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Welcome to The World of Bears – The UK’s Largest Teddy Bear Shop!

Whatever teddy bear brand you’re on the hunt for or the occasion you need the perfect teddy bear to suit – you’re in the right place.

The Leading Specialist Teddy Bear Retailer in the UK.

Our extensive product range features over 18,000 teddies all in stock and available both in-store and online.

Catering for all, from newborn teddies to vintage collector teddy bears, we’re certain you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for right here.

Plus, if we haven’t got the exact teddy you want, we’ll order it in especially for you! Your requested teddy bear will be with you in no time thanks to our partnerships and relationships with a number of well-known suppliers, including Steiff, Merrythought, Hansa, Hermann, Charlie Bears, TY, and Jellycat, to name but a few.

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Our History

Back in the Summer of 2004, the owners of The Gorge Bear Co. decided it was time to do something a little different.

Instead of the usual and often small teddy bear shops across the UK you may be used to, The World of Bears was created with the aim to become the UK’s largest independent specialist soft toy store.

And that’s exactly what they did.

Visit The World of Bears Store

Elaine and her team would like to extend an invitation for you to visit her and her many beary friends, all eighteen thousand of them!

Our store is renowned for being the world’s best and biggest teddy bear shop you’ll ever visit.

We’ve got something for everyone, from young to old, and something for everyone’s budget too. With areas dedicated to each major manufacturer, combined with the excellent knowledge of our teddy bear experts, you’re in for a real treat at The World of Bears.


World of Bears
20 Lower Middle Street

Call World of Bears today on 01823 332050

Visiting The World of Bears

Important Info

If your trip is special we advise you to phone us on the day to confirm opening hours, as these are subject to change.

If you need assistance we recommend an appointment is made in advance.

Please note that stairs connect the split levels. Please contact us in advance to arrange an appointment if you require a “personal shopper”. Wheelchair access to the lower floor only.

Directions to The World of Bears

Located just five minutes from the motorway M5, J25. Follow the Signs to the Town Centre/Theatre.

From the motorway go over the first roundabout, through the next set of lights by the castle, over the next roundabout, and bear left at the mini-roundabout by the Shell garage.

Parking at The World of Bears

We recommend parking in either the cricket ground or continue past the ground, and turn left at the mini-roundabout into the Canon Street Car Park.

The store is located roughly a 5-minute walk from both car parks.

Why not visit our Sister Store? The Gorge Bear Co.

Though smaller than our World of Bears location, don’t let The Gorge Bear Co fool you! The Gorge Bear Co has over 4,000 teddy bears waiting to meet you.

Visit The Gorge Bear Co.

The Gorge Bear Co,
Lakeside View,
The Cliffs,
BS27 3QE

01934 743333

Welcome to World of Bears: Your Ultimate Teddy Bear Haven

At World of Bears, we’re more than just a store – we’re your gateway to a world of cuddly companionship and timeless treasures. As the UK’s largest teddy bear shop, we’re here to make every hug a little warmer and every smile a little brighter.

Discover Our Teddy Bear Brands

Embark on a journey through the enchanting world of teddy bears with our diverse range of brands. From the classic craftsmanship of Steiff and Merrythought to the contemporary charm of Jellycat and Charlie Bears, each brand brings its own unique magic to our collection. Whether you’re a seasoned collector or a first-time teddy bear enthusiast, there’s something for everyone at World of Bears.

Soft Toys & Teddies for Every Occasion

Celebrate life’s special moments with our delightful selection of soft toys and teddies, perfect for every occasion. Whether it’s a birthday, anniversary, or just because, our curated collection has the perfect cuddly companion to bring joy to your loved ones’ hearts. Explore our occasions page to find the ideal gift that will be cherished for years to come.

Shop Now with Next-Day Delivery

Experience the convenience of shopping from the comfort of your home with our next-day delivery service. Simply browse our extensive collection, place your order, and let us take care of the rest. With fast and reliable delivery, your new furry friend will be on its way to you in no time, ready to cuddle and comfort you whenever you need it most. Find out more about our Delivery options.

What are our customers saying?

Cute furry cheetah toy, soft fur and lovely markings. Arrived superfast.

Pauline Johnson
Verified Customer

good range of products, fast delivery, easy transaction

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Verified Customer

Good service, very pleased with little bears, bought two, will buy again

Diane Davis
Verified Customer

Gorgeously cute! Bee-autiful!!!

Julie Bruce
Verified Customer

Great quality, very realistic buzzard; arrived quickly. No complaints at all, 100% satisfied and highly recommend.

Reiko Graham
Verified Customer

Shop with confidence

Being established since 1999 in Somersets Cheddar Gorge and County Town of Taunton. The Gorge Bear Co and World of Bears are renowned for being the worlds best and biggest teddy bear shop most people will have ever visited.

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I ordered two beers - one for my new born and one for his big brother. They arrived super quickly and in gift bags ready to give to my boys! Highly recommend and will be using again in the future

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The bear arrived fast and well packaged, it took only three days to Germany!

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Sheldon Shrimp is a must have. He is so incredibly cute. Just don't forget the cocktail sauce!

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Love this so did my granddaughter

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