It sounds like lots of people are loving our Bear Trail, it’s been fantastic to get see all the comments, pictures and excitement on Twitter, Facebook and the Express & Star – CLICK HERE or scroll down to the bottom of this page to see some of it!
There’s still plenty of time to see the bears – including a guided walk on 27 May – just meet us at Warley Woods Pavillion at 11am.
We thought you might like to learn more about the organisations, schools and community groups that have decorated the bears so we’ve put a link next to each photograph below. But be careful, some of the pictures might give the locations away, so better to have a look when you’ve done the trail if you want to find them for yourself!
LOCAL HISTORY QUIZ SHEET
If you’ve been on the trail already you’ll have noticed that by every bear is an arrow to point you in the right direction for the next stage of the trail, and on the arrow is a local historical fact. Fancy completing a history quiz with the kids to learn more about our area? Click here for the quiz.
TRAIL MAP AND SIGN UP FOR CUB WORKSHOPS
And you can still get the maps or sign up to Saturday’s cub decorating workshops HERE.
SO, WHO DID ALL THIS CREATIVE STUFF?
Here are the wonderful bears and links (where available) to information on each group:
Follow their latest activities on Facebook and Twitter @StHildaBabyGrp
The Bearwood Pantry organic food co-operative
Local supporters of Parkinsons UK
Thimblemill Library friends and children decorated this bear.
Friends of Thimblemill Brook – find out all about conserving the brook on Facebook.
Smethwick Mini Muslims Club, who meet every Sunday afternoon at the Dorothy Parkes Centre.
Dorothy Parkes Centre – a place of welcome and opportunity
Lilliput Lodge Nursery on Thimblemill Road.
ABC Nursery on Wigorn Road
The Crafty Muthas crafting collective – read their blog post to find out how they made this bear.
Bearwood local Rosary Prayer Group
St Germains Stay & Play, 9.45–11.30 every Thursday.
Warley Pacers running club who meet every Saturday morning at 09.30am. Follow them on Twitter @WarleyPacers
Here’s what people have been saying about the bears: