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Youngsters party till they drop at Wanstead teddy bear bash

PUBLISHED: 13:24 19 February 2016 | UPDATED: 13:34 19 February 2016

Darren Hart from Cbeebies hosting a pop-up party for kids and their teddy bears at the Christchurch Hall, Wanstead.

Darren Hart from Cbeebies hosting a pop-up party for kids and their teddy bears at the Christchurch Hall, Wanstead.

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Youngsters partied hard with a big bear and a children’s TV hero on Monday.

Darren Hart from Cbeebies hosting a pop-up party for kids and their teddy bears at the Christchurch Hall, Wanstead.Darren Hart from Cbeebies hosting a pop-up party for kids and their teddy bears at the Christchurch Hall, Wanstead.

Bigs the Bear and Darren Hart, 32, from Custom House, who plays Reggie in the CBeebies show Gigglebiz, sent about 100 children into a frenzy at Christchurch Hall, Wanstead Place, Wanstead.

There was music and games for the children, who brought along their own beloved teddies to the bear party.

“It was amazing,” said Darren.

“It was absolute craziness, they loved it, and the parents were in awe. The children partied till they fell asleep.”

The pop-up parties featuring the 4ft bear take place all over the capital.

The parties involve the youngsters “pretending to be bears” to “make Bigs the Bear happy”.

“Parents will put them in front of the TV, but this gives them the chance to move around,” said Darren.

Speaking of Bigs’ size, Darren said he was “fat because he goes to a lot of teddy bear picnics” but insisted the bear “loves to party”.

For more information email hartmanparties@hotmail.com


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