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  • Perk up your frazzled garden

    18 Jul 2018

    Wilted borders and a lawn resembling the Gobi desert? Yup, us too. But happily we’ve got all the heatwave-combating garden tips.

  • Comedian Eddie Summer Rocket Fuel Man wearing fur coat headphones with sparkle in his mouth

    Pick of the Fringe

    Who needs Edinburgh when we have a cracking Fringe on our doorstep? Go on, breathe in the cool culture! Muddy picks of the best bits of Reading Fringe Festival.

  • Boy superman pose leaping into the sky wearing red cape and yellow mask jeans

    Things to do with the kids this summer

    17 Jul 2018

    Don’t panic, stay strong, the summer hols will be a doddle with your must-read Muddy Guide. Stock up on wine, get planning… we will survive.

  • Open Air Theatre Regents Park London Dinosaur World huge diplodocus puppet and boy

    West End kids

    16 Jul 2018

    Heading to London? Shopping, cocktails, some precious ‘me time’?  Uh, no. The kids are coming too, which means Shake Shack and Build A Bear. So why not book a show? At least that way you can put your feet up. Check out our pick of the best kids’ theatre in town this summer holiday.   Open Air […]

  • Wayfaring Basildon Park Berkshire stick men wearing clothes fire and landscape contemporary outdoor theatre

    This weekend

    School’s out for summer, load up the wine fridge and plot your social escapes: pop up cinema nights, Reading’s inflatable obstacle course The Labyrinth Challenge, Giffords Circus and Craig David live at Newbury Racecourse.

  • R&B singer Craif David in back and white jacket pink background Newbury Racecourse Party in the Paddock

    This week

    Making the most of the scorchio weather, this week there’s Open Air Cinema nights, Reading’s inflatable obstacle course The Labyrinthe Challenge, The Dreamboys will be raising temperatures and heart rates and Craig David performs live at Newbury Racecourse.

  • Astor Grill Cliveden House old stables now booths with original green hexagonal tiles, blue leather banquettes and brass light fittings

    Fancy nosebag at the Astor Grill

    12 Jul 2018

    The relaxed little sister to the refined André Garrett fine dining experience at stunning Cliveden House Hotel on the Bucks/Berks border.

  • R&B Garage singer Craig David great house beard leaning against railing

    The weird world of Craig David

    11 Jul 2018

    What do Kestrel Kes, Louboutins and Willy Wonka have in common? Here are 10 things you didn’t know about comeback king, Craig.

  • Woman wearing white hat on yellow lido in pool

    What book are you taking on holiday?

    9 Jul 2018

    Never mind the holiday wardrobe, let’s sort out your holiday reading. Here’s the Muddy top 10 summer tomes. Save space in that suitcase!

  • This weekend

    Hello weekend! Enjoy the heatwave at the awesome Giffords Circus; Stereo MCs appear at music festival Readipop; Nile Rogers headlines at Henley Festival, a family fun day at Ascot Racecourse with loads of cool FREE stuff for kids to do and more

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