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The 2019 Muddy Stilettos Awards

24th April - 22nd May 2019

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Bore Place

Muddy says: Bore Place is many amazing things rolled into one. Set in 500 acres of countryside it makes a stunning venue for a wedding. It also hosts a whole variety of the kind of original and interesting workshops we know you'll absolutely love - from Artisan Bread Making to an Introduction to Bee Keeping...Oh and there's Holiday Clubs too!

Arts & Crafts Courses

Wildwood

Muddy says: 200 native animals set in 40 acres of beautiful ancient woodland plus Kent's tallest drop slide - kiddie heaven!

Attractions

Carroty Wood

Muddy says: A wonderful activity centre, enclosed in 58 acres of mature woodland, with plenty of natural habitat and wildlife for groups and families to explore.

Kid's Activities

The Little Welly

Muddy says: A sure-fire way to get them off the iPad, this epic obstacle course and festival in Sevenoaks promises to be a massive hit with kids.

Kid's Activities

Mint Rainbow

Muddy says: Mint Rainbow is a luxury, handmade, organic, unisex clothing company that produces the most gorgeous clothes for children as well as identical items for you, should you want to master that cute matchy matchy look...

Kids

King’s Canterbury Junior Rowing

Muddy says: Rowing isn’t a sport that many kids get to try, but a great sport for fitness as well as building confidence, determination and resilience, and these King’s Canterbury Junior Rowing Courses aim to deliver on all counts.

Junior Rowing

Little Street

Muddy says: OMG - kids these days are so lucky and all that - take a look at this for an amazing day out.

Kid's Activities

Bewl Water

Muddy says: Bewl is a big, beautiful reservoir offering a fantastic range of outdoor activities - from cycling to open air cinema, children's parties to cookery courses - there's fun stuff to do all year round. Oh and a decent restaurant too!

Attractions

Wingham Wildlife Park

Muddy says: A brilliantly, manageable-sized park set in a picturesque region of the county that boasts more species than any other zoo in Kent. With everything from tigers to a family of rare Western Chimpanzees and hands-on animal experiences to try.

Attractions

Reuthe’s Nursery & Gardens

Muddy says: Stunning historic gardens only recently restored to their former glory, so earning the name 'the Lost Gardens of Sevenoaks'. Explore the jungle-like pathways, enjoy homemade cake in the café or let little ones discover the cute play area - and there's special events like kids' craft, gardening workshops and foraging courses too!

Attractions

The Canterbury Tales

Muddy says: nestled in the heart of Canterbury since 1988, this well-loved visitor experience is perfect for your next family day out! Learn about Chaucer's famous tales in an authentic and engaging way, literature brought to life.

Attractions

Gulbenkian

Muddy says: Gulbenkian is the University of Kent's Art Centre, a Boutique Theatre that offers a diverse arts programme. Described as the 'gem of Canterbury' renowned for their reasonable ticket prices, friendly service and amazing shows - It can't be missed!

Attractions

Chatham Historic Dockyard

Muddy says: Celebrating everything associated with the great age of sail, this landmark venue makes a great day out. The exhibition is all really interactive, there's always new stuff happening and three massive, MASSIVE warships to explore. What more do you want?!

Attractions

Betteshanger Park

Muddy says: With everything from fabulous family biking trails to The Beast (the world's biggest inflatable obstacle course!) Betteshanger Park is a brilliant place for outdoor adventure

Attractions

The English Beagle

Muddy says: Looking for an original, quality pressie? Or maybe you're treating yourself? This Kent-based online gift boutique handpicks all the best British brands with bags of personality. Oh and all reasonably priced too. Credit card at the ready...?

Beauty Products

The Chair

Muddy says: If you're after luscious locks then you'll want to know about The Chair in Canterbury's beautiful sixteenth century salon. Even better you can get your barnet and beauty needs all catered for at once under one roof because there's a beauty salon in the same building...

Beauty Salons

Little Elves Workshops

Little Elves Workshops is a purpose built fairy tale dream cabin in Boughton Monchelsea, Maidstone.  It was MY dream which became reality approximately three years ago.  It is a place where the happy can celebrate, the weary can regain strength and the ordinary can become extraordinary.  All ages are welcome to become engaged and absorbed […]

Arts & Crafts Courses

Evolution Tennis

Evolution is an award-winning tennis coaching company headed up by LTA Kent Coach of the Year Dave Von Ribbeck. My own Mudlets have tried it and loved it - and so did I because it got them having fun out the house and out of my hair!

Fitness

Chilli Ski

New and pre-loved ski gear  Skiing can be an expensive passion but Chilli Ski in Ticehurst, East Sussex can help you cut a dash on the slopes and still save a bit of cash. The company sells a range of quality new and pre-loved ski wear and accessories for adults and children. You’ll find ski jackets, salopettes and […]

Gifts

Quench Cycles

Quench Cycles, the home of cycling at Bedgebury. Our mission is to get people cycling, allowing them to engage with and discover the thrill of the outdoors by creating accessible adventure through fun, excitement, education and challenge. Perfect for parties, group events and days out with the family. It’s not only for that though, we […]

Cycling

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