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  • Painting Childhood & Childhood Now

    A new exhibition at Compton Verney offers a fresh perspective on childhood over the last 500 years that's intimate and moving.

  • Meet the party tent queen!

    Award-winning wedding and party expert Katherine Hudson talks to Muddy about her unique, Indian-made marquees, celebrity clients and sending people back to their childhoods

  • Stratford Lit Fest, Apr 27 – May 5

    Girl Power! Feminist geographer Joni Seagar, psychotherapist Philippa Perry, The Midults, Bake-Off judge Pru Leith, Darcey Bussell and Newsnight's Emily Maitlis are all appearing in a female dominated 2019 line-up.

  • MUDDY MEETS SHAPPI…

    Comedian Shappi Khorsandi's new tour, her tips on how NOT to be funny and why you should do things that scare you (hell yeah!)

  • Pangbourne sign with viking boat on top

    Berkshire’s new property hotspot

    River location, great schools, indie shops a gogo and you can whizz into London in less than an hour. Pangbourne's ticking all the boxes.

  • They’re coming!

  • REVIEW: As You Like It

    A glam punk Touchstone, audience participation, Post It notes and puppetry feature in Kimberley Sykes’ lively take on Shakespeare’s pastoral comedy at the RST, Stratford-upon-Avon.

  • Hind's Head Bray Roast beef yokshire pudding and triple cooked roast potatoes

    15 Sunday roasts with the most

    Release the Yorkies! No need to slave over a roast, out you go. Here Muddy's Berkshire hot spots for a weekend nosh up.

  • The power of print

    A riot of colour and pattern at the River & Rowing Museum's new William Morris exhibition. We likey!

  • Party at the Castle!

    Get ready for a serious celebration at Sudeley Castle this summer, with amongst others, tenor Alfie Boe, Will Young, All Saints and Sara Cox’s full on party show - Just can’t Get Enough 80s

  • Close shave

    Thought Brexit was divisive? You'd better take a look at this controversial new Gilette ad...

  • Out-of-Season Scilly with Kids

    Cornwall meets the Caribbean on this unspoilt archipelago just 28 miles from Land's End. Here are my top tips for visiting with the family in 2019.

  • Your 2019 holiday inspo

    Going anywhere nice on your holidays? Don't answer that until you've read Muddy's guide to the coolest travel trends for the year ahead.

  • school in cotswold stone with green fields surrounding it

    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.

  • Picking the perfect Xmas tree

    It's Christmaaaaaas! Bringing a fir into the house feels totally casual. NOT! Here's 5 top tips from the pros at Yattendon Estates so you'll be rocking around the Xmas tree, not in a corner.

  • 10 Autumn pubs with walks

    Is there anything better than a beautiful Autumnal walk that ends in a pub lunch? (spoiler alert: NO). Here's my starter for 10 if you want to stroll and scoff your way across Bucks & Oxon.

  • Gift guide for her

    Aunts, mums, grandmas, sisters and your girl posse all covered for Crimbo, plus some spot-on suggestions for gifts to self. Ho ho ho.

  • Have a wedding to plan?

    Introducing the Muddy marriage guide with more brilliant local businesses than you can shake a sugared almond at.

  • Reader Treats!

    We think you're super, so we've created a whole section on the site with local and big brand goodies for you to win, from luxury nights away to the best beauty brands. Go treat yourself!

  • Brighton’s Rock ‘n’ Roll hotel

    From silly to sexy, there's plenty of fun to be had at Brighton's unique Hotel Pelirocco

  • Inside The Haunted Castle

    Muddy intrepidly goes in search of the scariest thrills for Halloween at Warwick Castle on a family day out.

  • A Georgian stately home.

    West Hill Park School, Fareham

    Muddy says: A happy, romping countryside prep, where children develop in a kind, secure environment & gain regular scholarships to top public schools.

  • Muddy makes the glossies

    The brilliant 'Psychologies' magazine wrote a 6 page feature about Muddy's Hero Brown called , 'My Life, My Way''. (Nov '18 issue)

  • The Big Beautiful Beach House

    This impressive family home was the setting for Richard Curtis' film, About Time and now you can rent it out and make your own memories here. Shall we have a snoop around?

