This hidden gem is based deep in the heart of picturesque Kent, in the stunning setting of the Mersham-le-Hatch Estate and its 190-acre deer park, near Ashford. And Muddy readers get an exclusive 10% discount. Aprons at the ready!
Looking for something different to do with the family? This farm and park is full of interesting activities and events to keep you busy all year round, plus it's celebrating its 35th anniversary this year with a heap of fun stuff planned for everyone including a very special visitor...
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...
Muddy says: a brilliant, unique party idea for aspiring popstars (big and small). All in the comfort of your own recording studio. What's not to love?
Muddy says: situated in the beautiful village of Hever only a minutes’ walk away from the historic Hever Castle and Hever Castle Golf Club. With a wonderful restaurant and spa on site - and great transport links - Hever Hotel is a getaway gem.
Muddy says: Margate's first ever Michelin recommendation in 2010, The Ambrette not only sits pretty with sea views over Margate sands but is also a foodie destination in town for traditional Indian dishes with an exciting and innovative twist
Muddy says: Located in the heart of Canterbury's historical city centre, The Ambrette is where to head for innovative and exotic food where traditional Indian dishes have been cunningly combined with influences of global cuisine.
Muddy says: Macknade Fine Foods in Faversham voted Best Deli/Farm Shop in Kent by you in 2018, is a food lover's haven!
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.
Muddy says: A fab new climbing experience in the heart of Kent with activities for all age-groups that will put you through your paces - fab for kids parties or a date night with a difference
Muddy says: Winner of Best Farm Shop/Deli in our 2019 Muddy Awards and the go-to destination in Kent for locally sourced meat and fresh produce
Muddy says: The only ethically sourced authentic Nordic tipis in the UK that will create a unique outdoor space to make your event TRULY memorable
Muddy says: if wine is involved, we're there! If it's the best of English wine, from right here in Kent, we're there with (sparkling) bells on! Grab your girlfriends, pop down for a tour, tasting or even enjoy tapas on their new terrace...
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?!
Muddy says: Don't miss visiting this hidden gem in Kent this Summer with plenty to see and do for ALL of the family!
Muddy says: In need of inspiration for your next party? Then look no further than Amchella Events and Sleepovers who will make sure that your kids (and even the inner child lurking in you) will have a night to remember!
Muddy says: Lisa at Lily and Myrtle is passionate about what she does, working closely with clients to create stylish bespoke floral displays for all occasions - particularly weddings.
A brilliantly located pub in the heart of Penshurst village, with a view of the entrance to Penshurst Place from the front and stunning fields from the beer garden at the back. Offering decent grub and boutique bedrooms - it's one for over-nighters and locals alike...
Muddy says: 200 native animals set in 40 acres of beautiful ancient woodland plus Kent's tallest drop slide - kiddie heaven!
Muddy says: Looking for flowers with a difference? Look no further than Chambers Farm Flowers - a seasonal flower farm growing British flowers.
Muddy says: Whether you're looking for somewhere to host a work event, private function, wedding or just eat out with the family - head to this hidden gem for something a bit special...
Muddy says: Introducing our fave tented-pop-up hosts, the brilliant Twisted Bramble, who specialise in supper clubs and Kent events with a difference. Whether you're searching for a fun and original night out with the gang or organising a corporate bash - look no further!
Muddy says: OMG - kids these days are so lucky and all that - take a look at this for an amazing day out.
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!
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!
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
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 […]
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...
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 […]
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...
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 […]