Tots to teens

Irish Examiner - Feelgood - - Parenting -

MATILDA MENU: Fam­i­lies with tickets to see Matilda the Mu­si­cal in the Bord Gáis En­ergy The­atre, can stop off at the Marker Ho­tel for an ex­tra treat. For the du­ra­tion of the show, the ho­tel’s chil­dren’s menu will in­clude Matilda favourites such as Bruce Bogtrot­ter’s choco­late cake. The menu is printed on a book­mark that lit­tle read­ers can take home to use on their favourite book, €15 for two cour­ses; the­mark­er­hotel­dublin.com

PRIME PUP­PETS: Chil­dren can also enter the world of Roald Dahl with a new range of pup­pets from Fi­esta Crafts, in­clud­ing favourites Matilda and the BFG. The Willy Wonka hand pup­pet comes with fin­ger pup­pets of the five Golden Ticket win­ners and was named one of the Hero Toys at the Lon­don Toy Fair 2018. Fi­esta Crafts pup­pets are avail­able from Art & Hobby, Ama­zon and fi­es­tacrafts.co.uk

STYLISH BA­BIES: Baby bou­tique JoJo Ma­man Bébé is 25 years in busi­ness this year and to cel­e­brate they have re­vamped some of their sig­na­ture nau­ti­cal style sta­ples. This 100% cot­ton baby romper in blue ging­ham has del­i­cate boat em­broi­dery de­tail. The ad­di­tion of a col­lar smartens up the look for fam­ily oc­ca­sions, €29 in sizes from new­born to 24 months from JoJo’s stores in Cork and Dublin and jo­jo­ma­man­bebe.ie

FARM FUN: Lit­tle builders will have spring­time fun with the new LEGO DUPLO farm sets. They can help the farmer and chil­dren feed the sheep, cow, and goat, or take a ride on the trac­tor in the Farm Ad­ven­tures set, €39.99. For even more fun the other sets in the se­ries in­clude Farmer’s Mar­ket, Farm Pony Sta­ble and Farm An­i­mals (sold separately) all suit­able for ages two up­wards; lego.com

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