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York Mumbler launches fun, free and safe activity for families this Halloween

todayOctober 9, 2020 60

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Halloween is going to be even more fun this year with York Mumbler. The team have created a fun, free Goblin trail at Rowntree Park for families in York this October half term.
Once upon a time a smelly, green Goblin was walking through the forest. A pine cone fell on his head and knocked him out. When he woke up he couldn’t remember his name. A friendly, purple and orange beetle scurried up to him to ask if he was ok?

‘No’, said the Goblin, ‘I’ve lost my name’.

‘Well’, said the beetle, ‘why don’t you go and find your friends hidden in this wood, they might be able to give you some clues’.

Can you help the smelly green Goblin find his friends at Rowntree Park to help him remember his name?

With things to spot and quiz questions to answer along the way this free, safe trail is ideal for families looking for something a bit different this Halloween. Developed with Holly at Yorkshire Brand Stories, and thanks to sponsorship from Little Green Rascals, they have created a series of spooky themed Goblin houses for children to spot and collect clues to complete the trail. The original Goblin houses have been constructed using found materials and are brightly painted and decorated to stand out to children. As well as helping the Goblin to find his friends there is lots of other fun Goblin themed activities for kids on the York Mumbler website.

“The Friends of Rowntree Park are excited to be involved with the York Mumbler Halloween Goblin Trail and are overjoyed to host the Goblin Houses. We hope those goblins don’t get up to too much mischief, we need the children to keep an eye on them! We can’t wait to see children exploring the park seeking the Goblin homes in this fun family half-term Halloween happening! A wonderful way to mark this ‘spooktacular’ time of the year in a safe and non- crowded way, where you can do the trail in your own time.”

As well as the original trail at Rowntree Park, York Mumbler have created a free trail pack that local

communities can access. Nurseries and community groups will be able to set up their own Goblin
trail throughout October Half Term in parks, woods and green spaces to provide local families with a
free, safe activity.
Our sponsor for the trail, Little Green Rascals, will also be hosting the community trail within their
organic day nurseries for their children to enjoy throughout half term.

“We are delighted to be sponsoring such a wonderful community trail. Halloween is going to be a
little different for most families this year so we are delighted to be part of something that offers
families in York a safe, free alternative to trick or treating this year.”

“Helping families in York has always been the primary goal at York Mumbler. When fellow Mumbler
team member Holly Davies, of Yorkshire Brand Stories, pitched the idea to use the Goblin houses
created by her mum I knew the families of York would love it!” says Emily.

“As well as the main trail in Rowntree Park we wanted to create something that communities could
access for free and set up themselves in parks and green spaces around the city. The community trail

is available to anyone that wants to host a trail. We have put together some guidelines to help with
the set-up and marketing of the trail. Taking part in the trail is easy and safe, during October half
term you can download our quiz sheet from the York Mumbler website as well as other Goblin
themed games and activities to entertain kids this half term.”
York Mumbler is a comprehensive website intended to make life easier for parents in York. It covers
everything you need to know from pregnancy through to teens.

If you are looking for ideas and activities to do this autumn check out the York Mumbler website for
inspiration on:

• Free Halloween Activities for kids
• October Half Term events
• The Neighbourhood trick or treat window trail
• Pumpkin picking near York
• Alternatives to trick or treating
• Things to do this October Half Term
• Conkers – where to collect and what to do with them
• Bonfire and fireworks at home ideas
• School holiday care and clubs
For more information, please contact Emily Pickard on 07946 648 966 or email


Written by: YO1 Radio Web Team

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