Tots to teens

Irish Examiner - Feelgood - - Parenting -

LOVE­ABLE BEAR: Promis­ing all the charm of the orig­i­nal, Padding­ton 2 opens in cin­e­mas to­day, with the lit­tle bear, search­ing for the per­fect present for his Aunt Lucy’s 100th birth­day. Padding­ton will also fea­ture in Marks & Spencer’s Christ­mas cam­paign, with a trea­sury of Michael Bond’s sto­ries, €16, a one­sie with hat, nine months +, €29 and plush ver­sions of the love­able bear, in­clud­ing My First Padding­ton, €13.50; mark­sand­spencer.ie

ON THE RINK: A visit to Cork On Ice, which opened last week­end, has be­come a tra­di­tion for many fam­i­lies since the rink first opened at Ma­hon Point in 2007. A va­ri­ety of events such as ice hockey train­ing and the chil­dren’s Penguin Club, run un­til Jan­uary 28. All lo­ca­tions have a su­per­vised rink for chil­dren aged three and over, with best prices by pre-book­ing on­line (€38 for a fam­ily of four off-peak) and gift vouch­ers avail­able from www.iceskat­ing.ie

TOP READ: Bad Dad, €9.99, a hi­lar­i­ously heart-warm­ing tale of a fa­ther and son is one of Ea­sons Top 10 Books for Christ­mas. Au­thor, David Wal­liams, will be pre­sented with the ‘In­ter­na­tional Recog­ni­tion Award’ at this year’s Ir­ish Book Awards in Dublin on Novem­ber 28; www.ea­sons.com

OUT­DOOR COM­FORT: Re­gatta Great Out­doors has part­nered with Thun­der­birds Are Go to cre­ate a new range of chil­dren’s cloth­ing, in­clud­ing t-shirts, fleeces, body warm­ers and wa­ter­proof jack­ets, for ages three to 12. The range is avail­able in stand­alone stores in­clud­ing Ballincol­lig, Lim­er­ick and Tralee; www.re­gatta.com

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