The Urban Guide to the Countryside
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Bumper Muddy Half Term Guide

8 Feb 2017

Oh help – it’s almost half term. Take a deep breath and arm yourself with 20 top ideas for activities, trails, story-telling, shows and days out in Cornwall. Click on each header to link through to a website where you can get all the details and in case you’re lucky enough to get a little time to yourself, skip right to the bottom, where you’ll find a few cool events for the grown-ups to enjoy.

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What’s on: Thurs 24 – Wed 30 Nov

24 Nov 2016

You know how it works! Here’s our list, plus a few we’ve picked as worth a butch this week…


iBounce launch, Bodmin from Wed 30 Nov

Boing! The hotly anticipated iBounce opens in Bodmin this weeked (30 Nov), and is open daily subsequently for toddler bouncing, parties, parkour and dodgeball for teens, and even exercise classes. Check the website and book in advance as I reckon it will be a mental first week – especially with the weather closing in.

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The october half term muddy guide 2016

17 Oct 2016

If you’re not jetting off to your own private island for some winter sun this week (and if you are, I’m not jealous*) , cop a load of this: Here comes October 16 Half Term and at Muddy HQ we’re meeting it head on with the biggest, most searingly useful Muddy Guide since we began..

Read on for my curated What’s ‘On All Week’ guide below with separate listings for Kids and Adults (keep a-scrollin’, there’s cool stuff for everyone in there).

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Akaw! 5 cranking Cornish surf spots

19 Aug 2016

Hello! Muddy Cornwall applebottom here, just taking ma pink board for a splash! Waddaya mean that’s not me? Ok its a fair cop. So I don’t actually know the difference between a backside and a bombora; but whether you’re a seasoned pro, or just bitten by the bug at Boardmasters, we’ve got some of the best surfing beaches in the world on our doorstep, so what are you waiting for? Channel your inner Blue Crush and zip yourself into that oh so flattering wetsuit (sigh), and catch yourself the perfect wave on one of my top five.

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What’s on guide: Thurs 18 – Weds 24 Aug

17 Aug 2016

We’re on the holiday home run folks! Nevermind the Olympics – its a personal best for me managing it this far without mainlining a good gin.

So what’s on? Sailing, eating, den-making, rockpooling, loads of theatre too, plus our regular calendar of daily events (full calendar for the weeks ahead HERE) – search by category or by town.

Multiple day events are listed below (since they make my fabulous calendar messy), but I think you’ll want to know about them. 

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Muddy tries: Snorkelling with seals (squeak!)

31 Jul 2016

One of my new favourite places in the world is Par Beach on St Martin’s in the Isles of Scilly.  White sand to rival Malé, and home to Scilly Seal Snorkelling who run two adventure trips a day from a shack opposite Higher Town Quay. If you’ve been before – how dare you not tell me about it??? St Martin’s is just 30ish miles from the mainland. No passport required, just hop on a skybus, or the Scillonian and you’ll be there by lunchtime.

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What’s on guide: Thurs 14 – Wed 20 July

14 Jul 2016

Pysk woodfired session, Philleigh Way Cookery School, Truro Thurs 14 July

Pysk evenings celebrate fresh Cornish fish cooked on the wood grill or in the wood oven over oak sourced from Philleighs own sustainable woodland.  Within the ticket price guests can expect seasonal canapes to enjoy around the fire pit, diners will then be seated and served sharing boards of fish cakes with sorrel, hot smoked trout with asparagus and soft hen eggs, soused sardines with fennel, carrot and granita, potted smoked mackerel, red onion jam and salted sourdough toast.

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5 treats for dad on Father’s day

13 Jun 2016

Father’s Day panic setting in? yep me too. If you’ve left it to the last minute with the gift buying,  don’t worry – here’s five local experiences you can buy vouchers for online. Panic over. Here’s to all the dads, old men, fathers, pops and poppas. To the mums who are dads, grandpas, uncles, responsible (and irresponsible) guardians and Godfathers. For all the early starts. For all the worrying. For all the help with DIY.

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What’s on Thurs 9 – Wed 15 June

8 Jun 2016

Royal Cornwall Show, Wadebridge, Thurs 9 – Sat 11 June

Judging caps on folks its time for the Royal Cornwall show. An opportunity to learn more about farming, food and the Countryside. Loads of info and exhibits aimed at educating y’all about various aspects of the rural way of life. You can get up close to thousands of farm animals. Great facilities for younger kids (including a families area). I got stuck in the show traffic around Wadebridge today and the show doesn’t even open until tomorrow, so add in extra time.

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What’s on guide Half term week

25 May 2016

Pass me the tramadol! We’ve got the family coming to stay over half term. Thank all that is good and holy then for the Muddy Cornwall half-term survival guide: your one-stop shop for activities, culture, and everything in between. For those who don’t have children (don’t gloat), or whose kids are old enough to amuse themselves, there’s stuff here for you too – at the bottom of the post, but be warned, they are a bit rum soaked!

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