All aboard the Teddy Bear train

Volunteers from the West Darling Machinery Preservation Society Inc (WDMPSI) held a Teddy Bears Picnic on Sunday between 10am and 1pm at the Queen Elizabeth Park.


The day was a huge success with roughly sixty children and their families turning up for the event.


Children were invited to bring their own Teddy bears or favourite dolls along for a picnic and a ride on the train.


Mr Teddy Bear himself took a train ride and later led children on a parade through the park with their bears and dolls. 


Volunteers supplied foster teddy bears for those who came without their own bear.



Local family Matt, Naomi and Henry McCoy said it was nice to see more children’s social events and activities starting up again after the effects COVID has had on them over the last couple of years.


Henry and friend Patrick Burke, both aged 9, enjoyed everything the event had to offer including the train ride, which was a big hit. 


The train had a steady flow of excited kids lining up to hop on board throughout the day.


The redevelopment of Queen Elizabeth Park has been supported by Council and the NSW Government through the Crown Reserves Improvement Fund, with local families impressed by the park’s new facilities and the dedication of volunteers from WDMPSI running Sunday’s event.

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