Terrific Teddy Bear Picnics and Events Around Ireland in 2022

Jill Holtz

June 14, 2022

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It’s a truly classic childhood activity, a picnic with your teddy bears! We’ve rounded up some of the bear-y fun events taking place across Ireland – here are terrific teddy bear picnics and events for really playful family fun!

What could be better than an afternoon spent with your favourite stuffed friends and some treats? These teddy bear picnics and events are all about creating fun memories with your children, so find one near you and have a great time!

Teddy Bear Picnics in Ireland

The Jack and Jill Teddy Bears’ Picnic

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Date: June 13-19th 2022

From June 13th to 19th, teddy bears all over Ireland are invited to join their favourite little people in preschools, creches, toddler groups and play schools to raise vital funds for the Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation.

Register for a Jack and Jill Teddy Bears’ Picnic Pack, which will include balloons, bandanas and fun activities.

For more information, click here.

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Teddy Bears’ Picnic at Kilmore Quay Seafood Festival

Date: July 9th 2022 from 1-2pm

Head along to the Shipwreck Cove playground by the sea, bring your little teddies and meet big teddy, other characters, and listen to their stories. Don’t forget your sandwiches!

Then gather up your teddy and friends and take them along to the Puppet Theatre in the Stella Maris for more family fun.

For more information, click here.

Teddy Bears’ Picnic at Ballina Salmon Festival

Date: July 10th 2022 from 2-5pm

The Teddy Bears’ Picnic will be back at Ballina Salmon Festival this July. Now in it’s 58th year, the Ballina Salmon Festival is back with a bang and it’s time to get your teddies ready for the Bears’ Big Day Out!

Start the Festival week off with one of the best loved family events in the beautiful Tom Ruane town park along the banks of the River Moy.

With kiddies rides, children’s entertainment, live music, sweets and treats, games, a pet farm, and festival train, the day is endless and the fun never stops! Children can also enjoy the award-winning park facilities in Tom Ruane Park, voted in the Independent’s top 10 parks in Ireland.

Parents can picnic al fresco on a blanket in the sun, while children and teddy bears are delighted with the entertainment on offer in this safe, family friendly amenity.

Priced at €2 per person. For more information, click here.

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Teddy Bear Picnic at The Donkey Sanctuary, Cork

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Date: July 14th 2022 from 12-3pm

There is an annual Teddy Bears’ Picnic at The Donkey Sanctuary at the Open Farm at Knockardbane, Liscarroll, Mallow, Co. Cork.

Lots of fun and games guaranteed on the day including colouring corner, bouncy castles, face painting, teddy bear hospital, a chance to groom the donkeys, and lots more. Plus, prizes for best dressed teddy and best lookalike teddy and owner.

Tickets are €5 per child. Adults go free. For more information, click here.

Teddy Bear Picnics at Rathwood, Carlow


Dates: Selected dates from July 18th to September 1st

Join the bears this summer for fun in the sun and much more. Share in the magic and join a journey through the Enchanted Forest to visit the Teddies as they prepare for the biggest picnic of the year!

There’s plenty of bear-y good fun at Rathwood’s Teddy Bear Picnics. Take a fun-filled train ride through the Rathwood forest, with surprises along the way. Meet the Three Bears as you journey through the enchanted forest, and make your very own bear as you stop off at the Teddy Bear’s Factory.

Enjoy a picnic with the Three Bears and Goldilocks where each child will receive a piece of fruit, a cookie and a drink. Last but not least, each child will receive a yummy ice cream!

Tickets cost €13.50 per child (babies under one go free) and €5 per adult. For more information, click here.

Teddy Bear Sleepover at Tallaght Library

Date: July 20th 2022 from 6.30-7.30pm

Bring along your bear or cuddly toy for a story time at Tallaght Library, and then leave the bears in the library to sleep over. Collect your bear on the afternoon of Thursday 21st.

For more information, click here.

Teddy Bears’ Picnic at Sligo Folk Park

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Date: July 28th 2022 from 11am-1pm and 2-4pm

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 as mini picnickers and their furry friends have Teddy-themed crafts, fun and games of all sorts.

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 meeting new arrivals JP the goat and giant Flemish rabbits. There will be story telling, as well as face painting and games.

Activities are spread around the 6-acre site, some indoors and some outside. 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 all the bears will 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 necessary. Tickets are priced €10 per child and €5 per adult.

For more information, click here.


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Teddy Bears’ Picnic at Tubbercurry Old Fair Day Festival

Date: August 6th from 1-3.30pm

The popular Teddy Bears’ Picnic returns to the Tubbercurry Old Fair Day Festival for a fun-filled afternoon with the little ones as you explore the forest trail. Activities to enjoy as you stroll around the forest include magic mirror, street games, arts and crafts, puppeteer, cookie decorating, and storytelling.

Visit the resident donkeys or ducks in the forest or spot the visiting eagles or alpaca on the day. Make sure to dress up too in your favourite characters to meet the teddies!

Tickets are €3 per child. For more information, click here.

Teddy Bears’ Picnic and Storytelling at Roe Valley Arts Centre

Date: August 12th 2022 at 2pm

Bring along a picnic, some snacks, a blanket and your favourite teddy bear friend and join us for an afternoon of storytelling with Kelly Quigley.

Kelly will teach you the Teddy Bear’s Picnic song and tell some bear themed tales and fables while you enjoy your picnic with your fluffy friend because:

“For every bear that ever there was
Will gather there for certain, because
Today’s the day the teddy bears have their picnic.”

Suitable for ages 2 and up. A parent is required to accompany the child for the duration of the storytelling.

Tickets are priced £6 each or £20 for a family of 4. For more information, click here.

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Published On: June 14th, 2022 / Categories: Ireland / Last Updated: January 28th, 2023 / Tags: , , /

About the Author: Jill Holtz

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Jill is one of the co-founders of Mykidstime and a mum of 2 girls

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