The Urban Guide to the Countryside
Northamptonshire Edition

Category: Activities

High Five Northants – Bargain Days Out

28 Feb 2017

It’s almost March, and I don’t know about you, but I’m still paying off the excesses of last Chrimbo (I really don’t remember ordering proper Champagne in the restaurant that time, doh). In a bid to counteract me sitting at home and feeling sorry for myself, Muddy contributor Lucy Banwell has curated the best free days out in Northants. No excuse Mudsters, wellies on!

Fineshade Wood

A long walk or cycle around this ancient woodland near Corby is good for the soul, the waistline and the wallet!

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Muddy Guide – 9 great day trips for half term

12 Feb 2017

Didn’t quite make it to skiing this half term? Nope, me neither! But who cares, for we have delights aplenty in Blighty and not just out on our doorstep. Here are some great options if you fancy a day trip out.

Warwick Castle

Half term week for schools in Warwickshire is 20 – 24 Feb fact fans, so this week is a grand tim for Bucks/Oxon families to head up to Warwick Castle during its relatively quieter week.

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Half Term Fun…

6 Feb 2017

Has there ever been a better combination than romance and bored children?  This week’s What’s On deals with the paradox of Valentines Day and half term hitting us like a Perfect Storm.  Put another way, perfect Mums and Dads, should get, nay DESERVE, a bit of fun time after days of distracting the little ‘uns. Allow us to show you how…

The Soul Weekender, Stanwick Hotel, 10-12th February

Hands up who know’s the roots of Northern Soul?  

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What’s on : Muddy guide up to 11 January

3 Jan 2017

Wakey Wakey!! It’s 2017 and we’re already picking up the pace here in Muddy Northants. This week there are some great events in the offing and lots of brilliant places to visit in our county.  It’s a big year for Muddy Stilettos too as we’ll be one year old in February and we’ve just been nominated for Best UK Blog – Arts and Culture.  Yep – we know what we’re on about – see what’s on this week…

ABBA Tribute Night, Westone Manor, 9.30pm, 7 January

Put on your dancing shoes and join the fun with the brilliant tribute ensemble, ABBA Angels.

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What’s On 16-22 December

14 Dec 2016

We’re nearly there, but it’s not too late to let somebody else make your Christmas truly special before we head to the big day itself. Let Northamptonshire’s finest show you a merry, heartfelt christmas.

Five centuries of Christmas, Canons Ashby, 10-18 December

It wouldn’t be Christmas without a dig into Christmas past at Canons Ashby. Be inspired by five centuries of Christmas traditions throughout the house, natural Christmas crafts, and spirit-lifting treats in the Tearoom.

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What’s On: 24 – 30 Nov

24 Nov 2016

Well here we go.  It’s officially time to start thinking about making the most of the festive scene here in Northants (I’ve already lost two Xmas presents I thought I was being organised in buying). This week the Muddy Guide has a flavour of good times and boogie, as well as some classy performances and more than a little sprinkling of festive fare.

Abba tribute Night, Whittlebury Hall Hotel & Spa, Nr Towcester, 7.30pm 25 November

Put on your dancing shoes and join the fun with this fabulous ABBA Tribute group.

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The Muddy Guide: Nov 17 – 23

17 Nov 2016

Hello Mudsters.  This week’s What’s on guide brings you sparkle in many varieties – People, Venues, Events and Charity.  It’s a great time of year, and it’s a great county to be in too.  Don’t forget to sign up to Muddy Alerts on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.  With so much going on, not all of the county’s best stuff makes it into the What’s On guide.  

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Play nine, drink wine

3 Oct 2016

It’s Women in Sport Week don’t you know, and with the Muddy finger ever on the pulse, I got myself off my (ever growing) backside and went to learn how to play golf (The Ryder Cup has just finished too, ooooh we really are on trend ; ) ALSO, Charley Hull, fabulous golf pro, is from Kettering, so really, it all links up rather nicely.

If you Google ‘golf popular for women’, you get list after list of the ‘hottest women in golf’; not the actual benefits of golf and why it’s becoming more popular for us ladies (a rather sad indictment in this day and age really). 

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What’s on – Thursday 18th August & beyond

18 Aug 2016

Atomic Festival at Sywell Aerodrome, Saturday 20 – Sun 21st Aug 

What’s that you say? If only there was something innovative and imaginative to do before the summer is over?  If only there was some kind of biggest and best mid century festival in the UK?  On your doorstep?

Atomic BOOM!

If it’s retro fifties fashion, cars, music and general good times you’re after then, Sywell aerodrome will, once again be opening it’s doors offering a colourful and thoroughly fabulous trip back in time – where men were men, women were women and gosh darn – they knew how to have a good time!

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The Muddy Summer Guide

11 Aug 2016

Family 50 Things Fun Day, Canons Ashby, Thurs 11 Aug

This week spend the day hunting for bugs and learning how to identify them with your kids. Start your 50 Things scrapbook (free from the Coach House), or add to your long list of adventures. Booking Not Needed. Children are very welcome. Dogs on leads welcome.

Canons Ashby House

Nostalgia 80s revival, The Hind Hotel, Friday 12 Aug

Alright, so we may not have looked like the supers in the ’80s, but you can go all out on your togs for this event!

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