No paws on this picnic!

The borough's teddy bears are cleverly adapting to the 'new normal' this year, hosting their annual picnic virtually for the first time.


Swapping the woods for social media, on Wednesday 26 August the popular Mill Green Teddy Bear Fun Day will take place online.

Families can join lots of activities throughout the day and share their creations with Mill Green using the hashtag #TBFD2020.

Throughout the day: Mill Green Bear Name Competition. The Mill Green Bear needs a new name - use the application form to send your suggestions.

10am: Colour in a Mill Green Bear and create their passport.

11am: Make and decorate your own biscuits ready for the picnic.

12pm: Watch the video and see how many of teddies you can spot around the Mill Green garden.

1pm: Make your own bear ears or crochet your own bear.

2pm: Relax with bears from the Mill Green collection as they listen to a story read by the museum curator.

3pm: Join the virtual teddy picnic and parade. Share photos of your own teddy bears all dressed up and enjoying their picnic.

Councillor Terry Mitchinson, Executive Member for Leisure, Culture and Communications, said:

The Teddy Bear Fun Day is one of Mill Green's most highly anticipated events of the year and we couldn't disappoint our grizzly friends - or their small owners for that matter!

This will give families a chance to enjoy the usual teddy bear fun, safely at home.

Yoci, the Hertfordshire Year of Culture mascot, will also make a surprise appearance. For more information and to download resources for the activities, visit: