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Teddy Bear Picnic Brings Smiles To Young And Old

February 2nd, 2011 by Staff

Did you know that the teddy bear is named in honor of our 26th President, Theodore Roosevelt, because he wouldn’t shoot a baby bear during a hunting expedition? To celebrate this favorite childhood toy, High Hampton Inn will host its 25th annual Teddy Bear Picnic on July 7th, 2011.

The Teddy Bear Picnic is a birthday celebration honoring the Inn’s famous mascot, Hampton Bear. The day begins with a teddy bear themed breakfast and doesn’t end until bedtime.  Children and parents are encouraged to bring their favorite teddies and enter them into the various contests that will be held throughout the day.

Prizes are awarded for the Best Dressed Bear, the Beary Oldest Bear, the Most Appealing Wee Bear, the Most Interesting Big Bear, the Most Awesome Bear, the Most Overall Huggable Bear, and the Hampton Bear Award.  Hampton Bear will also lead the children on a Treasure Bear Hunt and teach them about the history of the teddy bear.  At the end of the day, parents and children can bond over a picnic-style supper followed by games and more entertainment.

The Teddy Bear Picnic is a wonderful opportunity for parents to get their children outside and playing.  The Inn’s mountainous, sprawling 1,400-acre estate takes guests back to nature, to a place where family bonding and outdoor activities have precedence over technology. Reminiscent of earlier times, the rooms in the Inn and cottages have no televisions or phones, allowing guests to unplug from their stressful technology-filled lives.

Book your trip to High Hampton Inn and experience this annual tradition for yourself. Your children will love it.

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