Teddy Bear Festival at Woburn Abbey. "115 Years of Teddy Bears. 1902-2017."
We look forward to seeing you at Woburn Abbey on Sunday 10th June 2018, from 10am to 3.30pm, for a day dedicated to teddy bears! We have many of the top names in the Industry bringing their teddy bears, antique artist and modern, for you to browse and buy.
This special Sunday 10th June 2018 is the culmination of endless discussions and musings about staging a show based on teddy bears since the early 20th century.
We not only have the magnificent Sculpture Gallery but also the quaint Antiques Centre with it's amazing shop fronts from a past era. The central courtyard will be filled with live music to listen to and food to keep the hunger pangs at bay.
There will be very special and rarely seen exhibition of rare and famous teddy bears kindly lent to us by various collectors and institutions.
We are delighted that two of our first confirmed stars is "Bristol" and The original "Aloysius"
You will find the best of past and present teddy bear favourites, for sale by the most respected artists, dealers and collectors.
We are lucky to be able to welcome a number of the industry's experts, who will also act as judges for our celebration Awards, the "Alfonzo" Teddy Bear Awards, who include;
R. John Wright and Kelly Dean from America, Ian Pout from Teddy Bears of Witney, Sue Pearson of Sue Pearson Bears, Andrew Greetham of Bourton Bears, Catherine Howell the retired Collections Manager at V & A Museum of Childhood, Jena Pang concert pianist, Dot Bird teddy bear restorer, Sarah Sellers of All you can Bear and Joanne McDonald of Vectis all from Great Britain together with Daniel Agnew and Hilary Pauley.
There will be wonderful sights, smells and sounds, enough to fill all your senses! A real destination weekend! We would really like to see and meet you there.
Entry tickets to the Festival are £13 to include entry to the Festival and fair (£5) as well as being able to enjoy the historic gardens and grounds of the Abbey all day (£8). You can also upgrade your ticket to visit the Abbey itself, home of the Duke and Duchess of Bedford.
We've listed details of Hotels nearby, Museums and Theatres. You can have a tour of the magnificent Woburn Abbey or a drive round the Safari Park.
We do hope you can come! A day not to be missed.