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Royal Mail Price increases. April 03, 2024
Apologies that we have had to increase our prices for postage again, Royal Mail put the cost up of all their parcel options from 2nd April. We do only... [MORE]

Christmas Posting Dates. December 08, 2023
We wanted to remind you of last posting dates for Royal Mail parcels this year. Most of our bears are now sent 24 Hour Tracked which includes insuranc... [MORE]

2023 Christmas Collection. November 05, 2023
As with previous years, we intend to launch the first few bears of our Christmas Collection to coincide with the Scottish Bear Fair held each year in ... [MORE]

Royal Mail strikes. November 24, 2022
As you will know Royal Mail have more strike dates planned between now and Christmas but we are continuing to use them to send out our bears. We are... [MORE]

Royal Mail Postage price rises. April 10, 2022
It's that time of year again when sadly, Royal Mail have changed their prices. Whilst Ist Class Signed For has increased for parcels up to 1kg in we... [MORE]

The Doll and Teddy Bear World for Ukraine. April 07, 2022
Update - Thursday 25th August total raised 21,021.35 euros.                 Friday 12th August, total raise... [MORE]

We now make Elephants! March 31, 2022
After years are of talking about it, we have finally got round to designing and making some adorable elephants to add to our range. The first few we... [MORE]

Teddy Bearzaar Spring Fair. January 18, 2022
Just to let you know that because the Hugglets Winter Bearfest has been moved from February to April, the Teddy Bearzaar online fair has moved the o... [MORE]

Online Fairs coming up. August 03, 2021
We have three online events coming up over the next few weeks and details on them can be found on our Fairs page so do visit there and read about th... [MORE]

Royal Mail Christmas Last Posting Dates. December 08, 2020
We thought it might be useful for you to have the Royal Mail Christmas Last Posting Dates: Friday 18th December: Second Class and Second Class Sign... [MORE]

The 2020 Christmas Collection. October 25, 2020
It has become traditional for us to unveil our Christmas Collection each year at The Scottish Bear Fair which is always held on the first Sunday in ... [MORE]

Scottish Bear Fair cancelled. August 14, 2020
Sadly but not surprisingly, we have learnt today that the 2020 Scottish Bear Fair has been cancelled because of the ongoing pandemic. Hopefully life... [MORE]

Love Liberty! August 05, 2020
Our latest Newsletter introduces you to our latest new collection which is called Love Liberty. All the bears in this collection are made partly usi... [MORE]

Week of Delight! July 27, 2020
Today (Monday 27th) is the start of our Week of Delight during which we will be offering a different bear each day at a significantly reduced price.... [MORE]

Haven Bears are now available in South Wales! July 18, 2020
We are delighted that a new shop has jointed the select group that sell Haven Bears. The Teddy Bear Shop are based in South Wales and we have just m... [MORE]

Please read the Update on our Home Page March 25, 2020
Please read the Update on our Home Page regarding the changes we have made to our postage arrangements in view of the Coronavirus and Staying at Hom... [MORE]

Postal guidance from Royal Mail regarding the current health crisis. March 17, 2020
We are monitoring the Royal Mail website for the latest advice regarding the posting of our bears during the current health crisis. Many countries... [MORE]

2020 Fair changes. March 16, 2020
Our 2020 fair schedule will be dictated by the current health situation as events are cancelled or postponed following Government guidance. Please d... [MORE]

Last Posting Dates for Christmas 2019. December 03, 2019
As we are approaching Christmas very quickly I thought it might be useful if I gave you a note of the last posting dates for guaranteed delivery of ... [MORE]

Facebook! September 27, 2019
We have finally created the Haven Bears Facebook page so now you can Follow us and Like us at or click on the Facebook l... [MORE] May 10, 2019
The Preview for the opened this morning at 7am and our Preview bear Thymiot, is available to view so do visit and me... [MORE]

Freestyle Bears! January 25, 2019
We are very excited to introduce you to our new Freestyle Bears which you can see now in the Website Shop as all the bears made so far are included ... [MORE]

An apology! December 17, 2018
We just wanted to apologise that we have not managed to produce a Christmas Newsletter this year. We are very fortunate that the bears we have made ... [MORE]

