Nothing I like to see more on Muddy than a story about mud! The Mud Kids obstacle race was held near Dorking on Sunday, and Muddy’s Tracy Wells was there with her family.Read more
As a draconian, evil mother who tries to limit my kids’ screen time (boo! hiss!), I’m all for getting children active in the fresh air, moving something more than just their thumbs. But it can be hard to get kids motivated to get outside, so I asked the sporty types at Athletix Kidz – a Surrey-based athletics play programme for kids aged 2 ½ to 7 years old – for their top tips on how to get kids moving.Read more
Squeals of excitement when we heard The Twits were coming to The Rose Theatre in Kingston this Easter. Roald Dahl’s funny story of this spiteful and vindictive couple who live together in their windowless house with the Muggle-Wumps, a family of pet monkeys who they’re not very nice to, has long been a favourite in the Muddy Surrey house.
So when I was lucky enough to get down and dirty with Robert Pickavance and Jo Mousley – aka Mr and Mrs Twit – I couldn’t help but hurl a few quick-fire questions at them. And they didn’t disappoint.Read more
It’s come around fast don’t you think, but begads we’re prepared for you, Easter hols! Muddy Stilettos will not be defeated by children or boredom (or, um, both) and so here, for your delectation, is the definitive, comprehensive, curated, totally indispensable Muddy Guide to the Easter holidays. For Easter Egg hunts, click here.Read more
Planning a trip to London this Easter? Check out what some of the big museums and attractions in the capital (and just outside) have running at the moment. In fact some of these are on into Easter and beyond…Read more
Right, hold onto your hats, here comes the Muddy Guide to the best Easter egg hunts and trails these holidays. And for those days when you don’t want the kiddos stuffing their faces with chocolate there’s my super duper guide to all things fun for small people right here. Pour yourself a big gin and repeat after me: “I can do this.”
Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt – Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey – 1 to 17 April
Take the family back in time and join the first ever Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt around the home and gardens of Henry VIII.Read more
Science, theatre, craft and music workshops, trails and much more to help you keep kids amused this half term. Some are drop offs, some are even free. Grab your diary and get plotting.Read more
Do you like a good poo joke? I’ll bet you know a child who does.
The stage production of David Walliam’s The First Hippo on the Moon blasted off at, appropriately enough, the Royal Hippodrome in Eastbourne recently and there were poo jokes – not to mention gross sound effects – aplenty. It moves this week to G Live in Guildford. Our Muddy Sussex editor, Debbie was at the Hippo launch, and here’s what she had to say about it.Read more
It’s safe to peer above the parapet, here comes the bumper Muddy half-term guide to what’s on in Surrey, and beyond! Welcome to the most replete, carefully-curated, exhaustively researched local guide we’ve ever produced!Read more
What? Where? Cumnor House School for Girls is an independent prep school on Woodcote Lane, within Purley’s gated Webb Estate. As independent schools go, first impressions are pretty impressive. Woodcote Lane is wide and tree-lined, and there’s a driveway into the school that curves around in front of the main school building. There have been later buildings added, but they blend well with the original building. There’s a country feel to this school, despite its suburban location.Read more