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Parachuting teddy bears return to Ipswich's Christchurch Park this weekend as part of picnic

PUBLISHED: 12:48 14 June 2017 | UPDATED: 12:48 14 June 2017

Children are being asked to bring their favourite stuffed animals along for the parachuting competition. Picture: SU ANDERSON

Children are being asked to bring their favourite stuffed animals along for the parachuting competition. Picture: SU ANDERSON

Ready, teddy, jump - youngsters can see their favourite teddy bear parachuting from the balcony of Christchurch Mansion at a special event later this week.

The Teddy Bears Picnic event in 2015, before Christchurch Mansion was renovated. Picture: PHIL MORLEYThe Teddy Bears Picnic event in 2015, before Christchurch Mansion was renovated. Picture: PHIL MORLEY

The daredevil toys, part of the wider Teddy Bears Picnic in Christchurch Park, will be taking the plunge in front of dozens of people in Ipswich on Sunday.

Children and adults alike are being asked to bring their teddies along to take part in an afternoon of activities.

A teddy bear hunt will be hosted inside Christchurch Mansion, alongside a range of other attractions including face painting, animal balloon modelling and a doughnut stand. Prizes include tickets to Finding Dory, one of the films being screened in the open cinema event on July 1.

Each parachutist bear will receive a certificate for their bravery, and each jump costs £3.

For more details and for other events in the summer calendar, click here.

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