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  • 10 free things to do this summer

    It may be looking distinctly changeable outside and the summer funds might be running low but there is still plenty to squeeze out of summer in Bucks, Oxon and further afield.

  • The best lidos and splashparks

    Hey hot stuff! Bit sweaty? No probs, use our pick of the best pools and river spots to cool down in. Just add sun lotion.

  • Oodles of Boodles!

    Ah Boodles, how I love you. Not just for the jewels and champers (though frankly it all helps). But also because Djokovic is playing his only pre-Wimbledon tennis tournament here. Book quick!

  • 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?

  • Do you live in the best place in Britain?

    A new survey of the UK's loveliest locales sees Bucks and Oxon trending. But you knew that already right? So does your neighbourhood make the list?

  • London calling!

    Love the idea of going into London but find it all just a leetle bit daunting? Make life easy on yourself with our Top 10 tips on how to have a cracking time in the city this Easter.

    • 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.

    • Thinking about your next holiday?

      Well, if you go down to the woods, you'll be sure of a big surprise. In a good way, mind. Luxury log forest cabin with extra treats for Muddy readers? Let's go.

      • 22 Fab Family Day Trips

        Hey day trippers! We've scoured the best places to take the fam within 2 hours of Bucks & Oxon. Off you go - just make sure you're back before tea.

      • Party in The Shires!

        Countryfile Live is back at Blenheim Palace next month, and this year it's throwing a special summer party. If you want to join John Craven in the mosh pit, read on.

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