Tender Leaf Little Otter Canal Boat
Tender Leaf Little Otter Canal Boat
Tender Leaf Little Otter Canal Boat
Tender Leaf Little Otter Canal Boat
Tender Leaf Little Otter Canal Boat
Tender Leaf Little Otter Canal Boat
Tender Leaf Little Otter Canal Boat
Tender Leaf Little Otter Canal Boat
Tender Leaf Little Otter Canal Boat

Tender Leaf Little Otter Canal Boat

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Little Otter Canal Boat by Tender Leaf. Introducing the Tender Leaf Little Otter Canal Boat – where the new otter wooden doll family calls home, cruising along the river in their beautiful canal boat named ‘Malardeau’ after their favourite mallard duck companion perched proudly at the Bow end.

This houseboat brings a fresh twist to the classic doll's houses in our Tender Leaf range.

The removable roof and lift-out cabin provide extra play space, making it perfect for imaginative adventures. Dive into the world of language development, emotional awareness and storytelling with the specially designed accessories that come with this set.

Meet the doll characters Suzy, Skipper and Smudge, along with a wood-burning stove, a matchbox set of drawers, a jam jar lid table, 3 bottle tops, 3 knitted sleeping bags, a row of vegetables, a flowerpot, a coffee pot and a jam pot – all included in this delightful set.

What makes this canal boat even more charming is that the accessories resemble real-life items, borrowed and repurposed by the river residents, showcasing sustainability with borrowed bottle tops and repurposed food packaging. It's a home filled with creativity and resourcefulness!

All dolls in this set have their names printed underneath and are perfectly scaled to match the Sailaway BoatRosewood CottageBunny Tales and Bear Tales. This wooden doll family, built for open-ended play, is a wonderful addition to the Merrywood Tales collection by Tender Leaf

Crafted from sustainable rubberwood and responsibly sourced plywood, and coloured with soft non-toxic hues for a contemporary style, the Little Otter Canal Boat is not just a toy – it's a journey into a world of eco-friendly, imaginative play.

Suitable from age 3+

Key Features

  • Little Otter Canal Boat
  • Includes a wooden canal boat with stripy straw that doubles up as a chimney. The boat features a mallard duck, who sits proudly at the front at the Bow end and a little fishing rod at the back. Roof is removable and the cabin can be lifted out. The accessories include a wood burning stove, matchbox drawer, jam jar lid table with matchstick legs, 3 bottle tops, 3 knitted sleeping bags, row of vegetables, millard duck wall decor, flowerpot, coffee pot and jam pot
  • Inspired imaginative play, encourages interactive learning and promotes storytelling, co-ordination development and social skills
  • Ethically made from sustainably sourced birch plywood and rubberwood
  • All pieces are coloured using water-based non-toxic paints
  • Beautifully made in Indonesia
  • Complies with rigorous EN-71, ASTM and AS/NZS ISO safety standards

Looking for gift ideas? The Little Otter Canal Boat is the perfect gift for children from 3 years and older. Ideal for birthdays, special occasions or simply as a surprise gift.




Size: 27 x 22.5 x 15.5 cm

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US 3/4 - Recommended Age: 2 – 4 years old

Height: 92 cm – 104 cm

Hips: 54 cm – 55 cm

Waist: 60 cm – 62 cm

US 5/6 - Recommended Age: 4 – 6 years old

Height: 104 cm – 116 cm

Hips: 56 cm – 57 cm

Waist: 64 cm – 66 cm

Customer Reviews


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South Africa

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South Africa

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South Africa

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South Africa