A FAMILY are doing their bit to help make lockdown more BEARable for neighbours on their daily walks.

Each morning Caroline Price turns the front garden of her Ramsbottom home into a scene featuring a large teddy called Bear and his rabbit pal, Thumper.

So far the animals have been enjoying baking, reading stories, playing cricket and football, ironing and taking part in other activities humans cannot do at the moment, such as camping and fishing.

The scenes are proving popular with people taking their daily exercise, who are now choosing to walk past the Nuttall Lane house to see what the teddies are up to next.

"I thought it would be really nice just to have for the kids to see just as they are walking past," said Caroline, who normally works as a high school science teacher.

Caroline has recruited sons Daniel, aged seven and Thomas, three, to help with the scenes.

"They have been helping me paint the fish when they were fishing and things," said Caroline.

"It's something positive. It gave us a bit of a smile and it's been lovely seeing other people smile as they go past.

"I come up with the ideas. It comes from years of pressure of ideas for Elf on the Shelf."

Even possible bad weather isn't putting off Caroline's plans."I'm going to have them dressed as Gene Kelly at some point and doing 'Singin' in the Rain'," she said.