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  • What’s on this month in Norfolk?

    If you're anything like me you'll actually kind of hate the end of the summer holidays and the return of boring old routine. So you'll be needing something to look forward to. Here's how to cheer yourself up in September.

  • Superflashy Newsflash – Look out look out, there’s a Banksy about…

    We all knew a genuine Banksy when we saw one didn't we? Er...make that 10 genuine Banksys. The infamous hooded dude has been at work just as we were looking the other way. Go Big or Go Home.

  • Watersports – here’s how to enjoy Norfolk’s most distinctive feature

    Surrounded on 3 sides by the sea, 90 miles of coastline and 125 miles of waterways, from city channels to secret river valleys...Norfolk's defined by water. Here's how to get out and enjoy it.

  • Muddy’s insider guide to Norfolk

    Stunning beaches, beautiful broads and bijou boltholes plus a vibrant capital city – Norfolk is one of our favourite year-round staycation destinations. Ready to 'Do Different'?

  • August’s best reasons to go out whatever the weather…

    Grab your brollies coz it's the good old British summertime! Rain never stops play in Norfolk and there's loads to do so get outside and make the most of August. The sun'll come out tomorrow.

  • 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

  • School Holidays are GO

    Right we've spent quite enough time on the sofa thanks very much. Summer's here, school's out and life is for living. We're all sorted out from toddlers to teens. Let's go!

  • 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.

  • It’s Children’s Book Week! Check out May’s top releases for little bookbugs.

    To celebrate Children's Book Week we asked our friends Leanne and Dan at Norwich's Bookbugs & Dragon Tales to recommend their top pick of this month's new releases for the young and young at heart.

  • Best Summer Beaches in Norfolk

    Summer's coming (no, really, it is!) so we've got the inside scoop on the best Norfolk beaches for all tastes. Buckets at the ready! Just add ice and champagne. Well what else is that bucket for?!

  • 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

  • 12 of the best things to do within 2 hours of home

    Are you ready to (gasp) leave your local area? From treetop adventures and wildlife hotspots to Britain's busiest port, here are the 12 best outdoors things to do within 2 hours of Norfolk.

  • How to look after your child’s mental health

    After an unsteady year of lockdowns, school closures, and frightening news, many kids are struggling with their mental health. We talked to Town Close School about what can be done.

  • 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 […]

  • 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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