Little Fins for pre-schoolers will take place on Wednesday October 18 at Poole’s Dolphin Shopping Centre from 9.30am to 11.30am.

Join professional storytellers for interactive fairy tales and soft play at the last Little Fins event of the year. There will be beanbags, rugs and cushions provided for extra comfort for the storytelling sessions.

Little guests will be able to paint and decorate pumpkin foam shapes using stickers and glitter in an interactive craft workshop. The spooky decorations can then be taken home ready for Halloween. In keeping with the Halloween theme, there will also be Pumpkin Skittles, challenging youngsters to knock over all the pumpkins using a soft skittles ball.

Youngsters can have their photo taken with Otto the Owl, who will be on hand for high fives or cuddles. Otto is also happy to pose for photos.

The shopping centre’s free monthly parent and child activity session has taken place every third Wednesday of the month throughout the summer and autumn. This is the final Little Fins event for 2017. Each Little Fins activity morning has featured a special meet and greet guest character, pop-up soft play and mini art and craft sessions.

Little Fins is run by the award-winning Crafty Arty World and takes place in an area outside the Beales department store. Booking is not required to attend.

John Grinnell, centre manager at the Dolphin Shopping Centre, commented: “Our Little Fins activity sessions have been extremely popular with local families this year. The final one in the series looks set to be a great event, with lots of Halloween inspired activities to get little ones excited for Halloween.

“We provide a safe and welcoming environment for local parents to bring their children to enjoy free interactive play with a large variety of toys and an assortment of activities, including art and crafts.”

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