Children celebrate Winnie the Pooh day with honey-pot hunts and sing-a-longs in Whitechapel

Whitechapel Idea Store resembled the Hundred Acre Wood on Saturday as children enjoyed Winnie the Pooh Day.

To celebrate the birthday of the much-loved character’s creator, A.A Milne, children from across the borough enjoyed a Teddy Bears’ Picnic and a Honey Pot Hunt at the Whitechapel Road library.

The author was born in Kilburn on January 18 1882 and went on to create collections of stories about the lovable bear and his friends, Christopher Robin, Tigger, Piglet and Eeyore which are loved around the world.

Children eagerly hunted for honey pots just as Pooh would do in search of his favourite food.

They were hidden behind books throughout the library, allowing the hunters a new way to learn about its layout.

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There were also storytelling and singing games; a screening of Pooh’s Heffalump Movie and a chance to create Hundred Acre Wood mobiles.

It wouldn’t have been a real celebration of Winnie and his creator without lots of teddy bears as well and visitors duly obliged by bringing along their favourite Pooh and Tigger dolls.

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