Toy spectacular at the Taree Craft Centre | photos

Taree Craft Cottage has come alive with an exhibition titled The Wonder of Toys - spanning the last 100 years.

Dozens of antique dolls stand beside their Barbie, Cabbage Patch and Teddy bear friends in a display that will evoke many childhood memories. The oldest doll in the collection is more than 130 years old.

A Lego display recreates a city, an active airport and a scene from Star Wars complete with Darth Vader.

There are trains, wooden toys, tin toys, a pedal car, trike, rocking horse, with more surprises around every corner.

A beautiful display of Alice in Wonderland memorabilia is receiving lots of rave reviews.

All proceeds raised at the event will go to assist Taree's Rainbow Warriors Soccer Club. A Dutch auction, which will run throughout the event, has 44 valuable prizes to be won. These include collectable bears which were donated by Mrs Robyn Richardson, and other major prizes donated by Taree's business community.

There is also a raffle with a first prize of a fully furnished Victorian dolls' house, which will be won at the end of the exhibition.

There are guessing competitions for the kids and prizes to be won. With free admission this is an ideal school holiday event for the whole family.

Patrons are welcome to leave a donation for the Rainbow Warriors in the donation box.

Taree Craft Cottage is on the corner of High and Pulteney Streets, Taree. Opening hours are 9.30am to 3.30 pm Monday to Friday and 9.30 am to 1pm Saturday.

For more information call Pam on 0428 255 263.