The Urban Guide to the Countryside
Northamptonshire Edition

Category: Culture

The Muddy Book Club: April’s Best Picks

19 Apr 2017

Seeking literary inspiration? Muddy’s professional bookworm Kerry Potter is here to help with her April picks, so clear space on your Kindle or bookshelves pronto. And if you have any recommendations of your own, we’d love to hear from you – what are you reading right now? What’s been abandoned on your bedside table for months? Bookish musings in the comment box below please!

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10 brilliant things to do this week…

19 Apr 2017

We’ve got glamour, we’ve got St Georges day and the rug rats have gone back to school! The county has more than its fair share of indoor and outdoor fun on offer, so pour a coffee, pull up a pew and enjoy the silence while you plan your week’s fun!

Las Vegas Party Night, Whittlebury Hall, 7.30pm, 21 April

You’ve looked after the kids but the Easter holidays are over and it’s ‘you’ time.

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Muddy teams up with Althorp food & drink festival 2017

12 Apr 2017

This year Muddy Stilettos Northants is teaming up with Althorp Food and Drink Festival, May 6 & 7​ to find out who is the people’s favourite exhibitor at the weekend event. From sausages to sauces, wine to water buffalo, if you’re at the event, pick out your winner – with over 40 to choose from.

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It’s here; The Althorp food and drink festival 2017

5 Apr 2017

I said it last year, but is there a food festival in such scrumptious surroundings as one of the most beautiful, private stately homes in the UK, Althorp House? Right on our doorstep, laid out on rolling green hills, miles from the madding ‘Northamptonshire’ crowd, it’s going to be a foodie paradise.

Following on from a deliciously unforgettable event in 2016, this year’s Althorp Food and Drink Festival promises to be another unmissable, mouth-watering experience; and fortunately we’ve got it earlier this year, Sat May 6 and  Sun 7.

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Cider, Canoes and Rock N Roll – your Easter hols covered

4 Apr 2017

So spring is in full swing, although the weather’s not so clever, humph. But just in the nick of time for the two week Easter break here’s a bumper Muddy Guide with kids activities, some seriously good art and culture, retail therapy, and in true Muddy Northants style – Cider, Canoes and Rock N Roll – well, what else did you expect?

We’re Stuck, The Cube at Corby, from Wednesday 5 – 8 April

This is an Easter holiday treat for kids aged 8 – 11.

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London life for the kids this Easter!

31 Mar 2017

Planning a trip to London this Easter? Check out what some of the big museums and attractions in the capital (and just outside) have running at the moment. In fact some of these are on into Easter and beyond.

Robot Zoo, Horniman’s Museum, London SE23, until Sun 29 Oct

It doesn’t get much cooler than a robotic zoo. Let’s be fair it needs to be impressive to schlep deep into south east London.

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10 fabulous Northants festivals for fun & frolicks this summer…

27 Mar 2017

Just when you thought Northamptonshire was ‘only’ a capital of culture and cuisine, this summer our idyllic countryside comes to life my Muddy friends. There are a number of festival shenanigans planned for the county between now and September, and judging by the music line-ups  and the fun factor on offer, we think it’s going to be a cracking few months indeed. Move over Glasters and V – Northamptonshire welcomes festival goers of all types…

Althorp Food & Drink Festival, 6-7 May

Oh – now, this really is a Muddy fave with many of the county’s best food & drink producers on display.

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