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  • 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!

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    Man the forts! The best castles within 90 minutes

    Ready for a right royal day out over half term? We've rounded up 10 of the coolest castles in Leicestershire and Rutland and beyond that are open to visit. Tiara at the ready, let's go!

  • Outdoor activities to enjoy this October half term

    From den building to paddle boarding, just a few of the fun and quirky outdoor activities to get them involved in across Leics and Rutland. Get booking now.

  • How to manage back-to-school anxiety

    With the nation’s schoolchildren back to school, it’s a tense time for everyone. So, how, as parents, should we control our fears? Muddy finds out.

  • Boredom buster! 8 summer day trips

    Fancy hopping out of county for the afternoon? Pack a picnic, bundle the kids in the car and head off to one of these family fun sites for the day.

  • 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.

  • 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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