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Review: 50th Anniversary of the Netley Marsh Steam and Craft Show

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August 7, 2022

We love days out with a difference, so when my friends said she was running a craft stall at the Netley Marsh Steam and Craft Show, we took the kids along to enjoy the fun.

The Netley Marsh Steam and Craft Show is Hampshire’s biggest steam and craft show and…

I Love Camp Bestival


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Top Tips for Camp Bestival 2022

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August 1, 2022

We have just got back from Camp Bestival in Dorset and had an amazing time. Like most things, Camp Bestival has changed over time, so I thought I would put together an up-to-date post of hints and tips.

If you are heading to Weston Park, Shropshire for their new festival…

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Touring Your Home Country on this Year’s Staycation

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July 28, 2022

Millions of people are turning to the station to beat rising costs and travel chaos. But, no matter where you live, you can always visit beautiful places while on a family trip.

Camping and National Parks

There are beautiful national parks in almost every country. Examples of places with exceptional natural…

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Review: MAMMA MIA! – The Tour, Bournemouth

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July 23, 2022

We love musical theatre in our house, but one musical which had eluded us was Mamma Mia, until now.

On Thursday evening, we were invited to see MAMMA MIA – The Tour, which is at Bournemouth Pavilion until 30th July.

Did you know that MAMMA MIA! is the sixth longest-running show…

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Review: SuperBloom at The Tower of London

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July 4, 2022

Last weekend we paid a visit to London and stayed at the Hyatt Place London City East Hotel, just a short walk to the Tower of London.

We have visited The Tower of London before, but when we found out that they had filled the historic moat with meadow flowers…

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Review: Hyatt Place London City East 

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June 28, 2022

Back in January, we stayed in the Hyatt House Hotel in Manchester and had such a good experience, that when we started looking for a hotel in London for my birthday, the Hyatt chain was our first port of call.

We had tickets to see Ed Sheeran at Wembley and…

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Review: Fantastically Great Women The Musical

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June 10, 2022

This week we headed to Lighthouse Poole to see a new musical Fantastically Great Women the Musical

Based on the book Fantastically Great Women That Changed the World by Kate Pankhurst, the musical begins with a group of teachers running through the audience, trying to round up their class so…

New College Cloisters


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Finding the Harry Potter filming locations in Oxford

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May 31, 2022

We are a family of Harry Potter fans and during our visit to the Harry Potter Photographic Exhibition in London, we were introduced to some new filming locations to visit.

Yesterday we visited The Story Museum in Oxford, so decided to tie in a visit to the Harry Potter filming…

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KA-BOOM! The Art of Creating Comics at The Story Museum

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May 2, 2022

The Story Museum in Oxford will inspire children to become the next generation of comic creators with their exhibition KA-BOOM! The Art of Creating Comics. Presented in partnership with three iconic British publishers – The Phoenix, Rebellion and Beano – the exhibition will bring together characters from across different…

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48 Hours in Slough

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April 15, 2022

When is comes to a UK staycation, Slough isn’t up there as a popular tourist destination, however, it is a brilliant base for exploring the delights of the surrounding area.

We were invited to stay at the Residence Inn in Slough for two nights and took the opprtunity to explore…

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