Some tips for visiting this year’s City of Darwin Teddy Bears’ Picnic

Get ready, steady teddy for everyone’s favourite big day out for the littlies.

Yes City of Darwin Teddy Bears’ Picnic is coming up on Sunday – and this year all the fun can be found in Festival Park.

We have a different venue and we’re in a very different year, so, you guessed it, things are going to be a little bit different.

First up, before you come out, register your name and mobile number with us so we can keep everyone COVID safe. You only have to register once for your family group but you will have to show your confirmation SMS at the gate for entry. Capacity is limited at Festival Park so there may be a queue to get in (and sorry but registering your contact details does not guarantee entry). Oh and you’ll find the entrance to Festival Park on Smith Street.

Bring a cushion or picnic blanket (no chairs please) and of course Teddy to set up in the Park. Please keep 1.5m distance (except from your own bubble), wash or sanitise regularly and most importantly if you or any of the little ones are feeling unwell please stay home.

It all kicks off at 9am and there’ll be food and drink available to purchase, and of course plenty of fun for the whole family across the Rimfire Energy Bamboo Bandstand and Sunset Stage.

Team Fun will host the morning’s entertainment and here’s a run down of what’s on when so you can plan when you drop by:

9.05       Witladla preview by Aunty June Mills
9.20       Alice Springs World Chamber Orchestra
9.35       Hyper the Clown’s Magic Show
9.50       The Three Bears Ukulele Squad
10.05     Transwings Studio Bollywood Dance Demonstration
10.20     Drag Territory’s Drag Queen Storytime
10.50     Palmerston Ballet Demonstration
11.05     Tricks You Can Do With Your Teddy by Solid State Circus
11.20     Transwings Studio Zumba
11.35     Palmerston Ballet Demonstration

If you don’t feel like venturing into Festival Park, you can still get the family out and about exploring with Team Fun’s audio DIY Scavenger Hunt, not only on Sunday but anytime throughout the Festival. Or why not host your very own Teddy Bears’ Picnic – in your favourite park or even your own backyard? Post your photos to Facebook or Instagram and tag darwinfestival.

City of Darwin Teddy Bears’s Picnic
Where: Festival Park, Cnr Smith St & Harry Chan Ave
When: Sun 9 Aug 9am-12pm