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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 Leicestershire and Rutland. Out you go and don’t do anything I wouldn’t do…

  • Best local cycling routes

    Avoid boredom on your bike by exploring your local hood with a fresh two-wheeled perspective in our pick of the best cycling routes. Tackle some of these routes with or without the family. 

  • Bring the bar to you: how to have a virtual night out

    Counting down the days until that chilly pub garden come April? God, us too. Here's the next best thing: bar-quality cocktails, perfect ambience, and a whole lot of glam.

  • Splash! Outdoor open swimming spots

    We’ve been in lockdown for what feels like FOREVER and now that there’s light at the end of tunnel, your morning walk may not cut it for much longer. The weather’s getting warmer so brush off the cobwebs, lift your mood, be at one with nature and dive into our guide to the best open […]

  • Fast forward to fun! Fab things to do in 2021

    Is that a hint of spring I feel in the air? No? Oh well, take solace in the fact that by summer there'll be warm weather and hopefully loads of things to do - right! Here’s our list of fab events to pencil in the diary.

  • Packing a pooch: the best local dog walks

    Does your four-legged friend need a change of scene? Set the tails wagging with these Leicestershire and Rutland walks with woodland, rivers and plenty of off-lead opportunities

  • 10 lockdown walks with a coffee pitstop

    Going stir crazy locked up inside with the kids this week? Stretch your legs and refuel en route with these brilliant local walks, all with pitstops for coffee and cake. Grab your wellies and go!

  • Half-term hack: the best online courses for kids

    Run out of ways to entertain the kiddos? Check out Muddy's list of the best online classes and workshops that you can do from anywhere across the country, just in time for half-term.

  • Superflashy news flash

    Find out which global sports superstar is heading to our hood, new restaurant alert and the festival that's confirmed to go ahead this summer!

  • Snowdrops everywhere! 7 local lockdown walks

    They're coming out! The loveliest places (that we're allowed to visit in lockdown) to catch winter snowdrops across Leicestershire and Rutland over the next few weeks.

  • 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.

  • 9 local spooky halloween events

    From a scary drive-in cinema to a terrifying Clown CarnEvil Maze. We've created a ghoulish guide to the best events to enjoy across Leicestershire and Rutland with the family and those who want something a little more terrifyingly gruesome. Mwwaahhhhhh!

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    Man the forts! The best castles within 90 minutes

    Ready for a right royal day out over half term? We've rounded up 10 of the coolest castles in Leicestershire and Rutland and beyond that are open to visit. Tiara at the ready, let's go!

  • Awesome autumn walks with a pub

    Is there anything better than a beautiful Autumnal walk that ends in a pub lunch? Stroll and scoff your way across Leicestershire and Rutland.

  • 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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