Amelia, 3, and Lydia, 7, Robertson and Isaac, 7, Reed with Big Bear at Condy Park's Teddy Bears Picnic.
Amelia, 3, and Lydia, 7, Robertson and Isaac, 7, Reed with Big Bear at Condy Park's Teddy Bears Picnic. Alistair Brightman

Thousands have beary good picnic in Pialba

FOR 20 years the teddy bears have had their picnic in Hervey Bay to raise much-needed funds for Condy Park Preschool and Kindergarten.

Thousands of kids and parents armed with their cuddly companions enjoyed the Teddy Bears Picnic - this year held at the Discovery Sphere at the Hervey Bay Cultural Centre for the first time.

Kathryne Forgan-Flynn from Condy Park said there was a great turnout of about 3500.

"Everyone was very happy with the new venue," she said.

"It was our biggest turnout yet."

Ms Forgan-Flynn said the new venue was chosen because it was safer, with more space and better parking.

She said new additions Old McDonald's Farm and the rock wall were a great hit.

The picnic is expected to return to the same spot in 2015.



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