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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…

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Hampshire: BRICKOSAURS! Evolution at Marwell Zoo

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April 12, 2022

Marwell Zoo is one of our most visited local attractions, as there is so much to do and see, that the kids don’t get bored.

Now, for 2022, they have a world-first collection of 55 prehistoric creatures made using more than 2 million toy bricks – BRICKOSAURS! Evolution.

Step back in…

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Review: Residence Inn, Slough

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March 12, 2022

When is a hotel not a hotel?

When it is an aparthotel.

We were invited to review Residence Inn, in Slough which shares the same building as the Moxy, but occupies the upper floors of the building.

The hotel is in the perfect location for visiting nearby attractions, including Legoland and Windsor…

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Riding the Arcelormittal Orbit Slide

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March 5, 2022

Back in 2018 I set my 50 before 50 challenge and it is safe to say that with various lockdowns, it hasn’t gone exactly to plan, with only 14 challenges ticked off so far.

Last weekend, I managed to tick another of those challenges off the list by riding the…

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Celebrating 20 years of Winchester Science Centre WOW moments

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February 24, 2022

Winchester Science Centre is 20 years old in 2022 and to celebrate they’re bringing back some of the best shows and demos from the past 20 years all with a retro 2002 twist!

Until 13th March you can join the audience of their very own noughties cooking show, Science Chefs where…

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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.

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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