My children might be 5 and 6, but they are still very much in love with their teddy bears. When they heard that they were allowed to bring their own unique bears out for a picnic, they were over the moon! I have never allowed them to take their bedtime bears outside of the house, just in case they lost it and as most parents will know, a child’s favourite cuddly toy is so difficult to replace!
So a day before, Mr C and the children went to our local Waitrose to buy the groceries for our teddy bears picnic. They bought a few packets of ham, tomatoes, a loaf of bread, strawberries, cake, Capri-Sun and others. I then made a lot of ham, jam and egg sandwiches and packed our bag with fruits, snacks and plenty of drinks!
If you run out of inspiration for the picnic, you could check out Waitrose’s website where there are a list of recipes, picnic food ideas and even a printable Teddy Bear Picnic Game! I love the printable picnic game! It gives you a lovely list of A to Z for your child to spot in the garden, local park or woods. Print it out and take it along with you.
The Waitrose mini Victoria sponge recipe had caught my eye from the website and I wanted to make it. But I had promised my children to make them shortbread cookies to bring it along and also Mr C had bought us a cake. So I think I will make the recipe for our next picnic! They do look so scrumptious in the photo!
We set off pretty early and went to National Forest Adventure Farm. They had a play in the outdoor play area before they had their lunch. They were both so hungry that the sandwiches were gone within minutes! After their big lunch, we went to spot the elements on the Teddy Bear Picnic Game.
As we were on a farm, it was not hard to spot most of the elements like bumble bee, earth, flower, grass, pond, mammals and many more. As we found an element, Mr K would tick the box and within an hour, we had pretty much spotted everything except worms (we didn’t bring any tools), zebras and cross roads (for ‘X’).
It is a great activity to get children more involved in their environment and interested in nature.
Disclosure: We were provided vouchers to buy food to do this picnic, however, all thoughts and opinions remain our own. Personal photos took by Samsung Galaxy K Zoom #GalaxyKZoom.