Start of Content
News Update!

Huge Stocks available: Yes, our warehouse here at Ashby Bears HQ in Leicestershire, is packed with over 5000 bears and animals, all ready to go to a new home.

We pick them and pack them personally, to ensure that everything goes smoothly with your purchase and never use outside companies to process our orders.

Delivery: We use DHL who arrive here at 3pm every week day to collect our parcels.

Telephone Ordering: Sorry if the phones are not always switched on but since the pandemic, we are running on very limited staff members here at any one time, so please bear with us. We are only a small team, but passionate about what we do.

Feel free to email and we will respond as soon as we can.

International Customers: Since Brexit, VAT is no longer charged on International orders, so any taxes and duties are payable in your own country.

Showroom Update: Due to Covid, our showroom will remain closed until further notice, however, click and collect is available from our front reception.

Take Care All,

David & Angela and all the team.


We are no longer a retail shop in the centre of Ashby de-la Zouch.
Our new home since 2014 is in a business centre environment.

Our showroom will remain closed throughout 2021.

Online ordering will continue as normal.

Since 2001 we have been specialising in traditional style bears from leading manufacturers and bear artists from the UK, Europe and the USA. Plus hand built white metal model cars from one of the worlds leading manufacturers, Brooklin and Lansdowne.

Our packed showroom, featuring all of the latest Steiff Limited editions!
Sewn by hand from the softest materials available, this fashion-forward line of products by Steiff, is of the absolute highest quality. Doesn’t your baby deserve the very best?
Each of our Steiff riding animals has a hand made inner steel frame, strong enough to support 330 lbs. and features solid beech wooden rockers, for quality and durability.
shop 8
Gracing our antique settle, Charlie Bears enthusiasts are well catered for. We have a full display of wonderful plush Charlie bears together with the Isabelle mohair range.
Hand made in England, Merrythought are England's premier soft toy makers, creating their fine toys at their teddy bear factory in Ironbridge Shropshire, since 1930!

The fabulous range of realistic animals by Kosen, are all hand made in Germany, with superb attention to detail. Many of the Kosen animals, have received highly decorated design awards, making them extremely desirable toy animals.
We are also proud to offer the incredible range of Teddy Hermann bears and miniatures. Bernhard Hermann founded this family business back in 1912. Since then three successive generations have sought to continue and develop the very special art of Bear making that has given Hermann Teddy Original it's enviable reputation.
With our mail order sales as busy as ever, we were running out of room at our Ashby store, so in late 2014, we moved to our new Teddy Headquarters, just outside Ashby de la Zouch, between Ravenstone and Coalville, which is about five miles away from our old store.

We now have a much better facility to handle our online orders, so that our bears are packaged as safely as possible, to begin their journey to their new owner.

Our Bears, animals and collectibles, are dispatched throughout Europe, plus the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
Many years ago, we were proud to be appointed, Steiff "Gold Button" dealer status, of which, there are only around a dozen dealers of this stature, in the UK.

We pride ourselves in offering the premium brand in the industry and always try to follow Margarete Steiff's motto, "For our children, only the best is good enough".

With this in mind, we aim to have the best available, of any brand, in childrens soft toys.

Having been to the Steiff factory, we have witnessed first hand, the rigorous testing carried out by the Steiff laboratories, to acheive and lead the way, in textile safety for childrens soft toys.

Angela meets a 10ft grizzly
Found this picture of our Angela with some 10ft grizzly bears. Shot taken at the Steiff factory in Giengen, Germany, when we were at the Steiff Academy. Awesome bears and Yes, that really is Angela in the bottom right corner.

David and Angela pictured outside of their old store in Rushtons Yard, Ashby de-la Zouch, Leicestershire. This is where Ashby Bears was established in 2001, before moving in late 2014.

A quick comment from Dave...

It is Angela's hobby which got us into Bears in the first place.

I thought that having our own store would stop her buying so many bears.

I was wrong!


Steiff Teddy Bear Specialists

Ashby Bears is a teddy bear wonderland and one of the largest teddy bear specialist dealers in the UK.
We opened the doors to Ashby Bears in 2001 to specialise in quality collectable gifts, cuddly teddy bears and animals.
Since the original teddy bear by Steiff in 1902, the world of teddy bears is always changing.
New design inspirations, keeps teddy bear collecting fresh and exciting.
we have been teddy bear and soft toy enthusiasts for over thirty years and love the history of a childs best friend.

Quality Gifts and Collectables

teddy bears basket

Items:, Value:

view basket



new arrivals


Ashby Bears facebook page Ashby Bears twitter page Ashby Bears Pinterest page

ashby bears email bulletins

Ashby Bears graphic
End of Content