The Urban Guide to the Countryside
Hertfordshire Edition

Category: Kids

cool camping

24 Mar 2017

Have you given a thought to summer camping yet? Those yurts, lodges and cool glampy sites get booked up waaaaay in advance, so to give you the early heads up, here are the 25 best places to start your search, as chosen by the people in the know –  the regional Muddy editors.

STAY IN…BERKSHIRE

Hollington Park Clamping ,Woollen Hill, nr Newbury

If you love the idea of getting back to basics, but can’t quite bring yourself to sleep on a deflating air mattress, pitch up at Hollington Park Glamping near Newbury.

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Mothering Sunday ideas for the best mum!

15 Mar 2017

Mother’s Day is fast approaching, and is it just me or is time suddenly going at a gallop? If you’re looking for something a little bit different to do with your mum this weekend, or if you feel the need to give others a steer with the planning and booking process, here are some ideas. Choose from talks about the history of Mother’s Day at the Museum of Brands in London, or go for the complete clotted cream and bubbly guilt-free overload afternoon tea in an old post office, or a newly restored vineyard.

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A holiday less ordinary

13 Mar 2017

Love a luxe break? A sucker for heritage holiday rentals? Or is it all about the location? They all have their place but, for pure fun value, there’s little that can beat a really quirky stay.  My fellow Muddy editors in counties from Cornwall to Norfolk, Kent to Warwickshire, have each found two brilliant, alternative properties with which to whet your travel appetite. And if you know a fantastic quirky stay somewhere that you think should be included, please comment in the box below – let’s share the knowledge!

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MUDDY BEST SCHOOLS GUIDE: ST FRANCIS’ COLLEGE, LETCHWORTH GARDEN CITY

20 Feb 2017

What? Where?

St Francis’ College is an independent day and boarding school for girls aged 3-18 in Letchworth Garden City. St Francis’ College is in a building that typifies Letchworth: attractive, thoughtfully designed and solidly built; in a safe and very green residential environment, but at the same time less than 10 minutes’ walk into town. It’s ten minutes from Junction 9 on the A1, and roughly an equal distance between London and Cambridge.

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Muddy meets James Mayhew

17 Feb 2017

James Mayhew is the illustrator of the best-selling children’s books Katie and Ella Bella. He studied illustration at Maidstone College of Art and his first book, Katie’s Picture Show, was published in 1989 and is still in print. There is a wonderful display of his books at the equally wonderful David’s Bookshop in Letchworth. On Sunday 5 March, James is performing with Realm of Music at the new Broadway Theatre.

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Early bird Muddy summer festival guide. Book now!

16 Jan 2017

The music festival season feels a long, long way off right now (although we wouldn’t say no to a pear cider if you’re offering) but these days you’ve got to book mega early if you want to be happy campers come summer. Many of the biggies sell out in a flash – we haven’t managed to score Glastonbury tickets for years – but the good news is lots of the local events still have availability and most of them are family friendly.

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