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MON 24 - SUN 30 SEP

Sudeley Autumn Trail, Sudeley Castle, Winchcombe, to Sun 30 Sep

Take a tour around the beautiful gardens, admire the ever-changing wildlife and meet some of the castle’s cute furry residents – Sudeley’s not just for summer you know?


Yoga in the Yurt, Woolley Grange, Bradford-on-Avon, throughout Sep

For grownups looking for some relaxation this month, find your inner zen with Woolley Grange’s drop-in yoga and meditation classes in a yurt in the grounds – open to hotel guests, spa members and non-residents, from only £10.


Ian Stirling: U OK HUN? X, Swindon, Mon 24 Sep

The mysterious voice behind the commentary of love island shows his face – and his tour is just as funny as his witty banter on the reality show. Join the TV star as he debates everyday antics.


Snake in The Grass, Wharf Theatre, Devizes, Mon 24 Sep to Sat 29 Sep

This eerie yet comedic thriller is a tale of two sisters, whose ghosts of their past come back to haunt them. You might think you know what’s happening but you’ll be guessing right to the very end. wharftheatre


Early, Early Christmas Fair, Tedworth Park, Tidworth, 25-26 Sep

Nope, I’m not joking, it’s that time of year again (ARRRGHHHH!). So it’s a good job Muddy has got your Christmas shopping all sorted – check out one-stop-shop Early, Early Christmas Fair where you can eat, chat and shop ’til you drop with an incredible range of original gifts, many sourced locally (you know how we love to support a local business at Muddy), from delicatessen food, fashion and cosmetics to imaginative gifts for home and garden, plus loads of ideas for kids, teens and him indoors. It all takes place on the glorious Polo Ground at Tedworth Park so the setting ain’t too shabby, either. There are over 100 stalls, plus book signings from some seriously famous authors, and the big news is that Antiques Roadshow experts Marc Allum and Lisa Lloyd are popping in to value that seemingly useless piece of trash in your attic and turn you into a multi-gazillionaire! And all in aid of ABF – The Soldiers’ Charity. The fair opens Tuesday 25th Sep 2pm-6pm with an evening reception 6.30pm-9.30pm, and Wednesday 26th Sep 9.30am-4pm, tickets from only £3.50.


Meat & Wine with Somerset Charcuterie, Averys Wine Cellar, Bristol, Wed 26 Sep

Averys has teamed up with Somerset Charcuterie to put on an evening tasting of the best local cuts of meat, and delectable wines from around the world, paired perfectly with each course, naturally.


Connected Parenting in the Digital Age, The Parenting Partnership, The Old Refectory, Saintbury, Wed 26 Sep

boys on phonesNeed to detach your little darlings from their devices? This workshop will show you how, as well as help them establish a healthy relationship with their phones, tablets and computers. It’s really, really informative – read my own experience


South African Wine Dinner, Old Bell Hotel, Malmesbury, Thurs 27 Sep

The Old Bell Hotel invites all wine lovers to join them for an evening of food, wine and laughs. Try a variety of south African wines and nibble on canapes before sitting down to dinner.


Join the Mayhem, Manor by the Lake, Cheltenham, Thu 27 Sep

The brilliant charitable organisation Join the Mayhem is holding its second event to help raise money for the homeless. And there’s another tasty lineup of established and upcoming chefs (among themAdam Handling, Simon Rogan, James Wilson) to create a vibrantly wonderful 13-course gastronomical feast. All proceeds go towards Open Door Cheltenham to support those most vulnerable right on our doorstep.


Kids Arcade Autumn Pop Up, Warwick Hall Café, Burford, Fri 28 Sep

rail of kids' designer clothesKids Arcade is genius at discovering the coolest kids’ brands out there and when you see the tasty offerings, you’ll be wishing they’d start doing adult pop ups, too. Get down to Warwick Hall Café to grab some fab autumn fashion for your offspring from the likes of Wildchild London, Five Boys and Outside the Lines.


Open Studios Weekend, Aimee Winstone Jewellery, Compton Greenfield, 29-30 Sep

Make your own jewellery with Muddy Awards finalist Aimee Winston – join in taster sessions to make a simple ring or bangle and while you are there pick up some jewellery making experience gift vouchers, perfect for Christmas, as well as a selection of silver jewellery at discounted prices.

Averys Wine Festival, Averys Wine Cellar, Bristol, Sat 29 Sep

wine cellars of Avery bristol

Join Averys for an afternoon filled with wine, food and music in the wine merchant’s historical cellars. Learn about the process of making and storing wine and taste up to 50 different wines.


Willie And The Bandits, The Marshall Rooms, Stroud, Sat 29 Sep

This blues trio riffs in the tradition of The Jimi Hendrix Experience (while looking all young Bob Dylan) with some bizarre instruments and eclectic influences thrown into the mix. In our county for one night only, don’t miss. 


Kids Cookery – Making Simple Meals, Harts Barn Cookery School, Longhope, Sun 30 Sep

All of the recipes made during this class will be quick and easy for your kids to replicate at home. Keep the recipes to collect in their very own cookery folder. You could have a little Gordon Ramsey or Mary Berry on your hands (let’s hope for the latter!).


Bake Your Own Showstoppers, Vaughan’s Cookery School, Devizes, Sun 30 Sep

The nation’s favourite baking show is back, and to celebrate Vaughan’s Cookery School have invited 2013 quarter-finalist Christine to share her baking secrets, reveal some behind the scene goss and help you create your very own showstopper. No soggy bottoms please, Mudsters!


Autumn Tuscan Wine Supper, Woolley Grange, Bradford on Avon, 3 Oct

Join the team at Woolley Grange for a rather special Autumn Tuscan dinner with the wines of Castillo di Radda in Chianti and hosted by Elena Ercole from the estate. The wines will be matched with Italian inspired dishes so you get to stuff your face too! Places are limited so book now.



Art Workshop and Afternoon Tea, Woolley Grange, Bradford on Avon, 4 Oct

Create a beautiful piece of art in this two hour workshop with talented artist and experienced tutor Mandy Mills. Mandy will show you how to use the materials and techniques to create your own mini piece of art inspired by the hotel gardens and nature. Afterwards (obvs!) enjoy a delicious afternoon tea of fresh sandwiches, scones, cream and jam, cakes & patisserie and fine loose leaf tea or fresh coffee.


Wedding Open Day, Grittleton House, Chippenham, Sun 14 Oct

With its beautiful interiors, sweeping staircases and stunning Italian sunken gardens, this privately owned country mansion in the Cotswolds can be yours for a day….Um, yes please! Check out its elegance and grandeur for yourself at Grittleton House’s Wedding Open Day and you’ll even get a complimentary glass of fizz and canapes to snaffle. There will be plenty of recommended suppliers to meet too…


Charity Fashion Show, OSO Boutique, Rose & Crown Hotel, Harnham, Sun 28 Oct

This wonderful event is raising money for the Stars Appeal who dedicate their efforts to buying MRI scanners. Customers are going to be strutting their stuff down the catwalk to show off OSO boutiques new Winter/Autumn collection. Plus, cream tea will also be on offer.


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