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Our Travel Goals for 2019 – The Results Are In!

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January 2, 2020

Back in January last year, I wrote a post with our travel goals for 2019.

If I am honest it was a bit of a wishlist as we hadn’t booked anything and we had only just found out that my husbands job was safe after being threatened with redundancy.

As it…


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9 absolute essentials for travelling with children

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November 28, 2019

Family holiday packing lists are easy to find online and can give parents some reassurance that they’ve packed everything that they need when travelling with children. However, you’ll find that some packing lists can run to hundreds of items, which can actually add to any anxiety around packing for…

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2 FOR 1 Offers with a Family and Friends Railcard this Half Term

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September 25, 2019

Bracing days out by the sea, a visit to a chocolate factory, inside info on the British music scene (with a “jam session” thrown in!) and inspiring ‘edutainment’ – these are just a few of the half term treats throughout Britain which can all be easily reached within a…

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How to control the internet craze of your kids with these tips

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December 3, 2018

In this digital era, mostly parents feel obliged to facilitate their children from all the opportunities available to move successfully in today’s world, this unquestionably means access to the electronic gadgets, internet and all perks which come along with it.
Expectedly, it is impossible to monitor every move of kids,…

Travelling when pregnant


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Travelling While Pregnant: Top Tips

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July 16, 2018

If you choose to travel while pregnant, there are plenty of considerations to bear in mind – your health as well as that of your baby is paramount. Here are some top tips to bear in mind to ensure smooth sailing when you’re travelling while pregnant.

Pack efficiently
There are extra…

Exploring the Lake District with HF Holidays


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Exploring the Lake District with HF Holidays

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August 10, 2017

We love exploring when we are on holiday, but our trips are always self-guided, so were keen to try something a little more organised.
We have just returned from a fabulous break in the Lake District with HF Holidays who have over 100 years of experience organising guided walking holidays,…

Bluestone Wales


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A Springtime Visit to Bluestone Wales

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June 19, 2017

We last visited Bluestone Wales back in November 2014 for their Kingdom of the Elves Christmas experience and fell in love with the place there and then, despite the wet weather.
It also holds fonds memories for me too as it was the where Sebby took his first steps and…

Bel & The Dragon


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Kids Eat Free this Half Term at Bel & The Dragon

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February 10, 2017

Bel The Dragon is a collection of seven characterful Country Inns in the south of England, each bursting with its own personality and quirks.
Take a short break, enjoy a family day out or indulge in a fabulous feast this February half term, with children under 12 able to eat…

Potters Resort


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The Accommodation at Potters Resort

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November 6, 2016

Over half term we took the kids to Potters Resort for a 4 day break.
Potters Resort is a modern five-star holiday village situated on the coastline border of Norfolk and Suffolk, in Hopton-on-Sea. Potters was the first permanent holiday camp in the United Kingdom, opening its doors for the first…

New Forest Fairy Festival


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New Forest Fairy Festival Review

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August 17, 2016

Do you believe in Fairies?
Nestling in the lea of a hill where time stood still for hundreds of years surrounded the mighty oaks, tree spirits and woodland creatures, live the Forest Folk, under every leaf, behind every tree you might see them and listen for the fairy bell and…

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