If you go down to the park this month, you’re in for a big surprise
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 a lot since then.
“It moved from its original base several years ago to the grounds of the Azelia Ley Museum in Manning Park and... 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, one of several in Cockburn’s community events calendar, will be held 10am to 1pm on October 26.
It will feature a performance by Murphy High School, which will be visiting from Alabama, as well as amusements, displays and food.
Logan Howlett, Harvey Elliott and Oliver Santich get ready for the Teddy Bears Picnic.