The teddies at Old Highercombe Hotel Museum have seen 881 visitors in the first six days of our Teddy Bear Fair. With Saturday and Sunday to go, we expect to exceed 1,000 visitors.
Mornings have been busy, with a slow down in the afternoon. The peak period was on Tuesday when 100 excited children and their parents / grandparents passed through the front door between 11 am and noon.
Visitors follow a trail of paw prints through the Museum, with each room featuring a different theme. Amongst the favourites are the Teddy Tradies - renovating the dining room. They are sawing, hammering, sanding, gap filling, supervising, changing a light bulb, etc - wearing safety helmets of course. Hanging wallpaper looks a bit risky though! Visitors can help by sanding a length of timber.
Princess Teddiana and her white bears in waiting are another favourite, especially with the girls.
Most children have cut out a bear shape at the Teddy Bear Craft Table, decorated it and sprinkled on cinnamon as sweet smelling brown ‘fur’.
With the sun out over the last couple of days, a number of families have enjoyed a Teddy Bear picnic on the Museum lawns.
The Teddy Bear Fair is open for only two more days, Sat 23 and Sun 24 July 10 am - 4 pm, at the Old Highercombe Hotel Museum, 3 Perseverance Road, Tea Tree Gully. Admission by gold coin donation.