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Since moving to Bingley seven years ago and starting a family here, I've picked up a lot of info about what's going on the local area which I'm happy to share!

Teddy Tots Playgroup at Trinity All Saints School

Teddy Tots is a friendly playgroup which runs 9-11 on Monday from Trinity All Saints Primary school in Bingley (term time only). It is £1.50 per session & 50p for each additional child. This includes a drink & snack for your child and a tea or coffee for adults. Everyone is welcome, please feel free to bring a friend or 2! Join the Facebook Group here.

Fitness For All As New Bingley Gym Launches   

Following an extensive, state-of-the-art fit out, a former fitness centre at St. John’s House, Clyde Street will open its doors as a new and unique gym on 13th November.

Called “YourZone45”, the fitness studio offers instructor-led dynamic interval training sessions focused around heart rate. YourZone45 will offer seven action packed sessions per day during the week and three sessions per day at weekends to make the most of exercise in a 45 minute window.

Sited in a former gym and fitted out to a high specification with a range of equipment, classes will be highly motivating and energetic with the enjoyment of group exercise with the personal attention of a skilled instructor. The first of its kind in West Yorkshire, YourZone45 Bingley will be the 4th franchise of this increasingly popular approach.

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Owner Julia Parry said;

“I am delighted that months of hard work and dedication by our fit-out team has resulted in an exceptional, brand new fitness centre in the heart of Bingley. Fitness and weight loss results are our passions and I look forward to my team and I helping people of all ages and abilities meet their goals through our unique exercise approach.”

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By joining YourZone45, members will have unlimited access to daily scheduled classes that use cardio, strength and fat burn exercises taught by qualified fitness instructors to help people of any age or ability meet their fitness goals. By offering a compact 45 minute interval training workouts, classes are designed to burn calories fast and achieve incredible fitness and weight loss results in record time.

For more information and joining offers for Bingley’s newest fitness centre please register at www.yourzone45.co.uk/bingley

New Site Sponsor – Mortgage Advice Bureau Bingley

In recent times the housing market in Bingley has gone from strength to strength, so if you’re thinking of either moving to the area or moving within the area (or you need to remortgage) then look no further than award winning Mortgage Advice Bureau – our new site sponsor. Situated on Main Street, Bingley, Mortgage Advice Bureau are expert “Whole of Market” Mortgage Brokers established in the Aire Valley since 2001.

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One of the founders Andrew Milne said, “Having a large client base in Bingley and the surrounding areas we not only understand how this market works but have very strong relationships with most of the Local Estate Agents and Solicitors enabling your house purchase or remortgage to go through as pain free as possible!”

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Co founder Andrew Milnes

Good news! Exclusively to Bingley Mums we have a special offer – the usual broker fee of £495 will be waived on mention of Bingley Mums – you need a special voucher like the one here. To get one of these simply email MABBingley@mab.org.uk with the subject line BINGLEY MUMS and your name and address, and one will be sent to you. 

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Contact Details

Telephone 01274 568832

Enquiries MABBIngley@MAB.org.uk

www.mortgageadvicebureau.com/Bingley

FREE Bingley History Activity

Bingley is a pretty interesting place, and I’m trying to put together a booklet with the key historical facts about Bingley in – but I need some help! I’ve put together two templates – one for ages 5-7 –  My Facts About Bingley Ages 5 – 7

and one for ages 7 – 11 – About Bingley Ages 7-11.

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My son insisted on writing “the Par(c)k” so we didn’t confuse it with St Ives in Cornwall…
Ask your child to complete their own research either from your collective knowledge or through researching, and when you’re done, please photograph and send to my inbox at the Bingley Mums Facebook Page.

This not only gives your child an actual reason to write, but they stand a chance of being featured in the finished (printable) booklet! If you don’t want your child’s name to be used, please let me know when you send the message, if not, I’ll include it. The booklet will be available to download from this website, and will not be professionally printed or anything, just so you know!

I’ve only included Five Rise Locks and St Ives, but feel free to do further research on other aspects of Bingley too. Your child may find it helpful if you write out key spellings for them on some paper for them to copy as they complete the activity. Enjoy!

 

Holiday Enemy – Screen Time

One of the biggest battles we have in the summer holidays is trying to get our kids off screens and actually living in the moment. I know we’re to blame, as we’re the ones who bought the screens in the first place, but they’ve become an obsession, not just for our children, but for all our friends’ children too. Every day of the holiday this year, I’ve set my children a challenge to start living their lives and get off devices and I’ve created this checklist for them to complete each day. You can download yours for free here –  Before Screen Time I Must Checklist.

I have told my sons that they will get 10 minutes screen time for each of the challenges they complete, but it might be better to have an open discussion with your own children and come up with timings that work for you. You can of course, think of your own checklist, but this is something that I thought was quite generic that would work for most people.

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Free Bingley Treasure Hunt Activity

Quite often on a weekend we’ll pop into Bingley, spend £17 in Home Bargains (standard), get brunch, have a stroll in the park etc, and have a nice time. But the Type A in me sometimes thinks, what’s the purpose of our visit? Now, highly strung types like myself need fear no more, as I’ve created a Bingley Treasure Hunt which is free to download and do! Start in Bingley market square, and find the answers to the questions as you stroll around. Be warned though, question 3 doesn’t have an easily obvious answer, but you can just ask someone locally in the town and hopefully they will know the answer!

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We had a go today at some of it just before the storm started, and my sons loved it! Take a look…

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Even better, our friends at The Coffee Lounge, conveniently situated just next to the market square, are offering everyone who mentions Bingley Mums a 10% discount on completion (ok you don’t need to do every single question…) of the hunt. Download yours here! Bingley Treasure Hunt

*I didn’t have time to do the whole thing, so if you spot any glaring errors please let me know.*

If any local businesses would like to offer spot prizes for completion, I’d be glad to hear about it also.

FREE Bingley Summer Holiday Activity Sheet

If you’re out of ideas already, download this FREE summer holiday ideas activity sheet (made by me!) for things to do in and around the Bingley area – click here to download –Bingley Summer Holiday Activities – print (black and white will work fine), stick on your fridge and cross out each activity as you go along! Here’s how we’re coming along so far…

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Get printing and see how many you can do!