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  • 34 ultimate outdoor meet-ups

    Walking is sooo Lockdown 3. We’re ready for some new outdoors activities with friends or family. Try one of these fresh ideas 2 hours drive from Leicestershire and Rutland.

  • What’s On locally this Easter? We know!

    Slowly, slowly things are opening up. Here’s where to take the family locally over the holidays for a very welcome change of scene.

  • Brooke House College

    A small and homely co-ed day and boarding school for 11-19 year olds in the beautiful, leafy town of Market Harborough, Leicestershire. It has a huge international intake (60 nationalities) and also boasts a top Football Academy.

  • Stamford Endowed Schools, Stamford (Lincs)

    Wellbeing and creative thinking are at the heart of this progressive, mixed co-ed and single-sex boarding school, where children are taught to stretch their horizons while nurturing community spirit.

  • Splash! Outdoor open swimming spots

    We’ve been in lockdown for what feels like FOREVER and now that there’s light at the end of tunnel, your morning walk may not cut it for much longer. The weather’s getting warmer so brush off the cobwebs, lift your mood, be at one with nature and dive into our guide to the best open […]

  • 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.

  • 6 fun things to do in the garden with kids

    Make a mini golf course, plant a garden in a jam jar and measure the height of a tree using your bum! Cabin fever begone with these cool gardening ideas kids will dig.

  • 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.

  • Best festive afternoon teas

    Christmas just wouldn't be the same without indulging in a festive afternoon tea. Here's some of the best ones to takeaway with options for the kids and dog too!

  • A trip to Winter Wonderland, Visit Conkers

    Singing reindeers, a story-telling owl, musical snowmen, a festive train and of course a jolly Santa. The mudlets experienced all this and more in the Winter Wonderland Forest Walk over at Visit Conkers.

  • 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.

  • Boo! 14 Halloween films for kids

    Halloween films that will scare not scar your kids for life, including brand new release The Witches, starring Anne Hathaway – available to stream right now.

  • 9 local spooky halloween events

    From a scary drive-in cinema to a terrifying Clown CarnEvil Maze. We've created a ghoulish guide to the best events to enjoy across Leicestershire and Rutland with the family and those who want something a little more terrifyingly gruesome. Mwwaahhhhhh!

  • 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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