Bumps and Beyond

Bumps and Beyond! We are a brand new friendly baby group whose aim is to help you with all those questions you have as a new parent such as how should my baby develop? when should I wean them? Are they getting enough sleep?

Marion and I are both experienced Health Visitors who want to support families at this exciting time.

We would like to invite both new and expectant parents to a free introductory session to tell you what we are all about!

The group will take place on Monday 18th July at 1:30- 2:30pm at Holy Trinity Church, Bingley (located behind Trinity and All Saints Primary School).

We look forward to seeing you all there, refreshments will be provided!
Please get in touch if you would like more information by facebook or email jennybumpsandbeyond@gmail.com.

Bingley Dance Studio

Bingley Dance Studio is owned and run by Maureen Carr who has been a qualified teacher for over 20 years. Maureen is a member of the United Kingdom Alliance of Dance Teachers and is fully qualified to teach:

Ballroom, Latin American, Disco, Hip Hop/Street, Rock ‘n’ Roll, Cheerleading, Salsa, Line Dancing, Keep Fit and Hula Hoop Fitness , Belly Dancing and Hula Hooping. Maureen is also an Championship adjudicator for Freestyle Championship competitions.


6:15 – 7:00 pm – Advanced Freestyle (Over 14)



8:00 – 9:15pm – Line Dancing – All Levels


5:15 – 6:10pm – Show Dance (Under 16’s)



4.45 – 6.55pm – Competitive Freestyle Practice (All)

7:00 – 7:55pm – Pop Dance (8 – 16 years)



9:15 – 10:10am – Pop Dance Beginners (Under 12s)

10.20 – 11:10am – Tiny Tots (3 – 6 years)


If you have any queries or would like any further information on anything you have seen, please call the studio on 01274 560070.  If you are unable to speak to anyone, please leave your message, name and number and we will call you back as soon as possible.

Bingley Dance Stuio, The Old Library, Main Street, Bingley, BD16 2HT

Alternatively, you can contact via email at MaureenCarr@hotmail.com

You can also visit our  Facebook page for up to date information! https://www.facebook.com/bingley.dance

or follow us on twitter … @BingleyDance




We meet on Tuesday Evenings from 6.00 – 7.30 in the parish hall in Cottingley.

We start the New Year off by attending Church Parade at Bingley. This term we are preparing for Pack Adventure which is being held at Harrogate. The theme is “Willy Wonka and Friends”. We are all excited by the thoughts of lots of sweets and chocolate!

Rainbows: Our Rainbow Unit is now up and running. The Leaders and girls had a great time preparing for Christmas, and this term they will be taking part in their first Church Parade with their new flag. They will also all be preparing to make their Promise, which will be followed with a party and the official opening of the unit. Exciting times.

Guides: It is hoped that we will be opening a new Guide Unit very soon. Girls will be aged 10 – 15 if you are interested in joining or helping out in the unit please contact Sheila Cotterill on 561076.

What do Brownies do?

Badges, Arts, Crafts, Sports, Drama, Singing, Baking, Dancing and lots more. But the most fun of all is that we go away with our Leaders on Brownie Adventure where we get to do lots of activities, such as Grass Sledging, Water Slide and Treasure Trails.

Our Leaders are Snowy Owl (Sheila Cotterill), Barn Owl (Veronica Snowden) Tawny Owl (Angela Ackroyd), White Owl (Barbara Deegan) and Laura Winnery who is our Young Leader.

For further information or to place your daughters name on the Brownie waiting list please contact Sheila on 561076. Thank you.

The national Brownies website can be found at www.girlguiding.org.uk/

Pages just for Brownies are at www.girlguiding.org.uk/brownies/

Football Clubs

Bingley Juniors

All information regarding signing up to Bingley Juniors FC can be found by clicking here.

Under 5s
Training for the High 5’s takes place every Saturday morning from 9am – 10am in the Sports Hall at Beckfoot & Hazelbeck School or outside on the Astro so bring both trainers and other suitable boots for astroturf. Just bring your child down suitably dressed (wearing shinpads) with a drink.

