The Bear Barn at Kersey Mill Suffolk

Find our Bear building workshop, the Bear Barn, at Glass & Craft, Kersey Mill, Hadleigh near Ipswich, Suffolk.

Spend time in our bear building workshop and create yourself a new teddy bear friend. – Although we do have plenty of room we would advise booking if you are planning a visit during school holidays or at weekends to avoid disappointment.

Build Your Bear

Unlike conventional bear building studios, we prefer the hands on approach and therefore do not use an electronic stuffing machine. You will get to stuff your bear by hand to a feel that you really want using special bear building fiber stuffing.

Once you are happy with the amount of stuffing your bear has you can then add in your chosen heart insert after making a wish. Then fill in your very own birth certificate for your new furry friend.

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Bear Clothing & Accessories

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We also have a great range of bear t-shirts, outfits and bear accessories including sun glasses, shoes and heart inserts. We also have t-shirts that can be coloured in using our special fabric pens.

All bear clothing and accessories here at the Bear Barn Suffolk are compatible with the Build-A-Bear brand teddies.

New for 2023, personalised bear t-shirts printed in store while you wait!

Children’s bear building parties

the Come celebrate your party with us and have a fantastic Building a bear experience! We have a couple of different party package options to suit all budgets.

For more information on our bear building party packages for children please visit our Bear Building Party page.

Bear Building Prices

All our 16″ stuff you own bears are just £17.95 each. You can either stuff your bear in our dedicated bear building workshop or take one of our takeaway kits and stuff your bear at home. Price includes bear plush of your choice, stuffing, wish heart & bear birth certificate. We then sell bear t-shirts, outfits and other clothes from just £4.95.

For more information on our Bear Building Workshop at Hadleigh, Suffolk please contact us on 01473 517 404 or email

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Our 16″ bear outfits are compatible with the Build-a-Bear bears. The build-a-bear outfits will also fit our bears.

Please note that we do not stock the build a bear brand so we can not accept build-a-bear vouchers or Build-A-Bear offers.

Find our Bear building workshop, the Bear Barn, at Glass & Craft, Kersey Mill, Hadleigh near Ipswich, Suffolk IP7 6DP.

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