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Bear Essentials/Silver Bear Centre

Tirnawannagh | Co. Cavan, Bawnboy, Ireland
+353 49 95 23461
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Bawnboy
Type: Specialty Shops, Shopping
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Owner description: Bear Essentials Ireland is a craft and tourism business. Here you find Irish limited edition teddy bears and baby essentials beside famous brands like Steiff, Charlie Bears and Bukowski Bears.The teddy bear hospital looks after restorations. The Silver Bear Centre provides workshops and events for all age and special needs groups. Please note that all activity workshops and presentations have to be booked in advance. Bear Essentials is original, creative and memorable beyond the bare necessities.Wheelchair access, car park, gardens, play ground and coffee/tea if pre-booked
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Newtownards, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We visited on Tuesday 28th October as a surprise for two grandchildren. I thought it may be a bit difficult to find but if you load Tirnawannagh, Co Cavan into your sat-nav, it should take you straight to the entrance - no problem. Bear Essentials is run by Anka and her staff and they are fantastic at dealing with children... More

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Enniskillen, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We went with with our vintage car club and had a most enjoyable afternoon. We were made very welcome by the owner Anke. It is well worth a visit.

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Bawnboy, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

just returned from a wonderful afternoon making a gingerbread house covered in sweets at bear essentials with my wife and daughter.we all had a great time and anke and her helper are allways very friendly and great with kids.As a family we've been here a number of times for different themes,halloween,easter egg hunts etc and allways leave knowing that the... More

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Killedhandra
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013 via mobile

What a wonderful evening we had to celebrate Halloween yesterday at Bear essentials. It was our first time there and we were made to feel part of their big happy family. With story telling and poetry writing and the greatest puppet show ever the children were fed, .given presents, entertained and laughed like children should. Thank you to all involved... More

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Wicklow
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

I had the fortune to visit Bear Essentials recently and I cannot tell you how magical it is. You go into the shop and you are surrounded by the most gorgeous teddy bears of every shape and size. The colours are fantastic and the whole place is just like an Aladdin's cave. The lady who runs it Anka, is so... More

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Wicklow, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

I discovered Bear Essentials when I went looking for a teddy bear hospital as my much loved old bear need some TLC. I made the trip from Wicklow to Bawnboy. It was the most beautiful place tucked away in what I would describe as a fairy glen. If it filled me with wonder it must be fantastic for children. I... More

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Corlough, Cavan, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

my two girls went to the teddy workshop at Bear Essentials and they loved it. Anke has a great way with her the kids just love her and the teddies they made are beautiful great day of fun was had by all

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Cavan, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

Bear Essentials is a fabulous attraction in Bawnboy, County Cavan. I have visited the Silver Bear Centre on several occasions and have always felt that the staff give personal attention to all visitors. Nestled in the stunning countryside of West Cavan - the stunning views from the Silver Bear Centre are outstanding. Bear Essentials offers a range of courses in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013 via mobile

My boys always love a trip to Bear Essentials, whether it's to browse the shop, attend a workshop or Hallowe'en Party. Anke is always so kind & patient, she makes every child feel special. Looking forward to our next trip. Fun is always guaranteed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013 via mobile

My daughter had her summer camp at bear essential and she had a wonderful experience, highly recommend management are so friendly and helpful, my daughter will never forget this wonderful place,

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