2018 Christmas Last Posting Dates December 05, 2018
We thought it may be useful for you to know the 2018 Last Posting dates as recommended by Royal Mail: 2nd Class and 2nd Class Signed For is Tuesday... [MORE]

The Haven Bears Black Friday Weekend Event 2018. November 23, 2018
This morning at 8am the 2018 Haven Bears Black Friday Weekend Event started. All weekend, until 8pm on Monday 26th, ALL Haven Bears are available at... [MORE]

Our first Online Bear Show! October 09, 2018
In November we are taking part in our first online Teddy Bear Fair which is called The theme of the show is "Sophisticated or Sim... [MORE]

Rhapsody in Blue. October 02, 2018
Our latest new collection is called Rhapsody in Blue and it is a new concept for us. We have taken one piece of fur, in this case curly, Royal Blue ... [MORE]

Buxton Fair Cancelled. August 28, 2018
Sadly we have just received notification that the Buxton Toy and Collectors Fair scheduled to be held at the Octagon Hall at the Pavilion Gardens in... [MORE]

Haven Bears join Instagram! June 21, 2018
Haven Bears have finally (partly!) embraced the 21st century and joined Instagram! If you have an Instagram account you can follow us at havenbearsa... [MORE]

Teddy Bear Times Feature. June 18, 2018
We are delighted that Teddy Bear Times will be including a feature all about Haven Bears in their August/September edition which goes on sale on Jul... [MORE]

Rainbow Pandas! June 11, 2018
We are delighted to introduce you to our new Rainbow Panda Collection. As you will know we have made panda bears for many years now and always enjoy... [MORE]

Choc Chip is dispatched! May 08, 2018
As promised, we have drawn the Winning Ticket for our special competition celebrating the 100th Edition of the Haven Bears Newsletter. We did not te... [MORE]

April Competition extended to 7th May. May 01, 2018
As we were so late in sending out the April Newsletter, the date by which you can still get your Raffle Ticket to be in with a chance of winning Cho... [MORE]

April Competition. April 01, 2018
As many of you know, we send out a Newsletter by post several times a year and we have been doing this since July 2004. The March 2018 Newsletter wa... [MORE]

New home for the Stratford-Upon-Avon fair. March 05, 2018
We have just been advised by the organiser that the newly revived Stratford-Upon-Avon Bear fair, called The Great Stratford Teddy Bear Event, has ha... [MORE]

Haven Bears are back! November 23, 2017
After a very disrupted year moving house, we are delighted to let you know that we have finally moved in to our new home and are getting straight. T... [MORE]

Hector the Haven Hare! June 09, 2017
We are very excited to introduce to you Hector the Haven Hare. He is 7" tall excluding his ears and 10" tall including them and is the first non-bea... [MORE]

Christmas 2016 Last Posting Dates. December 11, 2016
I thought it might be helpful to let you know the Last Posting Dates for Christmas Delivery: 2nd Class is Tuesday 20th December. 1st Class is Wedn... [MORE]

Black Friday Weekend Event. November 24, 2016
We are delighted to announce that our second Black Friday Weekend Event will start at 8am on Friday 25th November and will continue all weekend, fin... [MORE]

Fair News. March 30, 2016
Whilst we have got a few fairs booked for the coming weeks, my Dad is very poorly and it is quite likely that we will not be able to make it to the ... [MORE]

Patchings Apologies. March 28, 2016
Sincere apologies to all those who were expecting to see us today at the Nottingham Bear Fair at Patchings Arts Centre. We set off from home at 6.30... [MORE]

New furniture has arrived! February 17, 2016
We have just received a big parcel from Christopher's Chairs and had a great time unpacking it! We didn't know what Chris was going to send us and s... [MORE]

New Bears Page, see them here first! January 06, 2016
For 2016, we have created a New Bears page on our Website Shop and it is on this page that we will add our newest bears as they are finished. It mea... [MORE]

Fair cancelled. December 09, 2015
We are sorry that we have had to cancel the Nantwich fair on Saturday as the times and the format have changed. I am sorry if any of you were planni... [MORE]

Thank You! November 30, 2015
Our Black Friday Discount Weekend has now come to an end and we would like to thank those of you who have adopted bears. We had a great weekend, it ... [MORE]

