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  • October Half Term: Sorted

    Half term looms, so what to do with the little monsters? Never fear, Muddy to the rescue with the lowdown on things to do - ghoulish or otherwise.

  • 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.

  • What’s on in Wiltshire in August – updated!

    We've got plenty of ideas for summer time easy living in Wiltshire. From surfing and outdoor music to fine dining and garden tours, we've got it covered.

  • Have you been to Salisbury lately?

    Heritage meets contemporary cool in Wiltshire's only city - read on for our guide to the best bars, restaurants, things to do as well as under-the-radar highlights.

  • Best Beaches in The South & South West

    Heading beach-wise over the summer? Then check out our guide to 18 of the best within reach of Wiltshire, including the inside line on what to do, where to eat and where to go for that all important sundowner

  • 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

  • Summer holidays in Wiltshire – What’s on for kids

    The holidays - a chance to reconnect with your little darlings for six whole weeks or more. Don’t reach for the gin just yet, get your hands on our trusty guide to clubs, camps and day’s out instead.

  • Where to park your picnic

    We’ll be heading to these Wiltshire beauty spots when the sun’s shining, with Lily Allen's words ringing in our ears. Altogether now, I believe that it's called al fresco...

  • Awesome vineyards to visit: a turn around the best of the West

    English wine is totally having a moment, and as it's English Wine Week what better way to support than by quaffing some of our West Country faves.

  • Buckle up for the Muddy gin flight

    The Muddy gin flight is ready for take off. Fasten your seatbelts for a world tour of six countries and seven gins. Hangover turbulence to be expected.

  • School review: St Mary’s Calne

    On the hunt for a nurturing girls school offering strong academic results AND a picture-perfect rural setting? We're looking at you St Mary's Calne.

  • 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.

  • 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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