Build-A-Bear Workshop means fun for everyone! Here you get to imagine, discover, learn and create in a place that inspires you to make that one special furry friend — and memories that last a lifetime! Kids — and kids at heart — will make their way through our hands-on, interactive process and create their very own personalised furry friends.

With a wide variety of furry friends updated regularly with popular looks and fun movie favourites, each Build-A-Bear experience is a new one. Plus, there are hundreds of outfits and accessories to choose from! Each creation is genuinely one-of-a-kind — right down to a personalised Record Your Voice message each Guest can record to add their own special message to their furry friend!

There are 14 Build-A-Bear Workshop locations in South Africa - two stand-alone stores in Tygervalley and Gateway, as well as Workshop locations inside most Toy Kingdom stores and five Edgars stores.  Click here to find your nearest Workshop.

When you purchase a stuffed animal from Build-A-Bear Workshop you have all the options you need to make it uniquely yours. You can dress your teddy bear in a range of styles, with clothing and dresses complemented by socks, shoes, hats and glasses.

An outfit is just the beginning. You can equip your teddy bear with unique items from our accessories range. Add depth and character to your new friend with a hairbrushes or some sunglasses. They can even have a ninja sword or pet of their own.

Once you’ve customised the look of your new teddy bear you can bring it to life with scents, sounds and a heartbeat. You can even use our Build-A-Sound to record your own phrases – don’t be afraid to put on a cute voice!


When it’s time for a party, it’s time for Build-A-Party! We’re the one-stop shop for everything you need to make it a celebration to remember! We have parties for any occasion — birthdays, team-building outings, charitable events and more. Each Guest makes and takes home their own furry friend - the best party favour ever! Starting at only R179 per Guest, you set the budget and we take care of the rest. You only pay for the merchandise that your Guests take home with them.

At a Build-A-Party you get:
  • The ultimate party experience
  • Each child takes a furry friend home
  • No venue hire, no mess, no cleaning up
  • A dedicated party leader to keep your Guests entertained
  • Printable invitations and thank you cards
We recommend that you allocate a budget per Guest – this is so that there are no surprises at the end of the party!

Why wait, book your party now! Email party@buildabear.co.za or book online by clicking here