PIRATE bears, princess bears and ancient teddies battled it out to be best dressed at a family fun day.

The Friends of Nothe Gardens’ annual Teddy Bears Picnic saw around 160 people and 50 teddy bears enjoying the summer sunshine at the Weymouth beauty spot.

The annual event is a fun day out for all the family to promote responsible use of the community space.

There was a best dressed bear competition with no theme for outfits this year, so teddies could turn out in any costume to try and win first prize.