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  • 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).

  • Brunch time! Where to eat the best meal of the day

    A bona fide excuse to drink before midday, plus, it's way easier to get a table booking for a morning slot. What are you waiting for? Bag brunch at one of these Sussex gems

  • 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

  • 16 stunning bluebell walks in Sussex

    Blooming 'eck! Bluebells are popping up in their thousands across Sussex. Here's where to find the best of them on your sprightly springtime walk.

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

    Looking for a walk with a difference, a break from the park or a picnic spot with a view? How about a castle, then, milady?

  • 25 things to do within two hours of home

    Are you ready to (gasp) leave your local area? From farm parks and city skylines to watersports and high ropes, here are the 25 best outdoors things to do within 2 hours of Sussex.

  • Atelier 21 Future School, Pease Pottage

    A unique educational offering inspired by Reggio Emilia, self-directed learning and other progressive approaches that promises to equip children with the skills they need for the future.

  • Handcross Park School, Handcross

    An innovative country day and boarding prep with excellent facilities, acres of parkland grounds, outstanding pastoral care and a trophy cabinet stuffed with awards.

  • What’s on this Easter in Sussex

    Adventure parks, egg hunts, Easter trails - there's heaps to keep the little ones busy this Easter in Sussex! Here's our pick of the action happening around the county.

  • Where to find ‘Flower Rain’ in Sussex

    Heard of the Japanese concept of Hanami? Meaning 'flower viewing', it's the practice of observing and enjoying the seasonal blossom of Spring. Here's our pick of Sussex blossom hotspots.

  • Meet the head of Sussex’s revolutionary new school

    Atelier 21 is the UK's first all-through school inspired by the inquiry-based Reggio Emilia approach. Muddy meets head Hayley Peacock to find out more.

  • Review: Cottesmore School, Pease Pottage

    A quintessential prep and pre-prep on the Sussex/Surrey border where fun is taken very seriously and children are meticulously prepared for the UK's leading public 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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