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Stilettos on but nowhere to go? Ah, I can help with that! Muddy Stilettos is your go-to regional guide for the cool, quirky, new and unmissable happening in your ‘hood. Check out our Weekend, Weekly and Monthly What’s On guides to find out the insider info on everything from pop-ups, pubs and theatre to kids events, live music, new openings and shopping in Northamptonshire. Out you go and don’t do anything I wouldn’t do…

  • Boredom begone: online courses & classes to do right now

    Bored at home? No longer! Muddy's been hard at work finding you the very best online class to do in your county. From computer coding to nipple tassels, we've got it all.

  • Snowdrops everywhere!

    The snowdrops have arrived and we've located the best drifts to visit near you. Some of our top snowdrops spots haven't been able to open yet this year, so if you know a secret location, please let us know in the comments below and remember to keep it local.

  • 21 fab things to do in 2021

    As we bid good riddance the year we'd all prefer to forget, it's time to start planning for our freedom. Here's our pick of all the best things to do in Northants in 2021.

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    6 of the best Boxing Day walks

    Half the turkey's back in the fridge and the sherry bottle's in the recycling bin. Grab your wellies: it's time for the ubiquitous Boxing Day walk. Here are 6 of the best festive routes to put some colour in your cheeks.

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    Muddy reviews: Sherlock in Homes

    What do theatres do when live performance is off the bill? Elementary, my dear Watson, Zoom straight into the audience's homes for interactive evenings of murder and intrigue.


    Cracking Christmas wreath workshops in Northants

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


    Winter walks with cosy coffee stops

    With cafes opening back up again post Lockdown, we've picked 8 of our favourite Northants coffee and cake stops to round off a brisk wintry walk.

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    Where can I take the kids during lockdown?

    Yep, we’re feeling it too. We’ve been locked down during a dark, dank month and yet we still have children who need fresh air and exercise. Calling all options: now is the time to present yourselves.

  • Super flashy newsflash!

    Want to be in the know? Of course you do. And have I got news for you!

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    What’s on this week 26 Oct – 1 Nov

    Hello pumpkin! What do you fancy getting up to this week? There's live music, art exhibitions, yogic wellness and a spoooky number of Halloween happenings in Northants. Here's our top pick.

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    What’s on this week 19-25 October

    There are spooks, scares and ghoulish happenings aplenty this week with ghost hunts, Macbeth and pumpkin picking, plus a whole raft of excellent local exhibitions, workshops and pop-ups.

  • Into London: the capital reopens

    With the tourist count at an all-time low, now is the time to swerve the endless queues and enjoy London's cultural bounty.

  • What’s in: 10 new things to watch this week

    Lazy day in front of the telly? Yes please! Here are the hottest new films and TV shows for you to sink your teeth into. Just add popcorn.

  • What’s in this week

    Staying in again this week? You'll be needing our curated Muddy guide to the best things to stream from home then!

  • Your #Joulesautumnwalks photos

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  • Your ultimate Autumn Walks guide

    Grab your kids, your besties, your dog and anyone else who is free to join you on our first Autumn Walks initiative with Joules - and win coats and wellies for the whole family!

  • 7 perfect days of summer – just add gin!

    Ableforth's Bathtub gin looks cool, tastes even better and will rev you up for a summer of fun. Here, win a case (yup, six bottles of it!) and find out for yourself.

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