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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!

  • 6 things to try this week

    The temperature may've dropped but there's still fun to be had this week!

  • Get up and get out – where to go post lockdown!

    As lockdown is slowly easing, it’s the best time to soak up the summer and explore your local hood – make the most of your local countryside and head to places you’ve heard about but never been to. Here’s a few suggestions to get you started. Yew Trees Avenue, Rutland The fascinating yet tranquil Yew […]

  • children at festival

    Elderflower Fields Festival, Midlands

    Expect a wild weekend adventure of music, sports, delicious locally produced food, nature and the arts, all set in the glorious Leicestershire countryside.

  • panto de montfort hall leicester aladdin

    It’s Panto Time 2019

    It's what you've all been waiting for. Oh no it isn't! Oh yes it is! Oh no.... OK, enough! Here are the perkiest pantos in Leicestershire, Rutland and beyond. You ready, Widow Twanky?

  • Insider’s Guide to Uppingham

    Thinking of planning an overnighter or a weekend away? You don't need to venture far to have fun. Here is your Muddy guide to the best places to eat, drink, stay and play in Uppingham, Rutland.

  • FREE summer fun for the kids

    Did someone say FREE? Yes indeed! I've done the hard work for you - a whole load of free activities for the kids to get involved in this month.

  • Glamping at Ettie’s Field

    Our first over-nighter glamping experience in an Airstream or should I say 'glamper-vanning'. Find out if it was as fun as it sounds.

  • A review of Belvoir Castle

    Muddy makes like Queen Vic and spends a day living like royalty in Belvoir Castle - well sort of...

  • Eat and drink your way through these foodie festivals

    Consider yourself a foodie? Partial to a glass of gin? Then check out this year's top-notch local food and drink festivals. There's plenty to choose from over the next few months.

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