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Baby and Child Portraiture with Little Ones Photography

If you’re after striking, clean, uncluttered images, which focus on the natural beauty of your child; Dani from Little Ones Photography’s your girl. Being Mama to a toddler herself, as well as a primary school teacher, Dani knows how to organise every photo shoot with children in mind. She is not one for gimmicks, but will sing, dance, play peek-a-boo and waggle toys to get the best smiles. Little Ones Photography is her newborn, baby and child portrait photography business based in Bournemouth. Visit


Fundraising for Weldmar Hospicecare

Weldmar Hospicecare organise a whole calendar of fundraising events each year, from fun runs to dance competitions, with all money raised going towards the care of patients with life limiting illnesses throughout Dorset. This care is given in the comfort of the patient’s own home or as an inpatient at the Joseph Weld Hospice in Dorchester. Find out about Weldmar’s current events online at If you would like to organise a fundraising event of your own, email or call 01305 261800.


Soft Play Packages from Seashells

Seashells Soft Play Centre offers soft play packages for children for any occasion, such as birthday parties, christenings, naming days, pre-schools, fetes and weddings. The soft play is perfect for imaginative and safe play and will keep your little ones entertained for hours. Soft play items include bouncy castles, scramble bags, a ball pit, soft play shapes, an inflatable slide, an inflatable maze and much more. Call 07823 555970 or visit


Mermaid or Merman dreams can come true

Mayim Mermaid Pod offers a variety of mermaid experiences, parties, group lessons, private lessons and photo shoots. Swimming experiences are available to all children aged 7 years plus who are confident swimmers in and under the water. Sessions include tuition, some photos, a mermaid tail hire, use of pool and certificates. Extras include under water pictures and the purchase of a tail, if required. Photo shoots out of the water, are available to children aged 4 years plus who are not confident or old enough to have a full Mermaid Experience. Call 07714 991075 or visit


Who are you going to call… Ectobusters!

Does your child love all things Ghostbusters? If so, wow them with an authentic looking and spooktacular comedy show, which will make them the hero of the story! The EctoBusters arrive in their customised car and wearing impressive ghost detectors, backpacks and blasters with authentic lights and sounds, they turn the party into an ectoplasmic adventure straight from the movies. So, who are you gonna call? The Ectobusters! Call 07971 446665 or look at


Get your school involved in the Bournemouth Marathon Junior Races

The Bournemouth Marathon Festival takes place on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 October and with eight race distances to choose from, it’s perfect for the whole family. The festival showcases the area at its very best, with a stunning environment of beautiful scenic routes and fresh coastal air, it helps to attract runners from all over the UK and beyond. The junior races kick-start the weekend on Saturday 7 October and are a great way for children to be active, have fun and get involved over the weekend festivities. Even better, they can cool down afterwards with an ice cream on the beach or, if they’re feeling brave – a dip in the sea! With four junior races on offer, including two brand new distances for 2017, there really is something for everyone at the Bournemouth Marathon Festival. For full information head to


Party Fun at Gallones Ice Cream

Gallones Ice Cream run fantastic ice-cream parties in Bournemouth. Parties comprise of two hours of fun, entertainment and of course, ice-cream! Children design and eat their own dream sundae, tuck into a party tea of pizza, dips and garlic bread, and then with a little of Gallone’s magic, create their own flavour of ice cream to take home. Parties are suitable for children aged from 5 years upwards, with a minimum number of six children. For details call 01202 989090



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