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  • Things to do with 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 Bucks & Oxon.

  • The best lidos and splashparks

    Hey hot stuff! Bit sweaty? No probs, use our pick of the best pools and river spots to cool down in. Just add sun lotion.

  • Kids’ summer courses to book now

    Stuck on what to do with your darling little sprogs this summer? Get organised and book 'em into one of these courses across Bucks & Oxon now to avoid that last minute scramble (guilty!)

  • Wicker basket packed?

    I'm heading off to Bucks & Oxon's 20 top picnic spots to scoff some scotch eggs. Who's with me?

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    Our Lady’s Abingdon, South Oxon

    A nurturing, pastorally outstanding co-ed Catholic day school in a compact central Abingdon setting, for kids from 3-18.

  • Swanbourne House School, Swanbourne

    Muddy says: A dynamic new head and a strong ambition to rouse this 'sleeping giant' of a lovely rural prep school on the Bucks/Beds borders puts Swanbourne onto my must-see list.

  • Hey, parents, leave those kids alone!

    A new parenting manual urges us to back off and let our kids take the lead. Veteran teacher (and mother of three) Esther Wojcicki on why being a ‘panda mum’ is the way forward.

  • St Clare’s, Oxford

    Muddy says: A collegiate-style day and boarding school for 15-19 year olds in central Oxford, with a huge international intake (40 nationalities!), a sole focus on International Baccalaureate and strong results.

  • May half term sorted!

    But Easter was only yesterday I hear you cry! Don't worry, Muddy has you covered with the best family-friendly things to do over May half term in Oxon, Bucks and beyond.

  • St Edward’s School

    Muddy says: One of the very few city-based boarding schools in the UK, with a reputation for friendliness and inclusivity. A major school for IB in the UK.

  • 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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