It’s time for all the Teddies to pack up a picnic and bring their children to Sligo Folk Park for the Teddy Bear Picnic. Riverstown will be the Teddy capital of the northwest on Thursday 18th July as mini picnickers and their furry friends have Teddy-themed crafts, fun and games of all sorts. Participants bring their own picnics and the event runs from 11am-3pm.
The giant Teddy Bear greets everyone on arrival and just loves getting into selfies too. From that moment on, it’s a day filled with action and activity, all Teddy-themed of course. Make a Teddy name badge and your very own Teddy headband. Do some Teddy colouring and decorate a Teddy biscuit or two. Everyone, young and old will love feeding the hens and geese. There will be story telling as well as games like Pin the Nose on the Teddy and the Honey Pot game. You can also learn all about the history of the Teddy Bear.
Activities are all around the 6-acre site, some indoors and some outside in the lovely woodland. You can do the activities in whatever order you like – but there are set times for feeding hens and geese. The Fairy Village will also be open to welcome little visitors (and Teddies too of course).
If your favourite Teddy is feeling under the weather, don’t despair – the Teddy Bears Hospital will be open. Soon he’ll be well enough to join in the Treasure Hunt where everyone follows the fun clues to claim their goodie bag.
Booking for the Sligo Folk Park Teddy Bear Picnic is through the website (www.sligofolkpark.com) and the cost is €10 per child. Adults are free of charge. Participants bring their own picnics and the Clover Café will also be open onsite for refreshments.
Folk Park Redevelopment
Next year, 2020, marks a significant milestone for Sligo Folk Park which will celebrate 30 years in operation. As a fitting marker for this landmark event, the Folk Park is undergoing significant redevelopment to bring it into line with best practice in tourism attractions around the country.
During the redevelopment, Sligo Folk Park will remain open and will host festivals and events as normal. Visitors are asked to excuse any signs of construction or change which are unavoidable as the changes take place.