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I'm Cate, editor of Muddy Norfolk, here to bring you the quirky, cool and downright unmissable in the area.

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Gotta Have It

Booked a campsite slot, but have no idea what you’re doing? Don’t worry, we've found the kit that will see you through, from enamelware for Pimms to the ultimate mattress.

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The results are in! Meet your Muddy Awards 2021 winners

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Thanks to everyone who took part this year, and helped celebrate the most awesome indie businesses across 25 counties.

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  • 9 Ready to go picnics and where to scoff them

    9 Ready to go picnics and where to scoff them

    Summer’s here & we ain’t wasting any time in the kitchen thanks very much. Head out into the sun and grab yourself a ready made feast from Norfolk’s finest delis, spread that picnic blanket and pop your corks.

    • Superflashy Food & Fashion Newsflash

      Superflashy Food & Fashion Newsflash

      A rose-tinted cake lovers' dream, a gorgeous Norwich lifestyle store plus rumours of a brand new Cookery School...Here's the scoop on fantastic new Norfolk indie businesses to meet and love.

    • Best pub gardens in Norfolk

      Best pub gardens in Norfolk

      OK people, time to renew our gin membership! Social drinking is back and we're taking it outside. Well what did you think going out, out meant? Pints and prosecco a go-go! So where are we meeting?

Little Black Book

Want to support local? Our curated pick of the most creative, unique and brilliant businesses near you.

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  • 16 Stunning Open Gardens in Norfolk

    16 Stunning Open Gardens in Norfolk

    We absolutely love the National Garden Scheme which gives visitors unique access to over 3,600 exceptional private gardens in England and Wales whilst raising impressive amounts of money for charity.

    • Best beaches in the South & South West

      Best beaches in the South & South West

      Heading south for the summer? Then you'll be needing our guide to the 18 best beaches including the inside line on the best activities, foodie joints and sundowner spots.

    • The Muddy insider guide to The Cotswolds

      The Muddy insider guide to The Cotswolds

      Plotting a UK staycay this year? Head to the Cotswolds - the honey-tinged heart of England. Curate your summer holiday in this glorious AONB with our bang-up-to-date, in-the-know guide on where to head.

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  • Buffalo Mozzarella with Clementine Salad

    Buffalo Mozzarella with Clementine Salad

    Need a new speedy lunch? Try this 15 minute fab mozzarella salad from Tart London – the super-cool caterers of choice for the fashion set (plus Naked Wines at 63% off).

    • New wines to try this summer

      New wines to try this summer

      Naked Wine sommelier and Gordon Ramsay alumnus Ray O'Connor spills the grapes on why he won't pay thousands for wine, what's in his cellar - and how to dodge hangovers.

    • Pan-fried sea trout with chilli and saffron broth

      Pan-fried sea trout with chilli and saffron broth

      Simple to make, yet a showstopper on the plate, this fragrant fish dish is a winner for impressing dinner party guests - especially when served with Naked Wines (at 63% off, natch).

    • Your health questions answered!

      Your health questions answered!

      Don’t understand why the weight won’t shift? Have a back that’s reminiscent of Quasimodo? Muddy puts your questions to Healthily’s chief medical officer, Professor Maureen Baker

    • Easy! Buy these, and sleep better

      Easy! Buy these, and sleep better

      Having trouble sleeping? Us and half the world right now! Here's what the Muddy team have in their shopping baskets to help with some much-needed shut-eye.

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  • Back in the office? We’re here to help!

    Back in the office? We’re here to help!

    Feeling unprepared to head back to the office after a year WFH? Muddy to the rescue with eight essential Do’s and Don’ts (and yes, you will have to change out of sweatpants).

  • Kids

    • Does the world need another online school?

      Does the world need another online school?

      Pearson Online Academy UK Global thinks so! With the launch of the educational behemoth's founding school in September, Muddy gets the lowdown from Principal Jo Vigneron

    • School Holidays are GO

      School Holidays are GO

      Right we've spent quite enough time on the sofa thanks very much. Summer's here, school's out and life is for living. We've got it sorted from toddlers to teens. Let's go!

  • Muddy stays: Cley Windmill
  • Muddy stays: Cley Windmill

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  • Happy Norfolk Day!
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After an epic Muddy Awards 2021 we’re still busy counting up the final votes. Yet whoever wins, above all these Awards are a huge celebration of the incredible mutual support, resilience, innovation and collaboration amongst our brilliant small businesses. Norfolk’s vibrant sense of community consistently shines through the way people live and work together in this fantastic county. Just one of the things to love on Norfolk Day - and every day.
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So whether you live or visit - what’s your favourite thing about Norfolk? Come on and share the love!
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@norfolkdayofficial
  • Jerry Seinfeld said ‘there’s no such thing as fun for all the family’. Clearly he’s never been to Norfolk. The mad fool.
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Here are the Top 5 𝗙𝗮𝗺𝗶𝗹𝘆 𝗔𝘁𝘁𝗿𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 as chosen by you! But who’s gonna win? Over to you - hit the bio link!
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@bewilderwood_norfolk 
@roarr_dinosauradventure 
@redwingsuk 
@pensthorpe_natural_park 
@wymondhamalpacas 
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  • FashionView more

  • Superflashy Food & Fashion Newsflash

    Superflashy Food & Fashion Newsflash

    A rose-tinted cake lovers’ dream, a gorgeous Norwich lifestyle store plus rumours of a brand new Cookery School…and a whole load more delicious foodie delights. Here’s the scoop on fantastic new Norfolk indie businesses to know and love.

    • Rent your clothes like Carrie!

      Rent your clothes like Carrie!

      Ethical, eco and everywhere - with Carrie Symonds showing us how to work a sustainable wardrobe, here's where you can rewear, repair and renew your clothes in style.

    • Best swimwear for 2021

      Best swimwear for 2021

      Nothing says summer like new swimwear. Who cares if it's the Med or the back garden, it's time to splash out. Whether it's eco, floral, striped, shaping, nautical or sporty, we've found your perfect bikini or swimsuit.

School Reviews

Our honest reviews of the UK’s best schools

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Weekend Escapes

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

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Best Places to Live 2020

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

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Muddy Stiletto Awards 2021

Be part of the UK’s most prestigious local lifestyle Awards in 2021

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Little Black Book

Our A-Z of the grooviest local businesses to help make your life easier

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