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Destination Just for Us UK

A Romantic Zip for Two!

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January 26, 2016

Back in December we were invited to have a night off by Mamas and Papas and enjoy an evening out on them as part of their #MandPNightOff campaign. We were booked to do the Zip Line on Bournemouth Pier followed by dinner at Aruba, but sadly the weather had…


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Destination Family Friendly UK

Geronimo is Back!!!

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January 19, 2016

Following a hugely successful first festival in 2015, Geronimo is proud to announce it is not only returning to Tatton Park in Cheshire for a second year in 2016, but it also has a new second home at Harewood House, just outside Leeds.
Taking place over the weekends of 1…


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Destination Eating Out UK

Pizza Express Arundel-Review

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January 11, 2016

I have lived in 3 places in my life.
Born up North in Yorkshire I moved south with my family at the age of two and there are too places I call home as I have lived in both for an equal amount of time – West Sussex and Dorset.
I…


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Destination UK

Airport Parking Options

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January 8, 2016

We are going away later this year and flying from our local airport at Bournemouth. As we live just 4.5 miles from the airport I thought a taxi might be cheaper than parking onsite but I couldn’t be more wrong – it is almost double what it would cost…


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Destination Family Friendly UK

10 of our favourite places to visit in Hampshire with Kids

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January 1, 2016

Living in East Dorset, the county of Hampshire is a stones throw from us, so in 2015 we vowed to explore more of this area.
Hampshire is a beautiful county with miles of coastline, the New Forest and the South Downs to explore plus much more. We have only seen…


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Destination Family Friendly UK

10 Fun things to do with kids in a Country Park

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December 20, 2015

Much as I love a good theme park, some of our best days out are out in the wild, running free.
We live in Dorset, close enough to visit the seaside, forest or countryside – all of which is fun and best of all free. There are a few country…


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Destination UK

First Acts Announced for Camp Bestival 2016

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December 4, 2015

Last week we were super excited with the announcement that the theme for Camp Bestival was Outer Space and we have already started planning our fancy dress and we are over the moon (get it) with the first wave of acts that have been announced today.
There appears to be plenty…


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Destination UK

Is it time for you to visit Poole?

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November 13, 2015

Poole is my home but it is often seen as the poor neighbour to Bournemouth, when in fact it has so many interesting places to visit and is also home to some of the most expensive houses in the UK.
Last week we attended an event at the Thistle Hotel…

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Destination UK

Premier Inn Epsom Central Review

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November 9, 2015

Over the half term holiday we made plans to visit Chessington World of Adventures as well as central London, so to save two long journeys we decided to book a hotel as a base for a night.
As a larger than average family budget hotels are normally our first port…


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Destination Family Friendly UK

The Magic of Christmas is here!

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October 21, 2015

LaplandUK, the UK’s immersive theatrical Christmas experience for children, is pleased to announce tickets to this year’s magical event are on sale now.
With less than 100 days to go before Christmas day, the public will be able to book tickets to visit Father’s Christmas’ mythical Arctic homeland on the Windsor Estate,…

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