Julia's House - The Dorset and Wiltshire Children's Hospices

Create magical moments for seriously ill children

Julia’s House wants every child to have access to high quality play; making special moments as well as helping them to flourish and reach their full potential, no matter how poorly they may be.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 27 November 2018 to 12:00 PM, 4 December 2018

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1067125)

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  • ‚ÄúI always knew my child was still behind those eyes‚ĶI just didn‚Äôt know how to reach him until now.‚Äù

    — A Julia‚Äôs House parent after a recent play session

  • “I always knew my child was still behind those eyes…I just didn’t know how to reach him until now.”

    — A Julia’s House parent after a recent play session


Parents of life-limited children are constantly told what their child can’t do – we want to show them what they can do and help their child reach their full potential. Many parents lack the confidence to simply play with their child, especially with no access to specialist toys. Some children also have anxieties and phobias that can only be addressed through specialist play. With our support everyone can play their part in developing these children’s potential, creating the biggest smiles.


Play is an essential part of any child’s development helping them express themselves, experience choice and precious feelings of being in control, and most importantly, to have fun. Our play team create tailored play plans combining specialist toys and sensory equipment with a can-do ethos to ensure each child is stimulated, having fun and empowered to do as much as possible. Play techniques can also help eliminate children’s anxieties and phobias that parents often struggle to resolve.