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  • 7 free things to do this month

    Light of pocket but still pumped for fun? Squeeze it out over the last few weeks of summer right here with a local festival and a new LEGO exhibition for the kiddies.

  • 10 books for younger kids

    Kids have had a lot on their plates: no school, no play dates, and slim chance of a summer of fun in the sun. Here's 10 great book for ages 5-8 to create a fictional escape route from the madness.

  • Summer holidays: 32 things to do with kids

    It's been four long months with the kids at home - and now the summer holidays are here. Step away from the gin and read on for 32 great ideas on things to do with kids and teens.

  • Wicker basket packed? 14 best picnic spots

    I'm heading off to Rutland and Leicestershire's 14 top picnic spots to scoff some scotch eggs. Who's with me?

  • Brilliant throwback films to enjoy with the kids

    24 throwback films to watch with your kids.

  • Get up and get out – where to go post lockdown!

    As lockdown is slowly easing, it’s the best time to soak up the summer and explore your local hood – make the most of your local countryside and head to places you’ve heard about but never been to. Here’s a few suggestions to get you started. Yew Trees Avenue, Rutland The fascinating yet tranquil Yew […]

  • Is it time to try an online school?

    With many children struggling to study at home and doubts over September start dates, specialist ‘virtual’ schools are gaining huge traction - but what do they offer that’s different?

  • Parent ‘Lockdown learning’ survey – the results

    Earlier this month we commissioned our own comprehensive survey amongst Muddy readers into Lockdown Learning – and we’ve been blown away by the response! Thank you to the 1200 of you who expressed how you felt about virtual-schooling, the difficulties you and your children were facing, as well as revealing surprise success stories and offering […]

  • 10 best subscription boxes for kids

    Running on empty when it comes to entertaining the kids? Royal Mail comes up trumps with these...

  • Online workouts for you and creative fun for the kids

    Staying indoors means we're changing the way we socialise, workout and even entertain the kids. Here's our round up of fun things to do online from crafts to cookery lessons and more - all from local businesses.

  • 12 Top Tips to Home Schooling

    Where to start? Here are our top tips from creating the right environment to useful resources for home schooling. Good luck!

  • Get creative! 5 fun at-home classes for kids

    Stuck indoors? Internet to the rescue! We've rounded up some of the best digital classes to boost your kids' creativity and keep them engaged.

  • Your ultimate Autumn Walks guide

    Grab your kids, your besties, your dog and anyone else who is free to join you on our first Autumn Walks initiative with Joules - and win coats and wellies for the whole family!

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    Back-to-school essentials

    Holidays nearly over? Oh, what a *shame*! Sort your kids with our pick of everything they need for the new school term - and then it's a party round at mine.

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