Bookmark

My Faves

Click the bookmark icon to save all the stuff you love.

Be The First To Know

Your inside line on the new, unique and unmissable across Bucks & Oxon

Sign up to our newsletter

Reader Treats Just For You!

Kids

  • Feel the rush

    Have an energetic toddler who needs wearing out? Muddy's Katrina and her daughter bounced their way all over High Wycombe's Rush trampoline park and crash landed in its brand new soft play area.

  • Swanbourne House School, Swanbourne

    Muddy says: This bucolic, rural prep school on the Bucks/Beds border has had quite a year, with a new, dynamic, sometimes controversial head teacher. Twelve months on, here's my update.

  • Muddy’s best winter walks

    Wrap up warm and go in search of your own winter wonderland! Here's where the Muddy team will be striding across Bucks & Oxon.

  • Get yer skates on!

    Ice ice baby! Nothing like a whizz around a rink to make you feel festive (followed by a mulled wine obvs). We've rounded up the best ones for your skating pleasure.

  • Bruern Abbey School, Bicester

    The only prep school in the country whose main goal is helping boys with learning difficulties (primarily dyslexia) to get into mainstream independent senior schools. It works!

  • Pipers Corner, Chilterns

    Muddy says: Facilities and green space to make you swoon at this high-achieving school for girls 4-18 years in Buckinghamshire's idyllic Chiltern Hills.

  • Kingham Hill School, North Oxon

    Muddy says: An idyllically placed co-ed, non-selective secondary school with a strong Christian ethos, set in 100 acres of Cotswolds countryside.

  • P-p-p-pick up a pumpkin!

    C'mon, it's time to prep for Halloween! Head to one of these local farms and make the kids put the legwork in before they can start carving.

  • 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!

  • St Mary’s School, Gerrards Cross

    Muddy says: A caring, supportive, high-achieving all-through girls school (3-18 years) in elegant Gerrards Cross.

  • The Boxing Hare

    A strong Muddy fave, The Boxing Hare in Swerford comes out fighting with a Michelin chef, experienced owners, a newly renovated orangerie and celeb clientele. Book us in!

  • Raw Pixel free image

    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.

  • 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.

  • Cute babywear

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

School Reviews

Our honest reviews of the UK’s best schools

Read the reviews

Little Black Book

Our handpicked selection of best local businesses

View the businesses
Home icon Back Home

The Urban Guide to the Countryside - Bucks & Oxon