Where To Build A Bear In Sydney

  • Mums & Bubs

It’s the stuff that childhood dreams are made of, and the good news is that building a bear in Sydney is super accessible—making it the perfect special occasion activity for birthdays or well-done treats. 

But if, as a parent (or as a child when you were younger), you ever felt slightly too overwhelmed to cross the threshold of the classic Build-A-Bear Workshop, here’s what to expect (and some alternatives if you’d rather DIY…)

Build-A-Bear Workshops

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How It Works

When you enter a Build-A Bear Workshop, you need to be ready to make some decisions. There’s over 30 furry friends to choose from, each one with a unique look—ready to become something very special to its new owner! You stuff the bear, add a heart and get a birth certificate, which is all included in the price of the bear. 

There’s all of your kids’ favourite themed character options—including Hello Kitty, Thomas & Friends, Barbie, Paw Patrol and Frozen, alongside classic bears, monkeys, unicorns and more. 

Once you’ve chosen the bear, you move onto the outfits and accessories station—and that’s where the fun really begins! Whether you want your bear to be dressed in a wedding dress, a Batgirl, Captain America or firefighter costume or an AFL or Wallabies rugby kit—there’s something for every type of character. 

When they’re finally dressed, there’s shoes, socks, slippers, hats, backpacks, hair bows and sunglasses to choose from to get their look perfect. There’s also the option to put a sound in your bear—including a heartbeat, a puppy sound or songs from Frozen and The Nutcracker. How fun?!

Make Your Own 

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If you’re keen to turn the build-your-own-bear process into a sewing lesson, there’s also make your own options. The Out To Impress Make Your Own Teddy Bear is a cute craft set that gives you everything you need to make a cuddly soft toy to treasure forever. The set includes the bear, stuffing, needle and thread plus an adoption certificate, making it a super fun activity that little bear-lovers will adore!

Children’s Parties

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Stuck for ideas for your kids next party? Why not give a bear-making party a go? A fun activity that leaves every party-goer with a fun souvenir at the end of it, it’s ideal for crafty kids. Make My Bear children’s parties come with a plain white T-shirt that kids can decorate, as well as stuffing to put in the bear, a heart to wish on, a birth certificate and a carry home bag. Tie the creativity in with some teddy themed songs and games plus a teddy bears picnic for the ultimate birthday party treat!

Bear Hugs Parties also offer a range of packages for DIY bear building parties, which include the bears, stuffing, their ‘HugFiller’ stuffing machine, birth certificates, angel or heart inserts and carry home boxes. Kids are guaranteed to love making their own special friend to take home!

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