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  • light trail

    15 Twinkly light trails to visit

    You glow, girl! At least, you will at one of these fabulously festive light trails to visit across Glos, Worcs and beyond. Scarf on, hot choc at the ready, time to head out on a magical wintery walk.

  • santa

    Naughty or nice? 15 Places to meet Santa

    Want to see the big fella this Christmas? Up the magic factor and book in to see Santa at one of these places in Glos & Worcs. From Santa Trains and making gingerbread with his elves to Santa on skies! Pick your experience here.

  • ice rink

    Skates on! 8 best ice rinks near you

    We're heading into the season of slip-sliding, wall-grabbing, and pirouetting. Skate queen or just here for the mulled wine, check out these festive ice rinks - all within an hour of Glos & Worcs!

  • school

    Bredon School, Tewkesbury

    A nurturing boarding and day co-ed for ages 7 to 18 located in idyllic countryside, Bredon is a first choice for a holistic education.

  • school

    Cheltenham Prep, Cheltenham

    A gently-selective co-ed with a progressive ethos rooted in deep traditions, this prestigious Prep is redefining itself as an all-rounder in the heart of Regency Cheltenham.

  • lights

    What’s On November

    Where to go for fun in Glos and Worcs this month? How about one of these 28 brilliant ideas. From Christmas wreath workshops to pop-up rinks, pantos and light trails ... all the best things to do in one fabulous bundle.

  • fireworks

    Kaboom! 8 Fab firework displays

    Roll up roll up it's the best bangers and bonfires in Glos & Worcs. Want to know where to head for fireworks and fiery fun this Fireworks night? From sparkles set to music to bonfires with a fairground and food, find one here.

  • shoes in leaves

    11 Incredible autumn colour walks

    Hot chocolate by the gallon, cosy scarves, crunchy leaves beneath your wellies. Little compares with an autumnal walk. Want to know where to catch the best colour this season? Find the most spectacular strolls (with pit-stops) here.

  • 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.

  • pumpkins

    P-p-p-pick up a pumpkin! 6 Best patches

    C'mon, it's time to prep for Halloween! Head to one of these local farms and make the kids put the legwork in before they can start carving. Check out these seriously visit-worthy pumpkin patches in Glos and Worcs.

  • halloween girls

    26 Brilliant things to do this half term

    School's out and it's Halloween - a double whammy that calls for Muddy's un-putdownable half-term guide. Want to know how to keep them happy? Whether you're herding toddlers or teens we've got something guaranteed to keep them busy.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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