Black Friday Discounts. November 24, 2015
Welcome to our special Black Friday Weekend Event. This weekend, from 8am on Friday morning (27th November) until 8pm Monday night, (30th November) ... [MORE]

The 2015 Christmas Collection. November 06, 2015
We are delighted to launch our 2015 Christmas Collection. We will again be making our popular Christmas Elves but this year they are slightly larger... [MORE]

Sidmouth Gifts. August 16, 2015
This week, Sidmouth Gifts will become the latest shop to join the select few whom we supply with bears. This is a lovely vibrant shop in the pretty ... [MORE]

Teddy Bear Times. July 31, 2015
The latest edition of the Teddy Bear Times magazine is now on sale at most branches of WHSmith and it includes an article all about Haven Bears, so ... [MORE]

Sneak Preview! June 11, 2015
We have added a new page to our website which gives you the chance to have a sneaky look at some of the bears we will have with us at our next fair.... [MORE]

Christophers Chairs arrive at Haven Bears! May 25, 2015
We are delighted to bring to you a selection of gorgeous Teddy Bear chairs and benches from the workshop of Christophers Chairs. Chris is based in t... [MORE]

New Look Website! May 24, 2015
As you can see, we have given our website a fresh new look, I do hope that you like it. We have been making bears here at our home on the edge of De... [MORE]

Fair Dates Added. February 11, 2015
Today I have finally got round to adding the first of our 2015 Fair Dates to the website so please visit that page and see where will be. We will be a... [MORE]

Our 2014 Bears Reduced. January 16, 2015
We have just five bears left from 2014 and today they have all been reduced in price by around 15% and placed in the Special Offer section of our Webs... [MORE]

New Styles for the New Year. January 13, 2015
Happy New Year to you all. We have started off 2015 with quite a few new styles of bear. It is always exciting to develop a new look and to see how it... [MORE]

Last Posting Dates - Christmas 2014. November 30, 2014
We thought it might be useful to let you know this years Last Posting dates for Christmas delivery. First Class Signed For & Standard Deli... [MORE]

The Haven Bears 2014 Christmas Collection. October 23, 2014
We just wanted to give you an update on the progress of the Haven Bears 2014 Christmas Collection. Work has started on the first of our Christmas Bear... [MORE]

Cheaper Postage Charges. October 04, 2014
We are always conscious that the cost of postage is an important consideration when shopping online and so we have made some changes to our postage ch... [MORE]

Spam e-mails. September 30, 2014
We have received a report today from a lady who has received an e-mail from [email protected] purporting to be from us regarding an order that s... [MORE]

Happy New Year! January 03, 2014
Happy New Year to you! We hope that you had a lovely Christmas and we wish you all the very best for 2014.... [MORE]

December Newsletter on it's way! December 16, 2013
Just to let those of you who receive it know, the December Newsletter is on it's way. We posted it on the 13th December but because of the C... [MORE]

Stockport Bear Fair Cancelled. November 26, 2013
Sadly we have just had a telephone call off the organiser of the Stockport Bear fair which should have been on Sunday 1st December, to say that he... [MORE]

Christmas 2013! November 11, 2013
We have started work on our 2013 Christmas Collection and several of them have already sold at our last couple of fairs. We are busy making more this ... [MORE]

Christmas Last Posting Dates. November 11, 2013
I know we still have just over 6 weeks to go, but just so you know them we are detailing below the Last Posting dates for Christmas 2013: ... [MORE]

A New Bear Shop Opens! October 20, 2013
In these difficult trading times when so many Bear Shops are closing, it is great news to hear of one opening! Bear With Me on Market Street, Ketterin... [MORE]

We can now accept Credit Card payments at fairs. September 11, 2013
As regular customers will know, we used to accept credit card payments as we put them through a shop that sold our bears. Earlier this year we stopped... [MORE]

Two new North West Teddy Fairs! August 27, 2013
We are delighted to let you know that the organisers of the Rivington Bear Fair have managed to find a new venue for the Autumn fair as they are n... [MORE]

Blackpool Bear fair cancelled. April 30, 2013
Apologies that all our news at the moment seems to be of fairs being cancelled. This time it is not us but the organiser who has made the decision. Un... [MORE]

