Ready, teddy, go at big picnic
Kids have fun with furry friends
Seven-month-old Molly Anne O’Brien was one of hundreds of residents from across Rutherglen and Cambuslang to enjoy the Friends of Cambuslang Park teddy bear’s picnic last week.
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If you went down to the woods last week you were sure of a big surprise.
Well, hundreds children, parents, grandparents, aunties and uncles as Friends of Cambuslang Park put on their teddy bear’s picnic. The event was a massive success, with conditions staying warm and dry on Wednesday, July 19. Claire Cameron and Anne Marie McKenzie from South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture performed action songs and told stories to a large audience while Project 31 came with colouring and cutting materials for making teddy bear bands to put on children’s heads.
The petting zoo also proved a massive hit and Edward Cais, chair of the friends group, said: “It’s always wonderful to see the looks of sheer delight on the children’s faces and to hear the squeals of laughter as they stroke the wee animals on their lap.
“The children could also have small paper tattoos applied to their arms and have their hair sprayed.
“There were also some games to play, like throwing hoops over a cone or bean bags into a bucket.”
The community police were also there to share in the fun.
By the end of the day, organisers reckon the teddy bear’s had brought along around 200 residents to enjoy the fun.
It’s always wonderful to see the look of delight on their faces
Story tellers Claire Cameron and Anne Marie McKenzie from South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture entertained with action songs and stories