Kids

  • The First Hippo on the Moon

    David Walliams is coming to Letchworth! Well, kind of. The First Hippo on the Moon will be landing on stage at the Broadway Theatre, Letchworth on Monday and Tuesday. If you’ve got young children, or if you’re lucky enough to be grandparents who are looking for an Easter holiday treat, then I advise you to […]

  • Lockers Park

    Ahead of the open morning on Sat 13 May, I visit a boys’ prep school with pre-prep for girls and boys that celebrates the individual.

  • Muddy meets: Belinda Callow, Bishop’s Stortford College

    Belinda Callow is Head of Pre Prep at Bishop’s Stortford College. I caught up with her ahead of the school’s open day on Saturday 22 April. Can you remember being the age of your Pre-Prep children? What are your memories of school when you were their age? I have some memories of when I was […]

  • Cool camping

    Have you given a thought to summer camping yet? Those yurts, lodges and cool glampy sites get booked up waaaaay in advance, so to give you the early heads up, here are the 25 best places to start your search, as chosen by the people in the know –  the regional Muddy editors. STAY IN…BERKSHIRE […]

  • Ideas for the best mum!

    Mother’s Day is fast approaching, and is it just me or is time suddenly going at a gallop? If you’re looking for something a little bit different to do with your mum this weekend, or if you feel the need to give others a steer with the planning and booking process, here are some ideas. […]

  • A holiday less ordinary

    Love a luxe break? A sucker for heritage holiday rentals? Or is it all about the location? They all have their place but, for pure fun value, there’s little that can beat a really quirky stay.  My fellow Muddy editors in counties from Cornwall to Norfolk, Kent to Warwickshire, have each found two brilliant, alternative […]

  • St Francis’ College, Letchworth Garden City

    What? Where? St Francis’ College is an independent day and boarding school for girls aged 3-18 in Letchworth Garden City. St Francis’ College is in a building that typifies Letchworth: attractive, thoughtfully designed and solidly built; in a safe and very green residential environment, but at the same time less than 10 minutes’ walk into […]

  • Muddy meets James Mayhew

    James Mayhew is the illustrator of the best-selling children’s books Katie and Ella Bella. He studied illustration at Maidstone College of Art and his first book, Katie’s Picture Show, was published in 1989 and is still in print. There is a wonderful display of his books at the equally wonderful David’s Bookshop in Letchworth. On […]

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