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About The World of Bears

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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

What are our customers saying?

I received great service, fast delivery and good packaging.

Verified Customer

As usual, excellent service and communication. The head bear have strive to uphold customer's requests and have truly keep her customer very happy.

Ted Teck Teck Leow
Verified Customer

Just what we wanted on time and on budget.

David Bird
Verified Customer

Bear arrived quickly and well packaged

Mrs Bannar-martin
Verified Customer

Bunny is well made and beautiful.

Everard Cunion
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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Fantastic service & super-fast delivery - thanks!

Magnus Storvik
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Such cute little animals!

Peter Morgan
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Outstanding service - the product wasn't in stock, but World Of Bears phoned the manufacturer and had them send it directly. Received in 2 days.

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I always receive top quality service from Elaine . I won't buy my bears from anywhere else . They always arrive in perfect condition and I'm alwsys kept informed .

Jeffrey Theobald
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