If you went down to Lydekker Park this on Saturday, you would have had a big surprise - as more than 400 children and their teddy bears gathered for a picnic.

Harpenden Town Council held their annual picnic sponsored by local business Mum’s Guide to Harpenden, Drama Llama’s and 1st Kicks Soccer.

Town Mayor councillor Mary Maynard said: "The annual event was as successful as ever and it was lovely to see so many young children and families having a fun-filled time.   

"Not only was the event most enjoyable but it also raised £60 for my charities for the year; Home-Start St Albans City and District and Community Meeting Point Harpenden."