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  • children's books

    Best new children’s books for 2020

    Looking for stocking fillers or a gift that keeps on giving once Christmas is over? Here are the best children's books for all ages.

  • 11 useful gift ideas for kids

    Want to avoid the pointless plastic-fest and buy local for the kids this year? Check out these tot-to-teen ideas, all from wonderful West Country indie businesses.

  • Get sprucing! Christmas tree farms are open

    It's December and that means it's time to drag a 7ft tree into the house and cover it with sparkly plastic! Here's where to go to make it happen.

  • 10 Christmas wreath workshops in Dorset & Somerset

    Deck your door with boughs of holly! These local festive craft classes are hugely popular so, quick, book now!

  • Gotta have it! Bonkers baubles for your Christmas tree

    Forget subtle sparkle and colour co-ordination - this year we're embracing kitsch and dressing our Christmas trees with the most bonkers baubles we can find! Which is your favourite?

  • Best beauty advent calendars for 2020

    It's beginning to look a lot like advent calendar season! We've rounded up the top makeup, skincare and fragrance picks to get your hands on before they sell out.

  • How to tablescape like a pro

    Tablescaping basically means making your dining table look nice in case some bugger Instagrams it. Here's how to wow your guests this Christmas.

  • #InLoveWithLocal this Christmas

    Step away from Amazon and read on for what some of the Somerset Muddy Award winners have on offer this Christmas

  • christmas carol

    Review: A Christmas Carol

    A new Scrooge, some heart-warming tunes and spooky puppets add up to a classy Christmas Present for all the family at the Bristol Old Vic

  • snow white

    Review: Snow White

    The Tobacco Factory Theatre's imaginative and uplifting reworking of Snow White is the perfect antidote to the trad panto

  • mr perks the railway children

    The Railway Children, The Brewhouse Taunton

    Here's a brilliant Christmas show without a boo, hiss or ‘he’s behind you!’ in sight – and you can WIN family tickets!

  • 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.

  • Gift Guide: For nippers

    Treat the little people! 26 brilliant pressies to wrap under the tree for kids this Christmas.

  • Gift Guide: Tweens & Teens

    Those pesky tweens and teens are a nightmare to buy for - but we think we've nailed it for you! 25 gifts that might even get you more than a grunt of thanks on Christmas Day.

  • Christmas gift guide: for him

    What to buy the man in your life? Hey, easy peasy! Here's our curated 'Best for Blokes', as chosen by Muddy editors across our 22 gorgeous counties.

  • Christmas rapping

    Watch out John Lewis! IKEA's and M&S's Christmas adverts are bonkers and brilliant! Watch, laugh and tell us your favourite.

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