After launching the South West's first permanent indoor role play in the midst of a pandemic, Bear Town has gone on to sweep the awards this year. 

At the Visit Devon Tourism Awards 2021/22

  • Small Visitor Attraction of the Year - Gold
  • New Tourism Business Award - Gold
  • Accessible and Inclusive Award - Bronze

At the Exeter Living Awards 2022

  • Leisure and Tourism - Winner

At the South West Tourism Awards 2021/22

  • New Business Tourism Award - Finalist (winner TBA 7th April)
  • Small Visitor Attraction - Commended

Owner, Ben Jordan, said: "We have been overwhelmed by the support from our visitors since opening in October 2020. It has been a challenging time launching a new indoor business during Covid, but the team has worked tirelessly to deliver an exceptional visitor experience throughout. We are so proud and honoured to be recognised in this way amongst such amazing businesses and we will continue to work to consistently deliver an outstanding Devon attraction."

Bear Town is a unique role play centre where young children can try a host of grown up jobs, from vets and mechanics to firefighters and hairdressers. At bear Town, there are no rules on imagination. Children are encouraged to let their imagination run wild and be who they want to be, encouraging children to 'learn through play'.

During the session, visitors will enjoy exclusive use of the café, which will be offering a great selection of cakes, snacks, delicious locally sourced meals and hot and cold drinks, including our amazing freshly ground coffee. 

Bear Town is open daily, visit to find out more. 

Upcoming events at Bear Town include: 

  • Mother's Day Weekend - Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th March
  • SEND Sessions - 7th April, 9.30am
  • Easter at Bear Town - 9th - 24th April
  • Jubilee Week - Saturday 28th May - 5th June
  • Father's Day Weekend - Saturday 18th and 19th June
  • Reception Starters 2002 - 2nd September
  • Halloween - 17th - 31st October
  • Christmas - 2nd - 24th December
  • New Year's Eve Parties - 30th - 31st December 

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