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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.

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Dorset: Exploring the caves at Winspit

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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…

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Stour Valley Way – Kingfisher Barn to Throop Mill

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January 15, 2021

One of our favourite walks of the first lockdown was the Stour Valley Way.

We still have much to explore along this designated footpath as it follows the entire 64 mile course of this magnificent river that runs from Stourhead Park in Somerset to Christchurch Harbour in Dorset.

With lockdown 3.0…

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My Most Read Posts of 2020

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January 6, 2021

As a travel blog, with a distinct lack of travel for 2020, I was worried about a lack of content for this year.

In fact, my blog as had more views this year than any other as people searched for things to do in my local area, with one post…

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4 Effective Ways of Planning a Vacation on a Tight Budget

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January 4, 2021

The year 2020 goes down the book of records as one of the most challenging years ever experienced in history. Even as the world welcomes the New Year 2021, the massive impacts of Coronavirus are still fresh. The disease has left people’s pockets dry and many people suffering from…

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6 Eco-Friendly Holiday Tips

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January 2, 2021

As 2021 begins, you are probably hoping to make plans for the rest of the year however, as the Coronavirus pandemic is still very much present and the issue of climate change is also something of a controversial topic, you might be wondering if you’ll ever get to go…

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