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Novotel Cardiff Review

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August 20, 2015

Cardiff is a location I have been wanting to visit for some time as it is home to the Dr Who Experience and is where much of Dr Who and Torchwood were filmed, however the length of time to travel there from our home in Dorset meant that a day…

Crowne Plaza Hotel Colchester


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Crowne Plaza Hotel, Colchester Review

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August 10, 2015

Our trip to stay in the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Colchester had been booked for over a year and after some initial trepidation of leaving the children in their sister’s care for a weekend we were very excited about having a child-free weekend for Hubby’s best friends wedding -…

Camp Bestival


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How to Survive a Festival with Kids in Tow!

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August 4, 2015

We have just returned from our third year at Camp Bestival, a multi-award winning festival that combines an all-encompassing family festival experience with an action packed camping holiday. When we say we are off to a festival with children in tow, we get comments such as “Are you mad?”, “How…

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The Big Camp Bestival Linky

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August 3, 2015

We arrived home from an epic weekend at Camp Bestival last night after the fireworks, buzzing from the sights we had seen, music we had heard and activities we had tried.
One thing is very apparent though – there is so much there to see and do that there just…


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Stay, Play and Explore Leicestershire

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July 29, 2015

Leicester and Leicestershire is packed with so much to do, you will need more than a day to discover it all!
With fascinating attractions and places to explore such as Conkers, National Space Centre, Twycross Zoo, Twinlakes Theme Park and Stonehurst Family Farm, it’s the perfect place to take the family for a…

Camp Bestival


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Countdown to Camp Bestival

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July 21, 2015

The wait is almost over, it is just 10 days until we arrived in Lulworth, Dorset for our third year at Camp Bestival. We have loved previous years but this year promises to be the best yet with a stellar line up that almost feels like it was chosen…

Lyme Regis


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My Top 10 Beaches to Visit in Dorset this Summer

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July 8, 2015

Dorset is my home county and we love to explore our local beaches, many of which are situated on the Jurassic Coast World Heritage site which stretches from Old Harry Rocks in Swanage 95 miles west to Orcombe Point in East Devon, but this does not include the 7…

Here and Now


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Here and Now app – fresh, inspiring and fun children and family activities

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July 7, 2015

Here & Now, the geo-driven service that allows parents and carers to find, plan and book fresh, inspiring and fun children and family activities anywhere in the UK whilst on the go, today announces its 360 24/7 availability with the introduction of its Android app and searchable mobile website,…

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