Opening Hours, Mon to Sat: 8.30am to 6pm, Sunday: 10am to 4pm
Belle Vale


Where do you find polar bears? – In Belle Vale of course!Bjorn & Christmas Switch on170mm x 265mm Advert

 Saturday 7th November 10am – 4pm

This beautiful Polar Bear is a fully animated pod puppet, that moves around the event nuzzling up to shoppers and even standing tall on his hind legs.  Adult polar bear size and incredibly life like, he is playful, mischievous and huggable. He is just about kept in check by his Arctic Explorer keeper! A highly skilled performer is inside operating all the movements including the facial animations – blinking eyes, sniffing nose, opening mouth and also the live sounds from the custom built sound equipment. The keeper character is dressed in an Inuit style outfit to compliment the arctic theme, and acts as an intermediary between the audience and the Polar Bear, distributing interesting facts and related chat. Additionally, event dressing in the form of inflatable icebergs is provided to set the scene.

Shows are at 12pm, 2pm & 3pm