Bear Essentials

Cavan County Council

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Let's go out to the woods today to find Bear Essentials – Teddy Bears Made for Memories. The Teddy Bear Gift Shop showcases the largest collection of teddy bears in Ireland from Steiff  and Charlie Bears to Anke Morgenroth's own Irish-Made Bears. Teddy bears can even be personalised.

The Silver Bear Centre facilitates workshops and events. As a family take part in a 'Build a Bear' workshop, also hen parties or baby shower groups can make their very own fully jointed collector mohair teddy bear from start to finish,  a teddy bear, created by you and your friends, that can stand the test of time. You will need to book these courses in advance and they can form part of a Bear Essential gift voucher.

Bear Essentials visitor attraction is part of Ireland's Craft Studio Experience and includes a collection of vintage to early 20th century teddy bears along with interesting artefacts such as ancient fossils and even a meteorite. While there you can have your photograph taken with life size replica polar and brown bears and bring a picnic to our tranquil garden and small playground.

The Bear Essentials giftshop and Silver Bear Centre are free to visit and when in the area why not call into the nearby Museum of the Master Saddler or the Bawnboy Workhouse. If you want excitement Out-doors and Dirty offer a nearby madcap gamespark with motorsports with outdoor adventure activities. hovercraft racing to laser clay shooting and high ropes.

Bear Essentials


County Cavan