A beary great day at picnic and movie event


The Bundaberg Regional Library was packed with children and their favourite teddies today as part of free school holiday event.

Community and Cultural Services portfolio spokesperson Cr Judy Peters said more than 400 people enjoyed the Teddy Bear's Picnic, held at the Bundaberg Regional Library, in conjunction with the screening of Paddington 2.

Russel Warden with the three bears at the Teddy Bear's Picnic.
Russel Warden with the three bears at the Teddy Bear's Picnic.

“This was a great event which provided a fun and engaging experience for children and families based on a theme that matches the free family and sensory friendly school holiday film session,” Cr Peters said.

“This time it was all about teddy bears and coincided with the free screening of Paddington 2 at the Moncrieff Entertainment Centre, which was showcased to over 600 people.”

Teddy Bear's Picnic holiday fun

Cr Peters said the event was inclusive to all abilities and included a range of activities for participants to enjoy.

“There was lots of imaginative play with pretend picnic items and a bear hunt in the library,” Cr Peters said.

“We also had face painting, sensory tubs, bear mask crafts and reading.”

Cr Peters said this was the third event of its kind and was made possible thanks to community partnerships.

“Thank you to Bush Kids, HIPPY Kids, the Bundaberg and District Neighbourhood Centre Play Van and Frivolous Faces for giving their time freely to help provide family friendly activities,” Cr Peters.

“The Teddy Bear's Picnic was definitely a great event with plenty of fun had by all.”