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  • 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!

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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.

  • New Forest Activities Canoe Slide

    Canoe believe it?

    Paddles at the ready! Muddy takes to the water on a family canoeing adventure in the New Forest.

  • Cute babywear

    Is there a new little prince or princess in your family too? Click this way for the cutest newborn clothes around. Awwww!

  • Walhampton Slide Menu

    Walhampton School

    Muddy says: This pre- and prep has a strong academic record, lots of wonderfully quirky features for non-conventional kids and even its very own sailing lake.

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    Highfield and Brookham Schools, Liphook

    Muddy says: This pre-prep and prep school offer a whopping 175 acres of space for kids to run around in while they excel academically.

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    Meoncross School, Stubbington

    Muddy says: This independent co-ed for ages 2.5 - 16, is situated just outside of Fareham and boasts a real family vibe and an epic Beach School.

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