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  • Durlston Court

    Durlston Court Preparatory School

    This small co-ed prep school near the Dorset border has a real family feel, excellent academic results and even has its very own ceramics studio.

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    The magic of Christmas

    Fancy a visit to Santa's workshop, without the long trip to the North Pole? Well, you're in luck because he's heading to nearby Surrey - lean in close and I'll tell you all about this brilliant 2.5 hour immersive and magical festive experience.

  • 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!

  • Princes Mead School

    Prince’s Mead, Winchester

    Muddy says: British traditionalism meets Scandi modernity at this friendly, inclusive day school. Along with excellent academics, there's a big emphasis here on green living, outdoor learning and a total abundance of bucolic charm.

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    Farnborough Hill

    Muddy says: This all-girls day school located in Farnborough is packed with quirky heritage buildings, excellent academics and is all about building strong independent women for the future.

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    Embley, Romsey

    Muddy says: As well as a brand spanking new name to represent big leaps forward, Embley School in Romsey is a warm, unstuffy environment for kids to utterly thrive in.

  • Farleigh School Andover

    Farleigh School, Andover

    Muddy says: This bucolic Catholic co-ed prep has a strong family vibe, excellent academic results and a real panache for music, drama and the arts.

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    Twyford Prep School, Hants

    Muddy says: This Hampshire prep is a cosy school with a strong sporting pedigree and an impressive curriculum that encourages creative thinking.

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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.

  • St John's College Southsea

    St John’s College, Southsea

    Muddy says: A non-selective day/boarding school for kids aged 2-18 in the heart of Southsea with a strong reputation for consistent academics, sporting achievements and all-round stability.

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      Things to do with the kids this summer

      Stuck on what to do with your children for SIX whole weeks? Don't panic, Muddy has you covered with the best bits of Hants & IoW.

    • 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.

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      The best lidos & splash parks

      Get a good dose of Vitamin D and splashy fun with our top picks for outdoor lidos and pools in Hants & IoW.

    • 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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