On Saturday 16th November 2013 Maria and Lauren left the Canterbury Park and Ride at 6am for a day trip to Corby in Northants.

They were invited to visit the Pen Green Research Centre to see how they inspire and engage early years children.

Joining them on this trip was ‘Corby’ the Playbox Pre-school mascot bear. Corby was very excited and spent his day exploring the Pen Green Centre and seeing what ideas he could bring back to Playbox.

Take a look at the photos of how he got on.

Corby, Lauren and Maria returned home at 9pm very “tired little teddy bears!”