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  • 7 oar-some spots to SUP and kayak in Cornwall

    When it's this hot there's only one thing for it - get on the water. Here's our pick of family-friendly places to paddle, plus options on watersports hire and picnic pitstops.

  • 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

  • 7 Cornish Tide Pools

    Take a dip at the beach without braving the waves. Cornwall’s pretty tide pools and lidos are ideal for kids and less confident swimmers.

  • Summer 2021

    We reckon we've nailed it - we've found activities for every age, from babies to teens. Read on for the best of art, sport, festivals, music and more in Cornwall in July and August 2021

  • 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.

  • 10 Cornish Museums to visit

    It's not just restaurants that open up inside this week! On International Museum Day here are ten Cornish favourites that we're looking forward to visiting again.

  • Half term in Cornwall May/June 2021

    Looking for some Cornish half-term fun? You've come to the right place - here's our Muddy picks for the week.

  • Top 5 beaches for bellyboarding in Cornwall

    Fancy a spot of bellyboarding? We asked Jamie Johnston of Dick Pearce Bellyboards to give us the inside line on his favourite beaches.

  • May’s top releases for Children’s Book Week

    It's Children's Book Week! Need some new reading material for your little bookbugs? These seven new releases should have them captivated (and quiet).

  • 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

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    Top kid friendly beaches in Cornwall

    With 400 miles of Cornish coastline, from sandy bays to hidden coves full of rockpools, we're spoilt for choice when it comes to beaches - but where to head with the kids for a day out at the beach?

  • Muddy Reviews: The Family Postcard

    Looking for a way to document your family stay-cation in Cornwall this year? We met Adj Brown, founder of The Family Postcard, for a family photoshoot in one of our favourite places.

  • Man the forts! Top Cornish castles

    Ready for a right royal day out? We've rounded up the best Cornish castles. Tiara (or sword) at the ready, let's go!

  • Muddy Walks: Bluebell Woods

    Half the world’s population of bluebells can be found in the UK and there are loads of gorgeous places to admire them in Cornwall. Here are a few of our favourites...

  • 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.

  • 10 of the best subscription boxes for kids

    Running on empty when it comes to entertaining the kids? Royal Mail comes up trumps with these brilliant subscription boxes – time to sit with a gin and wait for the postman.

  • 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.

  • Children's books

    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.

  • 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 […]

  • Kids driving you nuts? The best parenting books

    And we all thought parenting was hard BEFORE lockdown. Jeez! We've got five brilliant new books that promise to help.

  • Living in lockdown with teens – eek!

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

  • 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?

  • 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!

  • 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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