Teddies to have their day

Tahlia Walker and her bear Caramel will be attending the Teddy Bears’ Picnic at Fairymead House tomorrow.
Tahlia Walker and her bear Caramel will be attending the Teddy Bears’ Picnic at Fairymead House tomorrow. Mike Knott

TEDDY bears and their friends will be gathering for a very special day tomorrow as this year's Bundy in Bloom festival draws to a close.

The furry toys and the people of all ages who love them have been invited to Fairymead House in the Botanic Gardens for the Teddy Bears' Picnic.

Children are encouraged to bring their favourite teddy for the Teddy Bear Parade.

There will also be plenty of fun activities, including The Hunky Dorys, teddy bear arts and crafts and storytelling.

There will be train rides free for everyone whose teddy bear travels with them, the teddy bear morning tea, a free jumping castle and Old Macdonald's Farm.

Bundaberg Regional Council community and arts portfolio spokeswoman Judy Peters said it was a day for children and their teddy bears to enjoy together.

“As a child, a teddy bear is a special friend and comfort to have beside you,” she said.

“At the teddy bears' picnic we get to spend the morning with the many children who will be enjoying the school holidays and bringing along their very special teddies to celebrate the day.”

The fun will start at 9am and continues until 11.30am, between the rotunda and Fairymead House.

More details can be found on the council's website or by calling the council's call centre on 1300 883 699.

Bundy in Bloom will finish with the Frog Hollow Run Bike Show and the potato-growing competition prize giving day on Saturday.


  • Teddy Bears Picnic: Tomorrow, 9am – 11.30am.

Fairymead House.

  • Frogs Hollow Run Bike Show: Saturday, 10am – midnight.

Apple Tree Creek Hotel, Bruce Highway.

  • Potato Growing Competition prize giving day: Saturday, 11am–3pm.

Tom Quinn Community Centre.

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