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14th Aug, 2022

Teddies set to raise the roof at Coughton

TEDDY bears are aiming to help raise the roof at Coughton Court.

The National Trust property near Alcester is holding its first ever teddy bear zip-wire this summer as part of a £1million fund-raising project for major restoration work on Coughton’s roof.

The team have constructed a zip-line from the top of the tower, where little ones can watch their cuddly toy fly down from the gatehouse, between 12.30pm and 1.30pm and 2.30pm and 3.30pm, every Tuesday unti August 31, for a donation of £3.50 per bear.

Visitors are encouraged to bring along their Paddington’s, Rupert’s and Winnies and watch them jump from the tower roof in this gravity defying stunt.

Harry Dingley, facilities & support services manager, said: “We’re so excited to introduce a new event to Coughton this summer. The past 18 months have been particularly challenging so the team at Coughton thought it would be a great idea to raise funds for our roof project and enjoy some light-hearted fun at the same time.

“‘We’ve constructed a pulley system to get the teddies up on the roof and another for the zip-line itself. The team brought in their own teddies and the reception class from Coughton Primary School also came across to give it a test. We can’t wait for everyone to cheer on their favourite bear as they fly from the roof.”

Certificates will be awarded to the brave bears who take a leap of faith to restore the roof, or scaredy bears can just enjoy a teddy bears picnic in one of the designated picnic spots.

And a Duck Race will also be returning, every Thursday from July 29 to September 2, with race one starting at 12.30pm and race two starting at 2.30pm. It costs from £3.50 per duck and there are prizes to be won.

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