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Destination UK

Jurassic Coast Walks: Chapman’s Pool

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June 14, 2021

Chapman’s Pool is a stunning cove, set just beyond St Aldhelm’s Head on the Jurassic coast near Swanage.

The nearest place to park is Renscombe car park in Worth Matravers (BH19 3LL), although it is fairly small and is often full by mid-morning, especially in the spring / summer months.

We were unable to…

Jurassic Coast Path Marker


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Destination UK

Jurassic Coast Walks: Durlston Country Park to Dancing Ledge

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June 7, 2021

Back in 2018 I wrote my 50 places before 50 post, with 50 places I want to visit before I turn the big 5-0.

Of course, the pandemic has caused the challenge to completely stall, however, there is one entry on there that we can achieve, even during a lockdown…

Down Hall


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Destination UK

Down Hall partners with Sharky and George to launch a summer adventure camp

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June 3, 2021

Mums and dads desperate for a summer staycation that delivers on luxury, keeps the kids happy and out of their hair – need look no further. Luxury Essex country house hotel, spa and estate Down Hall has teamed up with the UK’s leading creative children’s party and event planners, Sharky &…

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Destination UK

Beaulieu – Not Just Cars!

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May 26, 2021

Visiting Beaulieu and the National Motor Museum has always been one of our favourite days out locally.

Set in the New Forest, Hampshire, Beaulieu is a full day out that can be enjoyed by all the family and although cars do play an important part of the day out, there is so…


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Destination

Fun Adventures Waiting For You And Your Family

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May 14, 2021

Are you thinking about some of the fun things that you could be doing for your next holiday with your family? It doesn’t matter when it’s going to be, it is always fun to start planning so that you can plan the best holiday ever. The good thing is…

Olympic-Rings


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Destination UK

Places to visit with the kids in Dorset for free

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May 8, 2021

Did you know that 44% of the area of Dorset is classed as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

If you are a keen walker, there are thousands of footpaths and bridle ways to explore, but often kids need something extra to keep them interested and there are plenty of…

Beach


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Destination Europe

Going On A Summer Holiday In A Large Group

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April 29, 2021

If you are going on holiday in a big group then finding accommodation can prove to be a lot more difficult than usual. There are many hurdles in your way. Firstly you have to ensure the costs don’t rise too substantially because there is more of you. In addition…

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Eating Out

How to create quirky picnic hampers

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April 27, 2021

Now that we’re all allowed to meet in groups of six outdoors just in time for the weather to warm up, many of us will be planning ways to catch up with friends and family in the spring sunshine. One activity to try while we get used to socialising…

Tout Quarry


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Destination UK

Dorset: A visit to Tout Quarry Nature Reserve and Sculpture Park

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April 20, 2021

Now that we are allowed to travel farther afield, we have been busy exploring some new parts of our home county of Dorset.

Isaac is currently studying rocks in Geography in school and asked us if we could visit a quarry, so we took home to Tout Quarry which is…

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Destination USA

7 Things To Consider Before Booking An American Vacation In 2021

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April 20, 2021

After the struggles that we’ve all faced since the start of 2020, the thought of a vacation is sweeter than ever. The United States has always been one of the most popular destinations on the planet, and this may be the perfect time to plan your trip. However, you…

KARA GUPPY
Bournemouth

Are we nearly there yet? is a new online blog run by me, Kara Guppy, and is named as such thanks to my daughter Eliza who always asks that very question when we are less than 5 minutes up the road heading off on our adventures. You may know me from my other family blog chelseamamma.co.uk