Yesterday if you went down to Our Handmade Collective you would have been sure of a big surprise! We had an indoor teddy bear’s picnic under the stunning new glass roof of Handpicked Hall, Grand Arcade, Leeds.
We organised the event with our friends and fellow Handpicked Hall stall-holders Thistlemist Farm. Jo and Brett of Thistlemist Farm made great little packed picnics which were free for anybody bringing their teddy bear along!
My children loved the little jam sandwiches with the crusts carefully removed, the teddy bear shaped crisps and cups of fresh strawberries.
There were also lots of free activities for the children to do after they had eaten their picnics. We had make your own pasta necklaces, colouring-in sheets, sticky mosaic shapes, face-painting and a great wordsearch with a prize if you finished it! We won a delicious cake pop made by Emma from Our Handmade Collective.
There was also a giant snakes and ladders game and inflatable connect 4 game. A lot of these activities are available throughout the school holidays as part of Our Summer of Craft. Later on Jo from Thistlemist Farm read stories with the children.
Lots of the children fell in love with Handpicked Hall’s Anthony Blackburn’s giant teddy bear and many of them were having their photos taken with him! Along with Claire from Our Handmade Collective!!
It was a lovely afternoon and all the children had lots of fun. We would like to thank Jo and Brett of Thistlemist Farm and several members of Our Handmade Collective who came along to help and to join in with the fun. But most of all we would like to thank all of YOU that came along to join in our fun. We really appreciate your support.