Terrific Teddy Bear Picnics And Events For Really Playful Family Fun

Jill Holtz

March 14, 2019

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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:

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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!

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Teddy Bear Picnics and Events Around Ireland

Teddy Bear Picnic at The Donkey Sanctuary, Cork

July 2020 date tbc

donkey sanctuary teddy bear picnicThere 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, prize for best dressed teddy, groom our donkeys and lots more.

The event will run from 12-3pm and it is €5 per child. Adults go free.

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Teddy Bears Picnic at Mount Stewart

July 2020 dates tbc

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There is an annual Teddy Bear’s Picnic at Mount Stewart in County Down in July.

Bring your favourite teddy and meet Little Red Riding Hood as the story unfolds around the lake with other children’s activities.

Teddy Bears Picnic at Ballina Salmon Festival

12th July 2020

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The Teddy Bears’ Picnic will be back at Ballina Salmon Festival 2020 this July. It’s time to get your teddies ready for the Bears’ Big Day Out! The Teddy Bear’s Picnic takes place from 2-5pm and this year’s event promises to be the best yet.

With inflatable fun, children’s entertainment on the big stage, music, treats, games, competitions, a visit from the animals of Kiltimagh Pet Farm, the Festival Train, there’s loads to keep your little ones amused. 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.

Don’t forget to bring your teddy along for this wonderful, magical day out in one of Ireland’s most beautiful town parks overlooking the River Moy. And did you know that the park’s equipment was specially designed to be inclusive – meaning that the park is 100% accessible for children of all abilities!

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Teddy Bear’s Picnic at Cashel Library

July 2020

Cashel Teddy-Bears-PicnicGrab your favourite teddy and enjoy some Teddy Bear stories and face painting at the annual Teddy Bear’s Picnic in Cashel Library which takes place every July. This is a free event but booking is essential. To book your place, contact Cashel library on 062 63825.

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Teddy Bears Picnic at Blackrock Park, Dublin

July 2020 date tbc

The annual Teddy Bears Picnic takes place in July from 1-5pm at Blackrock Park, Blackrock, a celebration of all things Teddy with lots of fun, games and surprises all over the park. Everybody, young and old is invited to bring their bears and blankets to the picnic in Blackrock Park.

Teddy Bear Picnics at Rathwood, Carlow

Selected dates May-August 2020

rathwood teddy bear picnic

There’s plenty of bear-y good fun at Rathwood’s Teddy Bear Picnic 2020. Visit the teddy bear factory, where you get to make your own bear. Hop on board the Rathwood Express with the 3 Bears & your new Teddy Bear. The Rathwood Express will take you down to the woodland to feed the Geese. After the Train journey, the children will enjoy a picnic with their new friends. The picnic will include Drink, Cookie & Fruit all supplied on the day.
In the event of Bad Weather, the picnic will take place inside.

Teddy Bears Picnic at Waterford & Suir Valley Railway

Selected dates May – September 2020

Waterford & Suir Railway Teddy Bear Picnic

On Sundays (May to September) and Wednesdays (July & August), Waterford & Suir Valley Railway run Family Fun Events with Teddy Bears Picnics. Every second Sunday there will be face painting or you can meet the Mayfield Birds of Prey. Meet the Teddy Bears at the station before your train journey. Bring your own picnic, there are indoor and outdoor picnic tables available. Goody bags, snacks and refreshments are available at Kilmeadan Station.

Chat to local Falconers and meet some of their beautiful owls. Bobbins and Boo the Barn Owls, Izzy the Bengal Eagle Owl and Holly the Harris Hawk are just some of the many owls in their collection. Learn how to looks after them, what they eat and how they are trained. If you are lucky you might get to hold one, feed them or watch them fly.

Trains depart on the hour from 12 noon to 5pm on Sunday and 11am to 4pm on Wednesday. The train schedule may be altered slightly with extra trains added if there is demand on the day. Enjoy a 40 minute scenic train trip along the banks of the River Suir and beside Waterford Greenway.

They don’t take bookings so come early to get your tickets. Train tickets start at 20 euro for 2 adults and 1 child, 3 euro per extra child, kids under 2 years travel free.

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Teddy Bears Picnic at Tubbercurry Old Fair Day Festival

August 2020 date tbc

The teddy bears are returning to the Forest Walk for the annual Teddy Bear Picnic at Tubbercurry Old Fair Day. Explore the forest walk then enjoy games, pets, face painting, crafts and activities, dress up, parades, art and more. €5 per child.

Teddy Bear Picnic at Carlingford Oyster Festival

August 2020 date tbc

There is a Teddy Bear Picnic at The Playground in Carlingford as part of the 2020 Carlingford Oyster Festival.

Bring your teddy and story book and have a picnic with the Oyster Pearl girls and Teddy.

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Build A Bear Workshop at Bear Essentials

August 2020 date tbc

The Build A Bear Workshop is a workshop suitable for children (and adults!) 3+ and runs in August. You will stuff and customise your own teddy bear. Afterwards you can bring him outside for a teddy bear’s picnic. Tea/coffee/juice and cup cakes are provided and you are welcome to bring your own picnic lunch. Then visit the teddy bear gift shop and enjoy the Bear Essentials playground.

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Have you come across any other teddy bear picnics or events you can tell us about? Leave a comment below and let us know – we’d love to hear from you!


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Published On: March 14th, 2019 / Categories: Ireland, Things To Do / Last Updated: March 30th, 2021 / Tags: , , /

About the Author: Jill Holtz

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

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