Muddy says: We love this super-luxe yet family-friendly hotel where tradition meets 21st century edge — a hard balance to maintain, but this New Forest institution manages it with aplomb.
Muddy says: Step into the kitchen and cook up a storm as Flora imparts her gourmet know-how in her specialist cooking school, taking you from cooking zero to foodie hero.
Muddy says: Easels at the ready everybody, Jennie Maizels will awaken and unleash your inner creative streak. Ready, set, PAINT.
Muddy says: Bringing a bit of that showbiz sparkle to Eastleigh, The Point opens its doors on a regular basis to amazing theatre shows, dance performances and other cultural pursuits.
Muddy says: A special place to retreat and write. Set between the sea and mountains of North Wales, expect residential creative-writing courses taught by professional wordsmiths including Carol Ann Duffy, Lemn Sissay and Patrick McGuinness.
Muddy says: We love business productivity coach Trudy Simmons' warm, arms-open-wide approach and her intuitive ability to nail a clients' priorities. If you're starting out on your own or simply need a re-boot, her Crazy Daisy Clarity Club comes with our big ol' stamp of approval. Let's get to work.
Muddy says: Hampshire's kitchen-demo-dynamo runs sell-out sessions in Stockbridge and Wandsworth teaching everything from cooking with spices to filling the freezer.
Muddy says: Build resilience, deal with stress and increase focus with Mandala Living's luminous mindfulness meditation instructor, Kate Rowlandson.
Muddy says: Gather your dearest girls, be they friends or family, to make professional pieces that will tell their story for years, nay generations to come. Your teacher, the Royal College of Art trained Fiona Dowling, is a calm and deeply knowledgeable guide to the art of jewellery making.