Celebrity Bears

The Little Exhibition of Celebrity Bears

The Little Exhibition of Celebrity Bears is an area within our Toy Shop and Children’s eating area which is home to some of the most well-loved bear characters including Rupert, Paddington Bear and Winnie-the-Pooh.

Our star attraction is Rupert Bear with a lifetime collection of Rupert memorabilia. The Johnson family of Roade in Northamptonshire lovingly collected Rupert Bear merchandise for many years but in 2011 a plea from the family to re-home all their goodies was broadcasted across Northampton. The Jeyes family were excited and immediately went to visit the Johnsons and meet Rupert!

The Jeyes family fell in love with Rupert and now have over 300 items of memorabilia including Rupert annuals dating back to the 1950s, egg cups, figurines, wallpaper and even a 20-year-old packet of Rupert sweets.