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  • 30 Outdoor meet-ups within 2 hours

    Are you ready to (gasp) leave your local area? From A aqua parks and city skylines to llama treks, theme parks and boating lakes, here are the 30 best outdoors things to do within 2 hours of Glos and Worcs.

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    6 Places to go blossom-bathing

    Head for one of these gorgeous, sweet-scented walks near you. As these candy-crush stunners sweep into life through our shires we've found the best places to go blossom-bathing.

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    Superflashy Newsflash

    What's hot on the block this month? Look no further than your Superflashy Newsflash ... your resident Muddy newshound has been on patrol and we have some great stuff for you this month. Read on not to miss out ...

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    What’s On in Glos & Worcs in 2021

    Oh fun we MISSED you! ... Want to know what's on in 2021? Of course you do. It's time to up the fun factor as we come out of lockdown, and we've found 25 brilliant events that look set to go ahead.

  • 11 UK stay-cays that could be abroad

    Get ahead of the crowds for when we can take a stay-cay *crosses everything* with these 11 UK holiday spots with a distinctly exotic feel - can you guess where they are?

  • Grab the sunnies: our 2021 travel bucket list

    It's been so long, holidays have taken on a rather emotional hue. So we asked our editors how they really want to spend their annual leave. Expect cocktails, cities, and plenty of sun.

  • The Old Coastguard, Mousehole

    Want an authentic Cornish getaway with killer views and a home-from-home vibe? The Old Coastguard in Mousehole is a unique look-out to pin to your watch list.

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    8 Christmas drive-ins and car park pantos

    Do you remember when these retro nights out saved our sanity back in the summer? They’re back again but with a jingle-bells twist, with mood-lifting festive movies you can take the whole family along to. Buckle up, don the bauble earrings (no one will see you it’s dark) and let’s go. Christmas Drive-In Cinema, Bristol […]

  • The Bear of Rodborough

    Country pub charm at its best

    With 360-degree views across five valleys and a deliciously arcadian feel, it's no wonder the Bear of Rodborough is an iconic Glos landmark. But what's it like as a getaway? Muddy went along to find out.

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    It’s a wrap – Muddy gets festive at the farmyard

    Think family photo shoots and what springs to mind? Boxy studios? Bored kids playing up as you smile through gritted teeth? Nothing could be further from reality at one of Michelle Morris’s shoots on her idyllic farm in Worcestershire’s Teme Valley. So when Muddy got an invitation to spend the morning posing it up at […]

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    16 Muddy approved attractions in Glos

    From the big-beast tourist destinations to our cool insider alternatives, read on for our pick of 16 unmissable attractions in Gloucestershire.

  • Book now: 10 European-style staycations

    Love a continental jaunt but staying in Blighty this year? These 10 UK holiday spots have a distinctly European feel - can you guess where this is?

  • Launch review: The Pig, Harlyn Bay, Cornwall

    On its opening day, Muddy's ed-in-chief Hero Brown was the first to eat lunch at the brand new Pig hotel in Harlyn Bay (what a trooper!). So what was the verdict - and is it worth a trip to North Cornwall?

  • Where to stop on your way to Cornwall & the South West

    Driving down to your staycation and need a lunch pit-stop or runaround with the dog/kids? We've sniffed out the best places to stop near the south-west's major routes.

  • Muddy’s Insider Guide to the Isle of Wight

    This sunny little Island may be small in stature but it's packed to the brim with amazing things to check out. We've got the top tips on how to discover the real Isle of Wight.

  • Mini break anyone? The best hotel deals to book now

    If you're hankering for a few days away from your own four walls, then you'll need these mini break deals from hotels across the Muddy counties. Race you to check in.

  • The Muddy insider guide to Norfolk

    Summer holidays incoming! Read our brand new and brilliant curated guide to Norfolk, with luxe SPF brand Saltee, and start planning your staycation (PLUS enter our sexy £2,888 summer giveaway!).

  • Muddy’s insider guide to Devon

    If Devon's on your holiday hit list this year you'll be needing our totally brilliant insider guide to the county. PLUS we have £2,888 of summer goodies up for grabs!

  • The Muddy insider guide to The Cotswolds

    Prepping for a staycay this summer? Our curated guide to The Cotswolds is packed with our-in-the-know tips and up-to-date openings. Just add sandals and sunshine.

  • 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.

  • Restaurants with rooms

    Dreaming of a foodie getaway? We've scoured the Muddy counties for hotel stays with serious culinary credentials for when lock-down lifts. Tuck in.

  • 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.

  • Special Muddy hotel deal!

    January getting you down? Hey, book a holiday! We've snaffled some brilliant Muddy extras for stays at Luxury Family Hotels if you book before 31 Jan. Read on for three reasons to be very cheerful.

  • The 37 coolest party palaces

    Got a big birthday celebration looming? Or fancy a weekend away with your squad? We've sniffed out the 37 dreamiest party palaces across the land, available for exclusive hire. Grab your gang and let's go!

  • Muddy reviews: Fowey Hall, Cornwall

    Muddy's Kerry Potter headed to this stunning Cornish corker (and inspo for Toad Hall in The Wind In The Willows) for a weekender with her brood. Here's the brand new Muddy verdict.

  • 40 Quirky Stays for Summer

    Fancy an escape that's a leetle bit different? From yurts to lodges, shepherd's huts to helicopters (not even joking!), the Muddy editors have pulled together the most charming, unusual escapes across 21 counties. Book in once you've taken your jaw off the floor.

  • St Ives – the dreamiest staycation in the UK

    As I was going to St Ives, I met a man with seven wives. OK, not really. What I did meet with though was a whole lot of FUN! Here's six reasons why you should take a trip to the Cornish coast this summer.

  • A cool Cornish hotel – without the crowds

    The Polurrian on the Lizard has had a style makeover - and then some. Fancy winning a 3 night £1800 stay at Cornwall's best kept secret?

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