Joy at bring-your-toy picnic event as families celebrate opening of new open space in Dunmow
- Credit: Celia Bartlett
Families enjoyed a teddy bear picnic on Saturday, which saw many much-loved toys scattered into the sky during a throwing competition.
Saturday marked the opening of Castleden Meadow, an open space in Dunmow to be enjoyed by everyone.
To celebrate the occasion, Great Dunmow Town Council invited families to a picnic where children could bring along their teddy bear and take part in scavenger hunts, a throw-your-teddy competition and traditional games such as Jenga.
Groups could bring their own picnic and enjoy a glass of Pimms from the Pimms tent.
Great Dunmow Mayor, Emma Marcus, officially opened the meadow and was on hand to judge the competitions and prepare the youngsters for the scavenger hunt.