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Review: Park International Hotel London

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November 30, 2021

When we booked tickets for Eliza to see Frozen the Musical, we decided to make a weekend of it and stay in London to see the Christmas lights.

After researching various hotels, I stumbled on the Park International Hotel in Kensington and it was perfect for our needs.

The hotel is…

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10 things you may not know about Dumfries

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November 29, 2021

The charming market town of Dumfries is located in the Scottish county of Dumfries and Galloway, around 30 minutes’ drive northwest of the Scottish and English border. With its traditional architecture, fascinating history as a Scottish stronghold in the Middle Ages under William Wallace (aka Braveheart) and the stunning…

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Review: Frozen the Musical London

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November 24, 2021

Disney’s Frozen was released all the way back in December 2013 and it was the first film we ever took Eliza to see at the cinema.

Fast forward almost 8 years and we booked Eliza to see Frozen the Musical for her birthday back in January, but thanks to the…

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New Gruffalo Spotter Trail at Moors Valley

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November 16, 2021

On a recent visit to Moors Valley with the kids, I spotted a new trail for us to do.

Moors Valley is a family favourite country park, with a play trail, nature trails, two play parks and a picnic area, all available for just the cost of parking. There is…


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Family Fun at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

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November 8, 2021

Visiting Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is a family favourite activity for us, as you can spend all day there and still not see everything.

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is the UK’s premier destination for naval history and takes you on a real journey through time, allowing you to step onboard historic ships and…

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BBC Countryfile Christmas is coming!!

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October 29, 2021

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and I am excited to let you know that BBC Countryfile Christmas in the Park is making its debut at Charlton Park Estate in Wiltshire from 10th – 12th December. 

BBC Countryfile Christmas in the Park will take up residency across five acres…

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Review: Pumpkin Picking Patch and Maize Maze in Fordingbridge

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October 24, 2021

It has become a bit of a family tradition to go pumpkin picking in October and we normally head to Sopley Farm on the edge of the New Forest.

When researching things to do in half term, I cam across pickingpatch.com, who have a farm in Fordingbridge and were also…

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A visit to Wimborne Model Town and Gardens

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October 12, 2021

I am always on the lookout for unusual things to do with the kids, but one place we had yet to visit was Wimborne Model Town and Gardens, until now.

Wimborne Model Town and Gardens is a 1/10th scale model of 1950’s Wimborne with over 100 shops to see, including…

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David Walliams’ Gangsta Granny live on stage this Christmas

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October 8, 2021

One thing we have really missed during the lockdowns is going to see live shows.

Back in April, we saw Billionaire Boy with Car Park Party, which was great fun, although not quite the same as being in a theatre.

Now, Birmingham Stage Company presents David Walliams’ Gangsta Granny at the…

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A visit to Brownsea Island with Dorset Wildlife Trust

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September 24, 2021

Over the summer holiday’s, we took part in the Wessex Museum’s Climate Change Challenge.

The kids were sent journal’s to fill in about their activities over the summer holiday’s and were also invited to take part in special activities.

One of these activities was a visit to Brownsea Island.

Brownsea Island is the…

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