Wins almost 50 per cent of public vote in Muddy Stilettos Awards 2017

CONKERS, the award-winning visitor attraction at the heart of The National Forest, has been voted as the Best Family Attraction in Leicestershire in the Muddy Stiletto Awards 2017. 

Muddy Stilettos is an online guide to the very best places to eat and things to do in Leicestershire. CONKERS polled 47.2 per cent of the public vote in the Best Family Attraction category, beating finalists from Lollipops in Leicester, Stonehurst Family Farm and Museum, Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre and Manor Farm in Loughborough. The final results can be viewed at  

Keya Modessa, Editor, Muddy Stilettos (Leicestershire) said: "The response to the Awards this year has been incredible, with up to 100,000 people per day voting across all the Muddy Stilettos regional sites and over 250,000 votes cast - awareness of the brand has gone bonkers! CONKERS did an amazing job getting so many votes and I am thrilled for their win."

Chris Sturdy, Regional Operations Manager at CONKERS added: “We’re delighted to emerge triumphant in the Muddy Stiletto Awards, particularly as it’s voted for online by the general public who registered their choices in droves! This win is testament to the great experience that we offer to all visitors from Leicestershire and beyond.”

About Muddy Stilettos:As well as being an indispensable local guide, Muddy Stilettos Leicestershire is also a platform for local businesses to get their message across and for us to see what an amazing and creative county we live in. Muddy Stilettos can now be found in 18 counties, with editions in Berkshire, Cambridgeshire, Cornwall, Devon, Gloucestershire, Northamptonshire, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Kent, Northants, Norfolk, Somerset, Surrey, Sussex, Warwickshire and Wiltshire, with more counties to follow.

Winner of Most Innovative Blog in the UK in 2015 Runner up again in 2016, and one of eight national finalists for the UK’s Best Arts & Culture Blog in 2017, the heartbeat of Muddy Stilettos is its upbeat honesty, humour, and single-minded focus on finding the cool, quirky and downright unmissable in the local area.