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  • 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.

  • Festival of Sport: 7 Reasons to Book Right Now

    The starriest sporting event in the Norfolk calendar is coming to Holkham this summer. So dig out your trainers and start limbering up. It's going to be epic.

  • What’s On Easter 2021

    Slowly, slowly things are opening up, and the kids are about to be back knocking around for Easter hols. Here’s where to take the family locally for a very welcome change of scene.

  • Town Close Prep School, Norwich

    A stone's throw from Norwich city centre, Town Close Prep is a smart co-ed school that has wow-factor facilities, glorious outside space and a strong all-rounder offering.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 […]

  • Books for pre-schoolers

    Venture into a world of bad bunnies, bickering puffins and an otter who want to be king with these 10 brilliant picture books as chosen by The Cobham Bookshop.

  • Lockdown with teens!

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

  • 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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