Online and in the shops: Play storage

PLAY STORAGE: Your child will easily find their favourite picture book in the new Flisat range of small furniture and playroom storage from IKEA.

Online and in the shops: Play storage

Designed to grow with children from ages three to 12, there’s a desk which can be tilted and adjusted to three heights and a doll’s house that can also be used as a wall shelf.

Made from pine, with bright accent colours, a number of the products feature holders for Trofast storage boxes, so that it’s easier to tidy everything away after a day of play; prices from €16;

GLUTEN-FREE: To mark Coeliac Awareness Week, Aldi will sell gluten-free treats as special buys from May 12 including tortilla chips, crisps, biscuits and chocolate cake mix.

That is in addition to its ‘Has No’ range of wheat and gluten-free products, which has been developed over the past few years to offer a reasonably priced gluten-free staples and treats.

In response to customer demand, you can now buy gluten-free frozen pizzas margherita or pepperoni, €2.49 each.

You can also access gluten-free recipes from Aldi at

DUNLOE DELIGHTS: Thinking of heading away for a few days? The Dunloe is offering luxury breaks for families with children of all ages.

You can even bring the family dog along. Situated at the foot of the Gap of Dunloe near Killarney, there are lots of complimentary outdoor activities like trekking on the hotel’s haflinger ponies, fishing in the river and an adventure playground, as well as the indoor pool and children’s movie nights with popcorn and drinks.

To mark the reopening of the hotel for the season, one night’s B&B in a family/superior rooms for two adults and up to three children is €270 until May 12;

ROYAL PRAM: When Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, who celebrated her first birthday this week, was wheeled to her christening in a vintage Millson Prince pram, it sparked a surge of interest in traditional coach-built styles.

Silver Cross is the only British company still making them and its heritage collection also includes dolls prams, which are handmade in Yorkshire with the same attention to detail.

The Chatsworth collection features the Poppy, Rose and Daisy models and is suitable from three years, €499;

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