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I'm Cathy, editor of Muddy Sussex, here to bring you the quirky, cool and downright unmissable in the area.

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Gotta Have It

Our social lives have moved outdoors but Sussex is still 'bracing', especially after dark. Keep warm and carry on with one of these fab spring jackets, from Sussex stores and malls.

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The Spring Edit

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The UK’s most creative and unique independent shops, makers and producers local to you.

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Little Black Book

Want to support local? Our curated pick of the most creative, unique and brilliant businesses near you.

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  • TV’s ‘Home Genie’ on bringing colour into your home


  • Seen somewhere you like on Muddy’s Weekend Escapes? Of course you have! To create a Favourites lists of must-visit venues and experiences simply sign in to your Muddy account and hit the heart icon to curate your own personal collection. #HelloFreedom!
  • 🚲 🍰 What's the point in slogging up all those hills if you can't stop for a coffee, cake or cheeky one in a gorgeous pub garden? 

We've rounded up 10 beautiful bike rides with pit stops for you at the link in our bio.

Cake optional. Hah. As if. Cake is never optional.
  • OMG an actual unicorn! 🦄 🦄  Just one of the magical creatures you and your family will come face to face with at @enchantedleonardslee this summer.

And here's the best bit - we've got FIVE family tickets to this stunning mini-festival, complete with mermaids 🧜‍♀️, fairies 🧚‍♀️, goblins 🧙‍♂️ and unicorns as well as food and drink, a vintage funfair, circus skills and live music, to give away.

Explore a magical trail through beautiful woods, flora, fauna and lakes, complete with musical and theatrical performances and spectacular visual and sound installations.

It's the perfect family day out, set in the breathtaking surroundings of @leonardsleegardens.

Don't miss your chance to win - enter now at the link in our bio!
  • Muddy top tip: if you’re heading out for a quick lunchtime bike ride on the Downs, don’t be tempted to leave your pump and spares at home ‘because I’m only doing a quick loop, what are the chances I’ll get a puncture?!’ 

💯 😫🤣

#muddysussex #muddytourofsussex #lovewhereyoulive
  • Hands up who loves cafes! Well, we do too and we've discovered an absolute gem for you.

Introducing the gorgeous @cafenumber4 in Horsham's picturesque Market Square, the perfect spot for a bit of people-watching while you enjoy something delicious and home-made. 

Everything is locally-soured too, from passionate indy suppliers. Which makes it our kind of place and that's why it's the latest addition to Muddy's Little Black Book of handpicked Sussex businesses!

Find out more at the link in our bio and full review coming soon.
  • 🐷 Oink oink! 🥂 To celebrate the launch of Muddy’s revamped Weekend Escapes (the inside line on the coolest, most unique hotels, pubs, restaurants and self-catering stays in Sussex and beyond), we’ve bagged TWO lunches for four people, worth £300 each, at one of @the_pig_hotels. 

We’re talking three courses, a glass of fizz on arrival with Piggy Bits (bar snacks from heaven) and two bottles of THE PIG Cut Wine for the table. 

Head to the link in bio to enter.
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  • Spring Jackets

    Spring Jackets

    Our social lives have moved outdoors but Sussex is still ‘bracing’, especially after dark. Keep warm and carry on with one of these fab spring jackets, from Sussex stores and malls.

    • Green age kicks!  eco-cool trainers

      Green age kicks! eco-cool trainers

      There's nothing like box fresh white trainers to put a spring in your step. The good news for the planet is that this lot tick the stylish and sustainable box too — just in time for Earth Day.

    • Word up! Slogan sweats to buy now

      Word up! Slogan sweats to buy now

      Can't find the words to say it yourself? Say it with a sweater! Here are eight cool slogan jumpers we're coveting right now, all from indie shops and brands.

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