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  • Driving us wild! The world’s best roadtrips

    There’s nothing like hitting the open road to give you a sense of freedom and adventure on holiday, whether it’s a 24-hour jaunt or a week-long epic escape.

  • 15 perfect picnic spots in Surrey

    Pack your scotch eggs and lashings of ginger beer - we're heading to these 15 outdoor beauty spots across Surrey to enjoy lunch al fresco.

  • Smell the roses: 10 gorgeous summer gardens to visit

    Need some glorious garden inspo or just an indulgent day out? Here's your check list of must-see National Trust rose gardens, with art, photography, poetry and plenty of cake along the way.

  • 13 lovely local vineyards to visit

    Sunshine, glorious countryside and home-grown tipples – now that’s what we call a Muddy outing! Taste and explore this English Wine Week (18 – 26 June) at these brilliant vineyards around Hampshire, Surrey, Sussex, Kent and Berkshire.

  • Bilbao, Mykonos or Naples? Disney cruises into Europe

    Thought Disney Cruise Line was all about Miami, Florida and the Bahamas? Here are the coolest destinations for 2023 - and our insider tips on how to maximise the fun while you're in port.

  • My favourite places: Helen McClure, interior designer

    Trust an interior designer to have an eye for lovely places both near and far. Godalming-based interior designer Helen McClure from At Home by Design chats under-the-radar gems.

  • Indian Ocean calling: Up to 40% off Mauritius family hols

    If you're going to the sun, you gotta do it in style, right? Leading luxury travel company Turquoise have teamed up with the Mauritian tourist board for three incredible deals this summer. Ready, steady, pack!

  • Review: Denbies Vineyard Hotel, Dorking

    Looking for a grape escape? Muddy checks into the Vineyard Hotel on the Denbies Wine Estate near Dorking - the perfect getaway for those who like walking, drinking lovely wine and eating fabulous seasonal food.

  • 6 surprising perks for teens and adults aboard Disney Cruise Line

    Love the idea of a family cruise but worry that Disney Cruise Line only cater to little ones? From teen spa treatments to on-board adult cooking classes, prepare to be mightily surprised.

  • Let’s go boating on the River Thames

    Life slows down on the water, and whether you're with a bunch of mates or have the family in tow, the GoBoat experience from Kingston-upon-Thames is one of the most enjoyable days out you'll have.

  • Packing a pooch: the best local dog walks

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

  • Fancy a last-minute beach holiday?

    Looking for a last-minute getaway this May half term on some of the most beautiful beaches the UK has to offer? Et voila! Check out these gorgeous properties from Wellies & Windbreaks all still available... but perhaps not for long.

  • Mini break! 23 of the best places to visit in the UK

    Staycationing this summer? Then you're going to want to check out our bang-up-to-date insider guides to these top towns and cities across the Muddy counties.

  • The best cruise holidays for 2023

    When one destination isn't enough, try several! Now throw in luxury accommodation, spa, gym, restaurants and activities for the whole gang, and raise a cocktail to your new travel BFF - the cruise.

  • Summer 2023 Ahoy!

    Struggling to nail the perfect family holiday for next year? Drop anchor and relax, Disney Cruise Line and its new European voyages, including departures from Southampton, could be the answer to all your problems.

  • Muddy Review: Hotel Meudon, Falmouth

    Off the beaten track and with a private beach and acres of subtropical gardens, the newly revamped Hotel Meudon is a bit of a Cornish coastal gem.

  • 50 gorgeous glamping stays to book now

    Pitching a tent? No thanks! These 50 luxurious stays across the Muddy counties put the 'glam' in glamping, from stunning yurts to chic lodges and charming shepherd's huts.

  • Hotels we heart! 53 stylish staycations to book now

    Fancy cool interiors, facilities to die for and plenty of space at the inn? Your wish is our command! Feast your eyes on the chicest large hotels the Muddy counties have to offer

  • Review: Wild Thyme & Honey, Ampney Crucis

    Cotswolds corker! Brand new for this year and showing all the honey-stoned charms you'd expect of an historic 16th century inn (with some multi-million pound mod-cons), read on and book in. You'll love it.

  • 25 stunning coastal stays to book now

    Ready to book that spring/summer seaside staycation? Then you'll want to book into one of these super-luxe coastal stays - and pronto - before they're all booked up!

