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  • Wellington School, Wellington

    Muddy says: An academic curriculum, an innovative approach to sport and fitness, ace art and music – all makes for a genuine good all-rounder independent school for 3–18 year olds

  • Monkton Combe Prep School, Bath

    Muddy says: A Prep and Pre-Prep with Nursery/Kindergarten where the teaching is ambitious within a gentle pastoral setting, they keep alpacas and design their own racing cars

  • Monkton Combe Senior School, Bath

    Muddy says: A co-ed day and boarding school where failure is valued, pupils write their own school reports and personal development is as important as the excellent academics

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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.

  • Best kids’ movies this summer

    With the weather a bit unpredictable, it's a good week for a cinema trip. It'll keep 'em quiet for a couple of hours while you have a sneaky snooze, right?

  • If you go down to the woods today…

    You really are in for a big surprise. At the Hidden Woods outdoor activity centre there's 80 acres of forest to explore, with rope swings, dens, mud kitchens, bushcraft, campfires – and a Treebog loo

  • Summer hols guide

    What's on for big and little kids in and around Somerset and slightly beyond throughout July and August

  • Wet wet wet!

    Where to cool off when the heat is on: the Muddy pick of the best lidos, water parks and wild swimming near you

    • Outdoors adventures at the Mill on the Brue

      One of the best outdoor activity centres in the UK, offering super fun adventure days and summer camps for kids, is in Somerset – lucky us !

    • The Paragon School, Bath

      Muddy says: A family-orientated, nurturing Prep, Pre-prep and Pre-school with wonderful woodland activities and excellent art, music and sports

      • Bruton School for Girls, Bruton

        Muddy says: A progressive outlook combined with core values of co-operation and kindness, allows girls to reach their potential without ruthless competition or pushing

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