As part of Healthy Mere walking’s programme of events, Mere Footpath Group held the first ever Teddy Bear’s picnic on Wednesday 18th August. The event was a great success with 41 grandparents, parents, and children enjoying a short walk around Mere, as well as a free picnic lunch at White bridge provided courtesy of an ASDA Foundation grant. The aim of the event was to reinforce the simple (and free!) pleasure of walking around our local area with young children.
Having made sure the picnic spot was tidy and attractive, the footpath group provided 21 teddy bears hidden along the route – all of which were adopted into new homes.
The children were also delighted that Mere PCSO Dan Gill came along and joined them.
Mere Fish Farm kindly gave permission for the walkers to pass through their property from Mill Lane, offering an idyllic route past the duck pond and safe passage back to Mere School away from the traffic on The Lynch.
Several participants asked if the walk would be an annual event, and organisers John Jordan, Alan Mead, and Rachael Hansford agree this would be great!
If you’d like to get involved in organising or have suggestions for things we could do, please get in touch.