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  • Walkies! 25 pretty dog walks with a pubby pitstop

    The sun's out - time to grab the lead and treat Fido to one of these stellar local walks, all with dog-friendly watering holes along the way.

  • Outdoor cinema deckchairs

    9 outdoor cinemas to book now

    So long, tiny TV screen; hello, massive outdoor cinema with classic films, sing-a-long action and boozy picnics to boot. Here are the best in Berkshire.

  • 5 reasons to frock up for Newbury’s Ladies Day

    Summer of fun incoming! Kickstart your social life at Newbury Racecourse at Ladies Day. Frocks, cocktails and sax in the paddock. There's more…

  • St Ives

    23 of the best places to holiday in the UK

    Staycationing this summer? Then you're going to want to check out our bang-up-to-date insider guides to these top towns and cities across the Muddy counties.

  • Coppa igloo Sonning

    25 pubs garden for al fresco lunching

    The sun is out, the sky is blue, it's time to pour a rosé or two! From snazzy gastropubs to rustic inns, we've got your Berkshire summer hit list right here...

  • Caroline Flack Flackstock

    Read all about it! Hot festival and foodie news

    Want to know all the deets on this year's hottest new festival, plus the latest openings in Berkshire and award-winning local drinkies? It's all here, baby!

  • Stonor Park Jousting Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend

    A right royal day out for the June Bank Holiday

    This year's Jubilee Jousting event will span three days, with archery, falconry, dare-devil horse riding, wood-fired pizzas and more at Henley's Stonor Park. I'm in. Are you?

  • Summer 2023 Ahoy!

    Struggling to nail the perfect family holiday for next year? Drop anchor and relax, Disney Cruise Line and its new European voyages, including departures from Southampton, could be the answer to all your problems.

  • LITTLE MIX LIVE Norden Farm

    Yes you May! What’s on locally this month

    Culture vultures, unite! We've got new exhibitions, comedy shows, thumping good theatre, garden snoops, and so much more happening across Berkshire this May.

  • Downton Abbey film 2

    Lady of the manor! 9 stately homes you can stay in

    The new Downton film is here, and we fancy channelling Lady Mary. For a stately staycay, here are nine manors you can overnight in (butlers sadly not included).

  • Hotels we heart! 53 stylish staycations to book now

    Fancy cool interiors, facilities to die for and plenty of space at the inn? Your wish is our command! Feast your eyes on the chicest large hotels the Muddy counties have to offer

  • National Trist Bluebell woods Berkshire Photograph by Hugh Mothersole

    Best bluebell walks in Berks

    The bluebells will be breaking cover and will look their blooming finest throughout April. Here's the best walks in Berkshire with plenty of pubby pitstops.

  • Your 2022 social calendar – the ultimate Guide

    Diaries out? Read on for our insider guide on where to go, what to do, and - of course - how to nail the dress code with perfect prints and dazzling dresses from Ted Baker.

  • Makeover! How to paint your perfect feature wall

    Muddy ed-in-chief Hero Brown has transformed her living room from plain white to wonderful with a brave choice of paint. Here's how to revamp your space with paint brush, roller and a splash of colour.

  • How to plan the perfect Thai holiday

    You asked - and we have the answers! From the best spas and beaches, to idyllic family escapes or adventure trips, Thailand expert James Bell from the luxury Turquoise Holidays has the lowdown on how to go east in style

  • 49 fabulous family-friendly stays

    Looking for a last-minute Easter holiday or planning for the summer? From child-friendly hotels to cool self-catering and glamping stays, here are the best breaks to book across the Muddy counties.

  • REVIEW: new skincare that’s gorgeous – and works!

    Let us introduce you to WOAH - your favourite new vegan skincare line, tried and tested by Muddy ed-in-chief Hero Brown. See our edit, then win the entire collection, worth over £200.

  • Ready for your 2022 fashion refresh?

    Seven reasons to head to Bicester Village this month - from brilliant brands opening to awesome new season arrivals. Oh, and did we mention £1000 to spend while you're there?

  • Best spa breaks to book now

    Robe and fluffy slippers at the ready! It's time to revitalise for the new year with some serious pampering, and these spa breaks are the best way to do it. Meet you in the jacuzzi...

