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  • 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.

  • What’s Open

    Catch up with all of Muddy's handpicked local attractions that have flung their (outdoor, socially distanced) doors back open. Hurrah!

  • The most Instagrammable spots in Sussex

    Rake in the likes and follows with your own take on these classic Sussex outdoor landmarks and beauty spots.

  • How you can help your child’s mental health

    Anxious, stressed, unhappy, obsessed with social media - just a few words regularly used to describe kids. Here's how parents can help, in the words of young people themselves.

  • Recipe: Elderflower Cordial from the Elderflower Fields team

    Nothing heralds summer like the scent of elderflowers. Here's a gorgeous cordial recipe from the team behind Elderflower Fields festival.

  • 15 stunning Sussex walks

    Strike out on one of these lovely lockdown-friendly circular walks taking in the hills, mills, forests, fields and coasts of Sussex.

  • 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).

  • DIY Forest School – make your own mud kitchen

    Kids bored and glued to screens? Get them outside with Muddy's resident Forest School leader. First up, make your own mud kitchen.

  • Hurst College, Hurstpierpoint

    Muddy says: One of the best-known schools in Sussex, set on a large site, with excellent exam results and a ‘have a go’ ethos that seeks to enthuse pupils to excel beyond their books.

  • Homeschooling: The Muddy inside guide

    So. The kids are off school indefinitely thanks to coronavirus. You're at home indefinitely thanks to coronavirus. Here's your insiders guide to surviving homeschooling.

  • Your best Mother’s Day

    Put down the petrol-station bouquet. Step away from the £2.99 box of chocolates. Here's how to wow Mum this Mother's Day. (If you're Mum, it's absolutely fine to print this out and leave it around the house, email it to everybody's phone, and have it open on all your browsers.)

  • 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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    Back-to-school essentials

    Holidays nearly over? Oh, what a *shame*! Sort your kids with our pick of everything they need for the new school term - and then it's a party round at mine.

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