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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Where to see Santa in Cornwall 2020

    Meet the man in red himself as he appears across Cornwall - sometimes by sleigh, but even by steam!

  • 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!

  • Back to school

    Left the back to school shopping til the last minute? Uh huh, us too, but there's still time so instead of heading to the nearest supermarket and buying up whatever's left over, we're doing our shopping Muddy style and patronising these fab local, and not-so-local, indie labels and shops.

  • 15 unmissable things to do in Cornwall

    Whether it's your first time in Cornwall, or you're a local looking to explore something new, we've rounded up Kernow's unmissable beaches, days out, attractions and places to while away an afternoon or two.

  • The Parents’ Guide to Surviving Exam Results…

    ...because it's not just the kids who are bricking it on GSCE and A level results days this year!

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    Top kid friendly beaches

    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?

  • 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.

  • Kids Special: Cornwall 2020

    How to fill the long days of summer in Cornwall - more than 21 suggestions of events and activities for the kids, big and little.

  • 15 Cornish kid’s books for a virtual summer holiday

    Local Cornish authors and stories about Cornwall that your kids will love - packed with pirates, mermaids, fishermen, singing cats and selkies.

  • 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.

  • Bude Sea Tide Pool Cornwall

    5 Cornish Tide Pools & Lidos

    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.

  • 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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