  • Five gripping reads to give your working life a boost

    What better inspo for giving your career a shake-up than the story of a creative genius who defied her generation and became a living legend. We've found the best books that embrace the Clarice Cliff spirit...

  • 6 reasons to watch The Colour Room

    This Autumn’s hottest new film release comes courtesy of Sky Cinema and it's a corker! A period drama with real punch and passion, here's why you need to make time in your diary or on your sofa to watch it.

  • Muddy meets: Phoebe Dynevor & Kerry Fox

    The hottest new UK actress and the queen of indie film star in the new Sky Original biopic The Colour Room. They talk kissing protocol, brave film choices and 1920s girl power.

  • Letterbox love: 47 gifts to send to their door

    Choose from these gorgeous artisan present boxes, sent nationwide, from bespoke biscuits to gin and chocolate, and pamper packs to paperbacks. That's Christmas sorted.

  • Where are the Best Places to Live 2022?

    Our obsession with upping sticks and moving shows no sign of abating. Lucky then that for our new intake of Best Places to Live we've partnered with Strutt & Parker estate agents!

  • 4 simple, stylish ways to revamp your home

    'Tis the season to make your house beautiful - so kickstart your dream project with our tips on what's trending right now, PLUS £500 to spend at the brilliant Brewers Decorator Centres

  • 65 paw-fect dog-friendly stays

    Have pooch, will travel? You betcha! Here are 65 stays across the Muddy counties that are all Fido-friendly, from stunning stately homes to rural cottage staycations.

  • Your health questions answered!

    Don’t understand why the weight won’t shift? Have a back that’s reminiscent of Quasimodo? Muddy puts your questions to Healthily’s chief medical officer, Professor Maureen Baker

  • Can Haringtons tame the Muddy mane?

    Fly-away hair with lots of grey? Not just me then... The challenge for award-winning hairdresser and colourist Barry was to create a style that will still look good a week later

  • 47 adult courses to book this summer

    Fancy learning a new skill? From mastering mixology to crafting jewellery to keeping bees, Muddy has the lowdown of all the best and brightest adult courses to book this summer.

  • 58 things to glam up your garden

    Garden parties are go, people! But, oh God — is that really the state of the patio? Glam up the garden and impress your guests with these 58 must-have garden objects.

  • Wealth – how to get it, grow it, and keep it in the family

    From university fees to care homes and to buying property, families are stepping in like never before to beat the tax man and help their relatives. Here's what you need to know to join them.

  • Letterbox cheer: best gifts by post

    Share the love in lockdown (we’re almost there!) with one of these fun letterbox gift ideas, from book bundles and candles, to beauty boxes and wine.

  • Half-term hack: the best online courses for kids

    Run out of ways to entertain the kiddos? Check out Muddy's list of the best online classes and workshops that you can do from anywhere across the country, just in time for half-term.

  • 5 ways you can master your finances

    It’s February and you’re still skint. In this most miserable of months cheer yourself up by plotting your ultimate financial comeback. It's easier than you think!

  • Boredom begone: online courses & classes to do right now

    Bored at home? No longer! Muddy's been hard at work finding you the very best online class to do in your county. From computer coding to nipple tassels, we've got it all.

  • Is it time to start your own business?

    2020 has forced many of us to radically rethink our careers, goals and dreams. Muddy meets four inspiring women who took control and started their own businesses during Covid. Is it time we joined them?</a

  • Fancy a Weekend Escape?

    Well, you're in the right place! Check out brand new, brilliant guide to help you find the perfect break - from a relaxed family hotel to countryside self-catering, easy day trip or a special occasion space. Now go forth and staycay!

  • The Muddy insider guide to Cornwall

    Planning to staycay this summer? Our curated guide to Cornwall is packed with our in-the-know tips and up to date openings. Just add flipflops and sunshine.

  • 58 staycation self-catering stays

    Planning a staycation for when lockdown eases up? It's your resident travel agent here with 58 gorgeous self-catering stays across the 24 Muddy counties.

  • Dog-friendly stays

    Have pooch, will travel? Here are 43 stays across the Muddy counties that are all Fido-friendly to bookmark for a later date.

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