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A visit to Brownsea Island with Dorset Wildlife Trust

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September 24, 2021

Over the summer holiday’s, we took part in the Wessex Museum’s Climate Change Challenge.

The kids were sent journal’s to fill in about their activities over the summer holiday’s and were also invited to take part in special activities.

One of these activities was a visit to Brownsea Island.

Brownsea Island is the…

Eden Project


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Magical Places To Visit With Your Kids

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September 22, 2021

If you are looking for a fun and easy way to spend quality time with your kids, then you need to take them somewhere magical. So many places in the world will make your children feel like they have stepped into a fairy tale. Here is a list of…

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Magical Places Harry Potter fans have to visit in London

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September 10, 2021

If you have a tween in the house, chances are they have already devoured at least one of the Harry Potter series of books and watched the films.

Oh, who am I kidding?

The adults in our household love it just as much as the kids.

This summer we have been…

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Beautiful Basingstoke: 8 things to do with the whole family

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August 31, 2021

Basingstoke is one of Hampshire’s worst kept secrets. Bursting with top attractions, plentiful cafes and with its rich historical roots, there’s a lot to spark everyone’s interests. Your time in Basingstoke will not leave you disappointed, from the iconic Willis Museum to the action-packed Exciting Escapes. 

Whether you choose to…

Swings Victorious


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Victorious Festival Kids Line-Up 2021

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August 19, 2021

Victorious is back from 27th – 29th August.

The UK’s biggest metropolitan festival, set on Southsea Common, overlooking the Solent, headliners this year include Royal Blood, Madness, Craig David and The Streets.

We have enjoyed Victorious Festival for the last few years and there is a great mix of activities for…

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Finding Dorset’s Sunflower Fields

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August 17, 2021

Since our first lockdown, we have made a real effort to explore more of our beautiful county of Dorset and one of our favourite days out is finding field’s of flowers, which has previously included bluebells and poppies.

My husband has been working in Weymouth for the last few weeks…

Camp Bestival Flags


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Top 10 essential items to pack as a day visitor to a family festival

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August 7, 2021

We are seasoned veterans of going to festivals and were lucky enough to attend Camp Bestival last weekend.

Prior to this visit we have always camped onsite, but this year, due to work commitments, we drove in everyday.

Visiting a festival as a camper allows you to take all the paraphernalia…

Poole Park Climbing set


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Best play parks to visit in Bournemouth and Poole

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July 20, 2021

The summer holiday’s are almost upon us and like many people, I am always on the hunt for free things to do with the kids.

One sure fire hit for small people is a visit to the park and we have lots of fabulous ones locally.

Here are some of our…

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Fabulous Family Days Out around Swanage

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July 13, 2021

Although UK holidays were growing in popularity before the COVID19 pandemic, because of uncertainties around travelling abroad, lots of people are opting for a staycation this year and my home county of Dorset is one of the most places to visit.

I have lots of posts of fun things to do in Bournemouth…

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Dorset: Putlake Farm Review

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June 29, 2021

When you think of an adventure farm in Dorset, thoughts always turn to Farmer Palmers near Poole, but there is also one based in Swanage and it is the perfect day out for younger visitors.

Putlake Adventure Farm is set in the pretty village of Langton Matravers and features a children’s soft play…

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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