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Family Friendly UK

How to Survive a Festival with Kids in Tow!

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August 4, 2015

We have just returned from our third year at Camp Bestival, a multi-award winning festival that combines an all-encompassing family festival experience with an action packed camping holiday. When we say we are off to a festival with children in tow, we get comments such as “Are you mad?”, “How…

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The Big Camp Bestival Linky

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August 3, 2015

We arrived home from an epic weekend at Camp Bestival last night after the fireworks, buzzing from the sights we had seen, music we had heard and activities we had tried.
One thing is very apparent though – there is so much there to see and do that there just…


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Destination Family Friendly UK

Stay, Play and Explore Leicestershire

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July 29, 2015

Leicester and Leicestershire is packed with so much to do, you will need more than a day to discover it all!
With fascinating attractions and places to explore such as Conkers, National Space Centre, Twycross Zoo, Twinlakes Theme Park and Stonehurst Family Farm, it’s the perfect place to take the family for a…

Tidy Freaks


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Tidy Freaks Backseat Litter Buddies Giveaway

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July 28, 2015

Are you forever getting stressed about your kids using your car as a rubbish bin?
Well now there is something to help keep your car tidy – kids backseat litter buddies, the Tidy Freaks are here!.
These kooky travelling companions from KidNative have been created to provide an engaging solution to…

Swimming


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Save a Life, Learn to Swim and #Win with Swimshop

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July 27, 2015

A recent study found that 57% of children between 7-11 years old cannot swim. In a bid to change this Swimshop are running a ‘Save a Life, Learn to Swim’ campaign.
It is estimated that children require at least 25 hours of lessons to swim confidently a distance of 25 metres….


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Win a selection of Mini Craft Sets from Meadow Kids

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July 23, 2015

Summer holidays are here and Mini Craft Sets are ideal travel companions to play along with your kids; keeping them entertained and stimulated. The small design of the Mini Craft Series from Meadow Kids is the perfect size to tuck into a suitcase glove compartment etc.
Going away on holiday,…

Camp Bestival


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Destination Family Friendly UK

Countdown to Camp Bestival

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July 21, 2015

The wait is almost over, it is just 10 days until we arrived in Lulworth, Dorset for our third year at Camp Bestival. We have loved previous years but this year promises to be the best yet with a stellar line up that almost feels like it was chosen…

Urban Reef


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Eating Out

Urban Reef Restaurant, Bournemouth

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July 15, 2015

Last week my husband and I celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary and booked a table at our favourite local restaurant for an evening meal.
Urban Reef is an informal bar, café, deli and restaurant located at the Overstrand on Boscombe promenade, close to Boscombe Pier offering panoramic views over the…

Lyme Regis


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Destination UK

My Top 10 Beaches to Visit in Dorset this Summer

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July 8, 2015

Dorset is my home county and we love to explore our local beaches, many of which are situated on the Jurassic Coast World Heritage site which stretches from Old Harry Rocks in Swanage 95 miles west to Orcombe Point in East Devon, but this does not include the 7…

Family Traveller Awards


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Family Traveller Awards 2015 shortlist announced

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July 7, 2015

Family Traveller magazine and familytraveller.com, the UK’s first and only media business dedicated to family holidays, has announced the shortlist for its inaugural Family Traveller Awards 2015, in association with Family and Friends Railcard.
After calling on the travel industry for nominations, the expert judging panel has drawn up the…

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