Kids

  • Top 10 chapter books for kids

    With Whit holidays on the horizon take some literary inspiration to get the kids imaginations whirring

  • Step away from the screens

    Overstretched parents, tech-addicted kids and, shockingly, exercise levels dropping from the age of seven – what can be done to help children get moving again?

  • Waendel walking on sunshine

    The Muddy household looks forward to this weekend for lots of reasons. It’s dog and kid friendly, you don’t have to be super-fit to take part, and there are numerous watering holes on every route

  • Muddy Best Schools Guide #6: Bosworth College

    Bosworth caters to a variety of needs for students other pursuits and creates a timetable that enables sport and study, both to a high level. They look at each candidate as an individual and design a solution to suit their needs. A hearty thumbs up from Ms Muddy!

  • 10 brilliant things to do this week…

    We’ve got glamour, we’ve got St Georges day and the rug rats have gone back to school! The county has more than its fair share of indoor and outdoor fun on offer, so pour a coffee, pull up a pew and enjoy the silence while you plan your week’s fun! Las Vegas Party Night, Whittlebury Hall, […]

  • What’s on until 30 March:

    This week the What’s on has a distinctly maternal feel to it.  It’s Mothering Sunday on 26 March, and whilst there are lots of other fun activities to be getting on with around the county, this Muddy thinks it’s time to put Mum first. A Tribute to George Michael, Kettering Park Hotel, Friday 24 March […]

  • It’s a vintage What’s on until 16 March

    I’m a vintage chick, I admit it. Give me those 50’s lipsticks, and a retro seat on which to park my Muddy posterior, charge me a vintage champagne in antique crystal glasses and you’ll have friend for life.  There’s lots going on in the county this week, but theres also a definite nod to the good […]

  • 12 cool things to get you off the sofa this week

    It’s up to us Northamptonshire types to make up our minds this week. Do we go out, do we stay in? If Storm Doris didn’t put you off there are plenty of outdoor pursuits to keep you and yours fit and healthy (wrap up warm though). On the other hand, our theatres are putting on […]

    • High Five Northants – Bargain Days Out

      It’s almost March, and I don’t know about you, but I’m still paying off the excesses of last Chrimbo (I really don’t remember ordering proper Champagne in the restaurant that time, doh). In a bid to counteract me sitting at home and feeling sorry for myself, Muddy contributor Lucy Banwell has curated the best free days out in Northants. […]

    • Muddy Guide – 9 great day trips for half term

      Didn’t quite make it to skiing this half term? Nope, me neither! But who cares, for we have delights aplenty in Blighty and not just out on our doorstep. Here are some great options if you fancy a day trip out. Warwick Castle Half term week for schools in Warwickshire is 20 – 24 Feb fact fans, […]

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