Hythe of activity on the teddies’ big day
WILDLIFE, bushcraft and a picnic kept families entertained at the Hythe Park May Teddy Bear Fair.
Around 200 people enjoyed the annual event in the Egham park on Saturday afternoon.
Children brought their teddies in fancy dress to a theme of mystical beasts.
Organised by the Friends of Hythe Park, this year’s gathering was in the newly created Wildlife Garden and Heritage Orchard – built thanks to a grant from the Heathrow Communities Fund.
Wildlife and bus craft activities were put on by Whittle and Spark and Surrey Wildlife Trust.
Children were entertained with a ‘find a plant’ treasure map game, and dragon fly and spider-web creating, accompanied by traditional music, as well as dog training sessions.
Martyn Nicholas, chairman of the Friends of Hythe Park, said: “Despite a cloudy, chilly morning the weather gods were on our side for a sunny and dry afternoon. We were delighted at the turnout of so many families with young children.
“We are also seeking volunteers to help maintain the garden and build a new herb garden.”
Marshmallow toasting with help from Andrew Fielding of Whittle and Spark.
Councillor Margaret Harnden at the tombola stall with Chantel Noble.