Under 6s
Training for the U6 age group takes place every Saturday morning from 9am – 10am on the 4G astroturf surface or in the sports hall at Beckfoot & Hazelbeck School so bring both trainers and other suitable boots for astroturf. Just bring your child down suitable dressed (wearing shinpads) with a drink.

Under 7s
Training for the U7 age group takes place every Saturday morning from 9am – 10am on the 4G astroturf surface at Beckfoot School.

Under 8s
Currently full

Under 9s
Training for the U9 age group takes place every Saturday morning from 10am – 11am on the 4G astroturf surface at Beckfoot School.

Information about all other age groups available here.

Beckfoot School
Wagon Lane
West Yorkshire
BD16 1EE

Eldwick Juniors

All information regarding signing up to Eldwick Juniors is available here.


The Eldwick Juniors Creche is designed to provide an “All Inclusive” approach to the children of Eldwick and surrounding villages.

What ever your child’s ability, the Number 1 aim of the club is to provide a safe and FUN environment for your child to enjoy and develop their football skills.

We cater for children between the ages of 4 and 6, with the aim of allowing your child to enter an U7’s League at the appopriate time.

Boys and girls are welcome, so why not pop down to our drop in sessions on Saturday mornings between 9am and 10 am at the Eldwick Recreation Ground, Eldiwck (behind the Memorial Hall).

For any additional details, please contact:

Nigel Wood
Tel: 07798 768709

Eldwick Juniors Under 6s

We run two teams (boys and girls mixed)for Under 6’s. the emphasis is on fun, building skills, confidence and playing football in the right way!

Any new players welcome to join us on a Saturday morning @ Eldwick Recreation Ground 9.15 to 10.30 am.

If you have any questions or want to confirm training times please call James on 07748 772690 or Marc on 07960 443641

Under 7s- Eagles

We run two teams (boys and girls mixed)for Under 7’s. the emphasis is on fun, building skills, confidence and playing football in the right way!

Any new players welcome to join us on a Saturday morning @ Eldwick Recreation Ground 9.15 to 10.30 am.

If you have any questions or want to confirm training times please call James on 07748 772690 or Marc on 07960 443641

Under 8s

The club are running an Under 8’s team again this season.

If your son or daughter is interested in playing please e-mail: eldwickjuniors@hotmail.com or telephone James on 07748 772690

All players are welcome.

Information on other age groups is available here.


Win Win Win! Family Ticket for Thornton Hall Farm Park!

Today we were lucky enough to be the guests of Thornton Hall Farm Park in Thornton in Craven – not the Thornton in Bradford as I foolishly thought. What a lovely village Thornton in Craven is – driving up there reminded me of one of the reasons we chose to live in Bingley, namely its proximity to all things beautiful. It took us about 25 minutes to get there, door to door, which makes it about equidistant with Hesketh Farm at Bolton Abbey in times of driving time.

There was no issue parking, in fact there were so few cars there at first we thought it was shut! But we had a friendly welcome from the staff there who were all great people -persons and very warm and friendly. The place was VERY quiet when we got there – apparently their Christmas celebrations start next week and so the week before is usually very quiet which makes sense. It was great for us as my oldest son doesn’t like crowds, so they had a great time having the huge slide to themselves. Stupidly I didn’t get a photo – but it’s very similar to the large slide at Dragon’s Den and the children had to sit in sacks to go down. The boys loved it and went on over and over again. There is also a hay maze, animals to feed, ropes to swing on, an outside play area and tea rooms, as well as regular feeding sessions and egg collecting. Here’s what we got up to.

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The outside play area

I thought the outside play area was great – good quality play equipement and a good variety for all ages. Probably nice in the summer – wrap up warm it’s colder than Bingley for sure! Nearby are the quad bikes, the caterpillar rides and trailer rides (extra fee applies). They looked like good fun.

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The rope swing

This was a great idea! Lots of rope swings with mats underneath, we really enjoyed it and it was great to see the boys initially worried and unsure learn how to swing really confidently. Loved it!

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The rope swing


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Egg collecting

We were led outside by one of the farm guides, who was really nice, to see the chickens and collect eggs. She explained about the different kind of chickens and why the eggs looked different. Then we took some eggs home (£2.50 for 12) for breakfast.

