While we are not sure whether a cordial invitation means you must bring your own cordial, or whether cordial will be provided, we are 100% certain that the annual Coal Creek Historical Park Teddy Bears’ Picnic will  be a fantabulous day for bears, other furry creatures and their human companions.

Not only will you and your bear be able to ride the huffing, chuffing, tooting Count Strzelecki Steam Train, you will be able to meet Captain Koala at the Rotunda and enjoy the thoroughly oompah-ish tunes of the South Gippsland Concert Band, undoubtedly playing some familiar bear related melodies.

This is a BYOP (Bring Your Own Picnic) event, though there is a delightful historical cafe and General Store with a range of comestibles if your bears become extra peckish.

Other activities include;

•The Bear Hunt (this involves hunting with bears, not the hunting of bears) which starts at 10:30am – collect 3 golden blocks and return to the foyer for a special prize! Hunting License: $5 per child (12 years & under).

•Teddy Competitions – judging at 11:45am. Best dressed bear: 5 years & under, 8 years & under, and Open.

•Meet Captain Koala at the Rotunda at 12:45pm.

•South Gippsland Concert Band: 10:30 to 11:30am.

•Count Strzelecki Steam Train, running all day. $10 per ticket; free for teddies.

Don’t miss it, a superfuntabearical day will be had by all, this Sunday the 12th of June at the Coal Creek Historical Park, Korumburra, Victoria, South Gippsland, Australia, Planet Earth (in case you are coming from the Bear Planet in Ursa Minor).

For more information phone Coal Creek: 03 5655 1811

Just wondering if this should be a marmalade instead of a cordial invitation?



About The Author

C S Hughes

C S Hughes is a proud member of the TV generation, studied film and communications, collects the paperback books of Philip K Dick, loves science fiction and fantasy books, B grade movies and cult TV, American thrillers and British noir, restoring vintage watches, reading poetry, creating innovative illustrated poetry books which are available in Apple’s iBooks format, and cake. Especially cake. He has also written short stories, and has a collection of horror stories coming out in 2015.

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