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Church House Berkshire

A party pad that's cool, quirky and appeared on TV. Church House Berkshire is the answer to your prayers – a state-of-the-art glam home, packed with ecclesiastical features.

Accommodation

Thames Lido Reading Berkshire infinity pool swimmer in red cap

Thames Lido

Muddy says: An urban retreat with cool, Scandi vibes. Dive in and enjoy the infinity pool, restaurant and bar – it's like no other spa you've been to.

Casual dining

The Sledepover Party People Berkshire indoor teepees fairy lights and trays

The Sleepover Party People

Muddy says: The humble sleepover has never looked so good. Muddy Award-winners The Sleepover Party People will transform your kids' party into a totally unique (hassle free) event. Happy parents, happy kids.

Children's Parties

Sweet Marie's Party and gift shop Cookham Berkshire

Sweet Marie’s Party Shop

Muddy says: A stylish party shop in Cookham with everything you need to host an Insta-fabulous bash that'll give Beyoncé and Kimmy K a run for their money.

cake

The Jam Jar Cocktail Club

Muddy says: Cocktails ahoy! A stylish pop up bar perfect for parties, weddings and corporate dos, The Jam Jar Cocktail Club is cool, quirky and super-slick. Book up.

Bars

Grape smith wine shop Barrs Yard Hungerford Berkshire logo on background of grapes

GrapeSmith Hungerford

Muddy says: Drinks o'clock? This independent wine merchant in Hungerford offers an exceptional range of wines to quaff, savour or cellar as well as local craft beers, ciders and boutique spirits.

Fine Wine

Wellington Country Park play area with slde

Wellington Country Park

Muddy says: Wellington Country Park is a Muddy award-winning attraction with 350 acres of fun, fresh air and freedom for families to enjoy.

Activities

Old Butcher's Wine Cellar Cookham Berkshire 4 bottle os wine in an old wine crate on pitch wine table and chairs by window

Old Butcher’s Wine Cellar, Cookham

Muddy says: A 15th century wine shop and bar with a modern rustic apartment for rent, The Old Butcher's Wine Cellar is proof food, drink and quality zzz go hand in hand.

Bars

Hello Tuck Tuck alternative wedding car orange three wheel tuck tuck

Hello Tuk Tuk

Muddy says: Fun, funky, photogenic and oozing style, Hello Tuk Tuk deserves an invite to every party and can be hired as wedding transport or a photo booth.

Parties

Draco Floristry shop Parkways Newbury black sign floral hoop display

Draco Floristry, Newbury

Muddy says: Attention all bouquet lovers and brides who hate toeing the line – Draco Floristry is a florist and wine specialist with an edge. It’s only rock’n’roll, but I like it.

Fine wines

Bel and the dragon Reading former biscuit factory next to canal

Bel and the Dragon Reading

Muddy says: The Bel & the Dragon Reading takes industrial style to the next level. Enjoy the cool, urban vibes on the canal, great food and a unique spot to sleepover.

Bars

Bucklebury Farm Park logo with stag illustration

Bucklebury Farm Park

Muddy says: Muddy says: Sack the digital nanny and let the kids run wild. Bucklebury Farm Park is the perfect playground for your mini beasts to let off steam.

Activity Days

Colline Bakes Berkshire cake maker logo

Colline Bakes

Muddy says: Freshly baked, perfectly iced, cleverly creative, these sweet treats are a cut-above your usual Victoria sponge. For birthdays, christenings, weddings – or just because.

cake

Rustic teepee wedding with wooden chair, trestle tables and hanging greenery – Birch Associates Events

Birch Associates Events

Muddy says: Planning a party? Raise a glass to the clever folk at Birch Associates Events. Their can-do attitude and bespoke service make for a fuss free, fun filled do.

Catering

Go Ape High rope and forest segway adventures logo

Go Ape

Muddy says: Aaaaarraaaagh! Tarzan incoming. Time to get high on life at Go Ape – a forest adventure for all the family that will test your balance, bravery and dignity. Wheeeee!

Activities

red brick and flint double fronted Victorian building of Town centre pub the Newbury Berkshire

The Newbury Pub, Newbury

Muddy says: This Muddy Award winner doesn't disappoint, with stylish interiors and foodie credentials – the Michelin inspectors were impressed, and so are we.

Eating Out

Stunning riverside location of the Swan at Streatley boutique hotel Berkshire with historic steamer boat

The Swan at Streatley

Muddy says: A riverside boutique hotel in Streatley with a grown-up vibe, fab gym and cracking coffee – respect! Dog-friendly rooms available too.

Accommodation

Bar 56 Wokingham white and grey exterior of Georgian pub

Bar Fifty Six, Wokingham

Muddy says: There are 56 reasons to love Bar Fifty Six in Wokingham and they start and finish with great wine. No Sade, no snobs, just a cool place to hang out.

Bars

Two sailing boats take to the water at Bray Lake Watersports in Berkshire

Bray Lake Watersports

Muddy says: The most fun you'll have getting wet, this activity centre lays on a variety of watersports for adults and kids so you can all let off steam.

Activities

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Sunny Faces

Muddy says: An explosion of glitter and greasepaint, Sunny Faces' stunning face and body art is fab for parties, festivals, weddings and corporate events.

Activities

Prosecco Colucci’s

Muddy says: Prosecco Colucci is a premium Italian sparkling wine that's giving the best Champagnes a run for their money – trust me, once you pop you can't stop.

Fine wines

Redcrest Events

Muddy says: Save your carpets and take your do outside. Redcrest Events provide beautiful marquees, handprinted linings and no-hassle organisation.

Catering

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