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  • St Andrew’s, Pangbourne

    This bucolic co-ed prep school in the rolling hills of Berkshire is family-oriented, outdoorsy with great results – and the Duchess of Cambridge raves about it.

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    Lockdown literature for kids

    If the novelty of staying at home with your kids is wearing a bit thin, here are 14 brilliant books to keep them amused and out of the fridge for at least five minutes.

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    Get creative! 5 fun at-home classes for kids

    Stuck indoors? Internet to the rescue! We've rounded up some of the best digital classes to boost your kids' creativity and keep them engaged.

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    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.

  • 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.

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    Long Close School

    Muddy says: A highly-regarded co-ed day school in the Slough suburbs, rated excellent across the board, for 3-16 year olds.

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    Day trippers

    Half term's here (*smiles through gritted teeth*). Please the little people and save your sanity by checking out these 28 top family day trips.

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    Half term saviours

    Harrassed parents, breathe deep. We know 36 ways to entertain the kids across Berkshire - from Lego film courses and cookery to the theatre and days out. We've nailed it.

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    St George’s, Windsor Castle

    More than just a chi-chi address, St George's is a chorister school, with royal links, excellent academics and music oozing from every corner.

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    Ludgrove School, Wokingham

    Ludgrove is a boys' prep school in Wokingham, that's understated but not under the radar. Homely yet high achieving, it's a place where boys can be boys.

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    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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    Back-to-school essentials

    Holidays nearly over? Oh, what a *shame*! Sort your kids with our pick of everything they need for the new school term - and then it's a party round at mine.

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