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  • Clear the diary for Living Crafts

    Spring fayres, craft markets and shopping in general - how we've missed it! So news that Living Crafts is coming to Cirencester is hugely exciting, read on for what to expect at this terrific, three-day crafty extravaganza.

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    Sip, shop and scoff: A day at fabulous Five Valleys

    A year of pent-up retail therapy yearning to be sated? Whisk yourself off to the newest and most fabulous retail-meets-dining destination in the Cotswolds.

  • 30 Outdoor meet-ups within 2 hours

    Are you ready to (gasp) leave your local area? From A aqua parks and city skylines to llama treks, theme parks and boating lakes, here are the 30 best outdoors things to do within 2 hours of Glos and Worcs.

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    Thrill out at Aztec Adventure’s Activity Centres

    No need to drive all the way to the coast for some water-based action, say hello to one of Worcs best kept secrets - a spectacular aquapark where you can bounce, slide, boat and glide.

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    6 Places to go blossom-bathing

    Head for one of these gorgeous, sweet-scented walks near you. As these candy-crush stunners sweep into life through our shires we've found the best places to go blossom-bathing.

  • 16 Family activities to do this Easter

    Looking for ideas to keep the kids entertained this Easter? You're in luck - here are 16 brilliant things to do as a family over the holidays.

  • No Easter childcare? We’ve got it sorted

    Can’t bear to have kids lolling around the house over the Easter hols? No fear: help is at hand with the return of Ultimate Activity Camps across the Muddy counties.

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    What’s On in Glos & Worcs in 2021

    Oh fun we MISSED you! ... Want to know what's on in 2021? Of course you do. It's time to up the fun factor as we come out of lockdown, and we've found 25 brilliant events that look set to go ahead.

  • 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.

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    How to help kids in 2021

    It's the question on most of our lips. Just how do we help our children cope with lockdown and everything that brings? We talked to headteachers at two top Glos and Worcs schools to find out their advice.

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    7 fun things to do in the garden with kids

    Make a mini golf course, plant a jam jar garden and measure a tree with your bum! Cabin fever begone with these cool gardening ideas kids will dig.

  • 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!

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    10 Best Snowdrop Walks

    Let me out! ... (locally of course). How better to get some fresh air and exercise than with a mood-boosting meander through thousands of pretty snowdrops. Check out where you can go in Glos & Worcs.

  • 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.

  • 10 of the best subscription boxes for kids

    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 postman.

  • How to manage back-to-school anxiety

    With the nation’s schoolchildren poised to go back to school, it’s a tense time for everyone. So, how, as parents, should we control our fears? Muddy finds out.

  • Children's books

    10 books for younger kids

    Kids have had a lot on their plates: no school, no play dates, and slim chance of a summer of fun in the sun. Here's 10 great book for ages 5-8 to create a fictional escape route from the madness.

  • 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 […]

  • Kids driving you nuts? The best parenting books

    And we all thought parenting was hard BEFORE lockdown. Jeez! We've got five brilliant new books that promise to help.

  • Living in lockdown with teens – eek!

    Here are 20 things to do that might encourage your teenagers to get out of bed by midday – or at the very least by least by nightfall (fingers crossed).

  • 5 things I’ve learned about motherhood

    Acclaimed author (and Muddy favourite) Clover Stroud is in the midst of raising her 5 children. Miraculously she's found time to write a book about it all. Here's a taster.

  • J’adore/ J’abhor

    Parlez-vous teen slang? The language barrier has always been a problem when it comes to parent/child communications. Do you find the way your little darlings speak totally basic or, like, lit?

  • 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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