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  • Best outdoor theatre shows

    Enjoy a spot of alfresco theatre this summer with everything from Macbeth to Mr Stink coming to an outdoor stage near you.

  • What’s on? May Half Term Guide

    From a panto adventure to digital theatre, outdoor cinema and children's cookery classes, find out how to keep the kids busy this May half-term.

  • 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.

  • What’s on? The May Muddy Guide

    We're finally here step 3 on the roadmap out of lockdown #hellofreedom! Check out Muddy's May What's on Guide to find out where to go, what to do and what to book now!

  • 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

  • Splash! Outdoor open swimming spots

    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 water swimming locations across Leicestershire and Rutland and beyond.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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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