What do teddy bears like to eat? Honey or jam sandwiches? Apples and pears perhaps? Well you best ask them, because it's Teddy Bear's Picnic time again at Coal Creek on Sunday 12th June 2016 from 10am to 4pm and it's going to be loads of fun.
Pack the picnic basket and gather up the rug, don't forget your coat and your hat and prepare for another lovely day at the Coal Creek Community Park and Museum. The Bear Hunt officially starts at 10.30am and each child will require a $5 hunting licence before they go off in search of gold blocks. Three gold blocks can be redeemed in the foyer for a special prize.
There are competitions throughout the day especially for best-dressed bears in the categories of 5 years and under, 8 years and under, 12 years and under, and open age. Judging will begin at 11.45am.
Live musical entertainment will be courtesy of the South Gippsland Concert Band from 10.30am to 11.30am, and you can meet Captain Koala in the rotunda at 12.45pm.
There are plenty of spots to set up camp for a picnic, including BBQ facilities in the car park.
Coal Creek Community Park and Museum is open Thursday to Monday from 10am to 4.30pm during the school terms and every day of the week during term holidays. Entry to Coal Creek is FREE and this is a wonderful place to bring the kids and spend the day. You'll step back in time from the moment you walk through the door. Guests are greeted by the old steam train; climb inside a carriage and take an imaginary ride before strolling through the park enjoying the carefully preserved old buildings.
There are several event days at Coal Creek throughout the year in addition to the craft market, ghost tours, train rides and more. For more detailed information about Coal Creek generally, please see my previous Weekend Notes article by taking the link here.
Coal Creek Community Park and Museum is located at 12 Silkstone Road, Korumburra (South Gippsland Highway). For more information visit the Coal Creek Village website or call 5655 1811.