  • How to plan the perfect Thai holiday

    You asked - and we have the answers! From the best spas and beaches, to idyllic family escapes or adventure trips, Thailand expert James Bell from the luxury Turquoise Holidays has the lowdown on how to go east in style

  • 49 fabulous family-friendly stays

    Looking for a last-minute Easter holiday or planning for the summer? From child-friendly hotels to cool self-catering and glamping stays, here are the best breaks to book across the Muddy counties.

  • Muddy reviews: Feuerstein Nature Family Resort, Italy

    Looking for an easy to reach, hassle-free, action-packed family getaway? This South Tyrol playground ticks all the boxes for a year-round Muddy escape.

  • Top five family travel trends

    From far-flung adventures to amazing festivals and multi-generational getaways, here's the definitive Muddy Travels guide of where to head next with your brood.

  • A taste of Valletta

    Malta’s capital has a food scene on fire right now so we just had to sample it on a whirlwind city break, enjoying the amazing architecture, culture and buzzy bars along the way.

  • Muddy Insider Guide: The Caribbean

    For those dreaming of escaping to the sun in 2022 (me, me!), here's an expert guide to the loveliest islands in the Caribbbean to visit, with the how, where and why.

  • Long-haul holiday inspo for 2022

    Where will 2022 take you? We're all itching to travel overseas once more, so here is some early inspiration in preparation for January's booking frenzy.

  • 65 paw-fect dog-friendly stays

    Have pooch, will travel? You betcha! Here are 65 stays across the Muddy counties that are all Fido-friendly, from stunning stately homes to rural cottage staycations.

  • Muddy Insider Guide: Antigua

    Dreaming of sunny skies and turquoise waters? With the world slowly opening up to tourists once more, here's all you need to know about awesome Antigua

  • 48 summer must-haves for that stylish staycation

    Be it Blackpool or Barbados, make this summer holiday your most stylish yet. From handwoven kaftans to beach speakers, these are the holiday must-haves in Muddy's basket.

  • Mini break anyone? The best hotel deals to book now

    If you're hankering for a few days away from your own four walls, then you'll need these mini break deals from hotels across the Muddy counties. Race you to check in.

  • The Muddy insider guide to Cornwall

    Planning to staycay this summer? Our curated guide to Cornwall is packed with our in-the-know tips and up to date openings. Just add flipflops and sunshine.

  • 58 staycation self-catering stays

    Planning a staycation for when lockdown eases up? It's your resident travel agent here with 58 gorgeous self-catering stays across the 24 Muddy counties.

  • Restaurants with rooms

    Dreaming of a foodie getaway? We've scoured the Muddy counties for hotel stays with serious culinary credentials for when lock-down lifts. Tuck in.

  • Dog-friendly stays

    Have pooch, will travel? Here are 43 stays across the Muddy counties that are all Fido-friendly to bookmark for a later date.

  • Special Muddy hotel deal!

    January getting you down? Hey, book a holiday! We've snaffled some brilliant Muddy extras for stays at Luxury Family Hotels if you book before 31 Jan. Read on for three reasons to be very cheerful.

  • The 37 coolest party palaces

    Got a big birthday celebration looming? Or fancy a weekend away with your squad? We've sniffed out the 37 dreamiest party palaces across the land, available for exclusive hire. Grab your gang and let's go!

  • Muddy reviews: Fowey Hall, Cornwall

    Muddy's Kerry Potter headed to this stunning Cornish corker (and inspo for Toad Hall in The Wind In The Willows) for a weekender with her brood. Here's the brand new Muddy verdict.

  • 40 Quirky Stays for Summer

    Fancy an escape that's a leetle bit different? From yurts to lodges, shepherd's huts to helicopters (not even joking!), the Muddy editors have pulled together the most charming, unusual escapes across 21 counties. Book in once you've taken your jaw off the floor.

  • St Ives – the dreamiest staycation in the UK

    As I was going to St Ives, I met a man with seven wives. OK, not really. What I did meet with though was a whole lot of FUN! Here's six reasons why you should take a trip to the Cornish coast this summer.

  • A cool Cornish hotel – without the crowds

    The Polurrian on the Lizard has had a style makeover - and then some. Fancy winning a 3 night £1800 stay at Cornwall's best kept secret?

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