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  • Muddy’s best Boxing Day walks

    Wrap up warm and go in search of your own winter wonderland across Cov & Warks over Christmas and New Year.

  • Best new children’s books for 2020

    Looking for stocking fillers? Or perhaps just a gift that keeps giving once Christmas is long gone? Look no further - here are the best books for every age, from tiddlers to pre-teens.

  • Outdoor fun at Compton Verney this Christmas

    Warwickshire's Compton Verney has lined up some brilliant kid-friendly events including a winter fire garden, woodland trails and new Christmas present trail!

  • RSC’s new ‘living’ advent calendar window trail

    See the Christmas lights and countdown to December 24 on the RSC's new immersive shop window trail dotted around Stratford-upon-Avon.

  • Light at the end of the tunnel!

    With so many indoor festivities reined in this Christmas by Tier 3 restrictions Warwick Castle‘s new brilliantly imaginative after-dark Light Trail offers some much needed festive sparkle and multi-sensory escapism.

  • 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.

  • Boredom buster! October half-term day trips

    Fancy hopping out of county for the afternoon? Then bundle the kids in the car and head off to one of these sites dedicated to family fun.

  • 10 of the best kids subscription boxes

    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 post.

  • Review: a socially-distanced seaside family break near the New Forest

    Fancying a post-lockdown seaside staycation within a three-hour drive? Pack a picnic and bucket and spade and head to the beach for a long socially-distanced weekend...

  • Scholarship Day, Moreton Hall, Shropshire, Fri Oct 16

    Miss the Virtual Open Day? No worries, check out the Scholarship Guide, read our review and find out more about entry here...

  • 27 October half term saviours

    Half term's looming but don't be afraid, we've sorted the fun with 19 brilliant things to do in Warwickshire, the West Midlands and beyond to keep the little people entertained.

  • 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 […]

  • 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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