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  • 15 right royal knees-ups for Jubilee weekend

    Break out the bunting - the big weekend is just around the corner! In honour of HRH it only seems right to give you a regal run-down of the Jubilee parties in Wilts this bank holiday. One is in for an excellent time.

  • How to spend a stylish 48 hours in Salisbury

    Gothic architecture meets modern glamour in Wiltshire's only city - and we've found the best of both. Read on for our guide to the most Muddy bars, restaurants, shops, things to do and under-the-radar highlights you must not miss. Oh, and wine. We almost forgot the wine.

  • Feeling blue? 9 beautiful bluebell walks in Wiltshire

    We've never been so eager to see these little harbingers of spring - we need that bolt of blue in our lives! Here are the best Wiltshire spots to get that fix - have we forgotten any?

  • Easter’s upon us! 25 local things to do with kids

    Easter holidays alert! Panicked about what to do with them? Not on our watch: we've found 25 fabulous, local family activities across Wilts. Easy peasy.

  • The best spring walks near you

    Spring is here, which means it's time to stretch those legs. Here's our pick of the 5 best family-friendly walks around Wiltshire that come into their own this season. 

  • 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

  • Why mental health is as important as physical health at school

    Ann Jackson, Deputy Head, Pastoral at Dauntsey’s School in Devizes, explains why wellbeing is at the forefront of the school’s mind and the steps they’ve taken to ensure students feel happy, secure and supported during these trying times

  • 18 of the best things to do in Wiltshire this month

    Pop-up candle shops, flower arrangement workshops and self-care wellness retreats – February 2022 is set to be a good one

  • Godolphin School, Salisbury

    An inspiring day and boarding school in Salisbury for girls aged 3-18, hitting its marks in everything from academics to art and sport in a supportive family atmosphere.

  • Wiltshire half term guide: fun things for all ages

    And just like that, it's almost half term. Whether you've got teens or toddlers, here's how to keep them busy

  • Snowdrops in Wiltshire: where to see them 2022

    We like to think of snowdrops as the first sign of spring. Here are the best spots in Wiltshire to catch a glimpse of the pretty white blooms

  • 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

  • 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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