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  • Best new kid’s reads, from picture books to YA

    From Olaf Falafel's Blob Fish to the pre-teen adventure novel snapped up by Netflix and Julia Walton's latest YA romance, we've got your family summer reads covered.

  • Make a splash!

    Where to cool off when the heat is on: 30 of the best lidos, freshwater and marine lakes, water parks and wild swimming in Somerset, Dorset, Bristol and beyond.

  • The Muddy edit: 30 hottest summer pieces from Next

    Whether you're heading to the beach, on a chic city break or sipping Pimm's at a garden party - here's how to do it in style with Muddy ed-in-chief Hero Brown's picks, all new-in at Next.

  • Think you know your local gems? Try our hit list…

    Culture, eating out, shopping, things to do, beauty, fitness... here's your super-local guide to the Muddy Awards 2022 finalists in your area.

  • A stay fit for a queen! 8 hotels with royal connections

    Looking for somewhere to rest your crown? Pack the corgis and head to one of these hotels and holiday homes with the royal stamp of approval.

  • Your summer reading list – sorted!

    Need a new read to bring to the beach (or, y'know, to keep on the bedside table)? The literary brains at Muddy have rounded up the best new and upcoming novels to add to your TBR pile.

  • 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...).

  • 10 outdoor cinemas in Dorset, Somerset and Bristol

    Feelgood flicks under the stars – with picnics, street food, popcorn and booze – in some of the South West's prettiest locations

  • 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.

  • Superflashy spring newsflash!

    Feast your eyes on our latest round-up of the hottest happenings – awards, new openings and a fantastical immersive experience – in Somerset, Dorset and Bristol.

  • 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

  • Let’s go to Bath

    The insider's guide to scoffing, quaffing, shopping and just hanging out. Plus a light sprinkling of sightseeing and culture.

  • 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!

  • 9 wellbeing breaks to book now

    Need a well-earned breather? We hear ya! Here's our pick of local de-frazzlers, across Dorset, Somerset and Devon from wellbeing retreats to mindfulness, yoga, foodie treats, writers' and beach sauna.

  • Muddy meets: 19 wonder(ful)women

    On International Women's Day, meet 19 awesome female entrepreneurs close to home.

  • 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.

  • Commit to fit: 2022 events to train for now

    On your marks, get set and let's go – and sign up for one of these 20 runs, triathlons and swims in Somerset and Dorset.

  • 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

  • Muddy drives: the new Fiat 500 La Prima

    The iconic Italian car re-imagined for the 21st century – all electric and with an impressive 199 mile range

  • 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

  • 10 tips to kickstart your fitness

    Lost your exercise mojo during lockdown? We asked three local experts their tips on how get to back in the swing of gym and weekly classes.

  • 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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