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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

Goodnestone Park

Muddy says: Goodnestone Park is a stunning, privately owned stately home and garden near Canterbury. You can hire the whole house for that truly special function or weekend with friends. There's a reason it was a favourite of Jane Austen and the producer of Downton Abbey!

Accommodation

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

Macknade Fine Foods

Muddy says: Macknade Fine Foods in Faversham voted Best Deli/Farm Shop in Kent by you, is a food lover's haven!

Cafés

Flowers by Enchantment

Muddy says: We love this independent, Tonbridge florist that is really at the heart of the local community and goes the extra mile to give you the best service. If you’re going to say it with flowers, try these friendly folk.

Florists

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

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

Kent Party Props

Muddy says: If you want the goddamn coolest party then you need to know about these awesome, local party props people. They hire out everything from hay bales and cocktail bars to stunning 4ft light up letters. Don't organise an event until you've checked them out!

Kid's Parties

Sue Davies Flowers

Muddy says: Super-talented Sue is the flower power house behind this florist and really knows her ‘stuff’ having worked in the industry for years. A florist all year round and a magical Christmas shop for the festive season - if you're anywhere near Sutton Valence you really must visit...

Florists

Delicious Occasions

Muddy says: Claire makes stunning, hand-crafted cakes that taste even better than they look (I know hard to imagine). She also runs fab workshops on everything from Flawless Finish to Wired Sugar Flowers

Cakes

Kingdom

Kingdom is a place to escape, explore and enjoy nature. Just 35 miles south of London and 7 miles equidistant of Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells, Kingdom is based on a love of cycling, community and food, all set in a magical 13-acre woodland. A natural space to unplug, unwind and relax with family and friends […]

Cycling

Taywell

Muddy says: awesome, award-winning, artisan ice cream and sorbet manufacturer based in the heart of Kent. How do we know? Because we've tried every flavour obvs! Favourites are Rhubarb & Ginger Crumble Ice Cream and Blood Orange Sorbet. But don't just take our word for it - keep an eye out for your local stockists or order online and try it yourself...

Food & Drink

Colonnade Florist

Muddy says: Sharon has floristry running through her veins and really knows how to provide stunning bouquets for any occasion which is why this Tunbridge Wells florist is always so popular...

Florists

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

Georgie Ward Events

Got a cocktail party (lucky you), birthday or work do to plan? Georgie Ward Events is a Kent based creative events company specialising in party planning and venue sourcing, both in Kent and London...

Event Planners

Peas-in-a-Pod

Peas-in-a-Pod is a collection of cheekily illustrated gifts and greetings for fun-loving folk created by Emma Donovan in her Kent based home studio. All products are manufactured in Great Britain and produced in small runs which makes them really rather special.  From printed melamine picnic plates, to witty greetings cards for all occasions, Peas-in-a-Pod is […]

Gifts

Flower & Glory

Deborah Arpino is a florist and stylist. Over the past 20 years, she has developed a distinctive look that is inspired by her love of flora, fauna and France. Driven by her passion of finding unusual decorative objects and combining them with beautiful flowers, plants and candles, Deborah opened her gorgeous flower & lifestyle shop […]

Florists

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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