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  • The best spring walks near you

    Spring has well and truly sprung, and the forget-me-nots are out! Here's our pick of the 5 best family-friendly walks around Wiltshire that come into their own this season. 

  • Leehurst Swan School, Salisbury

    Muddy says: Want a one-stop, pastoral education for your family? This friendly, co-ed, all through to 16 day school with a pre-school on site is small but perfectly formed.

  • Virtual School Open Days

    Looking for a school in these strange times? These prep and senior schools have arranged spectacular virtual open days for the coming weeks. Sit on your sofa and surf your perfect choie!

  • Walk & pub combos in Wilts and beyond

    The sun's out, the pubs are reopening and that can only mean one thing - a Muddy guide to the best places to stride and scoff around the county.

  • St Margaret’s Prep

    We love this lively, ambitious prep school with stunning facilities and a nurturing, community atmosphere. A thriving independent day school, well worth a look!

  • Warminster Prep, Warminster

    Muddy says: The younger sibling to the co-ed day and boarding school on the edge of Salisbury Plain where bright-eyed kids and teachers exude confidence and a love of life.

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    Warminster School, Wiltshire

    Muddy says: A co-ed, all-through day and boarding school on the edge of Salisbury Plain that prides itself on nurturing happy, confident and community-spirited pupils.

  • Why performing arts at schools matter

    Dauntsey's School in Devizes powers the confidence of its pupils through a vibrant performing arts and music programme. Read on for the secret of their success.

  • 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!

  • The secrets of successful online learning

    With another lockdown looming, parents' attention is turning once again to the quality of online teaching. Here's how Salisbury Cathedral School are aceing it.

  • 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.

  • Leehurst Swan – how they do it

    With yet another stretch of lockdown upon us, how are we all faring with homeschooling?

  • 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.

  • 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 […]

  • 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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