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  • Talking heads

    Meet Nik Pears, St Michael's Prep new Headteacher. What are the 5 key features he's looking to build on?

  • Open Day round-up!

    School searching? We've done a round-up of some of the best local schools we have reviewed so far on Muddy. Single line please...

  • School review: Dulwich Prep Cranbrook

    Three years after my first visit this popular rural prep goes back under the Muddy microscope... Class, listen up, and no talking at the back please!

  • St Edmund’s Nursery, Pre-Prep and Junior School

    If you are looking for a co-educational school with the prestigious wow factor, then St. Edmund's is possibly the one for you. Pencils at the ready!

  • Teen party – SORTED!

    Got a teen birthday to plan? Like the idea of a Glamping-themed celebration? Then you’ll want to know about Amchella Events and Sleepovers who also now hire the whole Outdoor Cinema set-up. Pass the popcorn and read the Muddy review here…

  • Go here: Bodiam Boating Station!

    Perfect for a family day out, group trip or adventure with your girlie mates - with every kind of boating you can imagine on offer.

  • 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.

  • Review: Wingham Wildlife Park

    A brilliantly, manageable-sized park set in a picturesque region of the county that boasts more species than any other zoo in Kent.

  • Fosse Bank: a school that has adapted

    These are ever-changing times indeed! We asked this perfectly positioned Hildenborough prep school to tell us about the changes they have put in place and what benefits this has brought to their children...

  • Kids’ summer clothing edit

    Anyone else's kids shot up a few inches during lockdown? We've got you covered with our pick of the coolest, colourful childrenswear to style out the summer.

  • 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 […]

  • Easter activities SORTED!

    Are you in Half-Term recovery mode? Now the kids are back at school (praise be), plan for an easier Easter with Barracudas Activity Day Camps – I reckon your ankle-biters will love it.

  • 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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