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  • 22 Muddy-approved attractions in Sussex

    From the big-beast tourist destinations to our cool insider alternatives, read on for our pick of 22 unmissable attractions in Sussex.

  • St Andrew’s Prep, Eastbourne

    A forward-thinking seaside prep school in an enviable location with a focus on bringing out the best in all children and developing creativity, thinking skills and self-expression.

  • How to manage back-to-school anxiety

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

  • (Wo)Man the forts! Castles and hillforts to visit in Sussex

    From crumbling ruins to moated fortresses straight out of the Chaucer era and stunning hilltop views, here's where to go for your history (and Instagram) fix.

  • Back to school

    Left the back to school shopping til the last minute? Uh huh, us too, but there's still time so instead of heading to the nearest supermarket and buying up whatever's left over, we're doing our shopping Muddy style and patronising these fab local, and not-so-local, indie labels and shops.

  • Beachside Eats: The coolest coastal cafes in Sussex

    Heading to the beach? You'll be wanting somewhere to eat, then. How about a laid-back beach cafe serving top quality grub al fresco? Coming right up, milady.

  • Life’s a beach! The best places to hit the water in Sussex

    Bustling beaches, watersports, lidos and quiet, sandy havens - dive in at our pick of the best coastal and open-air hotspots around Sussex.

  • Lessons from Lockdown: What headteachers learned

    Three Sussex heads on the lessons of lockdown, kids' mental health, taking tech into the classroom and how parents can support their children from September onwards.

  • Sussex new restaurants

    Eat out to Help Out! Where to get a discount in Sussex

    Sick of cooking? Good news - from 3 Aug, you can get a 50% discount on your dinner and drinks when you eat in, and even better news, no washing up.

  • Children's books

    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.

  • 25 brilliant things to do with the kids this summer

    School's out! Hurrah! Only, er, it's been out since late March. Never mind, now the holidays are officially here and doors are opening here's 25 sure-fire hits for little, and not-so-little, ones this summer.

  • Is this the dreamiest garden in Sussex?

    Brush up on your garden design or just relax in stunning surroundings at Denmans, a romantic and intimate Sussex country garden.

  • 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 […]

  • Kids driving you nuts? The best parenting books

    And we all thought parenting was hard BEFORE lockdown. Jeez! We've got five brilliant new books that promise to help.

  • Living in lockdown with teens – eek!

    Here are 20 things to do that might encourage your teenagers to get out of bed by midday – or at the very least by least by nightfall (fingers crossed).

  • 5 things I’ve learned about motherhood

    Acclaimed author (and Muddy favourite) Clover Stroud is in the midst of raising her 5 children. Miraculously she's found time to write a book about it all. Here's a taster.

  • Easter activities SORTED!

    Are you in Half-Term recovery mode? Now the kids are back at school (praise be), plan for an easier Easter with Barracudas Activity Day Camps – I reckon your ankle-biters will love it.

  • 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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