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    16 online ideas to keep kids busy

    Kids got cabin fever already? We've rounded up some of the best digital classes, from drawing, cooking to yoga, to keep 'em busy.

  • 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?

  • The best children books of the year!

    From toddlers to teens, Muddy's edit should give you ample inspiration for small people’s Christmas presents. Bookmark this pronto!

  • Just add sparkle!

    Lights, camera, Christmas! 10 twinkly trips and illuminated trails around Devon and beyond to add some sparkle to your Yule.

  • Review: The Depot Eatery

    Muddy puts pedal to the metal and motors to The Depot, a former garage and service station at Mullacott Cross near Ilfracombe. Fill her up, baby!

  • It’s Panto Time!

    Hi ho, hi ho, it's off to the theatre you go! Here are 15 of the perkiest pantos and festive shows in Devon. Get ready to heckle!

  • Halloween & half term sorted!

    No need to fear, Muddy is here! We've got your little darlings' Halloween and half-term covered with 24 spookilicious days out in Devon.

  • 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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    Blundell’s School, Tiverton, Devon

    Muddy says: A co-ed prep and senior school set in 90 acres, with a distinguished 400 year history steeped in trad values and modern teaching; the Blundell's blend works.

  • Students sing to save the planet

    Is your child kept up at night worrying about climate change? Here's how girls from one Devon school have decided to get vocal.

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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.

  • Sweetest summer fashion

    There's no shortage of gorgeous children's companies, but high street brand Joules is our pick for the best-dressed kids on the beach.

  • West Buckland School, Barnstaple

    Muddy says: A nurturing, non-hothousey co-ed day and boarding school in bucolic North Devon with acres of healthy air coast and countryside on its doorstep.

  • Hey parents, leave those kids alone!

    A new parenting manual urges us to back off and let our kids take the lead. Veteran teacher (and mother of three) Esther Wojcicki on why being a ‘panda mum’ is the way forward.

  • Cute babywear

    Is there a new little prince or princess in your family too? Click this way for the cutest newborn clothes around. Awwww!

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