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  • The best water parks and lidos

    Feeling the heat? Dive in to one of these pools and watery oases this summer. No heavy petting or dive bombing, mind, and don't forget the sunscreen!

  • Muddy Awards Winners Drinks!

    The best local businesses in Herts and Beds as chosen by you, raised a glass (or three...!) to celebrate their very well-deserved wins, at the totally gorgeous Copper House bar in Berkhamsted for the annual Muddy Awards Drinks. Cheers!

  • The 30 best local artisan gins

    The 30 best artisan gins across the Muddy counties - rack them up, throw in some Juniper berries and rosemary, and let's get drinking!

  • Superflashy newsflash!

    All your local goss right here, in one delectable dose, from a super-exclusive new spa opening, to a hospitality hero, and the best indie high streets in Britain.

  • Meet the Muddy Awards Finalists!

    Thousands of you voted for your favourite local businesses in the first round of this year's Awards. Want to see who made it through to the Finals? (OK, that's a stupid question).

  • Wonderful weddings

    Planning a wedding? Don't do anything until you've consulted our comprehensive wedding guide for all 21 Muddy counties. The dreamiest venues, florists, photographers and more- you're welcome!

  • Muddy goes wild in London

    Think a family trip into London is more hassle than it's worth? Think again! Here's how Muddy nailed 9 hours in London with kids and made it the best day out ever.

  • 12 of the best bluebell walks

    We reckon bluebell season is one of the natural highlights of the English calendar - don't you agree? Woods and glades will be awash with vibrant colour over the next few weeks, so we've narrowed down the best local spots to see them in all their glory.

  • London calling!

    Love the idea of going into London but find it all just a leetle bit daunting? Make life easy on yourself with our Top 10 tips on how to have a cracking time in the city this Easter.

  • What’s on: Easter holidays

    The Easter holidays are almost upon us, so it's time to fill the diary with lots of egg hunts and cute animal themed activities. Hop to it then!

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