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Jurassic Coast Walks: Chapman’s Pool

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June 14, 2021

Chapman’s Pool is a stunning cove, set just beyond St Aldhelm’s Head on the Jurassic coast near Swanage.

The nearest place to park is Renscombe car park in Worth Matravers (BH19 3LL), although it is fairly small and is often full by mid-morning, especially in the spring / summer months.

We were unable to…

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Jurassic Coast Walks: Durlston Country Park to Dancing Ledge

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June 7, 2021

Back in 2018 I wrote my 50 places before 50 post, with 50 places I want to visit before I turn the big 5-0.

Of course, the pandemic has caused the challenge to completely stall, however, there is one entry on there that we can achieve, even during a lockdown…

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Down Hall partners with Sharky and George to launch a summer adventure camp

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June 3, 2021

Mums and dads desperate for a summer staycation that delivers on luxury, keeps the kids happy and out of their hair – need look no further. Luxury Essex country house hotel, spa and estate Down Hall has teamed up with the UK’s leading creative children’s party and event planners, Sharky &…

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Beaulieu – Not Just Cars!

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May 26, 2021

Visiting Beaulieu and the National Motor Museum has always been one of our favourite days out locally.

Set in the New Forest, Hampshire, Beaulieu is a full day out that can be enjoyed by all the family and although cars do play an important part of the day out, there is so…

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Places to visit with the kids in Dorset for free

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May 8, 2021

Did you know that 44% of the area of Dorset is classed as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

If you are a keen walker, there are thousands of footpaths and bridle ways to explore, but often kids need something extra to keep them interested and there are plenty of…

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Dorset: A visit to Tout Quarry Nature Reserve and Sculpture Park

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April 20, 2021

Now that we are allowed to travel farther afield, we have been busy exploring some new parts of our home county of Dorset.

Isaac is currently studying rocks in Geography in school and asked us if we could visit a quarry, so we took home to Tout Quarry which is…

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Dorset Instagram Spots – Great places to take photo’s in East Dorset

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April 12, 2021

The county of Dorset sits on an area of outstanding natural beauty, making us spoiled for choice with brilliant spots for that perfect instagram shot.

Of course, different spots are better during different season’s, so here are a list of some of our favourites in the east of the county.

Mudeford

Mudeford…

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Jurassic Coast Walks: Exploring the caves at Winspit and on to St Aldhelm’s Head

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April 7, 2021

Last week we discovered the Dinosaur footprints near Swanage and on our walk to the southwest coast path, we spied some caves that we knew the kids would love to explore.

Winspit is an old disused quarry on the coastal cliffs near Worth Matravers, which provided building materials for many…

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Dorset: Finding Dinosaur Footprints and Dancing Ledge

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March 29, 2021

Living on the Jurassic Coast, we are spoiled with some fantastic coastal scenery and the chance to find fossils on some of our walks, but did you know that you can also find dinosaur footprints, in not just one, but two locations?

One set of these are within the BH…

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10 Stately Homes Every Period Drama Obsessive Should Visit

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January 26, 2021

There’s nothing like losing yourself in the world of a good period drama. From the lavish costumes and good-looking actors to the dramatic and romantic storylines, they’re escapism at its finest. 

The one thing that unites them all? Stunning stately homes with acres of perfectly-landscaped grounds, grand dining halls and…

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