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  • 30 Ways to entertain the kids this half term

    Half term incoming! But how to keep the kids entertained and from climbing the walls you ask? Your bespoke Muddy Guide of course. Read on for the coolest stuff for them to do across Glos & Worcs, from toddlers to teens.

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    16 Best veggie eats in Glos & Worcs

    It's National Vegetarian Week! Whether you're a veggie, vegan or just v-curious? Get your local healthy fix at one of these foodie joints that put the plant-based front and centre and pack a punch on flavour.

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    Jubi-glee! 20 brilliant Jubilee events near you

    It's the knees-up of the century. The Queen's Platinum celebrations are taking place across a four day Bank Holiday from 02 - 05 June. Want to know where to take your tiara? Try these. From garden parties and parades to a Royal Variety Show and regatta. Spiffing!

  • 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.

  • Sunshine escape: 48 hours in Lisbon!

    Stop the city break search! Portugal’s hilly capital’s bursting with colour, culture and great places to eat, drink and stay (not to mention custard tarts at every turn...).

  • 8 Reasons to visit RHS Malvern Spring Festival

    The 2022 RHS show season kicks off in Worcs with the RHS Malvern Spring Festival. Gardening gurus, celeb appearances, flowers and plants a-plenty, fabulous food and tons more. Need more reasons to go along? Find them here.

  • 20 Beautiful pub gardens

    Head for the best sipping spots in the shires with our curated pick of the best pub gardens. From rustic retreats to Ibiza-vibe terraces.

  • 50 gorgeous glamping stays to book now

    Pitching a tent? No thanks! These 50 luxurious stays across the Muddy counties put the 'glam' in glamping, from stunning yurts to chic lodges and charming shepherd's huts.

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    What’s On May

    Want to know what's on in Glos and Worcs this month? We have picked only the very finest fun and frolics for your delectation. From kick-ass shows and a brand new Cotswold amphitheatre to Tetbury's famous Wacky Races, let's go!

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    Review: The Old New Inn, Bourton-on-the-Water

    Boasting a triple treat of Cotswold charm, great food and a top attraction in the backyard - this newly refurbed inn in the heart of Cotswolds country has a lot going for it. See what we thought when we checked in.

  • 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

  • Spotted! The window causing a storm in the Cotswolds

    Have you seen the shop window that has been compared to Liberty in London?! Check out the fantastical designs in the coolest shop window in the Cotswolds and find out where it is here.

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    Super 7! Cool outdoor lighting we love

    With warmer weather (hopefully) on the horizon, we're deep in planning for al fresco drinks and late-night parties on the patio. Light 'em up with these stylish garden picks.

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    12 Beautiful local bluebell walks

    Blooming 'eck! Bluebells are popping up in their thousands across Glos and Worcs. Here's where to find the best of them on your sprightly springtime walk.Trip the light (blue) fantastic with these 12 bluebell stunners.

  • Fresh air, fresh fashion!

    Seven compelling reasons to head to Bicester Village including up to 20 per cent off prices in April's renowned Private Sale and the Do-Good pop up boutique. Trust us, no-show is not an option.

  • 25 stunning coastal stays to book now

    Ready to book that spring/summer seaside staycation? Then you'll want to book into one of these super-luxe coastal stays - and pronto - before they're all booked up!

  • Bridgerton filming locations you can visit IRL

    Remember being obsessed with Bridgerton? Well, Netflix’s hit show (82 million viewers and counting) is back for a second series on 25 March, and Muddy’s already buying in the popcorn and keen to visit all the key locations!

  • House swap! What does £1m get you?

    Upping sticks to pastures new? Let's see what a cool million will get you on the property market across the Muddy counties - quite a lot, as it happens! Going once, twice, SOLD to the lady with the big grin on her face.

  • 52 roasts with the most across the Muddy counties

    Why bother basting potatoes with goose fat when this lot do it so much better? Grab your gang and head to one of these gorgeous gastropubs across the Muddy counties.

  • Lorraine Candy: “Put your oxygen mask on first.”

    Ex Elle editor, parenting author and mum of four Lorraine Candy talks hormones (yours!), pot-plant parenting, and how adults need to look after their own mental health

  • Witness the fitness! Best sportswear to buy now

    There's loads of gorgeous new sportswear in the shops and online at the moment. Hop, skip and jump this way for the Muddy edit.

  • Period drama hotties coming in 2022

    Ladies, loosen that corset lest you faint dead away! Here's a sneak peak at the upcoming period drama men getting us hot under the collar in 2022, plus 11 more historical hotties to drool over.

  • 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.

  • Christmas 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!

  • Where to rent, repair and sell gorgeous designer clothes

    Madonna's cone bra is now available to rent! It's ethical, eco and everywhere... here's where you can rent, repair and sell-on stylish clothes, from Christmas party outfits to eye-catching clutch bags

  • 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

  • Muddy talks parenting with Lorraine Candy

    “All teenage girls think their mums are a bit rubbish”. Journalist and mother of four Lorraine Candy talks parenting, moody teens and motherhood with Muddy.

  • 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

  • Affordable French skincare for va-va-voom glow

    We've unearthed eight French pharmacy brands with that certain je ne sais quoi. Here's your passport to a natural glow a la Marion Cotillard... and the best bit? It won't break the bank

  • Nine divine holiday rentals to book now for an autumn break

    If you didn't have sharp enough elbows to get your summer holiday staycation nailed, fear not. Here are the holiday rentals to book now for an autumn weekend escape

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Yes, people, this is Meg Mathews!

    Primrose Hill party queen turned wellness guru? Stranger things have happened! Muddy chats to the always glamorous Meg Mathews about her new book, the menopause and, er, vagina facials.

  • Light it up! 42 cool indie candle brands

    The arrival of autumn means darker evenings snuggled indoors by candlelight. Looking for a new scent? Try one of these gorgeous indie candle brands from across the Muddy counties.

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