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Dorset: Walking with Alpaca’s at Hope Farm Review

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February 22, 2022

We are always on the look out for new activities to try, so when the kids spotted Hope Farm, near Wimborne, was offering Alpaca walks, I booked it in as a half term treat.

Alpaca walking is a great way of getting the family out for a walk in the…

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Dorset: The Tank Museum Review

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February 20, 2022

Living here in Dorset, we often take for granted some of the fantastic days out on offer.

It has been a good few years since we last visited the Tank Museum in Bovington, but this weekend we headed there for the start of half term.

The Tank Museum is located in…

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Matilda the Musical celebrates 10 years in the West End

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February 11, 2022

We first saw Matilda the Musical in London back in January 2017 and then last year we took Eliza to see it and she fell in love.

Now Isaac is performing in a version at school, playing the part of one of Matilda’s friend’s, Tommy.

Ahead of the 10th birthday performance, the Royal…

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Dorset: 15 Half Term Events for February 2022

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January 31, 2022

It is just 3 weeks until the kids break up for February half term and with restrictions easing, we are looking forward to a half term full of fun and adventures again.

I have collated some of our favourite local places to visit and extra activities and discounts below.

East Dorset

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Review: Hyatt House Hotel, Manchester

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January 24, 2022

When is a hotel not a hotel?

When it is an aparthotel.

We were invited to review the Hyatt House Hotel in Manchester, which shares the same building as the Hyatt Regency Hotel, but occupies the upper floors of the building, 13-18 giving you spectacular views over the city of Manchester.

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48 Hours in Manchester

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January 13, 2022

The last 18 months has seen us staying local on the south coast and as much as it is a beautiful place to live, we have been itching to explore further afield.

Visiting Manchester has been on our wish list for some time as we have only ever been to…

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Our Travel Highlights of 2021

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January 4, 2022

Every year I share our travel highlights of the year and I have to admit after the disappointment of 2020, I hoped that 2021 would have been much better.

Sadly 2021 saw us travel less, much of which was due to the COVID pandemic and my husband and my changed…

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A Winter Visit to Marwell Zoo

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December 29, 2021

The kids love a visit to the zoo and our favourite one is Marwell, set just outside the New Forest in Hampshire.

We normally visit for their Christmas at Marwell experience, but this year decided to treat the kids to a visit, between Christmas and New Year in a bid…

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Review: Cool Coast Ice Rink, Bournemouth

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December 19, 2021

Growing up in Bournemouth, one of my favourite activities was visiting the ice rink in Westover Road, but that sadly closed back in 1991.

In the winter, we do get an ice rink back and it opened again last weekend.

The South Coast’s biggest indoor ice rink, Cool Coast Ice Rink…

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Review: Panto is back at Lighthouse Poole with Beauty and the Beast

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December 13, 2021

We are big fans of the theatre and a visit to see a pantomime is always a big thing for our family at Christmas, in fact, we really missed them last year.

Thankfully, this year, they are back and we were invited to review Beauty and the Beast at Lighthouse…

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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