About Us

A passion for quality

Brown Bear is born out of a passion for quality. We handpick each and every one of the products we supply to ensure they are made to last. From birthday, baby shower and christening gifts, to practical products every parent requires, we are here to help you find what you need.

Happy parents

At Brown Bear, we believe that products purchased for your little ones should be treasured and passed down through the years. We pride ourselves on the fact that the majority of our brands come from ethically minded companies. We stock a beautiful range of soft, organic clothing for 0–5 year olds, guaranteeing no hidden nasties against your child’s skin. We also have a wide selection of products for feeding, bathing and changing, as well as quality bedding and nursery items, so that you and your baby can sleep tight.

Happy babies

We are a family-run business with a firm belief in the importance of quality family time. All of our toys have been chosen to appeal to children and parents alike, with timelessness and enjoyment in mind. From dolls houses and pirate ships through to arts & crafts, puzzles and toys for the bath, you’ll be sure to find the perfect gift at Brown Bear.

Happy shoppers

It is our ethos that lovely products shouldn’t have to cost the earth. We pick all of our products by hand to ensure they are well put together and kind to our world. We have fantastic prices and offers across all of our ranges, including seasonal items and top brands. We also offer free delivery on all UK orders, so that you can shop affordably for the mothers and babies in your lives. We call that the Brown Bear way!

Our Illustrations

Our logo and images are designed and hand-drawn by the talented Catherine Anholt, who, along with her husband Laurence, has created more than 200 brilliant children’s books, published in 30 languages around the world. Their books have won numerous awards including the Nestlé Smarties Gold Award on two occasions. They have also worked with various literacy charities, including the Government-funded Bookstart scheme for which they created Babies Love Books. Please visit their website for more information: http://www.anholt.co.uk.


Our awards

After just one year of opening our high street store in Witney, Oxfordshire, we are delighted to have been rewarded with recognition from our customers and from the industry itself with the following awards.

Progressive Preschool Awards - Best Independent Apparel Retailer

The Progressive Preschool Awards are industry awards with the goal of highlight the dynamism and creativity found in abundance across the preschool industry.

Progressive Preschool Awards

The winners reflect the creativity, dedication and passion seen within the sector, with independent retailers receiving recognition alongside the majors and suppliers being rewarded for product excellence and innovation.

Brown Bear won the award for Best Independent Apparel Retailer. You can see the full list of finalists here. We were over the moon to be nominated alongside some of the great names in preschool retailing in the UK, and, we were even happier to win.

Progressive Preschool Awards

Best Children's Shop In Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire

We are thrilled to have been awarded the prize for Best Children’s Shop in Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire at the Muddy Stilettos Awards 2015! More than 20,000 people voted, a testament to the brilliant support the independent companies in our area have been shown. Thank you to everyone who took part – you have made us a very happy Brown Bear.

Brown Bear Childrens Clothes and Toy in Witney win Best Children's Shop In Oxfordshire

Get in touch

We hope you’ve been happy with your experience at Brown Bear. If you have any comments or suggestions as to how we can improve, we would love to hear from you - info@BrownBear.co.uk

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