NEC Fair cancelled. April 21, 2013
The NEC Toy and Collectors fair on Monday 6th May is still on, but we will not be there. I am sorry to disappoint you if you were hoping to see us... [MORE]

New Postal charges. April 07, 2013
As some of you may be aware, Royal Mail have made changes to their postal charges for small and medium parcels. Previously prices were determined ... [MORE]

Hugglets Winter Bearfest. February 12, 2013
As many of you will know, we don't get offered a regular place at the Winter Bearfest and always rely on getting a cancellation at the l... [MORE]

Our first Plush bear! January 23, 2013
Today we have added our first ever Plush bear to the website shop. He is called Dumpling and is a huge 21" tall. If you have been reading the Blog... [MORE]

Harrogate Cancelled January 20, 2013
It is with regret that we have decided not to attempt the journey to the Harrogate Toy and Collectors fair on Sunday 20th January. We have had quite a... [MORE]

Christmas Posting Dates. December 10, 2012
For those of you who are hoping that Santa is going to bring you a new friend on Christmas day, I thought it might help to let you know what ... [MORE]

Blackpool Fair cancelled. November 22, 2012
We have just learnt that the Blackpool Collectors Extravanga which should have been held on Sunday 2nd December at The Blackpool Hilton Hotel, has had... [MORE]

Amazing News! August 13, 2012
Our amazing news is that Haven Bears entered a bear into the competition being held at the Belvoir Bear Fair, (that in itself is quite amazing as ... [MORE]

Postage increase. May 17, 2012
I am sorry to announce that we have had to put our minimum postal charge up from £3 to £3.50 with immediate effect. As you will no dou... [MORE]

Alton Towers Fair Cancelled. March 03, 2012
Saturday 3rd March, 9pm. I am really sorry to let you know that we have just heard that the Alton Towers Toy Fair which is supposed to be tomor... [MORE]

We're in at Hugglets! February 23, 2012
We're delighted to tell you that we have managed to get a cancellation place for Hugglets Winter Bearfest at Kensington Town Hall on Sunday 26th F... [MORE]

Harrogate Fair update. February 05, 2012
Hi everyone, it's 6am on Sunday 5th February and we've just made the decision not to risk trying to get to the Harrogate fair today.&nbs... [MORE]

Harrogate Fair and Snow! February 04, 2012
This is just to let you know that we do still intend to try and get to the Harrogate fair tomorrow, but will be reliant on the weather! We have had sl... [MORE]

New fair at Alton Towers. January 30, 2012
We are pleased to let you know about a new Toy and Collectors fair to be held at the Alton Towers Resort on Sunday 4th March. The fair will be held in... [MORE]

Devon Bear Fair returns! January 24, 2012
We learnt on Sunday that there is to be a new Devon Bear Fair to be held at the Racecourse in Newton Abbott. We always loved trading at the old Devon ... [MORE]

Christmas Posting Dates. December 06, 2011
For those of you who are shopping for Christmas gifts, whether for yourself or for others, I thought it might help if I gave you details of the la... [MORE]

New Blog page! September 20, 2011
We have added a Blog page to our website where we will give you a glimpse into our lives as busy bear makers plus a preview of some of the bears we ha... [MORE]

Internet issues! August 23, 2011
We have been having problems with our internet connection this week, so if there is a delay in our replying to e-mails, we apologise in advance! It do... [MORE]

A change of plans! August 12, 2011
On the weekend of 20th/21st August we were supposed to be trading at Tatton Park Classic Sportscar and Vintage show, but because of time commitmen... [MORE]

Old Website August 06, 2011
After almost 2 years of running both our old website and new website side by side, we have now closed our old website as ... [MORE]

Teddy Annual available here! June 06, 2011
We are delighted to let you know that you can buy the latest copy of the Teddy Bear Annual from us either at fairs or here on our website. This is... [MORE]

We're in at Hugglets February 27th 2011. February 24, 2011
We are delighted to let you all know that we have managed to secure a cancellation table at Hugglets on Sunday 27th (this Sunday.) Whilst this is ... [MORE]

Postal Increase. January 05, 2011
As explained in our October news item, we have increased our minimum postal charge for bears sold on the website to £3. This is the price yo... [MORE]

