Before Dolly and I headed out we were pushed for time as we went out and watered our garden plot and then took our Parisian guests out to meet my mum for a BBQ breakfast of bacon & eggs and champagne at the sea's edge all by 9:30am.
I was unprepared and I had a hungry Dolly and a rumbling belly by 9:35am. So I stopped at a bakery on the way to the picnic to purchase ham and cheese croissants and cold drinks for us. I thought they would be cheaper then the food on sale at the event. I stuffed them in our basket with the teddy bears and blanket and quickly headed to our destination as we were already running late.
I had totally forgotten how great and inclusive of all families the event is! You don't need money to attend the Darwin Teddy Bears Picnic as nearly everything is FREE.
Children Get Free:
- sausages on bread,
- bottles of water,
- a Teddy Bears Picnic cup,
- a packet of Teddy Bear Biscuits,
- science activities,
- arts and crafts activities,
- and importantly care for Bears at the various Bear Hospitals.
|Dolly and Friend, Crafting With Love Hearts|
However I spent $13 at the Bakery due to being over committed and disorganised. But I didn't need to, as the Teddy Bears Picnic had everything my daughter needed plus more. She had a wonderful time with friends, created some art and had a dance. After the event we had other activities planned but my little Dolly asked to spend the rest of the day at home. And her message was loud and clear to me - she needed some time our from our busy lives to just play calmly at home with her toys and her Papa The Rambling Expat, which she did.
Does your home town offer any great free activities too?