Workshops and events in Co. Cavan and at your own venue
If you read about us you know that we are passionate about bears and that we like to share this passion with you. We have worked with lots of different groups over the past 13 years and what makes it so enjoyable for us are happy faces on children and adults.
Bear Essentials has a tradition of workshops that are offered every year. These are our one day Celebrate Easter Craft/Cookery workshop for kids, our Mohair collector teddy bears summer school, our Skills for Life summer camp and our Gingerbread House workshop for adults and children.
We also offer heritage/nature/craft events together with the Cavan Heritage Council or in conjunction with the Cavan site of the Marble Arch Caves Geopark. Those events are open to families to experience Irish culture, heritage and our natural environment.
We customise demonstrations, presentations and hands-on workshops which are suitable for pre-schools, primary & secondary schools, families, women groups, active age groups, staff groups on social outings and special needs groups of all ages.
A real treasure are our teddy bear craft workshops. Not like the teddy bear factory, which has its place too, but teddy bear craft at Bear Essentials has a different meaning. It is you who creates the teddy bear!
You can book for a Build a Bear family workshop all year round. Just bring 5 people to the Build a Bear workshop and enjoy a teddy bears picnic afterwards. Click here if you like to buy a workshop voucher for someone special. This workshop is part of our birthday party package too.
Our Mohair Craft Workshop is for anyone who wants to make a teddy bear that last forever, because mohair can stand the test of time. Your mohair bear will be fully jointed and if you wish you can put a growler inside to make him talk. This workshop is supreme for a couple who wants to make a treasured bear for baby. It is also a precious mother and daughter experience to make a bear for each other or for any group who is enthusiastic about crafts or teddy bears. Workshop takes 4 hours including lunch or afternoon tea and yes you will go home with your very own mohair bear.
Our Teddy Bear Skills Course suits that person who likes to know it all. The absolute know how of traditional teddy bear making. This is a full day workshop with lunch and afternoon tea included and you learn all the skills to start and finish a mohair teddy bear. The course can be booked as a package with overnight accommodation also. Bring a friend & make your own memories – it is always nice to do something together and you both get a reduction on your course fee.
While our traditional workshops and events take place at certain times during the year, our craft workshops can be booked any time that is suitable for you. You can also give workshop vouchers as a present – a welcome gift for people who enjoy art and crafts and are open to learn new skills.
We are looking forward to meet you and show you how to explore your creative site.