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Kids Outdoors

  • Muddy’s best Christmas walks

    Climbing the walls after the turkey fest? It's time for walkies! Take the whole family or, ahem, sneak off on your own to clear your head. Here's where the Muddy team will be running for the hills this Boxing Day and beyond.

  • Get yer skates on! The best ice rinks in Bucks, Oxon and beyond

    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.

  • Splash! 6 outdoor swimming spots

    You might just have noticed that it's a bit hot out there. So it's a good time to dive into our guide to the best open water swimming locations in Bucks and Oxon. Just kindly refrain from bombing, running or petting please!

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    Wicker basket packed?

    On the back of National Picnic Week we're scoffing scotch eggs and heading off to Bucks & Oxon's 20 top picnic spots.

  • Six great beach daytrips

    No plans for a sunny day? Get thee to the beach - it's nearer than you think. Here are our six favourites, all doable from landlocked Oxon and Bucks.

  • Summer hols saviours!

    Desperately seeking summer holiday activities for your little darlings? The good news is there's loads going on and you're not too late. Sporty, arty or just plain feral, we've got something to suit all tastes.

  • Summer’s best outdoor theatre

    From Shakespeare to Dickens to Austen and beyond, there's an al fresco production for everyone this season. Bring your brolly, a sense of humour and a sneaky bottle of Pimm's and enjoy.

  • No more couch potato kids

    Overstretched parents, tech-addicted kids and, shockingly, exercise levels dropping from the age of seven - what can be done to help children get moving again?

  • HALF TERM 2017 – Outdoor fun for families

    Want to get the kids off their devices and into the fresh air? Here’s my pick of the best local heritage properties, gardens and grounds. National Trust options At Stowe Landscape Gardens (above)  near Buckingham, there’s a fun take on their kids’ trails with different choices for kids to make: will they pick the naughty path, the path […]

  • Half Term courses – book em in, boot em out!

    For once we’re out of the starting blocks earlyish on Half Term, and rather than an exhaustive calendar of stuff to do, plus lots of scrolling through this and that, we’re scaling it back and really curating hard so that you can clearly see the very best in courses, day out locally, day trips away, […]

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