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  • Day at the beach, anyone?

    The sun has got his hat on (at long last) so we're thinking impromptu daytrip to the coast. Who's in?

  • Day trippers

    Half term's nearly here (*smiles through gritted teeth*). Please the little people and save your sanity by checking out these 23 top family day trips.

  • 30 things to do between Christmas and New Year

    The days between Xmas and New Year can be a bit of a drag but we've found 30 lovely things for you to do in social limbo land.

  • Waddesdon Wonder

    Just back from the press launch of Christmas Carnival at Waddesdon Manor and I'm telling ya, it's a total winner. Check out the show!

  • 10 Autumn pubs with walks

    Is there anything better than a beautiful Autumnal walk that ends in a pub lunch? (spoiler alert: NO). Here's my starter for 10 if you want to stroll and scoff your way across Bucks & Oxon.

  • 32 brilliant days out with the kids

    The weather's divine, a staycation is on the cards, and the children need occupying. Oh hello Muddy Stilettos!

  • A country fair with a difference

    Countryfile Live is more multi-media modern festival than trad country show. It's rocking up in Blenheim Palace soon - we've filleted the best bits for your delectation.

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    Go Ape with your kids

    Trying to get your techno-obsessed kids to look up at the world? Muddy's Sarah o'Hanlon does one better and sends her three teens high into the tree tops at Go Ape in Black Park. Guess what? They LOVED it!

  • West End Kids

    Heading to the Big Smoke this summer hols? Put your feet up while you keep the little people entertained with our pick of the best kids' theatre in town.

  • The best open air theatres

    Go on, breathe in the culture! The Bard, Jane Austen, Lewis Carroll and Edith Nesbit get the outdoor theatre treatment in some of the loveliest locations in Bucks & Oxon this summer. Don't forget your picnic...

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