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Bear Essentials/Silver Bear Centre

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Address: Tirnawannagh | Co. Cavan, Bawnboy, Ireland
Phone Number:
+353 49 952 3461
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Tue - Sat 09:00 - 18:00
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Bear Essentials Ireland is a craft and tourism business. Here you find...

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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Essential for bear lovers

I can't count myself among those bear lovers but after this place I'm open to change! A fabulous collection of bears in such a small shop - really lovely quality, all types from... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 September 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

I can't count myself among those bear lovers but after this place I'm open to change! A fabulous collection of bears in such a small shop - really lovely quality, all types from collector items to soft cuddly characters. A wealth of information from owner had us enthralled. Beautiful setting with space for children's play ground and bear centre we... More 

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County Cavan, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

Bears for sale fantastic . Lovely gardens and play area . Smaller than I had expected . Bear hospital fascinating .

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Thank jasperjake
BearEssentials2000, Owner at Bear Essentials/Silver Bear Centre, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review about us. Wishing you all the best for the future. Kind regards Anke More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

Absolutely fantastic experience. Fun filled and enjoyable from beginning to end. A first visit and would highly recommend to families, schools, birthday parties. A big thank u to Anka , Louise and Heather. Xx

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Thank Fidelma R
BearEssentials2000, Owner at Bear Essentials/Silver Bear Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for booking with us and taking time to review us. Love to see your group again in 2017. Kind regards Anke More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

I bought a ticket last year at a country fair in Lissadel house Sligo having seen the fabulous teddy bears on display with Antje!! Lo and behold on Easter Sunday I got a phone call to say I had won and on Thursday I received Charlie Bear Mulligan in the post! He's fabulous and will be treasured for years to... More 

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Thank Mark W
BearEssentials2000, Owner at Bear Essentials/Silver Bear Centre, responded to this review

Ah it was lovely meeting you again. Hope your boy is well again. Many thanks. Regards Anke More 

Carlow, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

I attended a wedding in Cavan and the full wedding party went back to Bear Essentials for food and afterwards all the children go to make there on bear. I found the owner to be very helpful and accommodating.

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Thank Ian P
BearEssentials2000, Owner at Bear Essentials/Silver Bear Centre, responded to this review

Thank you Ian for your review. We felt honored to be part of Joan's and Davids Wedding celebrations and hope we helped to create some memorable moments for them. Please come and visit us again. Kind regards Anke More 

Cavan, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2015 via mobile

It was very fun the staff were very friendly and the bears were adorable I highly reccomend as it is fun for kids to pick out radius and sew and dress them

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Thank Paul S
Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2015

I made a return visit to Bear Essentials for Heritage Day with two grandchildren and we all had a very very enjoyable afternoon. Really gorgeous grounds and garden and playground for the children. So much to see and do, on the day the children had a go a woodturning, had their faces painted and even got to feed and hold... More 

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Cavan, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2015

Just visited Bear Essentials for the Heritage day with our 4 and 8-year olds and all of us thoroughly enjoyed it! The facilities are fab, looks a lot like a fairy land with kids' playground, beautiful trees and fantastic plants all around. The kids had a go at wood-carving, had their face painted and got lots of treats while we... More 

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Thank Daria S
Cavan, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2015

The Bear Essentials is a wonderful combination of a magical setting, accommodating and incredibly friendly staff along with a truly fun experience of crafting a bear of your very own. Our day at the Bear Essentials began with the children embarking on an adventure of experiencing and exploring the flora and fauna of the area using a vast array of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2015 via mobile

I went to bear essentials with a group of young ladies. They are competing in an international event in 2weeks time and hadn't met eachother before. Bear essentials workshop was a brilliant way for them to get to know each other, have fun and be creative all at the same time in a pleasant, relaxed environment. The lovely staff tailored... More 

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