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  • Fancy a break this half term?

    Need to make a fast getaway? Don’t move a muscle till you’ve checked out my pick of 8 last-minute family breaks in the West Country.

  • 24 hours in Matera

    Have you seen the new James Bond 'No Time To Die' trailer with the car chase scenes around Matera? I was in this European City of Culture 2019 just a few months back, checking out the best places to go (but of course!). Make mine a martini, shaken not stirred while I tell you my insider tips to the coolest city you've probably never heard of!

  • Muddy’s Insider Guide to the Isle of Wight

    This sunny little Island may be small in stature but it's packed to the brim with amazing things to check out. We've got the top tips on how to discover the real Isle of Wight.

  • 40 Quirky Stays for Summer

    Fancy an escape that's a leetle bit different? From yurts to lodges, shepherd's huts to helicopters (not even joking!), the Muddy editors have pulled together the most charming, unusual escapes across 21 counties. Book in once you've taken your jaw off the floor.

  • St Ives – the dreamiest staycation in the UK

    As I was going to St Ives, I met a man with seven wives. OK, not really. What I did meet with though was a whole lot of FUN! Here's six reasons why you should take a trip to the Cornish coast this summer.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Out-of-Season Scilly with Kids

    Cornwall meets the Caribbean on this unspoilt archipelago just 28 miles from Land's End. Here are my top tips for visiting with the family in 2019.

  • Your 2019 holiday inspiration

    Going anywhere nice on your holidays? Don't answer that until you've read Muddy's guide to the coolest travel trends for the year ahead.

  • Booking your family hols?

    Don't do anything till you've seen Flight Centre's first Family Adventures brochure - and put yourself in the running for a £20k dream trip!

    • Fancy a weekend in Kent?

      Course you do! We've teamed up with Southeastern to give you the lowdown on the Garden of England's hidden gems. PLUS we're giving away a luxe weekend stay there worth £500! Aren't we nice?

    • Winter boltholes

      Pack that overnighter and give yourself the break you deserve, with 37 curated cosy breaks across the Muddy counties.

    • Girls’ weekend getaways

      Try these 31 awesome spas, inns, bars and retreats across the Muddy counties and reconnect with your bezzies in style.

    • Insider Guide to St Albans

      Home to the UK's first saint and apparently the first hot cross bun, the beautiful cathedral city of St Albans is bursting with history, independent shops, eateries, bars and hotels, all making it a great place to live or visit. Shall we step inside?

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