The Day the Teddy Bears had their Picnic

The Day the Teddy Bears had their Picnic

On Wednesday 9th March, more than 200 people and umpteen teddies descended on Hagley Park to do what people and teddies like best – gad about gaily and have a picnic.

Hosted by the Canterbury Playcentre Association, the Teddy Bears’ Picnic was a wonderful celebration of Playcentre, picnics and play. As part of Playcentre Awareness Week (PAW) – and possibly inspired by the acronym – the beloved bears of Canterbury had their coats patched and preened, and enjoyed a day in the park with their friends.

Naturally, there were marvellous things to eat and wonderful games to play. Lynette from the library came and told stories about teddies, and Jody from Jody’s Music and Movement led everyone in songs and dance. 

Whilst the teddy bears were the stars of the show, the event was really about coming together and having fun. After a morning of picnicking and playing, that warm ragged feeling that bears and kids (and parents) know well had set in. And with grubby coats and droopy heads, the weary bears reluctantly headed home for a bath and a nap – along with their little human companions.

By Kate Barber

 

The Day the Teddy Bears had their Picnic

Posted: Thursday 31 March 2016