Teddy bear’s picnic and family party in Carrickfergus

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council is hosting a teddy bear’s picnic and family party in Carrickfergus this weekend.

Part of an ongoing programme of events to mark the centenary of Northern Ireland, the event will take place on Saturday (August 7) at Shaftesbury Park from 12-4pm.

Chair of Council’s NI 100 Working Group, Councillor Cheryl Brownlee, said: “There will be lots of activities, including a magic show, Punch and Judy, face painting, colouring in, crazy golf, and the chance to chat to some superheroes, such as Captain America and Elsa and Anna from Frozen.

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“We are encouraging families to bring along a favourite teddy bear – there will be prizes for the best dressed Teddy Bear, with winners announced at 1pm - a picnic to enjoy while the activities are ongoing, and a fold-up chair for comfort.

There will be a teddy bear's picnic in Carrickfergus this weekend. Image by uksupafly from Pixabay.

“For the accompanying adults, the CWA Brass Band will be on hand to play and also the Willie Drennan Band mid-afternoon.”

Everyone is asked to adhere to current Covid regulations while attending the event.

For the latest on the NI 100 celebrations in Mid and East Antrim, visit www.midandeastantrim.gov.uk/council/civic-and-ceremonial/ni100