Gorgeous Kids Stuff

Compendium Toys and Games

Liz Meyer of Compendium Games sells quality educational toys. These are fantastic options for teachers, parents and therapists who work with children. Items they stock include Melissa & Doug, Toy Box, Gowi and many more!

Name:Liz Meyer
Tel or Cell:083 955 9105

Di's Designer Kids Cakes

Di of Munchies fame is well known for her spectacular novelty cakes and cupcakes. Her gorgeous cakes not only look fabulous but are delicious as well. Cakes, pasteries and sweets are Di's speciality and she comes highly recommended if you are looking to celebrate a special occassion with a beautiful cake.

Name:Di Daugherty-Veitch
Email Address:di@diskitchen.co.za
Tel or Cell:084 944 6766

Duchess and Duke

Traditional baby apparel with a modern twist. Duchess and Duke was originally supposed to be Baby Duke. When my grandson was on his way, we very soon realised that the variety of boys clothing was minimal. That made us realise that there is a desperate need for baby boys clothing, and hence the idea to open an online boutique came about. Our aim is for it to be an enjoyable experience for Moms, Grannies, Aunties and all those who want their special bundle of joy to be dressed like babies used to be dressed.

Back to Basics! We chose to add a Duchess for our little Duke. We would love your experience with us to be an enjoyable one, where you can shop at your leisure.

Our D & D clothing is made from soft cotton fabric and special attention is considered, making seams gentle on baby’s skin. Fastenings are plastic to prevent baby from burning or digging into their skin, our leggings and pants have a soft ribbed waistband and babygros and t-shirts have front or envelope neck-openings for easy dressing.

Name:Kelly Redman
Tel or Cell:033 347 1748

Funzania SandCraft and Party Supplies

Who doesn’t love: SandCraft, Chocolate, Candy floss, popcorn, chip twirls, waff-sticks and water-slides! If you are looking for something new and exciting, you have to contact Nazeem who is always on the hunt for something new and exciting to do. He will personalise your party with slick party themes that have your child’s name on it. He will provide everything from face painters to archery and magnetised sandcraft.! His Party Products and Packages are also spectacular. Contact him to hire a candy floss or popcorn machine, chocolate fountain, slush puppy, water slide and jumping castle. It’s magic, he even has temporary air brush tattoo equipment and is always on the look out for new exciting party stuff!!!

Tel or Cell:083 291 6515 / 033 345 2901

Happy Memories

Order personalised, hand-made storybooks and gifts. Carmen of “ Happy Memories” creates personalised stories for children, in which they star as the main character in their own fairy-tale adventure. Children naturally love to see and learn about themselves, and these storybooks are perfect for helping children find pleasure in reading and stimulating their imaginations. Two or three brothers/sisters/friends - even mum and dad - can feature as supporting characters. Also included are two specially chosen photographs of your child, as an extra touch to encourage reading. Personalised memory journals are on offer as keepsakes for those wanting to capture details about “Happy Memoreis is a home-based business and agent for Create-a-Book SA. Important events such as the birth of a child, school graduation, engagement, wedding, or anniversary, etc. Also available are photo collages on wood, ceramic, glass or mirror, even coffee mugs, as a simple ways to display your best memories.

Name:Carmen Moodley
Email Address:Hayleigh14@live.co.za
Tel or Cell:033 346 2452 / 072 374 4333

KwaZulu-Natal Museum

KwaZulu-Natal Museum KwaZulu-Natal Museum ranks among the top National Museums in South Africa's, a cultural and natural history museum renowned for its unique collections - there are eight natural history and around ten cultural history galleries that include an array of mammals (together with the last wild elephant in KwaZulu-Natal), birds, amphibians, insects, an extensive mollusc collection (there are few South African land snails that are not represented in the Natal Museum) and a life-size T-Rex model. There is also a room dedicated to KwaZulu-Natal history, geological and Paleontological material, and a reconstruction of a Victorian street set in the late 1800's, complete with shops, stable and period homes. Take a walk through a life size recreation of a Drakensberg cave with rock art drawings or a walk on the wooden deck of a wrecked trading vessel in our Towns and Trade Exhibition. What makes the KwaZulu-Natal Museum particularly interesting is the array of interesting temporary exhibitions that give the museum a definite dynamic advantage. Temporary exhibitions and happenings have included an exploration of the history of segregation in the US, xenophobic violence, children’s art exhibition.

The Museum officially opened an exciting exhibition on the Soccer World Cup, in May 2010. The 150th anniversary of the arrival of Indian people to South Africa was celebrated in November 2010, with the launch of a new permanent exhibition showcasing the Indian community of Pietermaritzburg. The KwaZulu-Natal Museumis also very popular with the schools and family visitors alike. The museum boasts an internet café with an impressive 16 computers, resource library for learners and film room. A visit to the KwaZulu-Natal Museum is a great way to spend the day, start your journey now!

Name:KwaZulu-Natal Museum
Email Address:info@nmsa.org.za
Tel or Cell:033 345 1404

Midlands Edugrafix

Midlands Edugrafix has a children's album range of tailor-made, user-friendly albums. These albums make it fun and easy to capture your child's development and milestones from year to year. Our unique concept allows you to expand and adapt your albums according to your own needs. Albums can be personalised with names and date of birth.

Natasha Brooks Photography

Natasha Brooks is a very talented Photographer who specialises in "available light child and family portraiture". She has the ability to capture the natural beauty and emotions of her clients in a way that is so sincere, authentic and beautiful! Natasha works from her home-based studio in Pietermaritzburg but travels to various, suitable locations in and around Durban and the Midlands as well.

Name:Natasha Brooks
Tel or Cell:082 630 2367

Nuts About Books & Toys

Nuts About Books & Toys stocks quality educational toys, games, puzzles, crafts, books, novelty toys and gifts. Brands include Melissa & Doug, WOW Toys, Think Fun, Brain Box, Bananagrams, Djeco Crafts, Reeves Paint by Numbers, Schmidt Puzzles, Suczezz Puzzles, 4 D Master, Original Sylvanian Families, Hanky Panky Tricks, Big Jigs Rail and more. A wide variety of children's books are available at very affordable prices, as well adult cookery books, non-fiction and coffee table books.

Name:Lorraine Rogers
Tel or Cell:033 330 7979 / 084 555 3484

Play Days

If you haven’t discovered Play Days, you really need to! I have never seen such a big indoor jungle gym in my life!! What’s great is that they have a range of activities from doll’s houses for little ones who want to play quietly on their own, a scooter track, soft-paly area etc. and coffee shop for mommies, daddies etc. They also have a wonderful party venue.

Name:Kate Clarence
Email Address:kate@playdays.co.za
Tel or Cell:033 346 2765

Pony Magic Parties

Pony Magic is situated in the Natal Midlands and have a stunning venue for their parties. Book a Children’s Pony Party with Nikki and Tess of Pony Magic who will put together a tailor-made package for you. Children can enjoy sessions with horses and ponies, like horsemanship and therapy or go on a horse trail ride and picnic. They also arrange horses for special occasion photographs.

Name:Nikki Austen & Tess Westwood
Tel or Cell:071 492 4565

SnuggleBum

SnuggleBum makes and sells cloth nappies, swim nappies and ring sling baby carriers. SnuggleBum also stocks the Pure Bubbles range of Perfectly Pure natural soaps and lotion bars, all free from artificial colourants & fragrances, detergents and preservatives.

Name:Juliet Dymond
Tel or Cell:072 245 3504