The Urban Guide to the Countryside
Northamptonshire Edition

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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What’s on until 30 March:

22 Mar 2017

This week the What’s on has a distinctly maternal feel to it.  It’s Mothering Sunday on 26 March, and whilst there are lots of other fun activities to be getting on with around the county, this Muddy thinks it’s time to put Mum first.

A Tribute to George Michael, Kettering Park Hotel, Friday 24 March

His larger than life persona, and sheer talent was been the soundtrack to our lives  – ever since we woke up in the eighties and “went went”,  This  “tribute to George Michael” is well timed for those of us who want to be reminded of just how good he was.

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Cocktail hour: Muddy goes all Mad Men

21 Mar 2017

Ahhhhhhhh, how I perceive myself having a cocktail may not necessarily translate to how I actually look having one; but nevertheless, I like cocktails, and so I shall endeavour to carry on drinking them, whether I can emulate Betty Draper or not.

There are some great cocktail bars in Northants (here’s a blog post we did last year with some Muddy faves), but they’re often a destination venue on a night out, rather than just a quick drink after work, or somewhere you can enjoy a cocktail while the kids have their tea.

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High Five Northants – Places to Tie the Knot

21 Mar 2017

Here we are, the next in our High Five Northants series, and this time it’s wedding venues! Muddy intern Maddy Morgan checks out places from gorgeous hotels to country barns, and it’s fair to say, the list of places in sunny Northants, where you and your fiance can say ‘I do’, is  pretty plentiful. Quite frankly, our county is full of beautiful venues that offer a whole variety of options for the nuptials; but here’s five to start, and we’ll go a bit more quirky on the next lot…

Rushton Hall

Possibly one of the most picturesque hotels in Northamptonshire (we’ve been there), Rushton Hall offers you the fairytale wedding you’ve always dreamed of!

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Mini staycation – The Narrowboat, Weedon

20 Mar 2017

Staycation. Staycation Staycation. It’s an opportunity to take some time out and explore your own county, even if you only have a spare evening. And it still surprises me that after a twenty minute car journey from Northampton (a mere skip across the M1 to the west of the county), you can have yourself a proper local adventure. Door to door and back in 24 hours, we’ve met some inspiringly talented people and bone fide entrepreneurs.

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10 thing to do in Northants now!

15 Mar 2017

The Spring equinox is nearly upon us and that’s the time that we head outside, have some fun, and then head inside for more fun.  There’s lots on offer for us all in and around the county this week, and there’s sweet treats to keep our energy levels high because we’re going to need some stamina to get through it all.

70’s Party Night, Whittlebury Hall, 7.30pm – 12.30am, Friday, 17 March

Yes Sir, I can boogie, But I need a certain song, I can boogie, boogie boogie, All night long.

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