Park was littered with teddies at Melton picnic event

Sisters Ruby and Elsie Leake enjoy the picnic with their cuddly friends PHOTO: Tim Williams

If you walked past Wilton Park on Friday afternoon you’ll have noticed lots of children with parents and teddy bears enjoying a picnic on the lawns.

The event was part of the Melton Mowbray Town Estate led teddy bears picnic in celebration of ‘Love Your Parks’ week.

Full speed ahead in the egg and spoon race PHOTO: Tim Williams

Senior Town Warden Dinah Hickling said: “The weather was really good and it was another fantastic occasion.

“Melton Police visited with their police car which the children clambered in and out of, and the place was littered with teddy bears.

“Other activities included hook a duck, a mini version of footgolf where we used hoops for the holes, bouncy castle and the train had been re-built for families to ride.

“There were also a number of races for the tots and children. These included egg and spoon, running, sack and duck races. A number of very competitive dads fell to the finish line in the adult sack race which made for great entertainment.

Hair-raising hops and skips in the sack race PHOTO: Tim Williams

“The teddy bears picnic was well supported again this year by the feoffees and Town Estate staff. Thank you to them.”

Six-year-old Pippa Rack helps out PCSO Karen Evans with a police call PHOTO: Tim Williams

A perfect day for a relaxing picnic in the park PHOTO: Tim Williams

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