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Teddy Bear Picnic Day!

With the warm weather (hopefully) here to stay, there’s every excuse for a fun family picnic – and what better reason to pack up a basket of goodies this Friday 10th July to celebrate Teddy Bear Picnic Day!

Held every year in July all around the UK, this fun event is a chance to get your foster family out of the house and doing something fun together. All you need to do is to pack up a cool box or a bag with goodies and perhaps bring along a game to keep the kids entertained. You could even get together with some other foster families or friends and make a big picnic for everyone to enjoy.

Some ideas of things to take:

  • nibbles – sandwiches, sausage rolls, fresh fruit etc
  • bottles of water (or other cold drinks)
  • frisbee
  • football
  • cricket bat and ball
  • blanket to sit on or picnic cloth for a table
  • sunscreen
  • sun hat
  • sun glasses
  • wet wipes or napkins
  • plastic bag for rubbish
  • bread to feed the ducks
  • and of course, your child’s favorite teddy bear!

If you’re feeling extra adventurous, you could also come up with a Bear Hunt plan for the kids – put together little clues that they have to follow and at the end, leave a fun little treat! And if there are lots of children, you could hold a teddy bear competition and give out little rewards for say, the best dressed teddy bear, the best named teddy bear, and so on – the ideas are endless!

There are many places in and around Manchester where you can go for a fun family day out including Heaton Park, Fletcher Moss Botanical Gardens, Haughton Dale, and Dunham Massey to name but a few.

We’d love to hear stories on how you’re bonding as a foster family – if you have comments or suggestions, please start a conversation with us on Facebook or Twitter and let us know.

And as for Friday, have fun, and let us know if you go out on Teddy Bear Picnic Day! Tweet us your photos – we’d love to see everyone’s amazing teddy bear photos!

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