NEC Fair cancelled. December 23, 2010
We have received a 'phone call today (23rd Dec) off the organisers of the NEC fair to tell us that sadly, the fair has had to be cancelled because... [MORE]

Christmas Last Posting Dates. December 14, 2010
The last posting date for Christmas delivery for our standard website charge is Tuesday 21st December. This is for First Class Signed For. We can ... [MORE]

Weather Update December 03, 2010
As much as we hate to disappoint our collectors and to let down the organisers, we have decided that it is not wise to try and get to Harroga... [MORE]

Chester - a late addition to our fairs. November 30, 2010
We have added a late booking to our fairs for this weekend, we will be at the Toy Fair at the Northgate Arena in Chester this Saturday. The fair is op... [MORE]

Christmas bears arrive! November 09, 2010
We are delighted to let you know that as promised, the first of the Christmas bears for 2010 have been added to the website today. They can be found i... [MORE]

The Christmas Collection. October 26, 2010
I know it's only October, but Christmas is creeping up on us and we are busy working on our 2010 Christmas Collection. The bears will be shown fir... [MORE]

Advance notice of a postage increase. October 10, 2010
We have resisted putting up our postal charge for as long as possible, and it has not changed for several years, but from 1st January next year th... [MORE]

Another New Shop! September 14, 2010
We are delighted to let you know that following our appearance at the Hugglets Festival on Sunday, we have added another new shop to the select fe... [MORE]

Overseas Postal charges. August 29, 2010
We have today added postal charges to our website for the EU and Australia at £6.75 and £9.25 respectively. We will send all overseas ... [MORE]

Hugglets Tickets. August 27, 2010
If any of you are considering visiting Hugglets and need tickets, please get in touch as we have a number of Free tickets to give away, saving you... [MORE]

And another shop stocks Haven Bears! April 23, 2010
We are so pleased to let you know of yet another addition to the ever increasing number of shops which now stock Haven Bears. From Monday of... [MORE]

Another Shop stocks Haven Bears! March 28, 2010
We are delighted to be able to tell you that we have added another shop to the number that currently stock Haven Bears, from today there will... [MORE]

Hugglets Winter Bearfest! February 12, 2010
As regular customers will know, we have been on the waiting list for Hugglets for years! We have succeeded in getting a place in the September fair bu... [MORE]

New 3 1/2" Pyjama Bear collection now available. January 30, 2010
We launched our Pyjama Bear collection in the 5 1/2" size last summer and they have been really popular, but as many of our customers only&n... [MORE]

Meet Billy The Beard! January 29, 2010
For some time now Steve has been planning a big bear with a beard and Billy is the result! He is 21" tall and made of the most gorgeous, luxurious Sch... [MORE]

Fair Review - Harrogate. January 19, 2010
On Sunday 17th January, the first of the new Harrogate Toy Fairs took place. It was touch and go with the weather we have been having if anyone wo... [MORE]

Harrogate Toy Fair January 17, 2010
We have made it to Harrogate, the snow cleared in time and the roads were fine, so for any of you thinking of coming, it is open until 3.30pm. It is a... [MORE]

Happy New Year! January 03, 2010
Steve and I would like to wish all our customers and their bears a really Happy New Year, we hope that you have a healthy and peaceful 2010. We are lo... [MORE]

Christmas Posting Dates. November 27, 2009
For all those last minute purchases, we wanted to let you know the Christmas Posting Dates, which are: 2nd Class - 18th December 1st Class -... [MORE]

Postal Workers settle November 09, 2009
As you may have heard by now, the current round of postal strikes have come to an end. The two sides have agreed that there will be no more postal... [MORE]

Postal Deliveries Update November 02, 2009
All bears sent out by us are posted using Royal Mail's "First Class Signed For" service which according to a statement on the Royal Mail Web-site&... [MORE]

Kent fair cancelled October 04, 2009
Unfortunately the Kent Teddy Bear Fair due to be held on Sunday 25th October at the Inn On The Lake hotel near Rochester has had to be cancelled b... [MORE]

Welcome to our shop! September 21, 2009
We are delighted to welcome you to our new Haven Bears Shop. Whilst we have had a web-site for a number of years at it has... [MORE]