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Afternoon Tea at Sculpture by the Lakes

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June 2, 2024

Back in 2020, we were introduced to Sculpture by the Lakes near Dorchester and we have been keen to revisit ever since.

Our last visit was during lockdown, when their cafe wasn’t really open, so when I found out they did Afternoon Tea, I bought a voucher for my Mum…

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Review: Axeology Southampton

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May 5, 2024

As the kids get older, trying to find activities that they can all engage with, can be tricky.

We were invited to try out Axeology, an urban axe throwing venue in Southampton city centre.

As cubs / scouts, the kids have tried tomahawk throwing before, but never against us adults so…

Al-Fresco


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Action-Packed Caravan Holidays: Fun Off-Screens, Whatever the Weather

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March 20, 2024

Embarking on a caravan holiday is an exciting adventure that offers families the chance to disconnect from digital screens and reconnect with nature and each other. However, planning such a getaway requires thoughtful preparation, not just in terms of activities but also in ensuring the safety and security of…


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Review: All new Ringos at Snowtrax

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March 17, 2024

I have fond memories of many a birthday party at Snowtrax over the years, with all the kids enjoying one at some point.

Now, the Ringos experience has been taken up to a whole new level of fun!!

The Ringos of old have now been replaced with a new, bespoke “drop…


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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…

Cool-Coast


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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,…

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