Bears, bears everywhere!

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 & StarCLICK 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:

20150508_180941  St Hilda’s Baby Group.

Follow their latest activities on Facebook and Twitter @StHildaBabyGrp

 

 

 

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Abbey Infant School

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

rsz_img_4439   St Gregory’s Catholic Primary School

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

rsz_img_4566   Uplands Manor Primary School

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

rsz_img_4593   The Bearwood Pantry organic food co-operative

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11233513_10153307736001354_8422545946442743308_n   Bearwood Promoters, home of the Bearwood Shuffle. Soon to bring music to the Warley    Woods Picnic in the Park – follow on  Facebook and Twitter @BearwoodShuffle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mad as a Hatter Tea Room on Abbey Road. Curiouser and curiouser! Follow on Facebook.

 

 

 

 

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Webbs Walled Garden Gift Shop & Garden Centre.  Follow on Facebook

 

 

 

 

11230922_10153310286681354_4529099502470793307_n   TSB Bank

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IMG_4590   Local supporters of Parkinsons UK

 

 

 

 

 

20150508_182905   Thimblemill Library friends and children decorated this bear.

 

 

 

 

 

 

11265617_10153310288506354_3466151179148516766_nFriends of Thimblemill Brook – find out all about conserving the brook on Facebook.

 

 

 

 

 

 

IMG_4465   Smethwick Local History Society

 

 

 

 

 

 

20150508_190905   Salop Drive Market Garden & Allotments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11150719_10153310287346354_3994859527073115216_n   Beechcroft Residential Home

 

 

 

 

 

 

10308230_10153310287341354_463601788334400477_n   Smethwick Mini Muslims Club, who meet every Sunday afternoon at the Dorothy Parkes Centre.

 

 

 

 

 

rsz_img_4540   Dorothy Parkes Centre – a place of welcome and opportunity

 

 

 

 

 

 

10922515_10153310287976354_3843564673635380120_n  Lilliput Lodge Nursery on Thimblemill Road.

 

 

 

 

 

 

rsz_img_4455   ABC Nursery on Wigorn Road

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11150554_10152749763981822_5634581225681084899_n  The Crafty Muthas crafting collective – read their blog post to find out how they made this bear.

 

 

 

 

 

 

rsz_img_4616    Bearwood Chapel 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20150508_181439   Lordswood Girls’ School

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bearwood local Rosary Prayer Group

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20150508_190235    33rd Birmingham Boys’ Brigade – follow their latest events on Facebook.

 

 

 

 

 

 

20150508_185426    The 12th Smethwick Brownies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20150508_185913   St Germains Stay & Play, 9.45–11.30 every Thursday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20150508_184251    Warley Pacers running club who meet every Saturday morning at 09.30am.  Follow them on Twitter @WarleyPacers

 

 

 

 

 

 

20150508_190032   Building Understanding of Dementia in Sandwell (BUDS) decorated this war WWII remembrance bear. Read more about Buds in our blog post.

 

 

 

 

 

 

20150508_175847    Lightwoods School

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20150508_180105    Abbey Junior School

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s what people have been saying about the bears:

 

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