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  • Best pumpkin patches in Sussex

    Planning to pick up your pumpkin this weekend? Head to one of Sussex's best pumpkin patches with the kids for an Insta-worthy day out.

  • Hurst College, Hurstpierpoint

    Hurst, as it's affectionately known is a large yet friendly co-ed contender with high academics and exceptional pastoral care.

  • The Muddy Sussex half term guide

    After lockdown fatigue are you all out of ideas to amuse the kids this half term? Look no further. From aliens to street dance classes we know what’s on in Sussex

  • The Muddy Sussex half term guide

    After lockdown fatigue are you all out of ideas to amuse the kids this half term? Look no further. From aliens to street dance classes we know what’s on in Sussex

  • Gotta have it: Cocobanana nightlights

    Looking for the perfect nightlight for your little one? These unicorn ceramic lights from local brand Cocobanana are just too cute. And they come in other shapes, too!

  • Sussex schools Open Days reminder!

    Now that schools can welcome guests it's time to book those autumn open days. Sync your diaries….Muddy has done all the admin legwork for you.

  • Review: Tom’s Midnight Garden

    Looking for a special and screen-free summer afternoon the kids will love? Take 'em to this charming and emotive midsummer ballet based on a children's classic.

  • Rabbit Patch Day Nursery, Plummers Plain, Horsham

    This friendly nursery for children aged up to five is purpose-built with a huge and varied outdoor space for children to learn, play and enjoy the best parts of childhood.

  • 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

  • Claremont School, East Sussex – Early Years, Pre-Prep and Prep

    The nursery and prep school campus of this all-through, co-ed East Sussex school has a sprawling country site and a get-stuck-in ethos.

  • Claremont School, East Sussex – Senior School and Sixth Form

    Claremont is an impressive all-through school for boys and girls aged 3 to 18, set across two sites in the heart of East Sussex. Find out all about the senior school and sixth form.

  • 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.

  • 10 of the best subscription boxes for kids

    Running on empty when it comes to entertaining the kids? Royal Mail comes up trumps with these brilliant subscription boxes – time to sit with a gin and wait for the postman.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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