Organised by Dowtcha Puppets, the Cork Puppetry Festival will run from July 30 until August 6, in venues all over Cork City and for the first time in Cobh, Carrigaline, Bandon and Mallow libraries. To mark the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, there is a lunar theme with family workshops in the Crawford and St Peter’s and the Puppets Picnic in Fitzgerald Park on August 5; www.corkpuppetryfestival.com
Put your party hat on and pop into IKEA Dublin to celebrate its 10-year anniversary in Ireland, with special events running from today until August 4.
There will be cake, face-painting, a treasure hunt and even an ABBA tribute band to keep children entertained, as well as a colouring competition to win a hamper of back-to-school products. Pictured is the Förnyad pencil case, €7.50; www.ikea.ie
Otosan Nasal Wash Kit is a natural product which helps to clear pollen and mucus from the nose.
The kit contains an easy-to-use bottle for daily nasal irrigation and 30 sachets of saline solution containing hyalorunic acid to optimise tissue hydration and create a barrier effect against irritants.
It can be used during pregnancy and by children aged six upwards with the supervision of an adult; €19.50, www.otosan.com
Harry Potter celebrates his birthday on July 31 and from August 1, two further sets will be added to Lego Wizarding World range featuring scenes from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: Beauxbatons Carriage, €49.99, age 8+, with Hagrid, Madame Maxime, Fleur and Gabrielle Delacour minifigures.
The Knight Bus, €39.99 has already been tipped to be one of this year’s Christmas favourites.