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

Xmas

  • drunk-dog

    My possibly not that helpful Xmas survival guide

    Are you a notorious festive failure? I hear you. Here's how I muddle through (spoiler: lashings of booze).

  • Christmas-table-setting-unsplash

    How to ace Xmas lunch

    Worried about your turkey timings? Pondering over your potatoes? 11 Michelin-starred tips to help nail it on the day.

  • woman-eating-olive-

    7 of the best… festive boozy buys

    Time to stock up your fridges and cellars! Whether you're buying for others or yourself (hey, you deserve it), you can't go wrong with these seven divine drinks.

  • J’adore/ J’abhor

    Homemade Christmas decorations - part of the festive fun or a totally twee step too far? Two Muddy staffers duke it. What do YOU reckon?

  • The Great Hants & IoW Gift Guide

    We are totally #InLoveWithLocal and have snaffled out some of the best gifts from some of our fave Hants and IoW businesses.

  • wrapping-paper-sophia-victoria-e1575622979682

    How to have an eco-friendly Christmas

    'Tis the season to banish waste, tat all things un-recyclable and go sustainable. Does anyone know where you can buy halos?

  • #InLoveWithLocal

    We're all for shopping at local indies at Muddy and we know you are too - step away from Amazon and read on for how together we can turn this impulse into a bonafide movement. Get involved!

  • Gift guide: for her

    Aunts, mums, grandmas, sisters and your girl posse all covered for Crimbo, plus some spot-on suggestions for gifts to self. Ho ho ho.

  • How to tablescape like a pro

    Tablescaping basically means making your dining table look nice in case some bugger Instagrams it. Here's how to wow your guests this Christmas.

  • Gift Guide: For nippers

    Treat the little people! 26 brilliant pressies to wrap under the tree for kids this Christmas.

  • Gift Guide: Tweens & Teens

    Those pesky tweens and teens are a nightmare to buy for - but we think we've nailed it for you! 25 gifts that might even get you more than a grunt of thanks on Christmas Day.

  • skates side menu christmas hampshire iow

    Get yer skates on!

    Pull out your best Torville and Dean moves and practice that double Axel, the skating rinks are back in town. Whether you're fond of gracing the ice yourself, or prefer to watch from the sidelines these are the best rinks around.

  • Christmas gift guide: for him

    What to buy the man in your life? Hey, easy peasy! Here's our curated 'Best for Blokes', as chosen by Muddy editors across our 22 gorgeous counties.

  • WreathMakingSlide

    Fabulously Festive Workshops

    Take that festive prep to the next level. Fashion your very own Christmas Wreath at one these fab workshops around the counties (plus a few other Christmas-themed crafts as well).

  • christmas slide menu

    Cracking Christmas Markets

    Feeling the need to shop? Here, let us facilitate that! Read on for your fill of the best local festive fairs.

  • CAF_Elves_barrow_CMYK

    The magic of Christmas

    Fancy a visit to Santa's workshop, without the long trip to the North Pole? Well, you're in luck because he's heading to nearby Surrey - lean in close and I'll tell you all about this brilliant 2.5 hour immersive and magical festive experience.

  • Christmas rapping

    Watch out John Lewis! IKEA's and M&S's Christmas adverts are bonkers and brilliant! Watch, laugh and tell us your favourite.

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 - Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Reader Treats Just For You!