My Favourites heart

My Favourites

Save your favourites with a single click and you’ll never forget a brilliant Muddy recommendation.

THINGS TO DO. ARTS. EAT. TRAVEL. FASHION. BEAUTY. KIDS. HOME

Get the inside line on what’s unique, special and new near you, straight to your inbox across 25 counties

Wellbeing

  • Consider a raisin… and four other ways to be more Zen

    Whether it's social anxiety about lockdown ending, or panic that it's not coming soon enough, a new book claims the ancient art of Zen will see us through. Ready to try it?

  • 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 […]

  • Low mood > depression > and how to tackle it

    One in five people reading this feature will be suffering from some form of depression. Here's how to spot the signs and help yourself and those you love.

  • Cheaper than therapy: self-help books for 2021

    Being stuck inside for a year hasn’t done us a ton of good, but help is at hand. Try one of these tomes designed to get our work, home and head space in order.

  • Fast and filling recipes for Feb

    No time/energy to cook (let alone make it healthy)? Don't worry, we've got you. Here are two low-effort, speedy suppers under 500 calories to feel good about.

  • Best new fitness tech for 2021

    Need something to help those workouts along? Itching for some new tech in the new year? Read on for the Muddy edit of the best flashy fitness buys of 2021.

  • Best wellbeing podcasts for 2021

    Want to boost your wellbeing? Hell yeah! While we can’t go to the gym right now, we can go on long solo walks with inspirational podcasts. Here's our pick.

  • couple kissing

    Is your sex life suffering in lockdown?

    Is lockdown 3.0 wrecking your sex life and pushing your relationship to the limits? We hear you. Read on for our expert guide on how to Covid-proof your love life.

  • The only 5 resolutions you need to keep in 2021

    January is traditionally a time for making ridiculous promises and then feeling shame by failing to keep them. Not this year: we’ve been through enough.

  • Worried about CV Lockdown?

    We've chatted to experts at Age Space to get some practical advice if your parents are over 70 and facing imminent isolation.

  • Working (out) from home: 5 on-demand exercise classes

    Tear your eyes away from Netflix and get moving with these streaming fitness classes. No excuses now!

  • women jumping

    How to feel happy and healthy this year

    Expert tips on how to boost your mental health and happiness and get you raring to go in 2020.

  • Pampering tips for your pooch

    It's not only us humans who need a little TLC in the winter months. Our four legged friends can also do with a little pampering. Woof!

  • Are you sober curious?

    Doing Dry January or merely cutting down? We're all re-examining our relationship with alcohol. Could "sober curious" be for you?

  • 12 ways to get your creative juices flowing in the new year

    Bored of your regular routine? Fed up of Netflix and chilling and looking for something fun? Here's 12 creative and exciting classes to start your new year off with a bang.

  • January news: Read all about it

    Nosey parker, moi? If it’s happening in the ‘hood, I’ve got the gossip.

  • Hypnotise your way to happiness

    Ever heard of hypnosis? And I don't mean the kind that makes you do whacky things like on telly. I recently had a few sessions to help reduce my stress levels, working-mum anxiety (the struggle is real) and more. Check out if it worked...

  • Run for the hills!

    Actually don't just yet - let me tell about these brilliantly inspiring running books first.

  • How to be happy in 2019

    New Year, new chance to give yourself a great big shot of positive energy with one of these 28 inspirational ideas.

School Reviews

Our honest reviews of the UK’s best schools

Read the reviews

Fun Finder

Making plans? Find your perfect Pub, Inn, Hotel, Café, Restaurant or Bar across the Muddy counties.

Read more
Best Places to Live 2020

The insider’s guide to the Top 200 places to live outside London

View our picks
Back Home

The Urban Guide to the Countryside - Leics & Rutland

Reader Treats Just For You!