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  • 10 things to do this half term

    Looking for things to do with the young’uns this half term? Look no further. For teens and tots alike, we’ve got street art, outdoor theatre and more in Leicestershire and Rutland.

  • 14 things to do for free (almost!) this Easter

    Dragon hunting, bunny hopping, bottle-kicking (yes, it's a thing this month) and so much more to do over the Easter break for FREE or under a fiver!

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    6 of the best: Easter eggs

    Don't put all your eggs into one basket, choose from rhubarb gin truffle treats to salted caramel delights. We've unwrapped the best Easter eggs made my local chocolatiers.


    Release the little people! Your bumper Muddy Guide to the very best things to do with the kids over the Easter hols including the brand new Gruffalo Land, an Easter panto and a magical adventure through Wonderland.

  • Muddy checks into Stapleford Park

    Stapleford Park is a stunning, peaceful period property in Melton Mowbray, but what's it like as a getaway? Muddy checked in with the fam to find out.

  • How to support your kids through therapy

    Therapy for kids is never an easy option to consider, but it's so important to support them with emotional needs that are respectful to them. Here's some honest tips from an expert

  • 5 half term activities for a fiver

    Escape rooms, cartooning workshops and the amazing adventures of Baron Munchausen as told by award-winning comedians - just a few of the things on for a fiver or free this Feb half term.

  • Stressed or unhappy child? Here’s how to help

    Have a kid that's struggling with their feelings? Take five and read these five nuggets of advice from author Poppy O'Neill before you tear your hair out.

  • Kids & eco anxiety: how to tackle it

    Getting past the doom and gloom to focus on positive action isn't always easy - but here's how from Leisa Stewart-Sharpe, who's written books for Sir David Attenborough's TV series

  • Witham Hall School, Lincolnshire 

    This rural co-ed prep school for day pupils and boarders has an inclusive, family feel alongside immaculate facilities.

  • Feb Half Term Fun

    How can it be February half term already? From comic book workshops to comedy club for the kids, flying magical beds, mystery family movie nights and more! Here's the Muddy Guide to what's on locally.

  • Oakham School

    This progressive and vast co-ed day and boarding school is steeped in history, offers modern teaching, impressive facilities and great pastoral care.

  • Christmas gift guide: for tweens & teens

    Wondering what to get those mopey teens? From TikTok gadgets to trendy fashion to the all-important skincare, here are 28 hand-picked gift ideas they'll love (even if they won't admit it).

  • Adcote School for Girls, Shropshire

    This small, non-selective school manages to be a triple threat in academics, sports, and pastoral care all at once. The last five years have seen it turn from middle-of-the-road to national contender.

  • Does the world need another online school?

    Pearson Online Academy UK Global thinks so! With the launch of the educational behemoth's founding school in September, Muddy gets the lowdown from Principal Jo Vigneron

  • Their words: what kids really think of online school

    What if you're too scared to put your hand up in class, too exhausted to get out of bed, struggle with SEN, or too busy playing golf? Four kids explain why they made the switch and what they think of life at InterHigh, an online school.

  • May’s top releases for Children’s Book Week

    It's Children's Book Week! Need some new reading material for your little bookbugs? These seven new releases should have them captivated (and quiet).

  • The 7 questions everyone asks about online schools

    Where does the social side, sport and extra-curricular come in to virtual education, and what about a timetable and exams? We tackle the big questions about online schools

  • Half-term hack: the best online courses for kids

    Run out of ways to entertain the kiddos? Check out Muddy's list of the best online classes and workshops that you can do from anywhere across the country, just in time for half-term.

  • Harrow School online – your prayers answered?

    Combining Harrow's heritage with leading online tech, Harrow School Online offers co-ed learning for ages 16-18. We spoke to the new head for the full lowdown.

  • FREE specialist fitness class for tweens and teens

    The brilliant online FitLife Academy focuses on fun classes for 10-15 year olds. Try for free and, if they like it, use our Muddy exclusive deal to keep them active (and out of your hair) all month!

  • Stop fussing! And other lockdown lessons

    Parenting can be a little fraught when you're essentially under siege in your own house. So we decided to talk to our young people to find out what they think we could be doing better.

  • 6 reasons to consider InterHigh

    If you're one of the many parents considering an alternative to mainstream education right now, virtual school InterHigh could be the answer to your prayers.

  • 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 […]

  • 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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