Virtual Teddy Bears’ Picnic

Adoption Matters, like everyone in the UK right now, is dealing with the impact of Covid-19. The health and safety of our staff and families is paramount to us.  That’s why our planned Teddy Bears’ Picnic on has gone virtual!

Grab your favourite Teddy Bear and pack a picnic for a Teddy Bears’ Picnic at home. You could choose your garden or your own front room fort, wherever you fancy! Make sure you have your favourite story book ready to join some of our amazing guest story readers below! 

Please ensure you are following the current Government Guidelines on social distancing. For more information visit the following pages:

We’ve got some great resources to share with you below including downloadable colouring in sheets, bunting and lots more to come soon including some very special videos.  To take part in the picnic, we are asking for a minimum donation of just £3 per family.

We’d love you to share your photos / videos of your picnics with us too*. Why not take a picture of your Teddy Bear, your delicious picnics, your baking or with our photo card (downloadable below) to show your very own #AMTeddyPicnic 

You can email your photos to:  or share on your social media pages using #AMTeddyPicnic and we will share on the day!

Family Ticket (£3.00 + optional donation)

Please choose your ticket option using the arrow

Donation Only – No ticket required
If you’d like to donate a custom extra amount, or donate without needing a ticket please use the button below:

We are delighted to be able to share these videos with you to enjoy with your children.  Our brilliant story-tellers are:


  • The Team at BBC North West Tonight: Roger Johnson, Annabel Tiffin and Owain Wyn Evans
  • Actor and comedian, John Thomson
  • The Bishop of Durham, Paul Butler
  • The Bishop of Blackburn, Julian Henderson
  • Our very own Board of Trustees Chair, Carolyn Johnson
  • And not forgetting our Chief Executive, Norman Goodwin!



Your Virtual Teddy Bears’ Picnic Resources:


Why not get the kids baking for the picnic too? 

Here are some great recipe ideas. Links provided by BBC Good Food/Immediate Media:


Our friends at the Ice Cream Farm and Sticky Paws have sent us a colouring sheet and a favourite recipe.



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Please note that these recipes have been produced by third parties and may contain allergens. Adoption Matters accepts no responsibility for the content of these recipes and the making of any item is entirely at your own risk. 

Adoption Matters will not be liable for any injuries, loss or damages arising from your participation in any aspect of this event. 

Adoption Matters will share your own photographs by retweeting or reposting with the #AMTeddyPicnic. The welfare of the children and young people taking part in our any of our activities is paramount and we must advise that is the responsibility of the adults sharing the photographs to ensure that they have gained the necessary consents for all parties involved.

We always advise that our families to check their privacy settings to make sure only their friends can see their profile and photos, and that geo-location settings are not shared. Before posting a picture, parents or carers can also make sure there isn’t anything that would allow a location or identity to be recognised, such as school logos or signs, road names, or names of clubs that their child attends.

We always encourage parents to ask for children’s permission before posting a picture or video of them online. With very young children and babies, this will not be possible but parents and carers should consider the long-term implications of sharing an image before making it public.