Parents face "dramatic shortages" of children's outdoor toys following a surge in demand since Christmas, warns a Powys business.

Llanymynech-based toy retailer Rebo UK Ltd said a demand for ride on cars, bikes, quads and trucks and orders for outdoor climbing frames, slides, swings and trampolines have risen "beyond expectations".

Consumers have been told that they should prepare for higher-than-expected price rises as demand, product shortages and the continued rise in transport costs has its effect following Brexit.

James Owen, owner, said: "The stock we had delivered before December was intended for the usual high demand at Easter but a big rise in sales has taken the whole industry by surprise so shortages will no doubt follow."

Mr Owen added that record prices for container freight from Asia has to be reflected on the new stock arriving.

Lloyds Loading List report that as Container Freight prices soar to multiple times their normal level (282 per cent up on this time last year), further hikes in prices are expected later this month, with equipment shortages, port delays and lack of capacity set to continue right up to the lunar new year in mid-February.

Rebo UK Ltd, who design and manufacture their own range at their Llanymynech facility, said their production capacity will "definitely meet demand" on outdoor climbing frames, slides and swings .