastic day nurseries, preschools and childminders in Wharfedale & Craven who keep our children safe, engaged and entertained whilst parents are at work. Who is your favourite? This is for any child care provider for children of any age, in Wharfedale & Craven.

Mumbler's Favourite Independent Retailer

We have a huge number of fantastic independent retailers in Wharfedale & Craven who keep our families clothed and fed. Who is your favourite? This is for any Independent Retailer operating in Wharfedale & Craven.

Sponsored by AMC Design

Nominations can be made at wharfedale.mumbler.co.uk/awards/ and close at midnight, 28 February 2022.

Sarah Smith added: “The Wharfedale & Craven Mumbler Awards celebrates everything that is great about family-friendly Wharfedale & Craven. Nominations, made by local families, take place throughout February, with the shortlist of the top 4 nominated in each category drawn and announced on 1 April.

“The Wharfedale & Craven Mumbler Awards really wouldn’t have happened without the support of our sponsors, so a huge thank you to all of them for coming on board for this event. After the chaos of the last couple of years, it will be fantastic to honour the deserving nominees by giving them the recognition they truly deserve in making Wharfedale & Craven such a family-friendly place.”

The awards are organised by Wharfedale & Craven Mumbler, and sponsored by AMC Design, Yorkshire Orthodontics, Shoo Social Media Ltd and Apollo 3D.

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