Cracking good time at Teddy Bear's Picnic

A few eggs hit the dirt, some competitors were disqualified for holding the egg on the spoon and others managed to make it to the finish line with raw egg intact.

About 70 people, adults and children, took part in yesterday's annual Teddy Bear's Picnic at Larnach Castle.

It was the first time Cadbury's was not involved, the company having closed its Dunedin factory earlier this year. So it was raw eggs, not chocolate eggs, for the egg and spoon races.

The children appeared to take the challenge seriously, concentrating on transporting their eggs slowly and carefully to the finish line, although a few did not arrive intact.

In the adult races, competition was the name of the game, the adults throwing caution (and several eggs) to the winds.

Earlier in the day, the young picnickers played a game of "Pass the Parcel", had a teddy bear fashion parade on a tartan runway in the ballroom before a picnic morning tea, then out to the front of the castle for the egg and spoon challenge. Going head to head in the women's egg and spoon race (above, from left) are Connielia Gullen, of Dunedin, Sarah Lyon, of the Catlins, Jane Snow, of Dunedin, and Eileen Gibson, also from Dunedin. 

Add a Comment



Our journalists are your neighbours

We are the South's eyes and ears in crucial council meetings, at court hearings, on the sidelines of sporting events and on the frontline of breaking news.

As our region faces uncharted waters in the wake of a global pandemic, Otago Daily Times continues to bring you local stories that matter.

We employ local journalists and photographers to tell your stories, as other outlets cut local coverage in favour of stories told out of Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.

You can help us continue to bring you local news you can trust by becoming a supporter.

Become a Supporter