I am looking for a noah's ark for my daughter's first birthday. Either something wooden or something soft but anyway something nice and interesting.
I just went to Hamleys (horrific, btw, really charmless shop - no joyous toyshop experience at all) and they only had one which was a shape sorter type. The animals were badly done so you couldn't really tell what they were and it just wasn't very interesting. I'd like one where she can actually play with the animals (she really likes all her toys and looks at their faces properly so nicely designed animals would be good).
I have looked at tridias and ELC and they have a couple but anyone know of anywhere else with interesting toys.
wheelybug, those are all really nice too. Any idea why the one your dd has is supposed to be for 3 years upwards? It doesn't look as though any of the bits are particularly small. Grateful for any feedback on that.
M&J - I guess the animals are fairly small but they're not taht small. DD had it for her first christmas so she was 11 months old at the time. Having said that, it was more of a decoration until she was about 2 and now she plays with it as well as it being a decoration IYSWIM. I think its absolutely fine for little ones tbh (but don't quote me on that. If you want me to measure the smallest piece I am happy to do so.