Teddy Bears’ Picnic coming to Waikiki

Teddy Bears’ Picnic coming to Waikiki

IF you go down to Fantasy Park during Children’s Week, you’re in for a big surprise.

The City of Rockingham has partnered with the Rockingham Early Years Group to host the annual Teddy Bears’ Picnic.

The picnic offers families a chance to engage with local early years service providers and take part in fun activities including face painting, a bouncy castle and an animal farm.

Children’s Week is a national celebration of children’s rights, talents and citizenship and acts as a reminder of our responsibility to advocate for the right to a positive childhood.

The Teddy Bears’ Picnic is not only part of Children’s Week, but is also celebrated on Universal Children’s Day.

Mayor Barry Sammels encouraged residents to grab a picnic blanket and basket and join in all the fun.

“The annual Teddy Bears’ Picnic gives families an opportunity to meet with local early years service providers as well as the chance to join in a range of fun and engaging activities,” he said.

“Families will have the chance to enjoy face painting, a cuddly animal farm, a bouncy castle and more at the Teddy Bears’ Picnic.

“This year’s event is not to be missed, with the Paint Rockingham REaD egg set to hatch at the picnic.”

Paint Rockingham REaD is part of the Paint the Town REaD national grassroots literacy campaign, which encourages the community to read, talk, sing and rhyme with children from birth so they are ready to read and write by the time they start at school.

As part of the campaign, children across the City have read to an egg throughout 2018 and helped it grow by adding their own ‘splotch’. Children have also taken turns at guessing what is inside the egg and all will be revealed at the Teddy Bears’ Picnic.

WHAT: Teddy Bears’ Picnic

WHERE: Fantasy Park, Waikiki

WHEN: Wednesday, October 24 9am to 11.30am