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  • 13 amazing things to do this half term

    Will the region's children be bored senseless, running circles around the kitchen table? Not on our watch! We've got exhibitions, crafts, and fun galore for teens and tots alike.

  • A Bard for all ages: 9 fab events to celebrate Shakespeare

    Feeling cultured? You will be after a weekend in gorge Stratford-upon-Avon celebrating the Bard's 458th birthday. Expect walks, talks and of course, the theatre, dah-ling.

  • Review: Highly Sprung: Sprung Youth, Coventry

    Have an aspiring thespian in the family? We might have just the place. Muddy Warwickshire's Georgina took her Mudlet to check out this physical theatre company.

  • 22 local things to do with the kids this Easter

    Easter holidays alert! Panicked about what to do with them? Not on our watch: we've found fabulous activities from fast cars and tractors to wildlife and crafts for toddlers, kids, and teens in Warks and the West Mids.

  • Review: Lucky Tails Alpaca Farm

    Looking for pretty much a guaranteed good day out with the kids come rain or shine? Muddy Warwickshire’s Georgina took her two Mudlets to check out this cute farm nestled in the countryside.

  • Edgbaston High Prep School

    On the outskirts of central Birmingham sits this outstanding all-rounder for girls with top facilities and great pastoral care.

  • Review: The Wave waterpark

    Whether it’s enjoying the waterslides or chilling on the lazy river, Coventry’s award-winning inclusive waterpark The Wave is always fun. There's Easter sessions for half term too!

  • Bilton Grange Prep School, Rugby

    Shortlisted for Pre-Prep school of the Year in the TES awards 2021, this happy and family-orientated co-ed boarding and day prep school merged with nearby Rugby School in January 2020.

  • Warwick Junior School, Warwick

    Set on the 50-acre site of one of Britain's oldest surviving schools, there's nothing stuck in the past about this warm, nurturing and creative day school for boys aged 7 to 11 in beautiful Warwick.

  • Flipping fabulous! Where to eat this Pancake Day

    Can't be bothered with the faff of Pancake Day? Drop the spatula and make a reservation at one of these eateries instead.

  • 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

  • Myddelton College, Denbigh, North Wales

    A go-getter, non-selective co-ed boarding school based in jaw-dropping natural surroundings. Myddelton's emphasis on elite sport and all-rounder credentials are an immediate attraction.

  • 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).

  • Adcote School for Girls, Shropshire

    This small, non-selective school manages to be a triple threat in academics, sports, and pastoral care all at once. The last five years have seen it turn from middle-of-the-road to national contender.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • How to help your kids get the careers they want

    It’s never been tougher for young people to find a foothold on the labour market so how, as parents, can we help them get ahead?

  • 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 […]

  • 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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