A whopping TEN events

September was a crazy month at Bear & Eden and it would be fair to say that it was ‘eventful’. Since the kids went back to school we started hosting events and we have had a whopping TEN events!!!

Celebration Parties

We started off the Autumn with a beautiful Christening party for the gorgeous Archie.

Archie Christening at Bear and Eden

Archie’s Birthday

It was such a lovely occasion and the Hunter family seemed very happy on the day. It was lovely to share such a special time with the family.

Molly’s 6th

We were also delighted to have beautiful Molly’s 6th birthday in the coffee shop. She had such a magical Unicorn party and she could not be more pleased. The children were amazing and the entertainment from Party Kidz was just perfect. An all round success!!

Joseph’s 1st

This last weekend we also hosted little Joseph’s 1st birthday. This was so special for us as they have been regular and loyal customers since the day we opened. It’s been such a joy to watch this gorgeous little boy grow. We loved that we could help the Sharp family celebrate.

We have so many more private bookings coming up over the next few months, and we hope we can make them as special as these two have been.

Planning A Celebration?

If you are planning a celebration and looking for a venue then we would love to hear from you.


Sunday 7th September was a very busy day in our grade 2 listed barn. We had two events back to back. We don’t like to say no, you see, and so we were determined to fit both these requests in. We did.

Vision Fitness Bootcamp & Brunch

We started the morning with Henham’s Vision Fitness Bootcamp & Brunch. They Bootcamped with the fantastic Ollie at Vision Fitness and then came straight over to us to refuel with a top notch brunch. Some healthy and some not-so healthy but all well-deserved. This event was so popular that the Vision Fitness Pilates crew got involved and we ended up with 28 happy brunchers. Another Vision Fitness is coming up this month. 

Lucy Howman’s Get Lucky Event

Brad then went straight into making a first class luxury buffet for the next event attendees; Lucy Howman’s Get Lucky event which focused on the power of the Law Of Attraction.

It was very well attended with 26 ladies all gripped by the speakers. It also looked fantastic with all the decorations. A really happy space. Not only that, Lucy and her guests contributed a massive amount to our nominated PANDAS charity and we are extremely grateful.

Lucy Howman meditating

We Are Thrive - A Mental Health & Well-being Community Interest Company

We Are Thrive – Mental Health Support

From Monday 9th September we started hosting our mental health support mornings with We Are Thrive. These are drop-in sessions for any parents struggling at the moment or just needing to get out the house and chat to others. I cannot tell you how amazing this non-profit organisation is.

We feel really lucky to be able to work with them. It runs from 10am-12pm and will continue throughout October and November. Check our Instagram and Facebook pages for up-to-date info.

It is run by the fantastic Lisa Jeremy, and is a group of mental health professionals who have all come together to support those that need it and make help accessible for all. The work they do is incredible and each individual person I have met has been fantastic.

Sane Mummies meet-ups

This is a new group running every Wednesday morning from 9.30am to 11.30am. It is a support group for anyone suffering with Postnatal depression or anxiety or who has previously suffered, and just wants to get out and chat to like-minded mums.

It is run by the absolutely delightful Lou Kennan, and is such a lovely group of ladies. It is an informal meet-up positioned by the play area so your children can play and you can have a coffee (or two) in peace.

Please come and join us if you are suffering or have suffered and know you are not alone. I joined in with the group last week and left feel so uplifted and positive. You will too!

Calm Mamas Club Montage

Calm Mamas Club

Our first Calm Mamas Club event on 16th September was a sell-out! We had 31 women in the coffee shop, having brunch and drinks and just chatting to one another. It was so lovely to be a part of it.

We were also fortunate enough to have the fantastic speaker Suzy Reading, who is a psychologist, author and self-care expert, giving her tips on fitting self-care into our daily lives as mums.

The barn looked beautiful, the goody bags were just amazing and it was an all-round super morning. We even had the newspaper come in and photograph us.

Our next Calm Mamas Club event is currently planned for Monday 18th November. Look out for more details and tickets being sold soon.

Want To Collaborate?

We welcome enquiries from other local businesses who want to collaborate. If you think we might be a good fit then get in touch.

Upcoming Events

We Are Thrive Wellbeing Cafe

Coffee, cake and chat for parents. This will be happening most Monday’s 10am-12pm and £5 entry on door for coffee/cake. 

Postnatal Depression meet-up and support group

Every Wednesday by the play area upstairs 9.30am-11.30am. Informal and relaxed meet-ups. 

Vision Fitness Bootcamp & Brunch

October 20th from 10.30am. Tickets being sold through Vision Fitness. 

Halloween Tea Party

October 31st 4pm-6pm. Come and get ready for trick or treating. 

Pre-fireworks Hotdogs/Burgers

Saturday 2nd November. 

Calm Mamas Club

Monday 18th November TBC. Details on social media coming soon. 

Santa’s Grotto with Christmas Breakfast or Tea

More details to come. 

Future Events

More in the pipeline…..watch this space!


We just want to thank all our lovely customers who have helped to get Bear & Eden off to a great start. We have had some great feedback and we feel very lucky to have been accepted so well by the Stansted Mountfitchet community. Your support means a great deal to us. 

Last but most certainly not least, a HUGE thank-you to our incredible staff who are so friendly, helpful and help to make B&E what it is.

Our ethos has always been to create a welcoming, relaxed, happy environment where service is at the forefront and we have some amazing people working alongside us to make this possible. So, thank-you and let’s keep on keeping on. 

A special mention to Gemma, our manager, who literally lives and breathes Bear & Eden. We seriously couldn’t do it without you. You are the very best! ❤


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