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

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Looking for something gorgeous to gift the special people in your life (you) - while supporting an exceptional Kent creative? We've got all the inspo you need here.

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What’s on this month

Fancy doing something fun? Er, always! Read on for our curated picks of the best things happening near you right now

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  • Review: Heritage Garden Kitchen, Biddenden

    Review: Heritage Garden Kitchen, Biddenden

    An oasis of rural cool and quirky charm set in the Kentish countryside with all-day brunch, nourishing lunches, tasty supper clubs, Sunday Roasts, and a lovely organic farm shop. Need you ask for more?


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  • 12 zero waste refill stores you’ll really want to shop in

    12 zero waste refill stores you’ll really want to shop in

    Check out these sustainable grocery, gift and household stores – it’s refill, but not as you know it – gorgeous products, pretty shops and time-saving delivery or click and collect. Win, win!

    • Property Flirt

      Property Flirt

      A fresh-faced family home, perfectly positioned for commuting but also designed for home working. This perky property has it all. But can you guess how much?

    • Property trend: homes designed for family/work balance

      Property trend: homes designed for family/work balance

      Are you after a home that offers you that ‘hybrid’ living? You’ll love these new properties that offer both family spaces and the flexibility of a home office.

  • Wellbeing

    • Water fun with Paddle Cabin!

      Water fun with Paddle Cabin!

      Calling all explorers! Tick this off your summer bucket list and try a SUP (Stand Up Paddleboarding) session with new watersport venture, Paddle Cabin in East Peckham.

    • Spa Day: Green Farm

      Spa Day: Green Farm

      In need of some me-time, spa treatments or a luxury break away? Say hello, how are you and pass me that fluffy towel to Green Farm Kent.

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  • Five gripping reads to give your working life a boost

    Five gripping reads to give your working life a boost

    What better inspo for giving your career a shake-up than the story of a creative genius who defied her generation and became a living legend. We’ve found the best books that embrace the Clarice Cliff spirit…

  • Kids

    • Kids party? Sorted!

      Kids party? Sorted!

      If you’re looking for a teepee party or boutique bell tent hire – then look no further than these magical, memorable events – where the fun is all set up for you!

    • The King’s School, Canterbury

      The King’s School, Canterbury

      It may be the oldest school in the UK, but how does this boarding and day school, located within the esteemed surroundings of Canterbury Cathedral, measure up to its fellow counterparts? Muddy took a nose around on your behalf…

    • Festive show that’s not a panto: Go see The Prince & The Pauper!
    • Festive show that’s not a panto: Go see The Prince & The Pauper!


  • 🎄 Best Christmas wreath workshops in Kent 🎄 There's nothing like a wreath-making workshop to let off some creative steam and get into the festive mood with some buddies. Follow the link in our bio and get your tickets now for these crackers 😍 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
(📸 @thebloomfoundry)
  • Treat the little people! Shop Muddy's edit of the coolest stocking fillers and gifts to wrap underneath the tree this Christmas, all from amazing indie brands and businesses across the Muddy counties 🎁 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Including Kent fashion brand @picklegoodsuk! We love their cute-as-they-come leggings, tops, rompers and PJ sets. Link in bio 😍
  • BOOK THIS WORKSHOP 👏 This is the year to up your Christmas game! Make your festive table look amazing with a fun workshop by luxury table setting brand @set_hosting. Their Festive Cracker & Mini Wreath Workshop costs £50pp and you’ll make 6 recyclable crackers topped with mini dried floral wreaths, the perfect keepsake! 🎄 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The workshops will be:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Weds 1 Dec in, Tunbridge Wells.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Thurs 2 & 9 Dec in Matfield.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Tues 7 Dec in @stjuliansclub in Sevenoaks. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Tues 14 Dec at @thechequerslamberhurst. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
To book your tickets, email SET on:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The Inside café at Calverley Park is community minded so they are offering a FREE workshop space for someone who is deserving of a mindful couple of hours.
If you know someone who deserves a treat this Christmas or just feel guilty about treating yourself when it’s been a tough year, then email SET at with a nomination / request 💕💕
  • ⭐️ WIN a Mini Wardrobe Edit with @beckys.wardrobe and streamline your life! ⭐️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Let Becky edit your wardrobe and simplify your life so you can dress in clothes you love and feel good - all whilst doing good for the planet. Sign us up! She's friendly and approachable too. What are you waiting for? To enter follow the link in our bio 🤩



  • Grace Regan: My Favourite Places

    Grace Regan: My Favourite Places

    Introducing the awesomely cool, gorgeous and talented chef Grace Regan – owner of critically acclaimed London curry house, Spicebox, who lives in Margate. To celebrate her delicious vegan cookbook we got Grace to tell us her fave places to hang out locally.

    • Muddy talks parenting with Lorraine Candy

      Muddy talks parenting with Lorraine Candy

      “All teenage girls think their mums are a bit rubbish”. Journalist and mother of four Lorraine Candy talks parenting, moody teens and motherhood with Muddy.

    • Meet the makers part two: your local Indie Store heroes

      Meet the makers part two: your local Indie Store heroes

      As we step back into the real world, it’s more important than ever to support local. In the second part of our Meet the Maker series, we talk to eight of our Indie Store businesses to find out what makes them special.

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

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