Don’t miss Teddy Bears’ Picnic

Published 10:00am 26 August 2022

Don’t miss Teddy Bears’ Picnic
Words by Kylie Knight

Pack your teddies and picnic blankets and mark the start of spring with a free Teddy Bears’ Picnic at Pine Rivers Park on September 1.

The event is on from 9am to noon with free activities including live stage entertainment, children’s craft activities and musical workshops in the teepee featuring Drum Beats and Happy Singing Kids, animal farm, pony rides and amusement rides.

It will be perfect for children aged under five years.

Don’t worry if you forget your teddy, you can make a new one at a Build-a-bear workshop for $5 each.

There will also be market stalls for mums and dads who can also grab a bite to each from local food trucks.

Live entertainment on the main stage will include SuperSteph, The Little Wattlebird Band and a visit from Big Bear.

The event will culminate in a Teddy Bear Parade at 11.40am.

Teddy Bears Picnic is proudly presented by Moreton Bay Regional Council, supported by major sponsors Ausbuild and Moreton Daily and community sponsor Nikki Boyd MP.

Don’t miss Teddy Bears’ Picnic

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Councillor Mick Gillam (Div 8) says the event is a long-held local tradition.

“The teddy bears picnic is a definite highlight on the local calendar, so if you’ve never been before make sure you do this year,” Cr Gillam says.

“I’m passionate about ensuring there are free or low-cost activities on in our region for families to enjoy, so don’t miss out.

“There are rides and stalls and activations in a family friendly setting. It really is fun for everyone.”

Mayor Peter Flannery says 2022 is the year for events.

“Council is delivering a whopping 43 free community events in partnership with Moreton Bay Region Industry & Tourism (MBRIT) this financial year, on top of the regular signature events like Moreton Bay Food Wine Festival, Redcliffe KiteFest and Jetty 2 Jetty,” Mayor Flannery says.

“This is an enormous investment in vibrancy and a direct response to calls from locals for more festivals and activities in their suburbs and neighbourhoods, meaning residents won’t need to leave Moreton Bay.

“So, come on down and join in all the fun.”

Moreton Bay Region Industry and Tourism (MBRIT) Founder and CEO Shane Newcombe says Teddy Bears’ Picnic events have always been popular in the region.

“We’re expecting a big crowd for this event, with such a big line-up of entertainment and workshops,” Mr Newcombe says.

“The Build-a Bear workshops will be very popular and are great value at $5 each. The kids might go home with more bears than they arrived with.”

EVENT DETAILS

What: Teddy Bears’ Picnic

When: Thursday, September 1

Time: 9am-noon

Location: Pine Rivers Park, Strathpine

Cost: Free entry

For more information, visit the website

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