Friday 1st September
Teddy Sleepover at Barton Library:
Teddies can get in the mood for some fun at the Teddy Sleepover hosted by the library volunteers. Bring your teddy – all other soft toys are welcome too – to the Library between 2pm and 5pm on Friday, September 1st. Bring a blanket if required, choose a bedtime book and settle your teddy for the night.Collect your teddy from the library next morning, Saturday 2nd September, between 10.00 am - 1.00 pm. (Ideally before 12 noon so they will be ready for the rides!)
Saturday 2nd September
Garden Show in St James’ churchyard:
Come and admire the best of Barton’s home-grown fruit, flowers and veg – and see what the young gardeners have created with their miniature gardens and veggy creatures. Better still, bring along the best from your garden on the day – anyone can enter and it’s free!
Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd September
Teddies at the Seaside at Barton Bowls and Social Club:
Bring your teddy to enjoy some seaside fun with a teddy sandpit, bouncy castle and teddy tombola at the club on Dunstall Road. Life’s a teddy beach between 12 noon and 4.00 pm. There will also be a barbecue, outside bar and hot drinks to keep you refreshed! On Sunday there’s a Crown Green bowling competition too.
Proceeds from the teddy tombola will be donated to the Festival’s charities.
Sunday 3rd September at 10.30am
Teddy Bear Service in St James’ Church
Rev Andy Simpson is looking forward to welcoming teddies of all shapes and sizes at the service which will be a chance to bless and thank all the teddies for their kindness and the comfort they bring. Last year 84 teddies attended the service – and there’s room for more! Don’t worry if you haven’t got a teddy bear – foster teds will be available for you to cuddle.