Outdoors

  • Step away from the screens

    Overstretched parents, tech-addicted kids and, shockingly, exercise levels dropping from the age of seven – what can be done to help children get moving again?

  • Waendel walking on sunshine

    The Muddy household looks forward to this weekend for lots of reasons. It’s dog and kid friendly, you don’t have to be super-fit to take part, and there are numerous watering holes on every route

  • Muddy Guide – 9 great day trips for half term

    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, […]

  • What’s on : Muddy guide up to 11 January

    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 […]

  • 9 Xmassy things to do this week

    Carols by Candlelight, All Saints Church, Northampton 6.30-8.30pm, 10 December A magical evening of Carols by Candlelight is being held in Northampton to raise vital funds for Alzheimer’s Society. As well as traditional Christmas carols, readings and delicious winter treats, the charity has organised a line-up of local musicians who will all perform throughout the […]

  • Open up your choccies, it’s advent time!

    Stay focused people.  The Christmas klaxon may be sounding but not everything has tinsel attached – although a lot does – we can do both, hurrah. Second Star to the Right, Royal & Derngate underground studio, 11.00am and 2pm daily, 2 December – 7 January 2017 We’re promised sprinklings of Fairy dust and a transformed Underground […]

  • What’s On: 24 – 30 Nov

    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 […]

  • The Muddy Guide: Nov 17 – 23

    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 […]

    • The Muddy Summer Guide

      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 […]

    • What’s on – Thurs 4 & beyond

      So far this summer holiday I have survived a few play-dates (although I am under instruction never to call them that for 11-year-old girls), a week in a yurt in rainy Tenby, plus a mammoth clothes washing session that nearly resulted in Mr Muddy’s breakdown (he overseas laundry in our household – I know, I […]

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