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Everything You Need to Do Before Going on a Road Trip with Kids

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February 15, 2024

Many families look forward to the adventure of a cross-country road trip to create lasting memories. However, traveling with kids can have its challenges. To avoid unnecessary stress and to have an enjoyable journey, a certain level of preparedness is crucial. So, what do you need to do before…

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Ten Things to do in Bournemouth and Poole with Tweens and Teens this February Half Term

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February 14, 2024

Sometimes getting the kids out the house can be a real challenge, but when they hit that tween / teen age it’s even trickier.

Here are some of our favourite places to visit in Bournemouth and Poole, which the kids will happily switch off their games consoles for:

High Score Arcades

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Looking for some fun time in Yorkshire? Here are some entertaining activities to keep you busy 

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February 12, 2024

Whether you love Yorkshire for its delicious tea infusions, the Wensleydale cheese or for being the birthplace of the Bronte family, the historic county has a lot to offer for visitors and its citizens. The cuisine is one of the most delicious, and the culture is diverse wherever you…

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4 family-friendly museums to visit in Yorkshire

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January 25, 2024

Whether it’s weekend plans or you’re putting together your itinerary for an upcoming school holiday, museums can be a great option for any family. The UK is filled with them too with around 2,500 located here. The themes of many of them vary, so you can be sure you’ll…

Sebby-Highline


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Half Term Fun at Rockreef

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January 25, 2024

As busy parents, we are know that trying to find an hour or two away from the kids can be tricky!

If you are finding it difficult to find time to have a romantic night with your partner this Valentine’s while keeping the kids entertained? Make use of Drop ‘n…

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Review: The Polar Express Swanage Railway

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January 16, 2024

We all have our own special Christmas Eve traditions and one of ours is to watch The Polar Express film, before leaving our treats out for Santa and his reindeer. This was started back in 2014, when we rode the Polar Express in Dartmoor, whilst staying at CoombeMill.

This year,…


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Review: A Christmas Carol at Beaulieu

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December 18, 2023

This weekend we were invited along to Beaulieu to see an open air performance of A Christmas Carol, set against the stunning backdrop of Beaulieu Abbey.

Featuring a world-class cast of West End actors, this immersive journey through the Abbey ruins retells the heart-warming story of Ebeneezer Scrooge, a wealthy…

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Review: Aladdin at Lighthouse Poole 2023

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December 14, 2023

This weekend we were invited to the opening of Aladdin at Lighthouse Poole and what a night it was.

Starring CBeebies and Poole panto favourite favourite Chris Jarvis, who appeared as Widow Twankey, as well as writing and directing the show; the amazing Andrew Pollard and Alim Jadavji, who played Nadine and Doris in Cinderella last year…

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Save money and discover London with these self-guided walking tours  

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December 11, 2023

If you’re fond of walking or simply want to cut down on your spending, we recommend getting out there and discovering London on foot. Prepare your best shoes and clothes because these tours might take some time to complete, and if you also want to enter some of the…

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Review: Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs at Bournemouth Pavilion

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December 6, 2023

This weekend we were invited to see Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs pantomime at Bournemouth Pavilion and what a brilliant show it was.

The legendary Su Pollard is leading the cast in the role of Wicked Queen and has brought her own brand of wicked humour to the production.

Bournemouth panto favourite…

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