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  • 12 festive winter light trails: Rutland, Leicestershire and beyond

    You glow, girl! At least, you will at one of these fabulously festive light trails to visit this festive season. Scarf on, boots strapped: let's admire some twinkling.

  • 14 PLACES TO MEET SANTA IN RUTLAND AND LEICESTERSHIRE THIS CHRISTMAS

    It's a moment we all remember from childhood - so make it a cracker, with fab local grottos, steam trains, magical winter wonderlands to breakfast with the man himself!

  • OH YES THEY ARE! 13 PANTOMIMES TO BOOK NOW!

    Love 'em or hate 'em, pantos are back this year. So dig out your stripy tights, winkle pickers, false eyelashes and wiggery, and book in for one of these local productions.

  • Skates on! 7 ice rinks to visit

    We're heading into the season of slip-sliding, wall-grabbing, and pirouetting. Skate queen or just here for the mulled wine, check out these festive ice rinks locally and nearby.

  • Kaboom! 14 fab fireworks displays

    Boom, buzz, BANG! Dazzling fireworks displays and bonfire bonanzas not to miss across Leicestershire and Rutland! Light 'em up, baby!

  • 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.

  • Frightful fun for Halloween

    From the best pumpkin picking patches to ghost hunting, broomstick riding and wand making, find out where to go for spooktacular fun across Leicestershire and Rutland.

  • 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.

  • Review: Bear Grylls Adventure

    Shark diving, swinging across a 65ft high rope course, archery and interactive skydiving – all on the outskirts of Birmingham. Read our verdict on Bear Grylls Adventure.

  • MUDDY’S AUGUST GUIDE

    No summer holiday booked? No problem. We've got free outdoor shows, a disco night for adults, comedy and more in Leicestershire and Rutland this month.

  • Have baby, will socialise!

    Mum of two Sara Payne runs baby and toddler classes across Leicestershire. So when she's not busy entertaining little ones, changing nappies or cleaning bottles, where does she like to take her own little ankle-biters?

  • 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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