Cuddly friends set to invade Manning Park for Teddy Bear’s Picnic

Cuddly friends set to invade Manning Park for Teddy Bear’s Picnic

HUNDREDS of kids and fluffy toys will visit Manning Park later this month for the Teddy Bears Picnic.

The event has been held annually by the City of Cockburn since launching in 1980.

Back then it was “a low-key event” held at Spearwood’s MacFaull Park.

Cockburn’s event and cultural coordinator Marie La Frenais said the picnic had grown significantly since then.

“It moved from its original base several years ago to the grounds of the Azelia Ley Museum in Manning Park and while the original intent of the event is still the same, it has grown to a very popular event in the community with loads of free activities and entertainment for the children with information and services available for the parents,” she said.

The free event, which is one of a number pencilled into Cockburn’s community events calendar, will be held between 10am and 1pm on October 26.

It will feature a performance by Murphy High School, which will be visiting from Alabama, as well as amusements, face painting, displays and food.