Paddington Bear to open garden party in Heage

Paddington Bear will be the star guest at a fun-filled annual garden party in Heage.

The popular children’s character will help officially open the event at 57 Ripley Road this Saturday, May 21.

Paddington is the mascot for Action Medical Research, the charity which the party is raising money for.

There will be a children’s fancy dress competition, a golf ball race, barbecue, pony and trap rides, tombolas, cakes, line dancing, penalty shootout, musical entertainment, ferret racing and raffles.

The party starts at 12.30pm, while the opening ceremony is at 1pm. Contact 01773 744135 or 01773 824442 for more details.