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Variety Teddy Bear's Picnic

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The Teddy Bear is one of the most popular creations in history with nearly every child owning one at some stage of their youth. The stuffed animal was the brainchild of Morris Michtom, who after seeing a cartoon drawing in the Washington Post of Theodore Roosevelt depicted in a bear hunting trip in Mississippi, was inspired to design a bear. He made a small soft bear cub and displayed it in his shop window with a sign Teddy's Bear. He then sent a bear onto Roosevelt who gave him permission to use his name. The toys were an immediate success and Michtom went on to establish the Ideal Novelty and Toy Co.

The popular "The Teddy Bears' Picnic" song has been recorded by many artists over the decades. Its melody was written by an American composer John Walter Bratton in 1907 with lyrics added in 1932 by Irish songwriter Jimmy Kennedy.

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Photo courtesy of VarietyTeddy Bears' Picnic

On Saturday 28th July 2018, Doomben Racecourse will come alive with the Teddy Bears Picnic at the races. This is a fundraising event in aid of the Variety Children's Charity.

The grounds will be full of colourful picnic blankets, games, entertainment, a variety of rides including pony rides and Jumping Castle, face painting, Golf Central Zone, Petting Zoo, Build-A-Bear Workshop and Kids Disco. Your child may even like to enter Fashions on the Field with their best-dressed bears.

Admission prices are as follows:

General Admission from $10.00
Giddy Up Club Marquee from $5.00
Big Ted Group Package from $25.00
Little Ted Group Package from $25.00
Teddy Bear s Picnic Family Picnic Pass from $85.00
Tapas in the 10 000 from $55.00
Private Suites per person from $75.00
Champions Bar Courtyard from $90.00
Giddy Up Club Membership $20.00 will give you access for one child and two adults.

The day's activities begin at 10.30am and it is sure to be an adventurous day out for the whole family. More information can be found on their website or by telephoning 07 3268 2171.

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Why? Fun for Kids, Lots of Rides & Entertainment
When: Saturday 28th July 2018
Phone: 07 3268 2171
Where: Doomben Racecourse
Cost: General Admission from $10
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