  • Hey, don’t I know you from somewhere?

    Tring Park School for the Performing Arts churns out constellations of new generation stars - wanna see the latest batch of A-listers?

  • Cheltenham, here we come!

    Ready for the races, peeps? Here's our guide to all that's in store at The November Meeting - it's gonna be a buzzing weekend!

  • Rudimental band sat on speakers

    Win tickets to see Rudimental

    Get your mitts this summer's hottest tickets and join Rudimental for a Party In The Paddock at Newbury Racecourse. The winners' enclosure's this way…

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

    The weird world of Craig David

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

  • Review: Miss Littlewood

    Seven actors joyously depict the life of charismatic revolutionary British theatre director Joan Littlewood in this new RSC musical at The Swan, Stratford.

  • Seven Michelin starred chefs who worked at the Vineyard Hotel Stockcross Berkshire return for 20th anniversary Back To the Vine

    Dine with 7 mighty Michelin stars

    Crack open the bubbly, it's The Vineyard's 20th birthday and the Top Gun of chefs will be cooking again for 1 night only. And you're invited…

  • King’s High, Warwick

    Muddy says: One of the UK's top performing independent schools for girls aged 11-18 chosen as The Sunday Times' West Midlands Independent Secondary School of the Year, 2019. This year sees the school moving into a stunning new spacious, green campus.

  • The Kitchen

    So you know your julienne from your chiffonade? Thought not. Muddy sharpens its knife skills and dices like a Don at Chewton Glen's cookery school.

  • Awful Auntie – Live on Stage

    David Walliams’ number one children’s best-seller has its first stage outing – but will it meet fans’ expectations?

  • Hampshire Collegiate School, Romsey

    Muddy says: A new Head, palpable energy, passionate teaching staff, stonking grounds and a fleet of boats moored just down the road. If you haven’t considered HCS yet, here’s why you should.

  • Moving to Warks?

    Meet Jayne Horton - the Warwickshire & Midlands own answer to Kirsty and Phil.

  • Georgian building

    Twyford Prep School, Hants

    Muddy says: This Hampshire prep is a cosy school with a strong sporting pedigree and an impressive curriculum that encourages creative thinking.

  • Cliff Cottage, Iken

    Heart-stopping views and an open, airy interior make this secret, Suffolk hideaway very special indeed. Perched high above the River Alde, expect big sunsets and endless, estuary horizons.

  • Cornwall’s Healthy Eating Haunts

    12 Cornish cafes and health food shops that will help you eat better and feel positively saintly, as recommended by the experts.

  • Rye B&B, East Sussex B&B, Knelle Dower Studio, Sussex B&B

    Knelle Dower Studio, Rye B&B

    Starry, starry night... Get solitude, starry skies and breakfast in a heritage cottage when you check into spacious Knelle Dower Studio at Nothiam near Rye.

  • Rising Star: Dinita Gohil

    Muddy meets the Birmingham actor playing Viola in RSC's new production of Twelfth Night with Adrian Edmondson and Kara Tointon.

  • The Lost Words & Quentin Blake

    You've only until Dec 17 to check out these two stunning family-friendly illustration-based exhibitions - Quentin Blake's Inside Stories and The Lost Words.

  • Sunningdale School, Ascot, Berks

    Muddy says: Small and perfectly formed, Sunningdale is a superb family-run prep that is proudly non-selective.

  • St Andrew’s, Pangbourne

    Muddy says: This bucolic co-ed prep school in the rolling hills of Berkshire is family-oriented with great results.

  • Fancy a night with George Clooney?

    OK, so he won't actually be in the same room, but he's just a stone's throw away from the refreshed, funky Great House in Sonning. Flash him from your window and you might get lucky.

  • A French fancy in Reading?

    You know it! L'Ortolan restaurant in Shinfield has held its Michelin star for 15 consecutive years. Under Head Chef Tom Clarke this French fancy is a food experience worth trying.

  • The Gurnard’s Head

    My ultimate destination pub, in beautiful West Penwith! Go for the fish, go for the wine, go for the scenery. You won’t be disappointed.

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