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  • School holidays incoming!

    What do you mean you don't have six weeks *plus* entertainment sorted for the school holidays yet? You do now! It's the Muddy guide to summer in Sussex. You're welcome.

  • 8 reasons to visit Weald & Downland Living Museum

    Summer holidays are looming, and we have just the ticket for a family-friendly day out: the Weald & Download Living Museum! Here are eight reasons why you need to hotfoot it over to Chichester, stat.

  • Best new kid’s reads, from picture books to YA

    From Olaf Falafel's Blob Fish to the pre-teen adventure novel snapped up by Netflix and Julia Walton's latest YA romance, we've got your family summer reads covered.

  • Seven reasons your kids will love Camp Beaumont this summer

    Wondering how to keep your child entertained during the long summer school holidays? Camp Beaumont offers fun, flexibility and a feast of fabulous activities for kids and teenagers.

  • Has the IB finally overtaken A levels as the smart choice for kids?

    The International Baccalaureate is admired by universities, respected by companies and gaining traction in the UK with online school Kings InterHigh offering the first ever fully-virtual IB from Sept 22. What’s the fuss about? We ask Head of Sixth Form Alessandro Capozzi

  • Six beautiful beach huts to book in Sussex

    Kick back and relax by the sea in style, in your own private beach hut! Perfect for sunny family getaways, seaside meals and special occasions. We've sniffed out some of the best in Sussex

  • Five reasons to join Godstone Farm’s Big Sleepover this summer!

    Diaries out- The Big Farm Sleepover is back on at Godstone Farm this summer - and here are five reasons why it's not to be missed!

  • Review: Stanmer Tea Rooms

    Stanmer Tea Rooms nestled at the foot of the South Downs is literally Muddy’s idea of heaven. In the heart of the village this quaint traditional café hides a quirky Alice In Wonderland surprise.

  • 16 great things to do this June half term!

    May half term crept up on you a bit too quickly this year? Don't worry, Muddy has you covered with the best family-friendly things to do over the hols right here in your hood.

  • Field of dreams – let’s do the Good Vibrations Society Festival

    Ah, summer festivals how we've missed you - and Good Vibrations this August in the Ashdown Forest is an absolute cracker, with a uniquely mellow, happy family vibe. Lanyards on let's do this!

  • Review: Beachcroft Beach Hut Suites, Felpham Beach

    Fancy snoozing to the sound of surf on shingle? These luxury beach front suites on the West Sussex coast are the perfect family staycation destination. Muddy checked in for some good old British seaside fun.

  • Family fun: Goodwood Festival of Speed

    Supercars, stunts...and more fun than you can shake a gearstick at. This summer family festival is all about making memories that will last a lifetime...

  • Stressed or unhappy child? Here’s how to help

    Have a kid that's struggling with their feelings? Take five and read these five nuggets of advice from author Poppy O'Neill before you tear your hair out.

  • Kids & eco anxiety: how to tackle it

    Getting past the doom and gloom to focus on positive action isn't always easy - but here's how from Leisa Stewart-Sharpe, who's written books for Sir David Attenborough's TV series

  • Christmas gift guide: for tweens & teens

    Wondering what to get those mopey teens? From TikTok gadgets to trendy fashion to the all-important skincare, here are 28 hand-picked gift ideas they'll love (even if they won't admit it).

  • 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

  • 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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