Published: 10th FEBRUARY 2021

Amazing bear journeys: Go on a family bear hunt through Chandler's Ford

We hid 30 little teddy bears around Chandler's Ford. And challenged local families to walk, scoot, wheel or cycle to find all of the cheeky bears. The project aimed to provide the local community with an easy and fun way to spend time outdoors during the pandemic.

Photograph of three teddy bears looking at a paper map

And that's a wrap

Our amazing bear hunt has now come to an end.

Thank you to everyone who took part and got outside to find our cheeky bears.

And a huge thanks to all the brilliant local residents who helped to bring this bear hunt to life.

Want to know if you correctly found all of the bears?

Download the answer sheet.

You can also take a look at our gallery. It's got photos of all the bears that were on the hunt.

Use our map to walk, scoot, wheel or cycle your way around Chandler's Ford and find the hidden teddy bears.

We want to help keep families active during lockdown.

And walking, scooting, wheeling and cycling are some of the best and safest ways to get some exercise right now.

So to help give you and your family the motivation to get moving, we're challenging you to a bear hunt.


What you need to do

Use the map below to help you find the teddy bears hiding around Chandler's Ford.

There will be 30 to find, each with unique outfits made by local residents.

Click on the blue numbered circles on the map to get a clue about where that bear is hiding.

And don't forget to share your photos on Twitter or Facebook and use #AmazingBearJourneys.

Keep checking back on the map as more bears are added to the hunt.

With thanks to PedalTastic Chandler's Ford for creating the map.

Resources to help you

We have a sheet which you can download and fill in as you find each bear.

And we also have some printable maps and hints for you to download, print ad take along with you.

You can also open the map in full screen.

Can you guess where each bear is from?

Each bear has a poster next to them.

Look for the flag on the poster to find out what country the bear comes from.

And the bear's clothes will give you some clues about what hobbies they like to do.


The bears will be hidden around Chandler's Ford until the end of March 2021.

A teddy bear with a bow holding a pen and writing on a blank piece of paper

Got some feedback about the bear hunt or want to know how you did?

We'd love to hear from you.

If you have any feedback about the hunt want to know if you guessed the bear's origin correctly, please email Ray at

You can also Tweet us on @bikeitsh or send us a message on Facebook.

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Enjoying your #AmazingBearJourneys hunt?

We'd love to hear how you're getting on.

Share your photos with us on social media and use #AmazingBearJourneys.




Thank you  

We'd like to thank the following people for their support with this challenge:

  • PedalTastic Chandler's Ford for creating the map
  • our wonderful bear outfit designers
  • everyone who has given up space in their garden or in their business windows so the bears have somewhere to hide.

man riding a bike with PedalTastic written logo With thanks to PedalTastic for their support on this project.

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