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Bunny stroking

As well as collecting eggs there are regular animal feeding and petting times, although you can also buy food for £1 and feed the animals yourself! As well as chickens and bunnies there were cows, sheep/lambs, horses, donkeys, llamas and ostriches (or were they emus?!). The animals were all really tame and happy to be fed and stroked.

We had lunch in the cafe which could have done with being a bit bigger, though extension work is currently taking place so it’s something the farm is obviously aware of.

Thornton Hall Farm Park have kindly given me a family ticket for four to give away to one lucky Bingley Family! To enter, you need to like Bingley Mums on facebook and comment on the post pinned to the top of the page saying you’ve liked the page. Share the post and tag your friends for an extra entry! I will pick a winner at random on 5th Demember 2015. Note that only residents of Bingley can enter this giveaway as I will be dropping the ticket off at your house. The ticket is for normal entry to the farm so if you go over Christmas, you will have to pay a small additional charge to visit Santa, that sort of thing.

YogaBellies Pregnancy Yoga

Another generous sponsor for Bingley Mums! I’m running out of room in my sidebar! BIG welcome to the lovely Adele Potter who is the brains behind fantastic new business YogaBellies.


A bit about Adele:

“I’m a married mum of one living locally. I love exercise, baking and playing with my daughter. I’m a curious person always wanting to know more so studying is a hobby!  I had been looking for a career change for a while, not quite finding anything that suited me just right. I looked further into YogaBellies as I’d practiced yoga following my own pregnancy to reclaim my body. I love the holistic approach YogaBellies offers to mums, both before and after birth.”


Classes start in January at Bingley Fitness Studio, Monday at 1pm  (Mum and Baby Yoga) and 16th Jan at Inner Balance Pilates in Baildon  – so if you are interested in YogaBellies during, before or after pregnancy and beyond, please contact Adele:-
Contact number:07825741158




The Oaks Dental Practice Eldwick


First check up for new patients now reduced to £18, (normally £28)

Offer ends 31st August 2016

Bingley Mums is pleased to announce we have another generous sponsor to add to our list! The Oaks Dental Practice Eldwick!

Whether you need a new dentist, or haven’t been for a while, The Oaks Dental Practice will definitely give you a friendly welcome!

  • Nervous patients are welcome.
  • Free on site parking (no faffing about finding a space and having to use small change).
  • Open Saturdays and Evenings (very important).
  • Payment plans.
  • Modern facilities, traditional values.

Payment plans are £13  for adults per month and include:-

  • 2 dental health checks and an oral health check each year which includes a mouth cancer screen to ensure all is well
  • 2 hygiene visits to prevent gum disease and to keep your mouth feeling fresh
  • Treatment for sensitivity
  • Any necessary antibiotics
  • 2 Small X-Rays
  • 10% Off Treatments

Dr Frances Vose, BChD (Leeds), the principal dentist with over 25 years of experience, says: ” We are an independent practice totally committed to providing all of our patients with excellent dental care. We give our patients plenty of time and provide prompt treatment using the latest techniques and top quality materials, because we want our patients to keep coming back and to recommend us to others. We look forward to welcoming all Bingley Mums and their families.”

What really impressed me is the service for children (this is only open to children whose parents/guardians are patients at the practice):-

Children 6yrs to 11yrs

  • Initial examination £15.00
  • Subsequent examination FREE

Useful Information

  • Did you know, that if a parent or guardian is attending the practice, children come for free!*
  • Children aged 0 – 12 years old are entitled to free check-ups, including that all important diet and oral hygiene advice.
  • We welcome children of all ages and look forward to making their dental visit a fun time for them.(*initial examination £15 for 3-17 year olds; all other treatment to be paid for)Please mention Bingley Mums when you book.

Find them at the top of Swan Avenue near Taylormade Treats

The Oaks Dental Practice
Oak Glen
Swan Avenue
BD16 3PA

Email: info@theoaksdentalpractice.com
Tel: 01274 270 579

Find them on facebook here.

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